The View of Winter
319pp, bibliography, Literary review - Sunday Times Nov. 25 1979 by Claire Tomalin, The Observer by Philip Toynbee, TLS 23 Nov. 1979by Jeremy Treglown The author of Akenfirld brought to the reader an intimate picture of his native Suffolk. In it he allowed three generations of rural society to reveal their lives in a fascinating series of confidences. This book is about town as well as country people - men and women who share the ultimate human bond, that of being very old. Whether philosophical or despairing about their long years, Ronald Blythe discovers in their talk much that helps us to understand the natural but isolating experience of living to a great age. 'The most irreconcilable aspect of agedness is the destruction of progressive movement, that hard fact of having come to the end of the journey when custom and instinct still insist that one can, and should go on'. In this marvellous and moving book, the author sets out to find how the old come to terms with this perplexity, and others equally bewildering. He has listened to all kinds of people who are in and around their eighties: miners, villagers, doctors, teachers, craftsmen, soldiers, priests, the widowed and the long-retired - people who, however candid they may be about their predeicament, are neverthelsss mystified to dins themselves it it at al. Out of this talk he has construxted a vivid essay about Time and ourselves. Front endpaper marked with name Kathleen Liddel Hart. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire P0043
Titre : The View of Winter
Éditeur : Allen Lane, London
Date d'édition : 1979
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Edition : First Edition.
Type de livre : Hard Back
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