A Month in the Country

One summer, just after the Great War, Tom Birkin, a demobbed soldier, arrives in the village of Oxgodby.

Author: J. L. Carr


ISBN: 9780241972038

Category: Art restorers

Page: 112

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A haunting novel about art and its power to heal, J. L. Carr's A Month in the Country published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.'That night, for the first time during many months, I slept like the dead and, next morning, awoke very early.'One summer, just after the Great War, Tom Birkin, a demobbed soldier, arrives in the village of Oxgodby. He has been invited to uncover and restore a medieval wall painting in the local church. At the same time, Charles Moon - a fellow damaged survivor of the war - has been asked to locate the grave of a village ancestor. As these two outsiders go about their work of recovery, they form a bond, but they also stir up long dormant passions within the village. What Berkin discovers here will stay with him for the rest of his life . . .

A Month in the Country

In the summer of 1920, a young man escapes London to embark on the unveiling of a medieval church wall painting in a small north country village.

Author: J. L. Carr

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141182308

Category: Country life

Page: 84

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In the summer of 1920, a young man escapes London to embark on the unveiling of a medieval church wall painting in a small north country village. As he becomes absorbed by his work so too does he get drawn into the lives of those around him.

A Month in the Country

The stage performance rights in A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY ( other than first class rights ) ... on August 4 , 1992 For Brian B. with love A Month in the Country 2.

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822213420

Category: English drama

Page: 105

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THE STORY: Natalya Petrovna, once wooed and won over by the rich landowner Arkady Sergeyevich, has now suffered a long and frustrating marriage. She has taken comfort in the love of Michel, a family friend, but even he has come to represent the sam

A Month in the Country

... ANARCHIST Alexander Berkman A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY J. L. Carr HERSELF SURPRISED (First Trilogy, Volume 1 ) TO BE A PILGRIM (First Trilogy, Volume 2) THE ...

Author: J.L. Carr

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176839

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

A Month in the Country

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Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822207726

Category: Drama

Page: 90

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THE STORY: The place is the country estate of the Islayevs, a wealth Russian family, the time the middle of the nineteenth century. It is summer, and the lives of the family and their entourage reflect the bored indolence so characteristic of the a

A Month in the Country

From The 2. Ce que vous êtes pour moi: “What you are for me.” Russian aristocrats often spoke in French, especially in personal conversation.

Author: Ivan Turgenev

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367814

Category: Drama

Page: 216

View: 603

A fresh interpretation of Turgenev's comedy about the calamitous effects of love.

A Month in Siena

In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope.

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241409503

Category: Art

Page: 116

View: 799

FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Everybody should get to spend a month with Mr. Matar, looking at paintings' Zadie Smith 'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' Guardian ____________________________________ When Hisham Matar was nineteen years old he came across the Sienese School of painting for the first time. In the year in which Matar's life was shattered by the disappearance of his father the work of the great artists of Siena seemed to offer him a sense of hope. Over the years since then, Matar's feelings towards these paintings would deepen and, as he says, 'Siena began to occupy the sort of uneasy reverence the devout might feel towards Mecca or Rome or Jerusalem'. A Month in Siena is the encounter, twenty-five years later, between the writer and the city he had worshipped from afar. It is a dazzling evocation of an extraordinary place and its effect on the writer's life. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and the human condition. ____________________________________ 'Bewitching . . . Meditating on art, history and the relationship between them, this is both a portrait of a city and an affirmation of life's quiet dignities in the face of loss' The Economist, Books of the Year 'An exquisite, deeply affecting book' Evening Standard 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' New Statesman

New York Magazine

Marriage of Figaro, 5/1 at 7:30; 5/2 at 2:30. Bel Canto Opera, 30 E 31st St. ... Wed, 4/28 at 2 & 8: La Bayadere; A Month in the Country; Rituals.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Four Great Russian Plays

In this play, Eric Bentley wrote,2 “Turgenev not only anticipated modern ... A Month in the Country was a precursor to the plays Chekhov wrote half a ...

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615372X

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 709

From the golden age of Russian theater: The Inspector General by Gogol; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and A Month in the Country by Turgenev.

Art and Science in Word and Image

A Month in the Country probes into the possibility ofreconciliation for an ... Decades later, now distanced from the experience,2 the narrator looks back at ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004361111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

View: 769

Art and Science in Word and Image explores how discovery and innovation have functioned inter-dependently across art, literature and the sciences, focusing on engagements with natural forms and forces, and other fields of knowledge across a spectrum of creative media.

A Month in England

A STRAY YANKEE IN TEXAS . A Stray Yankee in Texas . By Philip Paxton . With Illustra . tions by Darley . Second Edition , 12mo . , cloth . $ 1 25 . “ The work is a chef d'æuvre in a style of literature in which our country has no rival ...

Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman



Category: England

Page: 243

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Theme and Space

2. THE INITIAL THEME IN TURGENEV'S A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY AND UNCLE VANJA 2.1 . ... of thematic composition applied in the previous chapter ( II , diagram 6 ) ...

Author: A. G. F. van Holk

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051839999

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Since the appearance of Lotman's Poetics of the Artistic Text (1970) and Universe of the Mind (1990), and Eco's Introduction to Semiotics (1972), the investigation of the working of signs in language, the arts and the sciences has witnessed an ever-increasing impact on our understanding of human culture. In this book an attempt is made at developing a linguistic model for the semiotics of culture, and to apply this to the analysis of a number of Russian and Polish dramatic texts, mostly from the nineteenth-century. In the first five chapters such well known plays as Ostrovskij's The Thunderstorm, Turgenev's A Month in the Country and Gogol's The Inspector-General are discussed, alternatively with Stowacki's Fantazy and some of Fredro's comedies. Special chapters are devoted to the performance of drama, and to some urgent issues concerning the structure of semiotic space. The last and most lengthy chapter presents an outline of so-called text linguistics, here conceived as a variety of case grammar, duely revised for application to the analysis of drama and its non-verbal context. The book addresses itself to readers familiar with Slavic languages and interested in the relation between language and literary themes, and the place of drama in culture.

Different Drummer

Ashton now declared himself ready to start work on A Month in the Country, to be given its premiere in February 1976. Seymour was to be Natalia Petrovna, ...

Author: Jann Parry

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057127451X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

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Kenneth MacMillan's ballets are in constant demand by world-famous companies, particularly Romeo and Juliet, Manon and Mayerling. However, MacMillan was tormented by an acute sense of being an outsider, and often at odds with the institutions in which he worked. A real-life Billy Elliot from a Scottish working class family, MacMillan demonstrated a prodigious talent for dancing from an early age. Following the premature death of his mother, the young MacMillan sought an escape, and despite his father's disapproval, secured a place at Sadler's Wells. Paradoxically he found himself crippled by stage-fright during the height of his professional career, leaving him with only one option - choreography. He went on to produce ballets which defied convention and became renowned for challenging audiences. Despite criticism, MacMillan achieved international acclaim, becoming artistic director of both the Berlin Ballet and the Royal Ballet. On a personal level he found unexpected happiness with his wife and daughter in the later stages of his life, making it all the more tragic when he died suddenly at the age of 62. This stunning biography reveals a complex artist who fiercely guarded his own privacy, whilst his ballets communicated his darkest and most intimate thoughts.

The Jeeves Omnibus Vol 2

I shall not be able to spend more than a month in the country, as I have to get back for the season, but a month should be ample. I was less than a month in ...

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448107075

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Jeeves may not always see eye to eye with Bertie on ties and fancy waistcoats, but he can always be relied on to whisk his young master spotlessly out of the soup (even if, for tactical reasons, he did drop him in it in the first place). The paragon of Gentlemen's Personal Gentlemen shimmers through these fat pages in much the same way he did through the first Jeeves Omnibus. This volume contains one brilliant collection of short stories and two hilarious novels: Right Ho, Jeeves, Joy in the Morning and Carry On, Jeeves.

Translated and Visiting Russian Theatre in Britain 1945 2015

'Post-War British Month(s) in the Country', in Turgenev and Russian Culture: ... Contains: A Month in the Country, A Provincial Lady, A Poor Gentleman.

Author: Cynthia Marsh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030443337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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This book tackles questions about the reception and production of translated and untranslated Russian theatre in post-WW2 Britain: why in British minds is Russia viewed almost as a run-of-the-mill production of a Chekhov play. Is it because Chekhov is so dominant in British theatre culture? What about all those other Russian writers? Many of them are very different from Chekhov. A key question was formulated, thanks to a review by Susannah Clapp of Turgenev’s A Month in the Country: have the British staged a ‘Russia of the theatrical mind’?

Russian English Dictionary of Idioms Revised Edition

A Month in the Country.” Transl. Max S. Mandell. In (his) The Plays of Ivan S. Turgenev. V. 2. New York: Macmillan, 1924, 345–488. 2. «Отцы и дети».

Author: Sophia Lubensky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300162278

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 955

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This is the most innovative, comprehensive, and scholarly bilingual dictionary of Russian idioms available today. It includes close to 14,000 idioms, set expressions, and sayings found in contemporary colloquial Russian and in literature from the nineteenth century to the present. The Russian idioms are provided with many English equivalents to render idioms in various contexts. Illustrative examples are cited to show how the idioms are used in context. Each entry also contains a grammatical description of the idiom, a definition—an innovative feature for a bilingual dictionary—and stylistic and usage information. A most notable part of the work is the alphanumeric index that makes finding the right expression very easy.

The 2 Stepfathers of the Country

The man was so scared by the threat that he left The Worm alone and by the next day, The Worm, Horsen, and Wilfredo were out after serving a month in prison ...

Author: Kevin Cantillano

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475924909

Category: History

Page: 180

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It's the 1980s, a new generation of young men were drafted into a civil war in their home country, Nicaragua. A country known to be the country of war because of its long history or turmoil and economic depression because of the many civil war caused by its own government. Nicaragua would be recognized in the civil war between the Contras and the Sandinistas, which went on to become the most gruesome civil war in Nicaragua. Both political parties acted upon their own benefits and commited many war crimes that went against the laws of the Geneva convention, but both parties did as they please as they took any means of advantage, no matter what the cost, to win againts the other. The ones that most suffered from it were the new generation of young men, but there was one that was more special than the rest. It was a young man by the name of Wilfredo, who had the chance to achive his dream, but stripped away from it when he would be forcefully drafted into the civil war. He would experience warfare like none in which he has ever known, but more importantly, he would learn of the bond of the other young men that served in the war. It is the cruel impact from the two political parties of the war and it led many young men to suffer with tremendous cost in their lives and to their country.