A Month in the Country

THE STORY: The place is the country estate of the Islayevs, a wealth Russian family, the time the middle of the nineteenth century.

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822207726

Category: Drama

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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

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.

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

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.

Author: James Lloyd Carr

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art restorers

Page: 111

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Artist and survivor of the First World War, Tom Birkin, has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is cathartic for Birkin, who soon fits into the slow-paced life of the remote village. In particular, he forms a close friendship with archaeologist James Moon, another veteran who, like Birkin has been emotionally scarred by the war. Moon is similarly employed in the village, working to uncover a mysterious lost grave.



A Month in the Country

THE STORY: Natalya Petrovna, once wooed and won over by the rich landowner Arkady Sergeyevich, has now suffered a long and frustrating marriage.

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

"Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English."—The New Yorker One week before her thirtieth birthday, the simple life of dutiful wife and mother Natalya is upended when the arrival of her son's ...

Author: Ivan Turgenev

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367814

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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



A Study Guide for Ivan Turgenev s A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country was written during the 1840s and completed in 1850
when Turgenev was thirtytwo. Prior to this play, Turgenev had also written poetry
and short stories. His literary reputation was established in 1843 with the
publication ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410352943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Three Days in the Country

Patrick Marber's Three Days in the Country premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2015 in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.

Author: Ivan Turgenev

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571327710

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love. The love left unsaid and the love which must out. Ivan Turgenev's passionate, moving comedy, A Month in the Country, has been a source of inspiration for films, a ballet and the plays of Chekhov. Patrick Marber's Three Days in the Country premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2015 in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.



Brian Friel Plays 3

This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the ...

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571309863

Category: English drama

Page: 704

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This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. There are three masterful plays based on stories by Chekhov; and Friel's exquisite versions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and of Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Performances 'A minor work the way Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Beckett's Endgame is a minor work. Deceptively brisk and light in tone but taut and gravely pregnant with meaning... for Friel, life creates its own symbolism and poetry, and so it does in this play.' Sunday Times The Home Place 'A rich, allusive, densely layered play, which has echoes of Friel's masterly Translations while reminding one that he has spent much of his recent life adapting and translating Chekhov... Friel hauntingly conveys the pathos of exile and the delusion of ownership.' Guardian Hedda Gabler 'Across the gulf of the 20th century one great playwright is talking to another... neither a simple translation nor, as the official title has it, or a 'new version', but something altogether larger.' The Irish Times


Brian Friel Plays 3

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571309863

Category: English drama

Page: 704

View: 394

This third collection by Brian Friel contains two original works: Performances, which considers the relationship between the private life and public work of the composer Leos Janácek; and The Home Place, set in Ballybeg, Donegal, at the dawn of Home Rule. There are three masterful plays based on stories by Chekhov; and Friel's exquisite versions of Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and of Turgenev's A Month in the Country. Performances 'A minor work the way Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Beckett's Endgame is a minor work. Deceptively brisk and light in tone but taut and gravely pregnant with meaning... for Friel, life creates its own symbolism and poetry, and so it does in this play.' Sunday Times The Home Place 'A rich, allusive, densely layered play, which has echoes of Friel's masterly Translations while reminding one that he has spent much of his recent life adapting and translating Chekhov... Friel hauntingly conveys the pathos of exile and the delusion of ownership.' Guardian Hedda Gabler 'Across the gulf of the 20th century one great playwright is talking to another... neither a simple translation nor, as the official title has it, or a 'new version', but something altogether larger.' The Irish Times

A Month in England

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is a chef d'auvre in a style of literature in which our country has no rival , and we ...

Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 243

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A Month in Siena

It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of love, grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. _______________________________________________ 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his ...

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241987067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' Guardian 'Everybody should get to spend a month with Mr. Matar, looking at paintings' Zadie Smith, Wall Street Journal, Books of the Year _______________________________________________ Matar was nineteen years old when his father was kidnapped. In the year following he found himself turning to art, particularly the great paintings of the Sienese School. They became a refuge and a way to think about the world outside the urgencies of the present. A quarter of a century later, having found no trace of his father, Matar finally visits the birthplace of those paintings. A Month in Siena is the encounter between the writer and the city. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of love, grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. _______________________________________________ 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times 'I can think of no better expression of the humane than this economical, modest, yet altogether breathtaking book' New Statesman, Books of the Year 'Bewitching, intensely moving' The Economist, Books of the Year

A Month in the Country

This collection of poems is a moving account of the month the author spent helping to clear and sell the manor house in Devon, where his parents-in-law had lived for 30 years.

Author: Dan Jacobson

Publisher: Matador

ISBN: 9781848761667

Category: Dwellings

Page: 44

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This collection of poems is a moving account of the month the author spent helping to clear and sell the manor house in Devon, where his parents-in-law had lived for 30 years. The book also contains 20 colour and black and white photographs.