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

Publisher:

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

Now an old man, Birkin looks back on that idyllic summer of 1920, remembering a vanished place of blissful calm, untouched by change, a precious moment he has carried with him through the disappointments of the years."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: James Lloyd Carr

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322479

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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Now an old man, Birkin looks back on that idyllic summer of 1920, remembering a vanished place of blissful calm, untouched by change, a precious moment he has carried with him through the disappointments of the years."--BOOK JACKET.

A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country is a comedy in five acts by Ivan Turgenev.

Author: Ivan Turgenev

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511885379

Category:

Page: 134

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A Month in the Country is a comedy in five acts by Ivan Turgenev. It was written in France between 1848 and 1850 and was first published in 1855. The play was not staged until 1872, when it was given as a benefit performance for the Moscow actress E N Vasilyeva, who was keen to play the leading role of Natalya Petrovna.

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

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

AUTHOR'S PREFACE Turgenev called A Month in the Country a comedy , just as Chekhov called The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull comedies .

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

Then, in 1856, a year after the publication of A Month in the Country, he brought out his first novel, Rudin. And he never went back to playwriting.

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 Month in the Country

NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS CLASSICS A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY JAMES LLOYD CARR was born in 1912 and attended the village school at Carlton Miniott in Yorkshire.

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 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 ...

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.

A Month in the Country

A Comedy in Five Acts Иван Сергеевич Тургенев. s A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY MECXIII B ZIEPEBHE IMBAH TYPTE.

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN:

Category: Russia

Page: 127

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'Every kind of love, whether happy or unhappy, is a real calamity if you surrender to it wholly...'This heart-felt sentiment, expressed by Turgenev's unfortunate character Rakitin sums up the central predicament of A Month in the Country, Turgenev's most celebrated play. Completed in 1850, it explores the complexities of that most universal of themes, the eternal love triangle; and in it Turgenev uses his grasp of psychology and brilliant technique to turn this subject into a dazzling tragicomedy.






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

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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




A History of Russian Theatre

A Month in the Country ( 1849–50 ) appeared much too early for its own good . Given the relatively crude state of the Russian theatre in the 1840s , despite ...

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521432207

Category: Drama

Page: 446

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A comprehensive history of Russian theatre, written by an international team of experts.