Let the Great World Spin

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic. “This is a gorgeous book, multilayered and deeply felt, and it’s a damned lot of fun to read, too.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588368734

Category: Fiction

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann’s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann’s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city’s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century.” A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a “fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic. “This is a gorgeous book, multilayered and deeply felt, and it’s a damned lot of fun to read, too. Leave it to an Irishman to write one of the greatest-ever novels about New York. There’s so much passion and humor and pure lifeforce on every page of Let the Great World Spin that you’ll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed.”—Dave Eggers “Stunning . . . [an] elegiac glimpse of hope . . . It’s a novel rooted firmly in time and place. It vividly captures New York at its worst and best. But it transcends all that. In the end, it’s a novel about families—the ones we’re born into and the ones we make for ourselves.”—USA Today


Let the Great World Spin

' McCann's most ambitious work to date, Let the Great World Spin is an unmistakable and triumphantly American masterpiece.

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An American masterpiece from internationally bestselling novelist Colum McCann - a dazzling and hauntingly rich vision of the loveliness, pain, and mystery of New York City in the 1970s In the dawning light of the late summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. . . . It is August, 1974, and a tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile in the sky. In the streets below, ordinary lives become extraordinary as award-winning novelist Colum McCann crafts this stunningly realized portrait of a city and its people. Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among prostitutes in the Bronx. A group of mothers, gathered in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn the sons who died in Vietnam, discovers how much divides them even in their grief. Further uptown, Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenaged daughter, determined not only to take care of her 'babies' but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's powerful novel comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the tightrope walker's 'artistic crime of the century.' McCann's most ambitious work to date, Let the Great World Spin is an unmistakable and triumphantly American masterpiece.

Literary Geographies

Hones examines concepts such as narrative space, literary and academic collaboration, and the geographies of creation, production, and reception.

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Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137413131

Category: Literary Criticism

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Combining literary analysis with a practical introduction to interdisciplinary literary geography, Literary Geograp hie s examines key elements of Colum McCann's 2009 novel, Let the Great World Spi n . Hones examines concepts such as narrative space, literary and academic collaboration, and the geographies of creation, production, and reception.

Trauma and Recovery in the Twenty First Century Irish Novel

McCann, Let the Great World Spin, 306; all references are to the 2009 Random
House edition and are subsequently given parenthetically by page number. 6.
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Author: Kathleen Costello-Sullivan

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815654332

Category: Literary Criticism

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The desire to engage and confront traumatic subjects was a facet of Irish literature for much of the twentieth century. Yet, just as Irish society has adopted a more direct and open approach to the past, so too have Irish authors evolved in their response to, and literary uses of, trauma. In Trauma and Recovery in the Twenty-First-Century Irish Novel, Costello-Sullivan considers the ways in which the Irish canon not only represents an ongoing awareness of trauma as a literary and cultural force, but also how this representation has shifted since the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century. While earlier trauma narratives center predominantly on the role of silence and the individual and/or societal suffering that traumas induce, twenty-first-century Irish narratives increasingly turn from just the recognition of traumatic experiences toward exploring and representing the process of healing and recovery both structurally and narratively. Through a series of keenly observed close readings, Costello-Sullivan explores the work of Colm Tóibín, John Banville, Anne Enright, Emma Donohue, Colum McCann, and Sebastian Barry. In highlighting the power of narrative to amend and address memory and trauma, Costello-Sullivan argues that these works reflect a movement beyond merely representing trauma toward also representing the possibility of recovery from it.

Conversations with Colum McCann

2009 Let the Great World Spin is published by Random House to extremely
positive response. ... Let the Great World Spin receives the National Book Award,
making CM the first author born in Ireland to receive an award reserved for major
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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496812956

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Conversations with Colum McCann brings together eighteen interviews with a world-renowned fiction writer. Ranging from his 1994 literary debut, Fishing the Sloe-Black River, to a new and unpublished interview conducted in 2016, these interviews represent the development as well as the continuation of McCann's interests. The number and length of the later conversations attest to his star-power. Let the Great World Spin earned him the National Book Award and promises to become a major motion picture. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, has awed readers with its dynamic yoking of the 1845-1846 visit of Frederick Douglass to Ireland, the 1919 first nonstop transatlantic flight of Alcock and Brown, and Senator George Mitchell's 1998 efforts to achieve a peace accord in Northern Ireland. An extensive interview by scholar Cecile Maudet is included here, as is an interview by John Cusatis, who wrote Understanding Colum McCann, the first extensive critical analysis of McCann's work. An author who actually enjoys talking about his work, McCann (b. 1965) offers insights into his method of writing, what he hopes to achieve, as well as the challenge of writing each novel to go beyond his accomplishments in the novel before. Readers will note how many of his responses include stories in which he himself is the object of the humor and how often his remarks reveal insights into his character as a man who sees the grittiness of the urban landscape but never loses faith in the strength of ordinary people and their capacity to prevail.

Let the Great World Spin for Ever Down the Ringing Grooves of Change Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Key to Harvey s Practical Grammar revised Edition

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and died to live. 7. It is a brave thing to understand something of what we see.

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St Andrews university magazine

... a few liberal — not to say radical — aspirations concerning the progress of the
world at large , omitting its female inhabitants , and in his enthusiasm expresses
a wish to “ let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change .

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TransAtlantic

His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
2013, and his previous novel, Let the Great World Spin, won the National Book
Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a New York
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Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408834154

Category: Fiction

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In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. In 1845 Frederick Douglass, a black American slave, lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine unfurling at his feet. And in 1998 Senator George Mitchell criss-crosses the ocean in search of an elusive Irish peace. Stitching these stories intricately together, Colum McCann sets out to explore the fine line between what is real and what is imagined, and the tangled skein of connections that make up our lives.

The Homeopathic World

Forward , forward let us range . Let the great world spin for ever , down the
ringing grooves of change . ” THE EDITOR . CLINICAL LECTURES UPON
ACUTE INFLAMMATION OF THE MIDDLE EAR . By ROBERT T. Cooper , M.D. ,
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The Homoeopathic World

Forward , forward let us range . Let the great world spin for ever , down the
ringing grooves of change . " THE EDITOR . CLINICAL LECTURES UPON
ACUTE INFLAMMATION OF THE MIDDLE EAR . By ROBERT T. COOPER , M.D.
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The Disciple

Forward , forward let us range , Let the great world spin forever down the ringing
grooves of change . Through the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger
day ; Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay , " that he only wanted it ...

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The Forward Movement

Then we find the following from Tennyson : “ Forward forward let us range , Let
the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of time . ” “ So many worlds
, so much to do , So little done , such things to be . ” Next we turn to the valuable ...

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Faiths of Famous Men in Their Own Words

Forward, forward let us range; Let the great world spin forever down the ringing
grooves of change. Through the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger
day; Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay. Yet I doubt not through the
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The Arena

But as Let us pass on to survey the future of man and of society , as Tennyson
saw them from his prophetic outlook . We can ... Forward , forward let us range ,
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The Living Age

Forward, forward let us range, Let the great world spin forever down the ringing
grooves of change. Only let the men of England see to it that this movement of
advance, as far as they are concerned, be untroubled by violence and “school-
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Littell s Living Age

The distance beacons , social wrongs to a speaker of morbid temand not in vain .
perament , Tennyson expressed through Forward , forward let us range , the hero
of his monodrama ' fears and Let the great world spin forever down the doubts ...

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Many Thoughts of Many Minds

Paley . forward , let us range , Let the great world spin for ever down the
PROPERTY - Rights and Duties of . ringing grooves of change . Those whose
fortune it is to possess land Through the shadow of the globe we sweep and rank
in this ...

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Many thoughts of many minds Compiled by H Southgate

Paits . forward , let us range , Let the great world spin for ever down the
PROPERTY - Rights and Duties of . ringing grooves of change . 1 Those whose
fortune it is to possess land Through the shadow of the globe we sweep ! into the
younger ...

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