(PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt

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A.S. Byatt Ì 5 Free download Read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì A.S. Byatt Possession Free download ☆ 5 Rom London to Yorkshire from spiritualist sénces to the fairy haunted far west of Brittany What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas. Stolen snapshots that defy the laws of space and timePastA poet observes a mystical creature half woman half mermaid scouting cliffs and creeks bathing in unruly seas and still ponds getting drenched in the cascade of his flowing words The ache of losing God is not so acute when intellect is met with incandescent creativity Or with unrestrained love His gentle curiosity breathes life into inert things making them shine with an inner glow of their own because he doesn t aspire to possess what he loves he cherishes it and makes it flourish in its natural state PresentA self effacing underpaid assistant researcher in a dark room that smells of stale history survives in reality while his mind thrives with verses penned by the dead Victorian poet Randolph Henry Ash Unaware that he possesses a voice of his own he searches for the veiled truths of his life in the legacy of the iconic poetPastA petite pale woman with gleaming eyes green like emeralds crystalline like a dragon s stare sits in a carriage oblivious of the bearded gentleman sitting opposite her who memorizes the lines of her features with fascinated absorption She is reserved protective of her independence and shrouded in mystery Skeptical of romantic love her passion is devoted to the life of language She speaks in tongues of fire and torrents of poems spring from the briny seas of her feral imagination She moves like water eluding possession in her ever changing shape PresentA successful scholar specialized in the underrated poetess Christabel LeMotte flushes with emotion as she anxiously leafs through yellowish pages wrapped by the familiar odor of mildew wax and ash Unusually blond and displaying a cool and poised detachment she covets loneliness guided by fear of being possessed Four characters Two stories Parallel plotlines Present and past dissolve in undelivered letters secret diaries and rose scented poems that act like two way mirrors where reality becomes a mirage and generally agreed facts mere artificial constructs Combining cultivated erudition refined literary taste and virtuous mastery of several genres Byatt exposes her characters to psychological vivisection merging fictional plot with intricate disuisitions and creates highly distinctive voices that speak to the different realities of the readerFast paced dialogues sprouting from picturesue secondary characters of the Academia tinted with sporadic brushtrokes of colorful yet haunting humor create the perfect palette for a Gothic scenario where raging storms spooky cemeteries and ancient legends blend with sumptuous meditation on the concept of possession Does love inevitably imply possession How can the bird fly free in the gilded cage of desire Can love be restorative rather than demanding Is selfless love a chimeraByatt doesn t offer clear answers She uses the third person narrator not as an omniscent actor but as a means to bring her characters closer to the readers and allow them to reach their own conclusions All their voices speak to me in symphonic cannon with the unvarying idea that pure love thrives in letting go of the things we want to possess Only when the object of our desires be it the beloved person a professional career an idealized obsession or the inspiration to write is released from selfish need will it open its locked gateways freely and show us the pathway to fulfillment But that is not the only song I hear for raising above the melody I distinclty discern Byatt s contralto singing the only truth that not even rigorous scholarship can claim to possess That after passion is spent heartache subdued and disappointments diluted in the sea of memories that long after the stillborn happiness has burnt out in the arson of irreconcilable pasts dead words will be rekindled from the ashes with every new reading Phoenix like And bygone lives will be infused with the spark of new beginnings for their essence will be preserved in the artistic creations writers sent sailing the tides of time to reach shores still to be read and mornings that smell of brine to wake up to Never to be fully possessed but forever adored In the morning the whole world had a strange new smell It was the smell of the aftermath a green smell a smell of shredded leaves and oozing resin of crushed wood and splashed sap a tart smell which bore some relation to the smell of bitten apples It was the smell of death and destruction and it smelled fresh and lively and hopeful

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A.S. Byatt Ì 5 Free download Read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì A.S. Byatt Possession Free download ☆ 5 Ant love story As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets they uncover their letters journals and poems and track their movements f. A while ago I said to myself I m going to pay attention to doing things that make me happy So I m going to cook creatively and read fantasy because I keep forgetting I like those thingsThen I started reading Possession The happiness project got put on the back burner until I was ready to emerge from the Victorian melancholia which placed demands on my time too great to allow for preparing meals I never cried at this book exactly but I freuently wept the way a lemon meringue pie weeps when you leave it out and come back to find dots of moisture on the surfaceOh it was beautiful though a book of such tangible substance that sometimes when I was reading it while standing I would feel as if the book were holding me up instead of the other way around I ve read and loved a couple of AS Byatt s short story collections so I knew she had a fine control of language but Possession is on a different plane telling the story with a multitude of voices through letters poems criticism biography and journal entries as well as the prose of the main narrative Byatt didn t just write some poems to go in her novel she created two major Victorian poets from whole cloth fitted them exactly into a time and a place and made so bold as to have a character say about one of them You can t understand the twentieth century without understanding him Does that mean we can t understand the twentieth century fully in a world where there was never a Randolph Henry Ash This poet isn t a fictionalized Tennyson or Browning he s a completely invented eminent Victorian Christabel LaMotte likewise is something entirely new her poems have a dash of Emily Dickinsonian diction but with French English devout Christian determinedly feminist sensibilities I don t know if anyone calls this book a work of alternate history but it was poignant to think about what would be different in a world that included this poetry I wish I could visit that world just to read the rest of Ragnarok and Melusina The prose itself bordered on poetry to such an extent that sometimes I had to stop to savor a rhythm Like here But he had known immediately that she was for him she was to do with him as she really was or could be or in freedom might have been I would uote but I ve already loaned out the copy I readIn addition to the new old poetry Possession has packed inside it a meditation on the arts of scholarship and biography the most moving writing about celibacy I ve ever come across a critical work on the erotics of reading and a half lament half ode to the powers of time and memory and forgetting And as the cover proclaims it is a romance a set of entwined love stories written with impossible precision and believability It is a book about books but in such a generous way that nearly everything books can be about is in here Reading something like this makes me glad that there is such a thing as literary fiction

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A.S. Byatt Ì 5 Free download Read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì A.S. Byatt Possession Free download ☆ 5 Winner of England's Booker Prize and a literary sensation Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance at once an intellectual mystery and a triumph. OK I have to say something People keep writing reviews of this book and talking about how it was great except for all the boring poems which they skipped throughREAD THE POETRY PEOPLE What s the matter with everyone They re actually rather good they are full of plot clues and duh they re a key part of the novel you re reading I mean what is going on here Do people really hate poetry so much that they re skipping a few pages of it in the middle of a story If you try that shit with Hamlet you re going to miss half the play Or is this part of some weird trend Perhaps you hold your hands over your ears when the Rolling Stones switch to 128 time or fast forward through all the Frank Sivero scenes in Goodfellas Or is it literally just verse I mean you know there are books out there which are all poetry right What s the matter do you have a rhyme allergy Too much alliteration brings on your irritable bowel syndrome What s going onI give upPS the actual book is excellentOct 2009


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    (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt review Possession OK I have to say something People keep writing reviews of this book and talking about how it was great except for all the boring poems which they skipped throughREAD THE POETRY PEOPLE What's the matter with everyone?? They're actually rather good they are full of plot clues and duh they're a key part of the novel you're reading I mean what is going on here? Do people really hate poetry so much that they're skipping a fe

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    (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt A while ago I said to myself I'm going to pay attention to doing things that make me happy So I'm going to cook creatively and read fantasy because I keep forgetting I like those thingsThen I started reading Possession The happiness

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    (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt Too much work for too little rewardI read somewhere that if you pick up a book and you're not enjoying it by either a your age if you are under 50; or b 100 minus your age if you are over 50 you should abandon it and move on There is too much to read and life is too short to be spent reading bad booksI think this applies particularly to books in that grey zone where you can tell the writer is winding up to s

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    A.S. Byatt Ì 5 Free download (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt Stolen snapshots that defy the laws of space and timePastA poet observes a mystical creature half woman half mermaid scouting cliffs and creeks bathing in unruly seas and still ponds getting drenched in the cascade of his

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    (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt Read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì A.S. Byatt review Possession Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1990Giving this book 5 stars was not ever in doubt for me This is one of the most remarkable books I've ever read I'm a romantic I admit I love art and art history I love good historical fiction But all that combined still does not make a good book AS Byatt pulls all this together with the most important aspect of any book great writing But she adds something else also something that'

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    (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt review Possession “ Like many biographies this was as much about its author as its subject”AS Byatt has characters describing biography as “a form of religion a form of ancestor worship” She is a novelist who loves the academic approach to biography applied to fiction and semi fiction creating po mo metafiction that is

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    review Possession A.S. Byatt Ì 5 Free download (PDF FREE) [Possession] ☆ A.S. Byatt I just finished reading AS Byatt’s novel Possession again for about the fourth time It has been several years since I last read it and I have to say that I saw it in a completely new light It is a literary masterpiece that is exuisitely plotted and written This time around I very carefully studied the epigraphs leading off most of the cha

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