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Riassunto: Autobiographical essays, about people and places, personal enthusiasms and fascinations, that have remained snagged in William Trevor's memory over the years. He writes of childhood, university, early days in Dublin, and writing in London. The essays illuminate Trevor's stories and novels.
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These autobiographical tales are about people and places, personal fascinations and enthusiasms, that have remained snagged in William Trevor's memory over the years.
He writes here of childhood and youth, of his schools and university days, his early life in Dublin and London, o Ireland and of England. Most of the portraits are of people who have either been well known to him or casually met/ a few are drawn from the imagination, though the subjects are real. Some of the landscapes are equally familiar to him, while others are merely glimpsed: Persia in the early seventies, a Swiss valley, Country cork in the thirties, a Gloucestershire village, Venice in November, New York and San Francisco.
"Places do not die as people do," William Trevor writes in his introduction, "but they often changed so fundamentally that little is left of what once they were. The landscape of the Nire valley that spreads over a northern part of Country Waterford is timeless, but the Dublin remembered here is the Dublin of several pasts, and elsewhere among these impressions there is that same dichotomy."
Affectionate, poignant and often gently humorous, these essays are an expansion of a writer's notebook. Such excursions into memory convey the essence of William Trevor's world - read in conjunction with Lucy Willis's graceful illustrations, they illuminate unforgettably the background to this celebrated novels and short stories.
Titolo: Excursions in the Real World
Casa editrice: KNOPF. NY 1994
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro KNOPF. NY 1994, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G0394280458I3N00
Descrizione libro KNOPF. NY 1994, 1994. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP69794032
Descrizione libro KNOPF. NY 1994, 1994. Condizione libro: Fair. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94631539
Descrizione libro KNOPF. NY 1994, 1994. Softcover. Condizione libro: Fine. First Edition. First American edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain blue printed wrappers. (Publicity material stapled to inside of front cover) (LRC). Codice libro della libreria 14248