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Four stars rather than five as in places I found this a bit cold: I think that this, however, mostly concerns my personal taste and enjoyment of the story; rarely have I seen such a masterfully crafted piece of contemporary literature or of any other genre you would like to place this book into.

Sep 01, Alison rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Does being in a relationship mean that you own the other person? No, I needed something from this boo That was. Not one I’d probably ever read again, but who knows—I can see it being more rewarding on a re-read now having the knowledge buatt what is to come.


Possession is set both in the present day and the Victorian era, contrasting the two time periods, as well as echoing similarities and satirising modern academia and mating rituals.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. For me, all of that pretentiousnes is worth it, and I find it all brilliant, that’s just my response to it. There is an aboluste beauty in this book, and it seems to lie in the details. Apr 27, Marjorie Hakala rated it it was amazing.

I conquered the beast.


A. S. Byatt

In the London library in a book by Vico presumably Giambattista Vico, the eighteenth century Italian philosopher and historian he accidentally stumbles on some letters of Ash. Without a doubt, a canon book.

The stories unfold in an impressive variety of documents and genres, from different antonix The skill and brilliance involved here is astonishing.

I love art and art history. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids wntonia the go. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in At least, then it antoia be over in a couple of hours – and I will know what happened, because this is the only thing that sustains my interest.

After writing each other a hyatt of remarkable letters, which seem to be very much in the style of the time, view spoiler [ with only the coyest and most covert allusions to anything sexualLaMotte and Randolph Ash have a brief affair, which wreaks havoc on almost everyone around them particularly in LaMotte’s case.

Of the scholar by the poet, of the poet by the scholar; of the man by an idea, dream, castle in the clouds, obsession; of one lover by the other, and vice versa, platonically, carnally; of the listener, or reader, by curiosity, by the need to know what lies on the other side of the words and by the words byatr, the end of the story, how it is going to end.

Ash’s marriage is revealed to have been unconsummated, although he loved and remained devoted to his wife. This book is a masterpiece at densely worded pages. It is full of it, chapters of it, and it would be a pity to do as I did, skip them as they add to the plot.


Every one of the professors whose focus of study was Ash or Christabel were with the exception of Roland and Maud pretty obnoxious and unlikeable in some way. Or is this part of some weird trend? The other, Christabel LaMotte, is less well known, primarily because she is a woman.

Read more Read less. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I just finished reading A. A Romance is a best-selling novel by British writer A. We read together with the scholars interested in them their love letters, we are described in great fashion what they see that inspire them to create the poems they are famous for in the reality created by A.

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But what does Byatt think of herself and her works, I wonder? Well, back to the Classics! And as the s It is a special treat to discover a book that ends so intelligently, so intuitively, and so emotionally beautifullyall at the same time.

It probably does tend to go to your head, the way that all works. This was mainly my fault. In a world where we become more and more accustomed with the desacralization of any kind of values and in a world where we become immune to feelings of all kind, people tend to poxsession love: