Troubles) [Pdf Kindle] â J.G. Farrell


Troubles

review ì Troubles 100 Tic l'albergo prediletto dall'aristocrazia anglo irlandese acuistato da Edward Spencer il padre di Angela di ritorno da un suo viaggio in India Con suo sommo stupore il Maggiore scopre che l'albergo non corrisponde affatto alle descrizioni della sua «fidanzata»La ricca variopinta buona società protestante che accorreva a frotte al Majestic per la regata di luglio se n'è andata da un pezzo proprio come i pini o le vasche da bagno di ghisa che di tanto in tanto sbucano tra le fondamenta dell'hotel simili a fossili di una remota età dell'oro Il Padiglione delle Palme poi il delizioso rifugio esotico è in realtà un vasto e ombroso antro in cui i rampicanti come serpenti di verzura ghermiscono ualsiasi oggetto e anziane e indigenti zitelle si aggirano in compagnia di ospiti spettrali Il Bar Imperiale infine è una sala buia in cui prospera una colonia di ga. Troubles published 50 years ago and set 100 years ago during the Irish war of independence is an odd duck A gothic melodrama A drawing room comedy of manners Country romance Political satire All of the aboveAh symbolism The declining British Empire is represented by a crumbling hotel ironically named The Majestic which is slowly disintegrating around a party of bored rich people who idle away their days playing cards and drinking tea The vibe is not so much fading grandeur as it is putrefying and falling to bits The hotel is overrun with cats with orange fur and green eyes which stand for the Irish republicans I guess When one of the cats startles an old lady it is met with swift and brutal reprisal just as the real life uprisings are disproportionately crushed This book is so slow at times It seemed interminable Plod plod plod Like watching paint peel and flake while a languor verging on paralysis settles over the hotel guests And then all of a sudden they throw a ball and it s outrageous So much happens And then the ending OMG crazy things happenIt is by turns comic and very very dark I mean you think it s all light farce Jeeves Wooster rounds of whist perhaps enlivened by a little cross dressing etc then BAM animal mutilation or an attempted rape or a spot of murderSidenote many of The Majestic s guests are aristocratic old ladies relics of another age now of diminished means Luckily such as they can appeal to the Distressed Gentlefolk s Aid Association which I learned is a real thing that was established to assist destitute people of the better sort It still exists and only changed its name gentlefolk finally being deemed a bit snooty in 2000I don t profess to have completely understood Troubles It s funny in a biting way and angry in a muffled way and ruthless to its characters I loved large sections of it and was bored stiff by others It left me scratching my head but I m very glad to have read it 4 stars

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review ì Troubles 100 Tornato in patria per una licenza nel 1916 il Maggiore Brendan Archer ha conosciuto Angela Spencer a un thé dansant in un hotel di BrightonE in uel breve interludio nel continuo frastornante rombo dell'artiglieria ha avuto il tempo di baciare la giovane e graziosa irlandese dietro una cortina di foglie di dirle addio uno straziante addio poiché il Maggiore ha distrattamente poggiato la mano su un cactus e di tornarsene al fronte con la dolorosa sensazione di essersi irrimediabilmente impegnatoNel 1919 perciò poco prima della grande Sfilata della Vittoria a Whitehall il Maggiore ritiene doveroso recarsi in Irlanda per prendere in moglie la fanciullaAi primi di luglio giunge a Kilnalough lungo la costa della contea di Wexford dove sulla punta estrema di una sottile penisola coperta di pini morti che pencolano ua e là in bizzarre angolazioni si erge il Majes. Fawlty Towers meets Jane Eyre In slow motion

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review ì Troubles 100 Tti semiselvatici e straordinariamente prolificiIl maggiore avrebbe tutte le ragioni per filarsela dalla sua vecchia zia in Inghilterra compreso il comportamento così sfuggente e vago di Angela Spencer così poco consono a uello di una «fidanzata» tuttavia è assolutamente incapace di staccarsi da uell'enorme edificio fatiscente Ipnotizzato dalla rovina e dai «misteri mondani della vita irlandese» Brendan Archer trascorre l'estate placidamente cullato dallo charme del vecchio albergo e del tutto ignaro della tempesta che si avvicina Siamo nell'Irlanda del 1919 l'anno in cui la lotta per l'indipendenza esplode con una brutalità senza pariConsiderato il capolavoro di J G Farrell Tumulti esprime la fine di un mondo e come scrive John Banville nella postfazione a uesto volume «è il lamento più magicamente comico che a un lettore capiterà mai di leggere?. 45 What with Brexit Megxit and the potential dissolution of the United Kingdom it seemed high time to turn to JG Farrell s Empire Trilogy to gain some historical perspective Troubles is set in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence of 1919 but almost the entire story takes place within the confines of The Majestic Hotel This once proud institution is really the main character in the novel a faded beauty now in ruinous decline The book is full of vivid descriptions of this sprawling edifice and it s advancing decrepitude but I was mesmerised by the Palm Court The Palm Court proved to be a vast shadowy cavern in which dusty white chairs stood in silent empty groups just visible here and there amid the gloomy foliage For the palms had completely run riot shooting out of their wooden tubs some of which had cracked open to trickle little cones of black soil on to the tiled floor towards the distant murky skylight hammering and interweaving themselves against the greenish glass that sullenly glowed overhead Here and there between the tables beds of oozing mould supported banana and rubber plants hairy ferns elephant grass and creepers that dangled from above like emerald intestines I don t think Farrell intends to educated the reader on the specifics of Irish history but rather you get the sensation of momentous social upheaval occurring incrementally As comedic as this story can be there remains a base note of doom sounding louder and louder as the novel proceeds It is this constant frisson that makes this novel so interesting The writing turns on a dime between satire gothic horror and romantic comedy but you don t need to dig far too find some cutting commentary about the Anglo Irish aristocracy and British colonialism For the important fact was this the presence of the British signified a moral authority not just an administrative one here in Ireland as in India Africa and elsewhere It would have to be matched by the natives themselves before self government became an acceptable proposition So thought the Major anyway Did some of this get boring Yes yes it did There is plenty of mooning about romantic pining falling plasterwork cat and old lady wrangling but at its very best it is electrifying JG has penned a truely marvellous portrayal of inevitable declinein this novel nothing lasts buildings crumble and empires eventually fall I wonder if it is on Boris s reading list

  • Paperback
  • 512
  • Troubles
  • J.G. Farrell
  • Italian
  • 07 June 2020
  • 9788873058908

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    characters Troubles Troubles) [Pdf Kindle] â J.G. Farrell I read Troubles because it is an esteemed historical novel known for its richness of comic incident and irony a novel which treats a place and period I find fascinating Ireland during the “War of Independence” but I ended up loving it for very different reasons I found it to be in spite of or because of? its dark humor one of

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