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[SR: 201323], Paperback, [EAN: 9781860469282], Vintage Classics, Vintage Classics, Book, [PU: Vintage Classics], Vintage Classics, Elizabeth Morison is an ordinary woman. Yet to eight-year-old Bunny, his mother is the centre of his universe. To his older brother, Robert, she is someone he must protect against the dangers of the outside world. And to James Morison, his wife is the foundation on which his family rests and life without her is unimaginable., In the Morison house the important goes unsaid and indirection is the operative mode--conversation stops where it should start and key terms such as fear, pain and pregnancy fail to be addressed. The younger son, an eight-year-old, passes his days deciphering adults' inaccessible discussions. "In this fashion they communicated with each other, out of knowledge and experience inaccessible to Bunny. By nods and silences. By a tired curve of his mother's mouth. By his father's measuring glance over the top of his spectacles". Bunny's older brother would rather escape to the outside world, and their father finds declaiming the day's headlines--the end of World War I and the onslaught of Spanish Influenza--far preferable to engagement. Only Elizabeth, their mother, is capable of holding the family together. The fifth main character in They Came Like Swallows is the house itself. Maxwell expresses the boys' reactions through this labile, interior landscape. Bunny finds the dining room can be "braced and ready for excitement"; later his brother realises "for the first time how still the house was, how full of waiting ... tense and expectant". Though war never makes it to Illinois, the flu changes all. First Bunny is stricken, and once he recovers Elizabeth, pregnant, dies from it. In quiet, piercing prose, William Maxwell's second novel, originally published in 1937, evokes the greatest of losses and the terrors of imagination. --Amazon.com, 590756, Contemporary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 590912, Classics, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books
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A sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar. To eight-year-old Bunny, his mother is an angelic comforter; to his older brother, Robert, she is someone who must be protected; and to James Morison, his wife Elizabeth is the centre of life. Elizabeth Morison is an ordinary woman. Yet to eight-year-old Bunny, his mother is the centre of his universe. To his older brother, Robert, she is someone he must protect against the dangers of the outside world. And to James Morison, his wife is the foundation on which his family rests and life without her is unimaginable. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher / Romane & Erzählungen / Romane & Erzählungen 978-1-86046-928-2, Vintage
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2001, ISBN: 1860469280
[EAN: 9781860469282], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Harvill/Panther], Fiction|General, Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.
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2008, ISBN: 1860469280
[EAN: 9781860469282], Neubuch, [PU: Classic], Fiction|General, 192 pages. 7.76x5.08x0.47 inches. In Stock.
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They Came Like Swallows (Panther)
Details of the book - They Came Like Swallows (Panther)
EAN (ISBN-13): 9781860469282
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1860469280
Publishing year: 2001
Weight: 0,152 kg
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