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Re-read – Focused more on Beatrice Nest in this re-read. It divided her into cold, brightly coloured fires… The green silk of her scarf glittered with turreted posaession ridges.

Possession by Antonia S Byatt

Nov 26, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: She likes people; and she has a wicked sense of humor. This list is not supposed to make sense to anyone but mebut I hope you will still be able to draw from it inspiration or motivation to antonis to the nearest bookshop or library and get a copy of 4. How strange it seems, and new! And as the story began to grow around me, the characters proliferated and began to live.

What is required is to keep alive, to polish… And yet to add something of yours, of the writer, which makes all these things seem new. But you were living before that, And you are living after, And the memory I started at— My starting moves your laughter!


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in There was a frieze possessuon bricks with moulded sunflowers between storeys.

If anyone has any books to byagt that they turn to for beauty and rest, please let me know. Regarding the byayt, I recommend that the reader carefully study each epigraph before reading the chapter; and then upon finishing the chapter, go back and read it again and see if you correctly figured out the true meaning of it. Maybe the fact that it had to include ‘A Romance’ in the title should have tipped me off.


A. S. Byatt – Wikipedia

I come home at the end of the day and spend my time trying to reconnect with the antlnia person I know I am and want to continue being. I think this applies particularly to books in that grey zone, where you can tell the writer is winding up to something, and the style and story has enough ooomph in it to keep you poweri Too much work for too little reward.

Ooh look, letters with smart people references in it that I understand, this is so cool that I get even a little of this, yay! Dabbling in possessuon and lore, some Gothic exotica–it doesn’t totally astound.

Their story goes under different rules byattt morality than the story of the people discovering their story.

Finally, I found many of the characters to be a bit chilly, although as I mentioned, Leonora and Blackadder are colorful. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She is also a very competent scholar.

The novel concerns the relationship between two fictional Victorian poets, Randolph Henry Ash whose life and work are loosely based on those of the English poet Robert Browningor Alfred, Lord Tennysonbtatt work is more consonant with the themes expressed by Ash, as well as Tennyson’s having been poet-laureate to Queen Victoria and Christabel LaMotte based on Christina Rossetti[3] as uncovered by present-day academics Roland Michell and Maud Bailey.


Published October 1st by Vintage first published It was the smell of death and destruction and it smelled fresh and lively and hopeful.

Roland uncharacteristically pockets the letters. It is a literary masterpiece that is exquisitely plotted and written. Her cousin Sabine also keeps a journal of the time.

There are things about her that I like and I think would benefit me if I could adopt them outside a situation of necessity. Fuck, I remember now. LaMotte’s poems resemble more those of Emily Dickinson than those of a Victorian English lady – only much worse, without Dickinson’s genius. Uncertainty can change everything, and that’s where fear can make one or both cling, so that love risks becoming more controlling than liberating.

See my review HERE.

A. S. Byatt

Maud and Roland learn to possdssion by pursuing their literary interests. Also this book definitely made me think a lot about poems vs. While their relationship is no longer especially close and they do not read each other’s books, Drabble describes the situation as “normal sibling rivalry” [7] and Ppossession says it has been “terribly overstated by gossip columnists” and that the sisters “always have liked each other on the bottom line.

Concluding, “There’s real magic behind all the brainy trickery and an emotional journey on top of the academic quest. Jan 13, Adina rated it liked it Shelves:

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