Energetic and magisterial. full of light and life. vivid prose leaps and pirouettes, shimmies and shivers. Richmond Times-Dispatch.
When I think of you, walking up and down in the heat with no hat,’ said Nils Isaksen, ‘I think of the block of ic. . The labradorite stone is a story I told myself, when I found a little piece in a shop, and it reminded me of the North. ‘And then your aunt died?’ ‘No. ‘How does it go on?’ ‘Oh, the young man asks what the dead man’s sin was. He was a butler, says the priest, who watered the wine. Not so terrible, says the young man and gives the remains of his savings for the dead man to be chipped out of the ice and decently buried.
All the excitement of life was in books. A. s. byatt series: The Frederica Quartet. Jane Eyre, with her burning bed-curtains, or being punished in the Red Room (I’ve made films with both those images, fire insurance and children’s furniture).
Byatt thus makes a repeated argument in Elementals for qualities such as coldness, rationality, and solitude .
Byatt thus makes a repeated argument in Elementals for qualities such as coldness, rationality, and solitude - qualities that, while obviously more difficult to embrace than their warm, emotional counterparts, nonetheless have their own rewards and advantages. Byatt is not, of course, opposed either to Romanticism or emotions as such, but champions this cause out of a sense of balance. Somehow, I came across "Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice" - I really enjoyed reading the stories and decided to give "Possession" another try. I found that I really got into the novel because the stories were such a good introduction to her style of writing.
Her story collections include Sugar and Other Stories (1987); The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1994), a collection of fairy tales; Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (1998); and Little . Byatt reads from her book Elementals.
Her story collections include Sugar and Other Stories (1987); The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1994), a collection of fairy tales; Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (1998); and Little Black Book of Stories (2003). The Matisse Stories (1993) features three pieces, each describing a painting by Henri Matisse, each the tale of an initially smaller crisis that shows the long-present unravelling in the protagonists' lives. Her books reflect a continuous interest in zoology, entomology, geology, and Darwinism among other repeated themes.
S. Byatt is famed for her short fiction, collected in Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Her full-length novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession and the trilogy sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. Библиографические данные. Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice Vintage International.
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Byatt's stories simmer with a sensuality and passion that, like topiary trees in a formal garden, are pruned and trained into cultivated shapes while retaining the wild scent of the orchard
Byatt's stories simmer with a sensuality and passion that, like topiary trees in a formal garden, are pruned and trained into cultivated shapes while retaining the wild scent of the orchard. In "Crocodile Tears" a woman walks away from a personal tragedy, deserting those she loves to try to reconcile herself to a death for which she feels horribly responsible. Thrown together in Nîmes with another exiled mourner, a Norwegian full of northern folktales, she ricochets between a numbed calm and a reckless urge for self-destruction.
I keep wandering back to it and flipping through the pages, and then I end up reading the whole thing over again.