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by Tim Parks

Author: Tim Parks
Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence
Language: English
Publisher: Arcade Publishing; 1st North American ed edition (March 5, 1999)
Pages: 172 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.4
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Adultery and Other Divers. has been added to your Cart. The book also becomes a lot of fun to read under the Campania sun when Parks delivers a beautifully crafted personal attack against a literary"giant" and you understand that the man must have been a force to reckon with when he played football(Soccer)in his youth. 8 people found this helpful.

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In Adultery and Other Diversions, Tim Parks seeks, as he puts it, to dramatize the intimate relation between reflections that are timeless and the ongoing story of our lives. He succeeds magnificently

In Adultery and Other Diversions, Tim Parks seeks, as he puts it, to dramatize the intimate relation between reflections that are timeless and the ongoing story of our lives. He succeeds magnificently. Whether his focus is adultery, marriage, his relationship with his father, ghosts, his children, Italian soccer mania, or his work as a renowned writer and translator, Parks writes with astonishing clarity and intensity. He is one of a handful of writers who can capture the drama of our lives-erratic pulse and all-and offer a perspective by which that drama might be illuminated.

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Whether his topic is adultery, marriage, his relationship with his father, a bus trip to France, ghosts, his children, war .

Whether his topic is adultery, marriage, his relationship with his father, a bus trip to France, ghosts, his children, war heroes, a lecture by V. S. Naipaul, Italian soccer mania, or his work as a renowned writer and translator, Parks writes with astonishing intensity and clarity. He is one of a handful of writers who can give us human drama - erratic pulse and all - and find a perspective by which that drama might be understood, even illuminated

If that is the case, the Adultery and Other Diversions must rank among the most artful of seductions.

While many contemporary poems and stories seem to strain for novelty and sophistication, the essay is a short form that imposes no such ambitious requirements(don’t agree at all!). Readers of essays ask only for an interesting subject, approached in a manner that engages our attention – which may be why, paradoxically, the results can be so pleasing]y inventive and urbane. If that is the case, the Adultery and Other Diversions must rank among the most artful of seductions.

Adultery And Other Diversions. Living in Italy seems to sharpen the author's prose and make him even more cleverly English. Parks, Tim. November 14, 2011. Tim Parks's novels include Tongues of Flame, which won the Somerset Maugham and Betty Trask Awards, Loving Roger, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Cara Massimina, and Mimi's Ghost. His non-fiction work includes the bestselling Italian Neighbours and An Italian Education. His ninth novel Europa was shortlisted for the 1997 Booker Prize. Tim Parks lives in Italy. Country of Publication.

In the best pieces, such as "Adultery" (the kind of awed and fearful musing on the seductiveness of extremes only an Englishman could write) or "Ghosts" (a delicately etched reflection on death and remembrance), Parks is letter-perfect. He combines the sensibility of a poet with a philosopher's ratiocination and a novelist's awareness of the world's profusion of exceptions and contradictions.

A collection of beautifully written essays offers unique, reflective, and insightful perspectives on a variety of wide-ranging topics, including the writing life, the nature of adultery, parental relations, ghosts, and a lecture by V. S. Naipaul. 20,000 first printing.