Waterland

| 1992

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In the twenty-five years since its first publication, "Waterland" has established itself as one of the classics of the twentieth century. This anniversary edition, with a new introduction by the author, celebrates a novel that is a visionary tale of England's Fen country, a sinuous meditation on the workings of history, and a family story startling in its detail and universal in its reach.'Graham Swift has mapped his "Waterland" like a new Wessex. He appropriates the Fens as Moby Dick did whaling or "Wuthering Heights" the moors. This is a beautiful, serious and intelligent novel, admirably ambitious and original' - "Observer". 'Perfectly controlled, superbly written. "Waterland" is original, compelling and narration of the highest order' - "Guardian". '"Waterland" is a formidably intelligent book, animated by an impressive, angry pity at what human creatures are capable of doing to one another...

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Ulla Englund

2022-10-10

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Oscar Johansson

2009-06-18

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Icke-kronologiskt berttande om en historielrares minnen frn vtmarkerna han vxte upp i. Kan tolkas som en metakommentar till skrivandet i sig. Tar upp aspekter som historiens relevans och 'hur pverkar dtiden nuet?'. Annorlunda narrativ p ett behagligt stt.