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by Joseph O'Connor

eBook Ghost Light: A Novel epub
  • ISBN: 0374161879
  • Author: Joseph O'Connor
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1455 kb
  • FB2 size 1624 kb
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Электронная книга "Ghost Light: A Novel", Joseph O'Connor Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy-a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of the Sea. Подробне. крыть.

Электронная книга "Ghost Light: A Novel", Joseph O'Connor. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Ghost Light: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy-a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of the Sea. Другие книги автора Joseph O'Connor. Ещё. Star of the Sea: A Novel.

Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy-a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of. .Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. His books include six previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (short-listed for the Whitbread Prize), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea, and Redemption Falls. Star of the Sea became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Literature, and France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Ghost Light: A Novel. 1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors. At the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge, his resident playwright. It is here that Synge, the author of The Playboy of the Western World and The Tinker's Wedding, will meet an actress still in her teens named Molly Allgood. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly is a girl of the inner-city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge.

I don't know how closely Ghost Light follows what is known of John Millington Synge's relationship with Molly .

I don't know how closely Ghost Light follows what is known of John Millington Synge's relationship with Molly Allgood. After all, if a novelist can make up characters and tell us what they're thinking, why can't he put real people in a novel and know what they are thinking, too? Doesn't the act of putting them in his novel make them his invention?

Joseph Victor O'Connor is an Irish novelist. His 2002 historical novel Star of the Sea was an international number one bestseller. Before success as an author, he was a journalist with the Sunday Tribune newspaper and Esquire magazine

Joseph Victor O'Connor is an Irish novelist. Before success as an author, he was a journalist with the Sunday Tribune newspaper and Esquire magazine. He is a regular contributor to Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) and a member of the Irish artists' association Aosdána. Eldest of five children and brother of singer Sinéad O'Connor, he is from the Glenageary area of south Dublin

Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor is a breathtaking and mesmerizing novel, a great read that transfixed and transported . Ghost Light was lent to me by a friend who has recently returned from Dublin

Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor is a breathtaking and mesmerizing novel, a great read that transfixed and transported me, and made me believe, all over again, in the cathartic magic of a good book. Ghost Light was lent to me by a friend who has recently returned from Dublin. That city chose the novel as its city-wide read in April ( One City, One Book ) and I can understand why. O’Connor captures not only the lives of two prominent and fascinating Irish figures, but also the story of Ireland herself, the emigrations and returns; the poetry of her literature and the strictures of religion; and the lush beauty and accompanying harshness found in ancient towns and even-older country.

1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors.

1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors. At the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge, his resident playwright. It is here that Synge, the author of The Playboy of the Western World and The Tinker’s Wedding, will meet an actress still in her teens named Molly Allgood. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly is a girl of the inner-city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Witty and watchful, she has dozens of admirers, but it is the damaged older playwright who is her secret passion despite the barriers of age, class, education, and religion.

Synge is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Scarred by a childhood of immense loneliness and severity, he has long been ill, but he loves to walk the wild places of Ireland. The affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is turbulent, sometimes cruel, and often tender.

1950s postwar London, an old woman walks across the city in the wake of a hurricane. As she wanders past bomb sites and through the forlorn beauty of wrecked terraces and wintry parks, her mind drifts in and out of the present as she remembers her life’s great love, her once dazzling career, and her travels in America. Vivid and beautifully written, Molly’s swirling, fractured narrative moves from Dublin to London via New York with luminous language and raw feeling. Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy—a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of the Sea.

Comments: (7)
Flathan
Fantastic read. Joseph O'Conor is an over-looked writer - in my opinion he completely captures the era which this book depicts. I cried my eyes out reading this book and I've been told I don't have a heart so kudos to Mr. O'Connor for soliciting that response from me. It helps if you are Irish or had Irish parents so you can identify with the themes in the book - an aging Irish actress living in London reflecting on her life while it becomes obvious to us that she has fallen deep into the bottle. His understanding of the loneliness of immigration cuts right to the bone.
Urreur
A loving recreation of a time and place, an actress near to dying remembers Synge , their fraught love and her difficult existence.
The hertbreak of yesterday is the very reason she is still alive, although in great destitution.No one remembers her, or so few.
Generosity to a litlle admirer is the mark of a noble nature. O'Connor great writer of atmosphere and historic detail. Hail to the writer.
I am hcv men
Real people in real situations, meaning people using others for their own ends and other people hoping against hope that those who are using them aren't. The author conjures the landscapes, environments, architecture, and biases around the main characters, limns their misconceptions of themselves and of those who love them or whom they love. It doesn't turn out well, but that's not surprising when your expectations outrun the reality of those in whom you've placed your hopes.
uspeh
John Millington Synge is my favorite Irish playwright and I loved seeing him in a personal light in Ghost Light: a Novel. While some of O'Connor's details may be subjective, I felt he was true to Synge's character and what we know of his private life. The atmosphere was rendered beautifully in a manner appropriate for such a heart-touching artist.
Haracetys
The novel traces the complex relationship between John Millington Synge and his much younger actress lover, Molly Allgood. It is based on the extensive collection of letters from Synge to the young Molly, but whereas the letters are all from Synge's point of view, the novel centers on the young Molly's experiences from the time she meets the troubled sickly genius playwright until her death years after his death. O'Connor is a first rate writer, and his creation of the mind of Molly, and also of the heady atmosphere of the Abbey Theatre at the time when Yeats, Lady Gregory and Synge, among others, were in their heyday, makes for fascinating reading.
Мох
It filled in a lot of information that I didn't know about John Millington Synge and Maire O'Neill aka Molly or Mary Allgood. I had trouble putting it down to eat or attend to business matters. It is beautifully written. Irish Theater is one of my main interests, especially The Abbey Theater, and the people associated with its history, e.g. Lady Gregory, William Butler Yeats, etc. I shall cherish the book always.
Hurus
Ghost Light is a magnificent novel, richly inventive in its language, delicately poised in its characterizations. Readers have complained that Molly's memories are difficult to follow, as strings of memory may be, but O'Connor will more than reward even moderate attention.
This book reduced me to a weepy mess more than once. The writing is lyrical and captivating. While the story is less than linear and the characters often charades of themselves this is part of it's charm. Reading this book is looking through the eyes of Molly O'Neill. There is no need for suspension of disbelief as you are swept along by the narration.
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