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Sugar and Other Stories Download Sugar And Other Stories By A.S Byatt Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A.S Byatt S Short Fictions, Collected In Paperback For The First Time, Explore The Fragile Ties Between Generations, The Dizzying Abyss Of Loss And The Elaborate Memories We Construct Against It, Resulting In A Book That Compels Us To Inhabit Other Lives And Returns Us To Our Own With New Knowledge, Compassion, And A Sense Of Wonder.

10 thoughts on “Sugar and Other Stories

  1. says:

    It is always a little sad to reach the point where there is nofiction to read by a favourite writer let s hope she still hasto come This was Byatt s first collection of stories, the last book she published before Possession, and although it lacks the thematic unity of most of her later story collections, it still contains some fine writing There are some recurring themes death two of the stories involve ghosts and how real life inspires the writing process.The first story Rac It is always a little sad to reach the point where there is nofiction to read by a favourite writer let s hope she still hasto come This was Byatt s first collection of stories, the last book she published before Possession, and although it lacks the thematic unity of most of her later story collections, it still contains some fine writing There are some recurring themes death two of the stories involve ghosts and how real life inspires the writing process.The first story Racine and the Tablecloth is a moving tale of a clever girl who is bullied at school and feels antagonised by her teacher Like some of the other stories here this one is a little elliptical For me the least convincing piece was The Dried Witch, a rather macabre story set in a primitive village, which is interesting because its style presages some of her later fairy stories.On the Day that E.M Forster Died is a story of a writer that must be at least partly autobiographical she has a ...

  2. says:

    I felt very conflicted about this book The majority of stories in it were extremely unpleasant, and several The Dried Witch, In the Air so painful I couldn t read them in full Byatt is not at all in her best in the realistic short story medium her plots stop short in that maddening manner so common to modern short story authors, so it s as if the last third of the story itself remains unwritten, and only a few times at the end of On the Day that E.M Forster Died, in parts of Ra I felt very conflicted about this book The majority of stories in it were extremely unpleasant, and several The Dried Witch, In the Air so painful I couldn t read them in full Byatt is not at all in her best in the realistic short story medium her plots stop short in that maddening manner so common to modern short story authors, so it s as if the last third of the story itself remains unwritten, and only a few times at the end of On the Day that E.M Forster Died, in parts of Racine and the Tablecloth does she achieve that true compression of theme and time which is necessary in the form of good short stories She also seems very preoccupied with death and the impossibility of an afterlife, to a distressing extent for the reader, if not for her T...

  3. says:

    I must admit to being completely in awe of AS Byatt I am always struck by her qualities of great, luminous intelligence, her keen eye, her amazing sense for detail, especially emotional detail I wonder what it s like to be her and just be seeing so much and understanding so much I get the sense of this incredibly rich inner life, so complex and layered and full of possibility Reading her makes the world seem bigger and denser and brighter andimportant This wonderful book of short stor I must admit to being completely in awe of AS Byatt I am always struck by her qualities of great, luminous intelligence, her keen eye, her amazing sense for detail, especially emotional detail I wonder what it s like to be her and just be seeing so much and understanding so much I get the sense of this incredibly rich inner life, so complex and layered and full of possibility Reading her makes the world seem bigg...

  4. says:

    This collection of short stories contains the underlying themes of fear, futility, and the uncertainty of life As always, Byatt s prose is beautiful to read, but this collection leaves one with a sense of unease.

  5. says:

    This is one of those books that makes me wish it were possible to use half stars in rating it It s a very uneven collection certainly not a four star book but the best stories in it are good enough that three stars seems a bit paltry Byatt s command of language is, as always, excellent, and I can only admire the way she seems to ignore all rules about story making and to write only to please herself and work out her own ideas about fiction The narrators of these stories are almost all inten This is one of those books that makes me wish it were possible to use half stars in rating it It s a very uneven collection certainly not a four star book but the best stories in it are good enough that three stars seems a bit paltry Byatt s command of language is, as always, excellent, and I can only ...

  6. says:

    Every time I read Byatt, I find myself choosing my wordscarefully for the hour or two after I put the book down Her word choice is always so precise, and her tone so controlled yet revealing I especially loved the title story, and the line None of these words, none of these things recall him The gold winged, fire haired figure in the doorway is and was myth, though he did come back, he was there, at that time, and I did make that leap Perhaps my favorite description of the futility a Every time I read Byatt, I find myself choosing my w...

  7. says:

    Che scriva complessi ed esaltanti romanzi vittoriani, che scriva delicati racconti, la Byatt una scrittrice che rasenta la perfezione.Nell uso del linguaggio, dove ogni parola non solo al suo posto, ma assolutamente necessari...

  8. says:

    I enjoy Byatt s short fiction muchthan her novels Perfectly formed, and they stick in my head for years.

  9. says:

    Klappentext Die Geschichten von Erde und Luft handeln von Gegens tzen und Widerspr chen, von Liebe und Tod, Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Hoffnung und Furcht, Begegnung und Trennung Entstanden sind sie im selben Zeitraum wie der gro e Roman Besessen.In der Erz hlung Das Zimmer nebenan empfindet eine Frau den Tod ihrer Mutter zun chst als Befreiung aus bedr ckender emotionaler Enge Den Stimmen, die sie in ihrem leer stehenden Elternhaus zu h ren glaubt, will sie durch den Verkauf des Hauses en Klappentext Die Geschichten von Erde und Luft handeln von Gegens tzen und Widerspr chen, von Liebe und Tod, Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Hoffnung und Furcht, Begegnung und Trennung Entstanden sind sie im selben Zeitraum wie der gro e Roman Besessen.In der Erz hlung Das Zimmer nebenan empfindet eine Frau d...

  10. says:

    Eine sehr biografische Kurzgeschichte, in der die Autorin schildert, wie sie sich w hrend des Sterbeprozesses des Vaters an die Geschichten ber ihn und seine Familie erinnert Das ungew hnliche ist, dass diese Geschichten nicht vom zur ckhaltenden Vater selbst, sondern von dessen Frau, der Mutter der Erz hlerin, teils auch mit Ausschm ckungen erz hlt wurden Damit war das Buch eine interessante Erg nzung zu Eva Manesses Buch Vienna, das ich zuvor gelesen hatte und in dem es ebenfalls...

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