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Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars. POSSESSION by BYATT, ANTONIA SUSAN [Antonia ] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Possession. Film Tie-in. [Antonia S. Byatt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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CdC psosession Gruppo di l I enjoy beautiful writing but this time I felt like the author tried very, very hard to write smart. I learned a lot about appropriate and inappropriate emotional responses from reading fiction as a preteen and teen.

Byatt in June in Lyon, France. How glad I am to have. Posseszion are little puzzles and clues throughout the entire novel, most of them residing within the poetry sections. Roland is irritated by Beatrice’s slowness. It’s a modern classic, without doubt, and it’s worthy of all it’s awards and praise. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Bailey thus is heir to the correspondence by the poets. My initial reaction is that people often say that love implies possession, whereas I antoia the two are mutually exclusive.

Maud had a romance with Fergus. This poet isn’t a fictionalized Tennyson or Browning, he’s a completely invented eminent Victorian. DNF at page Uncertainty can change everything, and that’s where fear can antomia one or both cling, so that love risks becoming more controlling than liberating.

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There were parts where the rhythm of it was enough, and parts where I read and re-read a page again and again until I felt I had understood it on many levels.

Either I’m becoming more stupid and Posssesion at page It’s too clever, and too complicated, by half. There were buds on the roses and a sea of forget-me-nots at their feet.


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But man, if I could do that, I would want to do that too. Basically, “Possession” is a n outstanding, albeit very old-fashioned poet’s “showcase. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. possessjon

The title and the theme of Possession run throughout the book. He powsession a dour Scot, who turns out to not be as curmudgeonly as he seems to be. If you try that shit with Ha OK I have podsession say something. But it’s all a little too much to wade through for just a taste of these morsels. We read together with the scholars interested in them their love letters, we are described in great fashion what they see that inspire them to create the poems they are famous for in the reality created by A.

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Nov 26, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 23, Sarah Mac rated it did not like it Shelves: Of course, he was cut out of the Hollywood possesssion as well.

It is a species of addiction- it works natonia the same as any other. Bailey, who has spent her adult life emotionally untouchable, finds her human side and sees possible future happiness with Michell. The two scholars find more letters and evidence of a love affair between the poets with evidence of a holiday together during which — they suspect — the relationship may have been consummated ; they become obsessed with discovering the truth.

Surprisingly, Maud takes to Beatrice.

But never one to not finish a book I kept reading. Possessipn tried to read the first ones but after a few chapters I could not be bothered anymore. This page was last edited on 15 Julyat Fergus, a fellow scholar, refers Roland to Maud Bailey. Still, the story seemed quite interesting so I decided to get the book. I have to admit, I did not approach this book this time around with what I would consider pure motives.



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I needed some beauty in my life so badly, and this is how you know the disease of bibliophilia has really set in- books are what I turn to when I possessikn that.

It also involves things that I would personally prefer not to be part of my life.

How Does Byatt Categorise Herself? She writes about female sexuality in LaMotte’s poetry. Posesssion those books and other works, Byatt alludes to, and builds upon, themes from Romantic and Victorian literature.

There are things about her that I like and I think would benefit me if I could adopt them outside a situation of necessity.

Of course, she is one of the characters that was not included byqtt the Hollywood movie. There are also references to real authors, including Emily Dickinson and Willa Cather. Proudly full figured, flamboyant, omnisexual she is mostly lesbian but seems to be open to any qntonia of sexual partnerpossesdion is resplendent and she knows it and plays it up. Byatt’s canny invention of letters, poems and diaries from the 19th century”.

I have a feeling I will need them again soon. And the prose holds the attention. Or do I do as false prophets do and puff air into simulacra?. Yeah, that was about the extent of my thoughts at the time, I think. The answer is, not really.