Dauntless Liza Jarrett, born at the dawn of the twentieth century, is now in her eighties, frail and facing eviction with her cantankerous parrot Nelson, when she is visited by Stephen, a young gay social worker. As she learns to trust him, she recalls her life - her embittered, exhausted mother, her shell-shocked spiritualist husband, her beloved son and chaotic daugter. Their friendship, deepening with the unfolding of their stories, comes to sustain Liza through her last battle and brings new courage to Stephen.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Dauntless Liza Jarrett, born at the dawn of the twentieth century, is now in her eighties, frail and facing eviction with her cantankerous parrot Nelson, when she is visited by Stephen, a young gay social worker. As she learns to trust him, she recalls her life - her embittered, exhausted
Authors: Sharon Monteith, Margaretta Jolly, Nahem Yousaf, Ronald Paul
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
These essays cover the work and career of Pat Barker, providing insight into her novels, from Union Street (1982) through the Regeneration trilogy (1991-95) to Double Vision (2003). The essays are organized into: "Writing Working-Class Women," "Dialogueunder Pressure," "Men at War," "The Talking Cure," and "Regenerating the Wasteland."
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Manchester University Press
This book offers readings of Barker's innovations in narrative form, her revisionist perspectives on history, class and gender, and her preoccupation with themes of trauma, haunting and terror. It also analyzes the reasons for her success and significance as a novelist. The chapters draw on contemporary theories of critical realism,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-07 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pat Barker is one of the leading British political and historical novelists of her generation. This introduction places her fiction in historical and theoretical contexts. Including a timeline of key dates and an interview with the author, Rawlinson establishes the cultural importance of her work and provides an overview of
Authors: Conny Mithander, John Sundholm, Maria Holmgren Troy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang
Collective Traumas is about the traumatic European history of the 20th century - war, genocide, dictatorship, ethnic cleansing - and how individuals, communities and nations have dealt with their dark past through remembrance, historiography and legal settlements. Memories, and especially collective memories, serve as foundations for national identities and are