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Ararat By D.M. Thomas Ararat First of a series of novels about Soviet Russia The theme of improvisation which I introduce here reflected my own sense still that in writing a novel I was on a high wire and ready to fall off s

  • Title: Ararat
  • Author: D.M. Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780671474355
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ararat By D.M. Thomas First of a series of novels about Soviet Russia The theme of improvisation, which I introduce here, reflected my own sense, still, that in writing a novel I was on a high wire and ready to fall off, since I didn t consider myself a traditional novelist, and still don t.The TLS asked me to review an Anthology of Armenian Poetry, edited by Diana der Hovanessian I fell in lFirst of a series of novels about Soviet Russia The theme of improvisation, which I introduce here, reflected my own sense, still, that in writing a novel I was on a high wire and ready to fall off, since I didn t consider myself a traditional novelist, and still don t.The TLS asked me to review an Anthology of Armenian Poetry, edited by Diana der Hovanessian I fell in love with the poetry, and was moved by the tragic history of Armenia This was one starting point for this novel the other was Pushkin s It sails Where shall we sail The last line of his poem Autumn.
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    1. Shovelmonkey1 on said:

      This book is not just a book It is physical proof that I have a compulsive book buying problem I bought this a few years ago based solely on the title and I did not even pause, stop or blink before I shelled out the small 2 asking price nor did I bother to read the back cover to see what the book was actually about And there lies the rub.What was I expecting A travel narrative or travel history of an area Armenia and NE Turkey with which I am familiar and would like to have spent time but never [...]

    2. MJ Nicholls on said:

      The fourth novel from sex obsessed Russophile DM Thomas is a curious frame tale and frame tale within frame tale concerning a repugnant Russian writer and his antics on a sea liner who is working on his own version of Pushkin s Egyptian Nights included as the centrepiece of the book The story commences with Rozanov, another repugnant Russian writer who, at the request of his blind lay, improvises a tale about a sickly writer who meets various curious characters such as an ex Nazi butcher whose d [...]

    3. Angela on said:

      A matroshka of a story that floats through time and space, Ararat is the first book in a series by DM Thomas of which I read the fourth book, the political satire Summit, many years ago It has all the hallmarks of a D M Thomas novel his fascination with the psychology of cruelty and the hysteresis of relationships but at is heart is an homage to a century and a half of Russian literature.

    4. Rick on said:

      Terrific, unusual book, in three minds with at least three stories The writing is delightful fabulous.

    5. David Logan on said:

      Gorsh, I read this a long time ago Published 1983 All I remember is that I liked it.

    6. Samuel Mardirosian on said:

      like a mature Wes Anderson, but occasionally in a good way

    7. Seth Augenstein on said:

      Fascinating and strange Would have rather had it last 500 pages instead of 200.

    8. Talie on said:

      twisted b w dream and reality Odd story it didn t rest well with me about the old man and young woman

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