Share via Email Showing the way Umberto Eco at Bologna University. Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian Possession was, for me, a fortunate book to have written, though at first it appeared to be the opposite.
Description of Plot and Characters Contributed by Participants in SeniorLearn's Discussion of Possession Plot Roland, looking for sources for Ash's Garden of Proserpina, finds some letters in an old book in the London Library (supposedly however all the letters were returned to Christabel, these are apparently drafts). Ironically, Byatt’s most popular novel, Possession is also the one most deeply imbued with literary scholarship, even if the world of belles . There is some stinging satire on modern academia along the way as well as a clever examination of the nature of love and 'possession'. And, of course, the prose is a pure delight. What I didn't like about this book, though, was the book itself.
Impressed From the Reviews: While her earlier novels seemed sometimes swamped by their literary baggage, something in Possession makes the literary hocus-pocus genuinely fascinating, even inspiring.
Brilliantly put together, warm, witty and wise" - Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor "Possession is a sometimes dazzling, sometimes dutiful, always authentic- looking collection of imaginary Victorian cultural bric-a-brac -- poems, letters, journals -- around which she weaves a story of romantic possession, scholarly possession of the past, and scholars possessed by the past.
Klepp, Entertainment Weekly "Possession is most of all about speech, language, the pleasure of reading, the singularity of reading. One can quibble at some of the lengths to which Ms.
Possession accomplishes its essential purpose. It makes one read and reflect on language and consider what it meant to another age. The most dazzling aspect of Possession is Ms. Byatt's canny invention of letters, poems and diaries from the 19th century.
Possession is a tour de force that opens every narrative device of English fiction to inspection without, for a moment, ceasing to delight.
IN POSTMODERNISM Susan Margaret Arthur A thesis submitted to the Faculty of English, University of the Witwatersrand, Based on an examination of Possession and The Possession, the novel’s genesis in Byatt’s . Ironically, Byatt’s most popular novel, Possession is also the one most deeply imbued with literary scholarship, even if the world of belles . Since the unexpected success of her fifth novel, "Possession," Antonia Byatt's routine has been rudely upset by her belated stardom. However, the inscription should not be taken literally; it's only an allusion.
Prescott, Newsweek " I ts manifest intelligence, subtle humor and extraordinary texturing of the past within the present make Possession an original, and unforgettable, contribution.
Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.Possession is a rabbit hole of a novel, down which the reader tumbles.
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Get started now! Dame A(ntonia) S(usan) Byatt was born on 24 August in Yorkshire.
She was educated at a Quaker school in York and at Newnham College, Cambridge, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and Somerville College, Oxford, where she studied as a postgraduate.
She taught in the Extra-Mural Department of. A.S. Byatt’s ‘Possession’: The Best Romance Novel a Feminist Could Ask For Those of you who follow this blog will know that lately i’ve been a bit obsessed with reading and fuming over bad romance novels.
Formally my novel needed the presence of real poems. I don't write poetry.
Robertson Davies had written a novel about an opera, and had used the poems of Thomas Lovell Beddoes as a phantom libretto. Possession is a highly celebrated novel by A.S. Byatt that contains two story threads.
The first story could be categorized as historical fiction/5.