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[EPUB] ✻ Strandloper ✾ Alan Garner – Stroyki.pro Based on the true story of William Buckley a bricklayer the novel begins in the rural Cheshire of the 1790s as William and Het are making ready for the annual festival known as Shick Shack Day WilliamBased on the true story of William Buckley a bricklayer the novel begins in the rural Cheshire of the 1790s as William and Het are making ready for the annual festival known as Shick Shack Day William has been chosen as the village's Shick Shack an ancient fertility figure face blackened with charcoal and bedecked with boughs of oak and Het is to be his Teaser But when the local landowner discovers the celebration in the church William is arrested and sentenced to transportation to New Holland As he is taken.

From the church he vows to Het that he will return He endures the horrors of the Transport and lands in the distant continent Determined to return to Het William escapes the camp and walks for than a year in the unbearable heat convinced that if he keeps going North he will reach China and then soon be back home Finally starved and delirious he collapses having crawled to the top of a hillock It is here unconscious on what is the burial mound of Murrangurk a great hero of their People that William is discov.

strandloper book Strandloper PDFFrom the church he vows to Het that he will return He endures the horrors of the Transport and lands in the distant continent Determined to return to Het William escapes the camp and walks for than a year in the unbearable heat convinced that if he keeps going North he will reach China and then soon be back home Finally starved and delirious he collapses having crawled to the top of a hillock It is here unconscious on what is the burial mound of Murrangurk a great hero of their People that William is discov.

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  1. Shomeret Shomeret says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFI very much enjoyed Strandloper Other readers might have trouble with the dialects in this novel I was able to decipher them without much difficulty but the author gives no explanations or assistance to readers Garner’s radical divergence from history might disturb those who prefer their historical fiction to be closer to verifiable facts When historical figures are fictionalized it


  2. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFA short novel very loosely based on the experiences of William Buckley a British man transported to Australia who lived among the Aborigines there It's an impressive piece of literature; but the ways in which Garner's tale differs from the historical events is very illuminating of Garner's concernsOne of the main themes of the book is drawing a parallel between the 'primitive' rituals and beliefs of the Aborigines and those of rural Britain this is done masterfully It's the sort of goal that described briefly sounds doubtful but Garner describes individuals whose ignorance from a modern perspective is shocking but does so in a way that gives a sense of a deep and abiding respect for human dignity This theme of rural ignorance tempered with an ancient dignity is also found in Garner's novel ThursbitchDoes it reflect reality? That's another uestion Garner is deeply interested in linguistics and the power of language In his tale Buckley's '


  3. Ade Bailey Ade Bailey says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFApart from reading some of Garner's books to classes of kids many decades ago have not looked since Chance put it in my hand Wonderful at every level You have to be engaged and hear the text Hear the words the dialect the music the animality and sounds of a myriad nature You have to be alert to to hear an intense authorial voice that pulls together in what is a very short book vast sweeps of history and space You need to go down in the convicts' uarters follow the sea imagery the rivers and streams the bushland and plains verdancies and aridities fire and growth Paganism and Christianity time loaded and timelessness the routine uotidian of human injustice and fun in causing pain love togetherness aloneness It's a palimpsest You have to try to match the author and be aware of it at every level


  4. Cooper Renner Cooper Renner says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDF Strandloper is a masterwork from one of the English language's most important writers After reading this one readers are advised to go on to Thursbitch and the allegedly for young readers Owl Service Stone Book uartet and Red Shift Garner is far significant than our literati have yet realized


  5. Robert Wechsler Robert Wechsler says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFThis may be the most baffling novel I’ve ever read I don’t know how to describe it much less critiue it I can certainly say that it is a singular reading experience and for that I am greatly appreciative It is a book that reuires at least on the first reading the surrender of one’s faculties especially one’s critical faculties Not that it wouldn’t be interesting to criticize but it would get in the way of the experience This novel reuires what Keats called “negative capability” My one Goodreads friend who has reviewed the book Abailart says one must remain “alert” to the book’s ualities That’s a good way of putting it Alert and accepting letting oneself go with the flow wherever the author takes youI can’t say I “enjoyed” reading the novel but it is a special valuable experience with many rewards especially in its rhythms and language from Cheshire dialect to Aboriginal spiritual language


  6. Jim Brennan Jim Brennan says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFI don't know that I'm impartial I'm a couple of years or so younger than Garner not a classicist and I just remember him at school Old Mancunians will know what I mean I also saw him play Antony with Dudley Moore as Enobarbus Alderley Edge I don't know all that well I come from a little further down the Bollin valley I've just read backwards The Voice that Thunders with a good deal of unexpected emotion If you read it that way round you may think you know a bit about Strandloper before you read it I've only come to both books a uarter of a century late and I've just read the opening chapter of Strandloper for the first time I suppose as a result I did know a little beforehand But none of it blunted the power and the portent of the opening pages or concealed their roots I'm afraid Garner is the real thing So much so that the Nobel Prize for Litera


  7. Anna Hepworth Anna Hepworth says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFThis books showcases Garner's fascination with language with the incomprehensible with the direct experience of mythology It is very dreamy in places very difficult to pick re


  8. Marc Cooper Marc Cooper says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFYou don't so much read Strandloper as immerse yourself in it and let it push and pull you about It's familiar Garner right enough with added metaphysical transcendency or a bit bonkers if you prefer It's not a book you'll forget in a hurry


  9. Vishvapani Vishvapani says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFWhat a book a short shamanic epic that is utterly without pretension Garner's novels are almost all about one place his part of Cheshire and their scope comes from his exploration of what he calls in Boneland 'Deep Place' a sense that the past is present and that ancestors who once lived there are linked spiritually with those who live there now Strandloper finds a way to journey away from Cheshire through the story of William Buckley seemingly a real person who lived in Cheshire at the end of the Eighteenth Century was transported to Australia escaped and lived with the native Australians becoming a holy man Eventually as white colonisation spreads across the continent he returns home It's


  10. Veronica Veronica says:

    eBook stroyki.pro ´ Strandloper Kindle ✓ strandloper book, Strandloper PDFI was spurred to read this by The Voice That Thunders Garner put his heart and soul into this novel It draws on his eternal themes of loops of time myth identity spirituality but it's much harder work for the reader than his nominally children's books There's no hand holding by the author you are left to figure out for yourself what the Aborigines are doingIt's not a long book but I got a bit bogged down on the Aboriginal section which started to feel too worthy and Noble Savage like But it was redeemed by the final section when William returns home and blends his two worlds The real William Buckley didn't do this but it makes perfect sense in the novel Perhaps the ending is too neat but it's beautifully and poignantly execute


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