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Waterland.

Graham Swift

Waterland.

by Graham Swift

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: 1983.

The Physical Object
Pagination334p.
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17170036M
ISBN 10043512370X

  Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. The Waterland Blog, Des Moines. 3K likes. Local News, Events, Arts, Entertainment, Photos, Videos & more for Des Moines, WA. Updated often!

Waterland is a British mystery drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke and John Heard. It is based on Graham Swift 's novel of the same name. The film moved the contemporary location from England to Pittsburgh and eliminated many of the extensive historical asides. Waterland (Book): Swift, Graham: Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound.

Waterland (Book): Swift, Graham: "Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a.   The most powerful novel I have read for some time * New York Review of Books * A page tour de force A burst of exuberant fictive energy * Evening Standard * Perfectly controlled, superbly written. Waterland is original, compelling and narration of the highest order * Guardian * Graham Swift has mapped his Waterland like a new Wessex/5(K).


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Waterland, published inis a semi-postmodern examination of the end of History, the trajectory of the promise of the Enlightenment. It is set in the 80's, but looks backwards through history, centering around /5.

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy/5().

Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, Waterland. book spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a Our Stores Are OpenBook AnnexMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & EventsHelp AllBooksebooksNOOKTextbooksNewsstandTeensKidsToysGames & CollectiblesGift, Home & OfficeMovies & TVMusicBook AnnexBrand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Waterland, more commonly known as the Fens, is the main setting. The Cricks—Henry, Helen, Dick, and Tom—comprise the primary nuclear family, with the Atkinsons and Metcalfs following close behind.

Published in the Waterland. book States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published by William Heinemann Ltd, Great Britain, in WATERLAND. BUY NOW FROM.

AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Thomas Crick, ""a balding quinquagenarian,"" is an English schoolmaster, a history teacher who's about to be let go--partly because the school's history program is being phased out, partly because Crick's unhinged.

British novelist Graham Swift's Waterland (London, ; New York, ) is a complex tale set in eastern England's low-lying fens region. It is narrated by Tom Crick, a middle-aged history teacher. Tom is facing a personal crisis, since he is about to be laid off from his job and his wife has been admitted to a.

The bulk of Waterland is devoted to this story that, before it is done, covers some three hundred years of local history and relates it to the broader historical currents of those three centuries.

Tickets - Waterland BOOK ONLINE AND SAVE BY FILLING A BRIEF RESERVATION FORM YOU CAN BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE AT A LOWER PRICE AND PAY IT WHEN YOU GO TO WATERLAND. WATERLAND. By Graham Swift. New York: Poseidon Press. $ THIS quite striking book by an English writer new to me - as I presume he is to most readers in this country - is a.

About Waterland Graham Swift’s extraordinary masterpiece—a finalist for the Booker Prize—WATERLAND weaves together eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as Greek tragedy into one epic story.

Reading Waterland is to lose yourself among the eels and reeds of eastern England, and is a book that lingers long in the memory, both for the setting and the s: 'Waterland is a formidably intelligent book, animated by an impressive, angry pity at what human creatures are capable of doing to one another in the name of love and need.

The most powerful novel I have read for some time' New York Review of Books. What people are saying - Write a review.3/5(2). Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy.5/5(5).

36 quotes from Waterland: ‘Children, be curious. Nothing is worse (I know it) than when curiosity stops. Nothing is more repressive than the repression o. Waterland. Waterland. Tom Crick is a history teacher, but the history that absorbs him is his own and his family’s.

Driven by a marital crisis and the provocation of one of his pupils, he forsakes his teaching to relate the story of his family who have lived in the Fens since the 18th century. Vintage Books, - Fiction - pages 23 Reviews Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a /5(23).

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Waterland is one of the largest waterparks in Europe with an area m 2 powered up for pure water fun. Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy/5(K).

Waterland is a classic of modern fiction: a vision of England seen through its mysterious, amphibious Fen country; a sinuous meditation on the workings of time; a tale of two families, startling in its twists and turns and universal in its reach.

Compulsively readable, it is a novel of resonant depth and encyclopaedic richness, mixing human and 5/5(2).Waterland, as we have seen, is a book that winds back upon other books, for it is a descendent, an echo, and a qualification of both Dickens's Great Expectations and Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!

Swift's novel begins, for example, with an epigraph from Great Expectations, another work that opens in the fens, and it shares with Dickens's novel.Chapter 1 Summary.

Waterland begins with the first of many view points concerning the Fens and its elemental hundred years of attempts to drain parts of the Fens for farmland or other commercial developments created a series of artificial canals and waterways, many of which were regulated by "sluice-gates," barriers designed to regulate the flow of water and to guard against flood.