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Waterland is a 1983 novel by British author Graham Swift. It won the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. (Swift won this prize in 1996 with his novel Last Orders). It is considered the author's premier novel. Waterland; First edition. Author: Graham Swift: Country: United Kingdom: Language: English: Publisher: William Heinemann: Publication date. 1983: Media type.
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Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of many acclaimed novels, two collections of short stories (England and Other Stories, and Learning to Swim and Other Stories) and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing.With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996).
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Waterland Summary. British novelist Graham Swift's Waterland (London, 1983; New York, 1984) 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 mental hospital.
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As novel that questions the interrelated notions of self and story in Dickens's Great Expectations and Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! at the same time that it draws upon them, Waterland appears a late-twentieth-century, postmodernist rewriting of each. In attempting to relate his own story, Tom Crick begins by questioning the purpose, truthfulness, and limitations of stories while at the same.
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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 natural history and exploring the tragic forces.
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In a variety of ways, Waterland suggests that progress does not advance in a linear fashion, and perhaps that it does not advance at all. The discussions of siltation, the Ouse, and history certainly point in this direction, and the suggestion gets repeated even in the construction of the novel — the narrative does not quite advance from one chapter to the next, but rather it is repeatedly.
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Graham Swift is a highly original author. Although his work is not derivative, Waterland must inevitably be compared to the Wessex novels of Thomas Hardy, particularly to The Return of the Native.
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Based on the novel by Graham Swift, this drama follows the past and present crises of schoolteacher Tom Crick (Jeremy Irons), who attempts to resolve the problems in his own life and the apathy of.
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Screenwriter Peter Prince's adaptation of Graham Swift's much praised novel has a keen surreal edge that slices through barriers separating the past and the present. Full Review. Vanessa Letts The.
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The novel is at once a historical portrait and a kind of essay about historical portraiture; at once an elegy and a warning against elegy. The sense of these competing identities is compounded by.