The Story of the Night
Hailed by the Irish Independent as the "best Irish writer of his generation", Toibin brings readers a powerful and moving novel set in Argentina during the time of generals. As Richard Garay's country slowly changes and love enters his life, he realizes that the Faustian bargain he has made with... show more
Hailed by the Irish Independent as the "best Irish writer of his generation", Toibin brings readers a powerful and moving novel set in Argentina during the time of generals. As Richard Garay's country slowly changes and love enters his life, he realizes that the Faustian bargain he has made with experience is gradually becoming a nightmare.
Publish date: June 15th 1997
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Irish Literature
bookshelves: hardback, booker-shortlist, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2003, lit-richer, books-about-books-and-book-shops, summer-2015, tbr-busting-2015, impac-winner Read from October 29, 2014 to August 24, 2015 Description: The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into ...
Rating: 5.5/5 Summary: As Argentina is going through political upheaval, so is Richard. Strangled by his job and lack of love life, he takes risks and grows just like this new Argentina does. He finds himself in a new career and in a new love.Review: My initial reaction: "Brilliant, emotional, and w...
'The Master' is extraordinary in its being a work of fiction on a historical figure/author (that author being Henry James). I had close to no background knowledge about Henry James, even though I do own his 'the Portrait of a Lady' and know he wrote using extremely lengthy sentences - perhaps much l...
I loved this book. I thought Tóibín did a beautiful job adapting his style to one that was evocative of Henry James, although more easily readable. The novel moves with James to London, Ireland, Italy, and Rye, and effectively integrates James' memories of the past in flashbacks that come as respons...
I know this looks really weird and everything, but apparently it's pretty great. Fictionalized bio of Henry James. Just, y'know, if I read him maybe I'll check this out too.
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