[PDF] Download ↠ The Gifts of War | by Æ Margaret Drabble

  • Title: The Gifts of War
  • Author: Margaret Drabble
  • ISBN: 9780141195957
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback

  • In these two stories of lives colliding, a mother buying a birthday gift has her dreams destroyed, and a honeymoon leads to an unexpected epiphany.
    Margaret Drabble
    Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge She is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, The Sea Lady and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime s Distinguished Service to Literature She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd.


    Johnny B. Rempit
    More like 3.5 stars actually.

    Mark JEaston
    As part of Penguin's mini modern classics collection, Margret Drabble's The Gifts of War is a svelte collection of two short stories: The Gifts of War and Hassan's tower.The Gifts of War tells of a brief journey through the barren wasteland of the human condition. Focusing on the how survival instinct demands we cling to whatever meaning we can find in the chaotic seas of humanity, the story revolves thematically around violence, and its place in the heart of our personal, social, and educationa [...]

    Two short short stories by a writer I've never read before. I really enjoyed both but I preferred the first one "The gifts of war". Both stories talk about very mundane every day life situations which leave a lot of room just for the writing to shine. I definitely want to a read a novel by her now. »It was as though she said to herself: "If my little boy doesn't mean it when he shouts at me, perhaps my husband doesn't either; perhaps there's no more serious offence in my bruises and my graying [...]

    The two short stories in this collection follow the relatively mundane activities of the main characters, such that their behavior reflects on the nature of their lives. Her characters are so consumed with themselves that they lend themselves to study. It's a surprisingly effective method, and by the end of these short stories there are plenty of viable readings.

    due racconti molto belli e delicati che hanno, in modo completamente diverso, a che fare con l'infelicità. scrittura limpida.

    Matt Kelly
    I enjoyed the first story, but I thought Hassan's Tower was spine tinglingly brilliant!

    Two short stories - liked one, not the other. Think she's a better full-length novel writer.

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