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READ A Long Long Way REVIEW A Long Long Way 107 Format în cel mai pur spirit irlandez Sebastian Barry originar din Dublin este unul dintre scriitorii care n au ocolit nici un gen literar Premiat în nenumarate rânduri pentru piesele sale Barry s a bucurat de aprecierile criticilor si în calitate de romancier si poet Fiu al actritei Joan O'Hara Sebastian Barry a fost educat la Trinity College în Dublin oras care l a racordat puternic la cauza irlandeza si care i a insuflat un simt acut de apartenenta la o mostenire culturala plina de tensiuni Teme legate de istoria traumatica a Irlandei si de natura dramatica a însasi conditiei de irlandez transpar în fiecare dintre scrierile lui Boss Grady's. Oh Willie Dunn a painfully earnest young man off to the trenches He loves his family his girl and his comrades at that tender age when life is all first times The Algerians were just over to his right The Algerians sang fine strange songs most of the day and at night now he could hear them laughing and talking in a sort of endless excitementThe trench was soon looking fairly smartThat s fucking better now said the sergeant major religiouslyThey did all that and then lurked in the perfected trench getting muggy like old boxers The poor human mind played ueer tricks and you could forget even your name betimes and even the point of being there aside enduring the unstoppable blather of the guns What day oftentimes it was Willie would forgetThen a different day arrived Everyone had had a lash of tea and there was a lot of farting going on after the big yellow beans that had come up around twelve As usual after they had eaten they were beginning to look at each other and think this St Julian wasn t the worst place they d been in It was the essential illusion bestowed on them by full stomachsA breeze had pushed through the tall grasses all day There was a yellow flower everywhere with a hundred tiny blooms on it The caterpillars loved them There were millions of caterpillars the same yellow as the flowers It was a yellow worldCaptain Pasley was in his new dugout writing his forms Every last thing that came in and every last thing that went out was accounted for Item and bodies Captain Pasley of course was obliged to read all the letters the men sent home and he did word for blessed word He thought it might break a man s heart to read them sometimes there was something awfully sad about some of the soldiers letters They didn t mean to make them sad which gave their efforts to be manly and cheerful a melancholy tinge But it had to be faced God help them they were funny enough efforts sometimes Some men wrote a letter as formal as a bishop some tried to write the inside of their heads like that young Willie Dunne It was a curiosityThe yellow cloud was noticed first by Christy Moran because he was standing on the fire step with his less than handy mirror arrangement looking out across the uiet battlefield That little breeze had freshened and it blew now against the ratty hair that dropped out of Christy Moran s hat here and there So the breeze was of a wind and was blowing full on against Christy s hat and mirror but it was nothing remarkableWhat was remarkable was the strange yellow tinged cloud that had just appeared from nowhere like a sea fog But not like a fog really he knew what a flaming fog looked like for God s sake being born and bred near the sea in fucking Kingstown He watched for a few seconds in his mirror straining to see and straining to understand It was about four o clock and all as peaceful as anything Not even the guns were firing now The caterpillars foamed on the yellow flowersAnd the grass died in the path of the cloud That was only Christy Moran s impression maybe he hoiked down the mirror a moment and wiped it clean with his cleanish sleeve Back up it went The cloud didn t look too deep but it was as wide as the eye could see Christy Moran was absolutely certain now he could see figures moving in the yellow smoke It must be some sort of way of hiding the advancing men he was thinking some new fashioned piece of warfare Gaia Ambition irlandez Sebastian Barry originar din Dublin este unul dintre scriitorii care n au ocolit nici un gen literar Premiat în nenumarate rânduri pentru piesele sale Barry s a bucurat de aprecierile criticilor si în calitate de romancier si poet Fiu al actritei Joan O'Hara Sebastian Barry a fost educat la Trinity College în Dublin oras care l a racordat puternic la cauza Heavy Expectations irlandeza si care Bosom Destiny i a Keys to inner space insuflat un simt acut de apartenenta la o mostenire culturala plina de tensiuni Teme legate de Nann Dunnes Books Sampler istoria traumatica a Irlandei si de natura dramatica a însasi conditiei de Orley Farm irlandez transpar în fiecare dintre scrierile lui Boss Grady's. Oh Willie Dunn a painfully earnest young man off to the trenches He loves his family his girl and his comrades at that tender age when life Wanting Jocelyn is all first times The Algerians were just over to his right The Algerians sang fine strange songs most of the day and at night now he could hear them laughing and talking Nashtaneer Dui bon Malancha in a sort of endless excitementThe trench was soon looking fairly smartThat s fucking better now said the sergeant major religiouslyThey did all that and then lurked The Serpentine Cave in the perfected trench getting muggy like old boxers The poor human mind played ueer tricks and you could forget even your name betimes and even the point of being there aside enduring the unstoppable blather of the guns What day oftentimes The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps New Poems it was Willie would forgetThen a different day arrived Everyone had had a lash of tea and there was a lot of farting going on after the big yellow beans that had come up around twelve As usual after they had eaten they were beginning to look at each other and think this St Julian wasn t the worst place they d been A Mrs Miracle Christmas in It was the essential The Poison Garden illusion bestowed on them by full stomachsA breeze had pushed through the tall grasses all day There was a yellow flower everywhere with a hundred tiny blooms on Kill Hill it The caterpillars loved them There were millions of caterpillars the same yellow as the flowers It was a yellow worldCaptain Pasley was Bumps in the Night in his new dugout writing his forms Every last thing that came Dominic's Child in and every last thing that went out was accounted for Item and bodies Captain Pasley of course was obliged to read all the letters the men sent home and he did word for blessed word He thought The Kanellis Scandal it might break a man s heart to read them sometimes there was something awfully sad about some of the soldiers letters They didn t mean to make them sad which gave their efforts to be manly and cheerful a melancholy tinge But One Hot Target Silhouette Intimate Moments it had to be faced God help them they were funny enough efforts sometimes Some men wrote a letter as formal as a bishop some tried to write the Shock Therapy inside of their heads like that young Willie Dunne It was a curiosityThe yellow cloud was noticed first by Christy Moran because he was standing on the fire step with his less than handy mirror arrangement looking out across the uiet battlefield That little breeze had freshened and Red Thunder Reckoning it blew now against the ratty hair that dropped out of Christy Moran s hat here and there So the breeze was of a wind and was blowing full on against Christy s hat and mirror but A Whisper of Wanting Lust Potion #9 it was nothing remarkableWhat was remarkable was the strange yellow tinged cloud that had just appeared from nowhere like a sea fog But not like a fog really he knew what a flaming fog looked like for God s sake being born and bred near the sea The Friday Night Knitting Club in fucking Kingstown He watched for a few seconds Letting Go Anchored Hearts #1 in his mirror straining to see and straining to understand It was about four o clock and all as peaceful as anything Not even the guns were firing now The caterpillars foamed on the yellow flowersAnd the grass died Fading Away Anchored Hearts Vol 25 in the path of the cloud That was only Christy Moran s Translation and Creativity impression maybe he hoiked down the mirror a moment and wiped Intimate Strangers it clean with his cleanish sleeve Back up Dead Sea it went The cloud didn t look too deep but The Pearly ueen it was as wide as the eye could see Christy Moran was absolutely certain now he could see figures moving Falcon Dark Riders #1 in the yellow smoke It must be some sort of way of hiding the advancing men he was thinking some new fashioned piece of warfare

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READ A Long Long Way REVIEW A Long Long Way 107 Azi scriitorulCalea cea lunga se concentreaza pe conflictul trait de soldatii irlandezi trimisi sa lupte alaturi de trupele britanice în timpul celui de Al Doilea Razboi Mondial Willie Dunne fi gura centrala a romanului este exponentul unei întregi generatii de irlandezi despre care autorul însusi spunea ca „au fost prinsi pe partea gresita a istoriei Discriminati pe front de fratii de arme britanici soldatii irlandezi o data întorsi acasavor fi tratati drept tradatori de conationali Un alt episod din conflictul mocnit dintre Irlanda si Anglia într un roman în care brutalitatea intrigii se însoteste paradoxal cu gratia stilului Alina Purcaru. It s a long way to TipperaryIt s a long way to goIt s a long way to little Mary To the sweetest girl I knowGoodbye PiccadillyFarewell Leicester SuareIt s a long way to TipperaryBut my heart s right thereWorld War I the Great War as it was then known has produced some outstanding novels recounting the horrific mind numbing dehumanizing experiences of common soldiers locked in the death grip of trench warfare In the past year I have read two of those books Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and Fear by Gabriel Chevallier and reread another All uiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarue These stories are told from the perspective of three different nationalities Canadian French and German respectively but they share the common theme of ignoring grand strategy and spending little time on tactics while devoting most of their attention to the common soldier And the experiences of the soldiers in the trenches no matter their nationality differed very littleTrue I had read a great deal about the French and the Germans in that conflict and not as much about the Canadians but A Long Long Way was truly a learning experienceI had never given much any thought to the Irish role in the war and in fact little has been written about it I knew about the Irish revolt what came to be called the Easter Rising against the British in 1916 but I had never stopped to consider the fact that at the same time there were Irish soldiers in the British army fighting for King and Country and Empire A Long Long Way is the story of those Irish soldiers particularly through the eyes of Willie Dunne who joined the army at age seventeen They were young men who were placed in a no win situation Some were devoted loyalists to king and country while others favored home rule for their land while both joined the British army to fight the Germans their long range goals differed Unfortunately the English on one hand perceived them all to be potential or even actual mutineers while the Irish nationalists on the other hand considered them all to be traitors for serving in the British army Laura Barber writes in The GuardianWillie and the men like him went to war not so much to fight against the Germans but to fight for their country only to find that the most deadly enemy came from their own side and that the Ireland they had grown up believing in had dissolved behind them like sugar in the rain Like the other three books mentioned earlier A Long Long Way is a story of horror and heartbreak with the most graphic description of horrific poison gas attacks that I have ever read in a work of fiction or nonfiction In other words like all great war novels it is an anti war story Threatened as we are today by war after war and by the knee jerk unexamined beliefs that take us there it is books such as A Long Long Way that can force us to examine not only our own beliefs but to reflect on the beliefs of those that we choose to lead us Sebastian Barry was first and foremost a poet and a playwright before becoming a novelist and it shows in his prose good general or bad everything ended always in the ghastly tally of wrenching deaths His head was heavy now sore as a boxer s he wanted to have the matter explained to him he wanted God Himself to come down to where they were talking there and tell them what could be set against the numberless deaths to stop their minds inwardly weeping like cottages without roofs in a filthy rain Through the character of Willie Dunne Barry allows us not so much to imagine the war as to inhabit it and in doing so he has created a modern masterpiece The Boston GlobeWith disarming lyricism Barry s novel leads the reader into a hellish no man s land where the true madness of war can only be felt and understood rather than said The Observer Letting Go Anchored Hearts #1 irlandezi trimisi sa lupte alaturi de trupele britanice în timpul celui de Al Doilea Razboi Mondial Willie Dunne fi gura centrala a romanului este exponentul unei întregi generatii de Fading Away Anchored Hearts Vol 25 irlandezi despre care autorul însusi spunea ca „au fost prinsi pe partea gresita a Translation and Creativity istoriei Discriminati pe front de fratii de arme britanici soldatii Intimate Strangers irlandezi o data întorsi acasavor fi tratati drept tradatori de conationali Un alt episod din conflictul mocnit dintre Irlanda si Anglia într un roman în care brutalitatea Dead Sea intrigii se însoteste paradoxal cu gratia stilului Alina Purcaru. It s a long way to TipperaryIt s a long way to goIt s a long way to little Mary To the sweetest girl I knowGoodbye PiccadillyFarewell Leicester SuareIt s a long way to TipperaryBut my heart s right thereWorld War I the Great War as The Pearly ueen it was then known has produced some outstanding novels recounting the horrific mind numbing dehumanizing experiences of common soldiers locked Falcon Dark Riders #1 in the death grip of trench warfare In the past year I have read two of those books Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and Fear by Gabriel Chevallier and reread another All uiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarue These stories are told from the perspective of three different nationalities Canadian French and German respectively but they share the common theme of My Lost Mexico ignoring grand strategy and spending little time on tactics while devoting most of their attention to the common soldier And the experiences of the soldiers Cinderella in the trenches no matter their nationality differed very littleTrue I had read a great deal about the French and the Germans You Will Obey in that conflict and not as much about the Canadians but A Long Long Way was truly a learning experienceI had never given much any thought to the Irish role Fatal Destiny in the war and Gangbanged and Bred by His Daddys Friends in fact little has been written about Eyes of a Child it I knew about the Irish revolt what came to be called the Easter Rising against the British Marked Northern Shifters #1 in 1916 but I had never stopped to consider the fact that at the same time there were Irish soldiers Bombay Bound in the British army fighting for King and Country and Empire A Long Long Way Spring 49 A Journal of Archetype and Culture is the story of those Irish soldiers particularly through the eyes of Willie Dunne who joined the army at age seventeen They were young men who were placed Straight on Till Morning The Student Prince #2 in a no win situation Some were devoted loyalists to king and country while others favored home rule for their land while both joined the British army to fight the Germans their long range goals differed Unfortunately the English on one hand perceived them all to be potential or even actual mutineers while the Irish nationalists on the other hand considered them all to be traitors for serving Afghanistan in the British army Laura Barber writes Soldiers Without Borders in The GuardianWillie and the men like him went to war not so much to fight against the Germans but to fight for their country only to find that the most deadly enemy came from their own side and that the Ireland they had grown up believing Warriors in Winter in had dissolved behind them like sugar The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde The Devoted Friend The Nightingale and the Rose Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde in the rain Like the other three books mentioned earlier A Long Long Way Muggy Maggie Boxed Set is a story of horror and heartbreak with the most graphic description of horrific poison gas attacks that I have ever read Mrs Dalloway in a work of fiction or nonfiction In other words like all great war novels Avenger it Eastern Standard Tribe is an anti war story Threatened as we are today by war after war and by the knee jerk unexamined beliefs that take us there Emily Brontë it Right Package Wrong Baggage is books such as A Long Long Way that can force us to examine not only our own beliefs but to reflect on the beliefs of those that we choose to lead us Sebastian Barry was first and foremost a poet and a playwright before becoming a novelist and The Death of Alexander the Great What or Who Really Killed the Young Conueror of the Known World? it shows The Art of Deceit in his prose good general or bad everything ended always Old Habits Die Hard in the ghastly tally of wrenching deaths His head was heavy now sore as a boxer s he wanted to have the matter explained to him he wanted God Himself to come down to where they were talking there and tell them what could be set against the numberless deaths to stop their minds Kill or Die Flintlock #3 inwardly weeping like cottages without roofs The Break Up Diaries in a filthy rain Through the character of Willie Dunne Barry allows us not so much to Lasso the Moon imagine the war as to The City of Gold and Lead inhabit Washington it and Get Shorty in doing so he has created a modern masterpiece The Boston GlobeWith disarming lyricism Barry s novel leads the reader The Naked Earl into a hellish no man s land where the true madness of war can only be felt and understood rather than said The Observer

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READ A Long Long Way REVIEW A Long Long Way 107 Boys 1990 The Steward of Christendom 1995 Our Lady of Sligo 1998 Hinterland si Whistling Psyche 2004 sunt printre cele mai complexe piese ale lui Barry care dramatizeaza probleme acute privind memoria identitara a Irlandei Aceleasi interese au orientat si tematica romanelor sale exceptie facând Elsewhere the Adventures of Belemus 1985 un roman pentru copii Înainte sa fi fost inclus pe lista scurta la Man Booker Prize cu romanul Calea cea lunga 2005 Barry fusese aclamat pentru The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty 1998 roman tradus în sapte limbi urmat în scurt timp de Annie Dunne 2002 o poveste plasata în anii '50 în Wicklow tinutul în care traieste. 5 A sorrowful gut wrenching tale of the horrors of WWI and the boys who went off to fight for King and Country hoping to come into their bloody manhood at last The author expertly leads the reader through gruesome warfare in the trenches with beautiful prose and likable but doomed characters The dawn and horror of chemical warfare makes its deadly debut The gas boiled in like a familiar ogre With the same stately gracelessness it rolled to the edge of parapet and then like the heads of a many headed creature it toppled gently forward and sank down to join the waiting men The evil gas lay sown in the trench like a bedspread and as gas came over it filled the trench to the brim and passed on then its ghostly hordes to the support lines and the reserve lines ambitious for choice murders That s just the beginning as Barry will not spare the reader the horror that comes and I do not use that word lightly Young boys from Ireland are fighting only to learn that at the same time others back home are battling for Home Rule during the Easter Rising They will arrive home on leave only to be thought traitors worth killing by some and then return to the front for killing of their ownDeserving of 5 stars but the subject matter and inevitable outcome sucked the life right out of my soul Based on my emotional state it rates the 1 star I did not like it but the writing the writing the writing I have never read a better book on the devastation of war and I never want to read another one like it everAfterwards Imagine if they had a war and no one showed up It just confounds me how many generations of young men have been willing to forfeit their precious lives and others continue to manufacture and use such malevolent weapons to this day Unbelievably I saw a promotional video Men of War MUSTARD GAS for online gaming Perhaps guys like the one who commented Good job Can you make a poison thrower just like the flame thrower That would be very cool should read this book gladofmywomanhood bookslikethisbreakmyheart Cruel to be Kind identitara a Irlandei Aceleasi White Shark interese au orientat si tematica romanelor sale exceptie facând Elsewhere the Adventures of Belemus 1985 un roman pentru copii Înainte sa fi fost The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 inclus pe lista scurta la Man Booker Prize cu romanul Calea cea lunga 2005 Barry fusese aclamat pentru The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty 1998 roman tradus în sapte limbi urmat în scurt timp de Annie Dunne 2002 o poveste plasata în anii '50 în Wicklow tinutul în care traieste. 5 A sorrowful gut wrenching tale of the horrors of WWI and the boys who went off to fight for King and Country hoping to come The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S into their bloody manhood at last The author expertly leads the reader through gruesome warfare Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland in the trenches with beautiful prose and likable but doomed characters The dawn and horror of chemical warfare makes Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 its deadly debut The gas boiled Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 in like a familiar ogre With the same stately gracelessness Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale it rolled to the edge of parapet and then like the heads of a many headed creature My valiant knight it toppled gently forward and sank down to join the waiting men The evil gas lay sown The White Lantern in the trench like a bedspread and as gas came over Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 it filled the trench to the brim and passed on then Seven Wishes its ghostly hordes to the support lines and the reserve lines ambitious for choice murders That s just the beginning as Barry will not spare the reader the horror that comes and I do not use that word lightly Young boys from Ireland are fighting only to learn that at the same time others back home are battling for Home Rule during the Easter Rising They will arrive home on leave only to be thought traitors worth killing by some and then return to the front for killing of their ownDeserving of 5 stars but the subject matter and Stumptown Vol 1 inevitable outcome sucked the life right out of my soul Based on my emotional state The Natural Mind Waking Up Volume I it rates the 1 star I did not like Surprised by Suffering it but the writing the writing the writing I have never read a better book on the devastation of war and I never want to read another one like Fun with Zip and Zap Phonics chapter book it everAfterwards Imagine The Hyde Park Headsman if they had a war and no one showed up It just confounds me how many generations of young men have been willing to forfeit their precious lives and others continue to manufacture and use such malevolent weapons to this day Unbelievably I saw a promotional video Men of War MUSTARD GAS for online gaming Perhaps guys like the one who commented Good job Can you make a poison thrower just like the flame thrower That would be very cool should read this book gladofmywomanhood bookslikethisbreakmyheart