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A month in the country

Author: J L Carr; Michael Holroyd
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2000.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In J.L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's extraordinary depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L Carr; Michael Holroyd
ISBN: 0940322471 9780940322479
OCLC Number: 44013957
Description: xxii, 135 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Responsibility: J.L. Carr ; introduction by Michael Holroyd.
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"In J.L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's extraordinary depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost"--Page 4 of cover.

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