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The Corner That Held Them (Virago Modern Classics)

by Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Published by Virago Press, Limited .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • FICTION_GENERAL,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Nonfiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages310
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8306780M
    ISBN 10086068878X
    ISBN 109780860688785

    THE CORNER THAT HELD THEM. By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. A realistic novel of 14th century Catholic England and a priory which housed a group of nuns at Oby. The story proper starts with the Black Death- and ends with the Peasants' rebellion, and the departure of one of the nuns concealed. A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original authors. Sylvia Townsend Warner's The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem. Time ebbs and flows and characters come and go in this novel, set in.

    The Corner That Held Them by Sylvia Townsend Warner. trade paperback from design by Kathy Homans featuring an image titled Ruins of Castle Acre Priory Church, c. (artist uncredited).. Ironic, mordant, energetic, and packed with life, Sylvia Townsend Warner’s fifth novel The Corner That Held Them () tells the story of a backwater convent over the course of a few. The Corner That Held Them () focuses on the lives of a community of nuns in a medieval convent. [12] Warner's short stories include the collections A Moral Ending and Other Stories, The Salutation, More Joy in Heaven, The Cat's Cradle Book, A Garland of Straw, The Museum of Cheats.

    The Corner That Held Them is far more politically radical than one might expect a historical novel about nuns published at that time to be. Mind you, it’s also a story that begins with an adulterous, post-coital scene that quickly turns bloody Warner writes about a society of women undergirded by a patriarchal society; you can see where the potential exists for things to go very, very. The Corner That Held Them is a story of many small lives lived both with small hopes and grand dreams. It is the story of the convent of Oby. It was founded in the 12th century by a man 10 years after he discovers his wife in bed with her lover and righteously slaughters the lover/5(24).


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‘The Corner That Held Them’ is an historical novel, set in a Benedictine convent in the 14th century. There is no plot as such; although there are many stories, the novel follows the fortunes of the convent over many years.

Under each of the five different prioresses, the concerns of the nuns are main/5. The Corner That Held Them is a story of many small lives lived both with small hopes and grand dreams. It is the story of the convent of Oby.

It was founded in the 12th century by a man 10 years after he discovers his wife in bed with her lover and righteously slaughters the lover/5(23). Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem.

Time ebbs and flows and characters come and go in this novel, set in the era of the Black Death, about a Benedictine convent of no great by: 3.

Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them strikes one as a masterpiece. As an act of imagined history—the life of a fenland nunnery in the fourteenth century—this novel has few rivals.

Warner conveys the strange ordinariness of a distant yet immediate past with utter authority. By Jack Hartnell Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel “The Corner That Held Them” is unusual for its lack of a protagonist. No mortal protagonist, that is.

The novel, newly reissued by New York. A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England’s most original authors. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history.

Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical The Corner That Held Them book like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem.

Time ebbs and flows and characters come and go in this novel, set in the era of the Black Death, about a Benedictine convent of no great note/5(3).

A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original authors. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history.

The Corner That Held Them is a story of finance, too. And perhaps preeminently it is a story of the running and maintaining of an unimportant convent in 14th century England – an “out-of-the-way place” where the first prioress says “anything or nothing” might : Ian Maxton.

When I stumbled across The Corner That Held Them in my local library, I recognised her name and thought I’d give it a go.

Warner wrote a range of novels on various subjects and periods, but this sounded as if it was up my street, as it follows the life of a community of nuns in an isolated convent in Norfolk over forty years in the 14th century. A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original authors.

Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of.

The Corner That Held Them BY Sylvia Townsend Warner. New York Review Books Classics. pages. $ reed and timber cloisters fell to bits in a gale.” This all takes place in the first fifteen pages. The rest of the book portrays the minutiae of daily existence at the convent in the fourteenth century.

The Corner That Held Them (Book): Warner, Sylvia Townsend: "To become a nun in the fourteenth century was often a business transaction rather than a spiritual calling; it is small wonder, then, that the inhabitants of the Benedictine convent of Oby are prey to worldly ambitions, frustrations, pleasures and jealousies.

An outbreak of the Black Death, the collapse of the convent spire and a. Get this from a library. The corner that held them. [Sylvia Townsend Warner] -- To become a nun in the fourteenth century was often a business transaction rather than a spiritual calling; it is small wonder then, that the inhabitants of the Benedictine convent of Oby are prey to.

A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original authors. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem.

Time ebbs and flows and characters come and go in this novel, set in. Get this from a library. The corner that held them. [Sylvia Townsend Warner; Claire Harman] -- "To become a nun in the fourteenth century was often a business transaction rather than a spiritual calling; it is small wonder, then, that the inhabitants of the Benedictine convent of Oby are prey.

A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem.

The Corner That Held Them (Book): Warner, Sylvia Townsend: "To become a nun in the fourteenth century was often a business transaction rather than a spiritual calling; it is small wonder, then, that the inhabitants of the Benedictine convent of Oby are prey to worldly ambitions, frustrations, pleasures and jealousies.

An outbreak of the Black Death the collapse of the convent spire and a. Books similar to The Corner That Held Them The Corner That Held Them. by Sylvia Townsend Warner. avg. rating Ratings. In memory of the wife who had once dishonored and always despised him, Brian de Retteville founded a 12th-century convent in Norfolk.

Two centuries later, the Benedictine community is well established. The Corner That Held Them is far more politically radical than one might expect a historical novel about nuns published at that time to be. Mind you, it’s also a story that begins with an adulterous, post-coital scene that quickly turns bloody Warner writes about a society of women undergirded by a patriarchal society; you can see where the potential exists for things to go very, very 3/4(4).

Download A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original authors. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather than history as the given sequence of events that, in time, it comes to seem.Nun books are as much about politics and power as they are about spirituality.

-- Patrick Gayle The Corner That Held Them is witty, knowledgeable, and gently on the side of women -- Andrew Miller * Guardian * A spellbinding piece of historical fiction - spare, luminous.CurrerBell: The Corner That Held Them has a great deal of comedy and humor, while In This House of Brede is more serious in tone.

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