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All the while Peter Ackroyd presents a series of digressions involving famous individuals from English literature, music, and art, depicted in dream sequences that otherwise relate to Timothy's unique nature, what he doesn't realize and never fully comprehends as being a more authentic version of the life his father has led.
English Music is the sixth novel by Peter Ackroyd. As with all Ackroyd's previous novels, it focuses on London, although on this occasion partly as a backdrop for English culture in general.
1992) A novel by Peter Ackroyd. With alternating chapters set in the late 1920s and in a dream world involving Byrd, Constable and Carroll, the novel charts the development of a motherless young man. The author also wrote "Chatterton" and "Hawksmoor".
English Music is a tour de force of imagination and evocation - a startling, masterful novel from one of the most exciting writers at work today. There is something about English Music that stops it from being the great book it wants to be. There are many positives. The story of the life of Timothy Holcomb that binds the book is a good one. Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. He continued writing poetry until he began delving into historical fiction with The Great Fire of London (1982). A constant theme in Ackroyd's work is the blending of past, present, and future, often paralleling the two in his biographies and novels.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A boy escapes from the harsh realities of post-World War I London into the evocative world of his imagination. Sometimes Ackroyd will hit upon a truism of staggering banality, such as 'even in childhood, it is possible to entertain two opposite sides of consciousness at the same time. What is the reader to do with this - underline it? Mark, note and inwardly digest it?
Mish-mash of gifted prose looking back, and ahead?? By Thriftbooks. com User, July 26, 1998. Existential foray into fatherson relationship, exploring the richness of the traditions in English art, music and literature in the process. The chapters alternate between fantasy and reality, and it is sometimes hard to evauluate which is which, as the main character
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1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove English music from your list? English music. Published 1993 by Penguin in London.
Peter Ackroyd: English Music. This is, in my opinion, Ackroyd’s masterpiece to date. Only this novel and First Light of the novels to date are set away from London, though even this one starts off in London. Incidentally, if you are looking for this book, I have seen it, on several occasions, classified in a bookstore under Music rather than Fiction or Literature but then if booksellers knew what they were doing, there would not be any need for this site, would there? And, of course, it is out of print both in Britain and the USA.