More Raves for Cloudsplitter. Also by Russell Banks. And how you and the professor answer it will determine to a considerable degree how you and whoever reads your book will come to view the long, savage war between the white race and the black race on this continent. If the book that your good professor is presently composing, though it contain all the known and previously unrecorded facts of my father’s life, cannot show and declare once and for all that Old Brown either was or was not mad, then it will be a useless addition to the head-high pile of useless books already written about him.
Russell Banks offers a portrait of John Brown that is neither hero worship nor character assassination. Instead, it is a flesh and blood John Brown that emerges: a deeply religious, flawed, idealistic, and sincere man whose extremism was a natural extension of his passion for justice. In Banks’ interpretation, it is John Brown’s son and lieutenant, Owen, whose violent nature focuses his father’s rage and pushes him to action.
Cloudsplitter is a 1998 historical novel by Russell Banks relating the story of abolitionist John Brown. The novel is narrated as a retrospective by John Brown's son, Owen Brown, from his hermitage in the San Gabriel Mountains of California.
Cloudsplitter : a novel Russell Banks. Library of Congress Control Number: 97022163. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0060168609. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Cloudsplitter : a novel, Russell Banks.
In this way, Cloudsplitter resembles Banks' Affliction, also about a weak-willed son who denies and finally succumbs to his father's brutal influence.
0 5 Author: Russell Banks Narrator: Pete Larkin. A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling, Cloudsplitter is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown, last surviving son of America's most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr, John Brown. Always have a good book lined up - Listen and read whenever you want. Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to.