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by Barry Unsworth

eBook The Partnership download ISBN: 0393321479
Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (August 17, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1481 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The Partnership book. Barry Unsworth s Foley and Moss are partners in a successful small business, making plaster pixies for the tourist trade.

The Partnership book. Foley is the artistic member of the partnership; he thinks up the ideas and designs and has pretensions to even greater artistry in his cherub lamps and fixtures.

Barry Unsworth sets his scene magnificently a Cornish village, Lanruan, thriving . Barry Unsworth was born in Wingate, England on August 10, 1930.

Barry Unsworth sets his scene magnificently a Cornish village, Lanruan, thriving on specious tourism, and its local characters: Graham, the primitive painter; Bailey, the loud-mouthed Northerner who comes to Lanruan to make his fortune; Barbara, the nearest thing the village possesses to a bad girl; and above all Gwendoline, who, inadvertently, begins the rift in the partnership between Foley and Moss.

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A first US appearance for this 1966 debut novel by Booker Prize-winning Unsworth (Sacred Hunger, 1992), notable primarily for what it promises. A first US appearance for this 1966 debut novel by Booker Prize–winning Unsworth (Sacred Hunger, 1992), notable primarily for what it promises. Foley and Moss are partners in a firm that specializes in producing pixies for the tourist trade in a Cornish town called Lanruan. Foley is the artistic one, designing the small figures but hoping to branch out into what he considers the higher realm of cherub lamps and fixtures.

Barry Unsworth FRSL (10 August 1930 – 4 June 2012) was an English writer known for his historical fiction. He published 17 novels, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, winning once for the 1992 novel Sacred Hunger. Unsworth was born on 10 August 1930 in Wingate, a mining village in County Durham, England, to a family of miners. His father first entered the mines at age 12 and ordinarily Unsworth would have followed him as a miner

Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth's first novel, published for the first time in the United States.

Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth's first novel, published for the first time in the United States. Foley and Moss are partners in a successful small business, making plaster pixies for the tourist trade.

Novelist Barry Unsworth was born in 1930. His first novel, The Partnership, was published in 1966

Novelist Barry Unsworth was born in 1930. He grew up in a small mining community in County Durham, in the north of England. After studying English at Manchester University and completing two years of national service, he lived in France for a year where he taught English. His first novel, The Partnership, was published in 1966. Pascali's Island (1980) is set during the last years of the Ottoman empire.

Barry Unsworth obituary. His first novel, The Partnership (1966), described a bohemian colony of artists in Cornwall, similar to one in which he had recently been living. Peripatetic, Booker prize-winning writer who excelled at the historical novel. Barry Unsworth, who has died of lung cancer aged 81, was a writer in the tradition of William Golding and Joseph Conrad.

Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth's first novel, published for the first time in the United States.

Foley and Moss are partners in a successful small business, making plaster pixies for the tourist trade. Foley is the artistic member of the partnership; he thinks up the ideas and designs and has pretensions to even greater artistry in his cherub lamps and fixtures. Moss, the seemingly quiet one who supplied the capital for the venture, manufactures them. Barry Unsworth sets his scene magnificently―a Cornish village, Lanruan, thriving on specious tourism, and its local characters: Graham, the primitive painter; Bailey, the loud-mouthed Northerner who comes to Lanruan to make his fortune; Barbara, the nearest thing the village possesses to a bad girl; and above all Gwendoline, who, inadvertently, begins the rift in the partnership between Foley and Moss. The Partnership is a disquieting, darkly funny tale about hidden desires and the unspoken attachments we have for one another.
Comments: (2)
Teonyo
The Partnership was Barry Unsworth's first novel and feels rather different in both style and content from most of his other books. It deals with a business arrangement, and therefore relationship of sorts between Foley and Moss. They design and manufacture plaster pixies for the tourist trade in a Cornish seaside village. There's a division of labour between them and as the book progresses, divisions of other sorts emerge as well.

There's a hint of Under Milk Wood about the setting, though there's no attempt at poetry. What we do have, however, is a portrayal of a small community that is impinged upon by outsiders and their ideas. Not that all of the characters were born and bred Cornish. They weren't, and so to some extent the book covers some similar ground to Julian Barnes's England England. But it is both more and less than this.

The Partnership is about the psychology and the mechanics of the relationship between Mss and Foley. Quite different in personality as well as other highly significant traits, they cooperate to achieve a common goal. Perhaps like any relationship, their pragmatic business arrangement succeeds while its boundaries are defined and agreed. Its success is limited, however, and both yearn for something else. What they individually desire leads eventually to their becoming incompatible, however.

The Partnerrship is a must for someone like me who is a confirmed addict of Barry Unsworth's work, but it is definitely not a place to start. Some of the issues the book deals with have dated, as have the ways in which they are treated. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, once I had come to terms with its limitations.
Qulcelat
This must be one of the first books Barry Unsworth ever wrote as it was published in 1966.

The setting is not as adventurous in terms of geography or history as many of his later works but it is worth reading and shows he had talent as a comic writer.

It takes place in a Cornish village where two misfits - an egotistical former male model called Foley and his commercial partner Moss - run a small business making plaster pixies for tourists.

The Adonis-like Foley is the "artist" who creates the figures and the Igor-like Moss is the grafter who makes them.

They are an odd couple in a village that is populated by other equally or even odder people, none of whom is actually from Cornwall.

The story builds up to a climax that leaves Foley baffled and Moss triumphant although the reader can see it coming right from the outset.

It reminded me of the cult film Withnail and I and also had some similarities to Julian Barnes' novels Talking it Over and Love etc. with their oddball characters, Stuart and Oliver.