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by Jane Smiley,Olivia Manning

eBook School for Love (New York Review Books Classics) download ISBN: 1590173031
Author: Jane Smiley,Olivia Manning
Publisher: NYRB Classics (February 3, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 232
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By Olivia Manning Introduction by Jane Smiley. By Olivia Manning Introduction by Jane Smiley. Olivia Manning’s work has been out of sight for decades, but her newly reissued School for Love is about to charm and startle a whole new generation of readers. O, The Oprah Magazine. She has been compared with Graham Greene and Anthony Powell. Anthony Burgess, who thinks the two trilogies may prove to be ‘the finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer,’ finds in her a kinship with Tolstoy.

Jane Smiley, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, is the author of many novels and other works. In 2010 she published Private Life, a novel; A Good Horse, a book for young adults; and The Man Who Invented the Computer, the first volume of the Sloane American Inventors series. Home Jane Smiley Page 1 of 1. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes.

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Jerusalem in 1945 is a city in flux: refugees from the war in Europe fill its streets and cafés, the British colonial mandate is coming to an end, and tensions are on the rise between the Arab and Jewish populations. Felix Latimer, a recently orphaned teenager, arrives in Jerusalem from Baghdad, biding time until he can secure passage to England. Adrift and deeply lonely, Felix has no choice but to room in a boardinghouse run by Miss Bohun, a relative he has never met. Miss Bohun is a holy terror, a cheerless miser who proclaims the ideals of a fundamentalist group known as the Ever-Readies—joy, charity, and love—even as she makes life a misery for her boarders. Then Mrs. Ellis, a fascinating young widow, moves into the house and disrupts its dreary routine for good. Olivia Manning’s great subject is the lives of ordinary people caught up in history. Here, as in her panoramic depiction of World War II, The Balkan Trilogy, she offers a rich and psychologically nuanced story of life on the precipice, and she tells it with equal parts compassion, skepticism, and humor.
Comments: (7)
This is a very moving story of a young man left alone to deal with life. The author writes about ordinary things and doesn't shy away from showing the pettiness of her characters. A good read.
Well worth reading. It's a very sensitive, very touching book, beautifully written.
Anyone who appreciates superior writers, vivid characterizations and the intersection of history and literature and who has not yet discovered and read any of Olivia Manning's novels must rectify this omission. Of the highest recommendation is Manning's Balkan Trilogy, Levant Trilogy and "School for Love" as well as a fascinating biography about the author written and published after her death. From the Balkan Trilogy, the first novel ("The Great Fortune") is masterfully written. The BBC series based on the two trilogies (Fortunes of War, with Emma Thompson) is a treasure. The recent new edition of "School for Love" with a foreword by Jane Smiley is a must for readers and collectors of fine literature.
A sadly overlooked author. A moving story of Palestine postwar, a young English boy and a fascinating cast of characters.
Olivia Manning is someone you might not have heard about before but was and is a much loved British writer who has that special talent of being able to describe so in detail that you can actually see the story as you read it. The story is set in 1945 in Jerusalem. The players are Felix, an orphaned teenager and Miss Bohun a relative that he has never met. Felix travels from Baghdad to begin life with this relative and other boarders. If you are fond of British authors, you will want to read Olivia Manning!
Nothing Olivia Manning wrote is without interest. She is an underrated writer - perhaps not given her due because her work is filled with storytelling detail and lacks pretentiousness. Not quite up to her great Balkan Trilogy, but few novels of the time were that good,
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A great example of how an author can "show not tell" the story. The reader experiences the same gradual realization of the people and events around him as does the young protagonist. A wonderful read.
This book is nowhere near as good as THE LEVANT TRILOGY or THE BALKAN TRILOGY. No comparison.

This was written much earlier in Manning's career -- and the improvement certainly shows.