The Resource A country road, a tree, Jo Baker

A country road, a tree, Jo Baker

Label
A country road, a tree
Title
A country road, a tree
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer--Samuel Beckett--whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war. When war breaks out in Europe in 1939, a young, unknown writer journeys from his home in neutral Ireland to conflict-ridden Paris and is drawn into the maelstrom. With him we experience the hardships yet stubborn vibrancy at the heart of Europe during the Nazis' rise to power; his friendships with James Joyce and other luminaries; his quietly passionate devotion to the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; his secret work for the French Resistance and narrow escapes from the Gestapo; his flight from occupied Paris to the countryside; and the rubble of his life after liberation. And through it all we are witness to workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express his experience of this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into timeless art"--
Summary
Samuel Beckett is a young writer living in Paris, intoxicated by new friendships with James Joyce and the other writers and artists making the vibrant city their creative home. But when war breaks out in 1939, he puts his life in mortal danger and joins the Resistance. The novel illuminates how his extraordinary literary gift is forged by war.
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466728
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Jo
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.A57
LC item number
C68 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Authors, Irish
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
A country road, a tree, Jo Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
919105606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
435 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780399567582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
A country road, a tree, Jo Baker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
919105606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
435 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780399567582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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