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William Trevor (1928–2016)

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William Trevor Cox was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland on May 24, 1928. He received a degree in history from Trinity College in 1950. Before becoming a full-time author in 1965, he worked as a sculptor, a teacher, and a copywriter at an advertising agency. He exhibited his sculptures in näytä lisää Dublin and England and was joint winner of the International Year of the Political Prisoner art competition in 1952. His first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, was published in 1958. His other novels include Other People's Worlds, Nights at the Alexandra, The Silence in the Garden, The Story of Lucy Gault, My House in Umbria, and Love and Summer. He won the Hawthornden Prize in 1964 for The Old Boys, the Whitbread Award in 1976 for The Children of Dynmouth, the Whitbread Award in 1983 for Fools of Fortune, and the Whitbread Award in 1994 for Felicia's Journey. His short story collections include The Day We Got Drunk on Cake and Other Stories, The Ballroom of Romance and Other Stories, Beyond the Pale, A Bit on the Side, Cheating at Canasta, and The Mark-2 Wife. The Hill Bachelors received the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Short Stories. He received the Allied Irish Banks' Prize in 1976, The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 1992, the David Cohen British Literature Prize in 1999, and the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in Irish Literature in 2008. In 1977, he was awarded an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature. He died on November 20, 2016 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

The Story of Lucy Gault (2002) 1,751 kappaletta, 63 arvostelua
Felicia's Journey (1994) 1,227 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
Love and Summer (2009) 931 kappaletta, 53 arvostelua
Collected Stories (1969) 740 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Fools of Fortune (1983) 608 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
After Rain: Stories (1997) 595 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Two Lives: Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria (1991) 586 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Cheating at Canasta: Stories (2007) 487 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
A Bit on the Side (2004) 480 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Death in Summer (1998) 480 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
The Children of Dynmouth (1976) 412 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Hill Bachelors (2000) 328 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (1989) — Toimittaja — 254 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Selected Stories (2010) 241 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Last Stories (2018) 233 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
The Silence in the Garden (1988) 209 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Mrs. Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel (1969) 157 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Other People's Worlds (1980) 157 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Excursions in the Real World: Memoirs (1993) 144 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Nights at the Alexandra (1987) 142 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Old Boys (1964) 132 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Stories of William Trevor (1983) 131 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My House in Umbria (2000) 129 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Elizabeth Alone (1973) 126 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Boarding House (1965) 121 kappaletta
Bodily Secrets (2007) 111 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The News from Ireland and Other Stories (1985) 107 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Love Department (1966) 100 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Matilda's England (1995) 99 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Miss Gomez and the Brethren (1971) 94 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Reading Turgenev (1991) 90 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Writer's Ireland (1984) 88 kappaletta
Deadly Sins (1994) — Avustaja — 83 kappaletta
Ireland (1995) 82 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Dressmaker's Child (2005) 76 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Family Sins and Other Stories (1990) 70 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Beyond the Pale & Other Stories (2010) 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Mark-2 Wife (2011) 61 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Angels at the Ritz (1975) 59 kappaletta
Beyond the Pale and Other Stories (1981) 51 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lovers of Their Time and Other Stories (1978) 49 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Juliet's Story (1991) 34 kappaletta
The Day We Got Drunk on Cake (1967) 27 kappaletta
A Standard of Behaviour (1958) 18 kappaletta
Collected Stories: Volume Two (2009) 13 kappaletta
The Distant Past (1979) 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Collected Stories: Volume One (2009) 11 kappaletta
The Old Curiosity Shop [1979-1980 TV miniseries] (1979) — Screenwriter — 7 kappaletta
Scenes from an album (1981) 5 kappaletta
Making Conversation (1995) 5 kappaletta
Geborgtes Glück (2008) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Seitensprung: Erzählungen (2007) 4 kappaletta
Penguin Modern Stories 8 (1971) 4 kappaletta
Going Home: A Play (1972) 4 kappaletta
Death of a professor (1997) 3 kappaletta
The summer visitor (2000) 2 kappaletta
The Women 1 kappale
the dance master 1 kappale
Balvégzet Bolondjai (1987) 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Dreaming 1 kappale
Hôtel de la Lune oisive (2005) 1 kappale
After rain 1 kappale
Mauvaises Nouvelles (2000) 1 kappale
Night with Mrs. Da Tanka (1972) 1 kappale
Marrying Damian (1995) 1 kappale
Low Sunday, 1950 (2000) 1 kappale
Old school ties (1976) 1 kappale
Trevor William 1 kappale

Associated Works

Ylpeys ja ennakkoluulo (1813) — Johdanto, eräät painokset81,211 kappaletta, 1,372 arvostelua
A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement, Spring (1962) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,858 kappaletta, 32 arvostelua
A Dance to the Music of Time: Second Movement, Summer (1991) — Johdanto, eräät painokset932 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (1945) — Toimittaja — 902 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
A Dance to the Music of Time: Fourth Movement, Winter (1976) — Johdanto — 877 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Avustaja — 771 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 515 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Avustaja — 464 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Birthday Stories (2002) — Avustaja — 457 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 435 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (1995) — Avustaja — 326 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 326 kappaletta
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Avustaja — 282 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Bad Trips (1991) — Avustaja — 233 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (2008) — Avustaja — 180 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Avustaja — 179 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Avustaja — 149 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 133 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Great Irish Detective Stories (1993) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1985) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
My House in Umbria [2003 film] (2003) — Original novel — 51 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Guardian Review Book of Short Stories (2011) — Tekijä — 50 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Great Irish Stories of the Supernatural (1992) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Night Shadows: Twentieth-Century Stories of the Uncanny (2001) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
The National Short Story Prize 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (2020) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Good Housekeeping Short Story Collection (1997) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Splinters (1968) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Felicia's Journey [1999 film] (2007) — Original book — 13 kappaletta
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Real Thing: Seven Stories About Love (1979) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Demons within, & other disturbing tales (1977) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Factions (1974) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Seven Deadly Sins: A Collection of New Fiction (1985) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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These ten stories are at once poignant and atmospheric. I'll need, I think, to re-read them. There are revelations, flashbacks, guarded comments which bring about an understanding of character, circumstance. And which also leave the reader wondering - what REALLY happened? Did that middle-aged woman really murder her disabled cousin? Or ...?

There's something of the formula about these stories, which all contain an unexpected twist. But Trevor's fastidious use of language keeps each story on its own track: yet it's not always certain exactly what took place, or when, or how. Each character remains in many ways unknowable.

And that's why I want to read these stories again. I'm sure they'll set me thinking just as much as they did first time round.
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Margaret09 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”

Not William Trevor at his best, this short novel is still worth a read if you like his other books. Trevor’s prose is easy on the ear, and even at his most mediocre he manages to keep the reader interested.

There’s a garden, am old house, a loveless marriage and a death. The usual stuff and the usual mystery at the end. But it appears hastily done and lacks the depth of earlier Trevor novels.

I recommend this book for readers who enjoy Trevor’s writings, but it’s not for those experiencing a Trevor novel for the first time.… (lisätietoja)
 
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kjuliff | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 4, 2024 |
The Farmer Takes a Wife

Media: Audio
Read by: Jim Norton
Length: 5 hours 12 minutes

It’s summer in a small town in Ireland. There’s a chance meeting between a local lass and a young man on a bike. We know that these two, Ella and Florian have clicked. And then?

William Trevor builds up the cast chapter by chapter. We learn about the players, the farmer, the guesthouse proprietor and her husband, the salesman, the ex-librarian who has lost his mind. We learn about the town’s recent history and scandals. The farmer accidentally killed his first wife and child; the local cinema burned down, the guesthouse proprietor was forced by her father to have an abortion.

There are more chance encounters between Ella and Florian. These are fleeting until, amongst the ruins of an old manor house that is overrun with the sweet peas, peonies and lavender, a love blossoms.

Sounds clichéd at best, at worst a cheap Victorian “penny dreadful”. But it’s not. Trevor manages to weave a tale that brings to mind Thomas Hardy rather than Mills and Boon. Scenes are described in minute detail, so we can see every movement of the characters as they interact with each other and go about their daily tasks. From the farmer repairing a tyre tube to Ella folding her clothes ready for the next day, mundane details bring to life a world we are experiencing as we read on. A Vermeer in words.

I tottered between a 3.5 and a 4 for rating, as the book is slight in content and in length. Not an important book. Not a seminal Trevor work, so perhaps a 3.5? I gave it a 4. Love and Summer epitomizes everything that is exquisite about William Trevor’s books. He brings to life moments in time and builds up a world that we can enter, lavender and all.
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kjuliff | 52 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
William Trevor’s stories are mosaics. They explore the actions, opinions and deeply ingrained views of people; the elderly, Irish, English, victims and perpetrators of The Troubles, those affected by war, the mad.

In the title story an illicit affairs smolders, gets hot, then sputters to an unsatisfying end over a number of years. War takes a toll on those at home in Matilda’s England, as Matilda grows from a young girl to middle-age and discovers her own cruelty that’s a reflection of the cruelty of war itself. In Torridge, an object of ridicule at an all-boy’s school gets revenge of sorts decades later.

Trevor depicts moral quandaries, and often the wrong choice has been made. In Death in Jerusalem a priest delays telling his brother about the death of their mother during a once in a lifetime trip to the Holy Land in an effort to not cut the trip short.

A strong collection of some of Trevor’s finest.
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Hagelstein | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 22, 2024 |

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