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The Corner That Held Them (VMC) (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 1948; vuoden 1993 painos)

– tekijä: Sylvia Townsend Warner, Philip Hensher (Johdanto)

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In memory of the wife who had once dishonoured and always despised him, Brian de Retteville founded Oby - a twelfth-century convent in a hidden corner of Norfolk. Two centuries later the Benedictine community is well established there and, as befits a convent whose origin had such chequered motives, the inhabitants are prey to the ambitions, squabbles, jealousies and pleasures of less spiritual environments. An outbreak of the Black Death, the collapse of the convent spire, the Bishop's visitation and a nun's disappearance are interwoven with the everyday life of the nuns, novices, successive Prioresses and the nun's priest, in this affectionate and ironic observation of the more wordly history of a religious order.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:viviennespastimes
Teoksen nimi:The Corner That Held Them (VMC)
Kirjailijat:Sylvia Townsend Warner
Muut tekijät:Philip Hensher (Johdanto)
Info:Virago (1993), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 320 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Avainsanoja:fiction, nuns

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 13) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Not for everyone. Long, slow (if anything that leaps forward periods of years in a sentence can be called slow), complex, musing, imaginative. Characters come and go, arrive and die, power bases shift, and a community of medieval nuns bickers, palavers, worries, schemes, grieves, and stumbles on through plague, storm, theft, bureaucratic meddlings, and monetary (*always* monetary!) concerns. It is a group portrait, not individual spotlighting. It's difficult to keep the women straight sometimes, but it almost doesn't matter - it's more a study of how an enclosed group functions, with almost zero autonomy or ability to solve their own problems except by conniving and subterfuge. What struck me is that in a novel written by a gay woman, the women characters are far less complex than the very few men. They are rather shallow personalities, tending to be driven by emotion - only the men have any intellectual or cerebral thought on theology, music, politics. Is this because the cloistered life - or actually, the entire society and religious institutions- have imposed these limits on women's minds and opportunities, and ended up imprisoning them in their ignorance, petty rivalries, and spites? By the end, I wanted to be an anchoress too, rather than spend the rest of my life among these sisters.

Chops for writing about the medieval era entirely without Gadzooks and Prithees, yet evoking beautifully what it might have been like to live there: deaths in number, the force of weather and seasons and disease, the risks of unreliable builders and superiors, the treatment of young women by men and women alike as chattel pure and simple, as sources of money. A merciless look at a difficult age and the people who inhabited it. ( )
1 ääni JulieStielstra | May 17, 2021 |
A strange and lovely book, very drily funny and really hits a sweet spot between current events/politics (the Black Plague, Peasants' Revolt) and everyday interpersonal life. Beautiful descriptions of the natural world, as well. There's no plot other than that corner of the world and its history, but that's enough, honestly—or else I was just in the mood for that kind of narrative that feels as though you're floating by in a boat taking note of the details. Unlike anything else I've read in a while, and I have a feeling bits and pieces will keep surfacing in my head at odd moments. ( )
4 ääni lisapeet | Feb 2, 2021 |
Unconventional tale following the fate of a small convent of nuns in remote East Anglia in the 13th Century. The story covers several generations of nuns and the men in the community who work with them, and their often strained relationships with a series of local bishops. Lots of human foibles on display and a fair bit of the casual random violence of the period. ( )
  Matt_B | Oct 31, 2020 |
Four stars might be a bit much as there were parts of the book that I skimmed, but overall, this is fascinating in that it presents what seems like a real look back into a time so far away and so long ago, but yet clearly shows that human nature hasn't changed. Set in a small obscure nunnery in England in the 1300's, there are no 'main characters" basically no plot. The novel is rather a long quiet look at the happenings in this small world - the corner of the world that held these women.

Basically filled with women, the nuns, there is bickering, back-stabbing, grumbling all mixed in with a deep caring for one another which might be described as love although the word is not used. Religious faith is also not the point, but rather the mundane everyday efforts to keep the nunnery afloat as there is always a lack of funds.

The priest (not really a priest), is somewhat of a comical character who sort of comes and goes throughout the novel. The background of the Black Death, the peasants rebellion, etc. are all background, but yet have an affect on the lives of the women that live together. This is certainly not for everyone; rather it is like a painting of a particular time and place. The four stars are more for the respect I have for the book than the actual liking of it. It really seems as if I have spent time in Oby. ( )
1 ääni maryreinert | Oct 24, 2020 |
I've often seen this described as a lost or forgotten classic--one of the best books by the shadow writer of the shadow century. I'm not quite sure it's that, but it is nevertheless quite a few things, and some of those are wonderful.

The story is, simply, that of an English convent across about 50 years in the middle of the fourteenth century, roughly from the start of the plague until John Ball. Interspersed are cloister elections, bishop visitations, travels through the near countryside, and several half-comic digressions. It's hard to call the whole thing a "story." Others have made this point well enough -- although, to my mind, they're misplacing the cause of this languid, meandering narrativization. In their estimation, this is conscious--an attempt to ape the monotone 'first this, and then this. and this'-ness of the medieval chronicle. This doesn't actually characterize the whole of the book -- indeed, it's only a component of the first 20 pages or so (20 actually magnificent pages -- there were often times I'd hope for the return of this structure, or at least style, at points later on). Those pages are not indicative of the flavor of the work as a whole.

Instead, the idiosyncratic tone seems largely a product of the author herself (how much natural? how much intention?). It's difficult to accurately convey that tone -- I'd say, best put, it's dream-like, in that half the time you're swept along on a smooth, perpetually flowing explication of thought and feeling and slow action that isn't actually headed to place in particular, and half the time you're made drowsy by the same. And often they're happening simultaneously.

The other, obvious, thing, is Townsend Warner's "take" on the story, which in interesting ways, I find both more and less unorthodox than others might assume for such a topic. The bland thought is that she's just taking a minute, warts and all, look at the workings of the convent, with the religiosity and pomp stripped away. There are pieces to this, but it's less the secular perspective than the materialist one that filters all the down-and-dirty nuts and bolts consideration (how do they get money [dowries, tithes]? what's the hierarchy [nun, electioneering, bishops, capriciousness]? how are wheels greased [nepotism, favor]? how do external socio-political events in turn influence the material conditions of convent life [black death, revolt, laborers growing confidence]?) The relative "success" of the book lies in the degree to which the Story and the Point are often collapsed, rather than held in opposition, and one views them both from the same vantage point. ( )
1 ääni Ebenmaessiger | Oct 8, 2019 |
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Alianor de Retteville lay on her bed and looked at Giles who was her lover. She did not speak. She had nothing to say. He did not speak either.
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In memory of the wife who had once dishonoured and always despised him, Brian de Retteville founded Oby - a twelfth-century convent in a hidden corner of Norfolk. Two centuries later the Benedictine community is well established there and, as befits a convent whose origin had such chequered motives, the inhabitants are prey to the ambitions, squabbles, jealousies and pleasures of less spiritual environments. An outbreak of the Black Death, the collapse of the convent spire, the Bishop's visitation and a nun's disappearance are interwoven with the everyday life of the nuns, novices, successive Prioresses and the nun's priest, in this affectionate and ironic observation of the more wordly history of a religious order.

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