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ISBN: 0140043101
Author: Barry Unsworth
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; New Ed edition (1977)
Pages: 272
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 816
Size Fb2: 1163 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this edgy and masterfully written novel, Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth explores the themes of the corruption of innocence and the complications of lust.

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Mooncranker, a famous intellectual, is now a pitiful alcoholic deserted by his secretary and lover Miranda―the woman Farnaby secretly loved with the violence of youth. Mooncranker sends him to find Miranda at a notorious Turkish spa on the grounds of an ancient city where sex is known to come along with the price of the room. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station05. cebu on January 16, 2019. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

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In this edgy and masterfully written novel, Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth explores the themes of the corruption of innocence and the complications of lust

In this edgy and masterfully written novel, Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth explores the themes of the corruption of innocence and the complications of lust.

Mooncranker, a famous intellectual, is now a pitiful alcoholic deserted by his secretary and lover Miranda-the woman Farnaby secretly loved with the violence of youth.

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Barry Unsworth obituary. Peripatetic, Booker prize-winning writer who excelled at the historical novel. Mooncranker's Gift was to mark a turning point in his career, and was followed by his two great novels of the decline and fall of the Ottoman empire, Pascali's Island (1980), his first historical work and the first of his books to be shortlisted for the Booker prize (it was made into a film in 1988), and. A young Englishman in Istanbul, nervous at the reunion with his intellectual mentor, is stunned to discover that the former has become a pitiful alcoholic. The progress of the book is tumescent, gathering sexual pace, and reaching a climax". Times Literary Supplement (London).

Comments:

Kinashand
With Mooncranker's Gift, Unsworth creates a haunting, exotic, and ultimately erotic climate in which purity and corruption are engaged inextricably in simultaneous battles for the souls of men and women. Farnaby first meets the philosopher Mooncranker when Farnaby is a thirteen-year-old adolescent living with his uncle's family in Surrey and trying to deal with his parents' impending divorce. Relying heavily on his religious faith to sustain him at this time, Farnaby finds his life permanently affected when Mooncranker presents him with a bizarre and ultimately horrifying crucifix.

Ten years later, his uncle sends him to search out the alcoholic Mooncranker in Istanbul, a search which finally allows him to confront Mooncranker and to explore the relationships between divinity and decay, freedom and obligation, sex and degradation, and love and death. Uniting these themes is the overriding question of what makes us happy, and why.

As Farnaby reconnects with Miranda, his first love and eventually Mooncranker's secretary and lover, the separate strands of their lives conjoin. At a remote Turkish spa with baths and a variety of strange and troubled guests, the principals all meet, and Farnaby, and we, eventually understand Mooncranker's true "gift." Counterbalancing beauty with repulsion, innocence with violation, and idealism with cynicism, Unsworth creates a uniquely hypnotic vision of the moral turmoils which engulf us all. n Mary Whipple
Aedem
Despite its dark undercurrents(literally portrayed in the Turkish spa),I found this work to be irresistably amusing. I found multiple occasions for a chortle and more than one for a full guffaw. Unsworth has once again created(captured?)a surreal environment that keeps slipping from light to dark, daydream to brutal reality. Mooncranker's actual "gift" is a masterpiece of dreary satire, although I suppose that the truly religious might find it offensive. I immediately recognized Peter O'Toole as the prospective Mooncranker if this were ever to become a film. Thoroughly memorable and highly enjoyable unless you have a chronic case of sunny disposition.
Eigeni
If I had not been a great admirer of Unsworth I would have given this book up after the first couple of chapters. However, I continued to the end and my initial misgivings proved sound.

This was Unsworth's fourth novel yet it feels as though he has not found the voice that he used in his later excellent works like “The Rage of the Vulture”, “Pascali's Island”, and “The Stone Virgin”.

It is mainly set in familiar Unsworth territory – Turkey – and involves a group of foreigners trying to resolve their own individual problems. However, Unsworth fans are unlikely to find much to enjoy.

It reads like a jumbled pastiche of L.P Hartley's “The Go Between”, J. G. Farrell's “The Singapore Grip”, Graham Greene's “The Heart of the Matter” and Evelyn Waugh's “Sword of Honour” trilogy.

The viewpoints shift from character to character, the attempts at bringing religion and humor together fall flat and some of the scenes are simply farcical.

The main character's pursuit of Mooncranker to find out why he gave him a gift 10 years earlier when he was a schoolboy is overblown, unbelievable and mind numbingly repetitive.

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