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A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr

By J. L. Carr

In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the good battle and a damaged marriage, arrives within the distant Yorkshire village of Oxgodby the place he's to revive a lately came upon medieval mural within the neighborhood church. residing within the bell tower, surrounded by means of the resplendent nation-state of excessive summer time, and laboring every day to discover an nameless painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin reveals that he himself has been restored to a brand new, and hopeful, attachment to lifestyles. yet summer season ends, and with the paintings performed, Birkin needs to depart. Now, lengthy after, as he displays at the passage of time and the ability of paintings, he unearths in his thoughts a few comfort for all that has been misplaced.

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It’s a bit brighter there in the clearing, and the Milky Way gleams white above your head. ” someone calls softly out of the darkness. “Yes, it’s me. ” “We ain’t allowed to sleep. But it’s late, don’t you reckon? ” We listen closely for a long while, and we can feel a quaver in the ground. That quaver grows into a rumble, increases and builds until it seems to be just beyond the orchard; ever more rapidly the clamorous wheels beat out their tempo: pounding and thundering, the train rushes toward us .

Just consider the sense of those remarkable words concerning the memory of the soul, and consider how horrendous it is when an outsider transgresses upon that, the most sanctified encounter in the world. Who knows—perhaps I too would have shot with such force that it could have been heard for thousands of miles. ” asked the man with straight shoulders. ” “Just imagine: absolutely nothing. In spite of the tirade I just delivered, absolutely nothing. Horrible, horrendous. ’ But then you know that perfectly well yourself.

Scattered low and flat on the distant shore, the lights floated away. The ship stopped swaying. One might have thought that both passengers were sleeping, so motionless did they recline in the deck chairs. But they were not asleep; they were staring intently through the dusk at one another. ” And the other, the one with the straight shoulders, answered unhurriedly in the same tone, “Yes, to the Crimea and then some. ” “I recognized you immediately,” said the first. “And I recognized you, and also immediately,” answered the other.

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