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Start by marking “The Ghost Road (Regeneration, #3)” as Want to Read: "The Ghost Road" is the culminating masterpiece of Pat Barker's towering World War I fiction trilogy. The Ghost Road, the final volume in Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy, won the Booker Prize when it was. Buy The Ghost Road: 3 (The Regeneration Trilogy) by Pat Barker, Audible Studios, Peter Firth from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a .
Catalogue: Literature. Trade Paperback in Very Good condition with a solid binding and an unmarked interior. Tannning to the interior page edges. His reason: The war was a senseless slaughter. He was officially classified "mentally unsound" and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital. This novel tells what happened as only a novel can. It is a war saga in which not a shot is fired.
It is a story of a battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim.
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Viking, First edition-5th printing 5 7 9 10 8 6 of The Regeneration Trilogy. Black hardback red lettering to the spine in near fine condition, with Dj small colour stain mark inside the edge of the Dj cover, a couple of creases, scratches and small nicks on the Dj cover in VGC. Nice and clean pages as new with two small ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges.
Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. Price un-clipped. A collectable book. Heavy book. Alpha 2 Omega Books Professional seller. Keywords: wwi anthologies collections historical readers trilogies war novels : ; ; London: Viking Penguin, The first book in her highly acclaimed WWI trilogy, a novel based on Siegfried Sassoon's relationship with his psychiatrist and drawn from the writings of the First World War poets and W. Rivers, an army doctor who worked with traumatized soldiers. The narrative alternates between the two as they experience the last days of the war.
We also Last of an excellent trilogy and it does help to have read the previous two books as many of the characters run through them all and there are references back. We also go in flashback to the time Rivers spent in Melanesia with a tribe of head-hunters. Prior is recovering and makes a deliberate decision to return to France, reflecting the same decisions made by Owen and Sassoon.
Rivers describes observing a tribe in Melanesia who had been banned from headhunting and other warlike activities. Their whole reason for existence had disappeared and as their culture was based on the rituals related to the gaining of heads the tribe was in decline and lethargy had set in. The contrasts with war in the west are neatly and obviously drawn.
We see Prior, despite his deprived working class childhood, developing his own voice and starting a diary. We also see over the trilogy what the war did for women, allowing them independence previously not possible and the chance of earning a wage.
She is reflecting some of her own working class northern background and she has said herself that she decided to write about the war following some patronising reviews of her early novels about women. What a response!
And, of course these novels are just as feminist and class centred as her earlier ones; just reframed. The last chapter of the novel again emphasises the sheer futility of it all focussing on some of the last actions of the war, when everyone knew it was over and peace was days away. The troops, including Prior and Owen are sent over the top for the last time. The wound to his lower jaw made it difficult to determine whether this represented a deficit in the power of using language, or whether the failure to communicate was entirely or primarily mechanical.
He showed some understanding of speech, however He suddenly realizes what the man is saying through his mangled face.
Now all roads lead to France And heavy is the tread Of the living; but the dead Returning lightly dance. I think the "deserved something better" probably connected to the fact that Ghost Road was the one book of the three that won the Booker when it was published. So, I read it again.
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Got through in two or three evenings. When I finished, wiped the tears out of my eyes and patted myself on the back, murmuring "well that was a good plan. They are joined by spirits which inhabit the myths and minds of Melanesian natives, natives which Dr. Rivers had studied years prior with Arthur Maurice Hocart, and which in this novel keep coming back to him, weaving in and out of the narrative. He graduated with honors in "Greats", a degree combining Latin, Greek, ancient history, and philosophy. After his graduation in he spent two years studying psychology and phenomenology at the University of Berlin.
With this broad and idiosyncratic training in hand, he was picked by W. Their ethnographic work on 'Eddystone Island' today known by its local name of Simbo and in nearby Roviana, stands as one of the first modern anthropological field projects, and was the inspiration behind sections of Pat Barker's novel The Ghost Road. Some of the data from the expedition appeared in Rivers' History of Melanesian Society in , but most of their work did not make it into print until , when Hocart began to publish a series of articles describing the core material.
His people, by the way, a culture defined by head huntering. Banned now with extreme penalties from taking heads by the colonial British, and astoundingly, as Rivers realizes, decreasing in population, dying out as a culture, marrying less, because all their spiritual traditions connected with this head hunting, and intermeshed with every other aspect of their daily lives. So the ghosts of this culture, the ghosts of the spirits which ruled it, joining the march.
One of these spirits is that of Ave , whom Njiru consents to explain to Rivers shortly before he, Rivers, is to depart from the village. He is both one spirit and many spirits. His mouth is long and filled with the blood of men he devours.
Kita and Mateana are nothing beside him because they destroy only the individual, but Ave kills 'all people 'long house'. The broken rainbow belongs to him, and presages both epidemic disease and war. Ave is the destroyer of peoples. Even the ghosts of the future, futures which will never be for those killed and shattered in the war, are summoned to the road, as are the literary ghosts of Barker's trilogy: Sassoon, Billy Prior, Wilfred Owen, Rivers.
This book is a most deserving winner of the Booker. As one review said, it is "deeply eloquent".
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