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Michael Ondaatje handwriting

March 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Engelse literatuur, English texts, poëzie | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje handwriting

Michael Ondaatje handwriting

For half the day blackouts stroke this house into stillness so there is no longer a whirring fan or the hum of light. You hear sounds of a pencil being felt for in a drawer in the dark and then see its thick shadow in candlelight, writing the remaining words. Paragraphs reduced to one word. […]

Michael Ondaatje’s handschrift

March 27th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Engelse literatuur, poëzie | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje’s handschrift

Michael Ondaatje’s handschrift

For half the day blackouts stroke this house into stillness so there is no longer a whirring fan or the hum of light. You hear sounds of a pencil being felt for in a drawer in the dark and then see its thick shadow in candlelight, writing the remaining words. Paragraphs reduced to one word. […]

Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting

January 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting

Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting

Handwriting Michael Ondaatje taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Cape Poetryeerste editie: 2011bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 978-0-224-09380-4pagina’s: 66 verworven via: Limerick, Gent

Julian Barnes and Michael Ondaatje

January 3rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Engelse literatuur, English texts | Comments Off on Julian Barnes and Michael Ondaatje

I spent the Christmas days reading two recent novels: Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending and Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table. In a way, both books are novels of initiation. In both novels the protagonist tells about his youth and the company of a few friends that influenced his life. The Sense of an […]

Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table

December 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table

Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table

“What had there been before such a ship in my life? A dugout canoe on a river journey? A launch in Trincomalee harbour? There were always fishing boats on our horizon. But I could never imagine the grandeur of this castle that was to cross the sea.”

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner in Colombo bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the lowly ‘cat’s table’ — as far from the Captain’s table as can be — with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean the boys tumble from one adventure to another, and at night they spy on a shackled prisoner — his crime and fate a mystery that will haunt them forever…

Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

January 1st, 2007  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

Divisadero Michael Ondaatje taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Bloomsburyeerste editie: gedrukt: 2007verworven: 2007bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 9780747589242verworven via: Amazon

Michael Ondaatje, In the skin of a lion

January 1st, 2001  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje, In the skin of a lion

Michael Ondaatje, In the skin of a lion

In the skin of a lion Michael Ondaatje taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Picadoteerste editie: gedrukt: 2001verworven: 2001bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 978-0-330-30183-1verworven via: GBG More by Michael Ondaatje.

Michael Ondaatje, The Cinamon Peeler

January 1st, 2000  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje, The Cinamon Peeler

Michael Ondaatje, The Cinamon Peeler

The Cinamon Peeler Michael Ondaatje taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Picdoreerste editie: gedrukt: 1989verworven: 2000bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 0330310437verworven via: GBG

Michael Ondaatje, Anil’s Ghost

January 1st, 2000  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Michael Ondaatje, Anil’s Ghost

Michael Ondaatje, Anil’s Ghost

Anil’s Ghost Michael Ondaatje taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Knopfeerste editie: gedrukt: 2000verworven: 2000bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 0375410538verworven via: Proxis This is the first novel to appear after Ondaatje’s acclaimed ‘The English Patient’. It must be difficult to write something entirely new after such a masterpiece. But Ondaatje did it. This is a good novel, uncompromising and totally different. […]



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