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The Speckled People (Modern Plays) epub

by Hugo Hamilton


The Speckled People (Modern Plays) epub

ISBN: 140817118X

ISBN13: 978-1408171189

Author: Hugo Hamilton

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; Reprint edition (April 30, 2013)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1775 kb

FB2 book: 1487 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 743

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I wait for the command to show my tongue She lets us play with some of her things.

I wait for the command to show my tongue. I know he’s going to cut it off, and I get more and more scared each time. She lets us play with some of her things. My older brother Franz, my younger sister Maria and me examine everything on her dressing table – lipstick, scissors, nail clippers, rosary beads.

Hugo Hamilton's The Speckled People triumphantly avoids the Angela's Ashes style of sentimental nostalgia and victim claims, and stands up well in the mighty, unending competition for most memorable Irish life-story

Hugo Hamilton's The Speckled People triumphantly avoids the Angela's Ashes style of sentimental nostalgia and victim claims, and stands up well in the mighty, unending competition for most memorable Irish life-story. It does not subtitle itself a memoir (though the blurb calls it one), and it's not a straightforward reminiscence.

As a young boy, Hugo Hamilton struggles with what it means to be speckled, "half and half. Irish on top and German below. An idealistic Irish father enforces his cultural crusade by forbidding his son to speak English while his German mother tries to rescue him with her warm-hearted humour and uplifting industry. The boy must free himself from his father and from bullies on the street who persecute him with taunts ofNazism.

Hamilton's discerning memoir, written in impeccable English, lets us in on a. .

Hamilton's discerning memoir, written in impeccable English, lets us in on a few of the peculiarities attendant on having a German mother who came to Ireland after the war (and immediately went to Lough Derg "to pray for all the bad things that happened in Europe") and a father over-imbued with the spirit of Irish-Ireland. It's the child's-eye view that gives this book its poignancy and pungency, with all the author's linguistic resources subsumed under a single pellucid tone. By turns evocative, agitating and inspiriting, The Speckled People sticks up for diversity and principled dissent ("the silent negative"), while satisfactorily extending the scope of the Irish memoir.

This is the most gripping book I've read in age. t is beautifully written, fascinating . t is beautifully written, fascinating, disturbing and often very funny. Roddy Doyle The childhood world of Hugo Hamilton, born and brought up in Dublin, is a confused place. In one of the finest books to have emerged from Ireland in many years, the acclaimed novelist Hugo Hamilton has finally written his own story – a deeply moving memoir about a whole family's homesickness for a country they can call their own. Biographies Memoirs. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

ГлавнаяБиографии и МемуарыHugo Hamilton. The Speckled People – Hugo Hamilton. This is the most gripping book I've read in age. Поделиться: Скачать книгу. Roddy DoyleThe childhood world of Hugo Hamilton, born and brought up in Dublin, is a confused place. His father, a sometimes brutal Irish nationalist, demands his children speak Gaelic, while his mother, a softly spoken German emigrant who has been marked by the Nazi past, speaks to them in German. He himself wants to speak English.

My mother makes everything better with cakes and stories and hugs that crack your bones. I draw a picture of the fox with blood around his nose. And Franz draws a picture of the house, with everybody in separate rooms – Vati, Mutti, Franz, Hanni and Maria, all standing at different windows and waving. ine is gone away to London

Название книги: The Speckled People. Автор: Hugo Hamilton. But you can’t always trust nice people

Название книги: The Speckled People. He had read a lot of books and he was very generous, giving presents of theatre tickets and opera tickets. But you can’t always trust nice people. My mother says that sometimes there is no defence against kindness.

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скачать книгу бесплатно My mother wants to know if the Miss Lanes play football in the kitchen at night

скачать книгу бесплатно. They got married in Germany at Christmas. It all happened very quickly, because you had to do things immediately, without thinking too much. It was a much harder mountain to climb and some people were even going up in their bare feet, with sharp rocks all along the path. At one point the wind came up so quickly they had to hold on to the rocks with their hands. My mother wants to know if the Miss Lanes play football in the kitchen at night. And she wants to know what the Miss Lanes have against her, because they just slammed the door in her face.

Adapted for the stage from the best-selling memoir, The Speckled People tells a profoundly moving story of a young boy trapped in a language war. Set in 1950s Ireland, this is a gripping, poignant, and at times very funny family drama of homesickness, control and identity.

As a young boy, Hugo Hamilton struggles with what it means to be speckled, "half and half... Irish on top and German below."

An idealistic Irish father enforces his cultural crusade by forbidding his son to speak English while his German mother tries to rescue him with her warm-hearted humour and uplifting industry. The boy must free himself from his father and from bullies on the street who persecute him with taunts of Nazism. Above all he must free himself from history and from the terrible secrets of his mother and father before he can find a place where he belongs.

Surrounded by fear, guilt, and frequently comic cultural entanglements, Hugo tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and to turn the strange logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation but not before the long-buried secrets at the back of the parents' wardrobe have been laid bare.