[Reading] ➳ The Hearing Trumpet ➻ Leonora Carrington – Pocket-bikes.us

The Hearing Trumpet KINDLE The Hearing Trumpet By Leonora Carrington Capitalsoftworks.co.uk One Of The First Things Ninety Two Year Old Marian Leatherby Overhears When She Is Given An Ornate Hearing Trumpet Is Her Family Plotting To Commit Her To An Institution Soon, She Finds Herself Trapped Inside A Sinister Retirement Home, Where The Elderly Must Inhabit Buildings Shaped Like Igloos, Endure Twisted Religious Preaching And Eat In A Canteen Overlooked By The Mysterious Portrait Of A Leering Abbess But When Another Resident Secretly Hands Marian A Book Recounting The Life Of The Abbess, A Joyous And Brilliant Surreal Adventure Begins To Unfold Written In The Early 1960s, The Hearing Trumpet Remains One Of The Most Original And Inspirational Of All Fantastic Novels.

[Reading] ➳ The Hearing Trumpet  ➻ Leonora Carrington – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Paperback
  • 158 pages
  • The Hearing Trumpet
  • Leonora Carrington
  • English
  • 09 December 2017
  • 0141187999

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  1. says:

    Leonora Carrington died only a month and a half ago at the age of 94, a surrealist and remarkable traveler across the 20th century Though I only heard about her through a post on the Writers No One Reads tumblr, it seems that she was far from unknown Here is her epitaph in the Telegraph Born in Britain, she eloped with Max Ernst, hung out with Picas...


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    Ali Smith s introduction to this edition very effectively renders any comment from me superfluous, since Smith seems to be coming from a perspective by my side and is mucheloquent and insightful than I could hope to be As she points out, Carrington s vision of nuclear winter is entirely swap outable for the in progress fossil fuel induced climate catastrophe Her comments on feminist themes in the book, including attitudes towards older women, were similarly on point My urging fellow you Ali Smith s introduction to this edition very effectively renders any comment from me superfluous, since Smith seems to be coming from a perspective by my side and is mucheloquent and insightful than I could hope to be As she points out, Carrington s vision of nuclear winter is entirely swap outable for the in progress fossil fuel induced climate catastrophe Her comments on feminist themes in the book, including attitudes towards older women, were similarly on point My urging fellow youngish whitefolks to value and respect the genius and often subjugated knowledge of elders will be less helpful than urging them to read this book Read it If at times I felt the splendidly unconventional narrative, a spectacular hybrid of fairytale quest, apocalyptic mysticism themed mystery kind of a la Umberto Eco , and satirical fable, made no sense, I also felt that this was intentional, although occasionally I had a feeling that some privately intelligible symbolism was at work in collaboration ...


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    Here s the cover of the 1977 Pocket Books mass market I m reading 192 pages Digging the hell out of it so far Full review to come, eventually


  4. says:

    92 year old Marian Leatherby is quite content living with her son and his family she holds no illusions that she is a welcome presence in the home, so she stays out of everyone s way in the hope that they will stay out of hers, a strategy that has always paid off so far Her hearing is none too good, so she is given a gift of a hearing trumpet by her eccentric, beatific best friend Carmella With her newly enhanced hearing she is able to overhear that her family plans to ship her off to a home 92 year old Marian Leatherby is quite content living with her son and his family she holds no illusions that she is a welcome presence in the home, so she stays out of everyone s way in the hope that they will stay out of hers, a strategy that has always paid off so far Her hearing is none too good, so she is given a gift of a hearing trumpet by her eccentric, beatific best friend Carmella With her newly enhanced hearing she is able to overhear that her family plans to ship her off to a home for old women.The old ladies home is a bizarre affair, run in Draconian fashion by a married couple who belong to a cultish but ostensibly Christian religious sect The buildings are in o...


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    I don t know where to begin describing this I feel that knowing anything going in might spoil the craziness of this book It is well written, imaginative, and about old ladies.


  6. says:

    A wonderful beginning quickly plateaued to a cruising altitude of banal and uninspired until the final couple of chapters, when Carrington seemed to shake out of her dithering reverie and started throwing her weight about but the turgidity of phantasmagorias was simply not enough to save this book from the doldrums.Mirian Leatherby is 92 and a character the first chapter had me in stitches between her gallant beard, the crazy concoctions she plots with her friend Carmella who steals the Fre A wonderful beginning quickly plateaued to a cruising altitude of banal and uninspired until the final couple of chapters, when Carrington seemed to shake out of her dithering reverie and started throwing her weight about but the turgidity of phantasmagorias was simply not enough to save this book from the doldrums.Mirian Leatherby is 92 and a character the first chapter had me in stitches between her gallant beard, the crazy concoctions she plots with her friend Carmella who steals the French yellow pages and writes letters to random recipients within, as well as plans to defect to Lapland, and evenhilarious, her unwelcome intrusions in her sons parlour where she recites fourteen stories about multicoloured parrots but forgets the ending of a mere six of them, I was constantly in mirth.Too quickly though Marian gets dispatched to a nursing home and things h...


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    Leonora Carrington s The Hearing Trumpet is as wonderfully odd and obscure as it sounds The novel is amusing, sometimes startlingly so it made me laugh aloud in a few places, which very few books manage to do I do have a sense of humour Promise Whilst I wasn t at all fond of the religious aspects, I found our protagonist Marian quite a character She and her best friend Carmella are two great eccentrics, really One never quite knows what they re going to do next.I would categorise The He Leonora Carrington s The Hearing Trumpet is as wonderfully odd and obscure as it sounds The novel is amusing, sometimes startlingly so it made me laugh aloud in a few places, which very few books manage to do I do have a sense of humour Promise Whilst I wasn t at all fond of the religious aspects, I found our protagonist Marian quite a character She and her best friend Carmella are two great eccentrics, really One never quite knows what they re going to do next.I would categorise The Hearing Trumpet a...


  8. says:

    In May, 2015, I went to see an exhibition of the paintings of Leonora Carrington in the Tate gallery, the Albert Dock, Liverpool, my home city I loved her paintings and the masks she made for a production of The Tempest I would call her paintings works of spiritual surrealism, which for one bright day in May changed my perception, and made me see there is no divide between what we call the real world and the other world, that of dreams, myth and fancy We inhabit the real world, but the other In May, 2015, I went to see an exhibition of the paintings of Leonora Carrington in the Tate gallery, the Albert Dock, Liverpool, my home city I loved her paintings and the masks she made for a production of The Tempest I would call her paintings works of spiritual surrealism, which for one bright day in May changed my perception, and made me see there is no divide between what we call the real world and the other world, that of dreams, myth and fancy We inhabit the real world, but the other world is always there, pres...


  9. says:

    What a crazy, exhilarating ride the Hearing Trumpet takes you on It is not craziness just for the sake of being weird, rather an expression of the soul s deep subconscious connection to mankinds collective myths This novel covers deep subjects like old age, society s dismissive treatment of older women, the patriarchal domination of what were once female dominated rituals and mythology and the destructive consequences of the atom bomb on the environment The description on Goodreads is actuall What a crazy, exhilarating ride the Hearing Trumpet takes you on It is not craziness just for the sake of being weird, rather an expression of the soul s deep subconscious connection to mankinds collective myths This novel covers deep subjects like old age, society s dismissive treatment of older women, the patriarchal domination of what were once female dominated rituals and mythology and the destructive consequences of the atom bomb on the environment The description on Goodreads is actually quite accurate an...


  10. says:

    I have been a fan of Leonora Carrington s cabalistic artwork for some time At last I have managed to read what is considered her finest literary endeavour and I have so much admiration for this beautiful, bonkers book The 92 year old narrator, Marian Leatherby, is an ingenious creation and the conversations she shares with her best friend Carmella are hilarious, brimming with drama, paranoia and affection Marian is abandoned by her family in an unorthodox retirement home where the most hypocr I have been a fan of Leonora Carrington s cabalistic artwork for some time At last I have managed to read what is considered her finest literary endeavour and I have so much admiration for this beautiful, bonkers book The 92 year old narrator, Marian Leatherby, is an ingenious creation and the conversations she shares with her best friend Carmella are hilarious, brimming with drama, paranoia and affection Marian is abandoned by her family in an unorthodox retirement home where the most hypocritical are religious zealots and each inhabitant lives in an unusually shaped villa a boot, an igloo, a toadstool, etc There is a book within the book, the story of a leering, levitating abbess who was the original occupier of the home, back in the days when it was full of orgiastic nuns The novel is full of the things that interested Carrington arcane mythologies of the world and their accompanying symbolism, ani...

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