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by David Lodge

  • Author: David Lodge
  • ISBN: 0436256681
  • ISBN13: 978-0436256684
  • ePub: 1164 kb | FB2: 1432 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: SECKER & WARBURG.; 1st edition (1991)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 450
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Paradise News ePub download

A quietly funny, quietly satiric and quietly devout book by one of our best-loved Catholic novelists (he probably hates that term) David Lodge.

Paradise, tourist style. It's a very long way from home. A quietly funny, quietly satiric and quietly devout book by one of our best-loved Catholic novelists (he probably hates that term) David Lodge. The hero's journey is rather like a sly update of Elizabeth von Arnim's "Enchanted April", with the same subtle sense of grace and miracle. It's well worth a read.

David Lodge’s novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, Think. Author, Author, Deaf Sentence and, most recently, A Man of Parts. The earthly paradise! Don’t you want to go to it? Why of course!

David Lodge’s novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, Think. He has also written stage plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James. The earthly paradise! Don’t you want to go to it? Why of course! Harry Whitney: The Hawaiian Guide Book (1875). PART ONE. Nightly descending through the baroque cloud.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Paradise, tourist style. Bernard Walsh is in Hawaii on family business.

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A thoroughly enjoyable book which is very reminiscent, in terms of. .David John Lodge was born in London on January 28, 1935.

A thoroughly enjoyable book which is very reminiscent, in terms of character and structure, to Lodge's later Therapy. Lodge's fiction has been described as good writing with a good laugh, and he is praised for his ability to treat serious subjects sardonically. 1955) and . (1959) from University College, London and a P. 1967) and an Honorary Professorship (1987) from the University of Birmingham. Lodge is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Paradise News is a variation on these familiar themes: Modern, agnostic Roman Catholic theologian Bernard Walsh comes from a large Irish Catholic family and teaches at a theological college but no longer really believes in God. One day out of the blue he receives a phone call from hi. One day out of the blue he receives a phone call from his auntie Ursula who is dying of cancer in distant Honolulu (she married an American during the war) asking him to fly out to see her and bring his father – her brother – John Walsh, with him.

Lodge combines his past fictional interests in Catholicism (The British Museum is Falling Down, et. and social . Once they arrive in & events conspire to postpone the meeting in which brother and sister will confront some long-suppressed family secrets. and social satire (Nice Work, et. to produce this always engaging and clever tale of innocents abroad. The unlikely naif is Bernard Walsh, a rather dour, middle- aged, part-time instructor in theology from a minor college in Lodge's fictional town of Rummidge.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN 13: 9780140165210. Title: Lodge David : Paradise News Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Author: David Lodge ISBN 10: 0140165215. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Lodge David : Paradise News by David Lodge (Paperback, 1993). Pre-owned: lowest price.

David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English . Paradise News – 1991. A David Lodge Trilogy – 1993 – single volume comprising Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work.

David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English author and literary critic. A professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham until 1987, he is known for novels satirising academic life, notably the "Campus Trilogy" – Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses (1975), Small World: An Academic Romance (1984), and Nice Work (1988). Narrative techniques.

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I just adore this book and can't believe it isn't better known. I re-read it every few years and it holds up beautifully. Someone should buy the film rights, it would make for a terrific movie, pursuing the theme of change just when you thought you were stuck in your same-old life forever. Lodge's other under-appreciated novel is "Therapy". I think these are his two strongest works to date.

I often pair this book with Ann Perry's novel, "Foreign Affairs", which I think won the Pulitzer. The two together make for a great gift.
I am very pleased to pick it up. The catholic priest background of the main character generates interesting approach to various features of our lives. Almost everything looks different from that perspective, though the book is not an esey but a novel. The other reason for which I like it very much is the author placed cleverly in the book several amazing observations and concepts. Did you think about the contemporary tourist enterprise as a replacement (in kind) for religion? About tourists 'destinations' as pilgrimage sites? Did you think about the tourists behavour? Interesting...
I can't believe there are only 16 reviews for this book...if you like Nick Hornby for example, you'll love Lodge. This funny, bittersweet book is about a former minister who comes to life in a trip to Hawaii to help out a terminally sick aunt. Its a touching story that deals with love, sex, death, family ....but like all of Lodge's books its a book that is both "feel-good" but also intelligent and insightful.
I loved the Lodge of Changing Places, a truly hilarious work, and good enough to suggest that Tom Stoppard's marvelous play, Arcadia, could be derived from it. I think it is Changing Places that I mean. But I was disappointed in Paradise News. I have been reading Graham Greene , and Lodge was a bit of a comedown, with prose that was much less confident and somehow less fine. The comedy in Paradise News is no match for the hilarity of Greene's Our Man in Havana, and Lodge's Catholicism is a bore where Greene's can be haunting and beautiful. Sex that Greene would handle delicately can be cringe-inducing in Paradise News. The "ship of fools" device gives us side characters in the hero's tour group, but few of them are developed well or have anything to do with the plot. The mechanical use of them as each notices the hero's dad's ambulance has scant relevance to the story. The minutiae of arrangements, travel, money, hospitals, cars, apartments, fills every plodding page. In short, Paradise News has a pot-boiler quality. It is easy to put down. Lodge lays on some heavy-handed parallelism between the commercialized Paradise of Honolulu and the Paradise the major religions promise in the hereafter, but the reader gets little enjoyment out of it. The best feature of the book may well be the experiences it provides of a Brit learning about America and Americanisms in one of America's commercialized playgrounds. Lodge is refreshingly genial about us, almost as if he is trying to avoid offense to his American readers (something Greene too often fails to do). I see that everyone reviewing the book gives it four or five stars, but I can't give it more than three.
As an aficionado of David Lodge, I was not disappointed ! very good story, albeit Hawaï would not be my first destination to go on holiday ! but Lodge has that tickle of (british ) humor I love,The story never lets you down ,he describes very well the (cultural ) difference between 2 countries, and how people try to connect with each other, ,regarding their personal view on life = sometimes hilarious
Christiane Boone- Belgium
Such easy reading, I was sorry when it finished. Will now look for other David Lodge books
A wonderful work that explores the mysteries of love between men and women and the love between a father's and son's in back drop we'd all love be in....Hawaii.
Simply excellent. Funny, intelligent, touching and insightful musings on religion and the cult of tourism. Lodge is a wonderful intelligent writer who can weave wit and erudition.
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