William Trevor

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Nejnovější román slavného irského prozaika Williama Trevora (* 1928) se odehrává v provinčním městečku Rathmoye na začátku léta. Každý ve městě zná své místo, ať je to podivínský bláznivý stařík Orpen Wren, zahořklá a ánský bratr. Venkovský poklid nečekan
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V povídkové tvorbě je irský spisovatel William Trevor (1928) právoplatným nástupcem svého krajana Jamese Joyce a jeho slavných Dubliňanů. Vychází z irské lidové vypravěčské tradice a přetváří ji po svém: jeho naturalistické, slohově hutné a na významy bohaté texty vyprávějí o nehrdinských hrdinech všedního dne, jejichž napohled obyčejný život bývá v skrytu často až bizarní a plný všech možných lidských vášní i agonií. Trevor má pronikavé oko pozorovatele vnějších i vnitřních dějů, což mu spolu s vytříbeným jazykovým citem dovoluje spisovatelsky obstát i stranou módních trendů, a zůstat tak naprosto svůj. Českému čtenáři se už představil povídkovým výborem Andělé v Ritzu a novelou Děti z Dynmouthu.
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"Není snadné se představit. Gloria Greyová, Janine Ann Johnsová, Cora Lamorová: mohu si vybírat a mám i jiná jména." — Těmito slovy otevírá svůj příběh další z fascinujících ženských postav Williama Trevora. Z rodiči odloženého dítěte se stal zneužívaný sirotek, z něj mladá žena, z níž její naivita a důvěřivost udělaly prostitutku v africkém Ombubu. To ovšem nevědí turisté, jimž o řadu let později pronajímá pokoje ve svém domě v Umbrii, kde hraje roli elegantní majitelky a v skrytu usedá k psacímu stroji, aby pod různými pseudonymy tkala předivo romantických příběhů se šťastným koncem. Její sluncem zalité dny však změní v drama teroristický útok ve vlaku, jímž cestuje. Jako jediná ze čtyř přeživších nikoho neztratila, a tak ostatním třem obětem poskytne na čas azyl ve svém domě. V duchu se však nepřestává vracet k tragické události a postupně rozšifrovává její příběh. Nebo jde jen o další fikci pomýlené ženy uvězněné ve vlastní fantazii? Odpovědět si musí čtenář sám, William Trevor mu však každopádně přichystal dilema nelehké a strhující přesností jazykového vyjádření.
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V povídkové tvorbě je irský spisovatel William Trevor (1928) právoplatným nástupcem svého krajana Jamese Joyce a jeho slavných Dubliňanů. Vychází z irské lidové vypravěčské tradice a přetváří ji po svém: jeho naturalistické, slohově hutné a na významy bohaté texty vyprávějí o nehrdinských hrdinech všedního dne, jejichž napohled obyčejný život bývá v skrytu často až bizarní a plný všech možných lidských vášní i agonií. Trevor má pronikavé oko pozorovatele vnějších i vnitřních dějů, což mu spolu s vytříbeným jazykovým citem dovoluje spisovatelsky obstát i stranou módních trendů, a zůstat tak naprosto svůj. Českému čtenáři se už představil povídkovým výborem Andělé v Ritzu a novelou Děti z Dynmouthu.
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"Není snadné se představit. Gloria Greyová, Janine Ann Johnsová, Cora Lamorová: mohu si vybírat a mám i jiná jména." — Těmito slovy otevírá svůj příběh další z fascinujících ženských postav Williama Trevora. Z rodiči odloženého dítěte se stal zneužívaný sirotek, z něj mladá žena, z níž její naivita a důvěřivost udělaly prostitutku v africkém Ombubu. To ovšem nevědí turisté, jimž o řadu let později pronajímá pokoje ve svém domě v Umbrii, kde hraje roli elegantní majitelky a v skrytu usedá k psacímu stroji, aby pod různými pseudonymy tkala předivo romantických příběhů se šťastným koncem. Její sluncem zalité dny však změní v drama teroristický útok ve vlaku, jímž cestuje. Jako jediná ze čtyř přeživších nikoho neztratila, a tak ostatním třem obětem poskytne na čas azyl ve svém domě. V duchu se však nepřestává vracet k tragické události a postupně rozšifrovává její příběh. Nebo jde jen o další fikci pomýlené ženy uvězněné ve vlastní fantazii? Odpovědět si musí čtenář sám, William Trevor mu však každopádně přichystal dilema nelehké a strhující přesností jazykového vyjádření.
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Novela „Čtenáři Turgeněva“ byla vydána spolu s novelou „Feliciina cesta“ pod názvem „Dva životy“ (Two Lives“) v roce 1991 a obě získaly v Sunday Express ocenění Kniha roku. Čtenář „Čtenářů Turgeněva“ má před sebou vyprávění o ženě, která se po nevydařeném manželství a po smrti milovaného bratrance rozhodne opustit běžnou realitu a o obklopit se světem snění a vzpomínek na nenaplněnou lásku. Okolí ji označilo za bláznivou, ona však zůstává věrná svému silnému, hluboce prožívanému příběhu po celý život, a dává mu tak smysl. Kniha byla v roce 1991 nominována na Booker Prize a v tomtéž roce získala ocenění Kniha roku v časopise Sunday Expres.
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Příběhy Lucy Gaultové


Heloise a Everard Gaultovi jsou harmonický pár; žijí sice v neklidných časech v Irsku na konci 20. let, ale devítiletá dcera Lucy jim dělá radost. Najednou jim ale někdo otráví psy a později se málem nepodaří zachránit statek před úmyslně založeným p ožárem. V tu chvíli je jasno: Heloise, která pochází z Anglie, není v Lahardane vítána, a aby rodina unikla nesmyslnému pronásledování, musí odejít ze země. Lucy se rodinnému rozhodnutí vzepře a před odjezdem zmizí. Jako symbol její smrti po ní zůsta nou na pobřežních skalách sandály. Zoufalí rodiče opouštějí Irsko a nevědomky i své dítě.
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Láska a léto


Nejnovější román slavného irského prozaika Williama Trevora (* 1928) se odehrává v provinčním městečku Rathmoye na začátku léta. Každý ve městě zná své místo, ať je to podivínský bláznivý stařík Orpen Wren, zahořklá a ánský bratr. Venkovský poklid nečekan
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Miss Gomez and the Brethren


Miss Gomez and the Brethren by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world's greatest writers. "Like Rembrandt, Trevor looks long but charitably upon his creations ...his understanding of human nature is acute". (Sunday Times). Beryl Tuke, whiling time away in the Thistle Arms with gin and cheap romances, and Alban Roche at Bassett's Petstore are among the street's dream-ridden survivors. A new arrival, Miss Gomez, on the run from her tragic childhood in Jamaica, now lives for her postal correspondence with the Church of the Brethren of the Way back on the island. No one will believe Miss Gomez when she announces her revelation of a hideous sex crime soon to be committed in Crow Street. That is, until young Prudence Tuke disappears, the police arrive, and the newspapers herald a 'Sex Crime Prophecy'..."The genius of William Trevor is that he can entice you into his fictional terrain in a handful of pages". (Literary Review). William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement, and has been knighted for his services to literature.
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Mrs Eckdorf in Oneills Hotel


Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill's Hotel by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world's greatest writers. The probings of an outsider bring havoc to a crumbling Dublin hotel. What was the tragedy that turned O'Neill's hotel from plush establishment into a dingy house of disrepute? Ivy Eckdorf is determined to find out. A professional photographer, she has come to Dublin convinced that a tragic and beautiful tale lies behind the facade of this crumbling hotel. The aging proprietor lies dying upstairs while her feckless son is lost in a world of drink and horseracing; and the loyal O'Shea, accompanied everywhere by his greyhound, seeks to keep the hotel on the road. As Mrs Eckdorf worms her way into lives that centre on the hotel, she becomes as much a victim as they are. "An astounding richness of pathos, humour and tragedy". (Francis). King William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.
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Nights at the Alexandra


Nights at the Alexandra by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world's greatest writers. A brief encounter in wartime Ireland - the memory of which lasts a lifetime. In a small town in Ireland middle-aged Harry looks back on his wartime adolescence when he fetched and carried for the beautiful young English woman who had taken over the big stone house with her much older German husband. But Frau Messinger's health is failing, and her husband decides to build a cinema in the town to honour her. Harry will work in it; one day he will own it; and he will always remain captive to the memory of the beguiling young woman who arrived suddenly from abroad and lit up his drab provincial life. William Trevor's gift of understanding the poignancy in apparently small lives is beautifully realized in this short novel. 'Perfect in its making and its length' The Times 'Certainly lingers in the mind. I am prepared to bet that I will still remember it in a year's time, which is a test of genuine excellence' Harriet Waugh, Spectator William Trevor was born in Ireland in 1928 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He is regarded as one of the greatest short story writers in English, and has also written many award-winning novels, most recently The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer. For many years he has lived in Devon.
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Other Peoples Worlds


Other People's Worlds by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world's greatest writers. What chance has a nice middle-class woman got against a determined conman? 47-year-old widow, Julia, is about to remarry, much to the delight and relief of her daughters. But her mother has suspicions about Francis which she keeps to herself. Perhaps wrongly: if she'd shared her feelings with her daughter the disaster might have been avoided. Meanwhile there are two other women who have a claim on the would-be bridegroom - and the way things are shaping up it might be one of them, rather than Julia, who comes off worst out of the situation. William Trevor's brilliant novel explores the small horrors that lie close to the surface of ordinary life. "A constantly surprising work, pungent with the sense of evil and corruption". (John Updike, New Yorker). "Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling". (Hilary Mantel). William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.
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Elizabeth Alone


Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor - a powerful and moving novel from one of the world's finest writers After nineteen years of marriage, three children and a brief but passionate affair followed by a quick divorce, Elizabeth Aidallbery has to go to hospital for an emergency operation. From her hospital bed she has the leisure to take stock of her life, and frankly it doesn't look very edifying: there's the 17 year old daughter who's run off to a commune with her boyfriend; an old hopeless suitor who continues to press his claims; and of course the memory of the havoc she caused by the affair. No doubt she could put her life back in order. But need that involve all those people who cause her so much heartache? Readers of Love and Summer and Felicia's Journey will be delighted by Elizabeth Alone. It will also be enjoyed by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. "A finely observed, gently sensitive comedy, delightful to read". (Daily Telegraph). "Trevor is a master of both language and storytelling". (Hilary Mantel). William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.
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Fools of Fortune


Fools of Fortune by William Trevor - a classic early novel from one of the world's greatest writers Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of the Year Murder and revenge during the Irish Civil War. The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years. Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of independence and secretly fund Michael Collins' fighters. But one of their workers is an informer to the British, and when he's murdered on their land, though they know nothing of it, the Black and Tans come seeking revenge. Till now young Willy Quinton has led a pleasant, cosseted life. But the murder of his father and sisters by British soldiers brings him to a point when he can only contemplate revenge himself. He sets off for Liverpool with hatred in his heart. Will he survive? Will the cycle ever be broken? "To my mind William Trevor's best novel and a very fine one". (Graham Greene). William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, in 1928. He spent his childhood in Ireland and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, but has lived in England for many years. An acknowledged master of the short-story form, he has also written many highly acclaimed novels: he has won the Whitbread Fiction Prize three times and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times. His most recent novel was Love and Summer (Penguin, 2010).
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Silence in the Garden


The Silence in the Garden by William Trevor - a classic early novel by one of the world's greatest writers. Family secrets take their toll on the children of an old Irish family. In the summer of 1904 Sarah Pollenfax, the daughter of an impecunious clergyman, arrives at Carriglas, an island off the coast of Cork, to act as governess for her distant cousins. It's a magical time in a magical place. But when she comes back almost thirty years later, after the First World War and the Irish Civil War have taken their toll, she discovers that there were things going on during that apparently idyllic summer which now horrify her and which cast a long shadow over the remnants of the family still living there. "William Trevor's precisions and indirections slowly and balefully accumulate in this, his most ambitious novel" (Anthony Thwaite, London Review of Books). "Offers marvels with Mr Trevor's customary understated dexterity". (New York Times). William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, in 1928. He spent his childhood in Ireland and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, but has lived in England for many years. An acknowledged master of the short-story form, he has also written many highly acclaimed novels: he has won the Whitbread Fiction Prize three times and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times. His most recent novel was Love and Summer (Penguin, 2010).
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