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☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Europa By Tim Parks ✐ – Agneroshetland.co At the midpoint of his life Jerry Marlow finds himself on a bus from Milan to Strasbourg taking stock of the wreckage strewn behind him a failed marriage a daughter going astray and an affair that hasAt the midpoint of his life Jerry Marlow finds himself on a bus from Milan to Strasbourg taking stock of the wreckage strewn behind him a failed marriage a daughter going astray and an affair that h.

As left him both numb and licking every wound self inflicted or otherwise Even his teaching job is in peril And what lies around the next bend? There are times when the most appalling premonitions s.

europa epub Europa PDF/EPUBAs left him both numb and licking every wound self inflicted or otherwise Even his teaching job is in peril And what lies around the next bend? There are times when the most appalling premonitions s.

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eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co Born in Manchester in 1954 Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since raising a family of three children He has written fourteen novels including Europa shortlisted for the Booker prize Destiny Cleaver and most recently In ExtremisDuring the nineties he wrote two personal and highly popular accounts of his lif

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  1. Paul Fulcher Paul Fulcher says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBShortlisted for the 1997 Booker Prize Europa by Tim Parks is a rather unusual book at least in British literature with a distinctive European sensibility and a very strong influence of the great Thomas Bernhard but flavoured with a strong sense of at times rather crude humour and eroticism and a dash of Eurotrash and Mind Your Language I enjoyed the book but several Goodreads and personal friends were unimpressed and I would steer those interested in this novel to Parks's next novel Destiny insteadEuropa begins I am sitting slightly off centre on the long back seat of a modern coach crossing Europe And this in itself is extraordinary For I hate coaches I have always hated coaches and above all I hate modern coaches not


  2. Lorenzo Berardi Lorenzo Berardi says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBThere was a till receipt left as a bookmark between page 86 and 87 of my second hand copy of this novel I cannot help but assuming that page 87 is as far as the former owner of Europa managed to get And if so I don't blame him or herActually I would prefer reviewing the till receipt than this book at least for a moment For believe it or not the till receipt can tell us something important about this novelFirst of all it's a French till receipt implying that the former owner of my copy


  3. Marc Marc says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBI can understand that not everyone can appreciate this book because this is a particularly intense feverish work all the time we are enclosed in the head of the 45 year old Jerry Marlowe a man with a lot of issues and one big life consuming obsession his one time French mistress Both are lectors at the University of Verona Italy; and in this book they are together with colleagues and students – in a bus on their way to the European Parliament in Strasbourg to protest against the Italian Government Throughout the book we get a constant flow of thoughts and observations by Jer


  4. Hugh Hugh says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBShortlisted for the Booker Prize 1997For me this is not a book that has aged well Even in 1997 its narrator's view of women must have been at best politically incorrect even in an era that gave birth to lad mag cultureThe narrator is Jerry Marlow a British university lecturer working in Milan University He agrees to join a party of other lecturers and supporting students on a coach trip to Strasbourg to present a petition to the European Parliament claiming that it is unfair not to give visiting lecturers the same tenure their Italian colleagues are entitled to This may seem fair enough as material for a novel but we s


  5. ·Karen· ·Karen· says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBA jeremiad is a literary lament a plaintive pessimistic harangue on the state of the world Appropriate therefore that the narrator of this book should be called Jeremiah as he spends fruitless days on a trip bound for disaster scrutinising his life and disliking intensely what it amounts to so far He sways between reason and paranoia between self loathing and self righteousness between recognition and obfuscation of his motives and desires I liked the voice the long winding sentences the tone and the wry dry insight that eventually comes through Man suffers but comes ou


  6. Gumble& Gumble& says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUB Yes that it was a mistake I reflect that it was a big mistake to have come on this trip I have never doubted from the moment I agreed to it and perhaps even before if such a thing is possible Or let’s say that the very instant I took this decision was also the instant I recognized and recognized that I had always recognized that coming on this trip was one of those mistakes I was made to make I read this book after joining a Goodreads group re reading the 1997 Booker shortlist After deciding to join the readalong and ordering all the book I then researched the 1997 Booker to see that e


  7. Philippe Philippe says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBTim Parks' Europa is not an easy book Stylistically and pychologically it makes considerable demands on the reader The whole narrative is captured as an obsessive splintered internal monologue Despite being on a journey from one European city to another there is an overwhelming impression of stasis as we are pinned down to listen to a voice that is relentlessly drawing itself further in an abyss of self doubt and reprove Jerry Marlowe the protagonist is an archetypal one dimensional man He doesn't believe doesn't want to believe in anything His intellectual achievements job marriage and relationships are cause for ceaseless sardonic appraisal Least of all he believes in a Europe that has turned into a figment of our tired postmodern imagination It's a world where words have lost their meaning dwellings have turned in


  8. Neil Neil says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBI have mixed feelings as I reflect on my reading of Europa On the one hand it’s not a huge amount of fun to spend a couple of days inside the head of a misanthropic sexist and sometimes vulgar narrator especially one who acknowledges that he has hit his lover But on the other hand there is something fascinating about the writing style that kept me reading a book that I might otherwise have put down see also my review of Hurricane Season where I felt exactly the same way It’s a kind of stream of consciousness narrative that often mixes several different story threads into single prolonged sentences some of these go on for several pages with themes that circle around and phrases that repeat again and again I imagine it is a style that is not everyone’s cup of tea but I liked it enough to want to continue reading what is often rather distasteful subject matterJerry Marlowe gets on a coach to travel to Strasbourg He is part of a delegation heading


  9. Nick Davies Nick Davies says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBThis wasn't the most easy to readfollow the narrator is meandering and at times somewhat pretentious in his allusions and should probably have irritated me with the nature of relatively little happening and relatively much being thoughttalked about I guess however unlike where the domestic nature of some introspective novels has bored me in the past I appreciated this because I saw some similarities between the messed up earlymid forties male protagonist at the centre of this story and less desirable aspects of myself This made for an interesting darkly funny and absorbing tale about foreign language lecturers in Italy travelling with students to Strasbourg to petition the EU about employment law I can see how some folk might find it repetitive and immature the characters unlikeable and predictable but for me it worked


  10. Maggie Roessler Maggie Roessler says:

    eBook Europa PDF/EPUB ✓ Ä agneroshetland.co europa epub, Europa PDF/EPUBNo we can't all just love and accept one another neither nationally nor personally I am a sucker for Tim Parks' brand of cynicism especially in relation to traveling and multiculturalism Only after acknowledging the boundaries of our upbringing and our guilty boorish pride can we honestly relate to something or someone foreignBrilliant exposition picking up clues regarding this guy's situation from his stream of consciousness was a thrill Once I had all the information it did get a bit repetitive but by that point I was so drawn into his obsession it only seemed appropriate


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