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William Trevor - Szerelmi ​ügyosztály
William ​Trevor angol regényíró és novellista 1928-ban született. Szórakoztató regényeivel vált népszerűvé. Az 1966-ban megjelent The Love Department című könyve különös, humoros és ugyanakkor fanyar ízű modern "comedy of manners". Fő témája - és a címadó Szerelmi ügyosztály, egy divatos magazin közkedvelt rovatának a feladata -: egy végsőkig kifinomított módszerekkel operáló házasságszédelgő kézre kerítése és ártalmatlanná tétele. A regényt könnyed párbeszéd, néhány sikerült figura és jó bemondás teszi olvasmányossá.

William Trevor - Love ​And Summer
William ​Trevor specifies that this new novel takes place sometime in the middle of the last century but you'd almost never know, so softly transcendent is his portrait of a rural Irish town. Ellie Dillahan, an orphan married off to the local widower, has fallen in love with Florian Kilderry, a young stranger come to oversee the sale of his old family house. While Ellie's husband works in the fields, battling deep guilt over the accidental death of his first wife and child, Ellie and Florian spend the summer in the surrounding countryside, Ellie falling ever deeper, Florian merely affectionately attached. Trevor's portrait of men and women, both young and old, living in their private twilights beneath the daily routine of church and work is a master-study in the emotional language of disappointment, each character resolved to endure the gentle pattern of the never-ending days. His prose, meanwhile, has the sinewy grace of an eel, never giving away too much and in doing so, giving you everything.

William Trevor - Lovers ​of Their Time and Other Stories
An ​excellent introduction to the fiction of one of contemporary Ireland's finest writers. Nine short stories and one long story ... "With lightness, grace and wit that characterizes his work, William Trevor has once again produced a masterly collection of stories that will stir and haunt the imagination."

William Trevor - Felicia’s ​Journey
'You're ​beautiful,' Johnny told her and so, full of hope, seventeen-year-old Felicia crosses the Irish Sea to England to find her lover and tell him she is pregnant. Vividly and with heart-aching insight William Trevor traces her desperate search through the post-industrial Midlands. Unable to find Johnny, she is, instead, found by Mr Hilditch, pudgy canteen catering manager, collector and befriender of homeless young girls.

William Trevor - The ​Story of Lucy Gault
Acclaimed ​Irish novelist William Trevor tells the sad story of Lucy Gault. In 1921 with a civil war imminent in County Cork in Ireland, Captain Everard Gault and his family prepare to flee into exile before their manor is burned to the ground. Their 9-year old daughter, Lucy, doesn't want to leave and runs away. When she doesn't return, the family fears she has drowned and leaves without her. One of the family servants finds Lucy deep in the woods with a broken ankle and raises her as their own. It's a story of loss and love that was a finalist for the 2002 Man Booker Prize. It's gathered high praise from almost all reviewers, The Boston Globe says, "The Story of Lucy Gault is a novel blessed with sorrow and inevitability, its rueful beauty a requiem for an 'Ireland of the ruins' as well as for human folly and deliverance. Few living writers are capable of such mournful depth as William Trevor, and here he has given us an evensong to time itself."

William Trevor - Balvégzet ​bolondjai
"De ​az ország továbbra is csatatér, ez is része a képnek, amelyet magam körül látok, akár a te száműzetésed. Végül is élhettünk volna-e úgy, mintha ez nem így lenne? Hogyan is építhettük volna fel Kilneaghot, hogyan is nézhettük volna, hogy gyermekeink a pusztítás árnyékában játszadoznak? Az a csatatér mindmáig nem csendesült el." William Trevor regényének hősei nem tudnak szabadulni a történelemtől. Átjárja, megfertőzi, szétbomlasztja az életet, de mégis vállalni kell. A nyolcéves Willie Quinton történelmi olvasmányaiból már jól ismeri az ír múltat: a győztes csatákat és a vesztes konszolidációt, az újra meg újra feltörő függetlenségi küzdelmet; ám egy napon a kert, a ház, a meghitt családi élet válik csatatérré, s a tűzben ott pusztul nemcsak a múlt, hanem a jövő is… "Az angol-ír viszony történetéről a legmegrázóbb könyv... Szenvedélyes, bölcs írás..." - így fogalmaznak a könyv kritikusai, s az olvasónak éreznie kell - joggal.

William Trevor - Beyond ​the Pale & Other Stories
A ​young man gives a pair of pilgrims a lift to a wayside statue; two strangers meet at a hotel for a mysterious assignation; holidaymakers in Northern Ireland are haunted by the past. This is the world of William Trevor, widely hailed as the modern master of short fiction. His subtle and profound stories have kept critics and readers alike spellbound for over four decades. Now the author himself has chosen 17 of his finest stories for this new Folio Society edition, giving us a very personal perspective on the highlights of his career. The novelist Allan Massie has said, ‘The short story as Trevor writes it, as Chekhov and Hemingway wrote it, is a novel in miniature, with everything omitted except the significant moment.’ The miniature masterpieces gathered here span decades and places, from 1960s Ireland in ‘The Ballroom of Romance’, where an unmarried woman spends wistful Saturday nights at her local dance hall, to present-day Paris in ‘Folie à Deux’, in which two childhood friends, their bond poisoned by a youthful prank, run into each other in a backstreet café. These are tales of life-changing mistakes, missed chances and unspoken desires, their protagonists often lost and lonely. Yet the pathos is lightened by the author’s compassionate understanding of the human heart, and his ability to say the most complicated things in a language that is, in the words of the writer Joseph O’Connor, ‘as clear as a glass of water’.

William Trevor - The ​Children of Dynmouth
A ​small, pretty seaside town is harshly exposed by a young boy's curiosity. His prurient interest, oddly motivated, leaves few people unaffected -- and the consequences cannot be ignored.

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