Andersonville has ratings and reviews. Larry said: This is a book that I read as a young teenager. It changed my life. I was living a fairly mi. The greatest of our Civil War novels” (New York Times) reissued for a new generation As the United States prepares to commemorate the Civil. Man’s inhumanity to Man — and the redeeming flashes of mercy — this is the theme at the heart of this grim record in fictional form of one of the blots on the.
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Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor | : Books
As he neared the end of his labor, he wrote: What Dante did for Italy, we can not find the equivalent for; yet we’re in arguably more need. Nathan Dreyfoos, for example, does not consider even joining the war until a chance encounter causes him to join up. In addition to journalism and novels, Kantor wrote the screenplay for Gun Crazy aka Deadly Is the Femalea noted film noir. There was a problem adding your email address.
Thanks for kanttor us about the problem. There is also the length of the novel. The alternative is not even imagined, not even by Kantor. It is heartbreaking and haunting, but it is also strangely uplifting. And I can look at it anytime I want. Mackinlya course the book is so good that frankly it seems to me that I must not have written it. The outer wall of the stockade is made with 22 foot tree trunks buried five or 6 feet into the ground and rising approximately 15 feet into the air.
This is the overwhelming fabric which is woven into this story. Ira Claffey is a slave owner; yet, paradoxically, he also sees himself as a good man. Return to Book Page. It certainly does not figure in any of the more common lists of notable fiction from the XX Century and I would be surprised to find it listed in a major bibliography of selected, fiction works dealing with the Civil War.
Andersonville is clearly based on prisoner memoirs, most notably Andersonville: This unlikely pair become friends in a touching story at the end of the book.
The order went so far as trying and condemning the leaders of the Raiders, a process carried out with the cooperation of the camp authorities.
This is a Goodreads review not a thesis so I will just leave it at that. The prison itself was fact, along with the poor unfortunates imprisoned on it scant 20 acres. You will discover what medicine they relied on, what food they ate, what utensils they ate with, what they carried in their pockets, what shoes they wore; how they rigged their horses and oxen.
Anderaonville the inhumanity wasn’t exhibited by only Confederates; fellow prisoners turned on the weak and deprived them of the few resources they possessed. The rewards of tackling a novel this vast are assured; but admittedly, this is a difficult book.
ANDERSONVILLE by MacKinlay Kantor | Kirkus Reviews
Obviously, from a 21st Century take, we kanyor this and most ill recorded moments in knator as complacency. Probably in real life as anddrsonville the novel. Our short memory spans are killing us! He spent years writing another massive historical novel, Spirit Lakeattempting to do for the Indian Wars what Andersonville had done for the Civil War.
Was it accidental or deliberate that Kantor showed us both positive and negative characters from both the North and the South? I hung it on a wall in my house but have only truly come to appreciate it after these many months of steeping myself in his life.
This summer marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of Gone with mqckinlay Wind and I suspect that’s what got me interested in all things Civil War. Dozens of books were published right after the Civil War to gain sympathy of Legislators to dispense favors. Andetsonville makes sure you understand that ,antor is no North and South; no right and wrong in this war. It resembles more closely the work of the social historians who might seem uninterested in sketching for the reader a broader narrative synthesis and thus are less attractive to the general public.
On the Southern L Apr 08, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: Indeed, there is not really any building at all — other than a stockade. This is a caliber of novel which has essentially disappeared from our national lite Any five chapters of this novel –take them in a row, or cherry-pick–are more authoritative, more astutely conceived and better executed than–well–really, you’ll find them better than any American novel written today.
Then I knew I was going to write it. Views Read Edit View history. Each prisoner’s story was a heartfelt tale, even if told with an impending feeling of doom.
This book sat on my nightstand for some time.
Jane A good question and one that is similar to the one that Sartre asked in the debate “The Jewish Question” in ,”Reflexions sur la Question Juive”, how …more A good question and one that is similar to the one that Sartre asked in the debate “The Jewish Question” in ,”Reflexions sur la Question Juive”, how can people follow like sheep without resistance?
Andersonvville in lies one of my problems with the novel: I give this book 4 stars.
I didn’t buy this book because it was a Pulitzer Prize winner, but I was pleasantly surprised when I first received the book in the mail and learned that it had won this honor. The reader agonizes through every phase of it: It is really done so well.
When I was finished, I felt like I had my life back. Be the first to discover makinlay talent! Eben who loved birds and Father Peter Shelen who ministers to the dead and dying. There is no glory of war in this book. The prison administration was fact.
I’ve known about this book since high school, but I never macknilay I’d actually read it. Kantor has some ingenious narrative tricks I’ve rarely–if ever seen done. Each chapter highlights and tells the story of one of the prisoners and one of his captors juxtaposed with the small town and its inhabitants near the prison.