EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones


  • Paperback
  • 576
  • The Known World
  • Edward P. Jones
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9780060749910

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The Known World Free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read The Known World In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory Edward P Jones two time National Book Award finalist tells the story of Henry Townsend a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of Willi. I know this is a critically acclaimed book a Pulitzer winner and a book tackling a difficult and complex stain on America history slavery and black slave owners There are moments when the book does say some interesting things or reveal some unsavory and uncomfortable truths but it was so hard to engage with as a reader I mean I hung in with DFW through the first 600 pages of Infinite Jest where nothing happens but because I was fascinated by Hal Orin Marathe Steeply and Mario and Madame Psychosis who all fascinated me There were literally dozens of other characters but these all pulled me in In The Known World there are also dozens of characters but none that I grew any attachment too It was as if the author Jones was using a hand held camera and no stabilizer so that the images were jumpy and out of focus It reminded me sometimes of how the world seems to my myopic eyes between taking off my glasses in the morning and putting in my contact lenses The narration also highly annoyed me All the parenthetical in 60 years so and so will do such as such were meaningless because I was given neither enough time nor enough detail to give a shit Further there is this reference to years later they would all turn into human torches in front of the dry foods store but no mention afterwards of to what this referred But the most annoying bit was in using the Canadian journalist frame at about page 130 or so which then only briefly appears in the narrative 200 pages later in a parenthetical throwaway comment it is said that the journalist would never marry his heart s desire yet 3 pages later they marry and that coming to talk to Fern that there was some incomprehensible stuff that happens off screen that morning also never adeuately explained and so she was not going to open up to the journalist and yet we still find her filling in details about Henry Moses and Caledonia 30 pages later Too much inconsistency was the editor asleep or stoned and missed theseSo despite taking on a complex subject Jones is no Faulkner as his South does not eve approach that of the Great William He is not as good as Pynchon or DFW is manipulating time and space in a narrative that was 100 or 150 pages too long and felt it and he is not Alice Walker or Toni Morrison who brought us the most amazing poignant and powerful images of slavery and its residual impacts generations later that I have ever read So read Beloved or Absalom Absalom if you want to hear about the South and I expect you will be less frustrated but every bit enraged at this deplorable institution that is a cancer on the American past

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The Known World Free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read The Known World Am Robbins the most powerful man in Manchester County Virginia Making certain he never circumvents the law Townsend runs his affairs with unusual discipline But when death takes him unexpectedly his widow Cald. Dear The Known WorldI ll be blunt I m breaking things off This just isn t working It s not you it s me Well maybe it s you too a bitI really thought when we got together that we would have a brief but mutually satisfying relationship I d read you you d provide enlightenment or emotional catharsis or entertainment maybe even all three All the signs were there the laudatory uotes on your jacket a shocking and unexpected premise high marks on goodreads But something was just off by the end of the first chapter Maybe it was the masturbation scene right at the start Or the characters that I just couldn t get into I could hardly tell some of them apart Or the way the narrative seemed to skip all over without any focus Maybe I just didn t give you enough pages I m sure you got better as you went along I mean look at all the four and five star reviews you ve gotten But every time I picked you up my thoughts turned to the three other books on my bedside table that I d rather be reading I haven t actually been unfaithful but that s just not a healthy basis for a relationship So after 72 pages I m putting you downDon t feel too bad Focus on all those other good reviews and maybe we ll meet again someday when the stars all align just right But probably notEmilyFor book reviews come visit my blog Build Enough Bookshelves

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The Known World Free download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read The Known World Onia can't uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues In a daring and ambitious novel Jones has woven a footnote of history into an epic that takes an unflinching look at slavery in all of its moral complexiti. This book demands that you read it slowly and intently Like eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner you need to pause and digest before you have the next course At the outset the plot seems to be all over the place bouncing from character to character telling too many stories not telling enough and then seeming to tell too much Ah but then you make a little progress and the rhythm begins to assert itself the stories begin to weave together the minute details begin to become a diorama the picture stops being a blur and comes into sharp focus This isn t one man s story or even the story of one place this is the story of all men and this is the tale of a worldThis book is not so much about race as it is about the abject insanity and evil of the institution of slavery wherever it is found whoever is practicing it In this system there are free black masters holding black slaves some of them well meaning but it does not make the practice any less immoral There are white men who love their black mistresses and the children they bear but it does not remove the fact that they hold a dominion over them that is not borne of love in any of its guises There are also individuals who are victims of the system and others who refuse to be victims of the system even at the cost of their lives I loved many of Jones characters notably Augustus and Mildred Townsend They exemplify what is the best in us I felt sorry for some of them like Sheriff John Skiffington who would like to be better than this society allows him to be and Caldonia Townsend s brother Calvin who wishes to go to New York so that he will not have to bear witness to the cruelties around him cruelties he must realized have escaped him only because of a trick of fortune I despised some of them and I recognized most of them The petty and jealous who must have dominion over someone to feel they have worth the ungrateful and traitorous who would turn upon a friend to put some silver in their own pockets the meek and hopeless who bow to the yoke and try simply to find a corner in which they are allowed to exist the defiant and strong minded who fight with their last breath because to do otherwise is to prop up the indefensible all are hereWhat I loved most about this novel is its genuineness its lack of exaggeration or hyperbole where surely none is needed its emphasis on the day to day injustice of an institution that is accepted as insurmountable or even correct only because it is what is Edward P Jones has leveled an attack at the heart of mankind and defied one to imagine what they would have done what they would have dared to do in such a place and time


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    EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones Edward P. Jones µ 9 characters Read The Known World Manchester County Virginia doesn't exist Never has After reading The Known World however you'd be forgiven if you thought you could take a tour of it's plantations and slave cemetaries on your vacation to colonial Williamsburg The complicated pre civil war Southern society that Edward P Jones creates feels as real and surreal as any factual history of slavery you've read It was not so much the story of Henry Townsend a black slav

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    EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones Read & Download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Edward P. Jones Read The Known World I know this is a critically acclaimed book a Pulitzer winner and a book tackling a difficult and complex stain on America history slavery and black slave owners There are moments when the book does say some interesting things or rev

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    EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones This is a complex novel with dense writing a non linear structure and an abundance of characters It reads much lik

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    EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones Dear The Known WorldI'll be blunt I'm breaking things off This just isn't working It's not you; it's me Well maybe it's you too a bitI really thought when we got together that we would have a brief but mutually satisfying relationship I'd read you you'd provide enlightenment or emotional catharsis or entertainment maybe even all three All t

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    Read & Download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub µ Edward P. Jones EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones I'm going to have to rave a bit because this is one of the best books I've read in the past ten yearsJones packs in all the historical detail

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    EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones In this book I learned that there used to be black slaveholders in the US I thought that only white people were allowed to own slaves during the time that owning slaves were like owning properties During that pre Abolition time During those sad dark days in the American historyBlack Edward P Jones born 1951 wrote this historical epi

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    EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones A very complex and beautiful compelling book about Henry a former slave who becomes a slave owner his wife Caldonia But they're just the start the book is really a series of stories vignettes about the families friends neighbors community surrounding Henry Caldonia It took me a really long time to get into the book because there are so many characters some important some not the book jumps around in time making it difficult to follow Trust

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    Read The Known World EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones Edward P. Jones µ 9 characters This book demands that you read it slowly and intently Like eating a huge Thanksgiving dinner you need to pause and digest before you have the next course At the outset the plot seems to be all over the place bouncing from character to character telling too many stories not telling enough and then seeming to tell too mu

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    Read The Known World EBOOK NEW The Known World ☆ Edward P. Jones Basically a book about slavery in the South I enjoy those kind of thing especially The Secret Lives of Bees but with this one it felt like the book had no point While I was reading I kept on going what did I just read? Am I really readingunderstanding this book? and kept on referring to the back cover of the book No The story was simply wh

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