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South Wind By Norman Douglas South Wind Full of zest and high spirits The Christian Science Monitor This witty elegant novel of ideas unfolds on the imaginary Mediterranean island of Nepenthe where Thomas Heard Bishop of Bampopo i

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  • Author: Norman Douglas
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  • South Wind By Norman Douglas Full of zest and high spirits The Christian Science Monitor This witty, elegant novel of ideas unfolds on the imaginary Mediterranean island of Nepenthe, where Thomas Heard, Bishop of Bampopo in the equatorial regions of Africa, stops off on his way back to England His arrival and introduction to the local society sets the stage for an urbane and polished tale South Full of zest and high spirits The Christian Science Monitor This witty, elegant novel of ideas unfolds on the imaginary Mediterranean island of Nepenthe, where Thomas Heard, Bishop of Bampopo in the equatorial regions of Africa, stops off on his way back to England His arrival and introduction to the local society sets the stage for an urbane and polished tale South Wind brilliantly evokes the dreamy, languorous quality of life on Nepenthe, a town of whitewashed houses perched on sheer rock cliffs above a gleaming sea While peasants clamber up roads of black volcanic lava to work in the vineyards, aristocrats while away the torpid midday hours on sun dappled terraces, discoursing of life and love The memorable cast of characters includes a host of expatriates, freethinkers, eccentrics, politicians, zealots, and all manner of ne er do wells who mingle in the picturesque settlement s taverns, villas, and streets By the time Bishop Heard is ready to leave Nepenthe, there has been a murder, a fearsome volcanic eruption, an art forgery, and other nefarious doings all recounted in eloquent descriptions, replete with provocative ideas, glittering epigrams, and mordant satire Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 416 pages Expected publ
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    1. Fionnuala on said:

      Imagine this scene A beautiful house with lots of windows facing south In a recently vacated bedroom on the first floor, the drawers and wardrobe lie open and empty, their contents packed up and gone The only traces of the former occupant, the faint whiff of her perfume and the abandoned book on the dressing table, its pages rustling in the breeze from the open windows The title of the book is South Wind I came across that scenario in Elizabeth Bowen s The Last September and became curiou Imagin [...]

    2. Vit Babenco on said:

      The onset of the twentieth century, the humankind is on the edge of the intellectual and sensual awakening, the tumultuous twenties are just around the corner, Norman Douglas catches the moment and his South Wind is one of the earlier fine instances of black comedy.A kind of merry nightmare Things happened There was something bright and diabolical in the tone of the place, something kaleidoscopic a frolicsome perversity Purifying, at the same time It swept away the cobwebs It gave you a m [...]

    3. Sketchbook on said:

      Gilbert Sullivan on Capri where the little known author lived Volcanic eruptions, an earthquake, a funeral and a festival keep the multi cast pondering sex, religion, life Advisories Get rid of conventional notions, if you value your health and The secret of happiness is curiousity The denizens include a scholar who can t decide if a relic is the thigh bone of a saint or thetibia of a cow a Wildean lady who wanders into polite murder a teenage poet who laments that he has nothing Gilbert Sulliva [...]

    4. Nora Barnacle on said:

      Postoje dobre, lepe i divne knjige, a ova je dra esna.Normanu Daglasu je majka bila Austrijanka, te maternji nema ki, i ta mo e biti prirodnije od injenice da je ko ranjena aba kukao da ga iz natmurenog Londona premeste u Karlsrue da dou i gimanziju i u njoj, prirodno klasi ne nauke Dobro, o inji mu je bio engleski, u io je tamo jo to ta i ruski i francuski i ta je jo bilo potrebno da potonje postane diplomata u Petrogradu, ali je ovaj roman napisao iz svoga politeisti kog srca i klas Postoje do [...]

    5. Andrew Schirmer on said:

      Note This is the longest review I ve yet composed on , but this is such an astounding work of genius, of learning and writer s craft, I feel it should be better known What follows is my small attempt to bring this about I glanced too, at the books they were numerous, untidy, and miscellaneous But one shelf was a little neater than the rest and here I noted the following sequence which for a moment seemed to form a vague musical phrase, oddly familiar Hamlet, La Morte d Arthur Note This i [...]

    6. Lobstergirl on said:

      This is a really odd book I think the fact that it was published in 1917 redeems it somewhat it seems ahead of its time, and if it had been released after 1955 I probably would have hated it It would have seemed like Kingsley Amis or David Lodge than Evelyn Waugh It is resolutely comical and transgressively clever, rather than nakedly reprobative The author, Norman Douglas, was mainly a travel writer, and apparently a bit of a pederast, occasionally fleeing scandal and the authorities This is a [...]

    7. Collier Brown on said:

      When I read reviews, I usually go to the negative ones first entertaining And from what I can tell, those who dislike South Wind dislike it strongly, and for the following reasons 1 the language is difficult, 2 the story lacks plot, and 3 both the language and whatever passes for plot seems antiquated People who love reading will shrug these off immediately Difficult language Ah, says the reader, the joy of learning new words, new languages, new innuendos Besides, no one would When I read review [...]

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