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The Resource The wake, Paul Kingsnorth

The wake, Paul Kingsnorth

Label
The wake
Title
The wake
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kingsnorth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows the date of the Battle of Hastings. Far fewer people know what happened next... Set in the three years after the Norman invasion, 'The wake' tells the story of a fractured band of guerrilla fighters who take up arms against the invaders. Carefully hung on the known historical facts about the almost forgotten war of resistance that spread across England in the decade after 1066, it is a story of the brutal shattering of lives, a tale of lost gods and haunted visions, narrated by a man of the Lincolnshire fens bearing witness to the end of his world. Written in what the author describes as 'a shadow tongue' - a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable for the modern reader - 'The wake' renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction. To enter Buccmaster's world is to feel powerfully the sheer strangeness of the past
Member of
Awards note
Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2014.
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsnorth, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Buckmaster trilogy
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Normans
  • Anglo-Saxon race
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Guerrillas
  • Farmers
  • Revenge
  • Landowners
  • Hastings, Battle of, England, 1066
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The wake, Paul Kingsnorth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
' ... It is written instead in what might be called a shadow tongue - a pseudo-language by combining some of its [Old English] vocabulary and syntax with the English we speak today'--page 353
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054817139
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783520985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)922013283
Label
The wake, Paul Kingsnorth
Publication
Copyright
Note
' ... It is written instead in what might be called a shadow tongue - a pseudo-language by combining some of its [Old English] vocabulary and syntax with the English we speak today'--page 353
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054817139
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783520985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)922013283

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