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The great merit of [her] writing. Possession is eloquent about the intense pleasures of reading. And, with sumptuous artistry, it provides a feast of them. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Hailed by “The New York Times Book Review” as “a gifted observer, able to discern the exact details that bring whole worlds into being” and “a storyteller who could keep a sultan on the edge of his throne for a thousand and one nights,” A. Byatt writes some of the most engaging and skillful novels of our time. On the nature of possession–the lover by the beloved, the biographer by his subject–she is profound,” said The Sunday Times London.

Its prankish verve [and] monstrous richness of detail [make for] a one-woman variety show of literary styles and types. Interwoven in a mesmerizing pastiche are love letters and fairytales, extracts from biographies and scholarly accounts, creating a sensuous and utterly delightful novel of ideas and passions.

Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Review “Byatt is the most formidably equipped of contemporary novelists. Product details Paperback Publisher: Flammarion August 31, Language: Don’t have a Kindle?

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I mean in all honestly when I started this book I too thought antoia was boring. But never one to not finish a book I kept reading. How glad I am to have. The story is intricate. It weaves in and out of the secret love of two past writers and two modern day individuals who discover this love through the literary work they left behind. The book references many poems that paints the imagination and taps into emotions that make up for the sometime wordy details.

I appreciated the beautiful bbyatt that develops between the lead male and female. This is a type of book that fills your mind, sntonia a romance you’d expect, but definitely in a good way. Brilliant writing, brilliant fleshing of characters.

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A very intelligently delicious book–once you get past the slow beginning. I was looking forward to reading this book and found it dull and not very original. Did finish it, and felt like I had wasted my time. I came here to Amazon to see if I was the only one who struggled with this book.

The effort finally became too much and I am giving up after reading about a third psosession this book. Life is too short. I was quite excited about the story. The idea is marvellous. Her prose does not breathe, does not lead you forward.

Reading it, I had a sensation of driving an old heavy car on a bumpy road. The style is absolutely hopeless. Now about the inserts. LaMotte’s poems resemble more those of Emily Dickinson than those of a Victorian English lady – only much worse, without Dickinson’s genius. Ash’s byaatt is tedious mumbo-jumbo. In a novel, every detail must be meaningful, serving the whole, leading somewhere.


This “novel” resembles an overcrowded attic, an awful mixture of bad short poems, bad longer poems, bad stories, two-dimensional characters, etc.

I am saying all this with a heavy heart – I WAS looking forward to reading this novel, and now I can’t even follow the story, which is buried under the piles of nonsense.

I can’t bear the posssssion of another pages of this. I shall have to settle for the movie.

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possessiion At least, then it would be over in a couple of hours – and I will know what happened, because this is the only thing that sustains my interest. Modern literature is a sorry affair, as is modern poetry. This “piece” is yet another confirmation of this sad fact. Well, back to the Classics! See all 4 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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