The Resource The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst

The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst

Label
The Sparsholt affair
Title
The Sparsholt affair
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hollinghurst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. And evoking the increasing openness of gay life, The Sparsholt Affair becomes a meditation on human transience, even as it poignantly expresses the longing for permanence and continuity."--
Summary
A World War II-era Oxford engineering student who hides secret ambitions to join the Royal Air Force and the lonely son of a celebrated novelist forge a fateful bond that reverberates throughout seven decades of shared family life and friendship
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603546
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DLC
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Hollinghurst, Alan
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1070
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Oxford
  • Male friendship
  • Homosexuality
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social classes
  • Great Britain
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
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
on1004000952
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101874561
Lccn
2017032901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004000952
Label
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
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
on1004000952
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101874561
Lccn
2017032901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004000952

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