And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companions—and whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book like ...
Author: Michael Ondaatje
With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Golden Man Booker Prize–winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companions—and whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.
The English Patient , too , shows a resistance to strict causal logic and linear sequence . In an interview he gave at the time of writing the novel , Ondaatje said , “ I don't believe stories are told from A to Z any more ” ( Wachtel ...
Author: John Bolland
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
This is an excellent guide to Michael Ondaatje's best-loved novel. It features a biography of the author, a full-length analysis of the novel, a comparison of the novel to the film, and a great deal more. If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative and helpful. This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.
“The English Patient Has 12 Oscar and 13 BAFTA Nominations. But, Asks John Lyttle, Why All This Fuss over a Dressed-Up Costume Drama with Nowhere to Go?” Independent: Tabloid (27 February 1997): 10. Mahjoub, Jamal. “The English Patient.
Author: Heather Laing
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
This resource offers the most in-depth examination to date of the work of composer Gabriel Yared, through a uniquely interdisciplinary analysis that integrates film theory and musicology.
A HISTORICAL NOVEL SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE NORTH AFRICAN AND ITALIAN CAMPAIGNS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Genre: novel Reference edition: Ondaatje, M. (1992) The English Patient. London: Picador. 1st edition: 1992 Themes: memory, ...
Author: Bright Summaries
Category: Study Aids
Unlock the more straightforward side of The English Patient with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, which tells the story of four individuals who take shelter together in an abandoned Italian villa during the last days of the Second World War: a Canadian thief, an Indian bomb-disposal expert, a Canadian nurse, and the titular ‘English patient’, who has no memory of who he is and has been burned beyond recognition. As fragments of recollection return to the nameless patient, he and the other characters gradually begin to piece together his story and identity, which raises thought-provoking questions about human nature, culpability and the true horrors of war. The English Patient is Michael Ondaatje’s best-known novel and has won a number of accolades, including the Golden Man Booker Prize, awarded in 2018 to readers’ favourite novel to have won the Man Booker Prize since its inception 50 years previously (as The English Patient did in 1992). Find out everything you need to know about The English Patient in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Author: Gale, Cengage LearningPublish On: 2016-06-29
The English Patient tells the stories of four individuals whose lives come together at the end of World War II in an abandoned Italian villa: Hana, a 20yearold nurse from Canada who seeks refuge from the proliferation of wartime death; ...
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
A Guide to Sources for the Social History of Medicine Joan Lane.
Author: Joan Lane
A collection of original sources for studying the social history of medicine in England from around 1700 to the end of the 19th century. The sources illustrate the main themes in the relationship of medicine to society, especially from the patient's viewpoint. The extracts from diaries, accounts and correspondence include material from record offices and private owners. Material is included from all the English counties and London, as well as national surveys. A minor number of extracts are from well-known sources (for example, Parson Woodforde) not formerly considered a source for the social history of medicine.
Author: Steven TÃ¶tÃ¶sy de ZepetnekPublish On: 2005
In the novel , the " English " patient establishes his slipperiness when he mentions that , " after ten years in the desert , it was easy for [ him ] to slip across borders , not to belong to anyone , to any nation " ( 139 ) .
Author: Steven TÃ¶tÃ¶sy de Zepetnek
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Annotation It is an event in literary criticism and culture scholarship that we have new studies on the work of such an original writer as Michael Ondaatje. In this collection, some of the most perceptive scholars working in cultural and literary studies examine Ondaatje's texts - his poetry, his novels In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patient (novel and film), and Anil's Ghost.
Their collective pasts weave a rich and passionate story. This is a gripping adaptation of Ondaatje's acclaimed story of love, betrayal and loss.
Author: Anthony Minghella
Publisher: Methuen Drama
As World War II draws to a close, four war-torn people take refuge in an abandoned Tuscan monastery. Their collective pasts weave a rich and passionate story. This is a gripping adaptation of Ondaatje's acclaimed story of love, betrayal and loss.
And as these stories are narrated and played out, Ondaatje creates with spectacular brilliance the adventure, romance and pain of life itself.
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel was first published in 1992 to incredible international acclaim. Shortly afterwards it was made into a major film, one that brought Ondaatje's beautiful, harrowing love story to millions of people. Set in the chaotic months that followed the end of the Second World War, The English Patient focuses on a small band of stunned survivors as they try to come to terms with its devastating effects. These four characters, thrown together by chance, have stories of wonder and horror to tell each other. And as these stories are narrated and played out, Ondaatje creates with spectacular brilliance the adventure, romance and pain of life itself.