The parson

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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The parson est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 6.563961. Il comporte 194168 caractères et 39305 mots dont 5988 différents.

The parson introduit un nombre restreint de protagonistes évoluant dans un environnement sans nom.

The parson, publiée pour la première fois en 1995, est une œuvre posthume. Elle a été éditée à 2 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2001.

Recently discovered, this hitherto unpublished novel presages, through its undertones and imagery, some of Anna Kavan's later and most enduring fiction. The Parson of the title is not a cleric but an upright young army officer, so nicknamed in his regiment stationed in the East. One leave in his native homeland he meets a rich and beguiling beauty whom he equates with the girl of his dreams. The days that Oswald spends with Rejane, riding in and exploring the wild moorland, have their own enchantment. But Rejane grows restless in this desolate land, while seeming to discourage any intimacy with her adoring companion. Until, that is, she persuades him to take her to a sinister castle situated on a treacherous headland. The Parson is less a tale of unrequited love than an exploration of divided selves, momentarily locked in an unequal embrace. Passion is revealed as play of the senses as well as a destructive force. It is this pervasive quality in the writing that sets the narrative apart from purely romantic conventions. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1995).

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The parson

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get rid
far away
young girl
could hardly
naive optimism
Thank goodness
fluttering fans
fur coat
old lady
Hope Deferred
picnic lunch
sitting beside
good looks
treacherous patches
good humour
rapid develop
blue eyes
Middle Ages
unobtrusive helpfulness
young man

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Rejane
Oswald

stats#has character count

194168

stats#has diversity indice

6.563961

stats#has unique word count

5988

stats#has word count

39305

coverage

Far East
moorland

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

date

1995

description

Recently discovered, this hitherto unpublished novel presages, through its undertones and imagery, some of Anna Kavan's later and most enduring fiction. The Parson of the title is not a cleric but an upright young army officer, so nicknamed in his regiment stationed in the East. One leave in his native homeland he meets a rich and beguiling beauty whom he equates with the girl of his dreams. The days that Oswald spends with Rejane, riding in and exploring the wild moorland, have their own enchantment. But Rejane grows restless in this desolate land, while seeming to discourage any intimacy with her adoring companion. Until, that is, she persuades him to take her to a sinister castle situated on a treacherous headland. The Parson is less a tale of unrequited love than an exploration of divided selves, momentarily locked in an unequal embrace. Passion is revealed as play of the senses as well as a destructive force. It is this pervasive quality in the writing that sets the narrative apart from purely romantic conventions. (From the book jacket, first british edition published in 1995).

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Fiction
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Unrequited love
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The parson

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The parson (1995)
The parson (2001)