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Full moon (1973) by Caradog Prichard

Full moon (1973) (1961)

by Caradog Prichard

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En månelys nat af Caradog Prichard
Vi befinder os i en lille landsby i Wales omkring 1. verdenskrig. Det hele bliver fortalt gennem en navnløs drengs øjne, og fordi man ser det hele med et barns øjne, er sproget meget dagligdags-agtigt og præget af talesprog. Han bor alene med sin mor under meget fattige vilkår, og de må indimellem leve af almisser fra venner og familie.

Det går efterhånden op for læseren at livet i den lille landsby langtfra er idyllisk – moren viser sig at være ramt af en sindssygdom og hovedpersonen indeholder nogle skyggesider, der først for alvor kommer til udtryk sidst i bogen.

En sært fascinerende roman, der stiller flere spørgsmål end den giver svar.
  Laeseklubben | May 6, 2007 |
Lyrical and visceral, comic and tragic, compellingly earthy and maddeningly gothic - after 40 years this literary oddity continues to elude classification.
Whether grim or playful, Prichard's vision in ''One Moonlit Night'' is communicated in language that provides intense esthetic pleasure.

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Prichard, Caradogprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dormagen, ChristelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gallie, MennaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Le Disez, Jean-YvesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lekens, FrankTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Listewnik, MartaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, PhilipTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Mati and Mari

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I'll go and ask Huw's Mam if he can come out to play.
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In a small Welsh village during the dark days of World War I, a nameless narrator chronicles a year of loss, grief, and madness in Caradog Prichard's One Moonlit Night. Originally published in 1961, this Welsh-language novel has been eloquently translated into English by Philip Mitchell, perhaps garnering Prichard the wide recognition his novels have long enjoyed in his native land. Less a novel than a loosely connected series of tales, Prichard peoples his fictional world with characters such as Grace Ellen Shoe Shop, Will Starch Collar, and Johnny Beer Barrel. Though One Moonlit Night has its lighter moments, its story is primarily a sad one: the narrator's mother is sent to an insane asylum; one close friend dies of tuberculosis while another moves away; village men die in the faraway killing fields of the war as the loved ones they leave behind live in unrelenting poverty. Eventually, something terrible happens.

In One Moonlit Night, perfection is in the details--the loving evocations of the townspeople and the physical and emotional landscapes they inhabit. Dark as it is at times, Prichard's tragic tale is leavened by humor and illuminated by prose that is lyrical and deeply stirring.

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A boy's coming of age early this century in a village in Wales. A tale of poverty, failed strikes, death, madness, and refuge in religion. The late author was a poet and journalist.

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