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The Tree John Fowles

The Tree By John Fowles

The Tree by John Fowles


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Summary

In this series of moving recollections involving both his childhood and his work as a mature artist, John Fowles explains the impact of nature on his life and the dangers inherent in our traditional urge to categorise, to tame and ultimately to possess the landscape.

The Tree Summary

The Tree by John Fowles

In this series of moving recollections involving both his childhood and his work as a mature artist, John Fowles explains the impact of nature on his life and the dangers inherent in our traditional urge to categorise, to tame and ultimately to possess the landscape. This acquisitive drive leads to alienation and an antagonism to the apparent disorder and randomness of the natural world.

For John Fowles the tree is the best analogue of prose fiction, symbolising the wild side of our psyche, and he stresses the importance in art of the unpredictable, the unaccountable and the intuitive.

This fascinating text gives a unique insight into the author and offers the key to a true understanding of the inspiration for his work.

The Tree Reviews

A text of unusual beauty and perception * Publishers Weekly *
Magnificent... Mystical * Daily Telegraph *
Gritty and entertaining * Sunday Telegraph *
Fowles' language is strong, green, discursive, related throughout to his own life and memories * Vogue *

About John Fowles

John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. He won international recognition with his first published title. The Collector (1963) and was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power. This reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.

Additional information

GOR002753991
9780099282839
0099282836
The Tree by John Fowles
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20000803
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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