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  • Paperback
  • 258
  • Black Narcissus
  • Rumer Godden
  • English
  • 17 June 2020
  • 9781844088393

Rumer Godden · 7 Characters

Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Download ☆ Black Narcissus 107 O the early hours Now the General's son has bestowed it upon the disciplined Sisters of Mary Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the mountain people the small band of S. Rumer Godden s Black Narcissus is out of print so if you can t find it in your local library or used bookstore I d recommend watching the classic film which is also marvelous Deborah Kerr one of my favorite actresses ever is in it Filmmakers Pressburger and Powell also made The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp that s also fantastic Kerr is in that too I saw it during my nun phase of 2002 the year my big sis decided that I was obsessed with nuns cause I happened to watch a string of nun related films around the same time Audrey Hepburn in A Nun s Story and Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St Mary s among others Anyone not hell bent on ruining my hard won street cred would ve said I had a classical actress thing but not her oh no All her teasing led to an honest nun fixation oddly enoughI loved this book about how it is difficult to live as if the rest of the world and everyone in it do not exist The nuns start a school in the mountains near Darjeeling Life is no longer closed off despite the remoteness of their new location and likewise their inner lives and desires are no longer closed off to themselves An attractive man comes into their midst The sisters must face themselves sexual desire competitiveness with each other Interesting to me for a religion that has confessions of thinking things like impure thoughts What about denying you have them and then imploding I read this book because I m a fan of the movie Both are my favorite stories about nuns I m fascinated by the molding of oneself into just one view Not the sex so much as the rigors in life It feels to me like going in every which way daily life little and big stuff that amount to than you had ever thought Like John Lennon said life is what happens when you re busy making plans People are too complicated life not black and white like a nun s habit and admitting that isn t breaking yourself so much as the best part when you realize it isn t over and there s life after mistakes The spirituality of feeling things I m interested in the breaking points and tough exteriors A Whisper of Wanting Lust Potion #9 it upon the disciplined Sisters of Mary Beginning work The Friday Night Knitting Club in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the mountain people the small band of S. 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Black Narcissus

Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Download ☆ Black Narcissus 107 Isters are depended for help on the English agent Mr Dean But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting When he says bluntly 'This is no place for a nunnery' it is as if he already knows their desti. There s a very real chance that if I hadn t already seen the wonderful Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger movie adaptation that I would have loved this book but there s also an even greater chance that if I hadn t already loved the movie I wouldn t have even picked up a novel about the passions and repressions of some Catholic nuns setting up a hospital and school for the natives in the Himalayas and their struggle to acclimatise Godden captures the beauty majesty and alien nature of the surroundings with evocative descriptive passages utilising them to slowly build up an atmosphere of tension and dislocation from reality She takes you up in to the mountains with her closed minded Sisters and doesn t allow any other point of view to come across perfectly highlighting the absurd behaviour of the white people in their coloniesThe interactions between the nuns the natives and the white ranger are all described with subtlety and restraint in true pre war English style and making for a fascinating read and exploration of a time now long gone Recently republished by the Virago Press Black Narcissus is well worth discovering in novel form especially if you are yet to fall for the celluloid magic of Powell Pressburger

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Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Download ☆ Black Narcissus 107 In the days when it was the General's 'harem' palace ladies with their retinues and rich clothes could be seen walking on the high windy terraces At night music floated out over villages and gorges far int. If you have read The Nun s Story by Kathryn Hulme or seen the film starring the exuisite Audrey Hepburn then you will immediately recognise that Rumer Godden s Black Narcissus is a similar story transplanted to the cold windiness of the Himalayas from the feverish heat of the Belgian Congo The seductive Dr Fortunati of the Nun s Story becomes the British agent Mr Dean in the Black Narcissus If you like nun s stories with plenty of sexual tension a tragic death and natives who don t live up to expectations then both these books and films are very good They are essentially variations on a theme and both reach the same conclusion a convent of European nuns in medieval outfits no matter how well meaning are going to find it impossible to impose their philosophy morals or culture in any way on the local populace and they should probably go home sooner rather than later but if they choose to stay expect tragedy


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  1. says: Characters Black Narcissus Rumer Godden · 7 Characters Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden

    [Read] (Black Narcissus) High in the hills of the Himalayas five English Anglican nuns are sent to build a school hospital and a chapel to help the natives in India but the sisters are the ones who will receive an education The previous attempt by The Brothe

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    Rumer Godden · 7 Characters [Read] (Black Narcissus) If you have read The Nun's Story by Kathryn Hulme or seen the film starring the exuisite Audrey Hepburn then you will immediately recognise that Rumer Godden's Black Narcissus is a similar story transplanted to the cold windiness of the Himalayas from the feverish heat of the Belgian Congo The seductive Dr Fortunati of the Nun's Story becomes the British agent Mr Dean in the Black Narcissus If you like nun's stories with plenty

  3. says: [Read] (Black Narcissus) Rumer Godden · 7 Characters Characters Black Narcissus

    Rumer Godden · 7 Characters [Read] (Black Narcissus) When I run into fiction that I think is marvelous I am totally blown away I admire an author who is able to create a moving story based solely on their imagination and creative ability Their life experiences will naturally play in too They make something wonderful from nothing; they make something new that has never existed before This deserves recognition and applauseThis book is intense; you are drawn in and

  4. says: Characters Black Narcissus Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Rumer Godden · 7 Characters

    Characters Black Narcissus [Read] (Black Narcissus) Rumer Godden · 7 Characters In northern India the former harem palace of Mopu is situated in the windy mountains with a view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas The General has invited some English nuns to open a convent school and medical clinic in the building When they visit the site the English agent Mr Dean tells them This is no place for a nunnery He can anticipat

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    Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden [Read] (Black Narcissus) Rumer Godden · 7 Characters Nun's the word Ya heard? Seriously though I love nun themed stories films booksyou name it Even fake nuns fascinate me Remember Nuns on the Run and all the Sister Act movies? Exactly They're hip devoted sweet stern selfless and wellsometimes down right scaryI fell in love with the film adaptation of Godden's Black Narcissu

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    Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Rumer Godden · 7 Characters Characters Black Narcissus Rumer Godden's Black Narcissus is out of print so if you can't find it in your local library or used bookstore I'd recommend watching the classic film which is also marvelous Deborah Kerr one of my favorite actresses ever is in it Filmmakers

  7. says: Characters Black Narcissus Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Rumer Godden · 7 Characters

    Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Rumer Godden · 7 Characters [Read] (Black Narcissus) There's a very real chance that if I hadn't already seen the wonderful Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger movie adaptation that I would have loved this book but there's also an even greater chance that if I hadn't already loved the movie I wouldn't have even picked up a novel about the passions and repressions of some Catholic nuns setting up a hospital and school for the natives in the Himalayas and their struggle to acclima

  8. says: [Read] (Black Narcissus) Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Rumer Godden Rumer Godden · 7 Characters

    [Read] (Black Narcissus) I just don't get this Everything about it is wandering The narrative is confusing lack of character development and I don't see a point It is somewhat humorous Oddly I was reminded of DuMaurier reading this And then I noticed someone else mentioned this I did not love her writing either Oh well just could not connect

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    [Read] (Black Narcissus) Rumer Godden · 7 Characters A beautiful evocative bookExuisite writing with wonderful descriptions of the scenery which makes you feel as if you are thereThe nun's have to come to terms with their own desires which leads to the dramatic conclusionA real page turner with wonderful charactersThe first I've read of hers but will be looking out

  10. says: [Read] (Black Narcissus) Rumer Godden · 7 Characters

    [Read] (Black Narcissus) A group of nuns led by stubborn Irish born Sister Clodagh are assigned to a remote estate in the Himalayas to start a convent run a school and an infirmary for the local villagers It's a monumental task that Sister Clodagh feels tentatively up to and one already abandoned by priests who failed at a similar endeavor All th

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