Bruce Olds Bruce Olds is also the author of Bucking the Tiger, an American Library Association Notable Book.
The book's achievement is that it forces us to confront John Brown not only as a symbol, but as a human being. Mr. Olds has taken some substantial risks and has confronted tough, serious issues in an evenhanded fashion. Madman, terrorist, or saint? In Raising Holy Hell, Bruce Olds gives us a John Brown who is something of all three. a cut-and-paste monument to the interpenetration of fact and fancy in historical legend. Vivid and convincing. Bruce Olds is also the author of Bucking the Tiger, an American Library Association Notable Book. He lives in New Jersey.
Holy Wood is an unpublished novel by Marilyn Manson, written between 1999 and 2000 (although Manson has claimed to have been writing selections since 1995). Initially envisioned as a companion piece to the album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), it remained unreleased after a series of delays, alleged by Manson to have been caused by a "publishing war".
Raising Holy Hell - Bruce Olds. The old man awakens before daybreak
Raising Holy Hell - Bruce Olds. The old man awakens before daybreak. He detests this hour-its wanton indolence, its longueurs and inertia, the intolerable absence of industry-but it has been his habit since boyhood and he is by temperament not one disposed to change his ways. He arises with a start to the familiar taste of sea salt, an ocurrence he finds neither alarming nor unpleasant, but reassuring, even oddly arousing.
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Raising Holy Hell book. But a more accurate assessment would be that Raising Holy Hell reads like a novel written by the child of McCarthy and Hansen while in the midst of What an ambitious, surreal, furious, spellbinding novel. Does it read, on occasion, like too much of a Cormac McCarthy or (more often) Ron Hansen (Olds's habit of making verbs of nouns - not to mention the tone he strikes in inventorying the mythic tics and quirks of his protagonist - is a page right out of Hansen's repertoire) knock-off? Perhaps.
I read Raising Holy Hell in one sitting. Outstanding! Olds creates a unique form of historical fiction in his creative portrayal of abolitionist John Brown. Olds' vision is so strong and sure that the only question is whether he can deliver the goods - and he does. A compelling work that transcends both historical fiction and biography. I felt the Harper's Ferry saga was as fresh and live as though it were a hot story on CNN.
Raising Holy Hell is unique. Bruce Olds tells John Brown's story from every direction. Quotations, mythology, folk tales, court transcripts, lists, poetry, diary entries, letters, interviews, Bible. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - Kirkus. John Brown's body all but rises from the grave in this energetic, multifaceted treatment by first-novelist Olds. Using the collage approach to historical fiction Ö la William T. Vollmann and others. Diğer baskılar - Tümünü görüntüle.
Yet Olds' book isn't really a novel so much as a Frankenstein's Monster stitched together from .
Yet Olds' book isn't really a novel so much as a Frankenstein's Monster stitched together from Scrabble-scrambled dictionaries and thumbed-through thesauruses, purported quotations from historical figures and fictitious ones from film and television, poems without rhyme and rhymes without poems and words that tumble down vertically on the page just to show how clever the creator truly i.
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Raising Holy Hell A Novel.
Author: Bruce Olds
Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
Pages: 333 pages
ePUB size: 1524 kb
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