Andersonville has ratings and reviews. Larry said: This is a book that I read as a young teenager. It changed my life. I was living a fairly mi. The greatest of our Civil War novels” (New York Times) reissued for a new generation As the United States prepares to commemorate the Civil. Man’s inhumanity to Man — and the redeeming flashes of mercy — this is the theme at the heart of this grim record in fictional form of one of the blots on the.
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This is a searing book — a reading experience no one will forget.
Chapter after chapter–he switches POV from one character to another; shifts from one setting to another; one conversation to kajtor one voice to another; one flow of thought to another–sometimes all in the space of one page. This page was last edited on 25 Julyat After touring the site of the prison, I wanted to learn more so I picked this book from among the many in the bookstore.
He then spent 18 months completing it — a massive novel of more thanwords. Sumter and 13, of the soldiers died there. His people come from rural and urban roots: I agree that it begins at an excruciatingly slow pace, but now that I have finished the entire thing, I can see how the author kept building the story, mackinlya upon layer. This is not to excuse what happened at Andersonville, to excuse the dehumanisation, merely to offer a wider understanding.
One of mackiblay more shocking examples was an old man following the men with diarrhea and eating the mackjnlay food they found.
What one has to consider is the alternative, in both these cases, of a establishing and agreeing upon the immorality of the present system, combined with mackinlxy a plan to gradually dismantle the present system to ameliorate the ksntor damage. Some are with you the whole book; others are present for only, a chapter.
Who or what decides if any given literary piece survives beyond its publication as some type of icon, valued for its uniqueness or literary strength?
Nathan Dreyfoos, for example, does not consider even joining the war until a chance encounter causes him to join up. The first chapter was about the family whose land was taken by the rebels in order to build andersonvile prison. Yet, although the novel may have escaped a place among the XX Century American Canon, it is still an engaging and informative read, stylistically strong.
Nineteen months ago the open pine forest was compassionate. The “Raiders” are a gang of thugs, mainly bounty jumpers who steal from their fellow prisoners and lead comfortable lives while other prisoners die of starvation and disease. Apparently many macknilay them are Catholic as evidenced by the stories of the Catholic priest who serves the community. But no matter, not really. I remember finding this book in a big old library edition at the old Kent Library.
However, it turned out that basically every chapter is full of new people. It seems to be a true and accurate depiction of the worst War and human endeavors can produ Historical novels are, without question, the best way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more.
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And often the end is not good for the anderonville in question. The attempt at “authentic” language is cloying and painful at points perhaps not aided by the narrator’s strategy Ugh, this book was painful to get through, and I only persevered because I was reading it for a book club.
It was not for me though. Yes, it’s more than pages.
Kantor’s novel was not the basis for a John Frankenheimer film Andersonville. And I can look at it anytime I want. Andersonville, Final Impressions, February, View all 9 comments. Like I said, a very hard book to read but incredibly rewarding. The novel was originally published inand won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year.
Some books are instantly forgettable, no matter how enjoyable. The war is a backdrop to it all. Contemporary readers can’t handle something like this. This is an interesting addition to the Audible format.
Look it up if you are unfamiliar, the research of this book is essential because many of the characters were real life figures. The sheer awfulness of a acre pen holding 50, prisoners, the horror of so many men in one place, the starvation due to lack of provisions, andersonvulle thousands of deaths from easily curable diseases and infections, the filth resulting from a lack o About halfway into this book, I looked up some reviews of it on Amazon.
Never seen the beat of it. There are other problems. View all 4 comments. Kajtor chapters include interweaving stories of the deplorable and tragic conditions in the prison.
Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
Bullies, braggarts, weaklings, cheats, sneaks. An epic tale of a by gone era whose scars and effects are seen and felt to this day. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington: The author begins the book describing the account fictitious of the residents who live in this sleepy Southern town.