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"Unlike anything else in modern English Literature." — The Spectator
"Carr’s blessedly small tale of lost love is also a small hymn about art and the compensating joy of the artist, both in giving and receiving. It stays with us, too, and is oddly haunting." — The New Yorker
"Carr has the magic touch to re-enter the imagined past." — Penelope Fitzgerald
"The work is virtually perfect, and written with a great deal of liveliness and wit." —Michael Wood
"A unique and special experience, a visit to a special time and place, deeply observed and portrayed in beautiful prose." — The Washington Post
"Carr’s prose is spare, elegant and buoyed with wit; the idyllic countryside and its inhabitants are rendered in affectionate detail." — Publisher’s Weekly
"A Month in the Country…is one of those perfect, precious novels that you want to loan to friends, buy all your relatives for Christmas and give to your latest paramour." — Eve Claxton, Time Out New York
Protagonist Tom Birkin is a broken man. Haunted by his experiences in the trenches of World War I and recovering from a divorce, Birkin accepts a job restoring a medieval mural of the apocalypse in a church located in a remote corner of Yorkshire. It is here, however, that Birkin, though alone with only an interpretation of the world's end for company, learns to live again. Carr's small gem of a novel was first published in 1980. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Country is only a little over 100 pages long, yet it manages to conjure a lost world so lovingly that it lingers in the mind long after it's over. Novels this beautifully written are rare indeed. Now, at laeast, this one won't be found only in rare bookshops.
Time Out New York
A unique and special experience, a visit to a special time and place,
deeply observed and portrayed in beautiful prose.
The New Yorker
Carr¹s blessedly small tale of lost love is also a small hymn about art and
the compensating joy of the artist, both in giving and receiving. It stays
with us, too, and is oddly haunting.
Unlike anything else in modern English Literature.