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The Sparsholt Affair por Alan Hollinghurst
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The Sparsholt Affair (edição 2017)

por Alan Hollinghurst (Autor)

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"From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. And evoking the increasing openness of gay life, The Sparsholt Affair becomes a meditation on human transience, even as it poignantly expresses the longing for permanence and continuity."--… (mais)
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Título:The Sparsholt Affair
Autores:Alan Hollinghurst (Autor)
Informação:Picador (2017), Edition: Main Market, 464 pages
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This is an elegantly plotted and conceived novel about how our youth follows us and affects the future generations. The novel starts with Evert Dax and Peter Coyle's rivalry over soon-to-be soldier David Sparsholt. And then it shifts and unfolds over a 60-year or more period, in which we see the ripples of relationships out of this college circle. Hollinghurst writes well, and this is one of his best, in my opinion. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
De beste Hollinghurst tot nu toe. Een uiterst subtiel boek, al was het alleen al doordat de 'Affair' zelf eigenlijk een "lege plek" is waar het boek rondom is gebouwd, de lezer hoort nooit het fijne van die Affair, maar moet hem reconstrueren. Zoals een criticus al scherp opmerkte gaat dit boek niet over politieke elite en nichten (Line of beauty) maar over kunstelite en nichten. Vijf hoofdstukken/ delen: het begint in de oorlog met een Memoir van Freddy Green, lid van een klein literair- en kunstclubje deels homo-jongens (hij zelf niet) waar de verschijning van de piepjone, atletische David Sparsholt als een steen in de vijver is. Hij is verloofd, maar Evert Dax, zoon van 'de beroemde schrijver' Victor Dax krijgt hem toch 1 keer in bed (na een lening) en artiest Peter tekent hem naakt, zonder hoofd. Ook hier wordt veel niet verteld: dat Freddie voor de geheime dienst werkt (aan enigma?), hoe de lezing verloopt die de oude Dax over zijn werk komt geven. De Memoir wordt pas na Freddies dood gevonden, wanneer de roman al bijna uit is (!). The Lookout: de puberzoon van David S., verliefd op een geile hetero Franse iets oudere puber, broeierige sfeer, het huis van een vage zakenman-vriend, een rijke politicus wiens boot 'Ganymede' heet, de auto van David daar, een beweging van de luiken, en dat is het. Small oils: Johnny Sparsholt werkt in een kunstzaak, schetst voortdurend, en wordt naar het huis van Evert Dax gestuurd, waar een voorlezing plaatsvindt, figuren uit de Memoir terugkeren, jonge en jongere homojongens wonen. De naam Sparsholt herinnert iedereen direct aan The Affair [NB homoseksuele handelingen tussen consenting adults waren in Engeland toen nog net verboden]. Johnny wil Ivan, de jongste, knap, een kunstluis, een prickteaser, die alleen op oudere mannen = Evert valt, die hij uiteindelijk ook krijgt. Opgenomen in de kunstwereld maakt Johnny ook desgevraagd een kind bij pot Francesca voor haar en vriendin Una. Losses: doden (Jill, die in Oxford de verliefde Freddy keihard afpoeierde, Freddy zelf), scheidingen, aftakeling. Johnny ziet zijn vader weer eens, maar echt contact met deze getekende man, die ook een oorlogsheld, militair en succesvol zakenman was, is niet mogelijk. Johnny's dochter begrijpt niet helemaal wat haar vader en zijn vriend Patrick samen hebben. J. is een beroemde schilder geworden. Consolations: Patrick is ook dood, Johnny, 60 jaar maar nog steeds prachtig haar, schildert een tv-zaken-celebrity-gezin, gaat een keer echt uit met een oude vriend naar een heftige gaybar vol drugs die hij zelf ook neemt, en hij voelt zich top en is ook zelf een enorm succes. Een jonge mooie Braziliaan klampt zich aan hem vast. Telefoon: zijn vader is eindelijk) dood. Zé (José) troost hem en blijft bij hem. Het eind vond ik iets te sentimenteel en wishful thinking van de auteur. maar de grootste kracht is het subtiele weefsel, waarin toespelingen en draden door alle 5 afdelingen samenkomen en weer opgenomen worden: in Oxford zei Jill tegen Freddy dat hij beautiful things had, na haar dood blijkt haar vrijgezellenflat vol gestolen servies en kunstvoorwerpen te liggen, ook uit het V&A waar ze conservator was, de tekening van de jonge naakt David hangt bij Evert aan de muur, maar pas helemaal aan het eind wordt de hoofdpersonen duidelijk wat het voorstelt, de small oils zijn schilderijtjes van een schilder die Evert in Oxford begon te kopen (1 ervan kocht hij niet omdat hij Johnny het geld gaf). En nog veel meer. En bovenal de schitterende, precieze, evocatieve, ritmische zinnen van Hollinghurst, die door Engelsen soms teveel Henry James-achtig wordt gevonden, maar die ik toegankelijker vins (In Line of Beauty dreef H. zelf er deels de spot mee). ( )
  Harm-Jan | Aug 10, 2020 |
4.5 stars. The multiple narrator thing confused me a time or two but really loved the 7 decade story arc. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons with reading, this is LGBTQ. ( )
  amandanan | Jun 6, 2020 |
Evert Dax seduces David Sparsholt at Oxford during the War. This is just a curtain raiser to the story of David's son Jonathan as a gay adolescent and man from the 1960s to the 2000s.

I enjoy Alan Hollinghurst's books while I'm reading them, but I sometimes wish the characters didn't all inhabit the same rather rarified social milieu. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Nov 23, 2019 |
I rarely read reviews of novels that I know I will read eventually, but I wonder if in this case I might have been prepared and thus understood more what this book was about before diving into it. I'm not disappointed in the book--on the contrary, it's a lusciously-literary, Victorian-like gay novel, a mashup of Henry James and George Eliot in a way, minus, respectively, the one's psychological meanderings or the other's morality.

I was expecting something more concrete, around which the lives of the approximately 75 years of events unfold for David, Evert, Johnny, Ivan, Lucy, and a bevy of other characters, gay or otherwise, who appear throughout this novel. In Hollinghurst's last book, "The Stranger's Child," the story revolved around a poem and how it was recounted and reinterpreted over time, so here I kept looking for that linchpin, and it was only after the book was done that I realized it was there, but not in the form of a thing, but an action, an event. In a way, the success of the plot of "Sparsholt" is what is not there, and the beautifully lyrical writing that recounts how the characters act and react around this over the decades.

It is a slow novel and takes time to read and absorb, but you do get caught up in it and in the lives of the characters, to the point that you mourn those who pass on when you meet them again 20, 40, or more years later. The fact that the protagonist (if we can call him that), Johnny, is a portrait painter plays out beautifully as well, as an observer and participant in life (his life and others' lives). His awareness of beauty in art and nature and people only enhances the reader's respect for his personal anxieties. I recommend the book if one wants to absorb oneself in a contemporary novelist's poetic, paced writing.

Case in point: here is one of the exquisite passages to luxuriate in, on page 288 of the paperback edition. Johnny has taken in the street scene and Thames embankment in Chelsea London, then goes back to look at a painting by James McNeill Whistler on the wall: "Beyond the traffic, between the plane trees, lay the grey expanse of the river, the cold wellings and streakings of its currents. And on the other side, an odd ruinous nothing--which Whistler (when Johnny came back in and looked again) seemed already to have noted in the three brown brushstrokes whose mere accidents, the spread and flick of a loose hair, the ghost of a bubble, the sticky split second as the brush left the canvas, were also small miracles of observation, a wall, a roof, a chimney rising through the mist. Well, it was genius, and he smiled round at the women, who were looking at each other steadily through Fran's cigarette smoke." ( )
  bklynbiblio | Sep 3, 2019 |
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"From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family. In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others--especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty--and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds. Alan Hollinghurst's new novel explores the legacy of David Sparsholt across three generations, on friends and family alike; we experience through its characters changes in taste, morality, and private life in a sequence of vividly rendered episodes: a Sparsholt holiday in Cornwall; eccentric social gatherings at the Dax family home; the adventures of David's son Johnny, a painter in 1970s London; the push and pull in a group of friends brought together by art, literature, and love. And evoking the increasing openness of gay life, The Sparsholt Affair becomes a meditation on human transience, even as it poignantly expresses the longing for permanence and continuity."--

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