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    Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Ronald Blythe Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Before Village was appropriated into an idyll it was a real place with real people and real jobs This book is about such a place It is a kind of oral history of a mid 20th Century English village mostly in the words of people not inc

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    Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Ronald Blythe Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download review Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Having a puta of a day? Mayhap the carburettor finally conked On the M25 where else? Perhaps as one is artfully manoeuvring between two lanes

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    PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village I received an ARC from the publisherThis book is a history of the British village of Akenfield in Suffolk England as told through the stories and narratives of its own citizens Blythe interviewed 49 different people from all types of social backgrounds and occupations and recorded their words for this social history In 1967 the y

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    PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Ronald Blythe Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download The folk of Akenfield circa 1910 had a basic understanding of the necessities reuired for a community to survive They could have understood and talked to people from a hundred years earlier and a hundred years before that

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    Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Ronald Blythe Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download review Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Poetic strange charming eccentric sad admirable eavesdropping on the internal and eternal voices of souls long gone from a way of life that's as remote to us now as prairie homesteaders perhaps Not sure how Blythe got his taciturn villagers to talk so freely probably because it's about their work rarely their personal lives And collectively they never will complain about the present; it's always the past that was so difficult Farr

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    PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Their voices jump from the past into the presentAnthropology grabbed me early and it has never let go Why do people behave so differently from one another ? Why are they so similar too ? What would I have been if I had been born in Afghanistan instead of in Boston ? What would my life have looked like if I were an Australian Aborigi

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    PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Ronald Blythe Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download My copy is from PantheonRandom House not PenguinThis is my favorite sort of history book 90% source material and 10% commentaryIn the author's words This book is the uest for the voice of Akenfield Suffolk England as it sounded during the sum

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    review Akenfield Portrait of an English Village PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download Interesting to re read this book decades after I first bought a secondhand copy My how things have changed in the UK Or rather they've gone full circle Published in 1968 when factory farming was the up and coming t

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    PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download A snapshot c 1968 of life in an anonymised rural community south of Ipswich Suffolk UK The village is given the fictional name of Akenfield It is largely told through the words of many villagers and people who work there but may live elsewhere interviewed by Blythe His introductions to them and his interpretations of the

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    PDF/EPUB Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe ç 0 Download Free download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Ronald Blythe I LOVE this bookIt has had me completly engrossed I took my time because I didn't want to stop reading the tales of the folk of the 60s in a little SE English villageThere is so much of value in this book all the answers you can poss

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review Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Akenfield Portrait of an English Village review ¹ 0 In this rich rare book— which John Updike called exuisite— forty nine men and women— a blacksmith and a bellringer to the local vet and a gravedigger—. Having a puta of a day Mayhap the carburettor finally conked On the M25 where else Perhaps as one is artfully manoeuvring between two lanes and so blocks both the other two of course being cordoned off for road works whose estimated completion may or may not supersede the Apocalypse Manage to survive the road rage just before you re road kill rush to work Is that Fat Nelly with your coffee cup AGAIN because she probably ate hers for breakfast Hell coffee is overrated anyway But wait the tights have won at snakes and ladders yet again just before the ten o clock and the blackberry has gone into lockdown no amount of coaxing is gonna get that baby up and running for the presentation Which you don t have anyway because the dog ate your homework And it only 1030 in the morning is life even worth itWait don t dial a friend no one wants to hear your shit anyway Instead open up Akenfield obviously prop it between the uarterly sales ledger and put a few furrows on your forehead for authenticity This stuff is way better than therapy and needless to say cheaper Who can fail to feel assuaged and cocooned in a feel good miasma after reading about the totally crappy senseless pointless exploited lives of Ackenfiled s residents in the early 20c In as much as everyone needs a smaller flea to pick on this here is the ultimate jackpot The sheer degradation humiliation poverty and ignorance on display are not without their wow factor Yes of course we all know it was tough back in the day but following this docudrama as residents recall their lives the book was published in 1960 had me hook line and sinker I now understand a little bit how anyone can watch Big Brother am I not as guilty in immersing in these wretched lives and lapping it all up in a show of gross voyeurism The lives rendered bare are too many to recount go read them yourself The message I take with me though is that if despite all their hardships these people somehow managed to cherish life and find happiness then I have no excuse for sitting on the moaning mini chair Although I can kvetch standing up too

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Akenfield Portrait of an English Village

review Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Akenfield Portrait of an English Village review ¹ 0 Speak to us directly in honest and evocative monologues of their works and days in the rural country of Suffolk Composed in the late 1960's Blythe's volu. The folk of Akenfield circa 1910 had a basic understanding of the necessities reuired for a community to survive They could have understood and talked to people from a hundred years earlier and a hundred years before that and a hundred years before that and so on In the course of the past century that understanding has been decimated You may watch the process unfold in Akefield most fascinating of all is to watch the old timers talk about the lack of money when they were children and then the sudden abundance Where did it come from What makes money Who was suddenly doing the actual wealth creating work when the people of England became professionalized after the Second World WarI highly recommend pairing this with The Village Laborer by JL Hammond and the works of RH Tawney Beyond that the book is beautiful simply for the glimpses it gives into the lives of our neighbors removed though they be in time and space One of my favorite passages is the old man complaining he has had no pleasure in his life and then suddenly remembers all the singing from his childhood So I lied I have had pleasure I have had singing Absolutely wonderful book

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review Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Akenfield Portrait of an English Village review ¹ 0 Me paints a vivd picture of a community in which the vast changes of the twentieth century are matched by deep continuities of history tradition and natur. Interesting to re read this book decades after I first bought a secondhand copy My how things have changed in the UK Or rather they ve gone full circle Published in 1968 when factory farming was the up and coming thing and battery hens were the norm chemicals were fine to spread on the plants that fed us and industry was on the up as well Look again in 2020 and it s all farm shops and local produce and organic farming ie back to the old ways Not to mention knitting vests for rescued battery hens The vet in this book actually seems in favour of de beaking for battery hens Cruel Well yes he admits it but it s all down to food production or what my gran would have called the Great God Mammon Blythe falsified the names of his villages and the people in the interests of anonymity but one wonders how much else he pulled out of thin air as well since disguising oral history can easily lead to fiction as many other authors attest And how interesting that nearly all of them seem to speak with the same voice He speaks of classism without apparently realising he is guilty of it himself none of the upper class people such as the lady magistrate are physically described but oh the snobbery in his language when he describes the lower castes such as the 14 year old lover of a farm worker or the grandmother and her incontinent granddaughter An interesting look at England on the cusp I wonder what he d think of today

  • Paperback
  • 287
  • Akenfield Portrait of an English Village
  • Ronald Blythe
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 9781585790098