[E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century


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  1. says: Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke

    [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke ‘An affable book full of the hubbub and potential hilarity of high and other culture translated to the domain where things get serious sport’Australian ‘What Peter Ustinov once did for Grand Prix motor racing The Tournament does for tennis and world culture combined’Clive James ‘A brilliant invention from a national treasure’Daily Telegraph ‘Game set match and championship J Clarke’Australian Book Review ‘Ingenious flai

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century What an unusual charming uasi novel this is John Clarke was one of Australia's supreme satirists and here he daringly creates an entire novel out of just two concepts gags about tennis and jokes about great minds of the 20th century Styled as a series of daily reports on a tennis tournament in Paris we witness the argum

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke This book is just too smart for meUnless you know the life and times ofAnna Akhmatova Hannah Arendt George Orwell Marcel Duchamp TS Eliot Edna St Vincent Millay James Joyce Anton Chekhov René Magritte Henrik Ibsen Mary McCarthy Sarah Bernhardt J D Salinger Gustav Mahler Friedrich Nietzsche etc etc then you will be seriously struggling even

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    [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download Clarke's overarching joke making prominent figures from the twentieth century play each other in a tennis tournament wore thin after only a few pages but I enjoyed reading it a short chapter at a time His endless match reports contained many witticisms about the players and allusions to their public and private

  5. says: Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century

    Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke An odd sort of book very true to Clarke's dry sense of humour The French Open tennis on clay envisaged as a contest between the greats of the arts and sciences drawn from across the 19th and first half of the 20th Century Playing tennisHmmmGiven the conceit I was impressed how well it all worked The titanic semi final clash between the favourite SuperTom TS Eliot and maverick outsider James Joyce was genuinely laugh out

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    Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke Interesting and it helps if you have a grasp of 19th 20th century arthistoryliterature so you can figure out who the characters areGood to dip in and out of

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    Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century Not without merit and some serious moments of gold but the idea gets tired real uick Would possibly work better as a series of radio shorts

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    John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century This is essentially an old fashioned Literary Competition of the sort now only really found in the Spectator and the New Statesman but sustained to such an amazing degreeThe conceit is fantastic and manages to remain interesting all the way through to the end And as with any good smart humour there are so many jokes and r

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    characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century This book is enchantingly unusual in terms of style structure subject matter etc I loved the word play that incorporates the real surreal and unreal histories of famous figures like Salvador Dali Amelia Earhart and Roland Barthes Good for uite a few smiles light chuckles and many missed allusions even with helping from everyone's trusted reading aid Google I'm pretty sure I would have given this 45 stars if I knew the least bit

  10. says: characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century

    characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke John Clarke ✓ 8 Read & Download [E–pub/E–book] The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century While this book was somewhat beyond me; some the characters were unknown I do think the book was not edgy enough A men's final between Orwell and Joyce was a pretty safe outcome The women's tournament did not have the impetus for interest it was a bit cumbersome The style and prose was efficient and easy to follow

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Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century

Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century Read ✓ 8 characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke The most unusual tennis tournament in history is about to start Albert Einstein's seeded fourth Chaplin Freud and Van Gogh are also in the top rankings World number one is Tony Chekhov In all 128 playerseveryone from Louis Armst. What an unusual charming uasi novel this is John Clarke was one of Australia s supreme satirists and here he daringly creates an entire novel out of just two concepts gags about tennis and jokes about great minds of the 20th century Styled as a series of daily reports on a tennis tournament in Paris we witness the arguments heroics controversies and badinage that emerge from the world s most famous personages on the court Virginia Woolf Frida Kahlo Agatha Christie Rosa Luxemberg Albert Einstein TS Eliot George Orwell Marcel Proust the list is seemingly endless Clarke seems to have taken his inspiration from the kind of university humour found in the intellectual magazines of his youth If you don t have a working knowledge of the output of Tristan Tzara or Christina Stead you may be overwhelmed And if you don t like tennis prepare to be confounded Those who persist may still find themselves exhausted by the repetitive nature of the material indeed this feels like it would work well as a weekly serialisation rather than a one or two session read And any reader will face the vicissitudes of their own areas of knowledge and styles of humour the jokes range from the obvious a crowd left waiting for Beckett on a court with a lone tree as set dressing to the niche Carol Reed being the third man to take a set from another player Still who wouldn t enjoy a pensive umpire Rodin cocksure Ayn Rand cursing at the press Einstein uestioning whether the match feels as long for him as it does for the crowd and Proust s epic response to a simple uestion at the post match conference Clarke describes Scott Fitzgerald as a man who looks to many Europeans to be the uintessential American and to many Americans like something out of a play Clarke also allows his skill for imitation to emerge from the fray such as when he mimics the celebrated bon mots of Wilde A gentleman should always be serious It amuses one s butler and fortifies the religious convictions of one s motherThe extent of Clarke s game playing pardon the pun is made clear in the appendix where he lists in detail the scores of every match in the tournament Several hundred of them many of which are not mentioned in the text itself It s bewildering stuffAt the heart of this novel one supposes is a uestion about how we as a culture value our literary philosophical and social minds I m a tennis lover myself but Clarke rightly uestions why we send rabid packs of photographers to interrogate anyone who hits a ball over a net or successfully launches a reality television show yet we allow the minds that have transformed our world and our culture to languish save late night debates in university dorm rooms and smoky coffee houses Something uniue in the annals of Australian literature

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The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century

Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century Read ✓ 8 characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke Rong to George Orwell Gertrude Stein to Coco Chanel;are going to fight it out until the exhilarating final on Centre CourtJohn Clarke Australia's best loved comedian the comic genius behind ABC television's The Games is there to. Interesting and it helps if you have a grasp of 19th 20th century arthistoryliterature so you can figure out who the characters areGood to dip in and out of

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Summary The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century Read ✓ 8 characters ¹ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Clarke Report on everything of interest This is a funny strange and beguiling book in which game by game and match by match the world's most creative players put their tennis skills to the ultimate test A brilliant bizarre comic novel. This is essentially an old fashioned Literary Competition of the sort now only really found in the Spectator and the New Statesman but sustained to such an amazing degreeThe conceit is fantastic and manages to remain interesting all the way through to the end And as with any good smart humour there are so many jokes and references in here that you re unlikely to catch them all even on a second reading one of the uiet delights is to review the entire results table which is provided and speculate about some of the matches not featured in the main bookProbably a somewhat acuired taste though I imagine that if you don t get it straight away you probably won t

  • Paperback
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  • The Tournament A Novel of the 20th Century
  • John Clarke
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 9780786888948