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by Peter Landesman

  • ISBN: 0006550487
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Peter Landesman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Flamingo / Fontana Paperbacks; New Ed edition (1998)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1679 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1413 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 886

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The Raven is Peter Landesman's first novel, and it shows Peter Landesman's book is a nautical mystery. Thirty six people on board and only the captain and fourteen women ever found

The Raven is Peter Landesman's first novel, and it shows. It's the sort of novel that's written after mainlining a bunch of a certain type of literature, letting it percolate for a little while and then doing a kind of Markov Chain cut-up reinterpretation. Think of it as And The Ass Saw The Angel but with Melville and Hemingway replacing Faulkner, and with slightly less planning than smack-hammered Cave's work presented. Peter Landesman's book is a nautical mystery. Thirty six people on board and only the captain and fourteen women ever found. One of the wives states they were only going out for the day.

The Raven (1995) by Peter Landesman focuses upon the mystery of the Raven and the impact its mysterious . I liked this book right from the start, with its description of the Oxford Paper Company plunked in the middle of the Androscoggin River

The Raven (1995) by Peter Landesman focuses upon the mystery of the Raven and the impact its mysterious disappearance has on a town and a number of lives, especially that of Ezra Johnson who, at the age of nine helps his father fish so many of the drowned bodies out of the sea like so many lobster. For the town, the unknown fate of the Raven is like a curse. I liked this book right from the start, with its description of the Oxford Paper Company plunked in the middle of the Androscoggin River. When, as a teenager, I lived in the town next to "Rehoboth," the mill would send its sulfurous smell over our way if the wind was right, and then you knew a storm was brewing.

Peter Landesman is an American screenwriter, film director, producer, journalist, novelist and painter. He wrote a number of cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and others, including investigations into global arms trafficking, sex trafficking, refugee trafficking, the Rwandan genocide, and the creation and smuggling of forged and stolen art and antiquities. He also reported from the conflicts in Kosovo, Rwanda, and Pakistan and Afghanistan post-9/11.

The Raven and all the men,except the captain, were never found.

by. Landesman, Peter, 1965-. The Raven and all the men,except the captain, were never found. The women and the captain were found, drowned. This novel tells of years of speculation and grief brought about by this mysterious tragedy. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

ISBN 10: 0140263454 ISBN 13: 9780140263459. Publisher: Penguin Books, 1997.

Out of the bare bones of this story, Landesman has fashioned a fascinating fiction. Narrative is skilfully handled across four decades as the tragedy take its long-term toll and the sea gradually reveals its secrets. This is a magnificent debut. Landesman is the equal of E. Annie Proulx in his handling of the fishermen's hard lives and tangy dialogue.

Young American author Peter Landesman and his prize winning novel The Raven. Also in the programme Louise Erdrich's book Tales of Burning Love, Australian science writer Margaret Wertheim and her book about men; physics and god and the behind-the-scenes tales of the The English Patient. Release date: 01 April 1997.

Author: Peter Landesman ISBN 10: 0006550487. Title: The Raven Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Raven by Peter Landesman (Paperback, 1998). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Peter Landesman, Writer: Concussion. Peter Landesman began his filmmaking and TV career after starting as an award-winning painter and novelist, and investigative journalist and war correspondent for the New York Time Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker and others. As a journalist, Landesman covered the conflicts in Rwanda, Kosovo and after 9/11; and broke.

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Ber Ber
I was pleased to find this hard to find book. It was in good condition, with little wear.
Fast shipping. Very pleased.
MrCat MrCat
Life in Rehoboth and the surrounding islands off of southern Maine has always been difficult and tenuous at best. The islands are peopled by those who are used to working hard for a living, taking their livelihood from the sea during days and nights of long and difficult labor. But for the people of Rehoboth, 1941 is the year that everything changes-- for the worse.
The Raven (1995) by Peter Landesman focuses upon the mystery of the Raven and the impact its mysterious disappearance has on a town and a number of lives, especially that of Ezra Johnson who, at the age of nine helps his father fish so many of the drowned bodies out of the sea like so many lobster. For the town, the unknown fate of the Raven is like a curse. For Ezra who was "there and handled those bodies" and was "a part of it," eleven year later he has to face the fact that the event has had an impact upon him whether he knows it or not. The Raven is more than a well researched, well written mystery. Among his accomplishments with the novel, Landesman brings to life the sea in a brutally de-romanticized fashion. Landesman paints for us a harsh, uncaring environment in which men labor a lifetime only to see tragedy dog their footsteps and to die poor and worn out-- if they live that long.
With The Raven, first-time author Peter Landesman has created a tantalizing puzzle which won him the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction in 1996 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The final chapter of The Raven brings the novel to a chilling conclusion filled with all sorts of irony: for the skipper of the boat, for the passengers, for the friends and family left behind, for those who have so long held secrets and suffered dearly for it, and for the reader. It is to Landesman's credit as an effectual writer that, as they begin the final chapter, readers will feel a real conflict of emotions: eager to finally have the mystery revealed, but not really wanting to know the truth because, as we have learned along the way, with the truth there comes a price. The Raven ends with a vivid, unforgettable finale that will haunt readers well after they have put the book down.
Umge Umge
(More like four-and-a-half stars) It's a shame that this book has not received the exposure it deserves. Peter Landesman has crafted a careful exploration of small-town tragedy and loss, set against the backdrop of the rugged coast of Maine. Having lived in the Orr's/Bailey Island region in the past, I was already well-familiar with the area (though not with the real historical events on which the book is based); Landesman does a phenomenal job capturing the landscape and its people without sounding too much like an outsider looking in. The prose is, at times, astounding--it's remarkable to think "The Raven" is Landesman's first novel; there are subtle echoes here of Faulkner and Joyce, but the style is uniquely the author's own. Most impressive is his ability to draw with painstaking detail the inner lives of his characters, from brooding Ezra to ghost-plagued Mavis, while maintaining an intricate, fascinating plot. This book combines the haunting atmosphere of David Guterson's "Snow Falling on Cedars" and the quiet dignity of Russell Banks' tale of small-town tragedy, "The Sweet Hereafter," and is every bit as good as either of those books. I strongly recommend "The Raven."
Kabei Kabei
An exceptional book -- and phenomenal as a debut novel. The prose style does sometimes expose itself, but I think it's a deliberate device rather than new-novelist pretentiousness -- it brings the reader up short, makes you look around and reconsider what you've just read because there are also elements of haunting and of lull in the writing that need to pulled away from -- or the reader could get lost like the The Raven. Tragic, angry, wistful, despairing, mysterious, wry -- this is a seriously good book that deserves a wide readership.
Modimeena Modimeena
I liked this book right from the start, with its description of the Oxford Paper Company plunked in the middle of the Androscoggin River. When, as a teenager, I lived in the town next to "Rehoboth," the mill would send its sulfurous smell over our way if the wind was right, and then you knew a storm was brewing. I confess that while I lived in Maine, I never learned very much about the much-earlier events fictionalized in "The Raven" except that my beloved English teacher had lost both her parents in that disaster. The novel thus evokes a lot of nostalgia.
This is a very good first novel. Landesman offers bright images and crafts descriptions and settings well. He shows the skill to be a topnotch writer, although this work falls short in the end--literally. I found his proposal for the cause of the disaster rather contrived and unconvincing. That, together with the occasional flat passage and lapse in the plot, ultimately left me disappointed. But I look forward to reading more of Landesman, and I am grateful for "The Raven."--Jim Ruark.
Yla Yla
Having read the previous reviews, I wonder if I read the same book; or should I say bookS plural. I got 150pp into the story before giving up since I couldn't figure out what a paper mill and its pollution had to do with the disappearance of a boatload of daytrippers. Pulled up these reviews, and about 2 months later, tried once more, and fm page 1. Still no joy. Author seemed to have at least 3 possibly great stories...but I never got the connections, if any. Some time you get the bear, and sometimes he gets you. Caveat Emptor.