The Confession of Jack Straw



[Read] ➬ The Confession of Jack Straw By Simone Zelitch – E17streets4all.co.uk Ursula LeGuin said about this book In most novels about the Middle Ages, the deck is all face cards Jack Straw is rare and admirable in its uncompromising, unpatronizing identification with a peasant of Jack ePUB ´ Ursula LeGuin said about this book In most novels about the Middle The Confession PDF/EPUB or Ages, the deck is all face cards Jack Straw is rare and admirable Confession of Jack PDF É in its uncompromising, unpatronizing identification with a peasant an intelligent, vulnerable man caught up in the dream of equality that flared into the Peasant Revolt The novel lets the reader stand at that crossroads of politics and mysticism and see , Tiananment Square the same dream, the same betrayal A very moving, honest book Kirkus Reviews A fast paced, intriguing account of the failed Peasant Revolt in th Century England First novelist Zelitch provides a rendering that is evocative and plausible as well as convincing in its historical sweepZelitch offers a satisfying variety of incident, with enough texture and historical detail costume, festivity, songs to evoke the medieval milieu The Middle Ages are rendered not on silver plattersor thrones but on the dusty roads and straw beds of peasants, who are given center stage here, not limited to comic relief The Confession of Jack Straw won the Hopwood Award for Major Fiction.The Confession of Jack Straw

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  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • The Confession of Jack Straw
  • Simone Zelitch
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 0930773187

10 thoughts on “The Confession of Jack Straw

  1. says:

    After reading Judenstaat, I was curious about what else Zelitch had written and came across this book dealing with the English Peasant Revolt in the 14th century I d never read any historical fiction dealing with this event, and I ve always been interested in it My own readings in history have shown me that every well intentioned revolution or revolt has been corrupted or co opted for far less high minded purposes It neither surprised nor disappointed me that the same thing happened to the Pe After reading Judenstaat, I was curious about what else Zelitch had written and came across this book dealing with the English Peasant Revolt in the 14th century I d never read any historical fiction dealing with this event, and I ve always been interested in it My own readings in history have shown me that every well intentioned revolution or revolt has been corrupted or co opted for far less high minded purposes It neither surprised nor disappointed me that the same thing happened to the Peasants Revolt, but reading about it was a depressing experience.I did like Jack Straw s role as a storyteller A couple of the stories he told were enjoyable, and I considered them high points in The Confession of Jack Straw.For my complete review see

  2. says:

    A great historical novel from 1990, ostensibly the confession of Jack Straw, one of the participants in the Peasants Revolt of 1381 Straw s story is invented, with his life in Gravesend, his crippled sister, Jenny, and his time as a companion to the real heretical preacher, John Ball An unjust imprisonment leads him reluctantly to join with Wat Tyler and the known consequences No anachronisms and a superb rendition of the time, with the effects of plague and social change central but some co A great historical novel from 1990, ostensibly the confession of Jack Straw, one of the participants in the Peasants Revolt of 1381 Straw s story is invented, with his life in Gravesend, his crippled sister, Jenny, and his time as a companion to the real heretical preacher, John Ball An unjust imprisonment leads him reluctantly to join with Wat Tyler and the known consequences No anachronisms and a superb rendition of the time, with the effects of plague and social change central but some compensations for harsh lives

  3. says:

    Jack Straw, a legendary leader of the English Peasant Revolt of 1381, speaks his own story as he transforms from a na ve villager to someone who questions, and then attacks, the received order of his time I felt embedded in another world here struggling along with Jack Straw his nom de guerre to follow events larger than he is, and at the same time fully awake to the sensory reality of his world, given a dreamlike vividness through Zelitch s language It s a powerful read, laying out Zelitch Jack Straw, a legendary leader of the English Peasant Revolt of 1381, speaks his own story as he transforms from a na ve villager to someone who questions, and then attacks, the received order of his time I felt embedded in another world here struggling along with Jack Straw his nom de guerre to follow events larger than he is, and at the same time fully awake to the sensory reality of his world, given a dreamlike vividness through Zelitch s language It s a powerful read, laying out Zelitch s continuing interest in the ways history is written in this case, evoking the story that might have been told by the losers

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