- ISBN 0207168830
- ISBN13 978-0207168833
- Author Elizabeth Harrower
- Publisher Angus & Robertson Childrens (June 5, 1991)
- Formats mbr doc txt lrf
- Category Fiction
- Subcategory Contemporary
- Size ePub 1269 kb
- Size Fb2 1331 kb
- Rating: 4.6
- Votes: 783
00 0. Categories: Contemporary Fiction. By (author) Elizabeth Harrower.
Elizabeth Harrower’s The Watch Tower truly feels like a neglected classi. think it’s one of the most moving books . think it’s one of the most moving books I’ve read in a very long time. I read this book twice. What a discovery! Harrower’s voice in this book is disconcerting at first: almost fatigued, as though she knows that everything to come is fated to be so and there’s little to do but tell the story. And her characters-two young sisters-likewise passively accept the events that befall them. This fatalism is absorbing, though, as you watch the women move slowly through a comatose state into a kind of awakening.
The Watch Tower book. Harrower's story is eerily similar. Harrower famously fell silent after writing a few novels. The wonderfully-named Watchtower is a study in power relations, in what we would now call co-dependency, it is also a frightening reminder of just how vulnerable uneducated women of all classes, but perhaps particularly the middle classes with their need to stay genteel at all costs were, only such short time ago as the 1940's.
Author Elizabeth Harrower. Books by Elizabeth Harrower: The Watch Tower. 10 3.
Elizabeth Harrower (born 8 February 1928 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian novelist and short story writer. She has been considered "one of the great novelists of Sydney". Much of her work tackles the theme of domestic abuse, particularly the psychological abuse of vulnerable women at the hands of their manipulative, deceitful and tyrannical male partners.
In The Watch Tower, Elizabeth Harrower lives up to her last name. This is a harrowing novel, relentless in its depiction of marital enslavement, spiritual self-destruction and the exploited condition of women in a masculinist society. It reminded me of Zola in its unflinching depiction of two sisters entangled with a moody, violent man, one of them being gradually crushed into subservience, the other struggling desperately to save her own soul.
Elizabeth Harrower's fourth and final novel, The watch tower, is a rather harrowing (couldn't resist that) read. Books, reading and anything else that comes to min. ith an Australian focus. It is also an astonishing read, and I wonder why it has had such little recognition over the decades or so since its publication in 1966. Thanks to Text Classics, though, it now has a second chance.
Elizabeth Harrower (born 1928 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian novelist and short story writer. Harrower published her first three novels in quick succession. In 1971 her fifth novel In Certain Circles was set to be published until she abruptly withdrew it from publication following the death of her mother. Read full description. The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower Compact Disc Book. Brand new: lowest price.
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