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Atonement is a 2001 British metafiction novel written by Ian McEwan concerning the understanding of and responding to the need for personal atonement. Set in three time periods, 1935 England, Second World War England and France, and present-day England, it covers an upper-class girl's half-innocent mistake that ruins lives, her adulthood in the shadow of that mistake, and a reflection on the nature of writing.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister.
In his latest book Atonement Ian McEwan brings the British novel into the 21st century, says Geoff Dyer. The twists and turns of Ian McEwan's fiction are built on a knack for sustained illusion. When he writes "a glass of beer" we do not just see it; we are willing to drink from it vicariously. The ballooning accident (imaginatively derived from footage of an actual incident) that opens Enduring Love is a spectacular example, but the ability to make the invented seem real animates every page of his work. The novels' psychological acuity derives, always, from their fidelity to a precisely delineated reality.
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Atonement is a novel written by the British author Ian McEwan and published in 2001. In 2007, the book was made into a critically acclaimed film of the same name that was nominated for both the Academy Awards and the British BAFTA awards. The novel’s main theme are the idea of personal atonement and owning up to one’s past mistakes. It is set in the English countryside during the mid-1930’s and revolves around a false accusation of rape placed against a man named Robbie.
Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, England and class. At its center this is a profound–and profoundly moving–exploration of shame, forgiveness and the difficulty of absolution.
Atonement, novel by Ian McEwan, published in 2001
Atonement, novel by Ian McEwan, published in 2001. An Academy Award-winning film version of the story appeared in 2007. McEwan, IanIan McEwan. In the epilogue, McEwan paints Briony as an aging and dying novelist who is revisiting her past in fact and fiction; in fact, the reader shockingly learns (which outrages some) that Briony is actually the author of the book, sections of which are untrue and fictionalized. This novel, in the end, is not only about love, trust, and war but about the pleasures, pains, and challenges of writing, the burden of guilt, and, above all, the danger of interpretation.