Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Olivia Manning: The Balkan Trilogy

Making rapid headway (100+) which is unusual: very often drop books, no matter how renowned, before p.50, then lots of explaining why I could not finish. For example: Capt. Corelli's Mandolin. Saw the film first, which did not live up to expectarion, knew what is going to happen in book, and don't really like his style of writing, except in nuggets. Get through it one day soon, before winter's end.

Balkan Trilogy is based on Manning's life, so I was sorely tempted to Google, finding

Introduction to the Inventory

of The Olivia Manning Papers, 1947-79, University of Tulsa. Little snippets....Nothing directly about TBT, but some clues to her as a writer from her comments: for example, about other writers.


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