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Three Early Novels: The Old Boys / The Boarding-House / The Love Department William Trevor s Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking Three novels by a master craftsman and a deep creative talent The TimesLondon In his first novel, The Old Boys, a group of septuagenarians revive schoolboy conflicts in the election of the President of the Association Now, however, the men possess a fiercer understanding of the things in life that matter power, revenge, hatred, love, and the failure of love and intrigue and deceit resultIn The Boarding House, William Wagner Bird takes in boarders whom society would never miss if it ever noticed they were around With these misfits, Bird creates a world where people are identified by their quirks rather than by their character Then he makes a fatal mistake He diesFrom the offices of The Love Department, Lady Dolores cures the heartaches of the lonely wives of Wimbledon with inimitable flourish and finesse When the newest protege, Edward Blakeston Smith, is sent on a mission to learn the secrets of seductive, scheming Septimus Tuam and stop him in his tracks he learns about love and its friends and enemiesIn these early novels, one of the acclaimed masters of twentieth century fiction created the dark landscape and compassionate characters that have become hallmarks of his extraordinary career One of the very best writers of our era The Washington Post Book World Mr Trevor s sheer intensity of entry into the lives of his people proceeds to uncover new layers of yearning and pain, new angles of vision and credible thought The New York Times Book Review ➸ [Leer] ➳ Psiconutrición. 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I ve only read The Old Boys but for now, that suffices This is my first William Trevor and happens to be William Trevor s first novel In a certain light, it s quite entertaining and shows an eye ear for great dialogue and painting exact characters I wasn t in love with the topic, to be honest, i.e the old boys who attended the same public school, now in their late 60s, early 70s Eccentric, grotesque, ridiculous are words that come to mind and Trevor uses all these qualities to good effec I ve only read The Old Boys but for now, that suffices This is my first William Trevor and happens to be William Trevor s first novel In a certain light, it s quite entertaining and shows an eye ear for great dialogue and painting exact characters I wasn t in love with the topic, to be honest, i.e the old boys who attended the same public school, now in their late 60s, early 70s Eccentric, grotesque, ridiculous are words that come to mind and Trevor uses all these qualities to good effect.Not my cup of tea at this moment May revisit the other stories later This collection of three novels all feature Sienfeldian like plots, that for the most part made up of small aspects of various characters daily lives In order to make this lack of an over reaching plot function, all three works feature well developed characters, who all are flawed in some fundamental way It is through the interactions of these individuals that the plot advances Trevor largely keeps above the fray that his characters find themselves in, but unlike Checkov who really seems tru This collection of three novels all feature Sienfeldian like plots, that for the most part made up of small aspects of various characters daily lives In order to make this lack of an over reaching plot function, all three works feature well developed characters, who all are flawed in some fundamental way It is through the interactions of these individuals that the plot advances Trevor largely keeps above the fray that his characters find themselves in, but unlike Checkov who really seems truely neutral to their actions, the prose of Trevors work seems to lightly rebuke his protagonists flaws The first of the three novels is The Old Boys about a now geriatric committee formed from graduates of a youth boarding school for boys The group serves as trustees as a sort, making contributions to their alma matter, and power struggles within it from grudes harbored from the days spent at the school 50 years ago largely drive the story Amongst the most memorable characterizations is a wonderfully descriptive section of early senility as told in the first person The second novel is The Boarding House which traces the interconnected lives of a group of boarding house residents who had been collected over the years by the landlord who passes away early in the story The boarding house residents are misfit loners and form each others company The newly deceased former boarding house owner leaves the rental property bequeathed to the two most aggressive and cantankerous residents and the divergent plans that they both have make for interesting reading The last book of the three is titled The Love Department is the most unsteady of the three for me and traces the lives affected by a man who essentially extorts money from women under the guise of love Perhaps the most flawed character in all the books, he borders on evil, and is not as well developed as the others Contrasting to this man is a young naive boy who is tasked to follow his movements and although is better fleshed out, still falls somewhat flat Overall the collection was an intriguing read, mostly for the first two novels as opposed to the last Trevors personailzation of his characters is reason enough to read this work