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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye The Magnificent Title Story Of This Collection Of Fairy Tales For Adults Describes The Strange And Uncanny Relationship Between Its Extravagantly Intelligent Heroine A World Renowned Scholar Of The Art Of Story Telling And The Marvelous Being That Lives In A Mysterious Bottle, Found In A Dusty Shop In An Istanbul Bazaar As AS Byatt Renders This Relationship With A Powerful Combination Of Erudition And Passion, She Makes The Interaction Of The Natural And The Supernatural Seem Not Only Convincing, But InevitableThe Companion Stories In This Collection Each Display Different Facets Of Byatt S Remarkable Gift For Enchantment They Range From Fables Of Sexual Obsession To Allegories Of Political Tragedy They Draw Us Into Narratives That Are As Mesmerizing As Dreams And As Bracing As Philosophical Meditations And They All Us To Inhabit An Imaginative Universe Astonishing In The Precision Of Its Detail, Its Intellectual Consistency, And Its Splendor


About the Author: A.S. Byatt

A.S Byatt Antonia Susan Byatt is internationally known for her novels and short stories Her novels include the Booker Prize winner Possession, The Biographer s Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, and her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye, Elementals and her most recent book Little Black Book of Stories A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.BYATT, Dame Antonia Susan , Dame Antonia Duffy , DBE 1999 CBE 1990 FRSL 1983 Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France , 2003 , writer born 24 Aug 1936 Daughter of His Honour John Frederick Drabble, QC and late Kathleen Marie BloorByatt has famously been engaged in a long running feud with her novelist sister, Margaret Drabble, over the alleged appropriation of a family tea set in one of her novels The pair seldom see each other and each does not read the books of the other.Married1st, 1959, Ian Charles Rayner Byatt Sir I C R Byatt marriage dissolved 1969 one daughter one son deceased 2nd, 1969, Peter John Duffy two daughters.EducationSheffield High School The Mount School, York Newnham College, Cambridge BA Hons Hon Fellow 1999 Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA Somerville College, Oxford.Academic Honours Hon Fellow, London Inst., 2000 Fellow UCL, 2004Hon DLitt Bradford, 1987 DUniv York, 1991 Durham, 1991 Nottingham, 1992 Liverpool, 1993 Portsmouth, 1994 London, 1995 Sheffield, 2000 Kent 2004 Hon LittD Cambridge, 1999PrizesThe PEN Macmillan Silver Pen Of Fiction prize, 1986 for STILL LIFEThe Booker Prize, 1990, for POSSESSIONIrish Times Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize, 1990 for POSSESSIONThe Eurasian section of Best Book in Commonwealth Prize, 1991 for POSSESSIONPremio Malaparte, Capri, 1995 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, California, 1998 for THE DJINN IN THE NIGHTINGALE S EYEShakespeare Prize, Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, 2002 Publications The Shadow of the Sun, 1964 Degrees of Freedom, 1965 reprinted as Degrees of Freedom the early novels of Iris Murdoch, 1994 The Game, 1967 Wordsworth and Coleridge in their Time, 1970 reprinted as Unruly Times Wordsworth and Coleridge in their Time, 1989 Iris Murdoch 1976The Virgin in the Garden, 1978 GEORGE ELIOT Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings , 1979 editor Still Life, 1985Sugar and Other Stories, 1987 George Eliot selected essays, 1989 editor Possession a romance, 1990Robert Browning s Dramatic Monologues, 1990 editor Passions of the Mind, essays , 1991 Angels and Insects novellae ,1992The Matisse Stories short stories ,1993 The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye five fairy stories, 1994Imagining Characters, 1995 joint editor New Writing 4, 1995 joint editor Babel Tower, 1996 New Writing 6, 1997 joint editor The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, 1998 editor Elementals Stories of fire and ice short stories , 1998 The Biographer s Tale, 2000 On Histories and Stories essays , 2000 Portraits in Fiction, 2001 The Bird Hand Book, 2001 Photographs by Victor Schrager Text By AS Byatt A Whistling Woman, 2002Little



10 thoughts on “The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

  1. says:

    Four short stories precede The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye, and they are fairy tale works of wonder with glittering language and bewitching imagery Dragons Breath, in particular, reads as if it were penned by Tolkien The titular story comprises the second half of the book, a novella that implements such a


  2. says:

    Reading this reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend recently about the films of Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch, how I love their artistic sensibilities but yearn in vain for, as my friend said, an intersectional lens I love these stories but I can t put away my ideological discomfort about them I get the i


  3. says:

    This volume has 5 stories first 2 I didn t read any as they were inserted in Possession and although I don t remember exactly how to grade them, I remember what they were about , a short story about the deeds of an elder sister from a family with 3 daughters, a short story about the breath of a dragon and a story occupying


  4. says:

    I fell in love with the work of A S Byatt after reading her story The Story of the Eldest Princess I love fairy tales, but I also am the eldest child in my family and always felt a little slighted because in most fairy tales the older children fail Even after I learned why that was, it still got tiresome It was refreshing to read


  5. says:

    Because sometimes, a completely modern fairytale, so called, just won t do.I still have sitting on my bedside table Possession, by Byatt It is sitting there all forlorn, halfway read with a growth which stagnated a couple of months back, when I found I just couldn t read another page at that moment And still I haven t reached the next m


  6. says:

    I think I have a new author to add to my quiver of favorites This is the second book by Byatt I have read, and both have been spectacular Byatt s style is poetic, lyric and beautiful The words process like an ancient tapestry telling an epic story Byatt s sentences are often long and contain many phrases, but rarely do they seem clumsy or hard


  7. says:

    There are five short stories in this book The first four are just that, short, but the last one which gives the name of this book is quite lengthy.The Glass Coffin is about a tailor who goes out into the world to find his luck He meets a little grey man who gives him shelter for the night in exchange for helping with house chores The tailor cooks, fe


  8. says:

    I always imagined this sort of thing must exist A fairly large subset of bibliophiles love fairy tales for their own sake, and plenty of us are self conscious of narrative tropes and seek stories that seem mature and emotionally complex Perhaps there are a lot of stories like these fairy tale retellings are kind of a thing these days, from Grendel to The Bl


  9. says:

    I read this for the Mythic Fiction book group here on Goodreads, but never got around to going and posting about it over thereA collection of 5 stories 4 very short, and one novella length the title story The first 4 stories were excellent but 4.5 stars for the first half of the book, and 2 stars for the second half actually, it s a littlethan half averages out to


  10. says:

    I just encountered Byatt for the first time, and despite her jaundiced view of the Harry Potter books, I have to say she s really a great read This book contains four retellings or reimaginings of traditional fairy tales and arealistic novella about a middle aged professor who encounters the titular djinn on a trip to Turkey The literary snob in me really appreciates the


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