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Parade's End [Aug. 26th, 2012|10:42 am]
Tony Grist
Parade's End the book is one of the great Modernist novels- a monumental text with even fewer readers than Ulysses or To The Lighthouse. Stoppard's TV adaption turns it into Merchant Ivory; it looks lovely, the actors are superb, but I don't quite see the point. If you take away the density you take away the distinction. It's magnificent but it's not Ford. 
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2012-08-26 07:30 pm (UTC)
If you take away the density you take away the distinction. It's magnificent but it's not Ford.

Does any of the language survive? (I have not read or seen either.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-08-26 08:53 pm (UTC)
Very little. Most of the dialogue is about identifying people. "Hello, I'm the curate". "That's X; he taught me to box at Oxford".
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