Learning to Swim and Other Stories

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General & Literary Fiction, Short stories, Short Stories (single author), Fiction, Fiction - Ge
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL11718590M
ISBN 101413419771
ISBN 139781413419771
OCLC/WorldCa227972922

Graham Swift, Learning to Swim and Other Stories (Washington Square Press, ) Graham Swift is something of a one-trick pony, actually, but the one trick he does he does exceptinoally well.

This is less obvious when you're reading the man's wonderful novels-- Waterland, for instance, which someone will hopefully soon canonize as one of the Cited by: 3. Learning To Swim is a set of short stories by Graham Swift.

Their focus is fundamentally and repeatedly on human relationships, especially those within the nuclear family. And though it would be wrong to suggest that Learning To Swim and the other stories delve deeply into the human psyche, it would also be wrong to dismiss them as light /5.

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Learning to swim and other stories. [Graham Swift] -- A collection of short stories offers an incisive book behind the facades of human relationships to expose the illusion, subterfuge, and enigma of everyday life.

Learning To Swim is a set of short stories by Graham Swift. Their focus is fundamentally and repeatedly on human relationships, especially those within the nuclear family. And though it would be wrong to suggest that Learning To Swim and the other stories delve deeply into the human psyche, it would also be wrong to dismiss them as light.

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Learning to swim and other stories by Graham Swift; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Social life and customs, Fiction; Places: England. “Learning to Swim,” told in the third person, describes the dysfunctional Singleton family’s holiday in England’s Cornwall.

As Mr. Singleton teaches his young son Paul to swim, his wife. 图书Learning to Swim and Other Stories 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐. a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With "Waterland" he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (), and with "Last orders" the Booker Prize ().

Both novels have since been made into films. A zookeeper becomes the keeper of a bizarre fixation While vividly evoking a recognisable English geography, these startling stories have an eye for the foreign, for the experience of refugees or for less definable zones of bewilderment and strangeness.

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More than one has a. The two experiences — coming out, learning to swim — kept braiding together, a second adolescence, and then a third. I would arrive to swim class awkward and Author: Jazmine Hughes.

Published on Little Penguin learns to swim kids story read aloud a short bedtime story for children and toddlers who love to watch really nice stories read aloud on YouTube. Learning to Swim: And Other Stories (2) (Vintage International) While vividly evoking a recognisable English geography, these startling stories have an eye for the foreign, for the experience of refugees or for less definable zones of bewilderment and strangeness.

Book Details Book Quality: Publisher Quality ISBN About Learning to Swim. The men and women in these spare, Kafkaesque stories are engaged in struggles that are no less brutal because they are fought by proxy. In Graham Swift’s taut prose, these quiet combative relationships–between a mismatched couple; an aging doctor and his hypochondriacal patient; a teenage refugee swept up in the conflict between an oppressively sentimental father.

The title story of the collection, “Learning to Swim,” sets the tone of the book. Two individuals, a man and a woman, are tied to each other by habit and need.

Learning to Swim and Other Stories by GRAHAM SWIFT. PICADOR, Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend. Eleven stories by the British author of the talented, uneven Waterland (), most of which appeared in London magazines a few years back.

(One atmospheric but gimmicky piece—""The Son,"" about restaurant-owning Greeks in London—surfaced here in 's Short Stories from Punch 2.) Swift's style is fairly cool and clinical; the prevalent ambience is upper middle class; the recurring.

Learning to ride a bike, read a book, swim, or any of the other skills typically acquired in childhood can be difficult at any age. If you don't think so, you probably don't remember learning.

Learning to Swim. The beginning and the end reach out their hands to each other. ~Chinese Proverb. I learned to swim at forty. My young daughters were taking private swim lessons and, well, one thing led to another and I found myself in the pool learning along with them.

I was fearful at first but it soon became a joy to learn side by side. SWIFT, Graham. LEARNING TO SWIM AND OTHER STORIES. NY: Poseidon, []. 8vo., cloth & boards in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Swift on title page. Very near fine (remainder mark lower edge) in d/j.

$   In our experience, learning physical skills has a lot more in common with “book learning” than many people appreciate, which is why we emphasize that we are a swim school and that students learn from swim teachers.

We are not about rote memorization—do this, then do that—but about building understanding, buttressed by repetition. An admirable collection. Each story has its subtle nuances of narrative and language which established a quite distinct character. A most impressive work of fiction' The Times Graham Swift's taut prose style, natural gift for characterization and tight grasp of the details and complexities of real life combine beautifu.

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Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy Learning to Swim: And Other Stories at 5/5(1). learning to swim by Graham Swift ‧ RELEASE DATE: April 1, Eleven stories by the British author of the talented, uneven Waterland (), most of which appeared in London magazines a few years back.

The Awakening: Learning to swim on the weekends with the family and gets bored so quickly he tends to duck out at dinnertime for cigars and poker with other men. Her short stories found a.

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Only a truly great story can hold my attention and Why We Swim had me nailed to the chair I love this book.".