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The comfort of strangers

Ian McEwan

The comfort of strangers

by Ian McEwan

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Italy
    • Subjects:
    • British -- Italy -- Fiction.,
    • Violence -- Fiction.,
    • Italy -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIan McEwan.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6063.C4 C6 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination127 p. ;
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4256333M
      ISBN 100671428500
      LC Control Number81001746

      "The Comfort of Strangers" sounds superb on paper. Ian McEwan's brilliantly devastating and profoundly disturbing novella adapted by the genius that is Harold Pinter, directed by the excellent Paul Schrader, scored by Angelo Badalamenti, and starring what is essentially a dream . 'The metaphor COLIN IS A CHILD in Ian McEwan's, Harold Pinter's, and Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers', Metaphor and Symbol, , Forceville, Charles. 'The Conspiracy in The Comfort of Strangers: Narration in the Novel and the Film', Language and Literature, .

      The Comfort of Strangers 1 EACH AFTERNOON, when the whole city beyond the dark green shutters of their hotel windows began to stir, Colin and Mary were woken by the methodical chipping of steel tools against the iron barges which moored by the hotel café pontoon. In this case study, a structural metaphor from Ian McEwan's novel The Comfort of Strangers is analyzed and compared to its counterpart in the film that Paul Schrader based on the book.

      The Comfort of Strangers Social Life and Literary Form Gage McWeeny. Provides a strikingly original and compelling new account of the Victorian and early modernist novel; Takes as its central focus the ephemeral forms of attachment instanced by strangers that have been largely ignored by critics.   The Comfort of Strangers is a film directed by Paul Schrader. The screenplay is by Harold Pinter, adapted from a short novel of the same name .


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The Comfort of Strangers is probably the first book by Ian McEwan, aka 'Ian Macabre', which I have actually finished reading and enjoyed. I never finish The Cement Garden, by the same author,therefore I'm pleasantly surprised to find The Comfort of Strangers so appealing/5.

'The Comfort of Strangers' (), by the British author Ian McEwan is a fascinating psychological and short crime novel about a contemporary young English couple on a brief holiday to Italy, causing one to wonder about the plausibility of their encounter and strange bonding with an older married couple from Canada who live there and the dark Cited by: The Comfort of Strangers (Ian McEwan Series Book 3) - Kindle edition by McEwan, Ian.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Comfort of Strangers (Ian McEwan Series Book 3).3/5().

Complete summary of Ian McEwan's The Comfort of Strangers. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Comfort of Strangers.

'The Comfort of Strangers' Reviewed by Reviewed by John Leonard. J ; Colin and Mary are on a European holiday in an unnamed city that. The Ian McEwan paradox continues. As before (The Cement Garden, In Between the Sheets), he writes some of the cleanest, most sparely seductive narration this side of Graham Greene.

Also as before, what his page-by-page craft sweeps you along to is a virtual dead end: a kinky, symbolic sexual situation which is neither effective as storytelling nor freshly resonant as metaphor. Directed by Paul Schrader.

With Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren. A couple retreat to Venice to work on their relationship, but an encounter with a stranger leads them into a world of intrigue - where their darkest desires are in reach/10(K).

The Comfort of Strangers is the story of Mary and Colin, an English couple in Venice who, during a monotonous visit to Venice, meet Robert and Caroline, who offer their hospitality. Robert's brutal machismo, as well as Caroline's submission and her severe injuries always color.

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Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Comfort of Strangers; Colin and Mary, unmarried lovers on a lackluster vacation in Venice, meet a eery and forceful local man and his meek, crippled wife, and find themselves drawn into their dark world of.

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the novels Nutshell; The Children Act; Sweet Tooth; Solar, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; On Chesil Beach; Saturday; Atonement, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W.

Smith Literary Award; The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both short-listed for the Booker Prize; /5(26). About The Comfort of Strangers. A vacationing English couple find more than they bargained for, in this unsettling novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement.

Visiting an unnamed city, Mary and Colin attract the interest of Robert, a charismatic older man with a story to tell. At pm I sat down at a cafe table with a pot of tea and opened to the first words of The Comfort of Strangers. At five after nine, I closed the book and looked up, feeling euphoric and dazed.

Finis. This little French coup de grace was the perfect ending to a 5/5(5). "The Comfort of Strangers" contains the elements to be a violent crime story, or a lurid horror film.

Paul Schrader, who directed it, is not interested in such a mundane approach. He sees the story as literate, elegant eroticism. It is based on a novel by Ian McEwan, the best-selling British novelist of the perverse, and the screenplay is by. In similar ways, 'The Comfort of Strangers' unfolds in a very paced, methodical (albeit ultimately hurried) rate.

The level of restraint shown in the writing seems--based on the glowing reviews on the back--to be one of the reasons people like his books, but to me came across as calculated and boring/5(4). Based on the haunting novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement), adapted by Nobel prize-winning author Harold Pinter (Betrayal) and directed by.

The Comfort of Strangers is the author's second novel, and is set in an unnamed city (though the detailed description strongly suggests Venice). Harold Pinter adapted it as a screenplay inwhich starred Rupert Everett, Christopher Walken, Helen Mirren and Natasha Richardson.

The Comfort of Strangers Quotes Showing of 7 “ they knew each other as much as they knew themselves, and their intimacy, rather like too many suitcases, was a matter of perpetual concern; together they moved slowly, clumsily, effecting lugubrious compromises, attending to delicate shifts of mood, repairing breaches.

The Comfort of Strangers is the first book I’ve read from Ian McEwan and for the first time in years, I’ve found a book that crushed me. I realised I’d missed a lot. The Comfort of Strangers - The Comfort of Strangers audiobook, by Ian McEwan New York Times best-selling author, Ian McEwan has won the Booker Prize, Whitbread Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his masterfully accomplished fiction.

The Comfort of Strangers is an exquisitely crafted gothic novella. On holiday, Colin and Maria wander the ancient streets of.

New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan has won the Booker Prize, Whitbread Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his masterfully accomplished fiction. The Comfort of Strangers is an exquisitely crafted gothic novella. On holiday, Colin and Maria wander the ancient streets of Venice and frequently lose their way.

The Comfort of Strangers Summary. The Comfort of Strangers is the story of Mary and Colin, an English couple in Venice who, during a monotonous visit to Venice, meet Robert and Caroline, who offer their hospitality.

Robert's brutal machismo, as well as Caroline's submission and her severe injuries always color this hospitality with uneasiness. We're all familiar with comfort foods — snacks that bring back a memory, that taste good, that lift our moods no matter how awful a day we've had.

But for lit nerds, there is also the small."The Comfort of Strangers" is hardly groundbreaking. In fact most of the film is so insignificant that without the intriguing ending the film would have simply floated away%.