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The English Patient

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Published by McClelland & Stewart .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8076282M
    ISBN 100771068719
    ISBN 109780771068713
    OCLC/WorldCa61755532

    Kip, from his vantage point at the well, also sees Hana lying on the couch. Although he has recovered somewhat, he is still addicted to morphine. He had remained in North Africa to spy when the German forces gain control and then transfers to Italy. And the effect is one of dizzying incongruity, as if all the conventions of ordinary life had been suspended. Actually, the line is just another example of how everything Ondaatje writes has depth and ambiguity that rewards slow reading and careful thought - just another demonstration of his meticulous talent. To pass the time, Hana reads to the English patient—she assumes he is English by his manner and speech—and also gardens, fixes up the villa, and plays hopscotch.

    It may come wrapped in musky perfume, but Ondaatje's prose could go a few rounds with Hemingway and probably knock out Kipling, too. Actually, the line is just another example of how everything Ondaatje writes has depth and ambiguity that rewards slow reading and careful thought - just another demonstration of his meticulous talent. When the hospital is abandoned, Hana refuses to leave, staying with her patient. Geoffrey is killed instantly and Katharine is seriously injured.

    Lord Suffolk and his group were blown up defusing a bomb, and Kip decided to leave England and become a sapper in Italy. There is one important point to make about it though — and that is that Ondaatje himself does not present it as a simple black and white statement of fact. So does Anthony Minghella's film as it weaves extravagant beauty around a central character whose condition is so grotesque. As the Germans retreated, they left hidden bombs and mines everywhere, so the landscape is particularly dangerous. Books are Hana's only refuge in the Villa San Girolamo, which used to be an army hospital.


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The English Patient book

Hana[ edit ] Hana is a twenty-year-old Canadian Army nurse torn between her youth and her maturity. He is an old family friend of Hana's father, Patrick, and had heard about her location while he was recovering in a hospital a few miles away. He only sees what he needs to see. Alongside his writing, Ondaatje has taught at York University in Toronto since He feels an arm close around his neck and he realizes Kip has him in a grip from which he cannot escape.

Late one night, long after Hana has blown out the candle in the English patient's room, she and Kip sneak into the villa from two different doors. She can hear Caravaggio's wheeze, as he is lying on the floor at the other end of the library. The English Patient also flaunts the accepted rituals of narrative flow, but is even more pleasing in its rule-breaking.

The English Patient

This is Kip, who has come to the villa to demine the property. The novel ends with Kip learning that the U. Caravaggio allows her to loosen the bandages and change them, and Hana sees that someone removed both of his thumbs. In the landscape of The English Patient, the beautiful often serves as a mask for the dangerous.

Though he is happy and fulfilled in his new life, he often wonders about Hana. He put fuel into the tank, and they began to fly in the rotted plane. Hana performs near-miracles.

He has swept the library for mines for a week, so he knows that this room, at least, is completely safe. The novel belongs to Hana — for her the dying man represents salvation. Hearing all this, Caravaggio tells Hana that he suspects that the English patient is actually Almasy, a Hungarian spy.

One night, after hearing Katharine read a passage from his book of Herodotus, Almasy realized he was in love with her. However, his amnesia couldn't allow him to remember such things at the moment. Character aspects are settled in the villa like sand before being blown into destiny.

It makes sense that it made such a good film — even if the most impressive feature of the book, Ondaatje's prose, can't be caught on celluloid. This dreamlike, nonlinear tale moves in much the same way, swooping gracefully from past to present, from one set of lovers to another, from the contours of the body to the topography of the desert sands.

Caravaggio questions the patient, who gradually reveals his past to him, Hana and Kip through a series of flashbacks.

Why Michael Ondaatje’s ‘The English Patient’ deserved the Golden Man Booker

In other words, Hana was caring for someone who was partly responsible for her village's demise. But the thing that impressed me most as I read the book this time around is its hard centre.

Thus, Michael Ondaatje may The English Patient book wanted us to see that what's on the outside doesn't matter as much as what's on the inside when rebuilding a village, city, or country. In fact one of its central characters, Caravaggio the thief, helps lure the memories which tell the story of the English patient, the disfigured enigma waiting for a death best described as release.

He was very cold, nearly twenty feet down a pit in muddy water with little sunlight to warm him.Jan 20,  · Nothing is smashed here, or even said: the drama comes through the play of imagery and language, sans fireworks. And, unlike in the movie, the English patient’s doomed love affair is but one of many significant relationships, romantic and platonic, that the book portrays.

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