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Parrot and Olivier in America

Carey, Peter Sir

Parrot and Olivier in America

by Carey, Peter Sir

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Published by Hamish Hamilton in [Camberwell, Vic.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Friendship,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter Carey
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE165 .C37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination451 p. :
    Number of Pages451
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24815145M
    ISBN 109781926428147
    LC Control Number2009675122

    Man Booker Prize FinalistNational Book Award FinalistTwo-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s latest feat of imagination is an irrepressible, audacious, and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in nineteenth-century America. Olivier—an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville—is an aristocrat born just after the French Revolution. Parrot, considerably older than Olivier, is the son of an itinerant English printer. Olivier and Parrot are brought together by the mysterious one-armed Marquis de Tilbot whose presence looms large across the novel. When Olivier sets sail for America, 5/5(5).

      Peter Carey: Parrot and Olivier in America could be my best book This article is more than 9 years old Australian novelist Peter Carey speaks of joy of being longlisted for the Booker prize, an. Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey – Book Review. Febru Febru Review by Breck Baumann Culture, The reader can easily find present day similarities and comparisons to both Olivier and Parrot, and it’s because of this that Carey has succeeded in a fun tale that is full of twists and strong character.

    The introduction, discussion questions, and suggested further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of Parrot and Olivier in America, the new novel, loosely based on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, by the two-time winner of the Booker Prize and best-selling author Peter Carey. About This Book. A dazzlingly inventive reimagining of Alexis de Tocqueville's famous journey, Parrot and Olivier in America brilliantly evokes the Old World colliding with the New. Above all, it is a wildly funny, tender portrait of two men who come to form an almost impossible friendship, and a completely improbable work of art"--Page 4 of cover.


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Parrot and Olivier In America was a nominee for The Booker Prize alongside Room, The Long Song, In A Strange Room, C, and winner The Finkler Question. It was the first Peter Carey novel that I had read despite his previous Booker success with Oscar and Lucinda and True History Of The Kelly Gang/5().

W hile enjoying Peter Carey's Parrot and Olivier in America, I found myself wondering from time to time what it was about.I finished it with unabated enjoyment, still wondering.

I could say that. Usually I connect with a book easily, even with the complex one, but somehow I couldnt connect with Parrot and Olivier in America almost till the end so it was going rather slowly for me.

There are two main characters two absolute opposites a French idealistic aristocrat and an English declassed pessimist playing a role of the noblemans servant/5. In Parrot and Olivier in America, Peter Carey uses the medium of a historical novel to explore the concept of democracy as it existed in the early years of the United States.

French aristocrat Olivier is sent by his family to America to study the new nation's prison system and to escape the hostilities threatening aristocrats in his home country/5. But “Parrot and Olivier in America” grabs its subject and marches down Main Street playing full out, provoking a reader’s delighted applause and — as is often the case with this exuberant Author: Thomas Mallon.

About This Guide The introduction, discussion questions, and suggested further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of Parrot and Olivier in America, the new Parrot and Olivier in America book, loosely based on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, by the two-time winner of the Booker Prize and best-selling author Peter Carey.

About This Book. About Parrot and Olivier in America. Man Booker Prize Finalist National Book Award Finalist Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s latest feat of imagination is an irrepressible, audacious, and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in nineteenth-century America.

Reading Group Guide. The introduction, discussion questions, and suggested further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group’s discussion of Parrot and Olivier in America, the new novel, loosely based on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, by two-time winner of the Booker Prize and bestselling author Peter Carey.

/5(77). Book Review: 'Parrot And Olivier In America' By Peter Carey — The Prince And The 'Parrot' Peter Carey's new novel Parrot and Olivier in America is a retelling of the life of historian Alexis de.

• Peter Carey's new novel Parrot and Olivier in America is a retelling of the life of historian Alexis de Tocqueville in which a. National Book Foundation > Books > Parrot and Olivier in America.

Parrot and Olivier in America Finalist, National Book Awards for Fiction. ISBN Alfred A. Knopf | Peter Carey. More about this author > Get This BOOK. Amazon; Barnes & Noble. A tour de force of historical improvisation and vocal acrobatics, Peter Carey’s novel looks at postrevolutionary France and America through the eyes of two unforgettable narrators: Olivier and Parrot.

The result is a vivid counterpoint and two wildly divergent perspectives on the same tumultuous period. It is also the story of a most unlikely friendship between a French lord. "Parrot & Olivier in America" by Peter Carey is an intriguing novel about a French nobleman and his English servant immigrating to America.

Due to the political discontent in France, Olivier goes to America to study the penal system in the new country, accompanied by his secretaire, Parrot. Parrot and Olivier in America is a fascinating read when viewed as an intellectual examination of the early days of American democracy and its effects on human interactions, particularly those between diverse classes.

More superficially, the novel also succeeds as a good, page-turning story/5(). Parrot & Olivier in America Peter Carey, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary From the two-time Booker Prize–winning author comes an irrepressibly funny new novel set in early nineteenth-century America.

Parrot and olivier in am., p.1 Parrot and Olivier in America, p.1 Peter Carey4/5(32). Check out this great listen on Olivier, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English printer.

Born on different sides of history, their lives wil. Carey’s prose style in Parrot and Olivier in America is vivid, richly metaphoric, and often extravagantly sensuous.

When Parrot and Mathilde make up after a fight, for example, Parrot writes that her “hands were dragging at my clothes and her upturned face was filled with cooey dove and tiger rage. Her mouth was washed with tears.

Parrot and Olivier in America has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. From the two-time Booker Prize–winning author comes an irrepressibly funny new novel set in early nineteenth-century America. Olivier—an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville—is the traumatized child of aristocratic survivors of the French /5(14).

Parrot and Olivier in America Summary "Parrot & Olivier in America" by Peter Carey is an intriguing novel about a French nobleman and his English servant immigrating to America.

Due to the political discontent in France, Olivier goes to America to study the penal system in the new country, accompanied by his secretaire, Parrot.

A tour de force of historical improvisation and vocal acrobatics, Peter Carey’s novel looks at postrevolutionary France and America through the eyes of two unforgettable narrators: Olivier and Parrot. The result is a vivid counterpoint and two wildly divergent perspectives on the same tumultuous period.

It is also the story of a most unlikely friendship between a French lord and. Parrot and Olivier in America A French aristocrat and his British servant travel to America to study its penal system in this unlikely but delightful early 19th-century buddy comedy.Find books like Parrot and Olivier in America from the world’s largest community of readers.

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