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Julia, whose army officer husband has been two years at the front, has set down explicitly her sexual history and. Author of burden of desire, wordstruck, the people machine, breaking news, the voyage, the right place at the right time, do you speak american. A tremendous story, its characters worthy of its grand scope, a compelling tale told. Burden of desire by former macneil lehrer pbs journalist robert macneilsetting. Stewart macpherson professional studying shellshocked soldiers, james wentworth tormented. Macneil, coanchor of the macneillehrer newshour on pbstv, has always seemed an earnest, traditional sort, and thats the kind of first novel he has written. Burden of desire centres on the love triangle between bohemian halifax south. He is also the author of two other novels, the voyage and breaking news. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. Burden of desire centres on the love triangle between bohemian halifax southend belle julia robertson, dalhousie professor stewart macpherson, and young anglican minister peter wentworth julia keeps a diary detailing her sexual fantasies, which she has with her at the moment of the blast that was the halifax explosion. Its intelligent, balanced, polished, and reasonable as you might expect. Others offer their share of love and lustrobert macneils burden of desire. Burden of desire by robert macneil fantastic fiction.
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Publication date 1992 topics world war, 19141918 nova scotia halifax. Burden of desire centres on the love triangle between bohemian halifax southend belle julia robertson, dalhousie professor stewart macpherson, and young anglican minister peter wentworth. Born in montreal, robert macneil grew up in halifax, attended dalhousie university and graduated from carleton in ottawa. Magnificent in scope, burden of desire is work of rare emotional power in which acts of love and war come vividly and sensually to life. This book i cannot recommend enough my interest in burden of desire was first kindled when i heard mr. Robert macneil biography, age, net worth, wife, awards, books. Television journalist robert macneil has taken a bloody fact from history and used it as the core around which to build a remarkable first novel, burden of desire. Julia montgomery robertson diary writermarried to ww1 officer charles who has been absent 2 years. He is the author of three other novels, including portrait of julia, a sequel to burden of desire, and three works of nonfiction. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
Burden of desire ebook by robert macneil 9781459503168. May 20, 2003 this book i cannot recommend enough my interest in burden of desire was first kindled when i heard mr. Burden of desire 1992 is a large massmarket book based on the halifax explosion of 1917 written by canadianborn journalist robert macneil. Burden of desire is a demanding read, as one would expect from a writer of macneil s intellectual calibre. After early work as a cbc announcer, he was a journalist for forty years with reuters news agency, nbc news and the bbc, culminating in twenty years as executive editor of the macneil lehrer newshour on pbs. Robert macneil has written several books, including the people machine. Set against a vived backdrop of a world at war, burden of desire opens with a cataclysmic explosions that provides the novels extraordinary central metaphor. Here we will talk about my favorite beach, north myrtle beach, south carolina and share books as we enjoy all the ocean has to show us. Robert macneil, william greider of rolling stone, and henry muller and elizabeth valk of time magazine discuss macneil s new book, burden of desire. Some years ago wilfrid sheed rebuked the grandiose claims of the new journalists by noticing how many.
Robert macneil of macneil lehrer fame wrote burden of desire set in 1917 nova scotia. Burden of desire harvest book by robert macneil reading. Macneil talk about the 1917 halifax tragedy on national public radio a few years ago. Burden of desire is a demanding read, as one would expect from a writer of macneils intellectual calibre.
Robert macneil was born in montreal, quebec, canada. Pbs newsman macneil s first novel is about sex and war and love and loyalty and civic calamity in early 20thcentury halifax. Robert macneil on his first novel burden of desire 28 years ago. Burden of desire ebook por robert macneil 9781459503168. Robert macneil has made a huge fortune from his career as a journalist. Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs. Is there anything better than a walk on the beach and a talk about books. The map of love by adhaf soueif, infidel by ayaan hirsi ali, burden of desire by robert macneil, cutting for stone by abraham verghese and david mcculloughs biography of john adams. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Burden of desire centres on the love triangle between bohemian halifax southend belle julia. Publictv newsmananchor macneil has already shown off his novelistic skills with the admirable burden of desire, and his new novel, if not quite so penetrating, is an. The disastrous 1917 explosion of a munitions ship in halifax harbo.
He is the author of several nonfiction books but burden of desire is his first novel. The influence of television on american politics 1968 the right place at the right time 1982, memoir the way we were. The disastrous 1917 explosion of a munitions ship in halifax harbor, nova scotia, forms the backdrop to this rich, abundantly humane love story chicago tribune. Halifax, nova scotia during world war i 1917 main characters. Breaking news novel burden of desire novel eudora welty. One would not want to spend forever in this atmosphere of unbridled freudian sexual selfawareness, but it is a thoroughly satisfying read with a credible conclusion. And we all agree that one of the best things about a book group is we read things we would not otherwise read. The disastrous 1917 explosion of a munitions ship in halifax harbor, nova scotia, forms the backdrop to th. Publictv newsmananchor macneil has already shown off his novelistic skills with the admirable burden of desire, and his new novel, if not quite so penetrating, is an even more compelling read. Julia keeps a diary detailing her sexual fantasies, which she has with her at the moment of the blast that was the halifax explosion. Robert macneil after the 1916 explosion that devastates halifax, nova scotia, peter wentworth finds a diary among the rubble containing the confessions of a young woman and becomes obsessed with finding its owner.
Macneil has also written several books, many about his career as a journalist. The only reason i read it was that i was urged to do so by a friend whose judgement i trust. Buy the paperback book burden of desire by robert macneil at indigo. He is a retired television news anchor who partnered with jim lehrer to create the macneil lehrer report in 1975. Burden of desire electronic resource ebook robert macneil. Robert macneil born in montreal, robert macneil grew up in halifax, attended dalhousie university and graduated from carleton in ottawa.465 1590 813 121 1633 1336 199 1341 727 1665 1113 513 1332 16 1300 922 298 1253 454 500 137 447 1503 1090 1494 1309 983 1158 1378 630 360 638 565 1308 1392 1067 228 1135 328 604 1143 900