[PDF] ✓ Navigatio | BY ↠ Patrick Holland #2020


  • Title: Navigatio
  • Author: Patrick Holland
  • ISBN: 9781921924774
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Navigatio By Patrick Holland Navigatio tells the story of Saint Brendan of Clonfert, a sixth century monk and adventurer, and his legendary quest for the Isle of the Blessed via a gauntlet of monsters, devils, angels, prophets and beautiful maidens Brendan s battles with the sea and the cosmos bear out what William Faulkner once called the human heart in conflict with itself This haunting parableNavigatio tells the story of Saint Brendan of Clonfert, a sixth century monk and adventurer, and his legendary quest for the Isle of the Blessed via a gauntlet of monsters, devils, angels, prophets and beautiful maidens Brendan s battles with the sea and the cosmos bear out what William Faulkner once called the human heart in conflict with itself This haunting parable of darkness and light, of temptation and belief, of voice and silence, is told with the utmost economy of words, making it a small masterpiece of compassionate perception
    Patrick Holland
    Patrick Holland grew up in outback Queensland, Australia He worked as a stockman until taking up literary studies at Griffith University He has studied Chinese and Vietnamese at universities in Beijing, Qingdao and Saigon.His work attempts a strict minimalism inspired by Arvo P rt and takes up geographical and theological themes, focussing on life s simplest elements light and dark noise, sound and silence wind and water.

    Navigatio By Patrick Holland

    Commentaires:

    Alana Saunders
    The grammar made it quite hard to read and I still have absolutely no idea what happened I do like the use of different mediums though.

    Misha Husnain Ali
    Reading this book feels like trying to make sense of a recurring dream as every detail but the theme slips away from you.Our protagonist sets out with his crew to find a distant land, but does not know where it is, how to get there, or what it is like at all.Their journey is presented in the form of tattered, fragmented impressions of places, people, and conversations Several encounters or encounters close enough to them occur multiple times, and on one occasion Brendan himself is aware of a sen [...]

    David
    A review on the back describes it as a beautiful meditation on losing one way and finding another I agree And I relate Thank you Patrick Holland your combination of text and insights into human nature, fused with the glorious illustrations of Junko Azukawa, is fantastic And it is an even precious gem in the jewels on my bookshelf because you have now signed it.

    David Winger
    I m tired of advocating for this bloke He s Australia s greatest living writer And this is his best book since The Mary Smokes Boys Consider, you re dealing with the man who can write this In the heart of the black woods Brendan cried out.Cailleach And the white witch came This time in the shape of a crone draped in grey rags, white haired and white eyed and three feet taller than the tip of Brendan s spear You brewed storms that forced us here, Cailleach Yes To what end To the end at which all [...]

    Lisa
    Navigatio is an enchanting book Derived from an ancient text called the Navigatio, Patrick Holland s novella is a retelling of the legendary voyage of St Brendan of Clonfert, and it follows the form of the Irish immram Irish immram flourished during the seventh and eighth centuries Typically, an immram was a sea voyage in which a hero, with a few companions, often monks, wanders from island to island, meets other world wonders, and finally returns home The story of Brendan s voyage, developed du [...]

    Emma Sedlak
    The song was not what Brendan had expected No bold air was this, but a spare and fragile thing, high and half whispered, always threatening to wreck like a boat upon the maighdean mhara s rocks The song dropped into low hushing, like a deep pool in a forest where the light never goes Now faded into nothing like a file of birds in the distance And in the moments of silence Brendan heard the notes resound, but in absentia they touched different parts of his soul, meant different things, and bore h [...]

    Maggie Chen
    What an extraordinary book More a meditation than a novel, and even less like the rest of Australian literature than his previous books It is supposed to be ambient , immersive It certainly is that It reminds me most of the Thatgamecompany video game Journey It s similarly minimalistic, makes similar use of silence, and is similarly beautiful in treating the idea of journey, home and transience On Asian minimalism, Navigatio also makes me think of those medieval Japanese meditations by Sei Shona [...]

    Calzean
    A modern retelling of the 9th century fictionalized romance Navigato Sancti Brendani Brendan s Voyage documenting St Brendan s 6th century seven year voyage Covers the meetings with Satan, dragons, ghosts, spirits, mermaids, witches A book of dreams and a very minimalist use of words Surreal in most of the work Highly original style and use of illustrations makes the book read like it was written originally in Japanese.Brendan s debates with the devil covers temptation, faith, belief and the val [...]

    Ilyhana Kennedy
    The play on a modern mythology is admirable but it fell short for me, for want of some essential elements.Starkly absent are interpersonal relationships, the very stuff of evolving consciousness.There are many strange places described most eloquently but they do not carry the weight they should in relation to what is experienced.I did expect that the approach of the repetitive narrative would lead to a defined resolution that would be evident Obviously the author was aware of the symbology of t [...]

    Tara
    This book will be whatever metaphor you need.This book takes you to the nowhere between places.This book is a different kind of time.This book is the edge of drowsiness you feel while sitting in the sun.This book is an endless meadow.This book is the crevice between silence and cacophony.This book is the floaters in your eyes.This book is the crackle of an old record, skipping in its tracks.This book is the purgatory you cannot not leave.This book.You will not read the same book twice.

    Murray
    This is beautifully written with gorgeous illustrations, and I wanted to enjoy it a lot than I did The story is a bit opaque and lyrically symbolic, and I don t think I was quite in the mood for it Maybe because I read it late at night before bed and tended to fall asleep I hope others enjoy it though.

    Knut H
    The very best of all his books This retelling of the story of St Brendan s journey to the borders of paradise is a masterpiece Like Arvo Part or Giya Kancheli, this occupies that strang space that the very modern and the medieval sometimes share.

    Lien Huynh
    So beautiful He is a master

    Octavia Cade
    Well written literary fantasy, on the voyage of Saint Brendan It s main appeal to me was the interesting structure, and the truly beautiful illustrations by Junko Azukawa.

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