Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun By Alec Waugh, Island in the Sun None
  • Title: Island in the Sun
  • Author: Alec Waugh
  • ISBN: 9789997409126
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About "Alec Waugh"

    1. Alec Waugh

      Born Alexander Raban Waugh to Arthur Waugh, author, literary critic, and publisher He was the elder brother of the better known Evelyn Waugh His third wife was Virginia Sorenson, author of the Newbery Medal winning Miracles on Maple Hill.Waugh was educated at Sherborne School, a public school in Dorset, from where he was expelled The result of his experiences was his first, semi autobiographical novel, The Loom of Youth 1917 , clearly inspired by The Harrovians 1931 by Arnold Lunn, and so controversial at the time it openly mentioned homosexual activities between boys that Waugh remains the only former pupil to be expelled from the old boys society The Old Shirburnian Society It was also a best seller Waugh went on to a career as a successful author, although never as successful or innovative as his younger brother He lived much of his life overseas, in exotic places such as Tangier a lifestyle made possible by his second marriage, to a rich Australian His 1957 novel Island in the Sun was a best seller, as was his 1973 novel, A Fatal Gift.He also published In Praise of Wine Certain Noble Spirits 1959 , an amusing and discursive guide to the major wine types, and Wines and Spirits , a 1968 book in the Time Life series Foods of the World Waugh is said to have invented the cocktail party when active in the 1920s London social life and served rum swizzles to astonished friends who thought they had come for tea Within eighteen months, early evening drinks had become a widespread social entertainment Waugh also has a footnote in the history of reggae music The success of the film adaptation of Island in the Sun and the Harry Belafonte title track provided inspiration as well as the name for the highly successful Island Records record label.

    696 thoughts on “Island in the Sun”

    1. Description Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S when the film was released The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex pat fami [...]

    2. Trying hard on this one So far the vocabulary is a bit beyond me, the characters too transparent and I don t give a damn about British colonialism However, things are looking upJust finished and felt completely invested in the characters by the end The plot moves easily, thanks to good writing, and despite the neat packages everyone was tied up into at last, the consequences felt natural and of the character s making, not the author s.

    3. As the title implies, Island in the Sun is set on a sunny, somewhat isolated island in the West Indies The island in question is Santa Marta, a hot, dry island whose populace is colored, occupies a permanent underclass and is thoroughly dissatisfied with the cavalier British administration The story itself revolves around a small group of patrician families living on the island The interactions these families have with each other as well as the ever present, pernicious cancer termed innocently a [...]

    4. I enjoyed the life of changing times when the comfortable ways were on the verge of a shift incapable of being stalled.

    5. It must have been hard to be Evelyn s brother, but this book was enjoyable and Alec acquits himself well.That said, he s no Evie.

    6. Great book A little hard to get into at first, but when you get to know the charaters and learn a little about the time period and location thank you Ava it reads very quickly.

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