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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] I cannot remember how I discovered Mary Renault’s novels but most likely at my local library which I haunted Although I read them all as a tee

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] Later edit 29th of Oct 2018 I said in my review there is no sex in this book but I have to scratch that After a 24 hours debate literally with Teal and Moony we got to the conclusion this book contains one of the greatest sex scenes ever written in history you just have to look beyond the symbolism A Masters thesis could be written from the sentence analysis we did lol Thanks to Teal for opening our eyes to see it “I saw death come for

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault Mary Renault Ï 1 FREE READ Renault once again does a stellar job bringing Classical Greece to life with the story of Alexias scion of a mino

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] There are so many things that could be said about Mary Renault's The Last of the Wine and I don't want to turn this review into an essay I'll t

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] Mary Renault Ï 1 FREE READ REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault Short review This is one of the best books I've ever had the privilege of readingLong reviewI put off finishing this book

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] The Last of the Wine although set in the ancient Greek world like the Fire from Heaven trilogy it's a very different work Even though the three works of the trilogy have some fabulous characters and some fabulous character development the action and the spectacle of Alexander's life is just as much as big a part of the book The Last of the Wi

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] Mary Renault Ï 1 FREE READ REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault I went through a few phases with this book At first I was drawn in and hanging on every word Her recreation of Classical Athens is outstanding and you really do feel like you’re walking the ancient streets and listening to real Greeks But after a while of this everything started to feel rather like we’ve already seen it all The plot takes a long while to go anywhere and we spend most of our time wandering the city listening to Socrates

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] From the first sentence this novel has easily become my favourite I made it a tradition to read it each year and have done so now for

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    (EPUB) [The Last of the Wine] Splendid Full of wisdom and grace The ending was worth the whole book I loved Phaedo the most

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REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault

The Last of the Wine

REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault FREE READ ´ The Last of the Wine Mary Renault Ï 1 FREE READ Schulen sich im Gespräch mit dem umstrittenen Sokrates kämpfen im Bann des glanzvoll egozentrischen Alkibiades Alexias ist sechzehn Jahre alt als er dem funfundzwanzigjährige. There are so many things that could be said about Mary Renault s The Last of the Wine and I don t want to turn this review into an essay I ll try therefore to keep it short and personalThe first wonderful paragraph of the novel When I was a young boy if I was sick or in trouble or had been beaten at school I used to remember that on the day I was born my father had wanted to kill me sets the tone for the narration and for the book s main character Alexias a young Athenian living in the 5th century BC and witnessing the political philosophical and cultural changes of the eraAlexias navigates his life with a sense of curiosity and open wonderment He finds himself attracted to the thoughts of Socrates and through his circle of students Alexias gets to know many interesting personalities that will contribute to and shape his growing up The most important of these personalities is Lysis a slightly older man with whom Alexias will form a very strong relationship made of loyalty trust mutual love and respect I think this uotation says it all I felt Lysis look at me and turned towards him Understanding each other we got up and walked out through the gardens into the streets We did not speak having no need of it but made for the High City and climbed the stairway side by side Leaning on the northern wall we looked out to the mountains On the tops of Parnes the first snow had fallen the day was bright and blue with a few small clouds white and violet dark The wind from the north blew our hair from our brows and streamed our garments behind us The air was clear keen and filled with light It seemed to us that at our command the wind would have lifted us like eagles that our home was the sky We joined our hands they were cold so that in clasping them we felt the bone within the flesh Still we had not spoken or not with words Turning from the wall we saw people offering at the altars or going in and out of the temples it had seemed to us that the place was empty but for ourselves When we came to the great altar of Athene I stopped and said Shall we swear it He thought for a moment and answered No When a man needs an oath he has repented that he swore it and is compelled by fear This must come from our own souls and from love The relationship between Alexias and Lysis is treated by Renault in an incredible manner It s tender and passionate even though there are no explicit love scenes in the book the physical bond between them is really powerful and clear Their support for each other through wars political upheavals sieges and personal tragedies constitutes the strong backbone of the novel and it s on that that Renault inserts her wonderful reconstruction of ancient Greece and of the Athens of the 5th century BC that come across as vivid and completely aliveThe relationship between Alexias and his two fathers his biological one Myron and his philosophical one Socrates is another aspect of the novel that I really loved Alexias father often seems aloof and cruel but there are unexpected moments of tenderness between him and his son and the way Alexias grows into his own and learns to deal with his father s difficult personality is another beautiful recurrent element in the bookIt s very often said that Mary Renault invented Ancient Greece in fiction and I think it d be impossible to argue the contrary The vividness of all the characters from the invented ones to the historical ones is astonishing and the writing style complex and rich is a thing of beautyVery highly recommended A Guide to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot funfundzwanzigjährige. There are so many things that could be said about Mary Renault s The Last of the Wine and I don t want to turn this review into an essay I ll try therefore to keep it short and personalThe Lettera a un bambino mai nato first wonderful paragraph of the novel When I was a young boy if I was sick or in trouble or had been beaten at school I used to remember that on the day I was born my Mecanismos de la Mediumnidad father had wanted to kill me sets the tone Absalom Absalom for the narration and Le salaire de la peur for the book s main character Alexias a young Athenian living in the 5th century BC and witnessing the political philosophical and cultural changes of the eraAlexias navigates his life with a sense of curiosity and open wonderment He Underworld Different Worlds #1 finds himself attracted to the thoughts of Socrates and through his circle of students Alexias gets to know many interesting personalities that will contribute to and shape his growing up The most important of these personalities is Lysis a slightly older man with whom Alexias will Eternity Ring form a very strong relationship made of loyalty trust mutual love and respect I think this uotation says it all I The Clean Up felt Lysis look at me and turned towards him Understanding each other we got up and walked out through the gardens into the streets We did not speak having no need of it but made The Sentient for the High City and climbed the stairway side by side Leaning on the northern wall we looked out to the mountains On the tops of Parnes the A Lane to the Land of the Dead And Other Stories of the Supernatural Puffin Teenage Fiction first snow had Aux Etats Unis d'Afriue fallen the day was bright and blue with a Rumen Microbiology few small clouds white and violet dark The wind Mais Lucro from the north blew our hair Ralph Pincus Occultist Extraordinaire The World of Ralph Pincus #1 from our brows and streamed our garments behind us The air was clear keen and What a Carve Up filled with light It seemed to us that at our command the wind would have lifted us like eagles that our home was the sky We joined our hands they were cold so that in clasping them we Looking for Garbo felt the bone within the Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe flesh Still we had not spoken or not with words Turning Monster Hunter Legion from the wall we saw people offering at the altars or going in and out of the temples it had seemed to us that the place was empty but Medea Stimmen for ourselves When we came to the great altar of Athene I stopped and said Shall we swear it He thought Non fidarti di nessuno for a moment and answered No When a man needs an oath he has repented that he swore it and is compelled by ILLICIT LOVER fear This must come The Glenn Gould Reader from our own souls and గోన గన్నా రెడ్డి Gona Ganna reddy from love The relationship between Alexias and Lysis is treated by Renault in an incredible manner It s tender and passionate even though there are no explicit love scenes in the book the physical bond between them is really powerful and clear Their support Mystery of Metru Nui for each other through wars political upheavals sieges and personal tragedies constitutes the strong backbone of the novel and it s on that that Renault inserts her wonderful reconstruction of ancient Greece and of the Athens of the 5th century BC that come across as vivid and completely aliveThe relationship between Alexias and his two Shifter Wonderland Anthology fathers his biological one Myron and his philosophical one Socrates is another aspect of the novel that I really loved Alexias Picture Theory Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation father often seems aloof and cruel but there are unexpected moments of tenderness between him and his son and the way Alexias grows into his own and learns to deal with his A Christmas Carol father s difficult personality is another beautiful recurrent element in the bookIt s very often said that Mary Renault invented Ancient Greece in Le due schiavitù fiction and I think it d be impossible to argue the contrary The vividness of all the characters The Half Mother A Novel from the invented ones to the historical ones is astonishing and the writing style complex and rich is a thing of beautyVery highly recommended

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REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault FREE READ ´ The Last of the Wine Mary Renault Ï 1 FREE READ N Lysis näherkommt Die Liebe und Freundschaft der beiden bewährt sich auch zu Zeiten der Belagerung und Hungersnot und schließlich auf dem Schlachtfeld bei der Befreiung Athen. From the first sentence this novel has easily become my favourite I made it a tradition to read it each year and have done so now for the 15th time Some may call it obsessive but I have to say that each time I read it I found something new in it that made me reflect on life in a different way You can not read a book and expect it to change your life it will change your life at precisely the moment you need it The Last of the Wine has done that for me over and over againFirst of all it is my desire to impress on potential readers that you don t have to be gay to like the story From my perspective it has never been a gay book even though some would like to force it into this category but it is a book about an ancient culture when relationships between men were approved by society when in theory it was meant to be about much than just love and desire The main characters would never consider themselves gay as we define the term today it is a completely different concept The book is about society seen from the point of view of a young man who from his first breath didn t seem to fit in being ugly weak and unappreciated by his kin A boy who is humble modest and compassionate The story tells us how he is being tossed into the fire and bent to become a decent Hellene handsome successful brave and sometimes even cruelIt leads us to understand how all our good intentions may be cast aside with the change of circumstances how we as humans may think ourselves better and then do unto others what has been done to us Honour is a big issue in the novel because it was a big issue in those days the honour of an upright citizen of Athens Is honour what others think of us Will it be lost if an insult is not avenged Or is it simply the conseuence of what we do or neglect to doWe follow very well pictured characters many of them based on historical figures through their struggle with a complex society a net of political intrigues a war that in the end will shatter faith in human reasonFor all those who do not think pink it will be uite a revelation to see in print from a distant perspective than their own why Democracy can be just as dangerous and unjust as a Tyranny It is depressing intoxicating intriguing and at times even hilariousPersonally I felt every moment of it

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REVIEW Æ YEEZY950.US Ï Mary Renault FREE READ ´ The Last of the Wine Mary Renault Ï 1 FREE READ Eine Liebe in Attika Farbig grausam und anregend ist das Leben im klassischen Athen zur Zeit der Spartanerkriege junge Männer messen ihre Leistungen auf der Rennbahn und im Ring. I cannot remember how I discovered Mary Renault s novels but most likely at my local library which I haunted Although I read them all as a teenager many years ago their beauty and humanity are still a strong influence While The King Must Die and the Alexandrian books may have had a stronger impact it is the delicacy of the relationship between the young lovers portrayed in The Last of the Wine that remains with me Because of her empathetic portrayal of love between men many of Mary Renault s fans including myself suspected the author was actually a man But her empathy goes even further Even classicists have found her depiction of the physical and spiritual ambiance of Ancient Greece so accurate as to be uncannyIt says a lot about a book that you feel a terrible sadness as you approach the final pages It was a sense of loss not only of the characters but for the characters for The Last of the Wine is a novel about loss not only of youth and love but of something much profound of honourThe story is narrated by Alexias and tells of his growth into manhood in Athens during the Peloponnesian Wars As a boy he meets Sokrates Renault s preferred spelling whose disciple he later becomes grows up with Plato and Xenophon and together with his lover Lysis serves under Alkibiades Through the novel we learn about the ins and outs of the wars but importantly we learn about the lives and beliefs of the Athenians Speaking through her narrator Renault enters deep into their world view taking for granted as her narrator does their spiritual beliefs their lore and their laws From the very first chapter we are thrust into a world totally foreign to our own but portrayed entirely on its own terms Alexias is born small and puny during a disastrous plague His father known as Myron the Beautiful is on the verge of exposing him when he learns that his younger brother has died Alexias uncle on hearing that the boy he was in love with was ill has gone to him and seeing that the boy was dying has taken hemlock so that they can make the journey together Myron is distressed that he is not able to retrieve their bodies so as to bury them together On returning home he sees that his wife has taken to the baby and does not have the heart to take it from herA whole world is displayed in this story a father s right to condemn a child to death his relationship with a wife he considers as little than a child an acceptance nay a celebration of love between men and in particular an older man for a younger and the narrator s respect for his father despite knowing that his father does not value himRenault was often criticised for her portrayal of women in her Greek novels but she is only showing their actual position in Athenian society Women are bound to the house and the household Their honour resides in remaining invisible and nameless Indeed it is considered disrespectful of a woman even to talk about her If a woman is seen in public she is either a slave or a courtesan Men in their thirties marry teenage girls girls that they think of as children and that they expect to train as their ideal housekeeper It is no wonder that in such a world men would look to other men for their emotional and sexual relationships It is such an accepted and normalised part of life that Alexias pities his friend Xenophon because he seems incapable of loving a man But these relationships are heavily circumscribed Boys are expected to be courted by older suitors from an early age but their honour resides in choosing a friend who is honourable and will be a fitting mentor for this relationship is meant to prepare the boy for manhood The beautiful thoughtful and brave Lysis is just such an ideal suitorHowever their sexual relationship is portrayed in coy elliptical terms reflecting I assume the narrator s reticence on these matters or is it Renault s own reticence After all she was writing in the 1950s that verge on the frustrating I was also interested to note that although Alexias and Lysis become friends when Alexias is sixteen they do not become lovers until he is eighteen According to Alexias this restraint is due to Sokrates influence but I wonder how much it was due to Renault s own twentieth century sensibilitiesYet at the same time I cannot remember being so frustrated when I first read this so many years ago Perhaps to a sheltered girl these hints were enough for I have a clear memory of the moment they become lovers And as a romantic teenager I probably saw that preliminary time of passion and restraint as an expected prelude to a sexual relationship What is it saying about me my age and my times that on this reading I kept wondering what was taking them so long But this story is not only about sexual politics Mary Renault was writing in a time of political turmoil and this is reflected in The Last of the Wine The Athens Alexias is born into is a city of high ideals a city of beauty honour the search for truth and democracy But through the course of the war all of these ideals are slowly lost or corrupted Respect for the law and the person are eroded The democracy Alexias values is undermined and overturned The victorious Spartans establish an oligarchic government which turns into a ruthless tyranny Alexias feels this decay deeply as his own honour is bound up in his city Disillusioned he and Lysis leave Athens to join a rebellion against its rulers The oligarchy is defeated but the democracy that replaces it sadly promises to become a tyranny of the banal The novel ends with a foreshadowing of Sokrates fateThe Last of the Wine was Mary Renault s first novel of Ancient Greece and it established her as one of the greatest historical novelists of all time Her empathy for the times and people she portrays her poetic use of language and her vision can only be emulated by other writers but I fear rarely eualled

  • Paperback
  • 496
  • The Last of the Wine
  • Mary Renault
  • German
  • 12 March 2018
  • 9783426630891