Rules for old men waiting a novel by Peter R. Pouncey

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Published by Random House in New York, NY .

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StatementPeter Pouncey.
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LC ClassificationsPS8000
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Pagination210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
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Open LibraryOL22623680M
ISBN 101400063701
OCLC/WorldCa56420399

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A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge, Rules for Old Men Waiting is about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape "older than the Republic," Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days.

Advance Praise for Rules for Old Men Waiting “A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading–it is that rich.” –Frank McCourt “This is a wonderful novel of a man’s experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the by: 1.

Rules for Old Men Waiting is a thought-provoking read, gentle, and sad in the way a life lived tolerably well but ended, or due to end, is sad.

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Rules For Old Men Waiting (), a novel by British author Peter R. Pouncey, follows eighty-year-old historian Robert MacIver as he waits to die in the house where he nursed his recently-deceased wife, Margaret.

To keep himself busy, he writes a short story set in the trenches of the First World War, while reminiscing about his life. In rugby, if the game is unresolved at the end of regulation play, it concludes in sudden death overtime. In Peter Pouncey's multilayered debut novel, Rules For Old Men Waiting, it's clear from the opening that regulation play for retired professor and former rugby player Robert MacIver ended when his beloved wife, Margaret, died.

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Beyond the Book. This article relates to Rules for Old Men Waiting. Peter Pouncey was born in Tsingtao, China of English parents. At the end of World War II, after several dislocations and separations, the family reassembled in England, where he completed his classical education at boarding school and at Oxford University.

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A strong debut about a dying historian—from the year-old former president of Amherst College. Robert MacIver is an year-old war historian, a proud Scot long resident stateside, dying slowly and alone in an ancient house in the woods on Cape : Peter Pouncey.

By Peter R. Pouncey, President and Edwin F. and Jessie Burnell Fobes Professor in Greek (Classics), Emeritus. New York: Random House, pp. $ hardcover. This book is a profound, convincing work that is full of subtleties. Its old protagonist, in his last days, arranges his life and his writing by a set of rules.

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Rules for Old Men Waiting By Peter Pouncey Random House, pp., $ Both the task and blessing of aging is that one has the chance to cast a long light upon the past -- to taste regret, to savor good luck, to bear, finally, the heretofore unbearable loss.

Peter Pouncey's elegiac novel is an ode to this sorting and. Born in China of British parents, educated at Oxford, Peter Pouncey is a classicist and academic who moved to the US in the s and became President Emeritus of Amherst College. He is the author of Rules for Old Men Waiting.

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