Giving Up the Ghost (2020)

Giving Up the Ghost Hilary Mantel Giving Up the Ghost In postwar rural England Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most improbable of accomplishments including chivalry horsemanship and swordplay were within her grasp Once married however she
  • Title: Giving Up the Ghost
  • Author: Hilary Mantel
  • ISBN: 9780312423629
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
Giving Up the Ghost Hilary Mantel In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most improbable of accomplishments, including chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay, were within her grasp Once married, however, she acquired a persistent pain that led to destructive drugs and patronizing psychiatry, ending in an ineffective but irrevocable surgery There would be no children in herseIn postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most improbable of accomplishments, including chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay, were within her grasp Once married, however, she acquired a persistent pain that led to destructive drugs and patronizing psychiatry, ending in an ineffective but irrevocable surgery There would be no children in herself she found instead one novel, and then another.
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  1. Kim

    Hilary Mantel is one of my favourite novelists Although it s often best not to know much about writers you admire, I m an incurable sticky beak, so I had to read or rather listen to her memoir Mantel is just a few years older than I am and I now know that we ve had a number of similar life experiences Not literary award winning life experiences obviously , but personal experiences that mark your life forever So as I listened to the audiobook and reviewed my own life in the course of learning abo [...]

  2. Paul Bryant

    HILARY THE ILLERYI heard Hilary being interviewed and was grabbed by her weird life, not the usual middle class sinuous blandishments at all For a double Booker winner she s a walking Disease of the Week movie Hilary Mantel has been several different women in her unusual life young and old, poor and rich, working class and middle class, rejected and vastly successful, really thin and very fat And she was once well but from the age of 27 she s been ill Her disease baffled the doctors back in the [...]

  3. Julie

    I m writing this review from the corner of my bedroom crouched, like an animal, typing with the fingers of my right hand, biting away at the nail of my left thumb.Ouch Make this book go away Can I ship it to you FedEx it to your door Or shall I fling it, fling it hard, toward your head Believe me, I d be doing you a favor, if I knocked you out cold.I d burn it, this book, but I can feel it s not safe to do so here I feel certain it would leave an oily residue and its essence would reconfigure, g [...]

  4. Sarah

    Hilary Mantel has remarked that she had mixed feelings about publishing her memoir She decided to set down her own story in an attempt to seize the copyright in myself.She writes beautifully about her early years and with astonishingly vivid recollections she captures her childhood mind She is old beyond her years with a need to make sense of her world from a touchingly young age She has an enquiring and elaborate imagination, an interest in understanding others and a hunger for knowledge.As a y [...]

  5. Anastasia Hobbet

    This may be my least favorite Mantel, but I still savored every page As a memoir, this one s going to be little too oblique for most people, especially fans of this great writer and I do mean great She won the 2009 Booker Prize, and it was long overdue If, like me, you were hoping to learn something about Mantel s writing process, you re going to feel frustrated Her famous quote about what advice she d give to beginning writers Eat meat Drink blood is here, but she doesn t spend much time on how [...]

  6. Simona

    Memories are focused on her early childhood and youth years when her illness progressed and .Unfortunately, I have to say that the first part of the book was boring and such detailed descriptions of childhood adventures and reflections always raise question in me but I find the second part very interesting the main focus is on her illnes , especially from the point of view, how the women with unclear undefined health problems were treated in the 1970s.

  7. J.

    This is a compelling and readable memoir It s melancholic but tinged with humour There is a sense of longing for another self but ultimately a coming to terms with the ghost of the person she might have been.This book is largely a childhood memoir As you can imagine Hilary was a bright and precocious child, she amuses herself with tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table and desires the life of the knight errant but alas at the age of four she is disappointed to find that she does [...]

  8. Lizzie

    The back of this book is unhelpful it makes it seem as though the whole thing is about her infertility That s part of the story, but it s not even most of it Most of it is about growing up Catholic, going to schools taught by nuns, growing up in a family, trying to make sense of life from a child s perspective The mysteries of adults and the struggle to unravel them How it is when Father is displaced by another man who is unkind, and how the neighbors know and try to shame your mother Later she [...]

  9. Holley Rubinsky

    Hard to believe that I just discovered Hilary Mantel, the Booker prize winning author of Wolf Hall and, most recently, Bring Up the Bodies Giving Up the Ghost, 2003, is one of the best autobios I have ever read Her writing swept me away with its clarity and brilliance and at times made me laugh, pleased with the distance she could go in a paragraph She has told a lot of truth in this book it calls to mind Jeanette Winterson s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal , also about an exceptionally in [...]

  10. Britta Böhler

    Mantel s memoir written before she published Wolf Hall is a compelling read It mainly focusses on her childhood and the development of her illness It is rather horrifying to be reminded how women with unclear physical symptoms were treated in the 1970ies3.5

  11. Lyn Elliott

    I found this difficult to read precisely because Mantel s scalpel sharp eye is applied equally to the miasmas that swirl around her, her physical illness and personal awkwardnesses Yes, her writing is brilliant But I much prefer the historical fiction.I ve just attempted to read her opening piece, Meeting the Devil in a 2013 anthology of memoir from the London Review of Books which takes its title from Mantel s contribution In it, she writes in bloody, excruciating and horrifying detail about he [...]

  12. Debbie Robson

    I ve had ill health all my life and do I must admit feel sorry for myself from time to time Well this book served as a very efficient reminder that there is always someone worse off than yourself What Mantel went through because of apathy, her catholic background and an inefficient healthcare system is just astonishing I do feel though that regret is the ghost she gives up Although I was secretly hoping for details of other ghosts, this was a very worthwhile read.

  13. Jennifer Louden

    My god, what is this thing Her prose, her way of putting on the page that which she claims she can not describe and does not and yet does electric tingles Memoir feels too small a word for this story Read it

  14. Beth Bonini

    I m the sort of person who wonders what people think about, and the form that those thoughts take and there is nothing fascinating to me than insight into a person s mind In this memoir, Mantel generously shares the most abiding, most haunting, thoughts and recollections of her life starting with earliest childhood Not all childhood reminiscences are interesting, and Mantel does dwell lingeringly upon the minutiae which makes up her early years, but when the reader is granted access to a mind a [...]

  15. Mai Laakso

    Siit huolimatta, ett suosittu brittikirjailija Hilary Mantel, joka on voittanut kaksi Man Booker palkintoa Susipalatsi ja Syytettyjen sali , suosittelee itselleen, ett ei olisi niin kirotun kiehtova, minusta h n on kiehtova Vain varjo h lyv inen on Hilary Mantelin muistelmateos itsest n ja el m st n, joka ei ole ollut suosiostaan huolimatta pintaliitoa ja el m kirjallisuuden aateliskerhossa H nen el m ns on ollut rankkaa ja h nen kehonsa arvet kertovat julmaa tarinaa, julmempaa kuin mit h n on k [...]

  16. Bibliophile

    Growing up, people often told me that life was no picnic I m not sure why, since I was already a gloomy little pessimist These days it seems a very unfashionable thing to say, especially to kids But although life was, and is, pretty good, I sometimes mutter this to myself and feel oddly comforted by it Because life really can be shitty sometimes Insisting that all obstacles can be overcome, anything is possible, you can do whatever you want etc seems so counterproductive to me, because it obviou [...]

  17. Gemma collins

    I haven t quite finished reading this as I picked it up at a friends house and read it continuously all day, while waiting for dinner, sitting on the bus, lying in a London Park I had to return home before I finished but I was absolutely engrossed Hilary Mantel has such a distinct and unique style, I have never read anyone like her It is an interesting autobiography not just for the life described, the intimate personal lives led by real, working class people in Manchester in the 1950 s but also [...]

  18. WndyJW

    This is a 4.5 memoir and a must read for fans of Hilary Mantel It was fun to read about the places, people, and events that made their way into her books, but than that it made me admire her even That she managed to write anything is quite something now that I ve learned how very sick and how much much pain she has endured in her life The period in her college years when she was treated with serious psychiatric medications because the chauvinistic doctor misdiagnosed severe endometriosis as me [...]

  19. John

    The quality of the writing was very good, I ll give the book that however, I found it largely a relentless downer I ve never read her fiction and don t plan on it , but her fans may appreciate her story than I did definitely not her target audience.

  20. Helen (Helena/Nell)

    How interesting looking up this book, which is not quite the edition I read it in, or not the same picture anyway, I realised how many different books there are with this title Anyway, this is the only Giving Up the Ghost I have read.And it s good.It s also the only Hilary Mantel I ve read, though I m aware of her stature as a historical novelist, and I ve listened to her on the radio and read articles by her in newspapers This memoir is personal Very The early pages are slightly fragmentary rea [...]

  21. nettebuecherkiste

    Deutscher Titel Von Geist und GeisternHilary Mantel ist eine der wohl einflussreichsten Schriftstellerinnen unserer Zeit Als einzige Frau hat sie mit ihren bisher erschienenen Romanen um Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall W lfe und Bring up the Bodies Falken den Man Booker Prize gewonnen.F r mich ist sie eine Lieblingsautorin, wegen ihrer wunderbaren Sprache, die mich leicht ins Schw rmen geraten l sst Nat rlich gef llt es mir auch gut, dass sie meistens auf historische Themen setzt Giving up the Ghost [...]

  22. Holly

    Mantel s language is wonderful, but I don t believe this memoir will linger in my memories But this quotable passage I ll transcribe from the Kindle This is what I recommend to people who ask me how to get published Trust your reader, stop spoon feeding your reader, stop patronizing your reader, give your reader credit for being as smart as you at least, and stop being so bloody beguiling you in the back row, will you turn off that charm Plain words on plain paper Remember what Orwell says, that [...]

  23. David

    The endometriosis monologues Very painful reading When I was young, I said diffidently, I used to think that dog was a cow I was hoping to prompt the reply, Well, actually, secretly, it is, but the reply I got was, Don t be silly She didn t understand their genteel nursey euphemisms, and when they handed her a flask and asked her to pass water she came across to ask if I knew what the fuck they were talking about When the professor had examined me at Outpatients, a week or two earlier, I d bled [...]

  24. Always Pink

    Very thoughtful and not at all whining description of her medical history by one of Britain s most prestigious authors I cannot understand how the book can be described as a downer by some reviewers here on Mantel keeps a sardonic distance and a wry humour even if battered by a still male dominated health system In my opinion this book is a very important addition to the feminist canon and the endeavor to write the feminine body as it is into existence Upped my verdict into a five star review as [...]

  25. Melissa

    This helped me through the most difficult time of my life and I can t say anything better about a book than that It is exquisitely written, as all Hilary Mantel s books are, and is one of the most acccurate and heartbreaking accounts of what a life of pain and illness is like I can t thank her enough for writing something that so eloquently articulates the experience of sickness without a hint of self pity or melodrama.

  26. Leo Robertson

    Found in an Oxfam bookshop and thought I d give it a try.Mary Karr praised its style in Art of Memoir 50 pgs in, it didn t grab me Karr s style in Liars Club didn t grab me either Authors for another reader, it seems.Onto the next book then

  27. Featherbooks

    Mantel s is the kind of writing which leaves you thinking why bother with your own scribbles She is so good The ghost of her stepfather flickers on the first page, then a hundred pages in we are alerted to the apparition seen in the garden at the age of six or seven this is the ghost which haunts the rest of her memoir I am writing in order to take charge of the story of my childhood and my childlessness and in order to locate myself, in not within a body, then in the narrow space between one le [...]

  28. Richard Newton

    It s always interesting to read a few reviews with different opinions from your own as it makes you think about your critical approach to a book I can see why some people did not like this book, it is not an uplifting or happy story She has suffered, and even when not directly suffering does not seem to have been happy However, I have given it a full 5 stars for a couple of reasons Firstly, it is wonderfully written Although Mantel is now a well known prize winning author, this is in fact the on [...]

  29. Camille

    Giving up the Ghost, a relatively short memoir by Hilary Mantel, recounts bits and pieces of her life But the material included, as illuminated by Mantel s imagery and descriptive prose, creates a picture of a childhood and adolescence marked with the shame of her mother s personal choices and a young adulthood marred by chronic physical pain and the self doubt and trepidation that accompanies an undiagnosed illness However, Giving Up the Ghost is so much than a window into the life of author E [...]

  30. Catherine

    An eminently readable book, Mantel s autobiography is chilling, charming, and absorbing in turn I recognized much here of the places I grew up the same terraced houses the same paved yards the same stone walls and grey skies I certainly recognized the pragmatic satisfaction of Mantel s grandparents, although it s hard to know if that satisfaction is deep, or warm, or simply a resignation to fact.I liked this book best as Mantel worked through her childhood and early teen years There s a leap bet [...]

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