The Cement Garden

In the arid summer heat, four children – Jack, Julie, Sue and Tom – find themselves abruptly orphaned.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409090052

Category: Fiction

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In the arid summer heat, four children – Jack, Julie, Sue and Tom – find themselves abruptly orphaned. All the routines of childhood are cast aside as the children adapt to a now parentless world. Alone in the house together, the children’s lives twist into something unrecognisable as the outside begins to bear down on them.
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The Cement Garden a Comparison Between the 1978 Book by Ian McEwan and the 1993 Film by Andrew Birkin

However, both managed to create the atmosphere that makes this story so special. For this reason I summed up the plot of the book and the film and then went on to compare them, working out the differences and similarities between them.

Author: João Emmerling de Oliveira

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640897704

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Research Paper (Pre-University) from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 10, Matthias-Grunewald-Gymnasium, Wurzburg, language: English, abstract: "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon) The story of "The Cement Garden" is clearly one of the third kinds. Every time I read the book or watched the film, I stumbled upon more and more subtleties that have been built in. "The Cement Garden" is not an ordinary story. It is a story about a bizarre relationship which you would normally not only frown upon, but Ian McEwan's and Andrew Birkin's work makes you understand the characters or even makes you sympathise with them. Although the plot is quite the same in both the film and the book, both authors have an individual way of telling the story. It can be stated that the novel and the film are not too different from each other, concerning the plot. It is the devices that both authors use which differ widely. While McEwan favours classical rhetorical devices, Birkin makes great use of subtle audio-visual devices. However, both managed to create the atmosphere that makes this story so special. For this reason I summed up the plot of the book and the film and then went on to compare them, working out the differences and similarities between them.
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The Cement Garden 1993

Based on the Ian McEwan novel, when their parents die, a teenage brother and sister discover something about themselves.

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ISBN: OCLC:1114526890

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Based on the Ian McEwan novel, when their parents die, a teenage brother and sister discover something about themselves.
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The Cement Garden Ian McEwan Regression The lawless Interregnum

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,3, University of Regensburg (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Es handelt sich hier um eine Arbeit ber Ian McEwans Werk "The Cement ...

Author: Agnes Schromek

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640941186

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,3, University of Regensburg (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Es handelt sich hier um eine Arbeit uber Ian McEwans Werk "The Cement Garden," welches die Thematik der Regression in vielerlei Hinsicht beleuchtet.
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Ian McEwan Bestsellers

These three bestselling novels by the Booker Award-winning author explore the dark sides of love, family and sexuality.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795351181

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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These three bestselling novels by the Booker Award-winning author explore the dark sides of love, family and sexuality. The Child in Time On a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket, a father’s brief moment of distraction turns his life upside down when his daughter is kidnapped. His spiral of guilt and bereavement has effects on his marriage, his psyche—and time itself. The Cement Garden When their mother suddenly dies, four siblings hide her body in the basement to prevent others from discovering her death and placing them in foster care. But their dark secret sets them on a path of isolation and boundary-crossing intimacy. The Comfort of Strangers Colin and Mary are vacationing in Venice in hopes of reigniting their relationship. But after losing their way in the winding streets, their acquaintance with another couple takes turns that are likewise erotic and violent in nature.
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Teaching Novels

This volume contains copy-ready sheets with work instructions and solutions for teachers of students in upper-level secondary-school English courses.

Author: Matthias Merkl

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525776339

Category: History

Page: 63

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Reflections Upon Childhood and Adolescence Intertextual Dialogue in The Cement Garden

place. She endowed the garden with healing powers which had an ability to
transform the characters. The secret garden serves as a means to restore the
family life (Gunther: 1994, 161). What the readers witness in The Cement Garden
is a ...

Author: Anna Wilczewska

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954892754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The thesis is devoted to the intertextual analysis of The Cement Garden, the first novel of a famous postmodern British novelist Ian McEwan. In the following chapters I shall prove that the novel exhibits both intertextual relations with particular works of fiction and also enters into a discourse with the generic archetypes. The first chapter refers to the intertextual relation 'text-text' and concentrates on the profound interconnectivity between McEwan's The Cement Garden and Golding's Lord of the Flies. The focus is also placed upon depiction of childhood and, in a more general sense, human nature by both authors in relation to the literary tradition. The chapter traces various techniques employed by McEwan in the novel, in order to refresh the "already read" and provide a modern vision of childhood and adolescence. The second and the third chapters are devoted to the intertextual discourse with the generic literary tradition, namely Gothic fiction and psychological novel of development. Both chapters depict the ways generic conventions are used in The Cement Garden, but also portray the author's deliberate departure and inversion of particular attributes of the genres. The author either provides the parody and inversion of the generic conventions, or employs particular generic aspects in order to effectively express and emphasize certain issues brought about in the novel. Thanks to the skillful use of the genres and their conventions, McEwan achieves an extraordinary effect and invites the reader to explore a complex network of literary allusions.
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Making Concrete Garden Ornaments

imply put , concrete is a mixture of cement , water , and aggregate , which is the
bulk material needed to make concrete . The Ingredients of Concrete The cement
and water mix together and start a chemical process known as hydration , which
 ...

Author: Sherri Warner Hunter

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579903185

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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A celebrated teacher has gathered the tried-and-true techniques used by sculptors and folk artists, and tailored them for low-tech surroundings. Work with molds; form over armatures; model or carve with concrete; and treat concrete surfaces with mosaics, embedded objects, incising, and coloring. For dazzling outdoor embellishments, craft a birdbath, a Little Lady Fountain, and more. Twenty-five projects in all.
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Understanding Ian McEwan

CHAPTER THREE Fiction and Evil ( I ) The Cement Garden Critics tend to view
The Cement Garden ( 1978 ) with a mixture of fascination and slight horror . “ Ein
unerbaulicher Roman ” ( an unedifying novel ) , remarks Wolfgang Wicht ; Jack is
 ...

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570034362

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is a discussion of the work of one of Britain's most highly regarded novelists and the winner of the 1998 Booker Prize. David Malcolm places Ian McEwan's work in the context of British literature's particular dynamism in the last decades of the 20th century. He also examines McEwan's relationship to feminism, concern with rationalism and science, use of moral perspective, and proclivity toward fragmentation.
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Sex and Gender

This was expressed aptly by characters in Ian McEwan's novel , The Cement
Garden . Tom , the youngest of a group of children , has been dressed as a girl by
his sister , after their parents ' death . The older brother objects , and his sister ...

Author: John Archer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521635330

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Ian McEwan

In such novels as The Cement Garden (1978) and The Comfort of Strangers (1981) and in the story collection First Love, Last Rites (1975), McEwan has dealt with incest, regression, brutality, perversion, and murder in what has been perceived ...

Author: Jack Slay

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015037319160

Category: Literary Criticism

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The blurring of the mundane and the horrible, perversions of the ordinary, visceral twistings of everyday life: such is the territory explored in much of Ian McEwan's fiction - works that have brought him not only critical acclaim but also a notoriety that springs directly from the dark and violent nature of his subject matter. In such novels as The Cement Garden (1978) and The Comfort of Strangers (1981) and in the story collection First Love, Last Rites (1975), McEwan has dealt with incest, regression, brutality, perversion, and murder in what has been perceived as a conscious desire to repel and discomfit the reader. One of the primary objectives of Jack Slay's comprehensive, insightful overview of McEwan's novels, stories, and screenplays is to dispel this perception - that McEwan is a fine writer tainted by too frequent ventures into the darkest of psyches. Slay contends that by emphasizing the ordinary within the extraordinary, the normality within the abnormality, McEwan is able to depict the reality of a bizarre and often demented world. Slay sees McEwan as not just a fiction writer but a conscientious historian for our times. Slay concludes that McEwan's revealing glimpses into the politics and machinations of interpersonal relationships have exposed the foibles and lauded the virtues of the modern world. His dark portraits of contemporary society speak to the immediate present, illustrating the necessities and the needs, the dreams and the longings of every individual.
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Concrete Garden Projects

Mix three parts ballast with one part cement and add water until the consistency
is right. Remember to fill moulds somewhere where splashes of the concrete mix
and dust won't matter, as the former can be pretty sticky. Out in the garden or on ...

Author: Camilla Arvidsson

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604692822

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age. Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself décor ideas include containers of all shapes and sizes, elegant benches and stools, miniature ponds and birdbaths, stepping stones, a barbecue, and a fire pit. The authors use a variety of molds easily found or made, household items like bowls and baking pans, and simple wooden frames and boxes. At pennies per pound, and so simple to use—just mix with water and pour—concrete is the key to hand-crafted backyard décor.
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Reel Views 2

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The Cement Garden [France/Germany/United
Kingdom, 1993] Starring: Andrew Robertson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alice
Coultard, Ned Birkin, Sinead Cusack Director: Andrew Birkin Screenplay: Andrew
Birkin ...

Author: James Berardinelli

Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.

ISBN: 9781932112405

Category: Performing Arts

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Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.
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Trompe l il

The three texts chosen to illustrate these types of legerdemain are Ian McEwan ' s
The Cement Garden ( 1978 ) , John Banville ' s Mefisto ( 1986 ) and John le
Carré ' s A Perfect Spy ( 1986 ) . Although fraud belongs firmly to the tradition of
the ...

Author: Philippe Romanski

Publisher: Publication Univ Rouen Havre

ISBN: 2877758729

Category: Deception in literature

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Marvelous Mosaics for Home Garden

Tesserae are falling off the garden stone surface To prevent • Spaces between
tesserae should be at least / 8 in . Large tesserae pieces tend to lift off the surface
whereas smaller ones are easily held in place by the cement . • Cement ...

Author: George W. Shannon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1895569729

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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Make beautiful pieces of mosaics for your home and garden with broken china, glittering glass jewels, shimmering mirrors, smooth stones, sea worn shells and other found objects.
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Science

In this eye-opening collection, Ian McEwan looks back at the history of scientific discovery from Darwin to Dawkins as well as exploring, with brilliant originality, what a future with AI and climate change could hold for us.

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473570894

Category: Art

Page: 144

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‘This is a history of intellectual courage, hard work, occasional inspiration and every conceivable form of human failing. It is also an extended invitation to wonder, to pleasure’ How far have we come in our understanding of the world around us? In this eye-opening collection, Ian McEwan looks back at the history of scientific discovery from Darwin to Dawkins as well as exploring, with brilliant originality, what a future with AI and climate change could hold for us. Selected from Solar, Enduring Love, Machines Like Me VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series: Religion by Karen Armstrong Art by Simon Schama
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In Between the Sheets

In these seven stories of dream-like lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision. ‘Resonant and frightening...totally original’ Observer ‘Exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing’ The Times

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409090175

Category: Fiction

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A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object of one of his victim's vengeful fantasies. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress – passive, yet beautiful – but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair. And an ape reflects on the relationship with a young female writer, mourning their fading love and musing on the fateful deceptions of art. In these seven stories of dream-like lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision.
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Ian McEwan

THE CEMENT GARDEN AND THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS As early as
1980, V.S. Pritchett wrote in the New York Review of Books that McEwan's “
subject matter is often squalid and sickening; his imagination has a painful
preoccupation ...

Author: Lynn Wells

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137090560

Category: Literary Criticism

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This introduction to the work of Ian McEwan places his fiction in historical and theoretical context. It explores his biography, literary techniques and the issues of ethics and representation. Including a timeline of key dates and an interview with the author it also offers an overview of the critical reception McEwan's work has provoked.
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