(Pdf ebook) Lord Dismiss Us by Michael Campbell

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Contemporaneous work As such it now depicts a school at a period in history It was published in the same year that homosexuality between consenting adults was legalised in the UK. My rating is the average of two reviews one of five stars from 1968 5 stars and one star from circa 2007In 1968 this was a seminal work no pun intended It was likely uniue It portrayed my world the one I write about in ueer Me Halfway Between Flying and Crying It was a breath of spring in my life Then I could not praise it too highlyIn the 21st century though I was disappointed I found it had a great need for an editor because the side plot about the headmaster and his attempts to stamp out relationships between the boys was overbearing The book was about boys two boys It s a plot I know well With certain exceptions I have lived that plot Idea like to have seen the book major on that

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Lord Dismiss Us

Lord Dismiss Us is set in an English boys' public school in the 1960s The novel deals with the love affair between two boys together with the internal politics of the school itsel. A very curious bird this novel as one of its colourful characters might say A Boys School story written in 1967 the year homosexuality became legal in the UK it represents the tradition of the classic gay novel in which to love another man is nothing but misery ruin and death mind unbalanced by the body s needs Yet within that there is the promise that reflects decriminalisation and Swinging 60s sexual freedomI love Boys School stories all that adolescent passion and rampaging hormones youthful beauty and lithe limbs but this is a pretty depressing bookyou know early on it s just not going to end well Like Forster s Maurice it is frustrating and difficult to understand WHY it all had to go wrong how an intelligent character should want to stay trapped in a situation he could so easily get out of

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F Carleton a sixth former loves Allen a boy two years his junior At the same time the headmaster is trying to enforce a policy against such liaisonsAt the time of writing it was a. Oh my my This is easily the best of the BritishIrish boarding school novels I ve read The novel is outrageously funny at times but mostly it s just a very powerful love story that made me ache wishing I had that and then made me ache because well that would be a spoiler Just a beautifully written beatifully conceived story with lovable characters humor and most of all love I ve read it three times


10 thoughts on “Lord Dismiss Us

  1. says:

    I know the book cannot be classed as great literature but it is so funny and so charming and so far beyond it seems to me what anyone is capable of writing in the same genre today perhaps I am just being a curmu

  2. says:

    I read this as a boy immediately after hearing it in a BBC radio adaptationI was just beginning to understand wha

  3. says:

    A very curious bird this novel as one of its colourful characters might say A Boys' School story written in 1967 the year homosexuality became legal in the UK it represents the tradition of the classic gay novel in which to love another man is nothing but misery ruin and death mind unbalanced by the body’s needs Yet within that th

  4. says:

    This reminded me a lot of The Charioteer in terms of prose style It was very dense and went back and forth between people's heads Sometimes it read like something that had been translated from another language with the way things seemed out of context sometimes I think it's just the difference between 1960s di

  5. says:

    In the blurb at the back Iris Murdoch writes I read it very slowly because I was enjoying it so much I think it achieves a sort of tragic beauty Well I read uickly but I think it is indeed beautiful It captures the passion not only of youth

  6. says:

    Oh my my This is easily the best of the BritishIrish boarding school novels I've read The novel is outrageously funny at times but mostly it's just a very powerful love story that made me ache wishing I had that and then made me ache because well that would be a spoiler Just a beautifully written beatifully conceived story with lov

  7. says:

    This book is long but having said that I came back again and again transported to the world of english boarding schools Th

  8. says:

    Honestly I wish that this book were well known It took me a little while to get into it the writing style is very odd and the author throws you right into the school which can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with English public schools and cricket but once I got into it I really enjoyed it to the point where I was disappointed that I was getting through it so fast The dialogue is uick and extremely funny and as I kept reading I realiz

  9. says:

    My rating is the average of two reviews one of five stars from 1968 5 stars and one star from circa 2007In 1968 this was a seminal work no pun

  10. says:

    It probably doesn’t ualify as great literature but it is in its own way a masterpiece As someone with scholaraly pretentious when it comes to the boarding school genre I was amazed by how well it summarised and addressed problems that had been appearing for over a century much as it does for gay pulp literature It’s a compelling read that is tinged with tragedy and the potential ‘trashiness’ of the pl

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