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But looking back, they just don’t seem to have the same magic or mystery for me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In particular he admired Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, whose writings corresponded with his own ideas about conformity and the will of the individual. He continues to blame women for his own failures instead of facing them. This is a book that can be easily dismissed when we are guarded, cynical, fearful or imperious.

I loved “The Magus” because it is exceptionally well written, and also because the “psycho-social” context resonates so strongly with the culture foqles those of us who grew up in the 60s and 70s. Outside the godgame, we are all waiting for the meaning of life to be made or fowlse become apparent to us.

The prose style was nice, but the plot was completely unfathomable. Although I enjoyed it to bits, I couldn’t recommend it to any of my GoodReads buddies- I honestly think you’d hate it! However, the text I followed in fow,es Cloud, Fowles’ revised magickanul, was substantially different than the audio. I should have read ‘the Magus’ in HS.

I think the book suffers from a lack of direction and purpose. The beginning of The Magus is one of most fantastic and tantalising beginnings in literature certainly that I’ve read and, even with reading crime fiction on a regular basis, I’ve never been kept so in the dark and felt the need to know what happens next.


Of his childhood, Fowles said “I have tried to escape ever since. The story involves our protagonist Nicholas Urfe, the estate of a mysterious island magicianil and pretty young English ladies.

I knew already that all my past relationships with girls, my selfishness, caddishnesses, even that belittling dismissal of Alison to my past that I had just perpetrated, could now be justified. Mysterious twins, people in costumes. However, a lot of that seems fiwles now.

Principally the story of commitmentophobic Oxford graduate, Nicholas Urfe, who runs away from his girlfriend and gets a summer job teaching on a picturesque Greek Island.

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Lily de Seitas’ relationship guidelines. During his tenure on the island he began to write poetry and to overcome a long-time repression about writing. I’m very ambivalent about this book. Fowles then spent four years at Oxford, where he discovered the writings of the French existentialists.

View all 3 comments. If anything, we must all continue waiting. The problem is, I can’t seem to stop picking it up again. If you read this novel as johm citizen ofa member of our hyper-speed, uber-connected modern society that navel-gazes in word bytes with little interest in true introspection, The Magus will seem almost comical in its psycho-thrilling, Jungian dribbling plot and Baroque-meets-mod writing style.

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The adaptation was generally considered a failure as film. We tried to imitate them, mistaking metaphorical descriptions of complex modes of feeling for straightforward prescriptions of behaviour. What happened in the end? First person narrative is always tricky and I’d never consider myself a fan, but in this case the irregular, unreliable narrator of Nicholas was welcome and necessary.


View all 28 comments. Lists with This Book. These include Alain-Fournier ‘s Le Grand Meaulnesfor showing a secret hidden world to be explored, and Richard Jefferies ‘ Bevisfor projecting a very different world. No pantheism, no humanism.

I should have tried it on before I turned Magicianul de John Fowles. When women were shits because men said they were.

Jun 12, Beth rated it did not like it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But magicianhl much wider, cooler and more abstruse. This is a book that can be easily dismissed when we are guarded, cynical, fearful or imperious. Want to Read saving…. I was surprised at every turn, and, despite its substantial size, never bored or exhausted. Retrieved from ” https: As a result, its support has diminished in the US ever since, largely because it is Anglo-European i.

One cannot have omniscience with someone playing god. All opposites seemed one, because each was indispensable to each. I suddenly knew, but in a hitherto unexperienced sense of knowing, that all else exists. If you, dear reader, consider that The Magus was partially mohn nearly 60 years ago begun in the early 50s, published in ’65, revised in ’76its risky political and sexual behavior and twisted plot now seems the apex of modernity of post-war culture.

I could not put it down. But, let’s unpack this quick. The novel was adapted for film with a screenplay by Fowles, directed by Guy Greenand released in