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by Don Robertson

  • ISBN: 0399122370
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  • Author: Don Robertson
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Putnam (1978)
  • Pages: 252 pages
  • FB2 size: 1926 kb
  • EPUB size: 1775 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 545
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Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780399122378.

The rest of Don Robertson's books are currently out of print. Mystical Union (1978). Victoria at Nine (1979). Robertson won the Cleveland Arts Prize for his Morris Bird books, in 1966.

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In "Mystical Union", Robertson looks at the marriage of Barbara Sellers and Donald Pilgrim. There is no plot to speak of. The book is written in short chapters, skipping back and forth in time from the early 1900's to the 1970's. We hear from Barbara and Don and from their friends, lovers, and relatives as they consider their lives and the choices they've made.

Don Robertson was the author of 18 novels, including The Greatest Thing . I had no idea a paperback version of this book existed. Never seen it before.

Don Robertson was the author of 18 novels, including The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread, Paradise Falls, an. . I'm about halfway through rereading it for the first time in many, many years. There are chapters that touch back on events and characters from Miss Margaret Ridpath and other chapters that feature the Ambersons from Praise the Human Season. You also find out about the sad and lonely end of Regina Ingersoll, who you may remember as Ms. Pussycat from PTHS.

If only Robertson would write a little less and rewrite a little more, he might come up with a book that isn't, like this one and like last year's Make a Wish, so much less than the sum of its parts. Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1978.

Don Robertson’s most popular book is The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread. Don Robertson’s most popular book is The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread. Don Robertson (Author of The Greatest Thing Since Sliced. Quotes by Don Robertson However, the majority of people mistakenly judge external things to be ‘good’ and therefore experience feelings of desire for things beyond their control, leading to frustration and suffering. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. The Three Days (1959). By Antietam Creek (1960). The River and the Wilderness (published as Game Without Rules in the UK) (1962). The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread (1965). The Forest of Arden (1986). The Ideal, Genuine Man (1987). Prisoners of Twilight (1989).

Stuff they never told you about the finished work of the cross  .

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Reviews about Mystical union (2):
Amarin
Don Robertson is one of our most neglected writers. Only a few of his books -- the books forming Morris Bird Trilogy -- are in print. All his books are worth seeking out. My favorites are "Paradise Falls" and his Civil War novels.

In "Mystical Union", Robertson looks at the marriage of Barbara Sellers and Donald Pilgrim. There is no plot to speak of. The book is written in short chapters, skipping back and forth in time from the early 1900's to the 1970's. We hear from Barbara and Don and from their friends, lovers, and relatives as they consider their lives and the choices they've made. They think what might have been and they make peace with themselves and each other -- or not. The point is that they're thinking, and they're very perceptive. At one point the pragmatic Don looks at the stars, thinks about all the things he doesn't know and doesn't understand, and he wonders if we're seeking the right kind of knowledge. It's one thing to understand the stars, quite another to understand people, even the people we're married to. It's hard, and sometimes it's worth it, sometimes not. Don recognizes this.

One of my favorite passages in the book is from Barbara, looking back at her life. I think it's a good illustration of Robertson's style and of the mood of the book -- not fatalistic so much as examining:

"So then let it all go, Barbara. Forget it, Barbara. The girl is gone, Barbara. Your sister Phoebe never would talk with you about any of it, and your sister Rosemary never even would have understood it, let alone talked about it. So mourn then alone, Barbara. The days of promise, of latticed shadows, of roofs and dollbabies and erasers and paint sets and silly hairy dogs. Phoebe lives alone now in a house that is full of caged birds. Rosemary watches soap operas and loves her children and her husband, even if he doesn't have much of a chin. They are what they are, and they accept. So then do the same, Barbara. So then mourn whatever you like, but accept the walls that crowd you, nudging your shoulders. If it all is debris, then it all is debris. At least you see it. At least you understand the choice you made. At least now and then you spy an edge of what you missed. That just may be an accomplishment."

Robertson knows the Midwest and he knows small towns and small town people. He looks at all of it without blinders -- there's no sloppy sentimentality He sees the limitations but he also sees the value. His writing can be raw, even vulgar, but it's honest.

This was an intriguing book and one I will re-read.
Jeb
well worth reading anything this man wrote- I am now down to his last book- I loved them all , have them saved in a box to read again. can't give it six stars!

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