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by Howard Bahr

Howard Bahr is the author of four novels: The Black Flower (1997), The Year of Jubilo (2000), The Judas Field (2006), and Pelican Road (2008). A native of Meridian, Mississippi, he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and worked for several years as a railroad yard clerk and brakeman.

Howard Bahr is the author of four novels: The Black Flower (1997), The Year of Jubilo (2000), The Judas Field (2006), and Pelican Road (2008). From 1982 to 1993, Bahr was curator of Rowan Oak, the William Faulkner homestead and museum in Oxford, Mississippi. His last post was as writer-in-residence at Belhaven University.

The Year of Jubilo book. The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War. by. Howard Bahr.

Midway through Howard Bahr's gripping, evocative second novel, Colonel Burduck sums up the Civil War with this . Brilliant historical novel. Published by Thriftbooks.

Midway through Howard Bahr's gripping, evocative second novel, Colonel Burduck sums up the Civil War with this rueful conclusion: Too much had happened, was still. com User, 19 years ago. The Year of Jubilo should be read by everyone with an interest in the Civil War and by those who love historical fiction. Howard Bahr has written a book filled with distinctive characters (Stribling, Old One Eleven, Gault, Gawain Harper and so on) and with some of the most beautiful and lyrical prose imaginable.

A Novel of the Civil War. For Laura and Kathleen. Well, it must be now that the kingdom’s coming, In the Year of Jubilo. And as to you Death, and you bitter hug. of mortality, it is idle to try to alarm me. -WALT WHITMAN. In the last week of May, Willy Landers passed his twelfth birthday, and on that day his mother presented him a pretty doorknob, broken from its shaft, that she’d found in the ruins of a burned house hard by the southerly road

Part Civil War novel . .Part Civil War novel and part Wild West tale, The Year of Jubilo follows the adventures of Gawain Harper, a Confederate veteran who upon returning home becomes involved in a town battle of deadly consequences.

Part Civil War novel . Gawain reluctantly joined the Confederate Army after the father of his beloved, Morgan Rhea, told Gawain that if he wants to marry Morgan, he must fight in the war. Throughout the war, Gawain learns to accept his soldier life, and after three years of hard battle, he returns home to marry Morgan.

The Civil War remains the deadliest war in American history; an estimated 10% of all Northern males . The Year of Jubilo Howard Bahr. 16. The March E. L. Doctorow.

The Civil War remains the deadliest war in American history; an estimated 10% of all Northern males and an estimated 30% of all Southern males died in the battlefield. 1. The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War Michael Shaara. Shiloh: A Novel is an historical novel about the American Civil War battle of that name, written in 1952 by Shelby Foote. It employs the first-person perspectives of several protagonists, Union. 7. Andersonville MacKinlay Kantor.

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A New York Times Notable Book. The last time Gawain Harper saw Cumberland, Mississippi, he was heading off to fight for the newly formed Confederate States of America-driven not by the cause that motivated so many others, but by love. The father of his beloved, Morgan Rhea, refused to allow her to be courted by a man who would not take up arms to defend the South.

Howard Bahr (born 1946) is an American novelist, born in Meridian, Mississippi. Bahr, who served in the . Navy during the Vietnam War and then worked for several years on the railroads, enrolled at the University of Mississippi in the early 1970s when he was in his late 20s. He received his . from Ole Miss and served as the curator of the William Faulkner house, Rowan Oak, in Oxford, Mississippi, for nearly twenty years.

The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War. carousel previous carousel next. Though he was a veteran of all the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee since Shiloh, the fortunes of war had left him still a private of the line, carrying a musket in the ranks of the regiment he had joined more than three years before. True, he had been a Corporal once on the march up into Kentucky, but he had lost his stripes (symbolically, for he hadn’t sewn any on) in the confusion over a pitcher of buttermilk stolen from the officers’ mess.

On a spring day in 1865 Gawain Harper trudges toward his home in Cumberland, Mississippi, where three years earlier he had boarded a train carrying the latest enlistees in the Mississippi Infantry. Unmoved by the cause that motivated so many others, he had joined up only when Morgan Rhea's father told Gawain that he would never wed his beloved Morgan unless he did his part in the war effort. Upon his return, he discovers post-war life is far from what he expected. Morgan has indeed waited for him, but before they can marry there are scores to be settled.

I am not usually drawn to novels about the Civil War, but every once in a while, there is one that gets such good reviews, that I have to read it. After seeing all of the great reviews for The Year of Jubilo, I bought the book, but I must admit, it sat on my bookcase for a while because it was sort of intimidating. Was I really going to like it? The answer is yes. This novel has a lot to recommend for fans of Civil War fiction, and fans of well-written novels. Howard Bahr is a wonderful writer and this book, while I finished it a few days ago, is constantly on my mind. As the novel opens, we meet Gawain Harper who is returning to his home after the Civil War. He reluctantly fought for the CSA and now is anxious about what lies ahead for him in the town he grew up in. He is most concerned about Morgan, the love he left to fight in the war. The concerns he focuses on as he returns home, are not those he must deal with when he gets home. Much of his world is turned upside down. Morgan still loves him, but old alliances have crumbled and much of his town has burned down. He must make sense out of the post-war South, of his post-war life. He manages to face down fears that have haunted him since before he left for the war.
This novel is well-told and thought provoking. I highly recommend it.
This author's writing style is very detailed, and very descriptive. At times this is helpful, but due to its length this can become a burden. The author's style does , though, draw you into those difficult times.. You definitely feel like you are there with the character.
Reading Bahr one realizes the difference between literature and writing. I believe this book will be a piece of lasting literature. Mr. Bahr's prose at times feels like poetry. This is a great story as well, about a southern Civil War soldier that has just come home to Mississippi after the war to a changed South. This is Mr. Bahr's second novel. His first, "Black Flower," was equally supreme. I wil be reading all of his future works as I am sure generations will to come.
Please read this review to the questions at the end. This is far and away my favorite of the trilogy. The characters are worthy of Faulkner if not derivative. As a longtime fan of Faulkner, a former resident of Oxford, and a relative by marriage of the Faulkner family, I feel that this book (and the other two to a lesser degree) constitutes a deliberately surreal homage to Faulkner. I am writing this review mainly as a way of asking for some help in understanding the last two pages of the book. I, and a friend who also was baffled, don't understand the implications of the joining together of Harry Stribbling, the Major and the blind boy. Are they all dead? Is it a fantasy all in Harry's head? What's going on here? Any interpretations would be greatly appreciated.
I enjoyed this novel VERY MUCH. Mr Bahr writes with such insight that I felt I was there, and it was such a revelation to me. It goes way past the known facts into the lives and feelings of everyday existence of the people at that time. Read it and prepare to live a slice of the real Civil War.
In "The Year of Jubilo" Mr. Bahr does a rather fine job of presenting a consistent and well written story of the integration of a Southerner back into the war torn and ravaged South. Yet, again it is another story of a Southerner re-integrating, rather than the rarer Northerner reintegrating into an emotionally and psychologically war torn society.
While Mr. Bahr's writing is well done, it was overly peppered with colorful and majestic metaphors. Often making it feel like he was "reaching" to make this book more than just a good story, but actually a 'classic.' I do not feel he achieved this objective. Additionally, while his characters and plot were a little 'surrealistic' there were such incidents immediately following the Civil War, during Reconstruction. In a way, like the French will never forgive the Germans for marching down the Champs E'lysees, so will the 'Deep South' never forgive the North for the results of the war. Even in year 2000, the second century to come since the end of that conflict, the animosity towards Northerners can still be felt in the South, and in the minds of true Southerners, the "Conderacy will never DIE!"
Because of the somewhat elaborate and affected style, this book rates only a 4 star rating. While very good of its kind, it was not a 'classic.'
Howard bahr is my favorite author and this novel is one of his best. I love how you can re-read the novel and pick up on different things every time. The depth at which Bahr writes is truely amazing.
Howard Bahr is a master of the English language! I am sure that a lot of the low ratings are because it was too descriptive for most modern readers. But for anyone who wants more than just a good story this is a great book. It is slow in a good way. Take your time and let the writing soak into your soul. I read parts of it two or three times just because it was so well done.
The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War ebook
Howard Bahr
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Picador; 1st edition (May 4, 2001)
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