Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

Hubert Haddad Jennifer Grotz / Aug 07, 2020
Rochester Knockings A Novel of the Fox Sisters The Fox sisters grew up just outside of Rochester NY in a house that had a reputation for being haunted due in large part to a series of strange rappings or knockings that plagued its inhabitants F
  • Title: Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters
  • Author: Hubert Haddad Jennifer Grotz
  • ISBN: 9781940953205
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fox sisters grew up just outside of Rochester, NY, in a house that had a reputation for being haunted, due in large part to a series of strange rappings or knockings that plagued its inhabitants Fed up by whatever was responsible for the knockings, the youngest of the sisters who was twelve at the time challenged the ghost and ended up communicating with the spiThe Fox sisters grew up just outside of Rochester, NY, in a house that had a reputation for being haunted, due in large part to a series of strange rappings or knockings that plagued its inhabitants Fed up by whatever was responsible for the knockings, the youngest of the sisters who was twelve at the time challenged the ghost and ended up communicating with the spirit of Charles Haynes, who had been murdered in the house and buried in the cellar.Thanks to the enthusiasm of one Isaac Post, the Fox sisters became instantly famous for talking to the dead, launching the Spiritualist Movement in the US After taking Rochester by storm, the sisters moved to New York where they were the most famous mediums of the time, giving s ances for hundreds of people.Then, it all fell apart, and the sisters were exposed as frauds Nevertheless, even today the Fox sisters are considered to be the founders of Spiritualism, one of the most popular religious movements of the past couple centuries consider the success of Long Island Medium and the hundreds of thousands who visit Lily Dale every year.Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of these most infamous of mediums.
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      • Hubert Haddad Jennifer Grotz

        Hubert Abraham Haddad est n Tunis le 10 mars 1947, d un p re tunisien d origine jud o berb re et d une m re d origine alg rienne, n e Guedj Apr s avoir v cu Sfax, B ne et Tunis, ses parents migrent Paris en 1950 crivain, Hubert Haddad commence publier la fin des ann es soixante, d abord dans des revues Il fonde lui m me plusieurs revues de litt rature, comme Le Point d tre, revue litt raire, ou Le Horla Tr s vite, il investit tous les genres litt raires, commencer par la po sie avec Le Charnier d ductif Debresse, 1968 La nouvelle et le roman tiennent la plus grande part de sa production, avec d un c t les Nouvelles du jour et de la nuit deux coffrets de cinq volumes chacun rassemblant soixante nouvelles et de l autre une vingtaine de romans comme L Univers, premier roman dictionnaire paru en 1999 chez Zulma et r dit en dition augment e en 1999, ou encore Palestine Prix des cinq continents de la francophonie 2008, Prix Renaudot Poche 2009 Par ailleurs dramaturge et historien d art, Hubert Haddad est aussi peintre expositions Paris, Chaumont en Champagne, Ch lons, Orl ans, Marrakech et l occasion illustrateur Il a publi de nombreux essais, comme Saintes Beuveries Jos Crti, 1989 , Les Scaphandriers de la ros e Fayard, 2002 , ainsi qu une somme encyclop dique en deux volumes sur la passion litt raire et les techniques d criture Le Nouveau Magasin d criture 2006 et Le Nouveau Nouveau Magasin d criture 2007 Sous le pseudonyme de Hugo Horst, il anime depuis 1983 la collection de po sie Double Hache aux ditions Bernard Dumerchez Il publie aussi des romans noirs, avec un personnage r current, l inspecteur Luce Schlomo Tango chinois Hubert Haddad est un des acteurs de la Nouvelle fiction.

    602 Comments

    1. I received a copy of this novel through a Giveaway Thanks, I wanted to love this book I m fascinated by mediums and spiritualism, especially the American roots of the movement I enjoyed a the fictional take on the Fox sisters and the time period Despite my interesr in the topic, I had a tough time getting into the book The rhythm of the language was often clunky I was over aware of the wording, which pulled me out of the story There were moments, however, where I was fully engrossed when the sis [...]


    2. HALLELUJAH I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK Wow Rochester Knockings was pretty terrible I was excited to read it, because I was a history major in college and I live in and love Rochester I knew of the Fox sisters and thought a neat work of fiction about them would be quite enjoyable Sadly, it wasn t I m not sure if the original text was bad, or if something is very much lost in translation, but this little novel was exceedingly difficult to read The language is clunky It s verbose Some of it is wri [...]


    3. This book left me infuriated and annoyed The storyline, which is based on a true story, could have led to a captivating book The Fox sisters story is set between the end of the Civil War and some major technical and scientific advances This left people doubting and concerned about their future, and the Fox sisters fed their childlike games with those fears, that soon exceeded the private sphere They became famous and their elder sister took advantage of it to enrich herself After this acme, Fox [...]


    4. I read this book for two reasons First, I read and love all Open Letter publications to date Secondly,I plan on attending a release party for this book in a couple of days and received a complimentary copy prior to the event which will include a reading by the translator and other activities with the spiritualist theme Yikes Imagine my surprise when I encountered this poorly written novel The story is based on fact, the Fox sisters from Rochester and their being the impetus for the Spiritualist [...]


    5. Un tr s beau style, mais une histoire trange laquelle je n ai pas accroch e D ue, je n ai pas compris o l auteur voulait en venirroniquesdunchatdebibliothequ


    6. This book was exactly what I needed right now It won t be for everyone There is no plot Things just happen Few characters exhibit self determination, and the ones who do are incidental to the main story But the writing is beautiful, even in translation There were a couple of times when I read a sentence and had absolutely no idea what the author was saying, but these didn t impair my understanding of the events unfolding The details were lovingly researched and used to portray a fairly diverse p [...]


    7. Spiritualism, another subject I know nothing about Like most I know of those people who claim to be able to contact spirits, but the huge following it achieved in the 1800 s, the role that the Fox sisters played in the movement and the sensation that the women caused by running public shows where they communicated with spirits was something I knew nothing about Step up Algerian writer Hubert Haddad, who writes in French, to give me a learning of the spiritualism movement.Our fictional account of [...]


    8. Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of the Fox sisters When the youngest Fox sister talks to the spirit of Charles Haynes who was murdered in their family home, the girls become famous as spiritualists They move to NYC and are eventually exposed as frauds but many people believe in them They were considered the founders of modern spiritualism.


    9. Boeiende materie maar iets te veel literatuur waardoor de spankracht uit het verhaal gehaald wordt Het onderwerp ontdekking en opkomst van het spiritisme vraagt niet om po tische sfeerscheppingen en beschrijvingen waar de auteur zich nogal aan bezondigt.


    10. The prose can be strangely awkward which may just be the translation but overall I found this fictionalization of the lives of the Fox Sisters quite engrossing The Eastman Theatre wasn t built until 1920, though.


    11. The translation of this book was so confusing that i had to stop reading it I was sorry about this as it s set in Rochester, the translator is a UR professor and the press is based at the UR, but it really needed another serious round of checking, editing, translating.





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