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Inhaltsangabe: In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. With a surgeon?s skill, Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath—the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs. Bridge's three children and husband to recede into a remote silence, and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion. The raised evening newspaper becomes almost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events—all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation. In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are reminded once again why Mrs. Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literature.
Rezension: Before Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique there was Mrs. Bridge, an inspired novel set in the years around World War II that testified to the sapping ennui of an unexamined suburban life. India Bridge, the title character, has three children and a meticulous workaholic husband. She defends her dainty, untouched guest towels from son Douglas, who has the gall to dry his hands on one, and earnestly attempts to control her daughters with pronouncements such as "Now see here, young lady ... in the morning one doesn't wear earrings that dangle." Though her life is increasingly filled with leisure and plenty, she can't shuffle off vague feelings of dissatisfaction, confusion, and futility. Evan S. Connell, who also wrote the twinned novel Mr. Bridge, builds a world with tiny brushstrokes and short, telling vignettes.
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan Publishing Company. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0816152063I5N00
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan Publishing Company., 1991. Buchzustand: Fair. Largeprint. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85725310
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808161520633.0
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan Publishing Company., 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0816152063
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan Publishing Company., 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 816152063
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan Publishing Company., 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0816152063
Buchbeschreibung MacMillan Publishing Company., 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0816152063