Less Than Angels (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
272
Utgivningsdatum
2022-06-02
Förlag
Virago Press Ltd
Medarbetare
Vickers, Salley (introd.)
Dimensioner
25 x 198 x 129 mm
Vikt
243 g
ISBN
9780349016115

Less Than Angels

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-06-02
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INTRODUCED BY SALLEY VICKERS 'I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym' RICHARD OSMAN 'She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heart-breaking silliness of everyday life' ANNE TYLER Catherine Oliphant is a writer and lives with handsome anthropologist Tom Mallow. Their relationship runs into trouble when he begins a romance with student Deirdre Swann, so Catherine turns her attention to the reclusive anthropologist Alaric Lydgate, who has a fondness for wearing African masks. Added to this love tangle are the activities of Deirdre's fellow students and their attempts to win the competition for a research grant. The course of true love or academia never did run smooth. 'Her best [novels] are sheer delight, and all of them companionable. Quiet, paradoxical, funny and sad, they have the iron in them of permanence too' JOHN UPDIKE, NEW YORKER 'She can be seriously, hilariously funny - no other novelist has celebrated our national silliness with such exuberance' KATE SAUNDERS
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Her best [novels] are sheer delight, and all of them companionable. Quiet, paradoxical, funny and sad, they have the iron in them of permanence too -- JOHN UPDIKE, NEW YORKER She can be seriously, hilariously funny - no other novelist has celebrated our national silliness with such exuberance -- KATE SAUNDERS I am a huge fan of Barbara Pym -- RICHARD OSMAN She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heart-breaking silliness of everyday life -- ANNE TYLER

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Barbara Pym (1913-1980) was born in Oswestry, Shropshire. She was educated at Huyton College, Liverpool, and St Hilda's College, Oxford, where she gained an Honours Degree in English Language and Literature. From 1958-1974, she worked as an editorial secretary at the International African Institute. Her first novel, Some Tame Gazelle, was published in 1950, and was followed by Excellent Women (1952), Jane and Prudence (1953), Less than Angels (1955), A Glass of Blessings (1958) and No Fond Return of Love (1961). During the sixties and early seventies her writing suffered a partial eclipse and, discouraged, she concentrated on her work for the Institute, from which she retired in 1974 to live in Oxfordshire. A renaissance in her fortunes came in 1977, when both Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil chose her as one of the most underrated novelists of the century. With astonishing speed, she emerged, after sixteen years of obscurity, to almost instant fame and recognition. Quartet in Autumn was published in 1977 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Sweet Dove Died followed in 1978, and A Few Green Leaves was published posthumously. Barbara Pym died in January 1980.