Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft



I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
  1. $9.07 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Falling Slowly

by

Falling Slowly Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The brilliant Anita Brookner, praised by The New York Times as "one of the finest novelists of her generation," now gives us a stunning story of two sisters and the strange patterns of identity and love.
        The Sharpe sisters have lived a careful and contemplative existence. Miriam is a translator of French texts and Beatrice a moderately successful pianist. Their lives of quiet sophistication are suddenly interrupted by several complicated men: Max, Beatrice's agent; Simon, a handsome and charming married man; and Tom Rivers, a journalist who befriends Miriam. These men create disorder in the Sharpe sisters' controlled lives as Miriam, the unromantic stoic of the two, begins an affair and Beatrice's career undergoes an unexpected change.
        The exquisite writing, affecting characters, and astonishing psychological perceptions for which Anita Brookner is famous are evident on every page of this beautiful novel by a modern master.

Synopsis:

The Sharpe sisters have lived a careful and contemplative existence. Miriam is a translator of French texts and Beatrice a moderately successful pianist. Their lives of quiet sophistication are suddenly interrupted by several complicated men: Max, Beatrice's agent; Simon, a handsome and charming married man; and Tom Rivers, a journalist who befriends Miriam. These men create disorder in the Sharpe sisters' controlled lives as Miriam, the unromantic stoic of the two, begins an affair, and Beatrice's career undergoes an unexpected change.

There is something to admire on every page of this exquisite novel by a modern master.

About the Author

Anita Brookner is the author of eighteen finely crafted novels, including Visitors, Dolly, Fraud, Altered States, and Hotel du Lac, which won the Booker Prize. An international authority on eighteenth-century painting, she became the first female Slade Professor at Cambridge University. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375501890
Author:
Brookner, Anita
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Women translators
Subject:
Man-woman relationships -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women pianists -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women pianists
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 98-17
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
227 p.
Dimensions:
8.61x5.99x.89 in. .88 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Fever Pitch Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Hunger Used Trade Paper $2.50
  3. Swimming Pool Library (Vintage... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. London Fields (Vintage International) Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. The Red Queen: A Transcultural... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  6. The robber bride
    Used Book Club Paperback $2.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Falling Slowly Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.50 In Stock
Product details 227 p. pages Random House Trade - English 9780375501890 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Sharpe sisters have lived a careful and contemplative existence. Miriam is a translator of French texts and Beatrice a moderately successful pianist. Their lives of quiet sophistication are suddenly interrupted by several complicated men: Max, Beatrice's agent; Simon, a handsome and charming married man; and Tom Rivers, a journalist who befriends Miriam. These men create disorder in the Sharpe sisters' controlled lives as Miriam, the unromantic stoic of the two, begins an affair, and Beatrice's career undergoes an unexpected change.

There is something to admire on every page of this exquisite novel by a modern master.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.