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Love, again :a novel

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Lessing has dared to take on the topic of new love — in the life of a woman in her 60s. It's not one of contemporary fiction's more popular territories, especially since it doesn't involve a man sweeping the main character off her feet, finally fulfilling her life. Instead, Sarah Durham, whose husband died when her children were young and who hasn't had a lover in 20 years, suddenly finds herself the object of several men's attentions (none of whom are "available" in the conventional sense). Her story is a good read in itself, especially for the story-within-the-story of "Julie Vairon," the play Sarah's theater group is producing. But Lessing's exploration of love (not just romantic, but love for close friends and family, as well) addresses both its transformative power and the griefs it may leave in its wake. Love, Again is all the more powerful (and realistic) because instead of being "completed" by a man who arrives out of the blue, we see Sarah Durham changed by her emotions, their resonances, and what they teach her about herself and all her relationships.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060176877
Subtitle:
(a novel )
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
London
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Middle aged women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Man-woman relationships -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Series Volume:
104-197
Publication Date:
c1996
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352 p.

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Love, again :a novel
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Product details 352 p. pages HarperCollins Publishers,c1996. - English 9780060176877 Reviews:
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Lessing has dared to take on the topic of new love — in the life of a woman in her 60s. It's not one of contemporary fiction's more popular territories, especially since it doesn't involve a man sweeping the main character off her feet, finally fulfilling her life. Instead, Sarah Durham, whose husband died when her children were young and who hasn't had a lover in 20 years, suddenly finds herself the object of several men's attentions (none of whom are "available" in the conventional sense). Her story is a good read in itself, especially for the story-within-the-story of "Julie Vairon," the play Sarah's theater group is producing. But Lessing's exploration of love (not just romantic, but love for close friends and family, as well) addresses both its transformative power and the griefs it may leave in its wake. Love, Again is all the more powerful (and realistic) because instead of being "completed" by a man who arrives out of the blue, we see Sarah Durham changed by her emotions, their resonances, and what they teach her about herself and all her relationships.

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