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    Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner Anita Brookner ó 9 characters ”But life as he had discovered was not like a novel Or perhaps he had mistaken fiction for truth or likely mistaken truth for a thrilling authentic form of fiction”I’ve often thought how easier life would be if I could write the dialogue for the people in my life They get it wrong so much of the time that

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    read Strangers free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner Anita Brookner ó 9 characters First of all huge thanks to Mary for reminding me how wonderful Anita Brookner’s books are and sharing a beautiful story related to one of them ‘Strangers’ is the fourth novel by this author I’ve read so far Definitely not the lastThe way Anita Brookner’s books are written makes me think of a tea cozy pastel and soft outside dense with boiling emotions inside Her novels are uiet but you can sense it’s the

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    Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner This book made me so sad It's about loneliness The main figure is probably the most lonely figure in literature He's conscious about being lonely but in the main time dreads interference of other people The two women who cross his path are nearly also as lonely as he is so not a happy novel to read Not that they all must

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    Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner Brookner's remarkable insights into the human heart and the tyranny of habits and routine always speak to me I first gave it three stars but on re reading it some years later I regard it highly than before

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    Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner The work of most great novelists runs hot and cold Anita Brookner is no exception to that rule Strangers is a bit of a slog There is an acuity to Brookner's best work including Latecomers Hotel du Lac Brief Lives and Incidents in the Rue L'Augier a charged mastery of subject matter in which nothing escapes her narrator That mastery is lacking in Strangers Never does the novel seem to gather itself and sing There are a fe

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    Anita Brookner ó 9 characters free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner read Strangers I raced to the library just minutes before it closed I had to get a book any book and I didn't have time to be choosy I grabbed five from the first shelf I came to fiction A B and when I went to the check out narrowed my selections to two Brookner's Strangers was one of those And look how I rated it I guess you can't pick a good book in haste Though I hate giving someone who is uite a good writer only one star but if the emperor isn't we

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    Anita Brookner ó 9 characters free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner VARIATIONS ON A THEME or THE COOKIE CUTTER NOVELSTo say that I was surprised by this novel would be an understatement Reading ie listening to it has been a grim experience perhaps the longest six hours of my life Having read and enjoyed some of Anita Brookner’s early work a number of years ago and being aware of her reputation as a writer I was excited about returning to this author I was not prepared for the dismal g

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    read Strangers Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner With the telling of this story Anita Brookner has provided the student of psychology with an in depth character study I have freuently compared her observations of the human spirit with those of Ruth Rendell The latter utilizes these

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    Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner And for himself the future held little than the grim routines that had always sustained him together with the hope that they would sustain him to the end Then it would be time to rely on the kindness of strangers and the hope that this would prove than a fond illusionAnita Brookner is arguably one of the finest prose writers living today Her keen precision and clean stark sentences are edged with luminous turns of phras

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    read Strangers Strangers) [Pdf New] ´ Anita Brookner free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner It's a good thing I don't reuire any plot This novel is completely devoid of one It is the mental meanderings of Paul Sturgis a 73 old bachelor who considers his present life recalls his memories of his past and ponders his future He is alone and lonely The early concern is if his demise is like Stendhal's who fell dead on the pavement and where he was first tended to by strangers And so he contemplates that his life is only one of greet

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read Strangers Strangers review Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner His cousin’s widow and a doyenne of decorum who like Paul bears a tacit lonelinessTo avoid the impolite complications of turning down Helena’s Christmas invitation Paul sets off for a holiday in Venice where he meets Mrs Vicky Gardner Younger than Paul by several decades the intriguing and lovely woman is in the midst of a divorce and at a crossroads in her life Upon his return to England a former girlfriend Sarah reenters Paul’s life These tw. I raced to the library just minutes before it closed I had to get a book any book and I didn t have time to be choosy I grabbed five from the first shelf I came to fiction A B and when I went to the check out narrowed my selections to two Brookner s Strangers was one of those And look how I rated it I guess you can t pick a good book in haste Though I hate giving someone who is uite a good writer only one star but if the emperor isn t wearing any clothes someone has to say it I was highly dissatisfied Dreary dull no dialogue Plotless Repetitious This man is old and lonely Retired Bored FOR 235 PAGES Two women come into his life one a kind of wandering fly by night type he meets her on a plane and the other an old flame she left him because he was too nice Yet he can t connect with either of them properly he wants to but then again they irritate him and then he wants to but no it s just too daunting Back and forth back and forth It drove me batty Maybe I m just too American but I couldn t stand the way the characters in this novel were soBritish Usually I d categorize myself as an anglophile but not this time around This man was reserved reticent uptight to the point where I was ready to break his neck or maybe stab the book Something violent All the characters pretended they were busy and engaged just because they were too proud to admit that they were lonely You know the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby Just listen to that song and spare yourself the reading of this book It s no coincidence the Beatles are British You don t have to be that lonely unless you re a Brit I mean look if you re well off and bored and need something to do go work in a soup kitchen or something make yourself useful Stop wandering the streets of London pining and feeling sorry for yourself Or do it but don t write a book about it And make us think it s going to be worth reading because you re a former Booker prize winner It galls me that this guy pines for connection but then when someone asks him for help Wander Woman asks him to store a piece of her luggage in his flat while she jets around elsewhere this is a MAJOR inconvenience for him This is unacceptable that she should reuire so much of him What It s asking too much to store somebody s bag in your house of course your life is an utter failure if even that much of a commitment does you in And then Sarah the ex girlfriend has the nerve to ask him to go and make sure a door is locked in her house in the south of France And he goes over there and checks it and yes it was locked But he is disappointed that this adventure didn t fulfill him Why does he let himself be taken advantage of in these ways Poor him And now I have just described to you the two major things that happen in this book The rest are ruminations1 he thinks about the house he grew up in2 he doesn t like his current flat3 he likes to look at strangers but he doesn t want to get too cozy with anyone4 he feels bad he never got married or had children5 he figures he was just too nice 5 repeat thoughts 1 5 ad nauseam and you have the bookPointless

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read Strangers Strangers review Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner O women reroute Paul’s introspections and spark a transformation within himPaul’s steady and preferred isolation now conflicts with the stark realization of his aloneness and his need for companionship in even the smallest degree This awareness brings with it a torrent of feelings–reassessing his Venetian journey desiring change and fearing death Ultimately his discoveries about himself will lead Paul to make a shocking decision about his life. And for himself the future held little than the grim routines that had always sustained him together with the hope that they would sustain him to the end Then it would be time to rely on the kindness of strangers and the hope that this would prove than a fond illusionAnita Brookner is arguably one of the finest prose writers living today Her keen precision and clean stark sentences are edged with luminous turns of phrase and biting ironies Her characters lead insular lonely lives and rarely do anything optimistic with their existence no matter how astute their insightRetired banker Paul Sturgis is no exception He is 72 years old and lives a tightly circumscribed life There is minimal pleasure in his activities such as freuenting art museums occasional travel around Europe visiting his hairdresser and his obligatory sojourns to a distant relative Helena Walking is his favorite activity and it is during his perambulations that he examines his life in detailPaul is in constant conflict with himself When he meets a woman in Venice Vicky Gardner he alternately can t wait to escape her and get to know her better When they meet up again in London he allows her to manipulate him and leave her belongings at his house while she takes off for parts unknownPaul has an ex flame Sarah who was exuberant and sensual After years of separation they have a chance encounter and renew their bond but it is one of friendship not romance Her health is declining although her tongue is as astringent as ever Paul entertains longings and fantasies of marrying Sarah but he knows it is illusory She is reproachful and inscrutable and he cannot conuer the walls between themPaul is one of those neurotics whose basic mantra toward others would be I would die to have you and kill you to get away He is a passive man who has never been able to negotiate strong women although he admires them He is in perpetual battle with his own desires and his contradictory thoughts are often serially juxtaposed one warring thought after another That is part of Brookner s wit and wisdom her almost aching but caustic acumen in matters of human psychologyThe drawback of this story is its torpor Although the author has an infinite supply of description and inner dialogue for Paul s endless indecision and confusion it begins to wear on the reader It becomes repetitious irritating monotonous Eventually it devolves into a long winded solilouy In lesser hands I wouldn t have even finished it But Brookner s magic with language kept me hanging to the bitter end This would have worked better as a novella reducing the pages by halfI am a sturdy fan of Anita Brookner and because of my familiarity with her work I remained fastened to the narrative I will read her for the scintillating prose for her intoxicating metaphors If you are unfamiliar with her work start with her Booker winner Hotel Du Lac her shattering Look at Me or her stunning Brief Lives Brookner s elegiac prowess captivates with her story and character in most of her novels But STRANGERS is not her finest achievement nor one I would highly recommend to other readers

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read Strangers Strangers review Þ E-book, or Kindle E-pub free read Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Anita Brookner Literary master Anita Brookner’s elegant style is manifest on every page of her brilliant new novel Beautifully crafted and emotionally evocative Strangers portrays the magic and depth of real life telling the rich story of an ordinary man whose unexpected longings doubts and fears are universalPaul Sturgis is resigned to his bachelorhood and the uietude of his London flat He occasionally pays obliging visits to his nearest living relative Helena. This book made me so sad It s about loneliness The main figure is probably the most lonely figure in literature He s conscious about being lonely but in the main time dreads interference of other people The two women who cross his path are nearly also as lonely as he is so not a happy novel to read Not that they all must be happy But it has some fatalistic mood hanging over it But that doesn t mean it wasn t a good book certainly very good written

  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Strangers
  • Anita Brookner
  • English
  • 08 August 2020
  • 9781905490424