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e-Book Dolly (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) download

by Anita Brookner

ISBN: 0816174458
ISBN13: 978-0816174454
Language: English
Publisher: G K Hall & Co (July 1, 1994)
Pages: 290
Category: Literary
Subategory: Literature

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1984: Anita Brookner (Hotel du Lac). 1985: Keri Hulme (The Bone People). 2009: Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall). 2010: Howard Jacobson (The Finkler Question).

1984: Anita Brookner (Hotel du Lac). 1986: Kingsley Amis (The Old Devils). 1987: Penelope Lively (Moon Tiger). 1988: Peter Carey (Oscar and Lucinda). 1989: Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day). 2011: Julian Barnes (The Sense of an Ending). 2012: Hilary Mantel (Bring Up the Bodies). 2013: Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries). 2014: Richard Flanagan (The Narrow Road to the Deep North). Download as PDF. Printable version.

In an ambitious departure from her usual form, Anita Brookner expands her canvas in FAMILY AND FRIENDS to create a richly textured novel about the life of a wealthy . Family and Friends . Hall large print book series.

In an ambitious departure from her usual form, Anita Brookner expands her canvas in FAMILY AND FRIENDS to create a richly textured novel about the life of a wealthy Jewish family in London, centering upon the generation that came to maturity between the two World Wars.

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Published December 1st 1994 by G. K. Hall & Company. Large Print, Hardcover, 290 pages. Author(s): Anita Brookner. ISBN: 0816174458 (ISBN13: 9780816174454).

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Comments:
Agalas
I love Anita Brookners writing. Her vocabulary is extraordinary and so is her character development.
These poor lonely English women giving up their lives to mothers or brothers or, in this case, a really nasty aunt by marriage. This was a little to true to form. Dolly was so cruel to the heroin during her entire childhood,math at her need to give her money is not entirely understandable.

Wild Python
Did not like the style of writing> Only read to compare ti Hotel duLac

Jaiarton
I do not share other reader's analysis of Dolly or of the meaning in this book. This is a book about compassion. Dolly is a survivor and like most survivors she is totally self involved and narcissistic. The marriage of Jane's (the narrator)parents is lovely and calm. The virtues of calmness and stability and silence are quite underrated. They love each other profoundly after experiencing a childhood lacking in love. Jane, like most only children, has more of an adult than child's view of life. Everyone tolerates Dolly (married to the mother's brother) because she caters to their need to be entertained. As Jane notes, Dolly with her need to entertain and be entertained is a *primitive*. Jane and her parents have no need for entertainment from her or anyone, and so their continuing toleration and support of Dolly is based on their genuine goodness and compassion. No one is fooled by Dolly, including herself.

I don't see this as a book about family or any deep psychological exposition. It is a small story, nicely told, about a woman in hard circumstances who used other people to survive and manipulates their good character to her own welfare.

Ms Brookner's insights in the final chapters into the intellectual poverty of feminist theory was a side show but entertaining.

krot
I am not one to post reviews. I don't feel I have the discipline needed to write a review of any use to anyone other than the rabid fan looking for an excuse to deepen their affinity for a certain author, so I won't pretend. Suffice to say, this being my ninth Brookner novel, I can't help but feel that she is profoundly overlooked by too many readers. She is the genius classic painter working with canvas, paint and brush, her sentences are always nearly perfect but never too clever to expose her genius for its own sake. She is heroic in her affinity to the fully-fleshed out truth: the pain and desperation that seeds the self-pitying tear and the modesty and humor that follows in the wake of that tear. All of it is her domain. All of it matters deeply to her and her story. Nothing is left aside. She is loyal to her mission to describe how our brains work, how we process it all, but without, in my opinion at least, ever being tedious. "Dolly" or the more aptly titled "A Family Romance" was delicious, ripe with the most heartbreakingly beautiful portrait of a human animal you'll ever read--and oddly enough, a bit of a cliffhanger. All this blather to implore you to please read an Anita Brookner novel. She is one of our greatest living novelists and should be recognized as such. I wish I could campaign for her to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. No joke, she's that good. Please read. Please.

Gosar
What makes Brookner such a tremendous writer? For one thing it is her style. She has a brilliance and precision in language second to none. She has a psychological understanding which is subtle and refined. Through this she creates characters who prove there are many different ways of being absolutely disappointed and frustrated in life. This work contains many wonderful elements. One is the description of the marriage of the narrator's parents, a marriage of two souls in perfect calm and harmony. Another is the description of the early years of the title- character, Dolly. Brookner makes even the most minor characters interesting, and gives us insight into areas of human life which no one else does. She is a pioneer in psychological perception with an exquisite sense of beauty and a remarkable feel for the language. Every Brookner book is a good one.

Snowseeker
If this novel were a pizza divided into quarters, the hungry reader would likely be put off by the first three wedges, which are relatively dry and tasteless: a tedious description of characters who seem to be nothing but complex family fossils. One might exclaim during these pages: "These people are like biplanes going nowhere at elephant speed, and with (oh no!) an infinite supply of nuclear fuel on board!" But the last wedge is a winner, and loaded with fancy tidbits to tempt the most jaded gourmet reader. Here questions arise and sparkle like bubbles breaking over the surface of a glass of good champagne: Why are these folks so bent on finding nothing in the chock-full treasure chest of life? What makes Dolly as mean as a cobra on speed? What is the source of Jane Manning's sympathy, her Santa Claus-like generosity? Anita Brookner raises many issues here, and they flutter like colorful banners in the breeze issuing forth from the dramatic conclusion to this novel. One such: what is the source of our obligations to others? And: do we have the courage to follow these clues to their unsettling ends? Some advice: unplug your phone and read this book through in one fun sitting. "Dolly" is as shocking as a South Dakota cyclone.

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