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Undue Influence, Brookner, Anita



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Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название:  Undue Influence
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Современная художественная литература

ISBN: 0375707344
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375707346
ISBN: 0-375-70734-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-375-70734-6
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 240
Вес: 0.408 кг.
Дата издания: 2001
Язык: ENG
Размер: 20.32 x 13.28 x 1.75 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание: In Undue Influence, acclaimed novelist Anita Brookner proves once again that even in the most closely circumscribed of lives, hearts can venture into unknown-and potentially explosive-territory.

Claire Pitt is nothing if not a practical young woman, living a life in contemporary London that is to all appearances placid, orderly and consciously lacking in surprise. And yet Claires tangled interior life gives the lie to that illusion. She is prone to vivid speculation about the lives of others, and to fantasies about her own fate that lead her into a courtship so strange that even she wonders at its power to compel her. Martin Gibson and his chronically ill wife Cynthia come to depend on Claire to an extent that is nothing short of baffling, and yet Claire becomes ever bolder in her pursuit of their acquaintance-and, ultimately, of Martins elusive affections. The result, a potent tale of urban loneliness and the chance intersections that assuage it, constitutes one of Brookners finest and most psychologically acute achievements.




Strangers

Автор: Anita Brookner
Название: Strangers
ISBN: 0141040262 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141040264
Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd
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Цена: 752 р.
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Описание: Paul Sturgis is retired and lives alone in South Kensington. He dines alone, taking pleasure in small exchanges with strangers. His only acquaintance is a widowed cousin whom he visits on Sundays. Unable to make sense of his solitary nature, and fearing death among strangers, he wonders whether at last he might be ready for companionship.

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: The Rules of Engagement
ISBN: 1400075300 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400075300
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1022 р.
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A Misalliance

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: A Misalliance
ISBN: 1400095220 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400095223
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 962 р.
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A Friend from England

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: A Friend from England
ISBN: 1400095212 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400095216
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 962 р.
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Making Things Better

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: Making Things Better
ISBN: 1400031060 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400031061
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 833 р.
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Описание: Facing life alone at an advanced age, Julius Herz cannot shake the sense that he should be elsewhere, doing other things. Walking through bustling streets that seem increasingly alien to him, he's confronted by life's pressing questions with an urgency he has never known before: what do we owe the people in our lives? How should we fill our days? Feeling fortified despite the growing ache in his heart, Herz finds himself also blessed with a stirring sense of exhilaration. After a lifetime of deferring to others' stronger wills, he faces a future of possibility, the only constraint the deeply ingrained habits of his mind. Profound and deeply resonant, Making Things Better explores the quandaries of aging, longing, and self-discovery with transfixing precision and spellbinding acuity.

The Bay of Angels

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: The Bay of Angels
ISBN: 0375727604 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375727603
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 962 р.
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Описание: Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young Zo Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, Zo is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simon's affection for his new family allows Zo to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simon's villa in Nice. When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, Zo learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her mother's and her own sense of wellbeing, Zo must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention.

Visitors

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: Visitors
ISBN: 0679781471 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679781479
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 958 р.
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Описание: The extraordinary Anita Brookner, praised by The New York Times as "one of the finest novelists of her generation," gives us a brilliant novel about age and awakening. In Visitors, Brookner explores what happens when a woman's quiet resignation to fate is challenged by the arrogance of youth.

Dorothea May is most at ease in the company of strangers. When her late husband's relatives prevail on her to take in a young man for the week before an unexpected family wedding, Thea's carefully constructed, solitary world is thrown into disarray. As the wedding approaches, old family secrets surface and conflicts erupt between the generations, trapping an unwilling Thea in the middle. Confronted by the company of Steve Best, a carefree young wanderer, Thea's fragile facade of peaceful acceptance is pierced, forcing her to face in a new way both her past and her future.

Exquisite writing, richly drawn characters, and penetrating prceptions about people are here combined into another superb novel by the writer about whom The New York Times Book Review has said, "If Henry James were around, the only writer he'd be reading with complete approval would be Anita Brookner."

From the Hardcover edition.

Altered States

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: Altered States
ISBN: 0679773258 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679773252
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 769 р.
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Описание: Standing on a railway platform in a Swiss resort town, sensibly clad in his Burberry raincoat and walking shoes, a man thinks he may be looking at the woman for whom he ruined his life many years earlier. Alan Sherwood, a quiet English solicitor, remembers back to a time when he stepped briefly out of character to indulge in a liaison with Sarah Miller, an intriguing but heartless distant relative--only to find himself in a series of absurd situations that culminated in his marriage to Sarah's clinging, childlike friend Angela.

With her compassionate portrait of a man who has paid a terrible price for his folly, Anita Brookner gives us a novel that it at once harrowing and humane. In the traditions of Henry James and Thomas Mann, Altered States is a beautifully rendered tale of loneliness, guilt, and erotic obsession.

Look at Me

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: Look at Me
ISBN: 0679738134 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679738138
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 962 р.
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Incidents in the Rue Laugier

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: Incidents in the Rue Laugier
ISBN: 0679765123 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679765127
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 962 р.
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Fraud

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: Fraud
ISBN: 0679743081 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679743088
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1022 р.
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Описание: At the heart of Anita Brookner's new novel lies a double mystery: What has happened to Anna Durrant, a solitary woman of a certain age who has disappeared from her London flat? And why has it taken four months for anyone to notice?

As Brookner reconstructs Anna's life and character through the eyes of her acquaintances, she gives us a witty yet ultimately devastating study of self-annihilating virtue while exposing the social, fiscal, and moral frauds that are the underpinnings of terrifying rectitude.

A Closed Eye

Автор: Brookner, Anita
Название: A Closed Eye
ISBN: 0679743405 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679743408
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1022 р.
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Описание: In A Closed Eye, Anita Brookner explores, with compassionate insight and stylistic brilliance, the self-inflicted paradoxes in the life of Harriet Lytton, a woman whose powers of submissiveness and self-denial are suddenly tested by the dizzying prospect of sexual awakening.

In Harriers gallant struggle with the single great temptation that comes her way, Brookner creates a hauntingly flawed heroine and a study in the evasions and disappointments that make up all our lives.


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