Private View ebook
by Anita Brookner
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Brookner explores the complications that arise when one solitary man comes up against a woman who seems determined to invade his solitude. George Bland is an aging bachelor whose existence has been virtually a mirror image of his name-up until now. For into George's life walks Katy Gibb.
Anita Brookner CBE (16 July 1928 – 10 March 2016) was an English award-winning novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Man Booker Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac. Brookner was born in Herne Hill, a suburb of London.
I could read Anita Brookner all day long and never tire of her. Why her quiet characters who live quite conventional lives are so enchanting is a testimony to her stylistic prowess. Keep on writing, my dear Brookner!
He had only to open his door, it seemed, for her to open hers. He did not want to see her, felt if anything irritated by her apparent availability.
He had only to open his door, it seemed, for her to open hers. He did not want to see her, felt if anything irritated by her apparent availability hat he had made an auspicious start to the day. Quite a few people had telephoned to invite him to various Christmas activities.
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Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.
Acclaim for Anita Brookner’s A PRIVATE VIEW Elegant. Brookners formidably dandyish satire has always exercised itself rewardingly on options and consolations. Her poetry of forlornness is. Acclaim for Anita Brookner’s. Her poetry of forlornness is stronger and stranger than ever. Hermione Lee, The New Yorker. Anita Brookner is justly praised for her restraint and insight. Think of Graham Greene’s unhappy wanderers or Henry James’s travelers. The clean lucid prose is Brookner’s ow.
Anita Brookner was too easily mistaken for her unhappy spinster heroines, but the Booker winner was a novelist of peerless wit and insight, and one of the most distinguished art historians of recent times. Published: 18 Mar 2016. Julian Barnes remembers his friend Anita Brookner: ‘There was no one remotely like her’. Anita Brookner’s subversive message – the courage of the single life deserves respect.