9780812976311

Foreign Affairs

ISBN 10: 0812976312 / 0-8129-7631-2
ISBN 13: 9780812976311
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Vinnie Miller, a professor of children's literature, and Fred Turner, an assistant professor at the same American university, pursue their separate affairs in London during the same six-month period. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Review:
"I don't think I'm as cruel as I'm made out to be. 'Foreign Affairs' is my seventh novel, and it's the first time I've ever killed off a single character. The people in my books may be ridiculed, but they don't lose their jobs, get run over by trucks or succumb to fatal diseases. The worst that can happen to them is that some of their illusions are exposed."

Alison Lurie, Newsweek, 09/24/1980

Review:
"[L]et no one suppose that [Lurie's] field of social observation is a restricted one, or in any way slight: she makes a world, commands it, and is a mistress not only of wit but of passion."

Anthony Thwaite, Observer (London)

 

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Book Description: Random House Trade, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 131 mm. Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children s folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel. Also in London is Vinnie s colleague Fred Turner, a handsome, flat broke, newly separated, and thoroughly miserable young man trying to focus on his own research. Instead, he is distracted by a beautiful and unpredictable English actress and the world she belongs to. Both American, both abroad, and both achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their confused alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Smartly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs remains an enduring comic masterpiece. A splendid comedy, very bright, brilliantly written in a confident and original manner. The best book by one of our finest writers. -Elizabeth Hardwick There is no American writer I have read with more constant pleasure and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns the same shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton. -John Fowles If you manage to read only a few good novels a year, make this one of them. - USA Today An ingenious, touching book. - Newsweek A flawless jewel. - Philadelphia Inquirer. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780812976311

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