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Poet and Dancer

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9780385468879: Poet and Dancer

Jhabvala, winner of the Booker Prize as well as an Academy Award for screenwriting, has written a haunting tale of the complex and perilous relations between two young cousins, Angel and Lara.  A masterful novel which explores the dangers of love and committment.

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Germany of Polish parents and came to England in 1939 at the age of twelve. She graduated from Queen Mary College, London University, and married an architect. They lived in Delhi from 1951 to 1975. Since then they have divided their time between Delhi, New York and London.

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Both a novelist and a screenwriter, Jhabvala won an Academy Award for her screen adaptation of A Room with a View. Perhaps her intention in writing this book was to use it as a future screenplay, for the main characters are too one-dimensional to appeal in a novel. The two American girls at the center of this work--the poet Angel and her cousin Lara, a dancer--are too eccentric to be credible. Although minutely drawn, they never seem to come to life. With minor characters such as a mother and son who are Indians, the author demonstrates her real strength; these characters are more sympathetic and real. A novel of disillusionment that will appeal primarily to Jhabvala's fans. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/92.
- Patricia C. Heaney, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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