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Although Ruth Weiss at forty is the picture of a scholarly professor of English, at twenty she briefly tasted the romantic life, much like her beloved heroines, Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary
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"Precise and haunting...Brookner is a master at creating miniaturist portraits of attenuated lives"
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"An almost flawless novel." -- People
"Sly, detached humor has caused Brookner to be compared to Barbara Pym, but her vision is darker and more complex .... Brookner's ambitions exceed those of Pym's genteel novels of manners and place her outside the genre, to which her writing, with its delicate shadings of character, otherwise seem suited."-- The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Anita Brookner is a stunning writer." -- Edna O'Brien
"Deft, lively and quite touching." -- Mary GordonFrom the Inside Flap:
ood Ruth Weiss has been escaping from life into books, and from the hothouse attentions of her tyrannical and eccentric parents into the gentler warmth of lovers and friends. Now Dr. Weiss, at forty, a quiet scholar devoted to the study of Balzac, is convinced that her life has been ruined by literature, and that once again she must make a new start in life.
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Book Description Vintage, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394728564
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0394728564
Book Description Vintage, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394728564