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STILL LIFE

Byatt, A. S.

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ISBN 10: 0701126671 / ISBN 13: 9780701126674
Published by London: Chatto & Windus, Hogarth Press, 1985
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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A. S. Byatt. STILL LIFE. Published in London by Chatto & Windus together with the Hogarth Press in 1985. An uncorrected proof copy of her fourth novel that has been signed on the title page. This novel followed her acclaimed "Virgin in the Garden" as the second novel in a planned trilogy. Instead her next novel was Possession, which won the Booker Prize in 1990. She later completed the planned trilogy (which became a quartet) with two further novels, Babel Tower in 1996, and A Whistling Woman in 2002. Scarce in the signed proof of the original British edition. Bookseller Inventory # COB010020

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Title: STILL LIFE

Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus, Hogarth Press

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family--and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, writes of Byatt: "When it comes to probing characters her scalpel is sure but gentle. She is a loving surgeon".

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Still Life is the second volume of a te tralogy. The three Potter children, Stephanie, Frederika and Marcus, in troduced in The Virgin in the Garden ( LJ 2/15/79), continue in conflict with their Yorkshire roots. To them, and to the author, intellectual passions are as all-encompassing as emotional ties, and always at war with them. Frederika, whose novel this really is, escapes to Cambridge and the life of the mind, al beit not without constant struggle. Mar cus, after a long breakdown, manages to stay and function in Yorkshire. Stephanie, having opted for small-town family life, loses her fight to retain an independent intellectual existence and is horribly vanquished by the material world in the book's one tragic moment. This is an opaque, challenging, and re warding novel . While its intellectual preoccupations and allusions will not be readily accessible to a broad reading public, it belongs in major fiction col lections. Diana Vincent-Davis, New York Univ. Sch . of Law Lib.
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