A Severed Wasp

L'Engle, Madeleine

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982
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Inscribed and signed by author on title page. First printing stated. Book in Near Fine condition. Binding is square, tight, clean and bright. Right front corner bumped. Unclipped DJ is Very Good. 3/4" closed tear on lower right front jacket near corner. An almost 3/4" tear from bottom edge on rear jacket. Tiny chips at corners and light edge wear. A very attractive collectible copy. Scans available. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Pianist Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in her seventies and retired, discovers new meaning in life when she agrees to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York.

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Title: A Severed Wasp
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux., New York., 1983. Hard cover. 2nd printing.. Maroon cloth, off-white paper over boards. 289 p. Audience: General/trade. Fiction about a concert pianist who, after a long, full life, returns to New York's Tenth Street and works on acceptance, rather than resignation, to a life in retirement. But, in responding to a benefit concert request for a cathedral, she becomes enmeshed unexpectedly in a web of terror. Good in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Damp stain and minor rippling to lower front board, 1.5in. at highest. Bookplate w/ address label, first free end paper. Age-toning there also. Top rear jacket: 1-in closed tear. Clean interior. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.E1980003833

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Book Description Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.. Pianist Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in her seventies and retired, discovers new meaning in life when she agrees to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York. Review: Bother in the Cathedral - enervating bother - as veteran juvenile author L'Engle frogmarches her 70-ish protagonist through a talkathon of troubles and a marathon of acquaintanceships with bishops, deans, nuns, and others at an Episcopal church in upper Manhattan. Katherine Vigneras, retired from a stellar concert-pianist career to what she expects to be townhouse solitude in lower Manhattan, is contacted by an old, transformed acquaintance: the once-dissolute young man who married (and divorced) Katherine's first love-rival is now . . . elderly Bishop Felix Bodeway. So, gradually, Katherine slips into the Church society: the companionable and talented family of Dean Davidson, including budding musical genius Emily (who lost her leg in what might not have been an accident); brilliant organist Llew Owen, grieving over his wife's childbirth-death; Bishop Allie Undercroft, who reminds Katherine so much of the German WW II commandant in her past; Allie's wife Yolande, former pop-star from a seedy Colombian background; Sister Isobel, once married to Allie; Yolande's sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Gomez; and Sister Catherine, a nun of extraordinary spiritual strengths. Plus, at home, there are Katherine's two tenants: orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mimi Oppenheimer, who proffers comforts and says "Oy veh"; and pregnant Dorcas, separated from a hateful husband who cheated on her with a man. And furthermore, while all of these folks pour out confidences and confessions, Katherine's own tangled past slowly bubbles forth: pianist/composer husband Justin, you see, had his hands broken and was castrated in Auschwitz; yet he urged Katherine to go forth and multiply; so children Julie and Michou (killed tragically at seven) were conceived with help from a Cardinal, a Norwegian conductor, and that Nazi commandant. The action, then, is minimal - as Katherine moves from Cathedral practice for a benefit concert to lessons-for-Emily to social gatherings, ever shuttling between the Village and St. John's. But eventually, after listening and giving advice ad infinitum, Katherine does solve the matters of Emily's secret terrer and seine obscene phone calls. With bland characters, all speaking in the same liturgical-paced cadences: an immense but serenely soaring mess - no livelier or crisper than L'Engle's last foray into adult fiction, The Other Side of the Sun. (Kirkus Reviews); 388 p. ; 24 cm. Nice clean, square copy, in like Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [ Location: A6 ] Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 023106

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