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Synopsis: A strong early novel first published in 1935 under the name of Helen Ferguson. Set in the 1930s, in Bohemian London, Paris, and southern France, the story concerns a rich family and their financial and emotional vicissitudes. The autobiographical element (repression in childhood) is implicit for those familiar with the author's enigmatic life. The author actually identified so strongly with the glacial character of Anna Kavan that she subsequently wrote under that name. Her stories are...rich with a fresh kind of peril."" - New York Times.
From Kirkus Reviews: A first US appearance for a novel of acutely detailed alienation and despairing acceptance, first published in 1935 in Britain under the pseudonym Helen Ferguson. Kavan (Mercury, 1995), a writer always attuned to sensibility and mood, offers a story with a strong autobiographical element and period flavor that, in keeping with the despair that lurks beneath the surface, brings little solace. Lives intersect as Martin, the younger son of London department store magnate William Lewison, meets a woman named Anna Kavan while vacationing with his father in the south of France. Lewison Sr. has just prevailed upon Martin to divorce his French (and most unsuitable) wife, Germaine, on the grounds of her adultery with Martin's best friend, and Martin, self-centered but full of good intentions, is awaiting the final decree. Anna Kavan has left her husband Matthew in Burma and fled to London, but the attentions of a wealthy old judge who wants her to be his mistress, and the difficulties of a frustrating business venture with a friend, have driven her to France. Acknowledging her own cool and egocentric nature, she determines to make a life for herself, but she is neither wealthy nor educated, and when she meets Martin and the two fall in love, Anna wants to marry him. But Martin prefers his freedom, so Anna, unable to survive alone, reconciles with her husband. Meanwhile, the Lewison fortunes suffer a reversal, William falls ill, and Gwenda, Martin's sister, betrays her family by siding with their rival Tony Quested. Only William and Martin seem made of tougher stuff: William determines to revive his business, and Martin pays his debt to Anna by painting her portrait: It keeps ``alive a good and lovely thing which otherwise would have perished.'' Lives that are brittle, even shallow, are mercilessly stripped bare to reveal all their flaws and inadequacies by a writer who sees more often than not through a glass darkly. Chilling but intriguing. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: A Stranger Still
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Peter Owen, London, 1995. OPbd. m. OU., Book Condition: gut erhalten. London, Peter Owen 1995, 302 S., OPbd. m. OU., gut erhalten Sprache: en. Bookseller Inventory # 74299BB
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 1996. Book Condition: Fair. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94529543
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70695189
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 1996. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81296730
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807206095544.0
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807206095543.0
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd 1996-03-20, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0720609550. Bookseller Inventory # 501069
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020720609550
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010720609550
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110720609550