(PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox

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Desperate Characters characters ☆ 0 Otto and Sophie Bentwood live in a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn Their stainless steel kitchen is newly installed and their Mercedes is parked curbside After Sophie is bitten on the hand while trying to feed a stray perhaps rabies. If it were possible to give a book six stars this would be the bookEach time I reread Fox s masterpiece which is receiving increasing yet still insufficient attention I am struck by its remarkable balance of depth and breadth If there are a handful of works of literature that are deserving of their own college course maybe Anna Karenina or Invisible Man or Ulysses then one could structure an entire college education around this compact and easily accessible novel On the surface we are introduced to Sophie and Otto Bentwood of Brooklyn Heights a forty something couple in a desiccated marriage on the day Sophie receives a potentially lethal cat bite But the novel transcends this domestic pas de deux to grapple with complex unsettling uestions of social order and justice race and religion freedom and obligation It is a book as relevant today maybe so than at at the height of the social protest and disorder of the late 1960s when it takes place Not a book to be read for plot or diversion but to be savored for its penetrating insights into marriage friendship and civilizationI recognize that art reflects taste but the sizable number of one star reviews of this book leave me genuinely concerned for the future of literature

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Desperate Characters characters ☆ 0 Infected cat a series of small and ominous disasters begin to plague the Bentwoods' lives revealing the fault lines and fractures in a marriage and a society wrenching itself apartFirst published in 1970 to wide acclaim Desperate Chara.

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Desperate Characters characters ☆ 0 Cters stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature a novel that according to Irving Howe ranks with Billy Budd The Great Gatsby Miss Lonelyhearts and Seize the Day. Simply put this is a good piece of writingBravo to Jonathan Franzen for rediscovering Paula Fox A perfect short novel A few characters a small stretch of time setting and action confined and yet as in Tolstoy s The Death of Ivan Ilyich everthing crucial within our souls bared blurb on the backI enjoyed reading it


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    read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Paula Fox (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox A woman gets bitten by a stray cat She spends the weekend in fear avoiding the possibility that she could have rabies Meanwhile her husband a conservative lawyer is facing the dissolution of his practice with his long time liberal partnerYou could get to the end of this short 1970 novel penned by none other than Courtney Love's grandmother weird random and think well darn what just happened here? And you wouldn't be alone Or you

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox Paula Fox ↠ 0 free read read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Paula Fox oooh i like this new cover maybe i would have liked the book if i'd read it with this cover

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox If it were possible to give a book six stars this would be the bookEach time I reread Fox's masterpiece which is receiving increasing yet still insufficient attention I am struck by its remarkable balance of depth and breadth If there are a handful of works of literature that are deserving of their own college course maybe Anna K

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox Paula Fox ↠ 0 free read read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Paula Fox I thought this would mostly be a dissection of marriage but it turned out to be of a tense observation on class distinction in 1960s NYC and about how dangerous it is to have too much time on your hands to devote to introspection The central plot of a cat bite and the ensuing paranoia was highly symbolic In fact this short book is crammed with hidden meanings and I loved that The snotty couple show up to the

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox This book was recommended to me by Elena Ferrante via Frantumaglia A Writer's Journey If you’re familiar with Ferrante’s works especially The Days of Abandonment and then read this earlier novel you’ll easily understand why Ferrante is drawn to it In response to a fan comparing her to Paula Fox Ferrante

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    review Desperate Characters (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Paula Fox “The mass of men lead lives of uiet desperation” Henry David ThoreauSetting Late 60s Vietnam era a time of social unrest assassinations civil rights movement anti Establishment upheaval that gave rise to the saying Don't trust anyone over 30Scene a renovated brownstone in Brooklyn NY on a street that is experiencing urban gentrification but whose back overlooks a decaying slumMain characters Otto and Sophie Bentwood a wealthy highly li

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox How was I bamboozled in this WASPy angst reminiscent of John Cheever or somebody I picked up this book after a recent article listed the best taut and rather obscure books that you can read in a single sitting Well yeh you can read it in a single sitting so that part is trueI should've known to back away when it received the endorsement of Jonathan Franzen who called it the greatest realist novel of the postwar era ughhB

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox review Desperate Characters The Problem with Being Too VirtuosoIt is a textbook for aspiring novelists this book Descriptions are so perfectly judged incidents so astonishingly well balanced episodes so impeccably resonant with one another hints and allusions so delicately poised psychological insights so bewilderingly sharp that almost any novelist will seem dull heade

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    Paula Fox ↠ 0 free read read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Paula Fox (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox Simply put this is a good piece of writingBravo to Jonathan Franzen for rediscovering Paula Fox A perfect short novel A few characters a small stretch of time; setting and action confined and yet as in Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich everthing crucial within our souls bared blurb on the backI enjoyed reading i

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    (PDF) [Desperate Characters] é Paula Fox 45 stars This is a brilliant short novel that in less than 200 pages really gets in your head and under your skin I think a second reading is probably reuired to fully appreciate all the subtext Can't wait to discuss this one with my book group

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  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Desperate Characters
  • Paula Fox
  • en
  • 21 September 2020
  • 9780393351101