Getting a Life: Stories
Vintage Books, 2002 - 208 страница
Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life.
An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two old friends get tipsy at a small cafe and end up revealing more than they intended. In a boutique so exclusive that entrance requires a password, a frazzled careerwoman explores the anesthetizing effect of highly impractical clothing. And in the mesmerizing title story, a mother of three takes life one day at a time, while pushing the ominous question of whether she wants to firmly to one side.
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She paused to inhale the sweet air around a philadelphus Belle Etoile , then noticed the host of tired daffodils at its feet . Shades of the prison - house begin to close Upon the growing boy But he beholds the light , and whence it ...
Drink turned him into a clown , noticed Nicola . “ Behind every successful man there's a woman , ” began the young woman at the microphone , and her voice was surprisingly loud and clear . “ Behind every successful woman is ... what ?
She had been distracted ; she had noticed what no man would ever notice . At this point , Keith Mannion and Graham Groton were drawn away by another Iddon Featherstone partner to meet the grauen eminenz from Marbeiter Rotenhart ...
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GETTING A LIFEКоментар посетиоца странице - Kirkus
A third collection from Somerset Maugham-winner Simpson (Four Bare Legs in a Bed, 1992, etc.): nine bitter stories, many loosely interconnected, about upper-middle-class British women overburdened by ... Прочитајте целу рецензију