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Book Title: Look at Me|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 491 KB
v The author of the book: Anita Brookner
Date of issue: 1999
ISBN 13: 9780140147452
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Read full description of the books Look at Me:When I started this, I found its premise so similar to Claire Messud’s The Woman Upstairs that I was disconcerted and distracted. Somewhere in its middle, when something different happens, I settled into it. Brookner’s first-person narrator doesn’t ‘rant’ as Messud said in an interview of her character Nora; the former is chillingly controlled, but this too is a cry from the soul, as the rejection and intense loneliness she experiences is realistically and achingly delineated.
In connection to recent literary pursuits of mine, her loneliness had me thinking of E. M. Forster: A Life (mostly in relation to Forster's Maurice); and the name of the narrator --My name is Frances Hinton and I do not like to be called Fanny.-- brought to mind Frances Trollope who was called "Fanny" by a belittling press. Here, it is the couple that befriends the narrator that insist on the diminutive, and worse.
Read information about the authorAnita Brookner published her first novel, A Start In Life in 1981. Her most notable novel, her fourth, Hotel du Lac won the Man Booker Prize in 1984. Her novel, The Next Big Thing was longlisted (alongside John Banville's, Shroud) in 2002 for the Man Booker Prize. She has published over 25 works of fiction, notably: Strangers (2009) shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Fraud (1992) and, The Rules of Engagement (2003). She was also the first female to hold a Slade Professorship of Fine Arts at Cambridge University.
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