|Sujet: Rose Macaulay Lun 1 Jan - 19:38|| |
Je ne connais pas encore l'auteur britannique Rose Macaulay (1881-1956) mais j'essaierai de la découvrir cette année. Virago réédite 2 de ses romans en février. Crewe train
me fait particulièrement envie, et je trouve les couvertures très jolies.
- Citation :
- Denham Dobie has been brought up in Andorra by her father, a retired clergyman. On his death, she is snatched from this reclusive life and thrown into the social whirl of London by her sophisticated relatives. Denham, however, provides a candid response to the niceties of 'civilised' behaviour. CREWE TRAIN is one of Macaulay's wittiest satires. The reactions of Denham to the manners and modes of the highbrow circle in which she finds herself provide a devastating - and very funny - social commentary as well as a moving story.
This bitingly funny, elegantly written comedy of manners is as absorbing and entertaining today as on the book's first publication in 1967.
- Citation :
- It is 1946 and the people of France and England are facing the aftermath of the war. Banished by her beautiful, indolent mother to England, Barbary Deniston is thrown into the care of her distinguished father and conventional stepmother. Having grown up in the sunshine of Provence, allowed to run wild with the Maquis, experienced collaboration, betrayal and death, Barbary finds it hard to adjust to the drab austerity of postwar London life.
Confused and unhappy, she discovers one day the flowering wastes around St Paul's. Here, in the bombed heart of London, she finds an echo of the wilderness of Provence and is forced to confront the wilderness within herself.
|Sujet: Re: Rose Macaulay Lun 1 Jan - 20:09|| |
Les deux couvertures sont très belles.
Le deuxième livre m'intrigue tout particulièrement.