Quartet in Autumn
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Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

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Published by Perennial .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • England,
  • Fiction,
  • Middle aged persons,
  • Psychological fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9240582M
ISBN 100060970316
ISBN 109780060970314

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Jul 15,  · Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin are four something London co-workers, a quartet in the autumn of their lives. Each lives alone; their contact with one another is their primary social interaction. Each character has developed odd habits, sometimes to combat loneliness, and sometimes as an unwanted side effect of solitude/5. About Quartet in Autumn. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize This is the story of four people in late middle-age – Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia – whose chief point of contact is that they work in the same office and they suffer the same problem – loneliness. Feb 08,  · Quartet in Autumn is one of the books Pym wrote during the 15 years when no one would publish her, and perhaps the same kind of balance between hopelessness and inner strength helped shape this novel's story about four friends in an office nearing the age of retirement. They are people who have lived unspectacularly, but who have conjured a sense of themselves from the quartet's /5(81). Barbara Pym's sensitive wit and artistry are at their most sparkling in Quartet in Autumn." From the publisher: "This is the story of four people in late middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose chief point of contact is that they work in the same office and they suffer the same problem - loneliness.

Feb 08,  · Quartet in Autumn is one of the books Pym wrote during the 15 years when no one would publish her, and perhaps the same kind of balance between hopelessness and inner strength helped shape this novel's story about four friends in an office nearing the age of retirement. They are people who have lived unspectacularly, but who have conjured a sense of themselves from the quartet's /5(80). Quartet in Autumn is a novel by British novelist Barbara Pym, first published in It was highly praised and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the top literary prize in the UK. This was considered a comeback novel for Pym; she had fallen out of favour as styles changed, and her work had been rejected by publishers for 15 rolf-luettecke.com: Barbara Pym. Editions for Quartet in Autumn: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), 1 Cited by: Mar 05,  · Autumn is apparently part of a seasonal quartet of books, and certainly, Smith loads up with every autumn image and reference and stage of life one can think of. The central story revolves around a friendship between an old man and a young girl who are neighbours/5().

Jul 01,  · Quartet in Autumn was Pym's 7th published work (although it was actually written after The Sweet Dove Died). It was the first novel to be printed following the Times Literary Supplement article which led to a resurgence of interest in her work by the publishing rolf-luettecke.com by: Quartet in Autumn. Quartet in Autumn. By Barbara Pym. Published by Macmillan. The story of four people in late middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose chief point of contact, at least until the two women retire, is that they work in the same office. Autumn is to be the first instalment of ‘a seasonal quartet’ that Ali Smith plans to write - a cycle ‘exploring the subjective experience of time, questioning the nature of time itself'. Triggered to read it by the title – autumn is my favourite season – this first instalment was a wondrous introduction to Smith’s prose for me, so I /5(K). Aug 29,  · Barbara Pym's sensitive wit and artistry are at their most sparkling in "Quartet in Autumn". "An exquisite, even magnificent work of art" - Observer "'Barbara Pym has a sharp eye for the exact nuances of social behaviour" - The Times/5(6).