A Private View

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A Private View

By Anita Brookner

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679754435, 252pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 1996

Description

Brookner explores the complications that arise when one solitary man comes up against a woman who seems determined to invade his solitude. George Bland is an aging bachelor whose existence has been virtually a mirror image of his name--up until now. For into George's life walks Katy Gibb, young, abrasively self-assured, who incites in George the most alarming feelings.



About the Author
Anita Brookner est nee a Londres en 1928 et, excepte quelques annees passees a Paris, elle y a toujours vecu depuis. Historienne d art et ecrivain, elle est l auteur de vingt-quatre romans, dont "Hotel du lac", qui lui a valu d etre recompensee par le Booker Prize en 1984. Presque tous ses ouvrages ont ete publies en francais. Chez Fayard ont paru: "Les Regles du consentement" (2004) et "Loin de soi" (2006).


Praise For A Private View

"Devastating...Her tending to language, as we've come to expect, is loving, cutting and exact." --The Montreal Gazette

"A narrative of subtleties and nuances, reminiscent of the narratives of the later Henry James." --The Toronto Star

"Elegant...Her poetry of forlornness is stronger and stranger than ever. Brightness falls from the air everywhere in this novel." --Hermione Lee, The New Yorker