Titolo: Love, Etc. (Regeneration Trilogy)
Casa editrice: BBC Audiobooks
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Legatura: No Binding
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: There used to be two sides to every story. Now there are three...In "Talking It Over", Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole Gillian away. In "Love, etc", Jillian Barnes revisits the three of them, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the reader, to whisper their secrets, to argue for their version of the truth. Darker and deeper than its predecessor, "Love, etc" is a compelling exploration of contemporary love and its betrayals. 'The triange of deeply believable characters and the story of betrayal and revenge are so engrossing that you almost fail to notice the usual Barnesian fusillade of wit and brilliance' - John Carey, "Sunday Times". 'The real wonder of this book is its apparent simplicity, its apparent slowness, the exactness and delicacy of its observations, the absolute fitness of the form for the story. Of its kind - and i still dont dare to say what kind that might be - it's perfect' - Susannah Herbert, "Daily Telegraph". 'This wonderfully entertaining novel...A work as skilled and satisfying as this can be nothing other than affirming: Barnes' delicate balance between laughter and despair lifts his entertainment into art' - Erica Wagner, "The Times".
Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character. In Love, etc. he uses all the surprising, sophisticated ingredients of a delightful farce to create a tragicomedy of human frailties and needs.
After spending a decade in America as a successful businessman, Stuart returns to London and decides to look up his ex-wife Gillian. Their relationship had ended years before when Stuart?s witty, feckless, former best friend Oliver stole her away. But now Stuart finds that the intervening years have left Oliver?s artistic ambitions in ruins and his relationship with Gillian on less than solid footing. When Stuart begins to suspect that he may be able to undo the results of their betrayal, he resolves to act. Written as an intimate series of crosscutting monologues that allow each character to whisper their secrets and interpretations directly to the listener, Love, etc. is an unsettling examination of confessional culture and a profound refection on the power of perspective.
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