A Southern Family

Harper Collins, 1 Ιαν 2001 - 544 σελίδες
The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics -- evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Carson McCullers, firmly establishing Godwin as a Southern literary novelist for the ages.

In A Southern Famiy, the celebrated author of A Mother and Two Daughters, The Finishing School, and Father Melancholy's Daughter once again explores the shattering dynamics of parents' relationships with their children and themselves. It is the story of the Quick family and the reunion that leads to tragedy -- a masterful tale of anger and pain, of love and hatred, and of the understanding that ultimately heals.


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Although centered on a violent murder/suicide that takes place early on, this is essentially a meditative, multi-voiced examination of the guilts, prides and lonely accommodations to social class and ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

A southern family

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Not only can Southerners go home again, they must. But when they do, their individuality is assaulted by all the traditions, obligations, and loves they sought to escape. As Clare Lowndes, successful ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής


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Σελίδα 62 - We may live without poetry, music, and art ; We may live without conscience, and live without heart ; We may live without friends ; we may live without books ; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books, — what is knowledge but grieving ? He may live without hope, — what is hope but deceiving ? He may live without love, — what is passion but pining ? But where is the man that can live without dining ? XX.
Σελίδα 211 - I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that sine at night.
Σελίδα 152 - On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. So I'll cherish the old rugged cross...
Σελίδα 111 - Jesus' will. You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea, In church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea, For the saints of God are just folk like me, And I mean to be one too.
Σελίδα 371 - ... sometimes all three" (49). Clare admits her attraction to romantic subjects and endings, confessing to Julia, Theo taught me something, whether he had read my books or not. He was speaking out of his knowledge of me that afternoon. ... I won't let things be themselves. I arrange things around me the way I want them ... the way I need them to be ... and shut the rest out. I shut Theo out all of his life because he didn't fit into the life I intended to have for myself. (371) Acknowledging her...
Σελίδα 114 - I sing a song of the saints of God, Patient and brave and true, Who toiled and fought and lived and died For the Lord they loved and knew. And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on the green; They were all of them, saints of God and I mean, God helping, to be one too.
Σελίδα 19 - THE Trevelyans are a very old family. All families, we must suppose, are equally old, whether we adopt the Darwinian or the Fundamentalist view of human origins; but 'an old family', I take it, can trace an ascent far back in the catalogue of gentry.

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Gail Godwin is the author of ten novels, three of which were nominated for National Book Awards. A Southern Family and Father Melancholy's Daughter were both NYT bestsellers and Main Selections of the Book of the Month Club. She has been translated into 12 languages. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and letters. She holds a doctorate in Modern Letters from the University of Iowa and has taught in the Iowa writers Workshop, Vassar and Columbia. A native of Asheville, N.C., she now lives in Woodstock, N.Y.

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