Si chiama Ben Joe Hawkes, è nato nel North Carolina e per tutta la vita è stato circondato da donne: una madre imperscrutabile, una nonna irriducibile e sei sorelle. Se n'è andato a New York per studiare e per cercare la sua strada, ma un giorno decide di ritornare nella sua piccola città. Ritrova così il suo mondo di donne, ma molte cose sono cambiate. Il passato ritorna, con tutti i suoi ricordi. Ma ritorna anche l'amore verso la timida Shelley, con la quale potrebbe decidere di ripartire per New York.
- ISBN: 8882463966
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 224
Wow. Anne Tyler's First Book, Published When She Was 22, Is Pretty Great! The Harper Lee "Mocking Bird" (sic) reference makes absolutely no sense. But I think the illustration is based on what Tyler looked like in 1964. *** This is Anne Tyler’s very first novel, written in 1964 when she was – gulp – o Leggi tutto
If tomorrow ever comes The lady comes from Baltimore, and most of her novels are set there, but this first novel by Anne Tyler was unusually set elsewhere. However, all the factors that make her such a consummate chronicler of average American family life are already in place. Tyler’s novels are in th Leggi tutto
This is Anne Tyler's first novel. The other day I read her latest, Clock Dance . Bookends! Only 22 when it was published, she got a rave review by Orville Prescott in the New York Times. Not bad for a young woman's first novel in 1964. I learned that she studied writing with Reynolds Price in colleg Leggi tutto
A beautiful stack of Anne Tyler novels have been staring reproachfully down at me from my living room shelf since I received them as a gift. I thought I might as well start from the beginning and quickly looked her up on Wikipedia to get a list. I was surprised to find that Tyler had "disowned" her
Oh my goodness...one of the most pointless books I've ever read, with an irritatingly disconnected main character who doesn't seem to understand anyone or anything in life, including himself. I never understood why he did or said anything, and he always seems to be in some sort of stupor that makes
My mother (a babyboomer) introduced me to Tyler's books when I was 15. I've devoured them ever since. I read them before my marriage, while I was married, during my separation, and after my divorce. I've read some of her books 3 & 4 times. Screw those long winded writers of yesteryear that my privat Leggi tutto
"'Every place I go,' he said, 'I miss another place.'" Reading Anne Tyler's first novel is like reading a book by someone who might become Anne Tyler: quirky families; affable, slightly neurotic heroes who, despite their faults, you really hope will make some good decisions; leaving home and going ba Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler’s debut novel tracks the self-realization of a young man whose character struggles to negotiate a balance between self-identity and family identity. Tyler's characteristic wit and eccentricity of characters is shown right off the bat even in this first novel. "Seems like you are always lovi Leggi tutto
In a recent New Yorker article Martin Amis wrote “When we say that we love a writer’s work, we are always stretching the truth: what we really mean is that we love about half of it.” I don’t agree with that as a general rule but it sums up my feelings about Anne Tyler pretty well. Some of her books Leggi tutto
I wanted to read her first novel since I have come to respect and enjoy her later works. Anne Tyler was just 22 when she wrote this book and it's worth it just to see her picture, looking somewhat like a long haired Audrey Hepburn, on the dust cover. The book doesn't have much of a plot. It's more lik Leggi tutto
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