Alla morte del padre, la giovane Denham Dobie è obbligata a lasciare la sua esistenza un po' selvaggia e senza obblighi sui Pirenei per approdare nel circolo intellettuale e pettegolo dei suoi parenti materni. Gettata così in un mondo di editori e scrittori, questa giovane donna goffa di fatto un maschiaccio e una ribelle - vede la società londinese per quella che è, egocentrica e superba, e offre un devastante - e assai divertente - commento sociale all'interno della sua commovente storia personale. Ne deriva una cristallina riflessione sulle famiglie che "sono come i moscerini, inventati per dare fastidio" e sulle grandi città che sono per la nostra Denham un non-senso, al punto di interrogarsi più volte sul perché tante persone abitino a Londra.
- ISBN: 8898713576
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 264
It's always a treat to stumble across a book by an author I've never read before, only to open it up and discover that what's inside is magic. Rose Macaulay's writing is smart, understated, and deliriously funny in a saucily deadpan sort of way - she had me at the dedication (which I'd quote here bu Leggi tutto
NB. Train nerds. No trains to Crewe appear in this novel.
Written in the 1920s, Rose Macaulay obviously has some strong views on social conventions, literary society, publishing houses, Roman Catholics, marriage and how babies destroy a woman’s freedom. What a woman she was. I like this quote from one of her other books “At the worse a house unkept cannot Leggi tutto
#VMCBookClub - April 2018
My introduction to Rose Macaulay was with her 1950 novel The World my Wilderness – which I absolutely loved. I was therefore delighted that Virago has seen fit to re-issue some of her novels – and while I’d always prefer a shabby old green these new editions are lovely to be going on with. Crewe Trai Leggi tutto
Kudos to Virago Modern Classics for keeping the work of this prolific, excellent writer available. I was introduced to Macaulay's work a few years ago when I studied The World My Wilderness for an Osher Lifetime Learning Course. We had a lot of trouble obtaining secondhand copies of that wonderful b Leggi tutto
I had not previously heard of Rose Macaulay, who was apparently quite a popular author in her day, which has very much been my loss. Crewe Train (which is set neither in Crewe nor on a train) features a unique heroine in the plainspoken Denham Dobie, and while some of its concerns are unique to the
"I don't care what I am. Rough." By sally tarbox on February 19, 2018 Format: Paperback An utterly original work, featuring memorable heroine, Denham Dobie. Brought up in a remote spot by a father who sought to avoid the world, his daughter has totally inherited his mindset. She enjoys freedom, floutin Leggi tutto
I learned about Crewe Train by Rose Macaulay from references to it in Andorra by Peter Cameron. My library system acquired a 1926 hardcover edition from Brantford Public Library. This book was a charming speed-read, full of realistic dialogue that kept the pages turning. The story focussed on a youn Leggi tutto
A satire of the London literary scene in the 1920s, their novel opens in Andorra to which the widowed Rev. Mr Dobie has fled with his young daughter, Denham. It begins: ‘A Mr Dobie, a clergyman, wearying of his job, relinquished it, ostensibly on the grounds that he did not care to bury dissenters or Leggi tutto
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