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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories Hardcover – May 18, 2011
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"Smooth, reflective prose... Drabble's fans will savor these bite-sized examples of her humane intelligence."-Kirkus Reviews
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Margaret Drabble’s novels have illuminated the past fifty years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction, never before collected, has its own unique brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of character and place, her wide-ranging curiosity, her sense of irony, all are on display here in stories that explore marriage, female friendships, the English tourist abroad, love affairs with houses, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural TV programs—stories that are perceptive, sharp, and funny. An introduction by the scholar José Fernández ably places the stories in the context of Drabble’s life and her novels. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.
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Reading the forward is a MUST, the Professor puts the stories into context, helps explain the author's motives, and gives a history of the author's writing.
I am planning on reading several of her books in the coming future.
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margaret drabble... marry me. drabble continues writing her brilliant women's stories...
. by the 1st page of each story... you will be in her world/s...Read more