It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.
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William Maxwell was born in Illinios in 1908. he was the author of a distinguised body of work: six novels, three short story collections, an autobiographical memoir and a collection of literary essays and reviews. A New Yorker editor for forty years, he helped to shape the prose and careers of John Updike, John Cheever, John O'Hara and Eudora Welty. His novel, So Long, See You Tomorrow won the American Book Award, and he received the PEN/Malamud Award. He died in New York in 2000.Review:
"Delicious and dead-on... All the embarrassments and gratifications of European travel are preserved in the amber of Maxwell's much pondered, seemingly casual prose." * New Yorker * "As the voices of Austen, Turgenev and Tolstoy have survived, so will Maxwell's. There aren't many truly great writers among us. William Maxwell is one of them" * The Times * "It's hard not to see it as a work of genius" * Times Literary Supplement * "His gentle urbanity is a joy" * Sunday Telegraph * "He combines educated intelligent and instinctive apprehension of human complexity in a way that would have earned Henry James' approval. William Maxwell is the very model of what a novelist should be" * Independent on Sunday *
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Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. DJ is lightly edge worn and heavily foxed on back panel. Nº de ref. de la librería 67500
Descripción The Harvill Press, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1860468144