Book is clean and complete with no marks. Jacket is tanned and faded on the spine. N° de ref. de la librería
An elderly writer of popular comedies and her liberal husband, a judge, are accosted in mid-swim by three crass young archivists. In distracting their inquisitors, the couple show the greatest mannerliness while treading water.
A famous cellist develops an unruly attachment to his bed. His accompanist suggests an analyst, but takes the sessions himself, lending a fond angle to transference.
A quiet, wise man watches his blustering City stepson take over his house and his being and has not the heart to see his usurping heir's action as the pattern of push and shove.
With assusrance, acuity and her lucid wit, Penelope Gilliatt lays bare the non-utterances that are the crucial ellipses of the human temperament. Candid, resonant and always compassionate, these are unforgettable tales form a genius of the short story.
Her wits are witty, her moments of ghastly farce perfectly achieved... in a taunt and lucid phraseology without tricks, but with precise effects ( OBSERVER)
Penelope Gilliatt is one of our really distinctive talents, a true original (Rebecca West)
The kind of fine collection whose last page is turned with the hope that there will be more ( Saturday Review)
Miss Gilliatt writes beautifully - not only are her stories touching and filled with insight, but her style is refreshingly clear. She celebrates the bittersweet human condition in prose that brings us her visions undistorted. It is a pleasure to recommend this excellent collection, rich with awareness and intelligence ( Los Angeles Times)
She is highly intelligent, economical, poignant, highly contemporary (Anthony Burgess New York Times Book Review)
Perhaps because Miss Gilliatt has written two novels, these stories have the tense carrying power we all hope for in a book of short stories but more often find in a good novel. These are fresh, exact, passionate reports on the permanent pains of youth, the elegiac self-knowledge of age, fame, victory and defeat. Every story gives us not only the rare, old-fashioned pleasure of a well-told tale, but the exhilaration of having learned something new about the head and the heart (Lillian Hellman)
Gilliatt prefers to let one quivering sentence stand for a night's tragedy, a scrap of dialogue represent an entire courtship, a paragraph encapsulate a lifetime... She's subversive, this spare and beautiful Miss Gilliatt. Get hooked on her ( COSMOPOLITAN)
Título: Nobody's Business; Stories
Editorial: Viking Press
Año de publicación: 1972
Condición del libro: Very Good +
Edición: First Edition First Printing
Descripción The Viking Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2733538038
Descripción The Viking Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. 0670514977 Missing dust jacket; otherwise in good condition. Has foxing. Acceptable Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0670514977Z4
Descripción The Viking Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Nº de ref. de la librería 1209055854
Descripción THE VIKING PRESS, NY, 1972. HARDCOVER. Estado de conservación: VG. Estado de la sobrecubierta: VG. FIRST EDITION. Nº de ref. de la librería 035108
Descripción NY Viking Press 1972., 1972. Soft cover. F. Fine Uncorrected Proof in brown wraps. First edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 006648
Descripción The Viking Press, New York, 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good+. The DJ has rubbing and some soiling.; Nº de ref. de la librería 226088
Descripción The Viking Press, 1972. Estado de conservación: Good. Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp, a red felt pen mark line to lower page ends, solidly bound, good DJ with some wear/toning and open tear at upper spine. Nº de ref. de la librería 9999-9996041052
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97806705149773.0
Descripción New York: Viking, (1972.) dj, 1972. Hardcover first edition - First US printing. Her second collection of short stories - one features the wonderfully named robot F.R.A.N.K - Family Robot Adapted to the Needs of Kinship. 185 pp. Very good in a good dust jacket. (remainder line, closed tears on lower edge of back cover of dj, price clipped.). Nº de ref. de la librería 7587
Descripción The Viking Press, New York, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. Very good, in a very good dustwrapper with toning to spine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Nº de ref. de la librería 356240