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Título: The Stone Diaries-SIGNED, DATED & LOCATED ...
Editorial: Fourth Estate
Año de publicación: 1993
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Mint first printing of the author's scarce Booker shortlisted novel. As new and unread. Signed and dated by the author direct to the title page ( Hay 2000). An immaculate copy. The Canadian writer's novel won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, and Canada's Governor General's Award. This UK edition preceded all others. N° de ref. de la librería 002102
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Governor-General?s Award, and short-listed for the Booker Prize. ?The Stone Diaries? is the story of one woman?s life, a truly sensuous novel which relects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century.
This is the story of Daisy Goodwill, from her birth on a kitchen floor in Manitoba, Canada, to her death in a Florida nursing home nearly ninety years later. Through Daisy?s life, Shields reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century in this rich and poignant novel.
?I can think of few novels containing so much that is resonant and unforgettable, or that invite the reader to participate so fully and rewardingly. The Stone Diaries is a triumphant and important book and deserves a wide audience.? Sunday Telegraph
Críticas: This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett, captured in Daisy's vivacious yet reflective voice, has been winning over readers since its publication in 1995, when it won the Pulitzer Prize. After a youth marked by sudden death and loss, Daisy escapes into conventionality as a middle-class wife and mother. Years later she becomes a successful gardening columnist and experiences the kind of awakening that thousands of her contemporaries in mid-century yearned for but missed in alcoholism, marital infidelity and bridge clubs. The events of Daisy's life, however, are less compelling than her rich, vividly described inner life-- from her memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. Shields' sensuous prose and her deft characterizations have made this, her sixth novel, her most successful yet.
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