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Título: Taking Pictures
Editorial: Jonathan Cape, London, UK
Año de publicación: 2008
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition
A true UK first edition/first printing, with the numbers 24681097531 present on the copyright page.Flat-signed by the author. A perfect copy of this stunning short story collection by the Dublin-based author. Her first book since 'The Gathering', which was the surprise winner of the 1997 Booker-Prize Not price-clipped, or ex-libris, and with no inscriptions or marks of any kind. N° de ref. de la librería 000039
The stories in Taking Pictures are snapshots of the body in trouble: in denial, in extremis, in love. Mapping the messy connections between people - and their failures to connect - the characters are captured in the grainy texture of real life: freshly palpable, sensuous and deeply flawed.
From Dublin to Venice, from an American college dorm to a holiday caravan in France, these are stories about women stirred, bothered, or fascinated by men they cannot understand, or understand too well. Enright's women are haunted by children, and by the ghosts of the lives they might have led - lit by new flames, old flames, and flames that are guttering out.A woman's one night stand is illuminated by dreams of a young boy on a cliff road, another's is thwarted by an swarm of somnolent bees. A pregnant woman is stuck in a slow lift with a tactile American stranger, a naked mother changes a nappy in a hotel bedroom, and waits for her husband to come back from the bar. These are sharp, vivid stories of loss and yearning, of surrender to responsibilities or to unexpected delight; all share the unsettling, dislocated reality, the subversive wit and awkward tenderness that have marked Anne Enright as one of our most thrillingly gifted writers.
`Enright writes beautifully about the distance of desire' -- Financial Times
`Every one of these stories takes you to a place you might rather not be in ... allured by ... dark brilliance.' -- The Guardian
`an engaging collection' -- The Sunday Times
`she's a sphinx, an alchemist, a literary witch who sticks a spell on you ... buy it, read it' -- The Scotsman
`the quality of the writing should help to explain Enright's having won the 2007 Man Booker Prize' -- The Daily Telegraph
`these are bleak stories, certainly but they are also shockingly beautiful at times, and painfully funny' -- The Observer
`this dazzling collection...These narrative snapshots are skilfully framed and in-focus, the language forthright and fresh' -- Time Out London
'...you are drawn in to explore, allured by their dark brilliance'
-- London Review of Books
`Enright deals beautifully with the modern world ... blood, guts, and heart-stopping beauty'
-- Arts & Books Review Magazine, The Independent
`the light style that carried her wit and perceptiveness was impressive'
-- Times Literary Supplement
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