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Quartet in autumn

by Barbara Pym

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBarbara Pym
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p. ;
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14463021M
ISBN 100060805137

Oct 12,  · Autumn by Ali Smith review – a beautiful, transient symphony Set just after the EU referendum, the first post-Brexit novel is a poignant and subtle exploration of Author: Joanna Kavenna. Autumn is a novel by Scottish author Ali Smith, first published by Hamish dr-peshev.com is projected to be the first of four seasonal ‘state of the nation’ works. Written rapidly after the United Kingdom's European Union membership referendum, it was widely regarded as the first 'post-Brexit novel' dealing with the issues raised by the voters' dr-peshev.com: Ali Smith.

Nov 22,  · 'Quartet In Autumn' is the story of four people in late middle-age who work in the same office and who all suffer from loneliness. Poignantly and with humour, Pym takes us through their small lives and the facades they erect to defend themselves against the outside world/5(80). Apr 21,  · This is my second choice for this week’s Club (hosted by Simon and Karen) and the third book I’ve read by Barbara Pym. Having so far read only Excellent Women and Less Than Angels, I was surprised by how different Quartet in Autumn is. It’s .

Apr 15,  · I originally read and reviewed this book for the Older Women in Fiction series on this blog. It was the 17 th in that series that now has more than 30 contributions. What follows is a reworking of the original post. It’s my contribution to the club, hosted by Kaggsy’sBookishRamblings and StuckinaBook. The Story of Quartet in Autumn. Quartet in Autumn is a novel by British novelist Barbara Pym, first published in It was highly praised and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the top literary prize in the UK. This was considered a comeback novel for Pym; she had fallen out of favour as styles changed, and her work had been.


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Quartet in Autumn is one of the books Pym wrote during the 15 years when no one would publish her, and perhaps the same kind of balance between hopelessness and inner strength helped shape this novel's story about four friends in an office nearing the age of retirement.

They are people who have lived unspectacularly, but who have conjured a sense of themselves from the quartet's dr-peshev.com by: Sep 01,  · "Quartet in Autumn" follows the changing lives of four people who have worked in the same office for some years and who are now approaching retirement.

The quartet is made up of two men and two women, although the focus is mainly on the women/5. Jul 15,  · Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin are four something London co-workers, a quartet in the autumn of their lives.

Each lives alone; their contact with one another is their primary social interaction. Each character has developed odd habits, sometimes to combat loneliness, and sometimes as an unwanted side effect of solitude/5.

About Quartet in Autumn. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize This is the story of four people in late middle-age – Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia – whose chief point of contact is that they work in the same office and they suffer the same problem – loneliness.

Feb 08,  · Quartet in Autumn is one of the books Pym wrote during the 15 years when no one would publish her, and perhaps the same kind of balance between hopelessness and inner strength helped shape this novel's story about four friends in an office nearing the age of retirement.

They are people who have lived unspectacularly, but who have conjured a sense of themselves from the quartet's /5(81). Barbara Pym's sensitive wit and artistry are at their most sparkling in Quartet in Autumn." From the publisher: "This is the story of four people in late middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose chief point of contact is that they work in the same office and they suffer the same problem - loneliness.

Feb 08,  · Quartet in Autumn is one of the books Pym wrote during the 15 years when no one would publish her, and perhaps the same kind of balance between hopelessness and inner strength helped shape this novel's story about four friends in an office nearing the age of retirement.

They are people who have lived unspectacularly, but who have conjured a sense of themselves from the quartet's /5(80). Quartet in Autumn is a novel by British novelist Barbara Pym, first published in It was highly praised and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the top literary prize in the UK.

This was considered a comeback novel for Pym; she had fallen out of favour as styles changed, and her work had been rejected by publishers for 15 dr-peshev.com: Barbara Pym. Editions for Quartet in Autumn: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), 1 Cited by: Mar 05,  · Autumn is apparently part of a seasonal quartet of books, and certainly, Smith loads up with every autumn image and reference and stage of life one can think of.

The central story revolves around a friendship between an old man and a young girl who are neighbours/5(). Jul 01,  · Quartet in Autumn was Pym's 7th published work (although it was actually written after The Sweet Dove Died).

It was the first novel to be printed following the Times Literary Supplement article which led to a resurgence of interest in her work by the publishing dr-peshev.com by: Quartet in Autumn.

Quartet in Autumn. By Barbara Pym. Published by Macmillan. The story of four people in late middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose chief point of contact, at least until the two women retire, is that they work in the same office.

Autumn is to be the first instalment of ‘a seasonal quartet’ that Ali Smith plans to write - a cycle ‘exploring the subjective experience of time, questioning the nature of time itself'.

Triggered to read it by the title – autumn is my favourite season – this first instalment was a wondrous introduction to Smith’s prose for me, so I /5(K). Aug 29,  · Barbara Pym's sensitive wit and artistry are at their most sparkling in "Quartet in Autumn".

"An exquisite, even magnificent work of art" - Observer "'Barbara Pym has a sharp eye for the exact nuances of social behaviour" - The Times/5(6). A writer from the age of sixteen, BARBARA PYM has been acclaimed as "the most underrated writer of the century" (Philip Larkin).

Pym’s substantial reputation evolved through the publication of six novels from tothen resumed in with the publication of Quartet in Autumn and three other dr-peshev.com died in From the first page of Quartet in Autumn, the reader enters the separate, solitary lives of the four main characters.

Although they spend most of their waking time together, working at dull office. Her ""quartet in autumn"" is London at its sad drabbest--four unskilled clerks on the verge of compulsory retirement who exchange daily chat in their communal office but.

Aug 13,  · I read Quartet in Autumn by British writer Barbara Pym about two years ago, this being my first Pym book. I was looking for books about women of a certain age and the challenges that come with aging.

This book is about four people, two women and two men, Marcia, Letty, Norman and Edwin, all who are nearing retirement age.

Oct 08,  · Deliciously, blackly funny and full of obstinate optimism, Quartet in Autumn shows Barbara Pym's sensitive artistry at its most sparkling.

Its world is both extraordinary and familiar, revealing the eccentricities of everyday life/5(K). texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Quartet in autumn Item Preview remove-circlePages:. Quartet In Autumn (Book): Pym, Barbara: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEA spare masterpiece of loneliness in retirement TelegraphIn s London, Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia work in the same office and suffer the same problem - loneliness.

With delightful humour, Pym takes us through their day-to-day existence: their preoccupations, their irritations, their judgements; .Quartet in Autumn (Book): Pym, Barbara Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content Hours & Location Help Help, opens a new window.Filled with dry, ironic humor, Quartet in Autumn is a poignant depiction of the lives of four elderly people, who have worked together for several years.

All of them live alone, and none of them have much of a life outside of their repetitive and intellectually deadening jobs.