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The Summer without Men
     

The Summer without Men

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by Siri Hustvedt
 

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"And who among us would deny Jane Austen her happy endings or insist that Cary Grant and Irene Dunne should get back together at the end of The Awful Truth? There are tragedies and there are comedies, aren't there? And they are often more the same than different, rather like men and women, if you ask me. A comedy depends on stopping the story at exactly

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The Summer without Men 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Hustvedt through her nonfiction book, "The Shaking Woman or A history of my Nerves." Because she was attempting to find a diagnosis for her condition, her writing was analytical and focused on medical, psychiatric and scientific disciplines that might help explain her shaking. When I picked up this fictional novel, I was not expecting the level of creativity or the brilliant writing that characterizes this piece of fiction. The author's insights into the evolutionary nature of a woman's relationship to other women throughout her lifetime make this book thought-provoking. The protagonist is a fascinating, wonderful woman. I highly recommend this novel.
B123 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a different read, this might be the one. I have enjoyed the poetic way in which she writes and like the way she is viewing generations of women - from the young girl next door, the stay at home mom, the daughter, and her elderly mother and friends at the nursing home. I am looking at her other works and plan on reading them. A refreshing change from the generic and predictable.
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This book was very difficult to read, I couldn't past page 45. Very bad investment