Family and Friends

Family and Friends

by Anita Brookner
     
 

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In an ambitious departure from her usual form, Anita Brookner expands her canvas in FAMILY AND FRIENDS to create a richly textured novel about the life of a wealthy Jewish family in London, centering upon the generation that came to maturity between the two World Wars. "Brookner works a spell on the reader; being under it is both an education and a…  See more details below

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In an ambitious departure from her usual form, Anita Brookner expands her canvas in FAMILY AND FRIENDS to create a richly textured novel about the life of a wealthy Jewish family in London, centering upon the generation that came to maturity between the two World Wars. "Brookner works a spell on the reader; being under it is both an education and a delight".--WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD.

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Caryn James
What does ''Family and Friends'' reveal about this unsettling interval between the wars that the novels of Woolf and Waugh and a dozen other writers haven't already? Not much, yet this book clearly shows the author taking control of the genre she has inherited from Jane Austen and Barbara Pym. It is a welcome sign of her artistic maturity, almost as if Anita Brookner has at last become the rebellious daughter moving away from home. -- New York Times

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ISBN-13:
9780671625757
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/28/1986

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