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Posted February 21, 2002
In her last novel, A Few Green Leaves, Barbara Pym put her finger on the malady which follows mankind into the 2lst Century. She expresses it in a paragraph on page 110: 'Perhaps we were all flattened out into a kind of uniform dullness these days -- something to do with the welfare state and the rise of consumer society. 'And then we are taken care of from the cradle to the grave, weren't we, and that must have an effect....'' That was her last novel; she died shortly thereafter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.