By Michael Cunningham
From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Hours, comes this commonly praised novel of 2 boyhood pals: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and uncertain of himself; and Bobby, hip, darkish, and inarticulate. In manhattan after university, Bobby strikes in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who's homosexual, to father Clare's baby. Then, while Clare and Bobby have a toddler, the 3 circulation to a small residence upstate to elevate "their" baby jointly and, with a strange pal, Alice, create a brand new type of kinfolk. A domestic on the finish of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of city existence today.
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There are two cases of other people speaking during the course of 'V Anglii', but they are broken-off fragments of statements and do not involve any interplay between the author and the character concerned. In this respect, Brodskii's England resembles the other settings that occur in his poetry; he creates a world populated principally by the cold eye and intellect of the first-person observer, who communicates with himself in monologue and soliloquy. Another principal feature of Brodskii's England that is characteristic of his settings anywhere in the world is the absence of colour.
Tolstoi who could 'more naturally than anyone ride on this troika, in this tarantass and across this land'. 11 Of course, it is not a question of whose description is better, for they are not comparable. And they cannot be compared, not because Sollogub is a prose-writer and Fet a poet (albeit writing in this instance in prose), but because Sollogub is still a Romantic, while Fet is already a Realist. 'Russian poetry of the nineteenth century - of its first half especially - should be read if only because it gives you an idea of what gave birth to that century's Russian psychological novel' , says Iosif Brodskii.
Khodasevichu, 2' (1943, London): see Utloe zhil'e, pp. 75, 77-8, 82 respectively. For a selection of Bakunina's poetry, see Sodruzhestvo. Iz sovremennoi poezii russkogo zarubezh'ia (Washington, 1966), pp. , p. 508. Bakunina is listed as resident in London in this publication. See Zhozefina Pasternak, Pamiati Pedro (Paris, 1981), pp. 70,71,88,89; Lidiia Pasternak Sleiter, Vspyshki magniia (Geneva, 1974), pp. 39-58. 87-8. Iurii Kublanovskii, 'Britanskie stansy', in Vstrechi. Al'manakh. Ezhegodnik (Philadelphia, 1988), pp.
A Home at the End of the World: A Novel by Michael Cunningham