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Barbara Pym (1913–1980)

Autor/a de Excellent Women

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Novelist Barbara Pym was born in Shropshire and educated at Oxford University. An editor of Africa, an anthropological review, for many years, she published her first novel, Some Tame Gazelle, in 1950. Since then, a number of popular works have been published. Often compared with the works of Jane mostra'n més Austen in both manner and subject, Pym's novels are apparently guileless evocations of the foibles of aging and isolated characters. She has a sure, if understated, sense of her characters' psychology and of their unintentionally comic revelations about themselves and their futile lives. After the publication of No Fond Return of Love (1961), all her books were out of print until she was cited, coincidentally by both David Cecil and Philip Larkin, as among the most underestimated novelists of the 20th century. She subsequently completed two successful novels, The Sweet Dove Died (1978) and Quartet in Autumn (1978), the latter a comic-pathetic study of two men and two women in their sixties who work in the same office but lead separate, lonely lives outside. Many of her earlier books have since been reprinted, including Excellent Women (1952) and A Glass of Blessings (1958), both perceptive psychological studies of aging women taken advantage of by others. A posthumous novel, A Few Green Leaves (1980), is a superb comedy of provincial village life. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Barbara Pym

Excellent Women (1952) 2,759 exemplars
Quartet in Autumn (1977) 1,289 exemplars
Jane and Prudence (1953) 1,184 exemplars
Some Tame Gazelle (1950) 1,081 exemplars
A Glass of Blessings (1958) 929 exemplars
No Fond Return of Love (1961) 881 exemplars
Crampton Hodnet (1985) 863 exemplars
Less Than Angels (1955) 849 exemplars
The Sweet Dove Died (1978) 719 exemplars
An Unsuitable Attachment (1982) 702 exemplars
A Few Green Leaves (1980) 672 exemplars
An Academic Question (1986) 505 exemplars
Civil to Strangers (1987) 423 exemplars

Obres associades

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions555 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 324 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Pym, Barbara Mary Crampton
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Finstock churchyard, Finstock, Oxfordshire, England
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Oswestry, Shropshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Finstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Causa de la mort
breast cancer
Llocs de residència
Oswestry, Shropshire, England, UK
Finstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Huyton College, Liverpool, UK
Oxford University (St. Hilda's College)
editorial secretary (International African Institute, London)
Amery, Julian (lover)
Pym, Hilary (sister)
Women's Royal Naval Service (WWII)
Laura Morris (Laura Morris Literary Agency) - estate
Biografia breu
Barbara Mary Crampton Pym was born to Frederic and Irena Pym on June 2, 1913, in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire. S In 1931, Barbara entered St. Hilda's College at Oxford. In 1940, Barbara joined the Wrens (Women's Royal Naval Service), and in 1944, she was posted to Naples until the end of the war. After the war, Barbara took a job at the International African Institute in London, and soon became the assistant editor for the journal Africa. In 1971 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy; in 1974 she suffered a minor stroke. She then retired from the Institute and went to live with her sister Hilary. She died at the Michael Sobell House, a hospice in Oxford, on January 11, 1980. She is buried in the churchyard at Finstock.



Barbara Pym Centenary - General discussion. a Virago Modern Classics (desembre 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary: Civil to Strangers a Virago Modern Classics (desembre 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary - An Academic Question a Virago Modern Classics (novembre 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary - An Unsuitable Attachment a Virago Modern Classics (novembre 2013)
Barbara Pym Centenary: Some Tame Gazelle a Virago Modern Classics (octubre 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary: Crampton Hodnet a Virago Modern Classics (octubre 2013)
Barbara Pym Centenary: A Few Green Leaves a Virago Modern Classics (agost 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary: The Sweet Dove Died a Virago Modern Classics (agost 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary: A Glass of Blessings a Virago Modern Classics (juliol 2013)
Barbara Pym Centenary: Less than Angels a Virago Modern Classics (maig 2013)
Barbara Pym centenary: Jane and Prudence a Virago Modern Classics (març 2013)
Barbara Pym Centenary: Excellent Women a Virago Modern Classics (març 2013)
July: Reading Barbara Pym a Monthly Author Reads (juliol 2010)
Jane and Prudence (with spoliers) a Barbara Pym (octubre 2009)


Una autora anglesa poc valorada al seu temps. Ens explica la vida de dos homes i dues dones que treballen en una oficina i les dones es jubilen i expliquen la seva vida. L'he trobat poc interessant encara que molt ben escrita, es llegeix molt fàcil però és una totalment plana. Expresa molt bé la societat anglesa del segle passat.
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Hazel Holt Editor, Foreword
Hilary Pym Editor
Jackie Schuman Cover designer
Jessie Ford Cover artist
Dora Winkler Translator
Katarzyna Klein Cover artist
Bernard Turle Translator
Elif Uras Translator
Kaori Ashizu Translator
Djuke Houweling Translator
Debra McFarlane Illustrator
Orla Kiely Cover designer
Sabine Porte Translator
Jaime Zulaika Translator
A. N. Wilson Introduction
Geri Halligan Narrator
Jilly Cooper Introduction
Mavis Cheek Introduction
Lidia Zazo Translator
John Bayley Introduction
Paul Binding Introduction
Louis de Bernières Introduction
Nicoletta ROSATI Translator
Salley Vickers Introduction
Philip Larkin Foreword
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