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Quartet in Autumn Combining An Acute Eye For The Eccentricities Of Everyday Life With Her Unique Talent For Illuminating Human Frailties, Barbara Pym Has Created A World Which Is Both Extraordinary And Totally Familiar

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  • Paperback
  • 186 pages
  • Quartet in Autumn
  • Barbara Pym
  • English
  • 12 October 2018
  • 0330326481

10 thoughts on “Quartet in Autumn


  1. says:

    This was recommended to me by various bloggers and certainly lived up to their praise Originally published in 1977, this was Pym s seventh novel out of nine she died in 1980 It s about four London office workers, all sixty somethings who are partnerless and don t have, or at least don t live with, any immediate family members We never learn what they do in this office in fact, Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia don t seem to be filling...


  2. says:

    I don t think she s that underrated actually view spoiler In 1977 the Times Literary Supplement polled a host of literary notables asking them to name the most underrated writer of the 20th century Pym was the only author who receivedthan...


  3. says:

    No meio da vida estamos no meio da morte Letty, Marcia, Edwin e Norman s o quatro sexagen rios duas mulheres e dois homens que trabalham na mesma empresa Um vi vo os outros s o solteiros Vivem sozinhos dois numa casa pr pria e dois num quarto alugado Reservados e solit rios, a liga o entre eles a usual entre colegas de trabalho, pouco conhecendo uns dos outros Com o aproximar do momento da aposenta o, surge a ang stia do que fazer de tanto tempo livre, al m de vaguear e esperaNo meio da vida estamos no meio da morte Letty, Marcia, Edwin e Norman s o quatro sexagen rios duas mulheres e dois homens que trabalham na mesma empresa Um vi vo os outros s o solteiros Vivem sozinhos dois numa casa pr pria e dois num quarto alugado Reservados e solit rios, a liga o entre eles a usual entre colegas de trabalho, pouco conhecendo uns dos outros Com o aproxima...


  4. says:

    Quartet is the first of her books written after a hiatus It was also written after her own breast cancer surgery It s much darker than her earlier novels Her trademark sly humor is still intact though there s a gallows feel to it The story is about four 60 something work colleagues, two men and two women, right on the cusp of their retirement Pym too had recently left her long time editing job due to ill health As always the characters are utterly unique Norman is an angry man, barely Quartet is the first of her books written after a hiatus It was also written after her own breast cancer surgery It s much darker than her earlier novels Her trademark sly humor is still intact though there s a gallows feel to it The story is about four 60 something work colleagues, two men and two women, right on the cusp of their retirement Pym too had recently left her long time editing job due to ill health As always the characters are utterly unique Norman is an angry man, barely able to contain his rage to expected levels Edwin, a widower, is a church hopper structuring his time around the ecclesiastical calendar, always searching for the church with the best service Letty is a gentle soul who s never married but has one close female friend from her youth Marcia is an anomaly Lost, odd, obsessive, suffering from ill health When Marcia and Letty retire the four are separated but events keep br...


  5. says:

    I enjoyed this story that wasof a character study of four elderly office workers that lived quiet lives in London during the 1970 s Each character had their own unique quirks but ultimately their rigidness turned into a tale of loneliness.


  6. says:

    When I first read Quartet in Autumn I think I found it a little sad veering towards depressing Maybe this is the kind of book that one needs to be in the right frame of mind for This time I found I really loved it Although this novel does seem to be a bit different from other Barbara Pym novels, there are still plenty of Pymisms to be found This was the novel that was published in 1977 after Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil had both separately and independently of each other, named Barba When I first read Quartet in Autumn I think I found it a little sad veering towards depressing Maybe this is the kind of book that one needs to be in the right frame of mind for This time I found I really loved it Although this novel does seem to be a bit different from other Barbara Pym novels, there are still plenty of Pymisms to be found This was the novel that was published in 1977 after Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil had both separately and independently of each other, named Barbara Pym as the most under rated novelist It was also the novel which found her nominated for the Booker Prize There certainly is amelancholic feeling to Quartet in Autumn focusing as it does, on four lonely people as they approach retirement from a dull unimportant office job That day the four of them went to the library, though at different times The library assistant, if he had noticed them at all, would have seen them as people who belonged together in some...


  7. says:

    Realistic but sad portrayal of four retirement age people who work together in one office but are not really friends They are all quirky and lonely people who over time, and because of the death of one of them, seem to become aware that all they have is each other The end is very optimistic and hopeful, but the book is rather a drudgery of humdrum daily lives Perhaps because I am at that stage of life, the message hits too close to home Barbara Pym has the reputati...


  8. says:

    A look at 4 unmarried people of retirement age in the 1970s, 2 men and 2 women who work together before the women retire As I am approaching this age myself, I found some aspects of this a little daunting but I take heart in the fact that I am not like Marcia


  9. says:

    Such a lovely hopeful heartbreaking novel I wish I d read Barbara Pym before.


  10. says:

    There s something magnetic about Barbara Pym s prose and her prickly, very private, isolated protagonists On the book s cover, each of the characters faces away from the centre indeed, a very superficial reader might leave this book with the impression that the characters don t much like each other But that would be to mistake their very British reserve for lack of compassion On the contrary, there is so much compassion in the awkward way that the four retired protagonists connect Their tho There s something magnetic about Barbara Pym s prose and her prickly, very private, isolated protagonists On the book s cover, each of the characters fac...

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