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The Mark-2 Wife William Trevor menulis dengan gaya introspective tentang 3 watak, Anna Mackintosh, Valerie, dan Mallory mereka cuma patut ada hobi dan dunia tak lagi akan rasa sunyi. These stories from William Trevor are elegantly written They evoke a cedrain charm among them He is a little knowm author to him and I have learned that he is considered a master in contemporary short story writing His stories has some kind of Maupassantian in its simplicity but he has writing haa originality in it that one can say a Trevorian I wonder what other stories he has written, I would like to that to find out and so are you. I enjoyed these stories so much that I will definitely be looking into getting someof William Trevor s writing to read His style is beautiful, and I actually felt disappointed when I d finished this short taster of his brilliance because I wantedHighly recommended. This collection of three short stories by the Irish novelist explores the griefs and sorrows of life, gently exploring the role of imagination in their propagation, and the pain of loneliness that loss leaves behind In the title story, Anna Mackintosh is left stranded at a party when her husband Edward fails to arrive at the arranged time We re told that she is given to anxiety and we watch as her humiliation at being stood up spirals into an obsessive conviction that her husband is about to a This collection of three short stories by the Irish novelist explores the griefs and sorrows of life, gently exploring the role of imagination in their propagation, and the pain of loneliness that loss leaves behind In the title story, Anna Mackintosh is left stranded at a party when her husband Edward fails to arrive at the arranged time We re told that she is given to anxiety and we watch as her humiliation at being stood up spirals into an obsessive conviction that her husband is about to arrive with her successor his Mark 2 wife, no doubt a gorgeous young slip of a thing Trevor probes the low lying terror of the childless middle aged woman who, with her fertile years behind her, begins to doubt her husband s love for her As she spills her soul to the Ritchies, a kind and generous older couple who become increasingly alarmed at her disclosures, it becomes clear that Anna s worries have pushed her beyond the point of reason Or have they The other two stories areabout memory, and the pain of loss In The Time of Year, a young Irish student sits through a dull Christmas party given by her professor, studying the foibles and weaknesses of those around her, remembering a tragic Christmas many years before, from which she still can t liberate herself And, in Cheating at Canasta, a man visits Harry s Bar in Venice, painfully remembering his previous visits to the city with his beloved wife, whose dementia has finally prevented her from travelling with him As her own memories fade, he strives to keep his own alive, thereby preserving their marriage While he ruminates, he overhears a conversation at the neighbouring table which makes him thinkdeeply about marriage, generosity and love These are three rather sad stories, each in their own, way, but they re beautifully written Trevor manages to inhabit each of his characters minds, even though we only spend a few pages in their company, and his writing is immensely compassionate I ll have to seek out some of his full length novels Any suggestions William Trevor has been a great find for me I m reading his collected short stories now The Mark 2 Wife gave me insights into human character quirkily refreshing observations and sad reflections I regret I didn t discover William Trevor earlier. A small book of short stories by William Trevor he is very observant of the subtleties and I enjoyed it, but I loved his novel Love Summer so much last year that it was a bit of a let down in that respect A small book of short stories by William Trevor he is very observant of the subtleties and I enjoyed it, but I loved his novel Love Summer so much last year that it was a bit of a let down in that respect It s like gadgets in shopsYou buy a gadget and you develop an affection for it but all of a sudden there are newer and better gadgets in the shopsMore up to date models William Trevor has been acclaimed as the greatest contemporary writer of short stories in the English language, likened to Chekhov for his insights into human nature These three tales of obsession, heartbreak, silent sorrow and the small tragedies of ordinary lives are profound, immaculate and beautifulThis book includes The MarkWife, The Time of Year and Cheating at Canasta ➳ [Leering] ➶ Psiconutrición. Aprende a tener una relación saludable con la comida Por Griselda Herrero Mart n ➩ – Kleankitchen.co.uk likened to Chekhov for his insights into human nature These three tales of obsession [Download] ✤ Moonsong (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters, By L.J. Smith – Kleankitchen.co.uk heartbreak ❮Download❯ ➹ La lanza rota (Leyendas de Kalomaar ➾ Author Alberto Rojas – Kleankitchen.co.uk silent sorrow and the small tragedies of ordinary lives are profound ❰Epub❯ ➞ Im Trying to Love Math Author Bethany Barton – Kleankitchen.co.uk immaculate and beautifulThis book includes The MarkWife ➨ For Every Cat an Angel Ebook ➮ Author Christine Davis – Kleankitchen.co.uk The Time of Year and Cheating at Canasta This is the first I ve read of Trevor three shorts, domestic, bleak in the way early Mike Leigh was bleak, or Joyce, or Carver if Carver had been born the other side of the Atlantic They re less interesting than I d hoped, but it s not easy to guess how they fit with the rest of his work, not from a small gathering like this who knows what lonely pieces they d otherwise butt up against, what small thoughts they d have silently to themselves perhaps that s the problem here, that these thre This is the first I ve read of Trevor three shorts, domestic, bleak in the way early Mike Leigh was bleak, or Joyce, or Carver if Carver had been born the other side of the Atlantic They re less interesting than I d hoped, but it s not easy to guess how they fit with the rest of his work, not from a small gathering like this who knows what lonely pieces they d otherwise butt up against, what small thoughts they d have silently to themselves perhaps that s the problem here, that these three pieces are here accidentally, or awkwardly, and would rather be elsewhere Perhaps they re better taken on their own, as unhappy representatives of different times, different states of melancholy.Of the three, The Time of Year resonated most soundly with me The dryness of Trevor s delivery is a wonderfully understated strength Three short stories concerning three lonely people in crowded settings Not as good as I thought it d be, though I m not really sure why I had any expectations of it at all unless it was just because this book belongs to a Classics collection. 3 short stories, all touching on problems encountered by everyday people marriage break ups, depression, death Trevor avoids fantastical or jaw dropping endings, they are quite matter of fact , down to earth without being banal.

    ➳ [Leering] ➶ Psiconutrición. Aprende a tener una relación saludable con la comida Por Griselda Herrero Mart n ➩ – Kleankitchen.co.uk likened to Chekhov for his insights into human nature These three tales of obsession [Download] ✤ Moonsong (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters, By L.J. Smith – Kleankitchen.co.uk heartbreak ❮Download❯ ➹ La lanza rota (Leyendas de Kalomaar ➾ Author Alberto Rojas – Kleankitchen.co.uk silent sorrow and the small tragedies of ordinary lives are profound ❰Epub❯ ➞ Im Trying to Love Math Author Bethany Barton – Kleankitchen.co.uk immaculate and beautifulThis book includes The MarkWife ➨ For Every Cat an Angel Ebook ➮ Author Christine Davis – Kleankitchen.co.uk The Time of Year and Cheating at Canasta This is the first I ve read of Trevor three shorts, domestic, bleak in the way early Mike Leigh was bleak, or Joyce, or Carver if Carver had been born the other side of the Atlantic They re less interesting than I d hoped, but it s not easy to guess how they fit with the rest of his work, not from a small gathering like this who knows what lonely pieces they d otherwise butt up against, what small thoughts they d have silently to themselves perhaps that s the problem here, that these thre This is the first I ve read of Trevor three shorts, domestic, bleak in the way early Mike Leigh was bleak, or Joyce, or Carver if Carver had been born the other side of the Atlantic They re less interesting than I d hoped, but it s not easy to guess how they fit with the rest of his work, not from a small gathering like this who knows what lonely pieces they d otherwise butt up against, what small thoughts they d have silently to themselves perhaps that s the problem here, that these three pieces are here accidentally, or awkwardly, and would rather be elsewhere Perhaps they re better taken on their own, as unhappy representatives of different times, different states of melancholy.Of the three, The Time of Year resonated most soundly with me The dryness of Trevor s delivery is a wonderfully understated strength Three short stories concerning three lonely people in crowded settings Not as good as I thought it d be, though I m not really sure why I had any expectations of it at all unless it was just because this book belongs to a Classics collection. 3 short stories, all touching on problems encountered by everyday people marriage break ups, depression, death Trevor avoids fantastical or jaw dropping endings, they are quite matter of fact , down to earth without being banal."/>
  • Paperback
  • 66 pages
  • The Mark-2 Wife
  • William Trevor
  • English
  • 03 May 2018
  • 0141196246

About the Author: William Trevor

William Trevor, KBE grew up in various provincial towns and attended a number of schools, graduating from Trinity College, in Dublin, with a degree in history He first exercised his artistry as a sculptor, working as a teacher in Northern Ireland and then emigrated to England in search of work when the school went bankrupt He could have returned to Ireland once he became a successful writer, he said, but by then I had become a wanderer, and one way and another, I just stayed in England I hated leaving Ireland I was very bitter at the time But, had it not happened, I think I might never have written at all In 1958 Trevor published his first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, to little critical success Two years later, he abandoned sculpting completely, feeling his work had become too abstract, and found a job writing copy for a London advertising agency This was absurd, he said They would give me four lines or so to write and four or five days to write it in It was so boring But they had given me this typewriter to work on, so I just started writing stories I sometimes think all the people who were missing in my sculpture gushed out into the stories He published several short stories, then his second and third novels, which both won the Hawthornden Prize established in 1919 by Alice Warrender and named after William Drummond of Hawthornden, the Hawthornden Prize is one of the UK s oldest literary awards A number of other prizes followed, and Trevor began working full time as a writer in 1965.Since then, Trevor has published nearly 40 novels, short story collections, plays, and collections of nonfiction He has won three Whitbread Awards, a PEN Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize In 1977 Trevor was appointed an honorary he holds Irish, not British, citizenship Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire CBE for his services to literature and in 2002 he was elevated to honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire KBE Since he began writing, William Trevor regularly spends half the year in Italy or Switzerland, often visiting Ireland in the other half His home is in Devon, in South West England, on an old mill surrounded by 40 acres of land.