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Beryl Bainbridge (1932–2010)

Autore di Master Georgie

45+ opere 6,180 membri 166 recensioni 22 preferito


Beryl Bainbridge was born on November 21, 1934, in Liverpool, England. She became an actress at a young age and worked in English repertory theatres and on the radio. Her work contains dark, somber subject matter, deftly mixed with humor. Her writing acts as an outlet for her childhood mostra altro frustrations, and frequently deals with family relations. In her novels, she recalls memories of disappointment and of a bad-tempered, brooding father. During her lifetime, she wrote 18 novels including A Weekend with Claude, Another Part of the Wood, The Bottle Factory Outing, The Birthday Boys, According to Queeney, and Young Adolf. She adapted many of her novels, such as An Awfully Big Adventure, Sweet William, and The Dressmaker, for film. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Whitbread Award in 1977 for Injury Time and in 1996 for Every Man for Himself; the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1998 for Master Georgie; a Guardian Fiction Award, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2003. She was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. She died from cancer on July 2, 2010 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

Opere di Beryl Bainbridge

Master Georgie (1998) 911 copie
Every Man for Himself (1996) 790 copie
According to Queeney (2001) 632 copie
The Bottle Factory Outing (1974) 548 copie
The Birthday Boys (1991) 504 copie
The Dressmaker (1973) 300 copie
Injury Time (1977) 247 copie
Young Adolf (1978) 246 copie
Harriet Said (1977) 199 copie
A Quiet Life (1976) 187 copie
Another Part of the Wood (1968) 179 copie
Watson's Apology (1984) 143 copie
Sweet William (1975) 127 copie
Winter Garden (1692) 120 copie
A Weekend with Claude (1967) 73 copie
Collected Stories (1994) 25 copie
Filthy Lucre (1986) 16 copie
The Most Hunted Person of the Modern Age (2007) — Prefazione — 3 copie
Unnatural Causes (1986) 3 copie
Lo Ha Dicho Harriet (1975) 2 copie
Ce très cher William (1992) 1 copia
Lo ha dicho Harriet (1978) 1 copia
Harriet Said... (1974) 1 copia
The dolphin connection (1991) 1 copia
Any 1 copia

Opere correlate

Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals (1913) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni515 copie
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Collaboratore — 427 copie
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Collaboratore — 290 copie
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Collaboratore — 74 copie
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Collaboratore — 71 copie
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Collaboratore — 58 copie
When I Grow Up: A Memoir (2005) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni20 copie
An Awfully Big Adventure [1995 film] (1995) — Original book — 15 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Bainbridge, Beryl
Nome legale
Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di nascita
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Luogo di morte
London, England, UK
Causa della morte
Luogo di residenza
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Merchant Taylors' Girls School
Attività lavorative
theatre critic
Premi e riconoscimenti
Britse ridderorde (2000)
David Cohen Prize (2003)
John Johnson Ltd
Breve biografia
After the publication of her breakthrough novel Harriet Said in 1972, Beryl Bainbridge became one of the grandes dames of British contemporary literature because of her prolific and successful works, original voice, and darkly funny outlook. Her biography, Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts of Means by Brendan King, was published in 2016.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE JUNE 2015 - BAINBRIDGE & BURGESS in 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Luglio 2015)
2012, Quarter 2: Beryl Bainbridge in Monthly Author Reads (Mag 2012)


Dva krátké romány výrazné anglické autorky (nar. 1934) spojují prvky dobrodružné detektivky, současné komedie mravů, ale i absurdity a černého humoru. První příběh představuje tragikokomickou frašku z prostředí přistěhovalých italských dělníků, druhý ukazuje životní i milostné zmatky a manželskou nevěru středního věku.
PDSS | Oct 18, 2023 |
archivomorero | Nov 9, 2022 |
Friends Freda and Brenda are living together in a small flat and working in a wine bottling factory in North London in the 1970s. Their work consists of applying labels to wine bottles. Freda is single, outgoing, and assertive. Brenda is separated from her husband. She is an introvert who tries to get along with everyone. The factory owners are Italian. The majority of the workers are Italian immigrants, plus one Irishman. Freda is seeking to develop a romance with the factory owner’s son. Brenda must fend off advances from one of the (married) factory managers. The main event is a picnic for the workers. When this outing finally occurs, it takes a tragic turn.

This story is a combination of gallows humor, sexism, and classism. The characters and settings are well drawn. The prose is elegant. Primary themes are loneliness, power, and fears of immigrants at being blamed for whatever has gone wrong. It was published in 1974 and nominated for the Booker Prize. Dark humor is obviously going to be appreciated by some readers more than others. I enjoyed the writing style and plan to read more from this author.
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Castlelass | 20 altre recensioni | Oct 30, 2022 |
Here's what I wrote in 2008 about this read: "Online reviews credit with being well research and written, story of Englishman's involvement in Crimean war, and successfully deals with Victorian era sexual under and over tones. Oh my gosh, even with this information I can't recall ever reading. Try again someday!"
MGADMJK | 18 altre recensioni | Sep 20, 2022 |


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