|Author:||Evan S. Connell|
|Title:||Mrs. Bridge: A Novel|
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|Publisher:||Shoemaker & Hoard; 35974th edition (January 13, 2005)|
Personal Name: Connell, Evan . 1924-. Publication, Distribution, et. San Francisco, Calif. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Mrs. Bridge : a novel, by Evan S. Connell.
In its early pages, Mrs Bridge, Evan S Connell's 1959 debut novel, can read a little like a parody of the life of the kind of person who might have purchased one of those "How to Be a Perfect Housewife" etiquette guides that were popular during the more buttoned-up years of the last century, and which modern publishers occasionally reprint fo. But Mrs Bridge is so much more than that. It's a book about an underrepresented character in American literary fiction – the alienated upper-middle-class housewife, passing from youth to old age with a nagging existential fear – written, with great sensitivity, by a man in his early 30s. It's a book that is smart and knowing and makes its reader feel as if they're in on a joke, while at the same time gradually coaxing them to feel more and more empathy for its vaguely absurd main character, and ultimately playing them like an emotional Stradivarius.
When I think about the 1959 novel Mrs. Bridge, by Evan S. Connell, a variant of this exchange occurs to me: If you have already read it, that’s wonderful, for chances are you love it too, and know how brilliant it is. And if you haven’t read it, or perhaps have never even heard of it, well, that’s wonderful too, because you are still lucky enough to be able to read it for the first time. Bridge, the story of an upper-middle class prewar Kansas City housewife and her family and social circle, was a book my mother taught back then as part of an adult-ed fiction class at the local library. And so it sometimes made its way through the rooms, appearing on a night table or kitchen counter, heavily underlined. Bridge has achieved a status reached by very few books.
Bridge by Evan S. Connell is a collection of discrete vignettes that chronical the life of India Bridge, the wife of a prosperous Kansas City attorney and mother of his three children in the 1930s. Mrs. Bridge is a novel that is delicately laced with symbolism and nuance but has no central plot or arc, instead it relies on exquisite refracted observations that are presented in 117 short vignettes each of them one to three pages long. The the book is that it is indicative of the time and of the social strata. It is almost written like a diary.
Evan Shelby Connell Jr. (August 17, 1924 – January 10, 2013) was a . novelist, poet, and short-story writer. He also published under the name Evan S. Connell Jr. His writing covered a variety of genres, although he published most frequently in fiction. In 2009, Connell was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize, for lifetime achievement
Mrs. Bridge : a novel. by Connell, Evan . Publication date 1959. Publisher San Francisco, Calif. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).
In this quiet way Connell exposes the Negrophobia and Jew-loathing implicit in the first novel. Walter Bridge, a prosperous Kansas City attorney, feels a panicky unease after being told that his black maid’s nephew plans to apply to Harvard. When his upset wife shows him an article on a lynching, he asks her What was this fellow doing that he shouldn’t have been doing? and insists that the Southerners he knows are the most courteous and hospitable of people.
Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he sense that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void withinnot the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household. The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author’s lifetime.