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Anita Brookner (1928–2016)

Autor(a) de Hotel du Lac

33+ Works 11,464 Membros 293 Críticas 52 Favorited

About the Author

Anita Brookner was born in London, England on July 16, 1928. She received a BA in history from King's College London in 1949 and a doctorate in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1953. She went on to lecture in art at Reading University and the Courtauld Institute, where she mostrar mais specialized in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art. She became the first woman to be named as Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge University in 1967. Her first novel, A Start in Life, was published in 1981. Some of her other works include The Bay of Angels, The Next Big Thing, The Rules of Engagement, Latecomers, Leaving Home, Incidents in the Rue Laugier, Look at Me, and Strangers. Hotel du Lac won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1984 and was adapted for television in 1986. She has also written scholarly works about Jacques Louis David, Jean Baptiste Greuze, and Jean-Antoine Watteau. She died on March 10, 2016 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Anita Brookner

Hotel du Lac (1984) 2,774 exemplares
Look at Me (1981) 626 exemplares
A Start in Life (1981) 557 exemplares
Family and Friends (1985) 491 exemplares
A Misalliance (1986) 444 exemplares
Latecomers (1988) 437 exemplares
A Friend from England (1987) 401 exemplares
Brief Lives (1990) 388 exemplares
Providence (1982) 364 exemplares
Fraud (1992) 362 exemplares
Undue Influence (1999) 344 exemplares
The Bay of Angels (2001) 333 exemplares
Altered States (1996) 332 exemplares
A Closed Eye (1991) 328 exemplares
Incidents in the Rue Laugier (1995) 323 exemplares
Visitors (1997) 322 exemplares
The Rules of Engagement (2003) 315 exemplares
A Family Romance (1993) 305 exemplares
The Next Big Thing (2002) 299 exemplares
Leaving Home (2005) 299 exemplares
Lewis Percy (1989) 298 exemplares
Falling Slowly (1998) 296 exemplares
Strangers (2009) 270 exemplares
A Private View (1994) 260 exemplares
Romanticism and Its Discontents (1763) 77 exemplares
Soundings (1997) 50 exemplares
Watteau (1900) 42 exemplares
Jacques-Louis David (1980) 31 exemplares
At the Hairdresser's (2011) 24 exemplares
The Stories of Edith Wharton (volume 1) (1988) — Editor — 21 exemplares
The Stories of Edith Wharton (volume 2) (1989) — Editor — 21 exemplares

Associated Works

The House of Mirth (1905) — Introdução, algumas edições9,692 exemplares
The Reef (1912) — Introdução, algumas edições819 exemplares
The Constant Nymph (1924) — Introdução, algumas edições388 exemplares
Eustace and Hilda: A Trilogy (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições; algumas edições294 exemplares
Troy Chimneys (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições215 exemplares
The Stories of Edith Wharton (1982) — Introdução, algumas edições69 exemplares
The Collected Stories of Edith Wharton (1998) — Introdução, algumas edições65 exemplares
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Letters of Gustave Flaubert: 1830-1880 (2001) — Prefácio, algumas edições15 exemplares
Hotel du Lac [1986 film] (2003) — Original novel — 15 exemplares
Gauguin — Tradutor, algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Brookner, Anita
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Herne Hill, London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Paris, France
James Allen's Girls School, UK
King's College, London (BA|1949)
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (Ph.D|1953)
École du Louvre
art historian
university professor
Courtauld Institute of Art
University of London
University of Cambridge
Reading University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Commander, Order of the British Empire (1990)
University of London (Fellow, King's College)
Booker Prize for Fiction (1984)
A. M. Heath & Co

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Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.



Anita Brookner em Virago Modern Classics (Agosto 2013)


Another Brookner heroine, all intellect and poise, but blind to the flaws in the man she wants to marry. The characters, especially the women are all very well drawn and distinct. As ever with Brookner the plot is fairly minimal, but the writing is precise and excellent.
AlisonSakai | 8 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
Ruth Weiss is thwarted in achieving the happiness in life that she imagined was her due. The tug of familial responsibilities, loyalties and a melancholic disposition defeat her ideas of personal freedom. Ruth has fortitude nevertheless; her life as scholar and writer is an honourable one.
Anita Brookner hit the ground running with this her first novel. All her close insight of her characters' motivations and weaknesses is evident in her understated style.
ivanfranko | 17 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2024 |
A gem of a book that, at its heart is, as usual with Ms Brookner, a graceful exposition of family life from one of the great writers.
ivanfranko | 5 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
I have come to the conclusion that Anita Brookner is beyond measure a gifted novelist who deserves her prizes. Here again is another example of her extraordinary gift to extract the elements that underlie and influence the life paths of her characters. "Brief Lives" is one of her best from my point of view.
Her detached and melancholic writing entrances me, because this style lets her reveal the nobility at the heart of her principal characters.
ivanfranko | 6 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |



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