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Gail Godwin

Autor(a) de Evensong

30+ Works 5,261 Membros 166 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Gail Godwin was born on June 18, 1937, in Birmingham, Ala. and graduated from the University of North Carolina and University of Iowa. Godwin writes about strong women, a perspective she gathered from her own life. After her father abandoned her at an early age, she was raised by her mother and mostrar mais grandmother. Her father eventually returned on the day of her high school graduation and she lived with him for a brief period before he ultimately shot and killed himself. Godwin worked as a reporter for The Miami Herald, and later as a travel consultant before achieving her fame as a writer. Godwin's novels are about contemporary women, frequently Southern, who search for meaning in their lives. In Glass People, the heroine is a beautiful woman who learns that her husband is merely obsessed with her beauty and unconcerned about her as a person. Other popular titles include The Odd Woman and The Good Husband. Godwin has been the recipient of several honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Award in Literature from the American Institute and Academy of Arts and Letters. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Gail Godwin

Evensong (1999) 804 exemplares
Father Melancholy's Daughter (1997) 610 exemplares
Unfinished Desires (2010) 425 exemplares
Flora: A Novel (2013) 392 exemplares
The Finishing School (1984) 354 exemplares
The Good Husband (1994) 336 exemplares
A Mother and Two Daughters (1982) 324 exemplares
A Southern Family (1987) 310 exemplares
Grief Cottage (2017) 261 exemplares
The Odd Woman (1974) 232 exemplares
Queen of the Underworld (2006) 207 exemplares
Evenings at Five (2003) 193 exemplares
Violet Clay (1978) 134 exemplares
Old Lovegood Girls (2020) 103 exemplares
Mr. Bedford and the Muses (1983) 77 exemplares
Publishing: A Writer's Memoir (2015) 70 exemplares
The Perfectionists (1900) 69 exemplares
Glass People (1972) 64 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985) — Editor — 61 exemplares
Dream Children: Stories (1976) 44 exemplares
Selected Shorts: Pets! (2007) 2 exemplares
Den gode ægtemand (1997) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fifth Business (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições3,231 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers (1998) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Antaeus No. 21/22, Spring/Summer 1976 - Special Essay Issue (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Antaeus No. 29, Spring 1978 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



On the outside, Jane Clifford has everything going for her. She is a respected professor, teaching Women in Literature (the British section) at a Midwestern college, but secretly Jane is a neurotic mess. She lives vicariously through the beloved characters of literature; every character is either a friend or a mentor or a villain. She gets all of her advice from these imaginary people. Poor Jane doesn't know how to relate to people in the real world, especially her own mother. The death of her stylish grandmother sends Jane down upsetting memory lanes especially when she returns to her childhood home for the funeral.
To make matters worse, Jane's love life revolves around a married man who has no plans to leave his wife. Gabriel patronizes Jane by being controlling and condescending and like a good girl, she puts up with it. He gently admonishes and corrects and chides. Pay attention to the language Godwin uses about Gabriel and his hands. He is always "trapping" Jane's hand in his own. He holds all the cards because he is the married one.
In the end I didn't know whether to cheer on Jane or cry for her.
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SeriousGrace | 4 outras críticas | May 21, 2024 |
A light read about her ups and downs writing and getting her books published.
What a cutthroat industry.
GeoffSC | 1 outra crítica | Oct 26, 2023 |
k6gst | 7 outras críticas | Aug 2, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote in 2008 about this read: "A light vacation read. Pastors pastoring in their small towns; a sequel to an earlier novel which I did not read."
MGADMJK | 8 outras críticas | Jul 27, 2023 |



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