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Beryl Bainbridge (1934–2010)

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Om författaren

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 visa mer 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) visa färre

Verk av Beryl Bainbridge

Master Georgie (1998) 906 exemplar
Every Man for Himself (1996) 776 exemplar
According to Queeney (2001) 626 exemplar
Utflykten med vinfabriken (1974) 544 exemplar
An Awfully Big Adventure (1989) 515 exemplar
The Birthday Boys (1991) 498 exemplar
Sömmerskan (1973) 295 exemplar
Young Adolf (1978) 247 exemplar
Injury Time (1977) 243 exemplar
Harriet Said (1977) 196 exemplar
A Quiet Life (1976) 184 exemplar
Another Part of the Wood (1968) 178 exemplar
The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress (2011) 168 exemplar
Watson's Apology (1984) 142 exemplar
Sweet William (1975) 128 exemplar
Winter Garden (1692) 120 exemplar
A Weekend with Claude (1967) 73 exemplar
Collected Stories (1994) 25 exemplar
Something Happened Yesterday (1993) 19 exemplar
Filthy Lucre (1986) 17 exemplar
Unnatural Causes (1986) 3 exemplar
The Most Hunted Person of the Modern Age (2007) — Förord — 3 exemplar
The dolphin connection (1991) 1 exemplar
Any 1 exemplar
Lo ha dicho Harriet (1978) 1 exemplar
The Bottle Factory Outing (BBC Radio 4 drama) — Författare — 1 exemplar

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The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 71 exemplar
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 68 exemplar
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar
When I Grow Up: A Memoir (2005) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor20 exemplar
An Awfully Big Adventure [1995 film] (1995) — Original book — 15 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Bainbridge, Beryl
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
London, England, UK
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Merchant Taylors' Girls School
theatre critic
Priser och utmärkelser
Britse ridderorde (2000)
David Cohen Prize (2003)
John Johnson Ltd
Kort biografi
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 i 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (juli 2015)
2012, Quarter 2: Beryl Bainbridge i Monthly Author Reads (maj 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 andra recensioner | 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 andra recensioner | Sep 20, 2022 |



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