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Light Years

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Viri and Nedra Berland live a gilded life in upstate New York. Their days revolve around leisurely dinners, ingenious games with their two daughters ... Show synopsis

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Bill M

An Extraordinary Stylist

by Bill M on Jun 6, 2013

I ordered this book because I had repeatedly stumbled on mentions of the author. He seemed to be a critic and author's author. He is certainly good. His prose is more like poetry than that being written by anyone else I know of, and I don't mean "pretty" when I say like poetry. He does a lot of violence to the customary sentence syntax to create a prose impressionism. This is a story of the joys, dissolution, and afterlife of a mid-20th century marriage between sophisticated, sympathetic adults with children, people who want more out of life than they get. I think anyone who cares about the development of the novel in the 20th century will have to read this book, but for me it was pure joy.

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