aller au contenu
On beauty : a novel Aperçu de cet ouvrage
FermerAperçu de cet ouvrage
Vérification...

On beauty : a novel

Auteur : Zadie Smith
Éditeur : New York : Penguin Press, ©2005.
Collection : Book club kit.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Fiction : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals  Lire la suite...
Évaluation :

moyenne basée sur 3 évaluation(s) 2 avec des critiques

Sujets
Plus comme ceci

 

Trouver un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Recherche de bibliothèques qui possèdent cet ouvrage...

Détails

Genre/forme : Fiction
Bildungsromans
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Zadie Smith
ISBN : 1594200637 9781594200632
Numéro OCLC : 61396956
Récompenses : Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2006.
Orange Prize for Fiction, 2006.
Description : 445 pages ; 25 cm
Contenu : 1. Kipps and Belsey ---
2. Anatomy lesson ---
3. On beauty and being wrong --
Author's note.
Titre de collection : Book club kit.
Responsabilité : by Zadie Smith.
Plus d’informations :

Résumé :

Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it?

Notes :

de ajb (Utilisateur WorldCat sur 2005-10-10)

A death, and an unexpected legacy, force two very different families to examine their deceptions, beliefs, and their very existence. Smith is the author of White Teeth and The Autograph Man.

Critiques

Critiques d’utilisateurs

Critiques des utilisateurs de WorldCat (2)

On On Beauty

de lisld (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2010-09-18) Très bon Permalien

On Beauty was written by Zadie Smith, who is the same age as E.M. Forster when Howard's End [ISBN: 0679406689] was published. This is a nice parallel as she explicitly evokes Forster's novel as a model. I owe this interesting fact to Frank Kermode's review of the book in the London Review of Books...
Lire la suite...  Lire la suite...

  • 4 de 5 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile. Et vous? 
  •   

worth the read

de jsw (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2005-11-10) Très bon Permalien
I enjoyed "White Teeth" and "On Beauty" did not disappoint. I enjoyed the language, the setting, and the characters very much. She has beautiful descriptions of everyday events (I clearly remember a reference to the "democratic snow" of the northeast) and she is wonderful at pulling away and zooming...
Lire la suite...  Lire la suite...
  • Est-ce que cette critique vous a été utile?
  •   
Récupération des critiques de GoodReads...
Récuperation des critiques DOGObooks…

Étiquettes

Tous les tags des utilisateurs (2)

Voir les tags les plus utilisés sous forme de : liste de tags | nuage de tags

Ouvrages semblables

Sujets associés :(11)

Listes d’utilisateurs dans lesquelles cet ouvrage apparaît (16)

Confirmez cette demande

Vous avez peut-être déjà demandé cet ouvrage. Veuillez sélectionner OK si vous voulez poursuivre avec cette demande quand même.

Données liées


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61396956> # On beauty : a novel
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "61396956" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204307> ; # Massachusetts.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1728849> ; # Families
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/896624> ; # Domestic fiction
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Place/massachusetts> ; # Massachusetts
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Topic/love_stories> ; # Love stories
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/868114> ; # College teachers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Topic/families_morocco> ; # Families--Morocco
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205592> ; # Morocco.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Thing/book_group_discussion_kits> ; # Book group discussion kits.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Topic/fictional_works> ; # Fictional Works
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.914/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Topic/college_teachers> ; # College teachers
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/14951645> ; # Zadie Smith
   schema:awards "Orange Prize for Fiction, 2006." ;
   schema:awards "Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2006." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2005" ;
   schema:description "1. Kipps and Belsey --- 2. Anatomy lesson --- 3. On beauty and being wrong -- Author's note."@en ;
   schema:description "Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it?"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/43657968> ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Bildungsromans"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Series/book_club_kit> ; # Book club kit.
   schema:name "On beauty : a novel"@en ;
   schema:productID "61396956" ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1204/2006272543-t.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781594200632> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/61396956> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Series/book_club_kit> # Book club kit.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61396956> ; # On beauty : a novel
   schema:name "Book club kit." ;
   schema:name "Book club kit" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/43657968#Thing/book_group_discussion_kits> # Book group discussion kits.
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "Book group discussion kits." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204307> # Massachusetts.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Massachusetts." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205592> # Morocco.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Morocco." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1728849> # Families
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Families"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/868114> # College teachers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "College teachers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/896624> # Domestic fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/14951645> # Zadie Smith
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Smith" ;
   schema:givenName "Zadie" ;
   schema:name "Zadie Smith" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781594200632>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1594200637" ;
   schema:isbn "9781594200632" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Fermer la fenêtre

Veuillez vous identifier dans WorldCat 

Dont have an account? You can easily créez un compte gratuit.