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|Named Person:||Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||viii, 332 p. ; 19 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. The benefits of starting late --
Ch. 2. Hearts that yearn --
Ch. 3. Saying it right --
Ch. 4. The great museum sideshow --
Ch. 5. Oh, to be in Suffolk --
Ch. 6. On the reach --
Ch. 7. Keepers of the discs --
Ch. 8. Stagers --
Ch. 9. Stumbling into geopolitics --
Ch. 10. Degrees of exile --
Ch. 11. Driving toward modernity --
Ch. 12. Kind of blue --
Conclusion : history illuminated.
|Series Title:||Understanding contemporary British literature.|
"With readings of a broad range of her published works, including her final novel, The Blue Flower, Wolfe describes the unfolding of Fitzgerald's writing as a subtle, ongoing process. He maintains that the novels, though plain and rambling at first glance, grow fuller, stranger, and more stirring the more we invest in them. He details Fitzgerald's skill at sequencing events so as to unsettle readers and her ability to enhance motifs by not leaning too hard on them. Wolfe suggests that Fitzgerald's refusal to overplay effects and emotions, while at first puzzling in its disdain for drama, turns out to be one of her chief virtues, for she enables larger associations to emerge as she keeps big dramatic scenes from interfering with wider patterns."--BOOK JACKET.