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Human relations and other difficulties

Author: Mary-Kay Wilmers; John Lanchester
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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An incisive collection of essays by the editor of the London Review of Books includes deeply considered pieces that explore topics ranging from a 19th-century encyclopedia and novel reviewing to parenthood and gender dynamics that limit women. --
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Kay Wilmers; John Lanchester
ISBN: 9780374173494 0374173494
OCLC Number: 1099543827
Description: viii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by John Lanchester --
I was dilapidated --
Civis Britannicus fuit --
Next to godliness --
The language of novel reviewing --
Narcissism and its discontents --
Death and the maiden --
Divorce me --
Patty and cin --
Hagiography --
Vita longa --
Sisters' keepers --
Fortress freud --
Lady Rothermere's fan --
Quarrelling --
Promises --
Nonchalance --
Attraction duty --
My distant relative --
Brussels --
What if you hadn't been home --
Peter Campbell --
Flirting is nice --
What a mother.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Mary-Kay Wilmers.

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An incisive collection of essays by the editor of the London Review of Books includes deeply considered pieces that explore topics ranging from a 19th-century encyclopedia and novel reviewing to parenthood and gender dynamics that limit women. --

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