Com ela Auchincloss faz um excelente retrato das atitudes femininas de meio-século, distintas nas décadas de antes e depois da guerra:nos anos 40 fica claro que as mulheres tinham de usar seus atrativos femininos para atingir ao seu potencial intelectual. He loves James, of course, and has published a wonderful little book called Reading Henry James 1975 —the sort of casual, clear-eyed criticism one longs for in this age of poststructuralist jabberwocky. Auchincloss has always been good on women. Employing uncommon savvy and elan, she charts a wildly entertaining course to the inner sanctum of New York's aristocracy and to the boardrooms of the publishing world. Auchincloss, by contrast, allows his wealthy Americans to stay at home, where he examines their lives with a shrewd, often bemused, objectivity. Auchincloss attacks that double standard head-on in Her Infinite Variety , showing poignantly that his heroine, Clara, is unfairly called onto the carpet for having a brief affair during the war while her husband, in London, feels perfectly free to behave as he pleases, leaping from bed to bed with impunity. Among Auchincloss's best-known books are the multi-generational sagas The House of Five Talents, Portrait in Brownstone, and East Side Story.
E a manipulação para chegar ao poder precisamente crível. É daí que invariavelmente políticos de qualquer partido são escolhidos, vice-presidentes ou executivos de grandes corporações. Given her attributes, Clara is welcomed into the Hoyt fold. Soon she lands a job at a tony magazine, and so begins her wildly entertaining course to the inner sanctum of New York's aristocracy and into the boardrooms of the publishing world. Others, notably The Rector of Justin 1964 and Diary of a Yuppie 1987 , are studies of a single character, often from many points of view. The characters, who frequently deliver speeches summarizing their socioeconomic positions, feel like deft composites -- most notably Clara's successive husbands. The high-ceilinged chamber, with its fine English eighteenth-century furniture and large family portraits, just escaped, as did the square Georgian mansion itself, being pompous.
In a world where women still had to wield the weapons of allure and charm, above all else, to secure positions of power, Clara, one of the last of her kind, succeeds marvelously. A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth was published in 2010, almost a year after his death at age 92. Diese Frau lässt sich nicht von ihren Emotionen leiten und nutzt geschickt Männer und Gelegenheiten um voran zu kommen. This will not do for Violet, and Clara gets the message. But as Clara marries a blue-blooded heir, lucratively divorces him when her affair with a Kennedyesque politician is exposed, conquers the publishing world by betraying her editor, marries a media mogul and forges ever upward with predatory precision, the novel starts to resemble a soap opera. Soon after her Vassar graduation, however, Clara sees the error of her ways, spurns Bobbie, and slyly enthralls the well-bred and fabulously wealthy Trevor Hoyt, the first of her husbands. Subsequent works include the novels Tales of Yesteryear 1994 and Education of Oscar Fairfax 1995 and a number of short-story anthologies, notably Three Lives 1993 , The Anniversary and Other Stories 1999 , and Manhattan Monologues 2002 , all of which explore dilemmas of the upper class.
Ao se apaixonar por um rapaz sem a ambição necessária ao sucesso, segue os conselhos de sua mãe, uma mulher bem-nascida mas frustrada com o resultado do casamento que fizera -- e não se casa com ele. For Adblock Plus on Firefox: Click the AdBlock Plus button on your browser and select Disable on Observer. In the final scene of the novel, set in 1961, Clara is on the phone with , whose election she has supported, accepting Kennedy's offer to be made ambassador to the fictional island of Santa Emilia in the. She becomes editor-in-chief of Style by exposing her predecessor's alcoholism and eventually starts an affair with Eric Tyler, the owner of the magazine. A romantic early in life, Clara gets engaged -- much to her mother's horror -- to the lackluster Bobbie Lester. No setbacks: even the death of a spouse was turned into an opportunity. Now he brings us the rollicking tale of an unforgettable woman of mid-twentieth century America: the devilish, forever plotting, yet wholly beguiling Clara Hoyt.
Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American novelist, historian, and essayist. Der Schreibstil ist eher sachlich und passt so sehr gut zu den Charakteren und der Story. I suspect Auch Louis Auchincloss has a gift for writing very sensitive, intuitive portraits of women. Clara ist ein intelligentes Mädchen und entschließt sich jetzt lieber auf Karriere, gute Kontakte und ein interessantes Leben zu setzen, als auf die große Liebe. My only quibble is that I would have liked the heroine's mother, who plays such a key role in the first chapter, to remain more present in the story. Her Infinite Variety By Louis Auchincloss.
I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not a piece of fruit from the same tree'' -- makes Clara seem like merely the shiniest cog in this glittering yet mechanical tale of money, power and changing mores. Die Hochzeit mit dem netten Bobbie konnte Claras Mutter noch gerade verhindern, schließlich ist ihre Tochter für etwas Größeres geboren und soll nicht in der Mittelmäßigkeit herum dümpeln. But cliched writing -- as when Clara confesses to her frustrated social-climbing mother: ''I sometimes think you're rotten to the core. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. A leitura desse romance é rápida; sua narrativa é cristalina. Beguiling and ultimately earning the respect of her suitors, Cara advances in the business world. His novels of Manhattan society in the early-to-mid 20th century fascinated me.
Auchincloss frequently linked the stories in his collections by theme or geography, as in, for example, Tales of Manhattan 1967 and Skinny Island 1987 , which are set exclusively in Manhattan. The book presents Clara as the harbinger of feminine meritocracy in world where a wo Her Infinite Variety, an allusion to Shakepeare's Cleopatra, is a story of a beautiful woman with incredible brains and talent. She also pulls the strings in making Eric Tyler a candidate for the. Im Zentrum dieses Romans um die bessere Gesellschaft steht Clara. After her lover dies at Normandy and her husband learns of the affair, Clara gets a divorce and devotes herself full-time to her career. Jay Parini teaches at Middlebury College.
Perfis de mulher estão entre os assuntos mais revisitados na obra de Auchincloss, ao retratar a nata da sociedade nova-iorquina. Nossa simpatia começa com Clara. Ihr Weg führt sie an die Spitze der New Yorker Prominenz. Soon after her Vassar graduation, however, Clara sees the error of her ways, spurns Bobbie, and slyly enthralls the well-bred and fabulously wealthy Trevor Hoyt, the first of her husbands. At this point in her life she very strongly questions her ability to love at all. Clara ist sich jederzeit des Preises bewusst, den sie zahlen muss, aber Karriere ist ihr nun einmal wichtiger als von ihrer Tochter geliebt zu werden. O romance se passa entre 1937 e 1963 — trinta e poucos anos que remodelaram o mundo, as economias americana e mundial; período em que a vitória das forças aliadas na guerra leva os Estados Unidos a um papel ainda mais central no mundo ocidental, como potência econômica, militar e cultural.
This old-fashioned tale of an ambitious woman trying to make her mark in the world at a time when having a career was still almost impossible it starts in the 1930s is very lucidly told and makes excellent points about the relationship between men and women. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. A romantic early in life, Clara gets engaged—much to her mother's horror—to the lackluster Bobbie Lester. . This is not his first book to examine the ethics of well-bred women on the make see The Lady of Situations, 1990. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Sou um grande fa do Auchincloss.