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Mrs Bridge Read & download ↠ 0 In Mrs Bridge Evan S Connell a consummate storyteller artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations With a surgeon’s skill Connell cuts away the middle class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs Bridge's th. Originally published in 1959 this uiet novel is set in Kansas City in the 1930 s The minutiae of everyday life the ins and outs of the Bridge household shown in bits and snippets Mrs Bridge is vaguely dissatisfied with her life but can t really put her finger on why Her husband and three children no longer seem to need her attention In providing everything for her it may be that Mr Bridge has done her no favors She is at loose ends often than notFinely written it is subtle with underlying notes of melancholy The image of an unfinished book dying on a shelf stays with me

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Mrs Bridge Read & download ↠ 0 Ree children and husband to recede into a remote silence and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion The raised evening newspaper becomes almost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation The novel is comprised of vignettes images fragments of conversations events all building powerfully toward the completed gro. This is absolutely the funniest book I have read in ages The humor lies primarily in the prose but what the characters do is funny too The humor is satirical but never nasty The characters are kind and yet at the same time they remain absolutely real To be able to draw characters that readers will like and are true to life takes talent Keep in mind though that nice people are not spared life s difficultiesThe ending is utterly superb It will surprise you too How in the world did the author think up this I was completely caught off guard A message is conveyed that speaks volumesThe author s words are sparse The text is not wordy Each word is perfect and absolutely right Both what the characters say and what they do are pitch perfect If you appreciate realism this is a book for youThere are many many short chapters Each chapter makes a statement and each chapter flows fluidly into the next The effect is a string of clever statements one after the other They flow together and give you a story Then you reach the end and the message smacks you in the face I am trying to describe the flow the feel of the story It is not ordinary It is different It is uniue There is not a hint of melodramaMaybe just maybe this book will speak first and foremost to baby boomers Do you remember expressions such as these And your father is going to hear about this I gotta express my personality I am at the end of my rope And that is final I mean business I have only a split secondWait till you meet Grace Baron who reflects and then says The orbit is so small You must read the book to discover her fate and what happens to India and Walter Bridge and their three children Ruth Caroline and Douglas Those searching for books that mirror how kids behave will love this bookSally Darling narrates the audiobook version Her narration cannot be given anything but five stars It is perfect stunning fabulous She reads slowly pausing letting you know that what is said has two meanings and the important one is the one implied She is saying pay attention don t miss the humor don t miss the significance of what is said She uses different intonations for different characters Each intonation captures perfectly that person s personality If you ever listen to audiobooks listen to this Don t read itIn 1969 Mr Bridge was published a decade after Mrs Bridge In both books we follow the two Bridges and their three kids This is an upper middle class family living in Kansas City during the 1930s and through the war He is lawyer she is a stay at home mom We watch the kids grow up and we observe the change in family dynamics as the years pass In the first book we see these years through her eyes and in the second through his Mrs Bridge is not a book about the war years It is a book about family and being a mom and raising kids and finding a place in the world when the kids have goneI threw away all my reading plans The minute I completed Mrs Bridge I had to immediately begin Mr Bridge This is not normal behavior for me and it shows you how much I enjoyed this book Now I am wondering will Mr Bridge be as good

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Mrs Bridge Read & download ↠ 0 Up portrait of a family closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness boredom misunderstandings isolation sexual longing and terminal isolation In this special fiftieth anniversary edition we are reminded once again why Mrs Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literatur. A uietly devastating portrayal of a housewife shorn of all personality or free will raising her typical kids in a typical Midwestern breadbasket under the aegis of her all powerful husband who has a seuel in which to express his own typicality The effect is similar to the poetic melodrama of The Book of Disuiet but with a lightly mocking and tender heartedly sympathetic tone and less insufferable moaning posing as philosophical profundity In under 200 canny pages this novel slowly disassembles the American Dream and blasts the capitalist utopia into smithereens with achingly lovely paragraphs of emptiness loneliness and trivial domestic matters At times unbearably sad and poignant As friend Grace Barron ably sums up Have you ever felt like those people in the Grimm fairytale the ones who were all hollowed out in the back p176


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    Mrs Bridge E–pub Free This is a beautiful heartbreaking and understated character study of a country club wife in the early 20th century of a woman dedicated to outward appearances to decency and propriety to doing what is expected And all the while you get the suffocating sense of a person who's becoming and lost and empty trapped in the silences tha

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    Evan S. Connell í 0 Review Free read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Evan S. Connell Mrs Bridge E–pub Free Originally published in 1959 this uiet novel is set in Kansas City in the 1930's The minutiae of everyday life the ins and outs of the Bridge household shown in bits and snippets Mrs Bridge is vaguely dissatisfied with her life but can't really put her finger on why Her husband and three children no longer seem to need her attention In providing everything for her it may be that Mr Bridge has done her no favors She is at loose ends often

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    Mrs Bridge E–pub Free Evan S. Connell í 0 Review Review Mrs Bridge If you’re like me there may be certain privileged disenchanted types you feel like telling “Get a real problem” I thought for a while Mrs Bridge would ualify for that kind of reproach She had a comfortable life at a time when many did not she had few responsibilities and the status uo such as she perceived it suited her fine Whence the angst then? Reading on we see from where very clearly I was no longer tempted

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    Free read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Evan S. Connell Mrs Bridge E–pub Free Evan S. Connell í 0 Review Upper middle class woman endures rather than lives lifeThis reminds me in tone of The Remains of the Day A woman named India an exotic name for an ordinary person gets married has three children and watches them grow up Mrs Bridge exists in a timeless place it seems I was shocked when the beginning of World War 2 was menti

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    Evan S. Connell í 0 Review Free read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Evan S. Connell Review Mrs Bridge 5★“Her first name was India—she was never able to get used to it It seemed to her that her parents must have been thinking of someone else when they named her Or were they hoping for another sort of daughter? As a child she was often on the point of inuiring but time passed and she never did”That last phrase sums u

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    Mrs Bridge E–pub Free This is absolutely the funniest book I have read in ages The humor lies primarily in the prose but what the characters do

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    Mrs Bridge E–pub Free Evan S. Connell í 0 Review Free read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Evan S. Connell What a patient and subtle novel Mrs Bridge portrait of an upper middle class matron in 1920s 30s 40s Kansas City would be less effective if Connell’s satirical sense were cartoonish or caricatural or if he had chosen to distance himself from the milieu of his own childhood with rounds of wordy denunciation It is easy to caricature

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    Mrs Bridge E–pub Free This time around I am struck by the fact that the archetype of 1930s intellectually incurious wealthy housewife captured by Connell remains strong now A woman who is perfectly nice to people of color of poor or foreigners as long as they know their place Who will occasionally read a book club novel as long as it is not too upsetting Whose life is guided by the decisions of her husband always Another thing that never seem

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    Evan S. Connell í 0 Review Free read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook í Evan S. Connell Review Mrs Bridge A uietly devastating portrayal of a housewife shorn of all personality or free will raising her typical kids in

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    Review Mrs Bridge Mrs Bridge E–pub Free Initially this novel frustrated me I wanted Mrs Bridge to be less narrow minded less meek less prejudiced and less of a snob I want

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Mrs Bridge
  • Evan S. Connell
  • English
  • 21 October 2019
  • 9781582435688