Ornament and Silence : Essays on Women's Lives, from Virginia Woolf to Germaine Greer (2020)

Ornament and Silence : Essays on Women's Lives, from Virginia Woolf to Germaine Greer Kennedy Fraser Ornament and Silence Essays on Women s Lives from Virginia Woolf to Germaine Greer In these fourteen essays Fraser focuses on women in love affairs friendships marriages and families in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible In Ornam
  • Title: Ornament and Silence : Essays on Women's Lives, from Virginia Woolf to Germaine Greer
  • Author: Kennedy Fraser
  • ISBN: 9780394585390
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
Ornament and Silence : Essays on Women's Lives, from Virginia Woolf to Germaine Greer Kennedy Fraser In these fourteen essays, Fraser focuses on women in love affairs, friendships, marriages, and families in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible In Ornament and Silence we see Virginia Woolf, haunted and eventually destroyed by the sexual secrets of her childhood We meet Flaubert s theatrically importunate mistress, LouiseIn these fourteen essays, Fraser focuses on women in love affairs, friendships, marriages, and families in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible In Ornament and Silence we see Virginia Woolf, haunted and eventually destroyed by the sexual secrets of her childhood We meet Flaubert s theatrically importunate mistress, Louise Colet, the one woman who could briefly slip past the master s misogyny Fraser offers vibrant portraits of the Russian novelist Nina Berberova and the English naturalist Miriam Rothschild And here is Fraser herself, learning her craft at The New Yorker, tending her English garden and on every page delighting us with the manifold felicities of her prose A wonderfully idiosyncratic set of essays on women famous and unknown whose public and private lives Fraser examines with great feeling and exactitude.ght, intelligence, and grace Newsday Subtlety, fluency, candor, an agile sensate intellect Kennedy Fraser brings all these gifts to bear on a subject that is not always contemplated so untendentiously, with such independence of mind, and from such a generous and worldly point of view Phillip Roth
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  1. Eric

    I hefted and skimmed this today, and although I didn t buy it, it has much to recommend it, like a longish piece on Nina Berberova that contained many interesting details I didn t know Fraser apparently knew Berberova in her last years This book looks like one of that series of compilations of profiles highlighting the semi obscure female halves of famous literary couples There s Phyllis Rose s Parallel Lives Five Victorian Marriages, Frances Wilson s Literary Seductions, Francine Prose s The Li [...]

  2. Al Maki

    The book is a collection of pieces from the New Yorker and Vogue that illuminate the lives and relationships of a number of women, mostly writers or artists Virginia Woolf s with her half brothers, the poet Nina Berberova s with the Russian Revolution, a fashion designer whose husband carried on a long affair with Greta Garbo, the author s with Wallace Shawn I found them fascinating and moving I think Fraser ought to be widely read Her tone reminds me of MFK Fisher while her technique reminds m [...]

  3. Aubrey

    I really enjoyed the essays on the lives of Virginia Woolf, Nina Berverova, Edith Wharton, Paul Scott, Valentina, and Germaine Greer I had a hard time with the last chapter, which was the author s dedication to an editor at the New Yorker The writing was a little bit self conscious at times I felt, but overall I really enjoyed this book The stars of the book tended to be literary than anything else, and I found myself adding books to my list of books to read with fervor I think this was a good [...]

  4. Sarah

    This is a fantastic collections of essays, most of which first appeared in Vogue or The New Yorker Kennedy Fraser offers the fascinating details of the lives and loves of various artists, along with thought provoking conclusions about how these details impacted the work of these creators.It s all so beautifully written and accessible If only all nonfiction could be this poetic, I would read of it.

  5. notRahimeanymore

    The final chapter pretty much tied together the chapters I hated the one about the author going to a fashion show, coming back home, and deciding not to write about the fashion show, and the one about Miriam Rothschild, both of which just seemed shallow and uninteresting to me and the others which I really enjoyed Overall, it was an interesting book and I m glad I read it.

  6. Rwildfon

    Kennedy Fraser has created a book of essays written from her time at the New Yorker magazine.She spoke of her days there as being one of the few women writers in the stable.I especially liked her retelling of the meetings she had with Nina Berbernova and Miriam Rothschild, also the very New Yorker , E.B White style piece at the end.

  7. Rebecca

    Simply beautifully written essays on a variety of famous women throughout history Colet, Nina Berberova, Edith Wharton and on the author s own experiences, finishing with a romantic tribute to the old days of the New Yorker.

  8. Erika Nerdypants

    Essays on the lives of women, both famous such as Edith Wharton, and those less well known, but not any less interesting Fraser s writing is beautiful, thoughtful and a pleasure to read.

  9. RUSA CODES

    This was one of the 1998 RUSA Notable Books winners For the complete list, go to ala ala mgrps divs rus

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