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The Resource Cassandra at the wedding, Dorothy Baker ; afterword by Deborah Eisenberg

Cassandra at the wedding, Dorothy Baker ; afterword by Deborah Eisenberg

Label
Cassandra at the wedding
Title
Cassandra at the wedding
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Baker ; afterword by Deborah Eisenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-racked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding. Dorothy Baker's entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken-at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. As she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has, Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother. First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind
Member of
Summary
A lesbian graduate student from Berkeley tries to sabotage her twin sister's wedding to a young doctor from Connecticut
Character
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359309
Cataloging source
DLC
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1907-1968
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Baker, Dorothy
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Women graduate students
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
  • Mothers
  • Ranch life
  • Lesbians
  • Weddings
  • Sisters
  • Twins
  • Lesbians
  • Mothers
  • Ranch life
  • Sisters
  • Twins
  • Weddings
  • Women graduate students
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Cassandra at the wedding, Dorothy Baker ; afterword by Deborah Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56012114
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781590171127
Lccn
2004016738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56012114
Label
Cassandra at the wedding, Dorothy Baker ; afterword by Deborah Eisenberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56012114
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781590171127
Lccn
2004016738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56012114

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