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The Resource Foreign affairs : a novel, Alison Lurie

Foreign affairs : a novel, Alison Lurie

Label
Foreign affairs : a novel
Title
Foreign affairs
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alison Lurie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel. Also in London is Vinnie's colleague Fred Turner, a handsome, flat broke, newly separated, and thoroughly miserable young man trying to focus on his own research. Instead, he is distracted by a beautiful and unpredictable English actress and the world she belongs to. Both American, both abroad, and both achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their confused alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Smartly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs remains an enduring comic masterpiece
Member of
Summary
Vinnie Miller, a professor of children's literature, and Fred Turner, an assistant professor at the same American university, pursue their separate affairs in London during the same six-month period
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1985.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
041757
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lurie, Alison
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Reader's circle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • College teachers
  • London (England)
  • College teachers
  • Middle-aged women
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Foreign affairs : a novel, Alison Lurie
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
ocm75638169
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780812976311
Lccn
2007271786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)75638169
Label
Foreign affairs : a novel, Alison Lurie
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
ocm75638169
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Random House trade pbk. ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780812976311
Lccn
2007271786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)75638169

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