In His Little Women, the modern counterpart for Marmie is three different women, all connected by the fact that they have been married to the same man, Sam Pearlstein, the Papa March of this postmodern world. I slogged through this book hoping that somewhere it will become interesting. Nine Months in the Life of an Old Maid. No defects except for a few minor blemishes around edges from shelf. A goodly proportion of the novels chart the womens' bewildered emotional state in which they are afraid to leave the man they married but never loved, afraid to leave their children, and afraid to accept responsibility for the lives they have chosen and for the actions they belatedly recognized they must take. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
. Born: Judith Perelman in City, 31 March 1935. Judith Rossner produced ten novels during a career that lasted more than three decades, but her name is inevitably linked with her bestselling work, Looking for Mr. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Emmeline is a poignant book. Olivia; or, The Weight of the Past. His Little Women offers a feminist revisionist's response to 's Little Women.
Her father was a textile merchant, and her mother, a teacher, encouraged her daughter's literary ambitions. From United Kingdom to U. Whether she is exploring the victimization of Emmeline or Terry Dunne, the attractive, educated young schoolteacher of Looking for Mr. Text throughout is clean, clear, and legible. This same page also has some pencil marks.
Boy, was I ever wrong. Many of her novels offer a clinical dissection of America's failed marriages and of a culture that has not permitted women to have a life apart from their children and husband. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Customer service is our top priority!. Her most successful post-Goodbar novel was 1983's August, about the relationship between a troubled young woman and her psychoanalyst who has emotional troubles of her own. Rossner produced several more novels, none of which replicated the phenomenon of Looking for Mr.
New York, Morrow, 1966; London, Barker, 1977. Her writing is often sexually explicit, reveling in its own creation of women's fantasies, quick to celebrate multiple orgasms, and candid in its study of impotence and sexual indifference between married couples. Perfidia draws on contemporary themes —an abused daughter who ultimately kills her mother —and portrays them against the backdrop of 1970s decadence that had, by the end of the 1990s, become a staple of film if not fiction; but Rossner's unsympathetic portrayal of her characters gives readers few opportunities to bond with the story. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. I slogged through this book hoping that somewhere it will become interesting. The 1966 tale centered around a married woman who has an affair, becomes pregnant from it, and leaves her husband.
Rossner's characters in His Little Women suffer from the same fears and insecurities that have troubled her previous characters — the longing for love, the fear of loss, and the need for self-reliance and a positive self-image. New York, Dial Press, 1969;London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977. Means, Sean April 30, 2017. And like August, it is written heavily under the spell of Freud while simultaneously attacking him. Sam falls on love, marries, has a family then leaves them when someone else catches his eye. One of the Marmie figures is a neurasthenic, narcissistic movie star who coyly plays mistress to her husband, a producer with four daughters from three wives. In most cases, Rossner employs a first-person narrative to chronicle her protagonist's journey to self-discovery.
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Novel about Hollywood Producer Sam Pearlstein, a Womanizer of infinite charm, and his Four Daughters by Three Wildly Different Wives. They take their pride in thinking of themselves as hysterical types; they bemoan their maimed childhoods; they dwell upon their dreams and daydreams; and most have woken up one day to discover that their marriage of many years is hopelessly inadequate and must be abandoned if they are ever to have a chance to live as complete women with a self of their own. Maclain Nelson and Stephen Shimek will serve as producers on the film, while Chris Donahue and Marybeth Sprows, will executive produce the film under their Main Dog Productions and Paulist Productions banners, respectively. Customer service is our top priority!. Even in Emmeline, a novel which ostensibly takes the cotton mills in Lowell, Massachusetts in the early nineteenth century as its subject, Rossner makes the reader feel a twentieth-century feminist's outrage at the status of women and the plight of her heroine, a fourteen-year-old girl seduced by a mill foreman and later luckless enough to marry unwittingly her own son, the child she had given up for adoption some nineteen years earlier.
Through these four women, Rossner brilliantly explores what it means to be a sister and a daughter. Dealing with these losses is a lifetime preoccupation for Rossner's characters. She can spin a good tale; she can write a chilling, taut novel of suspense and murder or a raucous, bawdy tale of attachments. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. New York, McGraw Hill, 1972; London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977.
Hoping to produce a salable magazine article, Rossner first proposed the story that became Looking for Mr. Judith Perelman Rossner was an American novelist, best known for her 1975 novel Looking for Mr. By Judith Rossner Published: 1990, First Edition Very good condition, pale blue-gray, leatherbound book. While the book will undoubtedly please a commercial market, it will disappoint fans of the author who expect better. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.
Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. In the other novels we see much of the moral confusion of broken households and much of the weight of despair alternating with boredom of the household which remain intact. The edges of the jacket are lightly worn. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Rossner is an accomplished writer.