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The Resource At the end of the century : the stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, with an introduction by Anita Desai

At the end of the century : the stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, with an introduction by Anita Desai

Label
At the end of the century : the stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Title
At the end of the century
Title remainder
the stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Statement of responsibility
with an introduction by Anita Desai
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Caught between cultures herself, nobody has written so powerfully of the relationship between and within India and the Western middle classes than Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. In this definitive collection, her ability to tenderly and humorously view the all-too-human situations faced by three (sometimes interacting) culturesEuropeans, post-independence Indians and Americansis never more acute. In this vivid collection of stories, pathos, despair, sensuality and liberation are explored with sensitivity, wit and affection. In "A Course of English Studies," a young woman arrives at Oxford from India and struggles to adapt, not only to the sad, stoic object of her infatuation, but to a country that seems so resistant to passion and color. In the wrenching "Expiation," the blind unconditional love of a cloth shop owner for his wastrel younger brother exposes the sometimes tragic beauty and foolishness of human compassion and faith. The wry and triumphant "Pagans" brings us middle-aged sisters Brigitte and Frankie in Los Angeles, who discover a youthful sexuality in the company of the languid and handsome young Indian, Shoki. The profound inner experience of both men and women is at the centre of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's writing, she creates a vivid emotional landscape for her readers, and rivals Jane Austen with her impeccable observation" -- Publisher summary
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
  • Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Cultural awareness
  • Cultural pluralism
Label
At the end of the century : the stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, with an introduction by Anita Desai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 439)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Expiation
  • Great expectations
  • Two muses
  • Ménage
  • A choice of heritage
  • A lovesong for India
  • Pagans
  • At the end of the century
  • The Judge's will
  • A loss of faith
  • The widow
  • A spiritual call
  • Miss Sahib
  • A course of English studies
  • An experience of India
  • Two more under the Indian sun
  • Desecration
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781640091375
Lccn
2018041024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
i9781640091375
Label
At the end of the century : the stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, with an introduction by Anita Desai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 439)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Expiation
  • Great expectations
  • Two muses
  • Ménage
  • A choice of heritage
  • A lovesong for India
  • Pagans
  • At the end of the century
  • The Judge's will
  • A loss of faith
  • The widow
  • A spiritual call
  • Miss Sahib
  • A course of English studies
  • An experience of India
  • Two more under the Indian sun
  • Desecration
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781640091375
Lccn
2018041024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
i9781640091375

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