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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Rachel Cusk
  • ISBN:
    0571233392
  • ISBN13:
    978-0571233397
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  • Publisher:
    Faber and Faber; Export Ed edition (2006)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1244 kb
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    1434 kb
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    1787 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    435
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Arlington Park is author Rachel Cusk’s seventh book. The novel is a rewriting of the Virginia Woolf novel Mrs. Dalloway. Set in a single day in suburban England, the book chronicles the minor victories and tragedies of a group of middle-class families. In the characters’ preparations for a dinner party, the book explores the thoughts and actions of each person. Arlington Park made it onto the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction shortlist. Contemporary Writers in the UK.

The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction.

An extraordinary piece of writing – stunningly bold, original and humane. Joanna Kavenna, Daily Telegraph. A Guardian, New Statesman, Observer, Spectator Book of the Year. Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize. The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable houses, its residents live out the dubious accomplishments of civilization: material prosperity, personal freedom, and moral indifference.

Arlington Park is the kind of book that makes you burn things on the stove and berate your husband. Cusk is good at identifying what she fears and reviles. The challenge would be to say what she cares about, even if it makes her sound silly. Dignity isn’t everything. Honesty is. Lucy Ellmann’s most recent novel is Doctors & Nurses. Continue reading the main story. We’re interested in your feedback on this page.

Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable ordinariness of life. Arlington Park - Rachel Cusk. For Penny, with affection. In Arlington Park, men work, women look after children, and people generally do what's expected of them. It's a world awash in contentment but empty of belief, and riven with strange anxieties.

by. Cusk, Rachel, 1967-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Set over the course of one rainy day in a London suburb, Arlington Park is a viciously funny portrait of a group of young mothers, each bound to their families, each straining for some kind of independence

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb, is a place devoted to the profitable ordinariness of life.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable houses, its residents live out the dubious accomplishments of civilisation: material prosperity, personal freedom, and moral indifference. For all that, Arlington Park is strikingly conventional. Men work, women look after children, and people generally do what's expected of them. Theirs is a world awash with contentment but empty of belief, and riven with strange anxieties

Set in one day, this is a book about different characters living in an ordinary suburb, with ordinary things happening around them. The descriptions are beautiful though and the characters all come together in the last chapter at a dinner party. Quite a light read, a bit like looking into someone's window and seeing what is going on in there. She had this idea that life in a place like Arlington Park would reveal her to herself, would show her who she really was; when in fact it had merely told her that she was only what she strove to be, what she had the guts and the good sense to go after. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon MacGregor.

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Modar
Loved this novel. I am steadily accumulating all of her books. Wish I could take a class from her!
Goltigor
I LOVED this book. It is one of the only books I have ever read that acknowledges the darker, dormant aspects of the lives we lead. The book was smart in the way it explored the societal, familial, and personal expectations and disappoints in women's lives. I felt like I finally found an author that was living in the same reality I was.
Gardall
Shared with several friends after reading "Outline." Not a huge fan initially of "Outline" but after researching the author and reading this one, I have a new understanding of Rachel Cusk and she is now a favorite. "The novel is a rewriting of the Virginia Woolf novel Mrs. Dalloway. Set in a single day in suburban England, the book chronicles the minor victories and tragedies of a group of middle-class families. In the characters preparations for a dinner party the book explores the thoughts and actions of each person."
Aurizar
Rachel Cusk is a brilliant writer. Every observation of hers seems so true, is written with such poetry & ease... this a book I'll be rereading for sure. The plot isn't that compelling, but by page one you realize you're in the hands of a true master. I love this book & highly recommend it to anyone who wants stark honesty when it comes to marriage, motherhood & friendship.
Falya
I am surprised at the lacklustre ratings this book has received on Amazon. Saying it's dismal or bleak really misses the finer points of this riveting novel. So much modern fiction is fluffy, gimmicky and disappointing, barely memorable an hour after you've finishing reading it. Like Cusk's other work, this book is rich, unpredictable and substantial, and it cuts deep. I will remember it for a long time. Rachel Cusk is one of the best writers (male or female) writing today, and she truly deserves to be nominated for the Booker Prize. Cusk is far more talented, original and socially relevant than many other British and American novelists who are receiving the awards and accolades. This, her latest book, is an unflinching portrait of the dark underbelly of hyprocrisies and secrets of classism, marriage, parenthood and suburban life in Britain today (and could easily apply to certain enclaves of the U.S.)... all done with fine, flourishing touches of dark humour that are distinctly her own. It is a brilliant novel of social commentary for the 21st century.
Coron
I did not like the book at all. In fact, I haven't finished it and probably won't.
Araath
The start to this novel is brilliantly evocative describing the rain over a night-time city: 'In their sleep they heard it, people lying in their beds: the thunderous noise of water...it made them feel somehow observed as if a dark audience had assembled outside and were looking in through the windows, clapping their hands'.
We are the audience whom Cusk takes through a day in the life of this suburb from the points of view of various middle-class young mums; the snapshots of each show an unremitting dissatisfaction with their husbands and children and their place in a man's world.
I LOVED Cusk's prose but started to get fed up with these moany privileged women!
I recently read "The Country Life" and immediately decided it was one of the most clever, funny books I had read in a long time. I passed it on to many friends. I also went out and bought other Rachel Cusk books and looked forward to more of her wry wit, strange characters and lengthy, but satisfying writing style. What happened between "The Country Life" and this book? Although also skillfully written, this book has a leaden, morose feeling that is never offset enough by humor or hope. The plot ties together the lives of several upper middle class young mothers living in Arlington Park, England. The book opens with a torrential rain, and from there has these ladies driving around in hatchbacks, going to malls, showing off their kitchens, and fuming over stained sofas. Not stuff that puts you the edge of your seat. And that's OK. But the problem is, not only is the setting of these ladies lives mundane in this book, it is a backdrop to extremely sad and bewildered conversations and thoughts. I am not suggesting that everything needs to be funny or sunny, but this book is SO gray (from the rain to the lives of the characters) that as you go from one chapter to then next you keep hoping for the silver lining. The gray life and the poignant conversation would have made a satisfying short story or novella, but as you plod through farther into this book it becomes overbearing. Boring settings for characters + depressing narrative = gets old fast. Written well or not. I got 75% through and when it had not appeared I did something I hate doing - I stopped reading it before finishing. If you are a die hard Cusk fan, check this out, but if you are not, or if you can't relate to, or don't find suburban motherhood angst interesting, you may want to read some of her other works. Rachel Cusk is a very gifted writer. I look forward to reading more of her work, and hope to enjoy it more than this book.