Preview — Woman in a Lampshade by Elizabeth Jolley. Woman in a Lampshade by Elizabeth Jolley. Short stories portray commonplace characters coping with unexpected situations. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published November 4th by Penguin Books first published April 3rd More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Woman in a Lampshade , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
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More filters. Sort order. Apr 18, Lila rated it liked it. Australian short stories, humorous and sometimes disturbing, set on struggling ranches in Australia. The women characters are often quirky with their own distinctive way of viewing the world. Some of the situations and families reappear and seen from other characters' viewpoints. Mar 09, Stefani Akins rated it really liked it.
In Stuttgart, I once saw an exhibition of an impressionist's work. The point was not to thrill the observer with the finished, final version of each painting, but to show how each became, and thus, there were walls plastered with sketches and variants of the same scene over and over, in the morning, at noon, on a rainy day.
It was actually quite fascinating. Reading the stories collected in this small book, I was often reminded of that exhibition.
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For one, I'd never known how frequently Elizabet In Stuttgart, I once saw an exhibition of an impressionist's work. For one, I'd never known how frequently Elizabeth Jolley recycled her characters. It will not take long before the reader recognizes the jovial immigrant, the young coupled overwhelmed with the failure of their farm and the raising of their children, the slightly dim-witted aunty with a heart of gold, the elderly lesbian couple especially if you've read "Miss Peabody's Inheritance" and most of all, the hardworking single mother raising a child still in school and a son -invariably- who's equally disinterested in eating and getting a job.
Sometimes, it feels as if this entire collection is really an exercise book for point-of-view story telling. If we need to do this there is no extra charge to you.
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