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Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness

Short-story ​collections continue to be the bane of the publishing world – as Alice Munro herself puts it in a story here, they seem to 'diminish the book's authority, making the author seem like somebody who is just hanging on to the gates of literature, rather than safely settled inside'.
Well, the septuangenarian Munro is undoubtedly safely inside; widely considered among the best in the business, earlier this year she won the International Man Booker prize. This latest collection is, as you might expect from the mocking tenor of the title, largely concerned with the elusive nature of happiness, a state of mind that, amid the chaotic everyday inhabited by Munro's characters, is impossible to fathom or control. It starts horrifically, with a woman in therapy following the murder of her three children by her demented husband. Just when you think there can be no possible relief, Munro throws in a deft, final redemptive sentence that's the equivalent of opening a window on a… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2009

Vintage, London, 2010
320 oldal · ISBN: 9780099524298

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Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness

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