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Textures of Life

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published 1963 by Little, Brown and Company
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Kerry
Apr 13, 2015 Kerry rated it it was ok
What a strange, unenjoyable book. The language was so abstract and had a perplexing rhythm that made it difficult to follow. Pronouns were used without care that they could be attached to a clear antecedent. Characters used nonstandard words to describe something without explanation, leaving the reader grasping for meaning. Even reviewing a sentence twice or three times offered no help in some situations--they tried to do too much, while doing much too little, and contained odd punctuation ...more
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Hortense Calisher was an American writer of fiction.

Calisher involved her closely investigated, penetrating characters in complicated plotlines that unfold with shocks and surprises in allusive, nuanced language with a distinctively elegiac voice, sometimes compared with Eudora Welty, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Henry James. Critics generally considered Calisher a type of neo-realist and oft
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