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  • Title: Gigolo
  • Author: Edna Ferber
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From the pulitzer prize winning American novelist, Edna Ferber Who was heralded as the greatest female author of the 1920s and 1930s and among the best read authors of her nation.
    Gigolo From the pulitzer prize winning American novelist Edna Ferber Who was heralded as the greatest female author of the s and s and among the best read authors of her nation

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    1. A reader unfamiliar with Edna Ferber s literary output might finish this book with the impression that her tone was always downbeat It wasn t some stories in other collections and portions of her novels are joyous others are laugh out loud funny The tales in Gigolo delve deep into the minds of a widower whose son and daughter in law consider him a burden, a handsome young brute to whom women are irresistibly drawn, a Broadway comedienne considering her career options after forty, a would be inve [...]

    2. My actual rating for this collection is 3.5 stars There are some moments where the judgmental outlook of the author comes across, a couple plot constructions I disagree with, and a few incidents of unanticipated 4th wall breaking, otherwise I could give it 4 For short stories, these have a remarkable amount of character development, and the settings mostly in Wisconsin s paper valley, Chicago and New York are integral I wish there were story writers who paid attention to those elements In fact, [...]

    3. How to say it Good technique, pedestrian conclusions Lots of obscure brand names too The stories are interestingly told, the people in them are good, honest, everyday people, but you know, they sometimes get ideas above their station in life and sometimes even above the author s powers of insight It goes like this theatre is better than cinema, women should be compassionate, there is no place like home Oh, and races don t mingle, and foreigners are evil Didn t you know No Then you won t feel goo [...]

    4. This was my first taste of Edna Ferber, and it was a completely enjoyable one The title appropriately sets the tone for this collection of funny stories that in one way or another touch on the themes of illusions delusions, carapace, obligation, belonging and being kept Even 90 years after it s publication, the characters ring true, and Ferber s winking take on love romance, domesticity and the value of creature comforts remains relevant I would have been happy to have each story stretch into a [...]

    5. Rather dark, about the awful hopelessness of ordinary lives in 1910s Chicago actually there s much to Ferber than just misery with a side of amusement but this bunch of stories is particularly painful, despite the obfuscation of heel heights, skirt lengths and which colour fur is modish this season The title story is very strong but most of them seem very pertinent nothing has changed, other than the hemlines and headlines.

    6. What Edna Ferber s characters have in common is that they dream of lives or loves with illusions and expectations and it doesn t always happen the way that they fantasize about Either that, or they seem to want things when they already have enough Overall, this was a comical and at times sentimental portrayal of rich characters that seemed realistic I could relate some of them to people from my past or present.

    7. Edna Ferber is one of the great, undersung writers of the 20th century Her finely wrought stories concentrate on the lives of working people, especially women, amid urban landscapes, notably Chicago, drawn with lyrical detail Every one of the stories in this collection is worthwhile.

    8. As with all of Ferber s short stories you never want them to end I find that her short stories are very different than many in that they read as though they could easily be made into full length novels Ferber is a lost gem

    9. I suspect Ferber is an author you either love or hate If you buy in to her way of seeing the world, and can lose yourself in the little lives of her characters, then this collection of short stories is quintessential Ferber I loved it.

    10. 3 3.5A little uneven, but I really enjoyed AIN T NATURE WONDERFUL , OLD MAN MINICK and If I Should Ever Travel

    11. These stories are wonderful.I am so glad that I discovered Ferber at last.e is witty, funny, and always has a punch of an ending.

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