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by Alison Lurie

eBook The War Between the Tates download ISBN: 0749397829
Author: Alison Lurie
Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (1998)
Language: English
Pages: 313
ePub: 1415 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

A Biography of Alison Lurie. Deep in the mirror we will perceive a very faint line and the color of this line will be like no other color. Other author's books: The Truth About Lorin Jones. The War Between the Tates: A Novel.

A Biography of Alison Lurie. Later on, other shapes will begin to stir. Little by little they will differ from us; little by little they will not imitate us. They will break through the barriers of glass or metal and this time will not be defeated. Others believe that in advance of the invasion we will hear from the depths of mirrors the clatter of weapons. The Book of Imaginary Beings. Truth and Consequences. Boys And Girls Forever.

The War Between the Tates is a campus novel by Alison Lurie that takes place at an elite university during the upheavals of the late 1960s and gently and deftly skewers all sides in the turmoils and conflicts of that era - opposition to the Vietnam . .

The War Between the Tates is a campus novel by Alison Lurie that takes place at an elite university during the upheavals of the late 1960s and gently and deftly skewers all sides in the turmoils and conflicts of that era - opposition to the Vietnam war, the start of the feminist movement, the generation gap, sexual liberation, experimentation with drugs, and student unrest.

Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if her children were less .

Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if her children were less intolerable. Until puberty struck, Jeffrey and Matilda were absolute darlings, but in the last year, they have become sullen, insufferable little monsters. A forty-year-old housewife out of work and out of mind, she finds little happiness in the small college town of Corinth. In this darkly comic tale of a family at civil war, the National Book Award–shortlisted author of Foreign Affairs dives into the deterioration of a marriage. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.

It is almost entirely below ground level, dark and usually damp, with mottled walls of a sour gray cement which will not hold paint, and a web of rusty pipes and hot-air ducts and wires hanging from. In the least damp corner, raised off the gritty cement floor on soggy two-by-fours, are the Maytag washer and dryer.

Complete summary of Alison Lurie's The War Between the Tates. Brian and Erica Tate, like the South Vietnamese, find that their territory (an upper-middle-class house on Jones Creek Road, near Corinth University) is being taken over. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The War Between the Tates. The Tates liken their teenage children, Jeffrey and Matilda, to North Vietnamese invaders. Like America’s involvement in Vietnam, the conflict between the Tates and their children began in a way analogous to a police action and has steadily escalated into all-out deadly warfare.

Alison Lurie is a great writer whose "War Between the Tates" had a very high profile in the 1970's when it was made . I love Alison Lurie because she is a genius at studying the psychology of her characters

Alison Lurie is a great writer whose "War Between the Tates" had a very high profile in the 1970's when it was made into a movie. It is a funny and sad story of a professor at Cornell University and his wife in about 1970, when the 1950's values of the faculty came up against the "Peace Now" and "Free Love" ethos of Ivy League students of that time. I love Alison Lurie because she is a genius at studying the psychology of her characters. In this book, both Tates are dissected and their thoughts analyzed, verbalized and explained to full clarity, and this makes them so easy to understand, and therefore to love or hate.

When a wife reaches her breaking point and her husband begins an ill-advised affair, civil war breaks out within their .

When a wife reaches her breaking point and her husband begins an ill-advised affair, civil war breaks out within their family Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if she enjoyed her children more. Erica’s husband, Brian, is so deeply immersed in university life-and the legs of a half-literate flower child named Wendy-that he either doesn’t notice his wife’s misery or simply doesn’t care.

Alison Lurie enters into the worlds of husband, wife, adulteress and child . It is not as if he preferred small br Not the best Alison Lurie book I've ever read, but still entertaining.

Alison Lurie enters into the worlds of husband, wife, adulteress and child with equal measures of empathy and humour in this richly imagined story of a family breakdown, set in the sharply observed domain of American academia. So I was looking up Alison Lurie who also wrote The War Between the Tates, and then I was kicking myself for not having realized that this author who wrote that one book I Well, that's a relief. So lately I've been on a non-fiction binge, snarfing down everything by and about Edward Gorey.

In this darkly comic tale of a family at civil war, the National Book Award–shortlisted author of Foreign Affairs dives into the deterioration of a marriage

A husband’s affair pushes a suburban wife to her breaking point in this near perfect comedy of manners by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Real People (The New York Times). Erica Tate wouldn’t mind getting up in the morning if her children were less intolerable. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

One of her best-known books, The War Between the Tates (1974; film 1977), concerns the manner in which the wife of a professor at mythical Corinth University deals with her husband’s infidelity. Foreign Affairs (1984; film 1993), winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, describes the separate, unexpected sexual.

Comments: (7)
NI_Rak
Alison Lurie is a great writer whose "War Between the Tates" had a very high profile in the 1970's when it was made into a movie. It is a funny and sad story of a professor at Cornell University and his wife in about 1970, when the 1950's values of the faculty came up against the "Peace Now" and "Free Love" ethos of Ivy League students of that time.

The husband and wife both attended Harvard, but he became an Ivy League professor and she is "just a housewife". As their marriage unravels under the destruction caused by the husband's affair with a young graduate student, the wife has the opportunity to take control of her life.

For anyone who has worked at a university, the story of a middle-age professor being involved with a student is an ongoing cliche. The faculty wives see that cheating professor's wife as a victim, a middle-aged woman has been betrayed, and who now must restart her life with little or no prospects for professional or romantic success.

Alison Lurie shows us another possibility: The betrayal leads to a new beginning. The woman whose marriage is falling apart finds out that she is both smarter and tougher than her husband, and she learns that she is attractive both to prospective employers and to a man who appreciates her far more than her husband does.

Lurie has created a memorable portrait of both a marriage, and life at an American university in the early 1970's.
caif
What did I like the most about this book? Nothing. What did I like the least about this book? Everything! I was disappointed, as I'd heard so much about Alison Lurie's writing over the years. The book was stiff and "wooden," the characters were one-dimensional, and the entire book was written in the third person. As a result of the one-dimensional characters and the writing in third person, I never once was able to sympathize or empathize or get involved with any of the characters. All in all, this book is a turn-off. I can't believe that she's won so many accolades and awards over the years for this stuff! She does have an excellent command of the English language, albeit with the endless odd sentences sprinkled with semicolons, which were distracting. If you want to go to sleep, read this book, because nothing happens in it and you won't miss anything!
Daigrel
A bit wordy and long-winded in the writing compared to the more minamalist writing of today--but I've always enjoyed the book thru the years and I finally had it downloaded on my Kindle and re-read it.
Saithi
Very subtle writing that has held up with the passage of time. An absolute pleasure to read, as are all of Lurie's novels.
one life
Alison Lurie’s bid for the Updike-Cheever-Yates club is an amusing, evocative account of the obliteration of a New England marriage. Brian Tate works as a political science professor at the fictitious Corinth University. His wife Erica is a stay-at-home mom to two horrid teenagers, who spends her time as the “wifey,” making sure that his shirts are ironed, his dinner is cooked and his children are raised. Think Mr. Banks if he one day decided to have an affair with a hippie student named Wendy. That is how THE WAR BETWEEN THE TATES starts, with Erica discovering that her husband is having an affair with a flighty free-spirited grad student from the psychology department. The book covers over a year, beginning in March of 1968, a cold New England that sees new developments developing around the farm where the Tates live, as well as a new encroachment when Erica discovers a letter from Wendy to Brian. The rest of the novel is a beautiful balance between campus politics, the rise of alternative education and sex after forty. Lurie paints with Updike’s brush, with clever turns of phrase and unflattering, though probably in the end realistic, characterizations of the Tate children, an overzealous veterinarian and even Wendy herself, whose every dirty foot and blowsy pound is chronicled as a personal detriment. I remember when I was younger there was an Erma Bombeck book illustrated by Bil Keane. It was from around this time and as I read the Tates back and forth that most un-similar book rattled around in my head. JUST WAIT TILL YOU HAVE CHILDREN OF YOUR OWN it was called. The things we think of.
Yadon
I suppose if one must read one Alison Lurie book, it would be The War Between the Tates.

As I read more and more of her work, I realize that she can only write with great skill about academics or writers or both and their wives. In The War Between the Tates she most fully realizes all the other versions of this theme she has worked out in novels and short stories.

Lurie appears to be one of those literal writers who must draw upon her real life in order to create. Her imaginative capacity is severely impaired. Just look at the thin collection of stories, promisingly titled Women and Ghosts. She writes these with a singular lack of flair or talent. It is as if the writer of Tates and the teller of ghost stories are two different writers.

This does not mean that one should not read and enjoy The War Between the Tates. It has gorgeously written, penetrating prose, which work to examine all the painstaking elements of a marriage coming apart in the throes of the counter-culture.

For Cornell people it is a special treat, since Cornith University is so clearly Cornell University. Even over forty years later the novel still captures the atmosphere and shades of the place with Lurie taught for many years.