➿ The Pure Gold Baby Author Margaret Drabble – Sigilo.us

<Reading> ➿ The Pure Gold Baby  Author Margaret Drabble – Sigilo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 291 pages
  • The Pure Gold Baby
  • Margaret Drabble
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 0544158903

The Pure Gold Baby Jessica Speight, A Young Anthropology Student In 1960s London, Is At The Beginning Of A Promising Academic Career When An Affair With Her Married Professor Turns Her Into A Single Mother Anna Is A Pure Gold Baby With A Delightful Sunny Nature But As It Becomes Clear That Anna Will Not Be A Normal Child, The Book Circles Questions Of Responsibility, Potential, Even Age, With Margaret Drabble S Characteristic Intelligence, Sympathy, And Wit.Drabble Once Wrote, Family Life Itself, That Safest, Most Traditional, Most Approved Of Female Choices, Is Not A Sanctuary It Is, Perpetually, A Dangerous Place Told From The Point Of View Of The Group Of Mothers Who Surround Jess, The Pure Gold Baby Is A Brilliant, Prismatic Novel That Takes Us Into That Place With Satiric Verve, Trenchant Commentary, And A Movingly Intimate Story Of The Unexpected Transformations At The Heart Of Motherhood.

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10 thoughts on “The Pure Gold Baby

  1. says:

    somehow, this is my very first margaret drabble novel i know.and while i can look at it objectively and see the strength of its craft, it never really grabbed me as a reader part of that is due to the shape of the book it is ostensibly about jess and her pure gold, developmentally disabled baby anna, but it is told at a remove, through a friend of jess named nellie nellie seems to have quite a lot of access to jess and her thoughts and actions, but still at the end of the day there is a somehow, this is my very first margaret drabble novel i know.and while i can look at it objectively and see the strength of its craft, it never really grabbed me as a reader part of that is due to the shape of the book it is ostensibly about jess and her pure gold, developmentally disabled baby anna, but it is told at a remove, through a friend of jess named nellie nellie seems to have quite a lot of access to jess and her thoughts and actions, but still at the end of the day there is a barrier between the narrator and subject that makes it readlike a biography of someone unknown and unspectacular rather than a work taking advantage of the rich emotional possibilities a novel affords and that s fine that is a perfectly valid way to write a book, but the synopsis promised me this was written from the point of view of the group of mothers who surround Jess, and that s just not true there is still only one POV here, despite her perceived authority to tell j...

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    There are two kinds of rambling I have come across in literature the good kind of rambling wherein the narrator jumps from one topic to another quite abruptly, dwelling on one subject for a good many number of pages before attempting to make a point of some sort and succeeding in that endeavour And the bad kind of rambling wherein a reader realizes, with a growing certainty, that the author s intention has been merely to dawdle and haphazardly branch out into topics with little to no substant There are two kin...

  3. says:

    Even minor Drabble is still Drabble The exquisite delineation of character, s, setting and nuance is still there, as is the deft taking of the long view showing how things have changed, or not, in recent human history And that Drabble specialty that I love the magpie like picking up of broad and assorted bits of knowledge here, twinned themes of explorers missionaries and the changing characterization and treatment of humans who deviate from the norm, whether it be physical, mental or Even minor Drabble is still Drabble The exquisite delineation of character, s, setting and nuance is still there, as is the deft taking of the long view showing how things have changed, or not, in recent human history And that D...

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    Some of the writing in this stops me in my tracks because it is so beautiful or so utterly apt a description Here is one example It was one of those grey monochrome February days when the road and the skies flatten and join and spread to a discouraging infinity The story is told from the point of view of Nellie who is friend to Jess As a result of her affair in the 1960s with a married man, her professor, Jess becomes pregnant and ends up single parent to Anna But Anna is not the same as o Some of the writing in this stops me in my tracks because it is so beautiful or so utterly apt a description Here is one example It was one of those grey monochrome February days when the road and the skies flatten and join and spread to a discouraging infinity The story is told from the point of view of Nellie who is friend to Jess As a result of her affair in the 1960s with a married man, her professor, Jess becomes pregnant and ends up single parent to Anna But Anna is not the same as other children It s an interesting look at how people react to those who don t fit the norm because of some disability.The back blurb says, the pure gold baby will raise your spirits and break your...

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  7. says:

    Story with an AgendaI love Margaret Drabble I didn t love Pure Gold Baby It s about a mother daughter relationship beginning in the 60 s Jessica is a professional woman and unmarried when she has Anna which was unusual at the time Also unusual is that she doesn t immediately reveal who Anna s father is and seems to delight in single parenthood And then there s Anna s situation She s mentally challenged Drabble uses this to explore the history of mental health care in Britain beginning Story with an AgendaI love Margaret Drabble I didn t love Pure Gold Baby It s about a mother daughter relationship beginning in the 60 s Jessica is a professional woman and unmarried when she has Anna which was unusual at the time Also unusual is that she doesn t immediately reveal who Anna s father is and seems to delight in single parenthood And then there s Anna s situation She s mentally challenged Drabble uses this to explore the history of mental health care in Britain beginning with the 60 s to the current time The book loses its personal focus when it strays to the political implications surrounding this issue It verges on being preachy.As always with Drabble the writing itself is exemplary I enjoyed the description of the community and how they banded together for mutual support when their children are small as well as how some of the friendships lasted into old age The mysterious narrator, Jess s friend Nellie, sometimes came across as distant and rob...

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    This is my first Drabble and I am disappointed I have had her on my to read list for a while and was excited to pick this up off the e shelf while browsing the other day didn t even need to use e reserve And after having just finished Lessing s The Fifth Child interested to see that Drabble mentions Lessing in this novel and says that Lessing had a mentally handicapped child, this is trivia of which I had not been previously aware , the topic seemed relevant Unfortunately, I was not impre This is my first Drabble and I am disappointed I have had her on my to read list for a while and was excited to pick this up off the e shelf while browsing the other day didn t even need to use e reserve And after having just finished Lessing s The Fifth Child interested to see that Drabble mentions Lessing in this novel and says that Lessing had a mentally handicapped child, this is trivia of which I had not been previously aware , the topic seemed relevant Unfortunately, I was not impressed This is the kind of novel that circles and circles and makes lots of allusions and is smart and t...

  9. says:

    It s quite a while since I read a Margaret Drabble book and I d forgotten just what a good writer she is, and with this her latest novel she s certainly on top form Jessica Speight is a young anthropology student in 1960s London, all set for a successful career, when an affair with her professor leads to an unwanted pregnancy The arrival of Anna inevitably transforms her life, theso as Anna is a special baby, a pure gold baby , a child who makes particular demands and who brings both mu It s quite a while since I read a Margaret Drabble book and I d forgotten just what a good writer she is, and with this her latest novel she s certainly on top form Jessica S...

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    Publicado en ni a de oro puro de Margaret Drabble Secretos de vidaSiempre es de agradecer que alguien se atreva a publicar algo distinto en el mercado editorial tan previsible en ocasiones tal es el caso de la ltima novela de la escritora inglesa Margaret Drabble, hermana peque a de la grand sima A.S Byatt, y a n menos conocido que esta por aqu de hecho si busc is libros suyos solo podr is encontrar, posiblemente, La piedra de moler, una obra te Publicado en ni a de oro puro de Margaret Drabble Secretos de vidaSiempre es de agradecer que alguien se atreva a publicar algo distinto en el mercado editorial tan previsible en ocasiones tal es el caso de la ltima novela de la escritora inglesa Margaret Drabble, hermana peque a de la grand sima A.S Byatt, y a n menos conocido que esta por aqu de hecho si busc is libros suyos solo podr is encontrar, posiblemente, La piedra de moler, una obra temprana que public Alba en su sello Rara Avis El resto est descatalogado inencontrable.La ni a de oro puro, que t...

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