Lucy Crown

Lucy Crown An act of infidelity tears apart the members of a Depression era familyFriends always envied the Crown marriage but for Lucy something was missing During a family trip to Vermont in the summer of

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  • Title: Lucy Crown
  • Author: Irwin Shaw
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An act of infidelity tears apart the members of a Depression era familyFriends always envied the Crown marriage, but for Lucy, something was missing During a family trip to Vermont in the summer of 1937, her husband, Oliver, is called away When Lucy falls into an affair with a younger man, her son, Tony, walks in on them The betrayal rips apart the family, ultimately esAn act of infidelity tears apart the members of a Depression era familyFriends always envied the Crown marriage, but for Lucy, something was missing During a family trip to Vermont in the summer of 1937, her husband, Oliver, is called away When Lucy falls into an affair with a younger man, her son, Tony, walks in on them The betrayal rips apart the family, ultimately estranging Lucy from her son Twenty years later, the two run into each other at a bar in Paris, and Lucy realizes that she may have found her best chance at absolution.

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    1. Първите 30 страници започнаха много необещаващо за мен и прибързано реших, че книгата няма да ми хареса. Каква беше изненадата ми като затворих последната страница и трябваше да призная 2 неща:- Господин Ъруин знае да пише.и - Никога не трябва да съдя за една книга преди да съм [...]

    2. Another variation for the "what if this or that hadn't happened topic" is brilliantly written by Irwin Shaw. Would everything have been better if this hadn't happened? Or would it have been the same? Was this a real Reason for the disaster or was everything going to hell anyways and this was just the cause? Was this the dissapointing mistake? Or just the annoying misunderstanding? Was there any future for this family? Irwin Shaw with his beautiful, amazingly believable writing lets us find the a [...]

    3. Lucy and Oliver Crown's marriage goes on the rocks when their thirteen-year-old son, Tony, catches mama in bed with another man. Somehow they all manage to be so hurt that no clear communication or reconciliation is possible for the next thirty years. A bit melodramatic, but well written, so almost believable even though I failed to understand Lucy's motivation at some deep level. Why was she so weak willed? It seemed like she was hysterical and I don't think that was what Shaw intended me to th [...]

    4. Disturbing story of families relationshipsWithout giving away the plot, I can't imagine a mother making these choices with her son. But dysfunctional families seem to abound in this world and make for good stories.

    5. Одиночество, чувство вины, ненависть и горестные разговоры в запущенной комнате. К этому можно идти долгим путем в тысячу ошибок и неудач. Или нужен один вечер. Один проклятый летний вечер.

    6. ZoraZagreb, 1961. S engleskog prevela (i pogovor napisala): Mignon MihaljevićZa početak bih istaknuo izrazito fini miris požutjelih stranica ove knjige. Ništa ne miriše tako lijepo kao knjige izdane u 1950-ima i 1960-ima. Draž starine.Jezik prijevoda je izuzetno zanimljiv.Grafijsko-fonološka rješenja stranih riječi su ponajviše zanimljiva. U prijevodu nailazimo na grafijska rješenja istovjetna matičnoj grafiji ("weekend"- "Uživao je u skladnom, uvježbanom Oliverovom upravljanju, u [...]

    7. Покъртителна история! Някъде по средата бях възмутена как може родители да предпочетат да изоставят единственото си дете, за да продължат да живеят удобно, да не се налага да се изправят ден след ден срещу последиците от грешките си и да не изпитват вина. Това е нещо, което ( [...]

    8. I really enjoyed reading Lucy Crown by Irwin Shaw. Actually, that was the first book I have read by this author and as such I did not have any expectations. But I was truly trilled and fascinated by the story, the characters and the style of the writer. It was so intriguing to me that I could not stop reading and at the same time I did not want the book to finish. What I enjoyed very much was the way the story evolved and how one small mistake can turn into a huge disaster because of the inabili [...]

    9. A very odd and somewhat improbably story about the estrangement of a boy and his parents Set right before and after WWII.

    10. О том, как люди ради ложно понятого "спасения семьи" губят себя. О том, как счастливые семьи от несчастных отделяет лишь несколько случайностей. Тема не новая, но бесконечная. Сюжет несколько разочаровывает. Вместо того, чтобы показать, что происходит с героями, автор все это [...]

    11. Неконвенционални характери с неконвенционални постъпки. В действията им се долавя голяма доза истеричност и неуравновесеност. Ако за малкия Тони това е донякъде оправдано, то възрастните тук се държат като споходени от тежък пубертет.Ъ. Шоу с цялата сила на таланта се е по [...]

    12. I enjoy Irwin Shaw's writing both in terms of craft & art but also from the standpoint of literary history. This novel definitely has the feel of '50s American Expat in Paris and evokes a different world entirely. Keep in mind that Lucy lives and moves and is a product of her time - She's a great character, but if you plunked her down in today's world you'd want her to engage in long-term therapy.

    13. Çox maraqlı, təsirli, həyati əsərdir. Öncə kiçik sayıla bilən bir şəxsi xətanın 20 il boyunca neçə neçə insanların həyatını korlaya biləcək olmasını anladır, əsər boyunca müəllif oxucunu məcbur edir ki, hadisələrin içinə girsin, hadisələrin iştirakçısı kimi düşünsün, əsəbləşsin, qisas alsın, buna sevinsin.

    14. Irwin Shaw is one of my favorite authors. But this one was a bit disappointing. I didn't think the characters were well developed. I didn't find the plot believable. Certain sections of the book are very well written and a pleasure to read but the story fell short of what I expected.

    15. Well done. The writing and character development caught my interest from page one. All in all, a fine read and satisfying story.

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