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By Malcolm Bradbury

ISBN-10: 1504003047

ISBN-13: 9781504003049

After spending a 12 months instructing in an American college within the Fifties, Malcolm Bradbury back to England merely to gain that his local nation had turn into approximately as mystifying to him because the American Midwest. As Britain marched towards a brand new decade, a lot of the rustic used to be altering inexorably, its agrarian earlier paved over through suburban builders, its quiet traditionalism changed by way of beehive hairdos and glossy, glass-walled place of work constructions. And so, to confront this curious second in British historical past, Bradbury grew to become to the sharpest software in his arsenal: humor. In All Dressed Up and Nowhere to move, he writes of a rustic balancing precariously at the boundary of 2 worlds, with the wry wit and keenly observant eye that experience made him one of many 20th century’s maximum satirists.

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At least my gynecologist had some kind of business in my private parts. Maybe that’s why I heroically did not start bawling immediately when he said this, as he was wiping off his speculum. Once he left, however, I did fling one of my navy faille pumps at the place where his head had been just a moment before. The heel hit the door with a thud, leaving a black scuff mark, then dropped onto the counter, where it knocked over a glass jar of cotton swabs. I scooped up all the Q-tips from the counter and the floor and started to stuff them back into the jar before realizing I’d probably gotten them all contaminated, so then I shoved them into a pile next to an apothecary jar full of fresh needles and squeezed myself back into the vintage forties suit I’d been so proud of that morning when Nate from work told me it made my waist look small while subtly eyeing my cleavage, but which on the ride from lower Manhattan to the Upper East Side on an un-air-conditioned 6 train had gotten sweatstained and rumpled.

Paul was there now, snapping pictures of his wife from time to time, and finishing up a letter to his brother, Charlie. ”* But he hadn’t seen anything yet. His wife, Julia Child, had decided to learn to cook. She was thirty-seven years old. DAY 1, RECIPE 1 The Road to Hell Is Paved with Leeks and Potatoes As far as I know, the only evidence supporting the theory that Julia Child first made Potage Parmentier during a bad bout of ennui is her own recipe for it. ” It is the first recipe in the first book she ever wrote.

I couldn’t decide whether it would be safer to edge back into the crowd or freeze where I was. My breathing grew shallow as I turned my eyes blankly out across the tracks to the uptown platform, that old subway chameleon trick. —smacked her forehead hard on the ground. This was a little much even for the surrounding crowd of New Yorkers, who of course all knew that loons and subways go together like peanut butter and chocolate. The sickening noise of skull on concrete seemed to echo in the damp air—as if she was using her specially evolved resonant brainpan as an instrument to call the crazies out from every far-underground branch of the city.

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