By Margaret Drabble
Margaret Drabble's novels have illuminated the earlier fifty years, particularly the altering lives of ladies, like no others. but her brief fiction has its personal precise brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of personality and position, her wide-ranging interest, her experience of irony—all are on demonstrate the following, in tales that discover marriage, girl friendships, the English vacationer out of the country, amorous affairs with homes, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural television courses; in tales which are perceptive, sharp, and humorous. An advent via the Spanish educational José Fernández areas the tales within the context of her lifestyles and her novels. This assortment is a superb recapitulation of a masterly profession.
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