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Автор - Антония Байетт
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Антония Байетт

1936 г.
Antonia Susan Byatt
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Антония Байетт (настоящая фамилия Дрэббл) – английская исследовательница литературы, критик и романист. Родилась 24 августа 1936 в Шеффилде. Писательница Маргарет Дрэббл – ее младшая сестра. В 1957 Байатт окончила Ньюнем-колледж Кембриджского университета с дипломом бакалавра искусств. В Бринморском колледже (США, шт. Пенсильвания, 1957–1958) и Самервилл-колледже Оксфордского университета (1958–1959) работала над докторской диссертацией, посвященной английской литературе 17 в. До 1972 читала лек...

Антония Байетт (настоящая фамилия Дрэббл) – английская исследовательница литературы, критик и романист. Родилась 24 августа 1936 в Шеффилде. Писательница Маргарет Дрэббл – ее младшая сестра. В 1957 Байатт окончила Ньюнем-колледж Кембриджского университета с дипломом бакалавра искусств. В Бринморском колледже (США, шт. Пенсильвания, 1957–1958) и Самервилл-колледже Оксфордского университета (1958–1959) работала над докторской диссертацией, посвященной английской литературе 17 в. До 1972 читала лекции в Лондонском университете и Центральной школе искусств и ремесел (Лондон), после чего перешла на работу штатного преподавателя Юниверсити-колледжа Лондонского университета. С 1983 полностью посвятила себя литературному творчеству.Писательница опубликовала ряд литературоведческих исследований (книги о поэтах «Озёрной школы» и о творчестве Айрис Мёрдок), постоянно рецензирует книжные новинки в британской периодике. Среди художественных произведений А. Байетт - романы («Тень солнца», «Дева в саду», «Охота», «История биографа» и др.), повести («Ангелы и насекомые»), сборники рассказов и сказок («Сахар», «Рассказы о Матиссе», «Стихийные духи» и др.). Хотя действие большинства этих произведений происходит в Англии, в творческой манере писательницы заметно стремление расширить рамки художественных средств, присущих английской литературе, и тем самым преодолеть «островную замкнутость», которая, по мнению Байетт, характерна для британских писателей её поколения. Благодаря этому в книгах Байетт сочетается, казалось бы, несочетаемое: бережное отношение к английской литературной традиции со смелым новаторством, искренность чувств с интеллектуальной игрой, историческая достоверность с вымыслом.Другие сведения (английский язык)Byatt was born as Antonia Susan Drabble, the daughter of John Drabble, QC, and Kathleen Bloor, a scholar of Browning. Byatt was educated at two independent schools, Sheffield High School and the Quaker Mount School, and noted in an interview in 2009 "I am not a Quaker, of course, because I'm anti-Christian and the Quakers are a form of Christianity but their religion is wonderful – you simply sat in silence and listened to the nature of things." She went on to Newnham College, Cambridge, Bryn Mawr in the United States, and Somerville College, Oxford.[4] Sister to novelist Margaret Drabble and art historian Helen Langdon, Byatt lectured in the Department of Extra-Mural Studies of London University (1962–71), the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and from 1972 to 1983 at University College London.The story of a young girl growing up in the shadow of a dominant father, Byatt's first novel, The Shadow of the Sun, was published in 1964. Her novel The Game (1967) charts the dynamics between two sisters, and the family theme is continued in her quartet The Virgin in the Garden (1978), Still Life (1985), Babel Tower (1996), and A Whistling Woman (2002), Still Life winning the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award in 1989. Her quartet of novels is inspired by D. H. Lawrence, particularly The Rainbow and Women in Love. Describing mid-20th-century Britain, the books follow the life of Frederica Potter, a young female intellectual studying at Cambridge at a time when women were heavily outnumbered by men at that university, and then tracing her journey as a divorcée with a young son making a new life in London. Byatt says some of the characters in her fiction represent her "greatest terror which is simple domesticity [...] I had this image of coming out from under and seeing the light for a bit and then being shut in a kitchen, which I think happened to women of my generation." Like Babel Tower, A Whistling Woman touches on the utopian and revolutionary dreams of the 1960s. She describes herself as "a naturally pessimistic animal": "I don't believe that human beings are basically good, so I think all utopian movements are doomed to fail, but I am interested in them."She has written critical studies of Iris Murdoch, who was a friend, mentor and a significant influence on her own writing. In those books and other works, Byatt alludes to, and builds upon, themes from Romantic and Victorian literature. She conceives of fantasy as an alternative to, rather than an escape from, everyday life, and it is often difficult to tell when the fantastic in her work actually represents the eruption of psychosis. "In my work", she notes "writing is always so dangerous. It's very destructive. People who write books are destroyers." Possession (1990) parallels the emerging relationship of two contemporary academics with the past of two (fictional) nineteenth century poets whom they are researching. It won the Man Booker Prize in 1990 and was made into a film in 2002. Byatt's novel Angels & Insects also became a successful film, nominated for an Academy Award (1995). The Children's Book was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize[5] and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.Also known for her short stories, Byatt has been influenced by Henry James and George Eliot as well as Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Browning, in merging realism and naturalism with fantasy. Her story collections include Sugar and Other Stories (1987); The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye (1994), a collection of fairy tales; Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (1998); and Little Black Book of Stories (2003). The Matisse Stories, (1993) features three pieces, each describing a painting by Henri Matisse, each the tale of an initially smaller crisis that shows the long-present unravelling in the protagonists’ lives. Her books reflect a continuous interest in zoology, entomology and Darwinism among other repeated themes. Byatt has written for media including the British journal Prospect, The Guardian, The Times and the Times Literary Supplement. She has been a judge on many literary award panels including the Hawthornden Prize, the Booker, David Higham Prize for Fiction, and the Betty Trask Award.On the role of writing in her life, she says: "I think of writing simply in terms of pleasure. It's the most important thing in my life, making things. Much as I love my husband and my children, I love them only because I am the person who makes these things. I, who I am, is the person that has the project of making a thing. Well, that's putting it pompously – but constructing. I do see it in sort of three-dimensional structures. And because that person does that all the time, that person is able to love all these people."A. S. Byatt married Ian Charles Rayner Byatt in 1959 and had a daughter, as well as a son who was killed in a car accident at the age of 11. The marriage was dissolved in 1969. She has two daughters with her second husband Peter John Duffy. Byatt has been engaged in a feud with her novelist sister Margaret Drabble, since learning that Drabble wrote about their family's tea set, a tea set which Byatt had intended to write about herself. The two sisters have also disagreed about the appropriate portrayal of their mother. The pair seldom see each other and don't read each other's books.свернуть
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Unruly Times
Unruly Times

Unruly Times is a superlative portrait of the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge, and a fascinating exploration of the Romantic Movement and the dramatic events that shaped it. With a novelist's insight and eye for detail, A.S. Byatt brings alive this tumultuous period and shows a deep understanding of its effects upon the minds of Wordsworth, Coleridge and their contemporaries - d...

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Sugar and other Stories
Sugar and other Stories

A.S.Byatt's short fictions, collected in paperback for the first time, explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder.

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Portraits in Fiction
Portraits in Fiction

Portraits seem the opposite of fiction, fixed in time and space, not running with the curve of a story or a life. Yet since the birth of the novel, writers have been fascinated by portraits as icons, as motifs, as images of character and evocations of past time. A.S.Byatt delves into the complex relations between portraits and characters, and between portraits and novels as whole works of art. Her...

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Ангел супружества

Антония Байет — современная английская писательница, лауреат Букеровской премии 1990 года (роман «Одержимость»), В книгу «Ангелы и насекомые» вошли два ее романа — «Морфо Евгения» и «Ангел супружества», повествующие о быте и нравах высшего общества викторианской Англии. В «Морфо Евгении» люди уподоблены насекомым, а в «Ангеле супружества» говорится об их общении с призраками, с духами умерших.

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Babel Tower
Babel Tower

-America discovered A. S. Byatt when Possession, her Booker Prize-winning Victorian novel, was published here in 1990 and became one of the bestselling books of that year. Readers have been waiting ever since for her next full-length novel. Babel Tower is

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The Matisse Stories
The Matisse Stories

These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully writte...

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The Matisse Stories
The Matisse Stories

Each story is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling -- about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Their subjects' lives unravel from simple beginnings -- a trip to the hair dresser, a cleaning woman's passion for knitting, lunch in...

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The Biographer`s Tale
The Biographer`s Tale

From the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this erotic, playful, and provocative novel about the collision of art and truth. Phineas G. Nanson, a disillusioned post-graduate student, decides to leave his abstract studies and pursue a seemingly concrete task: to write a biography of a great biographer. But Phineas quickly discovers that facts can be unreliable and a “whole life” h...

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Морфо Евгения
Морфо Евгения

Антония Байетт — современная английская писательница, лауреат Букеровской премии 1990 года (роман «Одержимость»), В книгу «Ангелы и насекомые» вошли два ее романа — «Морфо Евгения» и «Ангел супружества», повествующие о быте и нравах высшего общества викторианской Англии. В «Морфо Евгении» люди уподоблены насекомым, а в «Ангеле супружества» говорится об их общении с призраками, с духами умерших.

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