Look at Me (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)
I can't believe there was a time when I hadn't read Anita Brookner. Her brilliant novels explore solitude and intellectual work with impeccable prose that is, in turns, hilarious and touching. Look at Me is a great introduction to her work, as Brookner portrays the life of Frances Hinton (she does not like to be called Fanny), a librarian who struggles with companionship and the life of the mind in a bracing meditation on what it means to be a writer in society.
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A lonely art historian absorbed in her research seizes the opportunity to share in the joys and pleasures of the lives of a glittering couple, only to find her hopes of companionship and happiness shattered.
About the Author
Anita Brookner was born in London and, apart from several years in Paris, was a lifelong Londoner. She trained as an art historian and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art until 1988. She is the author of twenty-seven books, including the Booker Prize–winning novel Hotel Du Lac. She died in 2016.