They realize through their marriage that they're incompatible, which makes this book an exploration of their life together. Cassians, a mainly Eastern European conclave in Baltimore, year-old Michael meets Pauline and is immediately smitten. Under the eyes of this new person, stolid Michael joins the armed forces without a word to his mother - a gesture at least as much romantic as patriotic. I love how Tyler masks tension the characters are experiencing internally and in their relationships with descriptions of the banal. She seems to accept that it is a passport for the man's daughter and delivers it unopened.
Review: Fiction: The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
It so happens that Anne Tyler has put a little more pathos and folksiness than usual into those last paragraphs, which the rallentando further intensifies. Common knowledge, about such things as the sleeping arrangements when the newlyweds are living with Mrs Anton, doesn't even depend on active nosiness, since the floor plan of everyone's house is the same, give or take. Her pellucid prose paints a picture of ordinary people trying to figure out how to live with and love one another over a thirty-year period. Alongside Roth's paroxysms of rage and understanding, his astonishing display of piss and vinegar, Tyler seems to be offering milk and cookies, milk and cookies not quite fresh. Curious readers can find year-old interviews with her on the Internet. Anne Tyler is a great writer and in a great rut. Her characters are not—and do not aspire to become—members of the glitterati or the literati.
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Item s unavailable for purchase. Flighty Pauline clings to the notion that the rifts can always be patched. Anne Tyler actually seems to want her novels—her avowedly non-autobiographical novels—to speak for themselves. And in The Amateur Marriage , that is exactly what she does. Write your own comment on this book! Anton so dependent on her son? Your email address will not be published.
The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in Baltimore, he was smitten, and in the heat of World War II fervour, they marry in haste. What distinction is Tyler making between the public and private aspects of married life? LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. What might Michael and Pauline have done differently? We do, therefore, have to make delivery charges for some high value products which need to be sent by a special delivery method. Because Tyler writes with scrupulous accuracy about muddled, unglamorous suburbanites, it is easy to underestimate her as a sort of Pyrex realist.