V.S. Pritchett
Mr. Beluncle
August 24, 2019 Comments.. 180
Mr. Beluncle V.S. Pritchett Like most great comedy, writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, Mr Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender and all these descriptions fit a single character Mr Beluncle himself One of V S Pritchett s most enduring characters, Mr Beluncle is narcissistic, sanctimonious, and self ind Like most great comedy, writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, Mr Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender and all these descriptions fit a single character Mr Beluncle himself One of V S Pritchett s most enduring characters, Mr Beluncle is narcissistic, sanctimonious, and self indulgent, yet despite these flaws he is undeniably compelling Readers who follow this quirky British furniture salesman on his seemingly ordinary escapades shopping for ridiculously expensive houses, attending services at his peculiar church, presiding over a tumultuous family meal are in for a delightful and disquieting ride Poignant, hilarious, and utterly unforgettable Mr Beluncle is an ideal introduction to one of the English language s most gifted authors.. Mr Beluncle Like most great comedy writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction Mr Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman and the Tyrant as well as the Big Spender and all the
  • Title: Mr. Beluncle
  • Author: V.S. Pritchett
  • ISBN: 9780812973792
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. John says:

      My disappointment with this book may be a case of wrong headed expectations, as I d thought it might be similar to the late Victorian farce The Diary of a Nobody, where I found the satirical episodes of Pooter hilarious Poor Beluncle came off as dysfunctional than anything else over, he has the anti Midas touch of creating dysfunction in the lives of all he encounters His wife, children and business partner yearn to escape from the mad schemes of this narcissistic nut, and I don t blame them Ad [...]

    2. Ryan Williams says:

      To my mind the best of Pritchett s novels a sardonic yet affectionate character study of an overbearing tosspot Shares than a few similarities with his short story The Fly in the Ointment.

    3. Neale says:

      It has taken me than one reading to come around to the qualities of Mr Beluncle I read it many years ago, having become familiar with Pritchett s poised and erudite non fiction, and being aware of his reputation as a writer of elegantly turned Chekhovian short stories Expecting similar virtues in Mr Beluncle I was rather taken aback, for the book s virtues, such as they are, are quite the opposite It is a deeply messy and idiosyncratic book, occasionally heavy handed It is reminiscent of the sa [...]

    4. Patti says:

      I spent most the book wondering what was happening and looking for the comedy.

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