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The Apprentice Lover A Novel When Alex Massolini s brother is killed in Vietnam he drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri to become secretary to Rupert Grant a famous British noveli

  • Title: The Apprentice Lover: A Novel
  • Author: Jay Parini
  • ISBN: 9780060935566
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Apprentice Lover: A Novel By Jay Parini, When Alex Massolini s brother is killed in Vietnam, he drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri to become secretary to Rupert Grant, a famous British novelist and poet who dominates the island like a latter day Prospero Alex soon finds himself ensnared in a web of love affairs, friendships, and rivalries within the eccentricWhen Alex Massolini s brother is killed in Vietnam, he drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri to become secretary to Rupert Grant, a famous British novelist and poet who dominates the island like a latter day Prospero Alex soon finds himself ensnared in a web of love affairs, friendships, and rivalries within the eccentric community that inhabits the idyllic beauty of the isolated Italian island.The Apprentice Lover traces a young American s enchantment and disenchantment with his American past, his new European mentor, and the various inhabitants on an island famous for its characters.

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    1 thought on “The Apprentice Lover: A Novel

    1. Beautiful prose, great characters Occasional lapses that make you want to take the editor than the writer to task Parini taught me the word, Bildingsroman, at Bread Loaf in 1997, and this is certainly one.

    2. I liked it I thought it was beautifully written The story unfolded so nicely and ended realistically I loved the characters in it, all so different but they mesh and clash wonderfully.

    3. Straight onto my top ten novels list Beautifully written and composed Reminded me a bit of John Fowles s The Magus, without the metaphysical element Hard to put down but something to read again to really appreciate the quality of the writing without rushing to know the outcome.

    4. I actually finished a book I think I liked it, but hard to remember how it started, it took me so long Gotta give stars to a Midd prof and a lover of Bob Frost

    5. Solid literary fiction, which means wonderful writing, interesting characters, and not much in the way of plot Yet another reminder of why, when I want something literary, I tend to stick with the 19th century, when authors actually seemed to think a plot something worth having.

    6. I d read Parini s biography of Gore Vidal, and was intrigued to discover his other works, and found this book to be refreshing, wise, and a study of wisdom and pain, and maturityBildungsroman material here.The language and style is very approachable, and Alex Massolini is a compelling protagonist, especially since he balances his appreciation of Rupert Grant, the waspish writer he serves, with an awareness that matures him in seeing the world of literature and real life make their own demands on [...]

    7. There are some beautiful images and turns of phrase in this novel the fact that its author is also a poet is clear but in my view it doesn t really hang together Many details in the reflections on the past are repeated unnecessarily, and I think a number of passages are misplaced Also, I never really developed a particular liking for the narrator I didn t dislike him particularly, but wasn t especially concerned about his welfare Several of the other characters seem fully drawn.

    8. Seems like a book written early in an experienced author s career The characters are mostly dislikeable, especially the two main male characters There are surprising lapses in grammar Despite this, the plot is moderately interesting, and it held my attention to the end.

    9. I really enjoyed this book It made me want to visit Capri.I loved the character development, and how strong the central characters were.

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