The Resource The apprentice lover : a novel, Jay Parini

The apprentice lover : a novel, Jay Parini

Label
The apprentice lover : a novel
Title
The apprentice lover
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jay Parini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Alex Massolini's brother is killed in Vietnam, Alex drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri. There, he becomes 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." "Among this group are the selfish, cunning, and brilliant Rupert Grant; his wife, Vera, a charming and sophisticated social manipulator; the elusive Holly and the mysterious Marisa, who act as Grant's research assistants; a young philosophy student from the Sorbonne, Patrice LaRue; and Father Aurelio, an intellectual priest who is desperate for parishioners." "The Apprentice Lover traces a young American's enchantment and disenchantment - with his American past, with his new European mentor, and with the various characters on an island famous for its characters. As Alex stumbles upon intrigues and secrets, he tries to balance what others demand of him with his own nascent desires. His apprenticeship in love, literature, and life unfolds with a combination of Mediterranean clarity, wry humor, wit, and emotional power that only a master of fiction could orchestrate."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parini, Jay
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A65
LC item number
A67 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Private secretaries
  • Americans
  • Brothers
  • Young men
  • Authors
  • Bildungsromans
  • Americans
  • Authors
  • Brothers
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Private secretaries
  • Young men
  • Capri Island (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The apprentice lover : a novel, Jay Parini
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780066210711
Lccn
2001039675
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47790998
  • (OCoLC)ocm47790998
Label
The apprentice lover : a novel, Jay Parini
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780066210711
Lccn
2001039675
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47790998
  • (OCoLC)ocm47790998

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...