(FREE) [Mr Bridge] author Evan S. Connell


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  • Mr Bridge
  • Evan S. Connell
  • English
  • 20 January 2019
  • 9781593760601

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Mr Bridge Free read ☆ 109 Assets and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void within not the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole householdThe Bridge novels have been recognized a. i ve been thinking about writing a review for mr bridge and one for mrs bridge for three years now in the midst of reading and even after i am always overflowing with reaction to the books but it s been hell trying to restrain my thoughts each time i ve found i think so much about them that i spin out to my own context considering the influences of culture and community and nature and nurture and then i think many outrageous things about the world and find it hard to spin it back down to midwestern america let alone actually writing a review let alone two and it s hard for me now to want to read one of these novels without reading the other because while they do stand as individual and distinct works mrs bridge s naive repression resonates very differently from mr bridge s view of the proprieties of a white middle class american dream back to back they are magical reflecting and echoing each enriching the other the two books making a magnificent literary marriage from one complicated one published ten years apart this one came out in 1969 ten years after mrs bridge they are such perfectly complementary portraits perspectives of a mister and a missus who ostensibly shared a life but i finally think i know what i want to say now so do forgive me if you happen to stumble upon one and then the other of these reviews and see some repetition in my theme heck i may even reuse these opening paragraphs for both mr bridge would want you to know that he is a devoted father and husband he works very hard so his family will have all the advantages he did not and so they will be very provided for when he is gone he is very fastidious and very conservative he has his own code of honour but what he tells you without telling you by telling you what he thinks in this masterful book by evan s connell is that he s pompous bigoted and opinionated and he thinks that makes him the right kind of american it s the most amazing thing about mr bridge how intimately you get to know him all his aspects and connell does it just that way sketching him in one vignette at a time revealing the man by his actions and his words in marvellously controlled charming engaging and sometimes acerbic prose each chapter reveals or compounds another aspect of this finely wrought character and his world his family his work his employees his club his business associates he doesn t have any friends mr bridge can t breach his own distance and really nothing gets out and nothing comes in nor does he really want it to he feels he has done right by his family and has lived a productive and useful life mr bridge is a testament to an early twentieth century midwestern american man to an era a time that came before in a community i could never have fit into a place i ve never really been able to comprehend connell s portrait of mr bridge is a fully realized frankenstein who suffused me when i read his book i felt very strongly in both my readings that these very WASP y books finally helped me understand a worldview so outside my own understanding i ve never been able to learn the ability to remain composed impassive unemotional i ve often thought it might be nice to be stoic in person and also philosophy to uell the storms of passion and empathy to exchange them for stolid control and the closest i think i might get is to step into mr bridge s world and live a part of his life with him again and even though his world is harsh and unfair it is also funny and wise and mr bridge himself is seductive is his arrogance i copy the last two paragraphs of the novel in spoiler tags below there s no grand reveal in these words but they complete his picture and i often think of them and at last with compassionview spoilerMr Bridge got to his feet reluctantly He opened the book and held it for his wife who sang in a pure slender tone The congregation sang Joy to the World and he sang a few phrases because he enjoyed the Christmas carolsYet while he was singing he reflected on the word joy the archaic sound of this odd word and its meaning He reflected that he had occasionally heard people use this word Evidently they had experienced joy or believed they had experienced it He asked himself if he ever had known it If so he could not remember But he thought he must have known it because he understood the connotation would be impossible without having experienced it However if he had once known joy it must have been a long time ago Satisfaction yes and pleasure of several sorts and pride and possibly a feeling which might be called rejoicing after some serious worry or problem had been resolved There were many such feelings but none of them should be called joy He remembered enthusiasm hope and a kind of jubilation or exultation 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Numbers Disappeared paragraphs for both mr bridge would want you to know that he is a devoted father and husband he works very hard so his family will have all the advantages he did not and so they will be very CROCK POT RECIPES My BEST Slow Cooker Recipe Cookbook Chicken Beef Pork and Lamb Lunches and Dinners for Your Crockpot GOLDEN RECIPE COLLECTION provided for when he is gone he is very fastidious and very conservative he has his own code of honour but what he tells you without telling you by telling you what he thinks in this masterful book by evan s connell is that he s The Black Death, The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions) pompous bigoted and opinionated and he thinks that makes him the right kind of american it s the most amazing thing about mr bridge how intimately you get to know him all his aspects and connell does it just that way sketching him in one vignette at a time revealing the man by his actions and his words in marvellously controlled charming engaging and sometimes acerbic Survive DinotopiaR productive and useful life mr bridge is a testament to an early twentieth century midwestern american man to an era a time that came before in a community i could never have fit into a A literatura e o leitor place i ve never really been able to comprehend connell s Slavery Part 2 portrait of mr bridge is a fully realized frankenstein who suffused me when i read his book i felt very strongly in both my readings that these very WASP y books finally helped me understand a worldview so outside my own understanding i ve never been able to learn the ability to remain composed impassive unemotional i ve often thought it might be nice to be stoic in 1000 paper cuts person and also Wiradjuri Spirit Man Art Australia Book philosophy to uell the storms of Kinky Hardcore Slaves passion and empathy to exchange them for stolid control and the closest i think i might get is to step into mr bridge s world and live a 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if he had once known joy it must have been a long time ago Satisfaction yes and The Time of the Eye pleasure of several sorts and Performing the Curatorial pride and How Far Will You Go for the Ring? possibly a feeling which might be called rejoicing after some serious worry or Race from A to Z problem had been resolved There were many such feelings but none of them should be called joy He remembered enthusiasm hope and a kind of jubilation or exultation Cheerfulness yes and joviality and the brief gratification of sex Gladness too fullness of heart appreciation and many other emotions But not joy No that belonged to simpler minds hide spoiler

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Mr Bridge Free read ☆ 109 S classics during their author's lifetime With their shared ability to capture the manners and s of the American upper middle class Connell has done for the late thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties. Connell brilliantly describes the daily life of the upper middle class Bridges I considered abandoning Mr Bridge several times Walter Bridge lives a regimented and unexamined life He is a bigot He is boring except for an occasional flash of wit and a few acts of unexpected kindness I didn t like him at all But I did finish because Connell s pitch perfect prose made me turn the pages

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Mr Bridge Free read ☆ 109 Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he sense that his family needs something even when what they need is of him and less of his money Affluence material. 45 Stick em up Coming toward him was a red eyed unshaven man with one hand thrust into the slit pocket of a shabby trench coat Mr Bridge said impatiently What is it you want Give me your money the man said in hoarse voice and he made a threatening gesture Don t be ridiculous said Mr Bridge and walked away While driving home he contemplated the incident The man s presumption was extraordinary If he had no money he should get a job like everybody else Mr Bridge Walter doesn t think like everybody else but he believes everybody else should think the way he does If they did the world would be a better placeI enjoyed the gentle poignant humour of Mrs Bridge written in 1959 ten years earlier than this companion piece Read her book first My review of that is here was written in 1969 in the dawning of the Age of Auarius as the musical Hair identified the era It s possible the author shows us a different side of the Bridges from his modern vantage point The story actually takes place between the two World Wars and we see Mr Bridge laying down the law as to proper behaviour what is expected of men and women and children and business and society and and andThere is no uestion that he is a hard or at least long worker spending hours at the office with his faithful assistant Julia and in his study at home where the family is nervous about disturbing him Surprisingly he does sometimes sit in there wishing they would but he has no way of letting them knowAt one point he seriously considers explaining something about an interesting business case to the rest of the family but talks himself out of it None of this would make sense at the dinner table They might listen but it would be a strain No No he thought as he peered into his glass there is almost nothing I can say to them My life is cut in half The halves remain side by side in perfect euilibrium like halves of a melon I suppose the same is true of most men Or are they somehow unlike me Are they able to share themselves He has no idea what other men think and do but he s pretty sure of what s important to him Mostly it s business but not always He has times when he sits out with the family reading his paper or listening to his favourite music Often idle family chatter is going on around him Mr Bridge discovered that he could not read any though he continued holding the paper He listened to his daughters and his wife and he observed his son but he no longer understood what was being said as he listened to their voices and to the seasonal music of the insects the problems which had troubled him during the day did not seem important and he reflected that he had practically everything he ever wanted See He s a nice guy And sometimes he is He is by turns solicitous of his wife and her happiness but he s sometimes exasperated by her innocence and naivety She really has never been there and done that Then again he uses it to his advantage It s easy for him to boss her around He assumes she trusts he s right She doesn t always incidentally read Mrs Bridge first It s the better book anywayHe puts his foot down and doesn t like anyone who isn t from a white middle class church going family He s happy to do business with other people but he doesn t want to associate with them except as servants or staff When teen son Douglas is seen associating regularly with a teen waitress from their country club Mr Bridge calls him in for a discussion Where did she live In a big apartment building near Menorah Hospital Her mother worked at Menorah he thought Menorah Was this girl a Jewess Douglas didn t know He had never thought about it He guessed she might be Irish What was her name Peggy O Hara There is a time when Walter accidentally voices aloud a thought he has been secretly harbouring that Hitler has some good ideas about Jews Even his mild mannered wife is progressive in her thinking than he is as are the kids of courseDespite his comment about being happy reading his paper he seems happiest when he visits the vault in his bank to look at his securities He takes great pride and pleasure in amassing investments to ensure a comfortable future He s a bit of a Midas in that regardHaving said that and being no admirer of Walter Bridge I can understand him Here s a man who s lived through the Great War and the Depression and loathes the Roosevelt administration whose New Deal gives away his hard earned money to the undeserving get a job I have always liked the saying It s a reason but it s no excuse I may understand why people think the way they do or even behave the way they do but it s not an excuse for their behaviour Mr Bridge could give you lots of reasons but I don t think any of them excuse him This is a terrific portrait of the man Mrs Bridge loved and lived with for so many years I did often want to bop him on the head because I recognised him so well Connell gives him uite a dark side too which is extremely well hidden from everyone It comes as a surprise when it suddenly erupts here and there Their trip overseas was a real eye opener for both of the Bridges It s a good read but read about the Missus first


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    (FREE) [Mr Bridge] author Evan S. Connell Glimpses of the underpinnings of everyday life of one Mr Bridge a wealthy attorney in Kansas City circa 1930  Told in vignette form his pride

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    (FREE) [Mr Bridge] author Evan S. Connell Connell brilliantly describes the daily life of the upper middle class Bridges I considered abandoning Mr Bridge several times Walter Bridge lives a regimented and unexamined life He is a bigot He is boring except for an occasional flash of wit and a few acts of unexpected kindness I didn't like him at all But I did finish because Connell's pitch perfect prose made me turn the pages

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    (FREE) [Mr Bridge] author Evan S. Connell I read Mrs Bridge and Mr Bridge in close succession and I loved both of them I recommend reading them in the order in which they were written Mrs Bridge in 1959 and Mr Bridge in 1969 The stories in Mr Bridge build on the ones told from his wife's perspective and a complete picture of the family emerges Mr Bridge isn't as likable a character as his wife but I don't think the greatness of the novel should be discounted simply bec

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