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by Louis Begley


Begley gets as close to Schmidt as a diarist, inhabiting this man who has been seasoned by a long life.

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Louis Begley’s hero emerges, in his 70s, for a third novel. John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom had all three acts and a book-length epilogue. Begley gets as close to Schmidt as a diarist, inhabiting this man who has been seasoned by a long life and yet somehow seems new this morning. He grew old and rolled up his trousers and still captained novels. Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe played into his mid-50s in three novels. Continue reading the main story.

Schmidt steps back, by Louis Begley. He picked up the New York Times at the beginning of the driveway, walked back to the house, and before going in checked the thermometer on the front porch. 1st ed. p. cm. Sequel to: Schmidt delivered. A chilly twenty-five degrees. With luck, by late morning it would be noticeably warmer, a good thing, inasmuch as he wanted Alice’s adjustment to the caprices of Eastern Seaboard weather to be a gradual one. Four days earlier, the temperature had risen to an astonishing fifty-eight degrees, a record Schmidt had read in the Times. Christmas Day had been a cooler but still ludicrously balmy fifty-four degrees.

He had never been to Poland before

He had never been to Poland before. ess reverberations of Auschwitz, the destruction of Warsaw’s old town during the uprising in 1944 followed by its lovingly faithful restoration, and Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement.

;Tragic and redemptive. is the most ambitious novel in the Schmidt cycle

;Tragic and redemptive. is the most ambitious novel in the Schmidt cycle.

Schmidt Steps Back, Begley Louis. Варианты приобретения

Schmidt Steps Back, Begley Louis. Варианты приобретения. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. Возможна поставка под заказ. The curtain rises on "Schmidt Steps Back" some thirteen years later: New Year's Eve 2008, the dawn of the age of Obama. Описание: Aimed at the armchair traveller, the books in this series are for those who dream of other places and are willing to let themselves be transported to these destinations by masters of travel writing.

Schmidt Steps Back book. Hilarious, engrossing, and deeply poignant, Schmidt Steps Back is Louis Begley’s finest novel ye. .

In the third of the Schmidt novels, what had . Updike had Rabbit, Roth has Zuckerman, Richard Ford has Bascombe and Begley has Schmidt

In the third of the Schmidt novels, what had been described as a comedy of manners turns tragic and redemptive. While all serve a similar purpose, to illuminate American life and culture through the passages of one man’s maturation, the return of Schmidtie represents a significant advance from preceding volumes (Schmidt Delivered, 2000, et. An even longer interval has passed in Schmidt’s life than between books, since the protagonist readers knew in his early 60s is now 78 (it’s hard to imagine Jack Nicholson continuing in this role). Варианты приобретения This book documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated. This book documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive, and behavioural problems.

Novelist Louis Begley continues the poignant, darkly funny, emotionally nuanced series that began with About Schmidt . The curtain rises on Schmidt Steps Back some thirteen years later: New Year's Eve 2008, the dawn of the age of Obama.

Novelist Louis Begley continues the poignant, darkly funny, emotionally nuanced series that began with About Schmidt, adapted into the acclaimed film directed by Alexander Payne. In his last appearance, Albert Schmidt Esq. had been expelled from paradise: his love Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress forty years his junior, had taken up with a blond giant nearer her age and possibly the father of her baby - assuming it isn't Schmidt.

When we last saw Albert Schmidt Esq. (“Schmidtie” to all near and dear), he had been expelled from paradise: his love Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress forty years his junior, had taken up with a blond giant nearer her age and possibly the father of her baby—assuming it isn’t Schmidt. Meanwhile, his only confirmed child, Charlotte, had proposed a truce in their perennially strained relations, which Schmidt accepted, despite its obliging him to resume dealings with her repulsive husband and her mother-in-law-cum-psychiatrist, whose life’s work has been turning Charlotte decisively against Schmidt.   The curtain rises on Schmidt Steps Back some thirteen years later: New Year’s Eve 2008, the dawn of the age of Obama. Schmidt’s affection for the young president-elect is boundless, and as he imagines a better day for his country, he dares to hope there’s one for him too. It so happens Schmidtie is readying his Hamptons house for the visit of a lady from Paris: the irresistible Alice Verplanck, widow of his former law partner and surely a more appropriate prospect for a man now seventy-eight. But there’s a history, and it’s complicated. In fact, Schmidt hasn’t seen Alice since the summer of 1995, when he behaved like a brute upon discovering a betrayal of sorts and pronounced her unworthy of his unstinting love and commitment. Alice is finally ready to forgive him, but she still doubts that Schmidtie can ever be content. She demands that he think long and hard about their past, and while he’s at it Schmidtie finds himself also reviewing the reversals and tragedies that have brought him to an unimagined isolation and loneliness. With no family he can claim but Carrie, now married and expecting a second child, and only two real friends left—his college roommate Gil Blackman and the irrepressible billionaire Mike Mansour—Schmidt sees in Alice’s impending visit his last chance, before the sun sets on the Hamptons, for a life that is more than merely staying alive.   At once darkly funny and deeply poignant, Schmidt Steps Back is the most emotionally nuanced installment of the drama that began with the acclaimed About Schmidt. Here is Louis Begley’s finest novel yet.

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ISBN13: 978-0307700650

ISBN: 0307700658

Author: Louis Begley

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Knopf; 1St Edition edition (March 13, 2012)

Pages: 384 pages

ePUB size: 1843 kb

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Rating: 4.4

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Antuiserum
a delightful continuation of the Schmidt series, a very believable story of a late life romance--its origins, its ups and its downs.
Antuiserum
a delightful continuation of the Schmidt series, a very believable story of a late life romance--its origins, its ups and its downs.
Maximilianishe
Just one small notch above standard "chick litt" fare for a male public. The worse by this author
Maximilianishe
Just one small notch above standard "chick litt" fare for a male public. The worse by this author
Umdwyn
As a reader, I know hard it is to find a thoroughly absorbing, totallly grownup n ovel. As a novelist myself, I know how difficult it is to write one. As a reader, Schmidt Steps Back leaves me eternally grateful to Louis Begley; as a novelist, eternally envious.
Umdwyn
As a reader, I know hard it is to find a thoroughly absorbing, totallly grownup n ovel. As a novelist myself, I know how difficult it is to write one. As a reader, Schmidt Steps Back leaves me eternally grateful to Louis Begley; as a novelist, eternally envious.
Erienan
The author also wrote About Schmidt, from which this was similar or a sequel. Liked both stories. They are about a retired man and his activities. Very realistic mostly and held my attention throughout. About Schmidt was made into a good movie starring Jack Nickleson.
Erienan
The author also wrote About Schmidt, from which this was similar or a sequel. Liked both stories. They are about a retired man and his activities. Very realistic mostly and held my attention throughout. About Schmidt was made into a good movie starring Jack Nickleson.
Haracetys
I had to make myself push through after the first 10% of the book - it meandered a fair bit and the narrative thread(s) can get a bit distracting. Warning: the author moves backwards and forwards in time frequently enough that you'll either want to get a chronology going, or relax enough so that you don't really care if something that is being described is happening before, during, or after other events. Once I decided to relax and read at a more surface level I enjoyed the book more. For some reason, I kept picturing Schmidt as a much more mild version of Jack Nicholson in some of his movies. Wealthier, more cultured, eyebrows that aren't as chaotic, and a personality that seems to be steered by others rather than driven by himself. (So, really no relationship to most Jack Nicholson characters but it persisted in my mind).

I finished the book with a rather half hearted 'hmm'. Enjoyed it, it meandered, and I may search out Louis Begley's other books because he has an interesting style.

If this review was helpful, please let me know by rating the review as "helpful" below. Thank you! :)
Haracetys
I had to make myself push through after the first 10% of the book - it meandered a fair bit and the narrative thread(s) can get a bit distracting. Warning: the author moves backwards and forwards in time frequently enough that you'll either want to get a chronology going, or relax enough so that you don't really care if something that is being described is happening before, during, or after other events. Once I decided to relax and read at a more surface level I enjoyed the book more. For some reason, I kept picturing Schmidt as a much more mild version of Jack Nicholson in some of his movies. Wealthier, more cultured, eyebrows that aren't as chaotic, and a personality that seems to be steered by others rather than driven by himself. (So, really no relationship to most Jack Nicholson characters but it persisted in my mind).

I finished the book with a rather half hearted 'hmm'. Enjoyed it, it meandered, and I may search out Louis Begley's other books because he has an interesting style.

If this review was helpful, please let me know by rating the review as "helpful" below. Thank you! :)
Helo
I was favorably disposed towards this novel for two reasons, I'd read both previous Schmidt novels and I was delighted that it began with a quote from one of my favorite poems - Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop.My mood shifted on the first page with Schmidt on a New Year meditating on the joy that Obama's election to the presidency has brought him.Then Schmidt explains he's a life long Democrat who just loved Adlai Stevenson.So here's an affluent attorney from one of those old style"white shoe" firms, a WASP bigot who dislikes Catholics and Jews but at core he has the soul of a Village Reform Democrat.Oh what nonsense!Schmidt is a native New Yorker who is from a background where he couldn't have stood being in a room with the kind of people who were Democrats in New York in the '50s and '60s . He's no FDR!He's not an idealist or remotely altruistic.He is a cynical, sophisticated womanizer and user who is quite at home with his money and perks.I rather like Schmidt but this I could do without.Unfortunately Begley periodically injects references to politics and current events throughout the novel and it adds nothing. His 9/11 commentary is positively sophomoric.I hate it when exploiters are supposed to be patted on the back because they think "nice" thoughts all the way to to bank and that's what Begley does to Schmidt here and it's unfair.

Thankfully Begley resists the temptation to utterly ruin the novel by making it relevant.I enjoyed it thoroughly.Schmidt has now become Mike Mansour's ( think George Soros) employee and protege.His young girlfriend who is pregnant, maybe by Schmidt, has married a young man and Schmidt is pursuing Alice the widow of a former partner at his firm.His daughter Charlotte, her husband and family remain as loathsome as ever.Begley knows how to tell a story .He's witty , funny and can be a moving writer.He is so sophisticated at depicting certain elements of New York society- Jews and WASPS and lawyers of both kinds- that I still can't figure out why he decided to turn Schmidt into his doppelganger here. Bad fit! That said, the most important thing to know about this book is that it is a pleasure to read.By all means read all the Schmidt novels and see Jack Nicholson as someone of that name in About Schmidt , a good movie with a vague connection to the novel.
Helo
I was favorably disposed towards this novel for two reasons, I'd read both previous Schmidt novels and I was delighted that it began with a quote from one of my favorite poems - Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop.My mood shifted on the first page with Schmidt on a New Year meditating on the joy that Obama's election to the presidency has brought him.Then Schmidt explains he's a life long Democrat who just loved Adlai Stevenson.So here's an affluent attorney from one of those old style"white shoe" firms, a WASP bigot who dislikes Catholics and Jews but at core he has the soul of a Village Reform Democrat.Oh what nonsense!Schmidt is a native New Yorker who is from a background where he couldn't have stood being in a room with the kind of people who were Democrats in New York in the '50s and '60s . He's no FDR!He's not an idealist or remotely altruistic.He is a cynical, sophisticated womanizer and user who is quite at home with his money and perks.I rather like Schmidt but this I could do without.Unfortunately Begley periodically injects references to politics and current events throughout the novel and it adds nothing. His 9/11 commentary is positively sophomoric.I hate it when exploiters are supposed to be patted on the back because they think "nice" thoughts all the way to to bank and that's what Begley does to Schmidt here and it's unfair.

Thankfully Begley resists the temptation to utterly ruin the novel by making it relevant.I enjoyed it thoroughly.Schmidt has now become Mike Mansour's ( think George Soros) employee and protege.His young girlfriend who is pregnant, maybe by Schmidt, has married a young man and Schmidt is pursuing Alice the widow of a former partner at his firm.His daughter Charlotte, her husband and family remain as loathsome as ever.Begley knows how to tell a story .He's witty , funny and can be a moving writer.He is so sophisticated at depicting certain elements of New York society- Jews and WASPS and lawyers of both kinds- that I still can't figure out why he decided to turn Schmidt into his doppelganger here. Bad fit! That said, the most important thing to know about this book is that it is a pleasure to read.By all means read all the Schmidt novels and see Jack Nicholson as someone of that name in About Schmidt , a good movie with a vague connection to the novel.