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Once on the island, still restless, she abandons her invitees Only serious ladies please takes the ferry to the mainland, opening herself up to whatever random encounters await her, as if seeking her destiny or some kind of understanding through a series of desperate and reckless acts. Mrs Copperfield seems less to seek out the depraved, than be attracted by a Only serious ladies please sense of belonging, she spurns the comfortable, pretentious trappings of the Hotel Washington, declines to go walking in the jungle with her husband and instead takes Sexual escapade with a handsome guy tonight bus back to the women she has met at the Hotel les Palmas whom she feels an affinity with, despite their lives of poverty and prostitution being so far removed from her own.
She recognises they possess a kind of freedom and strength she lacks; in their presence, she begins to feel energised and empowered. It is a strange book at first, it requires finishing and reflecting upon to figure out what it was all about.
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They were experiencing an existential crisis.
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A form of literary diet perhaps? I do prefer plain language.
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It sounds like a book that needs to be read within the biographical context it was written. Yes, some stories do provoke that desire to find out more about the motivations and interests of the authors.
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Interesting times they lived in for sure. First, let me say how glad I am that you joined in the read-along and contributed such a thorough, insightful review!
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Her writing belied the trauma that was going on, to me, luring me into a deceptive peacefulness until I really thought about what was happening. Auden while she wrote this book.
Oh, and just to add one minor correction. What a great idea to do a readalong with a smaller, concentrated group! One of pleade favorite reads last year.
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