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Jan Struther (1901–1953)

Forfatter af Mrs. Miniver

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Struther Jan, Jan Struther

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Associated Works

Great Tales of Fantasy and Imagination (1945) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
The Easter Book of Legends and Stories (1947) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2nd Series (1983) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Struther, Jan
Juridisk navn
Placzek, Joyce Anstruther
Andre navne
Anstruther, Joyce
Maxtone Graham, Joyce
Placzek, Joyce
St. John the Evangelist, Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, UK
Land (til kort)
England, UK
brain cancer
Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
New York City, New York, USA
hymn writer
short story writer
Struther, Eva (parent)
Maxtone-Graham, Ysenda (grandchild)
Kort biografi
Jan Struther was the pen name of Joyce Anstruther, later Joyce Maxtone Graham, an English writer. Starting at about age 16, she wrote articles, poems, and short stories for periodicals such as Punch. She's best remembered today for her character Mrs. Miniver, originally created in 1937 for a series of newspaper columns for The Times of London. She also wrote the words for several religious hymns still in use today including "Lord of All Hopefulness." Her granddaughter Ysenda Maxtone Graham published a biography of her in 2001. She is the great-aunt of Ian Maxtone Graham, former co-executive producer of The Simpsons.



La signora Miniver è una sorta di romanzo di ambientazione in cui Jan Stuther ricostruisce attraverso 37 scenette famigliari la vita di una famiglia borghese inglese alla fine degli anni Trenta. La guerra era alle porte e iniziava a scandire il ritmo tranquillo della vita degli inglesi ed il merito della Struther è proprio quello di contrapporre agli echi dei cannoni, ancora lontani, la vita tranquilla di una normale famiglia inglese. La famiglia della signora Miniver ha appena finito le vacanze e torna a Londra, in attesa di passare i fine settimana nella casa di campagna a Starlings, nel Kent. Il rapporto della signora Miniver con il marito Clem è di grande complicità, il tempo non ha scalfito la solidità della coppia, anzi, e la presenza di tre figli rende ancora più forte il matrimonio. La signora Miniver è una donna abitudinaria, ordinata, la classica signora inglese attenta alle forme. Splendido il capitolo finale in cui la signora Miniver dichiara di conservare, da 17 anni, la lista dei regali di Natale. La signora Miniver è un romanzo pieno di citazioni che mi ha ricordato “La saga dei Cazalet” di Elizabeth Jane Howard, il racconto immersivo in cui l’ambiente conta più della storia. La Struther ha scritto solo questo romanzo ed è un peccato.… (mere)
grandeghi | 28 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
Not really a work of fiction, this is pretty obviously the author's own impressions of family life during World War II, disguised under a different name.
More like a series of short essays. There is no real plot, each chapter has a theme of its own and stops short of showing any action or even much conversation. Sometimes very clever and thought-provoking.
Alishadt | 28 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2023 |
The 1942 film, “Mrs. Miniver” strengthened America’s resolve in the early days of World War II The lovie was (very) loosely based on a book of the same name which itself had originated as a series of newspaper columns in The Lo0ndon Times.

Mrs. Miniver is an upper-middle class housewife who is charming, witty and the mother of three children, the oldest of whom is away at Eton. The family has a home in London’s Chelsea neighborhood as well as a country house, “Starlings.” Her life is comfortable and concerned with little more than her husband buying a new car or her vague feeling of unease about the approach of winter signifying death.

However, all that changes when the threat of war becomes real and she finds herself st the local Council office having gas masks fitted for herself and her children. Unlike the movie, the book does not go beyond the period of the “Phony War,” so there is nothing related about her husband joining those who rescued the British Army at Dunkirk, or her kitchen being invaded by a downed German pilot. Still, we see through these vignettes that beneath her frivolity and somewhat silly musings, Mrs. Miniver is made of stern stuff and that she is capable of guiding her family through a very long and nasty war.

This was an easy read and a revealing look into British life at the end of the inter-war period.
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etxgardener | 28 andre anmeldelser | Aug 16, 2022 |
In un villaggio inglese, la signora Miniver vede partire suo marito e il maggiore dei suoi figli per la guerra. Il villaggio viene bombardato, ma gli abitanti non si lasciano avvilire. Un mitragliamento, però, uccide la fidanzata del figlio. (fonte: Wikipedia)
MemorialeSardoShoah | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 25, 2020 |



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