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Antonia White (1899–1980)

Forfatter af Frost i maj

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(eng) Eirene Adeline Botting wrote under the name Antonia White.

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Værker af Antonia White

Frost i maj (1933) 922 eksemplarer
The Lost Traveller (1950) 339 eksemplarer
The Sugar House (1952) 291 eksemplarer
Beyond the Glass (1954) 275 eksemplarer
Strangers (1954) 140 eksemplarer
As Once in May (1983) 48 eksemplarer
Minka and Curdy (1957) 33 eksemplarer
Frost in May; The Lost Traveller (1980) 21 eksemplarer
The Sugar House; Beyond the Glass (1982) 20 eksemplarer
Virago Omnibus III (1936) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Virago Omnibus I (1986) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Living with Minka and Curdy (1970) 6 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Collected Stories of Colette (1983) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver646 eksemplarer
Gigi / The Cat (1958) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver575 eksemplarer
Claudines Skoletid (1900) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver448 eksemplarer
I Am Fifteen--and I Don't Want To Die (1956) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver390 eksemplarer
Claudine i Paris (1901) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver244 eksemplarer
History of Charles XII, King of Sweden (1731) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver218 eksemplarer
Claudine gifter sig (1902) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver208 eksemplarer
Lænken (1964) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver192 eksemplarer
Claudines Farvel (1903) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver176 eksemplarer
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer
The Tender Shoot and Other Stories (Noonday Press Book; N504) (1958) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver65 eksemplarer
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Rainy Moon and Other Stories (1962) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver57 eksemplarer
Infinite Riches (1993) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Saints and Ourselves (1953) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Mystery and Adventure Stories for Girls (1960) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
A pathway to heaven — Oversætter, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer

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Would never have picked this, but ran out of books on hol and borrowed one of A's, and it's really really good. Not all that much happens, but it's very funny and quite moving in places.
hierogrammate | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2022 |
Set in the early 1900s, Nanda is nine years old when her father enrolls her in the convent school outside of London called Convent of the Five Wounds. She quickly learns, in this closed society, that she has to please only God. And, of course, the stodgy, cruel nuns that run the place. (I can say that, as a lapsed Catholic who has had my fill of nuns.) There was a little too much of the holy affairs in the early part of the book but then as Nanda grew up to be a teenager there was a sense of dread that somehow her attention to the rules was slipping and the nuns were going to catch her doing something they didn't allow which was just about anything really. The author was great at character development and creating this sense of doom.

I followed it up by listening to the Backlisted podcast about the book and it was absolutely wonderful and revealed that the book was very autobiographical and played parts of an interview with the author from the 60s.
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brenzi | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2022 |
The Virago group is doing themed monthly reads and the first was "Nuns, Teachers, and Governesses". I have about 6 unread viragos on my shelf, so I'm trying to read them when they fit a category. I had never read [Frost in May], which is Virago #1, so I took the opportunity and I'm so glad I did!

[Frost in May] is about a young girl whose father has recently converted to Catholicism. He sends her to a conservative Catholic boarding school. There, 9 year old Nanda whole-heartedly discovers the Catholic faith, makes friends, and begins to know herself. She is immersed in the closed world of the convent, where self-control, discipline, and humility are demanded of these young children. The glimmers of non-conformity come from a few of her friends at the convent who have more worldly families and from Nanda's mother, who during brief visits, obviously shows that she does not buy in to the system. Though internally Nanda embraces the lifestyle, some of her actions don't fit with the convent rules and the book does not end happily from Nanda's point of view.

I unexpectedly found this book delightful. There is a subtle and slightly subversive humor throughout from the author, but at the same time she perfectly captures the rigidity of a child's mind as it opens up through the teen years.

I would love to know more about the politics/cultural ramifications of converting to Catholicism in England in the early 1900s. I'm curious if there was a deeper cultural statement being made in the book that I didn't have the background to comprehend.

Original publication date: 1933, Virago publication date 1978 (#1)
Author’s nationality: British
Original language: English
Length: 221 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Format/where I acquired the book: given to me by Barbara/romain from the Virago group
Why I read this: virago monthly challenge
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japaul22 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2022 |
The amazing mostly mental cruelty of nuns toward the children they are raising.

Every will must be broken and completely reset.."
dimajazz | 22 andre anmeldelser | Nov 17, 2021 |



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