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by Michael Bracewell

eBook Perfect Tense epub
  • ISBN: 0099440652
  • Author: Michael Bracewell
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (2002)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • ePUB size: 1302 kb
  • FB2 size 1781 kb
  • Formats mobi azw lrf doc


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Perfect Tense is also, quietly, about more than that. John Lanchester's Mr Phillips, also about a quotidian nobody, came out around the time Bracewell must have been checking the proofs of Perfect Tense. Our hero may be a cipher but he has an inner life, a recording eye, and in the absence of anything very much happening in his working life, we hear many of his digressions on post-punk culture, what it was like growing up at a certain time in England, and how extraordinary the advances in sandwich-making have become since Thatcher. But while their arenas are close, their modes are different.

Michael Bracewell (born 7 August 1958) is a British writer and novelist. He was born in London, and educated at the University of Nottingham, graduating in English and American Studies. Missing Margate (1988). The Crypto-Amnesia Club (1988). The Quick End (1988). Divine Concepts of Physical Beauty (1989).

Anyone in danger of taking work seriously needs to read this book straightaway. But don't let the boss catch you. - -Matthew Baylis.

by. Michael Bracewell (Author). Work is a blessing", says the anonymous narrator of Michael Bracewell's third novel Perfect Tense, although it's hard to see why. Crammed into commuter trains, shackled to a world of plexi-glass office prints and Ladderex shelving units, Bracewell's character is a man perpetually in the career hinterland. Anyone in danger of taking work seriously needs to read this book straightaway.

The anonymous, middle-aged narrator of Perfect Tense is a man broken on the wheel of office life - the great beige wheel of grinding routine, the uniform grey carpets, the endless buff envelopes. Driven by the entropy of the office, out of step with the zeitgeist, he has begun to question his whole generation, and his own empty, under-achieved life in particular.

Although Michael Bracewell tries to write about boredom (comparisons with The Book of Disquiet should end here), Perfect Tense turns out to be a boring work of wordiness and participation, and thus fak What would be the right way to convey the non-story of a continuous, draining, boring office routing, where "everyone is totally dedicated to their work" fails and. the dread of eating tuna sandwiches "every day, five days a week, for so many years, etc, etc" kicks in? Certainly, not Perfect Tense.

by Michael Bracewell. In the meantime, if you know any books with non-binary main characters you think we should include, please let us know. Success against the odds. Don't expect a straightforward narrative - just go with the flow. Find similar books Profile. You might be wondering who I am, or what I look like. 1. Lots of twists and turns.

The anonymous, middle-aged narrator of "Perfect Tense" is a man broken on the wheel of office life - the great beige wheel of grinding routine, the uniform grey carpets, the endless buff envelopes. Driven by the entropy of the office, out of step with the zeitgeist, he has begun to question his whole generation, and his own empty, under-achieved life in particular

His most recent novel, Perfect Tense (2001), explores the minutiae of office life.

Educated at the University of Nottingham, he has worked for the British Council in London. His most recent novel, Perfect Tense (2001), explores the minutiae of office life. His non-fiction includes a cultural history of England, England Is Mine: Pop Life in Albion From Wilde to Goldie (1997) and his writing is included in The Faber Book of Pop (1995) and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Fashion Writing (1999). He writes about contemporary art for Frieze and has also written exhibition catalogues for contemporary artists including Sam Taylor-Wood, Ian Davenport and Gilbert & George.

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