Back to Barbary Lane

Back to Barbary Lane

Armistead Maupin

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  • EAN: 9780062683021

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By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the fourth, fifth and sixth of which are collected in this second omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium.

**“Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter what Maupin writes next, he can look back on the rare achievement of having built a little world and made it run.”**—Walter Kendrick, Village Voice Literary Supplement

Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. The nine classic comedies, some of which originally appeared as serials in San Francisco newspapers, have won Maupin critical acclaim around the world and enthralled legions of devoted fans.

Back to Barbary Lane comprises the second omnibus of the series—Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989)—continuing the saga of the tenants, past and present, of Mrs. Madrigal's beloved apartment house on Russian Hill. While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition.

Like its companion volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Goodbye, Barbary Lane, Back to Barbary Lane is distinguished by what The Guardian of London has called "some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read."

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  • Armistead Maupin Cover

    È l’autore del romanzo Una voce nella notte, pubblicato da Rizzoli nel 2001, e dei sei popolarissimi volumi dei Tales of the City, apparsi sulle colonne del San Francisco Chronicle a partire dal 1976, che lo hanno consacrato dapprima come raffinato autore di nicchia del mondo gay, poi come vera e propria icona letteraria dell’America contemporanea. In Italia, Rizzoli ha pubblicato Racconti di San Francisco (2002), Nuovi racconti di San Francisco (2003) e Ritorno a San Francisco (2005). Con Rizzoli nel 2019 pubblica Tales of the city. L'autunno di Mary Ann. Approfondisci
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