WorldCat Identities

Somers, Jane 1919-2013

Overview
Works: 12 works in 21 publications in 6 languages and 1,094 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Classifications: PR6023.E833, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Jane Somers, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jane Somers
The diary of a good neighbour by Jane Somers ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If the old could-- by Jane Somers ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Tagebuch der Jane Somers : Roman by Doris Lessing ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane, eine Frau in mittleren Jahren, erfolgreich als Mitherausgeberin einer Modezeitschrift, beginnt durch die zufällige Begegnung mit der einsamen, alten Maud Fowley, die in Schmutz und Elend lebt, etwas in ihrem Leben zu ändern. Sie, die das Sterben ihres Mannes und ihrer Mutter in gewissem Sinne zu verdrängen versucht hatte, gewinnt in der sich entwicklnden Freundschaft mit Maud neue Einsichten und entwickelt die Bereitschaft, zu helfen und sich für andere einzusetzen. Die Autorin, hinter der man Doris Lessing vermutet, erzählt die Geschichte der beiden ungleichen Frauen mit Witz, Güte und Humor
Oud en alleen by Doris Lessing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De hoofdredactrice van een damesblad raakt door een toevallige ontmoeting intensief betrokken bij het leven van een verwaarloosde oude vrouw
Jane Somers : das "Tagebuch" und die "Liebesgeschichte" der Jane Somers : zwei Romane in einem Band by Jane Somers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il diario di Jane Somers by Doris Lessing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In questo romanzo, che cattura il lettore con lo stesso acre incantamento da cui sono irretiti i personaggi narrati, protagonista e narratrice in prima persona è Janna (piccola variante di "Jane", lo pseudonimo scelto dall'autrice). Janna, donna bella ed elegante di quarantanove anni, caporedattrice di una rivista a larga diffusione, ha alle spalle un solido successo professionale costruito con efficienza e levigata crudeltà, conquistato a prezzo di rinunce nella vita privata. Ha reagito alla perdita di due persone che amava, il marito e la madre, accentuando il proprio self-control e il piglio manageriale che costituiscono il suo fascino. Con vari uomini ha avuto legami brevi e distratti. Non trascura l'aspetto esteriore, sempre perfetto secondo l'ora e l'occasione. Un giorno, in una farmacia, Janna conosce una piccola e vecchia signora, Maudie Fowler. Comincia un'amicizia incredibilmente stretta, un legame quasi simbiotico. Janna prende a condividere e ad amministrare le manie, le fissazioni, le incallite abitudini di Maudie, i suoi malanni senili, e viene a contatto con un mondo disordinato e per lei dolorosamente affascinante, scoprendo una serie di possibili e insospettate trame esistenziali. Quando Maudie, dopo lunghi mesi di malattia, muore, Janna ha un moto di rivolta. Sa che d'ora in poi vivranno in lei due persone, e forse molte persone, germi inattuati di esistenze mai vissute. L'avventura verso imprevedibili terre sconosciute, una tensione da racconto cavalleresco trasposto nel grigio ambiente della metropoli, un segno di microscopica tragedia alla maniera antica fanno la singolarità di questo romanzo strano e bellissimo, dalla perfetta misura stilistica. (Editore)
Die Liebesgeschichte der Jane Somers : Roman by Doris Lessing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabhängige Forts. von: Das Tagebuch der Jane Somers. - Die Geschichte einer späten Liebesbegegnung, deren Zauber im Nichtwissen der Lebensumstände des anderen liegt
Diario de una buena vecina by Doris Lessing ( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diario de un buena vecina by Jane Somers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jane Somer's dagbøker, 1 by Jane Somers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Se gioventù sapesse by Doris Lessing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
DasTagenbuch der Jane Somers by Jane Somers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (9)
German (5)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
Norwegian (1)