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The essence of the thing

a novel

by Madeleine St John

  • 8 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Carroll & Graf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Man-woman relationships -- Fiction,
  • Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMadeleine St. John.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.S72 E87 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination234 p. ;
    Number of Pages234
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL478754M
    ISBN 100786705604
    LC Control Number98205048
    OCLC/WorldCa39651349

    Madeleine St John, The Essence of the Thing (; Text Classic, ) Many Australian readers will have discovered St John - an enigmatic literary figure, who took odd jobs to support her writing habit, lived alone but with cats, and smoked furiously - late in her life, as I did because she published her first book after the age of fifty having lived as an expat in London for thirty years. A shocked Nicola packs her bags and sets out bravely on the bumpy course that will take her from the end of an affair to the essence of the edition of The Essence of the Thing comes with an introduction by Helen Trinca, Madeleine St John’s biographer. ISBN:

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This edition of The Essence of the Thing comes with an introduction by Helen Trinca, Madeleine St John's biographer. Madeleine St John was born in Sydney. She graduated from Sydney University in and lived in London for most of the succeeding years, until her death in The Women in Black is her first novel/5(10).

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When her third novel, The Essence of the Thing (), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, she became the /5(). St. John shows us a man's inability to see that 'the essence of the thing' is the balance between the bitter and the sweet. When the protagonist finally confirms that loneliness can never be better than that bitter/sweet essence, a twist in the plot dramatically closes the novel, and we are left to ponder the outcome.Now the object of the intellect is "what a thing is," i.e.

the essence of a thing, according to De Anima iii, 6. Wherefore the intellect attains perfection, in so far as it knows the essence of a thing.