Cassandra at the Wedding

Paperback $14.95

NYRB Classics | Aug 21, 2012 | 256 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590176016

  • Paperback$14.95

    NYRB Classics | Aug 21, 2012 | 256 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590176016

  • Ebook$14.95

    NYRB Classics | Mar 21, 2012 | 272 Pages | ISBN 9781590176122

Praise

“Knowing, wise and a cracking read.” —Irish Independent

“An important achievement…intoxicating fun.” — Lillian Smith
 
“[Baker’s] ear for dialogue is acute, her prose immaculate…this is a novel of exceptional quality.” — Times Literary Supplement
 
“I—whose usual bed time is ten o’clock—stayed up all night reading that exquisite Cassandra at the Wedding—dazzled by the pyrotechnics of such an artist. I can only think back to Young Man with a Horn, and be overwhelmed by Dorothy Baker’s continuing brilliance.” — Carson McCullers
 
“Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding (New York Review Books, 2004) is another novel in which it’s hard not to be caught up from the very first page by the first—person voice of the speaker. Originally published in 1962, this is the compulsively readable story of Cassandra’s unwilling trip home to attend (or prevent) her twin sister Judith’s wedding. She’s one of those neurotic, intellegent women, trying to understand the direction her life has taken. Long out of print, this is just one of the wonderful titles (both fiction and non—fiction) brought back to life by a publishing company whose mission, according to editor Edwin Frank, is to rescue some of the many truly remarkable works of literature that have had the misfortune of falling out of print.” — Nancy Pearl, The Beat, KUOW 94.9 FM Seattle NPR
 
“Belongs with Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and McCullers’s Member of the Wedding as a modern American classic.” – Georgia Hammick
 
“A brilliantly told story…remarkably subtle…inexporably lucid.” – The New York Times

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