"Forty years ago I first linked up with Unguentine and we made love on twin-hulled catamarans, sails a-billow, bless the seas . . ."
So begins the courtship of a certain Unguentine to the woman we know only as "Mrs. Unguentine," the chronicler of their sad, fantastical tale. For forty years, they sail the seas together, alone on a giant land-covered barge of their own devising. They tend their gardens, raise a child, invent an artificial forest—all the while steering clear of civilization.
Log of the S.S. The Mrs Unguentine is a masterpiece of modern domestic life, a comic novel of closeness and difficulty, miscommunication and stubborn resolve. Rarely has a book so perfectly registered the secret solitude of marriage, how shared loneliness can result in a powerful bond.
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Stanley Crawford was born in 1937 and was educated at the University of Chicago and at the Sorbonne. He is the author of three novels: Log of the S.S. The Mrs Unguentine, Travel Notes, Gascoyne. He is also the author of two memoirs: A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small Farm in New Mexico and Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico. He has written numerous articles in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Double Take, and Country Living. Crawford is co-proprietor with his wife, Rose Mary Crawford, of El Bosque Farm in Dixon, New Mexico.Review :
"Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine is a captivating short work almost beyond description." --Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New Yorker
"No one captures the mind of a control freak like Stanley Crawford." --Ed Park, The Village Voice
"I'll tell you a book I want to teach. Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine by Stanley Crawford. It's out of print. How can a book like that be out of print? If I wrote that book and it went out of print, I just don't know what I would do. I'd have to call the police, I think. --Deb Olin Unferth
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Description du livre Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0394481372
Description du livre Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0394481372
Description du livre Knopf, 1972. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 394481372