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Vous breakdown in the middle of Harrod's in London James Mason revealing her husband's infidelity to her cruelly while having tea at the zoo The Pumpkin Eater is one of my favorite movies Best Book of The Pumpkin Eater | Nicole The Pumpkin Eater is a story of marriage discord and upheaval that would give even Noah Baumbach uneasy dreams on his high thread count sheets Written uickly by Penelope Mortimer in the spring of it documents the strange reality of Mrs Armitage a woman with three past marriages numerous children and a current philandering husband in the form of the slithery irrepressible Jake com The Pumpkin Eater Blu ray Anne The Pumpkin Eater – Film Having read the book which I really enjoyed I was very interested to see the film The film lacks the biting wit of the early parts of the book aside from that it is pretty much scripted from the book I found the B W film fantastic viewing with uite wonderful acting all round I was particularly taken by the very atmospheric trip back to the The Pumpkin Eater Movie Script The Pumpkin Eater Synopsis Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children with the two eldest boys at boarding school The children are spread over Jo's three marriages with only the youngest being Jake's biological child although he The Pumpkin Eater Le mangeur de citrouilles “The Pumpkin Eater” runit un nombre incroyable de talents ui donnent le meilleur d’eux mmes La construction faite de flash back est audacieuse les dialogues de Pinter trs prcis et conomes la ralisation de Clayton irrprochable et l’actrice amricaine Anne Bancroft ui a fait le forcing pour dcrocher le rle est brillante Ajoutez cela la prestation de Peter The pumpkin eater Poche Penelope Mortimer Achat The pumpkin eater Penelope Mortimer New York Review Of Bookslibri Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de rduction ou tlchargez la version eBook The pumpkin eater Livres en VO neuf ou occasion | fnac Retrouvez tous les produits The pumpkin eater au meilleur prix la FNAC Achetez en ligne ou faites vous livrer dans votre magasin proche de chez vous pour votre Livres en VO The THE PUMPKIN EATER Festival de Cannes THE PUMPKIN EATER LE MANGEUR DE CITROUILLE Ra This totally made my CCLaP best of 2011If you read anything at all about this book you will immediately learn the following salient points Originally published in the early sixties and reissued this year by the divine NYRB it is a proto feminist novel predecessor to The Feminine Mystiue it s uite autobiographical it s told by an unnamed narrator who is married to a philanderer her fourth husband and has an army of children number never specified and it opens in an analyst s office where the narrator complains that she s afraid of dust Most people absurdly stop there giving a picture of a vapid housewife who is too dumb to stop reproducing too dependent to leave her cheating husband too hysterical to gain control of her lifeOf course most people are idiotsI being I think rather less than an idiot will start this review by talking about the uality of Penelope s writing It is immediate sharp brutally candid It is warm genuine and often blackly hilarious Her descriptions of characters are uick and amazing ie He was a small suare man with too much face for the size of his features or She was lonely and eccentric and kept making little rushes at life which were as she swore she had always known doomed to failure Her language cracks and sparkles and seethes with rage despair hopelessness urgency and eventually against all odds hopeNow I will tell you something about the story itself Mrs Armitage our faithful narrator our damaged heroine our harried rueful housewife is no ninny no hysteric Well she does get hysterical it s true but goddammit she has a right to Her husband Jake is a talented handsome successful childish selfish bastard Since they ve become wealthy she was rather poor with her first three husbands she seems to have no say in her own life she never sews a button or cooks a meal or wipes a nose now that they have help to do all those things About all she has time to do is discover and evidence of Jake s infidelities and talk to her pompous condescending therapist about how to fix her little weeps Not that it s as bleak as all that she manages to remain so self possessed so clever so tough that instead of pity you feel frustration for her watching her try to make sense of her life For long swaths you forget things are bad at all Her narration is so full of life so wry and self mocking that you just fly alongOn the face of it this is a story of a somewhat co dependent marriage gone pretty well wrong but interestingly nearly a third of the book its middle is dedicated to one summer when our narrator was about fourteen just becoming a woman as it were We see her first boyfriend and her first manfriend her bitchy mother and her uestionable father her tween frenemy Ireen with her painted eyelashes and permanent wave It s a fascinating episode brilliantly illuminating the crazed frustrated angst of being that age For the rest of the day I lay on my bed or accurately rolled and tossed and curled up like a spring on my bed I howled and hiccupped feeling as though there were a great gale in me which I could not containThat s believe it or not the fun part This a rough story all in all full of imposed will and victimization and sexual misdeeds and cruelty Yet it s an interpersonal melodrama and the persons playing the roles are endlessly compelling It s a book I couldn t help but hurtle myself through with scenes that keep replaying in my head In the end Mrs Armitage does come into her own though at a high cost Watching her get there is riveting seeing her grow teeth as it were and reclaim control of her life is harrowing and hopeful bothpre read I m beginning to suspect that while I m asleep my books are multiplying among themselves like jackrabbits This proof for example Where did it come from I m sure I never bought it I can t recall why or when or from whom it would have been sent to me Yet here it is on my shelf looking crisp and comely and oh so inviting I suppose I d better read it before it disappears or turns into something else right

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Lis par Jack CLAYTON Pays ROYAUME UNI Prix d'interprtation fminine Synopsis Jo vit heureuse avec son deuxime mari Gilles et leurs nombreux enfants lorsu'elle fait la connaissance de Jake Armitage scnariste dbutant Leur attirance mutuelle est si grande u'elle divorce et l'pouse Leur union est heureuse jusu'ai Le Mangeur de citrouilles Wikipdia Le Mangeur de citrouilles The Pumpkin Eater est un film britanniue de Jack Clayton sorti en Synopsis Jo a cin enfants Cette jeune femme dont c’est le second mariage rencontre un jour l’crivain Jake Armitage duuel elle s’prend amoureusement Elle uitte alors son mari pour pouser Jake alors ue sa carrire prend son envol Deux enfants natront de ce troisime The Pumpkin Eater Wikipedia The Pumpkin Eater is a British drama film starring Anne Bancroft as an unusually fertile woman and Peter Finch as her philandering husband The film was adapted by Harold Pinter from the novel of the same name by Penelope Mortimer and was directed by Jack Clayton The title is a reference to the nursery rhyme Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Plot The film's narrative revolves around Jo The Pumpkin Eater IMDb There are scenes from this movie that have been burned into my memory for years Anne Bancroft being accosted a crazed and lonely housewife while in a beauty parlor her nervous breakdown in the middle of Harrod's in London James Mason revealing her husband's infidelity to her cruelly while having tea at the zoo The Pumpkin Eater is one of my favorite movies Best Book of The Pumpkin Eater | Nicole The Pumpkin Eater is a story of marriage discord and upheaval that would give even Noah Baumbach uneasy dreams on his high thread count sheets Written uickly by Penelope Mortimer in the spring of it documents the strange reality of Mrs Armitage a woman with three past marriages numerous children and a current philandering husband in the form of the slithery irrepressible Jake The Pumpkin Eater – review | cast and crew movie The Pumpkin Eater Movie Script The Pumpkin Eater Synopsis Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children with the two eldest boys at boarding school The children are spread over Jo's three marriages with only the youngest being Jake's biological child although he When Mrs Armitage was a child her mother kept a wool drawer in the dining room chest consisting of nothing but leftover knitting scraps On rainy afternoons she was made to tidy the drawer for no other reason then for something to do Busy work Mrs Armitage likened it to the way they make prisoners dig holes and fill them up again Her psychiatrist offered she would like to be something useful like a tea cozy This is the story of a woman losing her way in the uest of finding a sense of purpose Never defined by name but instead titles Wife of Jake Mother of Dinah and at least a half dozen others the narrator looks back on a lifetime of disappointment abandonment and betrayal by those that were loved and trusted All her life she has been surrounded by people parents friends one husband leading to another a battalion of children following suit yet Mrs Armitage still finds herself trapped and inwardly aloneDownward spiraling and yet hiding in plain sight she escapes her domestic imprisonment and seeks answers by digging through her own emotional scrap drawer But what will she unearth Something useful like a sense of self Better euipped to fill life s holes

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The Pumpkin Eater Le mangeur de citrouilles “The Pumpkin Eater” runit un nombre incroyable de talents ui donnent le meilleur d’eux The Pumpkin ePUB #192 mmes La construction faite de flash back est audacieuse les dialogues de Pinter trs prcis et conomes la ralisation de Clayton irrprochable et l’actrice amricaine Anne Bancroft ui a fait le forcing pour dcrocher le rle est brillante Ajoutez cela la prestation de Peter The pumpkin eater Poche Penelope Mortimer Achat The pumpkin eater Penelope Mortimer New York Review Of Bookslibri Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de rduction ou tlchargez la version eBook The pumpkin eater Livres en VO neuf ou occasion | fnac Retrouvez tous les produits The pumpkin eater au meilleur prix la FNAC Achetez en ligne ou faites vous livrer dans votre magasin proche de chez vous pour votre Livres en VO The THE PUMPKIN EATER Festival de Cannes THE PUMPKIN EATER LE MANGEUR DE CITROUILLE Ralis par Jack CLAYTON Pays ROYAUME UNI Prix d'interprtation fminine Synopsis Jo vit heureuse avec son deuxime mari Gilles et leurs nombreux enfants lorsu'elle fait la connaissance de Jake Armitage scnariste dbutant Leur attirance mutuelle est si grande u'elle divorce et l'pouse Leur union est heureuse jusu'ai Le Mangeur de citrouilles Wikipdia Le Mangeur de citrouilles The Pumpkin Eater est un film britanniue de Jack Clayton sorti en Synopsis Jo a cin enfants Cette jeune femme dont c’est le second mariage rencontre un jour l’crivain Jake Armitage duuel elle s’prend amoureusement Elle uitte alors son mari pour pouser Jake alors ue sa carrire prend son envol Deux enfants natront de ce troisime The Pumpkin Eater Wikipedia The Pumpkin Eater is a British drama film starring Anne Bancroft as an unusually fertile woman and Peter Finch as her philandering husband The film was adapted by Harold Pinter from the novel of the same name by Penelope Mortimer and was directed by Jack Clayton The title is a reference to the nursery rhyme Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Plot The film's narrative revolves around Jo The Pumpkin Eater IMDb There are scenes from this movie that have been burned into my memory for years Anne Bancroft being accosted a crazed and lonely housewife while in a beauty parlor her ner 45 stars rounded upI must admit I haven t read anything by Mortimer before and on the evidence of this book I should have It is about a woman in a downward spiral and is an acerbic and humorous in a very bleak way comment on marriage gender relations and being a woman being controlled by men husbands and assorted professionals mainly medical Mortimer writes in rather a sparse way leaving the reader to do some of the work making one feel much involved in the main character s disintegration The protagonist is known only by her married name Mrs Armitage She is on her fourth marriage and has numerous children eight I think and would like another one her husband doesn t Her husband Jake is a successful screenwriter and they have been married for over ten years Jake has a temper and is serially unfaithful They are building a glass tower in the country as a rural retreat The couple are rich enough to employ servants to do everything There may be an element of autobiography here as Mortimer was married three times and had six children Her relationship with her third husband the barrister John Mortimer was notoriously turbulentThe description of disintegration depression a pretty much enforced abortion and sterilisation a complete loss of role and reason to exist are powerfully written All of the male characters are deeply unlikeable and manipulative It was written in 1962 and there has been some debate about whether it can be classed as a feminist novel I think that misses the point the whole description of depression and breakdown leading to a sort of acceptance is the author asking the uestion Is this it Is this all there is Does it have to be this way There are no answers provided you are just left to feel the raw pain of a woman who society feels has everything but who is utterly lost It s a powerful book which is still worth looking out for There are a couple of examples of lazy writing about race but apart from that it held my attention and made me ask uestions about my attitudes I also would now like to see the film which came out in 1964 The script is by Pinter and it stars Anne Bancroft and Peter Finch so it ought to be good


10 thoughts on “The Pumpkin Eater

  1. says:

    45 stars rounded upI must admit I haven’t read anything by Mortimer before and on the evidence of this book I should have

  2. says:

    Mrs Armitage the wife of a successful screenwriter and producer is having a breakdown Her marriage is a wreck and she’s discovered that having one child after another hasn’t given her the fulfilling life she wanted Where’s a pumpkin shell when you need one eh Penelope Mortimer’s 1962 semi autobiographical novel The Pumpkin Eater was pretty decent Her dialogue is so good that she drew me immediately into the novel and Mrs Armitage

  3. says:

    uite a hard book to read and it's perfectly logical that the author really did struggle with depression insecurity and anxiety The way she speaks is relatable to anyone who has felt that way myself included The worries the anger the stress she feels is all familiar I can't say I enjoyed the book but I understood it and maybe that's better

  4. says:

    Heartbreaking One of the best final chapters of a book from recent memoryI would like to think myself a champion for all things fem

  5. says:

    This totally made my CCLaP best of 2011If you read anything at all about this book you will immediately learn the

  6. says:

    If I wanted to I could stand on a street corner and loudly proclaim “I am a Buddhist” Or I could proclaim “I am a Democrat” My merely saying one or both of those things would make it soBut a fella cannot proclaim him

  7. says:

    When Mrs Armitage was a child her mother kept a wool drawer in the dining room chest consisting of nothing but leftover knitting scraps On rainy afternoons she was made to tidy the drawer for no other reason then for something to d

  8. says:

    A beautifully written story of one woman's descent into madnessA gripping book which is utterly compellingMrs Armitage has three husbands a brood of children her only role in life to keep on having childrenThen she meets Jake a script writerThe vision of building a glass tower in the country to finally settle is this reality or a dreamShe then breaks down in Harrods in the linen departmentA dark comedy which made me feel for Mrs Armitage

  9. says:

    I finished reading The Pumpkin Eater this afternoon in my parents' living room My parents were bickering as per usual about my mother's lateness in getting ready to leave the house and my father's lack of concer

  10. says:

    “Peter Peter pumpkin eaterHad a wife but couldn't keep her;He put her in a pumpkin shellAnd there he kept her very well

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