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Bedlam breaks loose at the Tate household as a four-way conflict erupts between Brian and Erica and their two teenage children. Whether she is deconstructing the mores of modern romance, the clothes we wear, or the books we read as children, Alison Lurie can be depended upon to bring out the finer points of perception that often escape us. In both fiction and nonfiction, her witty, urbane prose enlivens whatever subject she.

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Alison Lurie (b. 1926) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of fiction and nonfiction. It was followed by the well-received The Nowhere City (1966) and The War Between the Tates (1974). Born in Chicago and raised in White Plains, New York, she joined the English department at Cornell University in 1970, where she taught courses on children’s literature, among others. Her first novel, Love and Friendship (1962), is a story of romance and deception among the faculty of a snowbound New England college. In 1984, she published Foreign Affairs, her best-known novel, which traces the erotic entanglements of two American professors in England. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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Author: Alison Lurie. The War Between The Tates subtly dissects the disintegration of a perfect marriage. Alison Lurie is Professor of American Literature at Cornell University. Title: The War Between The Tates. Foreign Affairs won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 and The Truth About Lorin Jones won the Prix Femina Etranger in 1989. Country of Publication.

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Alison Lurie is a great writer whose "War Between the Tates" had a very high profile in the 1970's when it was made into a movie. It is a funny and sad story of a professor at Cornell University and his wife in about 1970, when the 1950's values of the faculty came up against the "Peace Now" and "Free Love" ethos of Ivy League students of that time.

The husband and wife both attended Harvard, but he became an Ivy League professor and she is "just a housewife". As their marriage unravels under the destruction caused by the husband's affair with a young graduate student, the wife has the opportunity to take control of her life.

For anyone who has worked at a university, the story of a middle-age professor being involved with a student is an ongoing cliche. The faculty wives see that cheating professor's wife as a victim, a middle-aged woman has been betrayed, and who now must restart her life with little or no prospects for professional or romantic success.

Alison Lurie shows us another possibility: The betrayal leads to a new beginning. The woman whose marriage is falling apart finds out that she is both smarter and tougher than her husband, and she learns that she is attractive both to prospective employers and to a man who appreciates her far more than her husband does.

Lurie has created a memorable portrait of both a marriage, and life at an American university in the early 1970's.
What did I like the most about this book? Nothing. What did I like the least about this book? Everything! I was disappointed, as I'd heard so much about Alison Lurie's writing over the years. The book was stiff and "wooden," the characters were one-dimensional, and the entire book was written in the third person. As a result of the one-dimensional characters and the writing in third person, I never once was able to sympathize or empathize or get involved with any of the characters. All in all, this book is a turn-off. I can't believe that she's won so many accolades and awards over the years for this stuff! She does have an excellent command of the English language, albeit with the endless odd sentences sprinkled with semicolons, which were distracting. If you want to go to sleep, read this book, because nothing happens in it and you won't miss anything!
A bit wordy and long-winded in the writing compared to the more minamalist writing of today--but I've always enjoyed the book thru the years and I finally had it downloaded on my Kindle and re-read it.
Very subtle writing that has held up with the passage of time. An absolute pleasure to read, as are all of Lurie's novels.
Alison Lurie’s bid for the Updike-Cheever-Yates club is an amusing, evocative account of the obliteration of a New England marriage. Brian Tate works as a political science professor at the fictitious Corinth University. His wife Erica is a stay-at-home mom to two horrid teenagers, who spends her time as the “wifey,” making sure that his shirts are ironed, his dinner is cooked and his children are raised. Think Mr. Banks if he one day decided to have an affair with a hippie student named Wendy. That is how THE WAR BETWEEN THE TATES starts, with Erica discovering that her husband is having an affair with a flighty free-spirited grad student from the psychology department. The book covers over a year, beginning in March of 1968, a cold New England that sees new developments developing around the farm where the Tates live, as well as a new encroachment when Erica discovers a letter from Wendy to Brian. The rest of the novel is a beautiful balance between campus politics, the rise of alternative education and sex after forty. Lurie paints with Updike’s brush, with clever turns of phrase and unflattering, though probably in the end realistic, characterizations of the Tate children, an overzealous veterinarian and even Wendy herself, whose every dirty foot and blowsy pound is chronicled as a personal detriment. I remember when I was younger there was an Erma Bombeck book illustrated by Bil Keane. It was from around this time and as I read the Tates back and forth that most un-similar book rattled around in my head. JUST WAIT TILL YOU HAVE CHILDREN OF YOUR OWN it was called. The things we think of.
I suppose if one must read one Alison Lurie book, it would be The War Between the Tates.

As I read more and more of her work, I realize that she can only write with great skill about academics or writers or both and their wives. In The War Between the Tates she most fully realizes all the other versions of this theme she has worked out in novels and short stories.

Lurie appears to be one of those literal writers who must draw upon her real life in order to create. Her imaginative capacity is severely impaired. Just look at the thin collection of stories, promisingly titled Women and Ghosts. She writes these with a singular lack of flair or talent. It is as if the writer of Tates and the teller of ghost stories are two different writers.

This does not mean that one should not read and enjoy The War Between the Tates. It has gorgeously written, penetrating prose, which work to examine all the painstaking elements of a marriage coming apart in the throes of the counter-culture.

For Cornell people it is a special treat, since Cornith University is so clearly Cornell University. Even over forty years later the novel still captures the atmosphere and shades of the place with Lurie taught for many years.
The War Between the Tates (Abacus Books) download epub
Author: Lurie Alison
ISBN: 0349122148
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Abacus (Little, Brown); New e. edition (1991)
Pages: 320 pages