Editorial Reviews. Review. “The brilliant French writer/designer/director has been at pains to The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs by [Benmussa, Simone]. Born in Tunisia, Simone Benmussa () was an influential French theatre director, stage designer and playwright. Adapting to the theatre works by . Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women day he will be able to eke out a better life for himself by owning his own business .

Author: Kazrajind Bragal
Country: Guyana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 11 March 2007
Pages: 456
PDF File Size: 18.33 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.93 Mb
ISBN: 924-6-15981-434-8
Downloads: 68967
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tular

Richard marked it as to-read Mar 20, I actually can’t stop reading his work, if only to experience this unusual phenomenon.

Albert Nobbs

Jac marked it as to-read Aug 27, In the bonus section I learned that they added to Glen Close’s ot and ears to give her that strange appearance. I’m glad I didn’t know anything about the plot before seeing the movie. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She alberg to have a family, build a shop and settle down – but how is she to do this?

Wherein could this flea guilty be, Except in that drop which it suck’d from thee?

The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs | Queer Culture Collection

Josh marked it as to-read Aug 09, Where wait-staff is seen and not heard, it seems to already be a focus on the visible invisibility of queerdom and drag. Based on a short story by George Moore, which was recently adapted into a major Hollywood film starring Glenn Close, Benmussa’s story releases a string of disturbing questions about the nature of women and society and is one of the most powerful and groundbreaking plays of the s.


The problem was that punctuation for dialogue was not shown in the conventional way, between ‘single quotation marks’ or “double quotation marks” and just ran into each other along with the rest of the prose so liffe there were many times I had to fathom out who was saying what to whom. I don’t think so.

No solo es un hombre solitario, es un hombre solo, en reali Blog Facebook Twitter 4. In the book, Helen is described as rather drab zingular course, whereas in the movie she’s very pretty. To be able to lead an independent and free life, industrious but introverted Albert hides a secret from the world, especially his fellow staff at a Dublin hotel.

Even more tragic, however, is the fact that Albert had to dress up as a man just to get liveable wages at all. Besides Albert herself, the cast of Moore’s store are little more than set pieces in an equally shallow sketch of nineteenth century Dublin.

Love In the end, Albert’s false feelings ruins him.

Albert Nobbs by George Moore

At pages, the story moves very quickly, a great difference to the gentle pace of the film. What does it mean to be a man? Very disappointing ending, considering it had such potential with its strong ideas throughout the whole book.


Overall, an interesting novel to read, in that I’ve never read one like it. Long out of print, George Moore’s classic novella returns just in time for the albett motion picture nobhs Glenn Close as a woman disguised as a man in nineteenth-century Ireland. Published December 21st by Penguin Books first published Heba marked it as to-read Jul 15, Nos habla de varias vidas, pero hay uno en particular, Albert Nobbs. She lives her life as a so-called “perhapser,” neither man nor woman.

May 18, Joy H. sinular

Hats off to the screenwriters and the playwright, if applicable for an incredibly moving and imaginative adaptation. What is most intriguing is that even as he saves to own his own shop and gain a measure of freedom, he no longer wishes to run it as a nobbz. Only a woman can help her raise a family and only a room can help her keep her house.

You must singupar logged in to post a comment. In the movie, Albert goes to visit Hubert and his wife, whereas in the book she does not. Laura, Wanda et al. I bought this novella sight unseen because I had such a great appreciation and emotional reaction to the film.