A Stranger Still

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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A Stranger Still est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 9.304288. Il comporte 472037 caractères et 94606 mots dont 10168 différents.

A Stranger Still introduit un nombre significatif de protagonistes évoluant dans une fiction aux contours géographiques identifiables.

A Stranger Still, publiée pour la première fois en 1935, est une œuvre signée Helen Ferguson. Elle a été éditée à 2 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 1995.

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: A Stranger Still was first published in 1935 under Anna Kavan’s early married name of Helen Ferguson. An intriguing, well-plotted story, it was much acclaimed at the time, and its freshness and vigour remain undiminished. The wealthy Lewison family occupy centre stage. William, a widower, presides forcefully over his empire of Greater London stores, as well as over his sons, Cedric and Martin, and his impressionable daughter, Gwenda. A fictional ‘Anna Kavan’ appears as a young girl adrift from her husband and now in pursuit of romantic fulfillment. The story takes us from fashionable and Bohemian London to Paris, the South of France and Italy. The autobiographical element is implicit for those familiar with the author’s enigmatic life. Anna Kavan captures the ambience of the thirties with conviction, yet her pre-hallucinogenic writing has the uninhibitedness and immediacy of a novel of today. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1995).

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transit: agency

The agency that operates this public transportation route.

transit: dropoff

The arrangement required for passengers to be dropped off at this service stop.

Characters

_:annak      foaf:name           "Anna Kavan" .
_:matthew    foaf:name           "Matthew Kavan" .
_:catherine  foaf:name           "Catherine Howard" .
_:lauretta   foaf:name           "Lauretta" .
_:mary       foaf:name           "Mary Graham" .
_:edward     foaf:name           "Sir Edward Wilbur" .
_:william    foaf:name           "William Lewison" .
_:cedric     foaf:name           "Cedric Lewison" .
_:jean       foaf:name           "Jean Lewison" .
_:martin     foaf:name           "Martin Lewison" .
_:germaine   foaf:name           "Germaine Lewison" .
_:gerard     foaf:name           "Gerard Gill" .
_:gwenda     foaf:name           "Gwenda Lewison" .
_:tony       foaf:name           "Anthony Quested Jr" .
_:anthony    foaf:name           "Anthony Quested" .
_:claydon    foaf:name           "Mr Claydon" .
_:david      foaf:name           "David Fairbrother" .
_:hubert     foaf:name           "Hubert Byrne" .
_:george     foaf:name           "George West" .
_:winny      foaf:name           "Winny West" .

Relationships

# AROUND THE LEWISONS
 
_:william    rel:ancestorOf       _:Joseph Lewisohn .
_:cedric     rel:childOf          _:william .
_:martin     rel:childOf          _:william .
_:gwenda     rel:childOf          _:william ;
             rel:ambivalentOf     _:tony .
_:jean       rel:spouseOf         _:cedric .
_:germaine   rel:spouseOf         _:martin ;
             ak:mistressOf       _:gerard . 
_:gerard     rel:closeFriendOf    _:martin .
_:george     rel:employedBy       _:william .
_:winny      rel:spouseOf         _:george .
_:anthony    rel:collaboratesWith _:william .
_:tony       rel:childOf          _:anthony
_:claydon    rel:employedBy       _:anthony .     
_:david      rel:colleagueOf      _:william .
_:hubert      rel:colleagueOf      _:william ;
             rel:enemyOf          _:william .
   
# AROUND ANNA KAVAN
 
_:catherine  rel:closeFriendOf   _:anna ;
             rel:colleagueOf     _:anna ;
_:lauretta   rel:parentOf        _:anna .
_:mary       rel:oldFriendOf     _:lauretta .
_:matthew    rel:husbandOf       _:anna .
_:edward     rel:wouldLikeToKnow _:anna .
_:martin     rel:hasMet          _:anna .

Plot — ACT 1

# SCENE 1: A clandestine love affair discovered

_:germaine   rel:spouseOf         _:martin .
_:gerard     rel:closeFriendOf    _:martin .
_:germaine   ak:mistressOf       _:gerard . 

_:claydon    rel:employedBy      _:anthony ;
             bio:position        "detective" ;
             bio:followingEvent  "The 2 lovers discovered in an hotel room in Paris" ;
             bio:place           "Paris" .

_:martin     rel:childOf          _:william .
_:anthony    rel:collaboratesWith _:william ;
             bio:position         "lawyer" .
                         
_:e          a                    bio:Divorce ;
             bio:partner          _:martin ;
             bio:partner          _:germaine ;
             bio:place            _:london .
             

# SCENE 2: Let Me Alone, Anna Kavan's desire of emancipation
               
_:matthew     bio:place           "Thazila";
              bio:position        "Assistant locomotive super intendant" .


_:catherine  rel:closeFriendOf     _:anna ;
             rel:colleagueOf       _:anna ;
             bio:position          "Partners in a fashion shop" ;
             bio:place             "London" ;
             bio:followingEvent    "Conflictual situation" .
 
_:edward     rel:wouldLikeToKnow   _:anna .

_:anna       bio:emigration        "Nice" ;
             bio:participant       "Lauretta" ;
             bio:concurringEvent   "Unexpected visit to the rich old aunt" .      

Plot — ACT 2

# SCENE 1: Dirty trick from a partner. And more.
                 
_:hubert     bio:place            "London" ;
             bio:organization     "Cray River Development Trust" ;
             ak:playingWith       _:william ;
             ak:playingWith       _:david ;
             rel:hasMet           _:anthony ;
             rel:hasMet           _:cedric ;
             rel:wouldLikeToKnow  _:tony .
_:tony       ak:playingWith       _:gwenda .
_:gerard     ak:playingWith       _:germaine .
                          
_:e          a                    transit:dropoff ;
             transit:agency       _:george ;
             bio:participant      _:william ;
             bio:participant      _:gwenda ;
             bio:participant      _:martin ;
             bio:place            "Bandol" .

_:hubert     bio:organization     "Fairbrother" ;
             bio:promotion        "Acquires majority shares." .


# SCENE 2: Anna Kavan's mythological incounter with a painter in the South of France

_:mary       rel:oldFriendOf      _:lauretta ;
             bio:spectator        _:anna .
_:martin     rel:hasMet           _:anna .

Plot — ACT 3

            
_:hubert     bio:promotion        "Acquires majority shares." ;
             bio:organization     "Fairbrother" .
 _william    transit:stop         "London" ;
             bio:demotion         "Fairbrother" .
             bio:concludingEvent "William gets a heart attack" .
 _:martin    transit:stop         "London" .
 _:gwenda    transit:stop         "London" .
               
_:anna        rel:spouseOf        _:matthew;
              bio:initiatingEvent "tells him she doesn't want to live with him anymore" .
_:matthew     transit:fromStop    "Burma" ;
              transit:toStop      "London" .
              
_:anna        transit:stop        "London" ;
_:anna        bio:concludingEvent "sees her own error and sends a cable to her husband".  
               
_:germaine    rel:spouseOf        _:martin ;
_:germaine    transit:route       _:gerard ;
              bio:concludingEvent "Martin starts to paint again alone in his studio. It was the likeness of a young woman confronting him on his canvas". 
A Stranger Still

stats#bigram

William Lewison
Carolina Club
Hubert Byrne
long time
Lauretta Bland
Starling Hill
Miss Graham
Anthony Quested
Worcester Road
Anna Kavan
Tony Quested
Gerald Gill
Martin Lewison
Sir Edward
young man
partnership agreement
George West
Ethelbert Place
old man
Matthew Kavan

stats#has character

Hubert Byrne
George West
Tony Quested
Martin Lewison
Gerald Gill
Germaine Lewison
Matthew Kavan
Gwenda Lewison
Edward Wilbur
Anna Kavan
Claydon
William Lewison
Mary Graham
Cedric Lewison
David Fairborther
Anthony Quested
Winny West
Catherine Howard
Lauretta Bland

stats#has character count

472037

stats#has diversity indice

9.304288

stats#has unique word count

10168

stats#has word count

94606

coverage

Starling Hill
Worcester Road
London
Riviera
Nice
Thazila
1930-1940
Toulon
Bellevue hotel
Ethelbert Place
Gardone Lake
Bandol

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

date

1995

description

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: A Stranger Still was first published in 1935 under Anna Kavan’s early married name of Helen Ferguson. An intriguing, well-plotted story, it was much acclaimed at the time, and its freshness and vigour remain undiminished. The wealthy Lewison family occupy centre stage. William, a widower, presides forcefully over his empire of Greater London stores, as well as over his sons, Cedric and Martin, and his impressionable daughter, Gwenda. A fictional ‘Anna Kavan’ appears as a young girl adrift from her husband and now in pursuit of romantic fulfillment. The story takes us from fashionable and Bohemian London to Paris, the South of France and Italy. The autobiographical element is implicit for those familiar with the author’s enigmatic life. Anna Kavan captures the ambience of the thirties with conviction, yet her pre-hallucinogenic writing has the uninhibitedness and immediacy of a novel of today. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1995).

subject

autobiographical
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bildungsroman
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female emancipation

title

A Stranger Still

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work manifested

A stranger still (1935)
A stranger still (1995)