from the diary: “March 5, 1985
“Am reading Mrs Bridge by Evan Connell. Am really enjoying it.”
Mrs Bridge is a novel. Connell later wrote Mr Bridge, which, if I remember correctly, covers the same period as Mrs Bridge only from the husband’s point of view.
The books were made into a movie, Mr and Mrs Bridge, starring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. I haven’t seen it.
I’ve said before that I tended to prefer fiction with a fantasy element because I was sick of the mundane world and didn’t want to spend my reading time there, too. I don’t think there’s any fantasy element in the Bridge books. Gradually I came to appreciate prose style over subject matter.
More or less.