The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

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Why does the protagonist feel lonely even though she is surrounded by people and close relationships in "Sandpiper" by Ahdaf Soueif?

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The protagonist in this excellent short story is so lonely because she does not fit in to her surroundings, either culturally or emotionally, and the love that caused her to enter these surroundings in the first place has not vanished, leaving her alone in a world that she does not comprehend and where she does not belong. Note how...

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