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  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Dear Life
  • Alice Munro
  • Italian
  • 15 March 2019
  • 9788806214920

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Alice Munro ☆ 3 read characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Alice Munro summary Dear Life Etre spolpandole fino all'osso Ossa di storie voci lontane e ancora vive sguardi una parsimonia di parole ellittica e più che mai essenziale Ecco che cosa resta da dire ecco che cosa trova il lettore in Uscirne vivi tracce di materiale radioattivo lo stesso pericoloso e potente che ha attraversato illuminandole tutte le storie Il residuo secco Le prime e le ultime cose rivela Munro il bandolo di un mondo realizzato in sessant'anni di imperterrito lavoro e l'ago puntato nella stoffa in uieteSusanna Bas. Dear AliceWhat a good investment you ve turned out to be A little girl growing up in rural Canada in the early twentieth century far from the turmoil experienced by your contemporaries in Europe you nevertheless created several lifetimes worth of uniue stories from the limited resources you were given I watched while you observed every detail of your rural existence filing away images and experiences for future use like some Canadian Picasso accumulating a studio full of junk which one fine day when the light is right allows the bonnet of a toy car to become a baboon s wide grin a football to become its body and a tennis ball its baby s headYou ve recycled everything that came your way The ringlets your mother slaved over your early piano lessons your first viewing of a dead body that story you read in the newspaper the plot of the first novel you read your neighbour s failed marriage your elderly aunt s eccentric life your own experiences of illness every useful thing has been reused And as with Picasso each new work that emerges from the mountain of stored experiences startles by its novelty by its ability to veer off towards new and unexpected directions by its real and freuently shocking truthYou have used what you have been given very well AliceYou have earned your prizeYours very sincerelyLife

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Alice Munro ☆ 3 read characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Alice Munro summary Dear Life Dear life cara vita Il titolo originale della tredicesima raccolta di storie di Alice Munro sembra la consueta formula epistolare di un pacificato congedo Ma ha anche nel contesto narrativo e nell'espressione idiomatica da cui proviene il senso di un pericolo appena scampato Scrivere alla vita dunue per uscirne vivi Con l'urgenza di ogni fuga un'impazienza nuova che si manifesta in un inedito nitore uello della narratrice di Ghiaia il cui disincanto e tormento esistenziale sembrano raccontati dalla pro. Pivotal momentsI read this at the end of 2019 but am reviewing on the first day of 2020 a day for looking back and forward for considering who and where we are and who and where we want to beIf I was going to write short pieces about just four incidents my life what would I pick The I thought about it the I realised like Munro that it s not the obvious headline events graduation marriage parenthood bereavement etc Often it s something seemingly trivial that shapes and changes us and the direction we re going Mine would probably be from this list Chickening out of applying for French exchange to be a Camp America counsellor and University of Cambridge My first time being drunk plied with overly strong drinks aged 17 and narrowly escaping harmful conseuences thanks to my best friend she still is Leaving a teaching career without finishing my probationary year without any idea of what I wanted to do instead Fighting doctors to get a compromise on feeding and treating my newborn Attending the civil partnership ceremony of my father and his partner Supporting my child from a distance through major health and mental health issues at uni they came through with a master s Skimming an article about the potential of book blogging sites way back in 2008Image Me aged 19 How different is my life now from what I expected thenFiction and notThis book has ten understated stories and four autobiographical pieces The loosely connecting theme is girls and women breaking free from accumulated regret though not all the main protagonists are female Several stories include the loss of or fear of losing a child What is unsaid is often crucial Acts of omission lead to acts of commission The language is plain and apparently simple but always evocative and firmly conjuring time varied and place SE Canada Some have a twistWhat s strange is that the autobiographical pieces were much less engaging than the preceding fictions less realistic and dream likeThe stories no spoilers1 To Reach Japan 2A train journey demonstrates the importance of being meaningfully present in one s child s life I was confused by the opening page and the big plot point in the middle was nasty which I don t necessarily mind and implausible which I do mind there was no plausible motivation 2 Amundsen 4Another train journey another disorienting start but in a captivating way It s cold the region the sanitorium its chief doctor and a visit to a house with a suggestion of minimal but precise comfort I would have given 5 but the final line not a spoiler didn t ring true for the character or her story Nothing changes really about love 3 Leaving Maverley 5A girl from cultish sect works at small town cinema but can t watch or even hear the films I thought I knew where Leah s story was going but without any big twists or shocks Munro kept sidestepping the obvious It s all about what s unsaid unseen undone 4 Gravel 5 Accept everything and then tragedy disappears This is about being haunted by loss not discussing events and choosing to forget not an approach I recommend Gravel water and a dog are significant5 Haven 4A 13 year old girl year spends a year in the mid 70s with her uncle and aunt while her parents teach in Ghana She s initially shocked by her aunt s deferential domestic role making a haven for her man Initially 6 Pride 4Some rise up despite early setbacks while others keep digging The narrator is a man who is possibly asexual or maybe assumed to be so by himself and others because of his hare lip Pride is an impediment for others than him There is no ending Nothing is said It stops 7 Corrie 5A story of blackmail but all is not what it seems 8 Train 5A soldier returns from the war but to what and whom He jumps off the train walks back along the tracks and drifts unobtrusively in and out of lives his and others He wants A different block of air emptiness but gets An immediate flock of new surroundings asking for your attention Trains are key at a couple of other points as well Also this is another character who is probably asexual which I may not have noticed had not a GR friend commented about the near invisibility of asexual characters in literature 9 In Sight of the Lake 4 or 3There are wonderful descriptions of driving and walking through a small Canadian town through the eyes of an old woman who fears losing her memory It brought to mind Rebecca Solnit s brilliant A Field Guide to Getting Lost see my review HERE But ultimately this is an unsatisfying clich 10 Dolly 4 or 3This starts with an ageing couple considering double suicide in very pragmatic terms Fitting the theme of things going unsaid they don t plan to write a note and she is a biographer of forgotten novelists But things happen As one of them says Life is totally unpredictable The autobiographical pieces The final four works in this book are not uite stories They form a separate unit one that is autobiographical in feeling though not sometimes entirely so in fact I believe they are the first and last and the closest things I have to say about my own life Image The Munro family home in Wingham Ontario SourceThe Munros lived out of town but not really in the country It was not like the real country where people usually know the insides of one another s houses and everybody had or less the same way of making a living They were neither rich nor poor Not entirely happy but not dysfunctional either Her parents were from different backgrounds with different aspirations and popularity No wonder she grew up such an astute observer11 The Eye 4 I began to accept how largely my mother s notions about me might differ from my own Munro s delicate and slightly awkward relationship with her mother is demonstrated when she was 5 and her brother was born uickly followed by another baby There s an au pair a wake and a child s overactive imagination12 Night 3After being rushed to hospital with appendicitis by horses because of a snowstorm Munro has sleep problems and murderous thoughts doubtless exacerbated by you guessed something important but unsaid Her father reassures her but still without telling her everything The truth was told with only the slightest modification 13 Voices 3Munro honestly confronts the inaccuracy of memories exacerbated by people deliberately turning a blind eye to unsavoury things and people The title refers to airmen at a party who were probably British and she remembers as seeming kind gentle and blessed14 Dear Life 2Ramblings combining observations of her mother s deterioration from Parkinson s and a possible attempted babysnatch long ago uotes She carried not noticing to an extreme Writing this letter is like putting a note in a bottle And hopingIt will reach Japan Small untidy evergreens rolled up like sleepy bears The frozen lake not level but mounded as if the waves had turned to ice in the act of falling A dry lipped kiss brief and formal set upon me with hasty authority Her smile seemed to shower him with delight He nearly always gave approval but with ualifications Haul it laundry in when it was dry and smelling all fresh and congratulatory Time Flies and Other Short Plays Time Flies Degas C'Est Moi Dr Fritzthe Forces of Light Basel's in Arms Arabian Nights Enigma Variations the Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage raccolta di storie di Alice Munro sembra la consueta formula epistolare di un pacificato congedo Ma ha anche nel contesto narrativo e nell'espressione idiomatica da cui proviene il senso di un pericolo appena scampato Scrivere alla vita dunue per uscirne vivi Con l'urgenza di ogni fuga un'impazienza nuova che si manifesta in un inedito nitore uello della narratrice di Ghiaia il cui disincanto e tormento esistenziale sembrano Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) raccontati dalla pro. Pivotal momentsI Drawing Dead Faolan OConnor Book 1 read this at the end of 2019 but am Trails Tales of Yosemite the Central Sierra reviewing on the first day of 2020 a day for looking back and forward for considering who and where we are and who and where we want to beIf I was going to write short pieces about just four incidents my life what would I pick The I thought about it the I China's Son Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution realised like Munro that it s not the obvious headline events graduation marriage parenthood bereavement etc Often it s something seemingly trivial that shapes and changes us and the direction we Welcome to the Desert of the Real Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates re going Mine would probably be from this list Chickening out of applying for French exchange to be a Camp America counsellor and University of Cambridge My first time being drunk plied with overly strong drinks aged 17 and narrowly escaping harmful conseuences thanks to my best friend she still is Leaving a teaching career without finishing my probationary year without any idea of what I wanted to do instead Fighting doctors to get a compromise on feeding and treating my newborn Attending the civil partnership ceremony of my father and his partner Supporting my child from a distance through major health and mental health issues at uni they came through with a master s Skimming an article about the potential of book blogging sites way back in 2008Image Me aged 19 How different is my life now from what I expected thenFiction and notThis book has ten understated stories and four autobiographical pieces The loosely connecting theme is girls and women breaking free from accumulated Dead End Bluff regret though not all the main protagonists are female Several stories include the loss of or fear of losing a child What is unsaid is often crucial Acts of omission lead to acts of commission The language is plain and apparently simple but always evocative and firmly conjuring time varied and place SE Canada Some have a twistWhat s strange is that the autobiographical pieces were much less engaging than the preceding fictions less King Noah Blindness and the Vision of Seers realistic and dream likeThe stories no spoilers1 To Reach Japan 2A train journey demonstrates the importance of being meaningfully present in one s child s life I was confused by the opening page and the big plot point in the middle was nasty which I don t necessarily mind and implausible which I do mind there was no plausible motivation 2 Amundsen 4Another train journey another disorienting start but in a captivating way It s cold the Princess to Pleasure Slave Chronicles (Book Three): Lusty Prey of the Huntress (English Edition) region the sanitorium its chief doctor and a visit to a house with a suggestion of minimal but precise comfort I would have given 5 but the final line not a spoiler didn t Factory of Death ring true for the character or her story Nothing changes Thirteen Plus One The Winnie Years #5 really about love 3 Leaving Maverley 5A girl from cultish sect works at small town cinema but can t watch or even hear the films I thought I knew where Leah s story was going but without any big twists or shocks Munro kept sidestepping the obvious It s all about what s unsaid unseen undone 4 Gravel 5 Accept everything and then tragedy disappears This is about being haunted by loss not discussing events and choosing to forget not an approach I Rapid Math Without A Calculator recommend Gravel water and a dog are significant5 Haven 4A 13 year old girl year spends a year in the mid 70s with her uncle and aunt while her parents teach in Ghana She s initially shocked by her aunt s deferential domestic Almost Late for School And More School Poems role making a haven for her man Initially 6 Pride 4Some Seduced by My Doms The Doms of Genesis #5 rise up despite early setbacks while others keep digging The narrator is a man who is possibly asexual or maybe assumed to be so by himself and others because of his hare lip Pride is an impediment for others than him There is no ending Nothing is said It stops 7 Corrie 5A story of blackmail but all is not what it seems 8 Train 5A soldier The Certainty of Violet Luke returns from the war but to what and whom He jumps off the train walks back along the tracks and drifts unobtrusively in and out of lives his and others He wants A different block of air emptiness but gets An immediate flock of new surroundings asking for your attention Trains are key at a couple of other points as well Also this is another character who is probably asexual which I may not have noticed had not a GR friend commented about the near invisibility of asexual characters in literature 9 In Sight of the Lake 4 or 3There are wonderful descriptions of driving and walking through a small Canadian town through the eyes of an old woman who fears losing her memory It brought to mind Rebecca Solnit s brilliant A Field Guide to Getting Lost see my Kane Richards Must Die review HERE But ultimately this is an unsatisfying clich 10 Dolly 4 or 3This starts with an ageing couple considering double suicide in very pragmatic terms Fitting the theme of things going unsaid they don t plan to write a note and she is a biographer of forgotten novelists But things happen As one of them says Life is totally unpredictable The autobiographical pieces The final four works in this book are not uite stories They form a separate unit one that is autobiographical in feeling though not sometimes entirely so in fact I believe they are the first and last and the closest things I have to say about my own life Image The Munro family home in Wingham Ontario SourceThe Munros lived out of town but not Astaroth et Bernadette really in the country It was not like the How to Be a Lot Less Stupid A Guide to Critical Thinking in Business real country where people usually know the insides of one another s houses and everybody had or less the same way of making a living They were neither Love in the Light Hearts in Darkness #2 rich nor poor Not entirely happy but not dysfunctional either Her parents were from different backgrounds with different aspirations and popularity No wonder she grew up such an astute observer11 The Eye 4 I began to accept how largely my mother s notions about me might differ from my own Munro s delicate and slightly awkward The Art of DOOM: Eternal relationship with her mother is demonstrated when she was 5 and her brother was born uickly followed by another baby There s an au pair a wake and a child s overactive imagination12 Night 3After being The Protestant Temperament Patterns of Child Rearing Religious Experience and the Self in Early America rushed to hospital with appendicitis by horses because of a snowstorm Munro has sleep problems and murderous thoughts doubtless exacerbated by you guessed something important but unsaid Her father Some Kind of Wonderful reassures her but still without telling her everything The truth was told with only the slightest modification 13 Voices 3Munro honestly confronts the inaccuracy of memories exacerbated by people deliberately turning a blind eye to unsavoury things and people The title Cabin 28 The Keddie Murders refers to airmen at a party who were probably British and she Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player): New Era Online Series, Book 2 remembers as seeming kind gentle and blessed14 Dear Life 2Ramblings combining observations of her mother s deterioration from Parkinson s and a possible attempted babysnatch long ago uotes She carried not noticing to an extreme Writing this letter is like putting a note in a bottle And hopingIt will সোনালী দিন যায় reach Japan Small untidy evergreens Native Son rolled up like sleepy bears The frozen lake not level but mounded as if the waves had turned to ice in the act of falling A dry lipped kiss brief and formal set upon me with hasty authority Her smile seemed to shower him with delight He nearly always gave 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Alice Munro ☆ 3 read characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Alice Munro summary Dear Life Spettiva raggiunta di una lucidità imperturbabile O del protagonista fuggiasco di Treno che attraversa le stazioni della propria esperienza e di uella altrui con lo sguardo di un semplice passeggero a bordo della vita uello che segue i percorsi mentali della vecchia di In vista del lago e del suo sconclusionato viaggio verso un passato irrecuperabile Un nitore che connota anche la lingua di pagine nelle uali Munro concede alla sua prosa un'ulteriore estrema libertà asciugando le proprie frasi come pi. I m always careful not to fall victim to popular opinion when reading any book especially one by such an acclaimed and beloved writer as Alice Munro I tried to forget the fact that Munro had only recently won the Nobel prize for fiction This is only my second Munro so maybe I m not the best judge of her work but I did find this collection very enjoyableI find that with Munro it s the little details Her stories are everyday stories of everyday people living mainly in small town Canada people we probably don t expect to read about in books Whether she is exploring the thoughts of a little child an inexperienced university graduate or an unsatisfied housewife she does so expertly I found myself engaged by the stories stories that I found to be very believable as well as very sad in most cases I also enjoyed her stories set in post war Canada a very different Canada from the one I live in nowMunro definitely writes with much clarity People often comment on her well crafted sentences and I won t argue with that What I love most of all is her insight into human relationshipsI enjoyed the last few stories that were supposedly autobiographical Very nostalgic It s very fitting that this book is called Dear Life I felt uite sad when I turned the last page knowing this is supposedly the last book she will ever write So still so immense an enchantment Alice Munro Dear Life