Sai Shruthi Chivukula Shruthi Chivukula itibaren 18650 Göldağı Köyü/Şabanözü/Çankiri, Türkiye
Bir başka mükemmel Saunders kısa öykü koleksiyonu. "Bohemyalılar" ve "CommComm" tek başına hacmi almaya değer. İkna Ülkesinde bitirirken, şimdi tüm çalışmalarını okudum ve ilk kez Saunders'ın tüketicilik eleştirisi ile başımın üstünde toplandığımı hissettim. Okuyucularının çoğunun zaten bu mesajla gemide olduğunu görüyoruz, o zaman neden zirveye çıkalım? Gerçekten bu temalara ve onun tedavisine hayranım, bu yüzden belki de daha önce gizlenmiş olma hissini kaçırdım.
A classic, certainly. But I always feel like I'm missing out on most of the music when I read poetry in translation.
I like it.
An interesting and, in many ways, informative read. I feel like I have a better understanding of the Isreali/Palestinian conflict among other things. It was not a book that you just sail through, yet I found myself wanting to come back to it which is always my own measure of a worthwhile read. I do think it helped that all three of these women have very liberal/progressive interpretations of their respective religions, otherwise, I'm not sure their whole 'Faith Club' group would have worked on the same level.
My copy of Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! is only 122 pages long, making it one of the shortest books in the book count. But that’s okay because it is a Great Work of Literature, and length doesn’t equal greatness. O Pioneers! is the story of a farming community in Nebraska in the latter half of the 1800s. The immigrant pioneers work hard to make a living from the land, and the praries of Nebraska are practically another character alongside the Bergson family and the neighboring pioneers. Alexandra Bergson is able to successfuly relate to the land in a way that her three brothers cannot. When their dying father leaves Alexandra in charge, her skill and understanding bring her family prosperity, despite her non-traditional role in the family. But Alexandra is not as good at relating to people, and it takes an affair between her younger (and favorite) brother and a good friend, and the lovers’ subsequent murder by the jealous husband to get Alexandra to listen to her heart and marry the man she loves. Wow! That’s a lot of action packed into 122 pages, and I found it to be pretty readable (always a concern when trying to read Great Works of Literature). The best part about the book for me was that I read most of it while vacationing in rural Wisconsin. The plains of Nebraska and the hills of Wisconsin are very different, but the hard work put in by the immigrant farmers to cultivate the land is quite similar. The Wisconsin farm coutnry around me made the book come alive in a way that my urban home could not.