[ Reading ] ➶ The Summer Without Men Author Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us

The Summer Without Men And Who Among Us Would Deny Jane Austen Her Happy Endings Or Insist That Cary Grant And Irene Dunne Should Not Get Back Together At The End Of The Awful TruthThere Are Tragedies And There Are Comedies, Aren T There And They Are Oftenthe Same Than Different, Rather Like Men And Women, If You Ask Me A Comedy Depends On Stopping The Story At Exactly The Right Mome

[ Reading ] ➶ The Summer Without Men  Author Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • The Summer Without Men
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 0312570600

10 thoughts on “The Summer Without Men


  1. says:

    My latest for CCLaP I will admit that I can be very smug I ve been obsessively immersed in books for so long now that I tend to have opinions on everything literary, founded or un So of course I had an opinion about Siri Hustvedt, wife of Paul Auster, posed kind of ridiculously in her author photo, with her black turtleneck and piercing stare, writer of what I m not sure what I thought she wrote, mainstream ish fiction for smart moms, maybe Stuff like The Time Traveler s Wife or The Memory My latest for CCLaP I will admit that I can be very smug I ve been obsessively immersed in books for so long now that I tend to have opinions on everything literary, founded or un So of course I had an opinion about Siri Hustvedt, wife of Paul Auster, posed kind of ridiculously in her author photo, with her black turtleneck and piercing stare, writer of what I m not sure what I thought she wrote, mainstream ish fiction for smart moms, maybe Stuff like The Time Traveler s Wife or The Memory Keeper s Daughter or anything by Jodi Picoult, where it s all plangent and emotional but in a kind of self absorbed way, and has meaty characters but predictable plots full of poignancy and exquisite misery Or something I haven t read those other books either, so who knows, I could be wrong about them too Anyway, I d been sure that t...


  2. says:

    When Mia s husband Boris asks for a pause from their 30 year marriage to go frolicking with a French coworker, Mia ups and leaves for her home town to spend the summer there while trying to figure things out In my first Hustvedt novel I was charmed, entertained and exposed to quite a lot of philosophy, feminism and neuroscience It was a successful mix To occupy herself throughout the summer, Mia teaches a poetry workshop for a handful of local girls She also visits her mother who lives in an When Mia s husband Boris asks for a pause from their 30 year marriage to go frolicking with a French coworker, Mia ups and leaves for her home town to spend the summer there while trying to figure things out In my first Hustvedt novel I was charmed, entertained and exposed to quite a lot of philosophy, feminism and neuroscience It was a successful mix To occupy herself throughout the summer, Mia teaches a poetry wo...


  3. says:

    3.5 starsSingle moments those moments you re having a conversation with someone and you get lost within the jumble of words because your mind wraps itself around only a few phrases, gingerly separating them from the rest Suddenly, these words hang in moments around you, sticking to your tongue like wet cotton candy, enfolding into word clouds Forget the conversation you only hear those succulent words as they nourish your brain s appetite While reading this book, I had quite a few of these 3.5 starsSingle moments those moments you re having a conversation with someone and you get lost within the jumble of words because your mind wraps itself around only a few phrases, gingerly separating them from the rest Suddenly, these words hang in moments around you, sticking to you...


  4. says:

    4 and 1 2 starsThis is a mature novel that s very aware of itself as being a novel, though the fictional narrator is writing her own story It s also bothand less than a novel, withdiscourses than plot which the narrator herself points outthan halfway through and, going against what we ve been taught about fiction, it stelling than showing and it all works As Francine Prose writes in Reading Like a Writer using an an Alice Munro story as an example There are 4 and 1 2 starsThis is a mature novel that s very aware of itself as being a novel, though the fictional narrator is writing her own story It s also bothand less than a novel, withdiscourses than plot which the narrator herself points outthan halfway through and, going against what we ve been taught a...


  5. says:

    The front cover of the advanced reader s copy I hold in my hand depicts a woman, dynamically in flight, yet with an image of dismemberment, as the title takes the place of the woman s trunk Hustvedt is no stranger to dismemberment, both in fiction and in life If you peer into her history with novelist husband, Paul Auster, you will note that she has a stepson with a troubled past that features dismemberment, although once removed In THE BLINDFOLD, the main character, Iris Siri spelled backwa The front cover of the advanced reader s copy I hold in my hand depicts a woman, dynamically in flight, yet with an image of dismemberment, as the title takes the place of the woman s trunk Hustvedt is no stranger to dismemberment, both in fiction and in life If you peer into her history with novelist husband, Paul Auster, you will note that she has a stepson with a troubled past that features dismemberment, although once removed In THE BLINDFOLD, the main character, Iris Siri spelled backwards examines the detritus of a murdered woman s life, including a severed finger in a box In WHAT I LOVED, Gile s art is centered on dismembered bodies In this novel, dismemberment is often metaphorical, such as the protagonist s separation from her sanity Mia is an educated woman, with a PhD in comparative literature, married to boori...


  6. says:

    Polymathic chicklit with a PhD something I d been hoping to find for ten years Some time ago I had concluded it just didn t get published as there wasn t enough of an audience.I d never read Siri Hustvedt before, assuming that her books were yetrun of the mill English language literary fiction The rest of her work does still sound that way to me, TBH But a few weeks ago I idly clicked onreviews for this book, and among thenegative ones, it was criticised by chicklit rea Polymathic chicklit with a PhD something I d been hoping to find for ten years Some time ago I had concluded it just didn t get published as there wasn t enough of an audience.I d never read Siri Hustvedt before, assuming that her books were yetrun of the mill English language literary fiction The rest of her work does still sound that way to me, TBH But a few weeks ago I idly clicked onreviews for this book, and among thenegative ones, it was criticised by chicklit readers for being too pretentious, and by literary readers for being too superficial And also, how was it a S...


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here , ,, , , , ,, , , , , , , , , , ,, ,, , the lady poet, , ,,


  8. says:

    Muito diferente de Aquilo que Eu Amava, embora trate tamb m de assuntos muito s rios.Aborda ainda de uma forma encantadora o mundo de Jane Austen uma leitura agrad vel.


  9. says:

    I loved this book as much as all the other books by Siri Hustvedt I ve read, and didn t really find the ending all that abrupt, as I ve known situations like this in life The narrator returns to her home town for a summer as a kind of retreat, and engages herself with her mother and her four friends in Rolling Meadows East, and with a group of seven pubescent girls in a poetry class she teaches, and with her next door neighbor and her two children The comparisons of the various stages of life I loved this book as much as all the other books by Siri Hustvedt I ve read, and didn t really find the ending all that abrupt, as I ve known situations like this in life The narrator returns to her home town for a summer as a kind of retreat, and engages herself with her mother and her four friends in Rolling Meadows East, and with a group of seven pubescent girls in a poetry class she teaches, and with her next door neighbor and her two children The comparisons of the various stages of life are implicit and wonderful Throughout she makes rather oblique references to her reading I needed Wikipedia to figure out that she is reading for the sixth time Repetition, by Kierkegaard, whom she sometimes refers t...


  10. says:

    Leyendo El verano sin hombres, uno percibe que Siri Hustvedt es una mujer muy inteligente, una narradora h bil y alguien cuyas inquietudes intelectuales abarcan infinidad de campos Sin embargo, esa necesidad de abarcar en un solo libro todos los mbitos del saber redunda en una falta de concreci n que perjudica los aspectos sobresalientes...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *