!!> Reading ➳ The Enchantment of Lily Dahl ➬ Author Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us

The Enchantment of Lily Dahl The Protagonist Of Siri Hustvedt S Astonishing Second Novel Is A Heroine Of The Old Style Tough, Beautiful, And Brave Standing At The Threshold Of Adulthood, She Enters A New World Of Erotic Adventure, Profound But Unexpected Friendship, And Inexplicable, Frightening Acts Of Madness Lily S Story Is Also The Story Of A Small Town Webster, Minnesota Where People Are Brought Together By A Powerful Sense Of Place, Both Geographical And Spiritual Here Gossip, Secrets, And Storytelling Are As Essential To The Bond Among Its People As The Borders That Enclose The Town.The Real Secret At The Heart Of The Book Is The One That Lies Between Reality And Appearances, Between Waking Life And Dreams, At The Place Where Imagination Draws On Its Transforming Powers In The Face Of Death.

!!> Reading ➳ The Enchantment of Lily Dahl  ➬ Author Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Enchantment of Lily Dahl
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 04 January 2017
  • 031242339X

10 thoughts on “The Enchantment of Lily Dahl


  1. says:

    This is a weird book There s no other way to describe it it s extremely strange It s one of Siri Hustvedt s earlier novels, originally published in 1996, seven years before her masterpiece What I Loved What surprised me the most about The Enchantment of Lily Dahl is how different in tone it is to What I Loved and Hustvedt s subsequent novels It doesn t quite feel like it was written by someone else there s a discernible similarity in style, particularly evident in the constant pervading s This is a weird book There s no other way to describe it it s extremely strange It s one of Siri Hustvedt s earlier novels, originally published in 1996, seven years before her masterpiece What I Loved What surprised me the most about The Enchantment of Lily Dahl is how different in tone it is to What I Loved and Hustvedt s subsequent novels It doesn t quite feel like it was written by someone else there s a discernible similarity in style, particularly evident in the constant pervading sense of unease but the characters and scenarios presented in this book are just so unlike anything I ve co...


  2. says:

    SEXY and EERIE.For a grown up man like me, what a way to celebrate Halloween This book has that eerie feeling that one gets by reading Emilie Bronte s Wuthering Heights and at the same time watching an R 18 movie with frontal nudity Lily Dahl, this novel s main protagonist, is a 19 y o county girl who is a waitress in a highway side cafe in a small sleepy town in America, Webster, Minnesota She is dreaming for a better life as an actress by going to New York So, aside from working as a waitr SEXY and EERIE.For a grown up man like me, what a way to celebrate Halloween This book has that eerie feeling that one gets by reading Emilie Bronte s Wuthering Heights and at the same time watching an R 18 movie with frontal nudity Lily Dahl, this novel s main protagonist, is a 19 y o county girl who is a waitress in a highway side cafe in a small sleepy town in America, Webster, Minnesota She is dreaming for a better life as an actress by going to New York So, aside from working as a waitress...


  3. says:

    An unsettling tale set in small town America Centred on 19 year old Lily Dahl, a waitress and aspiring actress, it is part rites of passage and part psychological thriller, populated with a memorable cast of eccentric mi...


  4. says:

    Despite early reservations, I kept reading The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, but I wouldn t necessarily say that I loved the novel in the end It s a strange book populated by a cast of characters so odd it seems impossible that they should all end up in the same story.There s Lily, the 19 year old waitress who worships Marilyn Monroe and dreams of becoming an actress There s Mabel, her elderly next door neighbour, who can t sleep and spends her time writing the story of her life There s Dick and Despite early reservations, I kept reading The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, but I wouldn...


  5. says:

    Erst dachte ich dieses Buch wird so ein naja sooo toll isses jetzt nicht Buch, aber die zweite H lfte des Buches hat mich berzeugt Da war f r mich ein Handlungsfaden drin und ich konnte der Protagonistin Lily Dahl auch emot...


  6. says:

    The book drew me in my its seductive descriptions of Lily s attraction to Ed an artist painting in the street I liked the descriptions of their erotic world very much it was understated and honest There was a surreal quality to the book, at one point in the narrative I wondered whether the strange events were occurring only in Lily s consciousness The enchantment of Lily occurs on a number of levels she enchants others her ex Hank and the disturbed Martin and Ed and the creative life The book drew me in my its seductive descriptions of Lily s attraction to Ed an artist painting in the street I liked the descriptions of their erotic world very much it was understated and honest There was a surreal quality to the book, at one point in the narrative I wondered whether the strange events were occurring only in Lily s consciousness The enchantment of Lily occurs on a number of levels she enchants others her ex Hank and the disturbed Martin and Ed and the creative life in Lily s case acting enchants her In particular her performance of Hermia in a Midsummer Nights Dream, creates a sense of new confidence and possibilities for her, as an artist and as a woman with sexual agency I liked the interpretation offered of Hermia in this book as a tough broad I ve always thought of he...


  7. says:

    I usually need about 50 pages to get drawn in by siri but unfortunately this didn t happen with this book Thematically there were many similarities to What I Loved but they were muchengagingly and intriguingly explored in What I Loved, particularly the themes of changelings,...


  8. says:

    A peculiar but engaging story, with a surprising climax.


  9. says:

    Twelve pages into this book and you realize two things first, Siri Hustvedt has so many hooks that if this were an album you d be singing along by the third time you heard it Second, there s a spiritual connection between this book and Sherwood Anderson s odd masterpiece, Winesburg, Ohio, in both its small townness and the entwined themes of identity and sexuality.A little further into the book and you may also be thinking of Edward Hopper s paintings of American loneliness There are times wh Twelve pages into this book and you realize two things first, Siri Hustvedt has so many hooks that if this were an album you d be singing along by the third time you heard it Second, there s a spiritual connection between this book and Sherwood Anderson s odd masterpiece, Wi...


  10. says:

    It s interesting to me that other reviews have discussed the notion of mystery in this novel, as if this is the central core I agree that there are mysterious things happening, but they seem to me to simply be the sum total of life in a small town where idiosyncrasy can often reign This novel is well written and thoughtful, it creates a series of slightly, but well drawn chara...

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