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The Sorrows of an American The Sorrows Of An American Is A Soaring Feat Of Storytelling About The Immigrant Experience And The Ghosts That Haunt Families From One Generation To AnotherWhen Erik Davidsen And His Sister, Inga, Find A Disturbing Note From An Unknown Woman Among Their Dead Father S Papers, They Believe He May Be Implicated In A Mysterious Death The Sorrows Of An American Tells The Story Of The Davidsen Family As Brother And Sister Uncover Its Secrets And Unbandage Its Wounds In The Year Following Their Father S Funeral.Returning To New York From Minnesota, The Grieving Siblings Continue To Pursue The Mystery Behind The Note While Erik S Fascination With His New Tenants And Emotional Vulnerability To His Psychiatric Patients Threaten To Overwhelm Him, Inga Is Confronted By A Hostile Journalist Who Seems To Know A Secret Connected To Her Dead Husband, A Famous Novelist As Each New Mystery Unfolds, Erik Begins To Inhabit His Emotionally Hidden Father S History And To Glimpse How His Impoverished Childhood, The Depression, And The War Shaped His Relationship With His Children, While Inga Must Confront The Reality Of Her Husband S Double Life.A Novel About Fathers And Children, Listening And Deafness, Recognition And Blindness The Pain Of Speaking And The Pain Of Keeping Silent, The Ambiguities Of Memory, Loneliness, Illness, And Recovery Siri Hustvedt S Exquisitely Moving Prose Reveals One Family S Hidden Sorrows Through An Extraordinary Mosaic Of Secrets And Stories That Reflect The Fragmented Nature Of Identity Itself.

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  • Hardcover
  • 306 pages
  • The Sorrows of an American
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 25 April 2017
  • 0805079084

10 thoughts on “The Sorrows of an American


  1. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book, this is literature at its finest It contains no spectacular story and although it is a bit less captivating than the novel that I previously read from Hustvedt What I love , this book is muchbalanced The focus lies almost completely on the inside of men and women, our psychological relation with the world and other people the main character is a male psychiatrist Hustvedt outlines very fragile people struggling with all kinds of issues, trauma and I really enjoyed reading this book, this is literature at its finest It contains no spectacular story and although it ...


  2. says:

    I did enjoy this book and all the myriad stories and mysteries within but as the end neared, I found myself liking it less and less That was mainly due to the many narrative anticlimaxes I wonder if they were meant to effect the reader that way but it would have been lovely if at least a few of them had shaken the earth, caused a flutter of the heart, or at least aroused some interest or delight Alas, they did not I actually wish that one of the two great mysteries what was in Max s le I did enjoy this book and all the myriad stories and mysteries within but as the end neared, I found myself liking it less and less That was mainly due to the many narrative anticlimaxes I wonder if they were meant to effect the reader that way but it would have been lovely if at least a few of them had shaken the earth, caused a flutter of the heart, or at least aroused some interest or del...


  3. says:

    This book has further cemented Siri Hustvedt s place as one of my favourite writers, and this book is one of her best Part of the story is based on, and quotes, her father s memoirs of life among Norwegian immigrants in rural Minnesota and his experiences in the war this is interwoven with a complex modern story centred on the narrator, a psychotherapist in New York Hustvedt s characters are fully realised, flawed and human The book is largely concerned with loss, memory and how perceptions This book has further cemented Siri Hustvedt s place as one of my favourite writers, and this book is one of her best Part of the story is based on, and quotes, her father s memoirs of life among Norwegian immigrants in rural Minnesota and his experiences in the war this is interwoven with a complex modern story centred on the narrator, a psychotherapist in New York Hustvedt s characters are fully realised, flawed and ...


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  5. says:

    Although it is very obviously a very different book, I often found myself thinking of Richard Powers The Echo Maker as I read this Both deal with the way the mind works, the tricks it plays on us Both make mention of Capgras syndrome it s the key plot element in Powers but is mentioned in Hustvedt Both are post 9 11 books Both make at least veiled references to The Wizard of Oz It is also true that Hustvedt writes intelligently and beautifully, as does Powers.There are a lot of characte Although it is very obviously a very different book, I often found myself thinking of Richard Powers The Echo Maker as I read this Both deal with the way the mind works, the tricks it plays on us Both make mention of Capgras syndrome it s the key plot element in Powers but is mentioned in Hustvedt Both are post 9 11 books Both make at least veiled references to The Wizard of Oz It is also true that Hustvedt writes intel...


  6. says:

    In a word, awful In a fewwordsSecrets, bloody secrets I should have given up when the first few lines warned me that the book was based on lots of secrets Oh yes, we have secrets Lots of silly secrets Mysteries too Hidden things Dark stuff that will keep you reading Well not me The style, setting and turgid plot meant that I couldn t even be bothered to turn to the last pages to find out what the truth was be...


  7. says:

    This isa 3.5 for me, but this is my fourth Hustvedt in a row and two of them were particularly brilliant.There are so many reviews on here, and I agree with the criticisms regarding the multiple plots and the male character having a female voice I was mostly bored by Erik s fathers memoirs, but when I got to the end I saw that they were Hustvedt s fathers memoirs, and she asked him whilst he was dying if...


  8. says:

    I found this book complex and engrossing, with a number of richly developed characters the narrator, Erik, his sister Inga, her daughter Sonia, Erik s tenant Miranda and her daughter Eggy I appreciate the psychological insigh...


  9. says:

    El nombre de Siri Hustvedt siempre va acompa ado de la coletilla mujer de Paul Auster , algo que me molesta y de lo que desconfiaba Tras leer Eleg a para un americano , lo primero que leo de esta escritora, he descubierto que Siri es una autora con personalidad propia y tiene derecho a ser reconocida por quien es y por lo que escribe, y no por con quien est casada.Este libro habla de la memoria y de los recuerdos, de los secretos del pasado y de la melancol a del presente Dos hermanos, Inga El nombre de Siri Hustvedt siempre va acompa a...

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