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  • The Summer Without Men
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • German
  • 12 February 2018
  • 9783499255861

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The Summer Without Men Read & Download ✓ 104 90 jährigen Mutter die im Heim lebt Mia schreibt sich ihre Wut über ihren untreuen E. 4 and 12 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 both and less than a novel with discourses than plot which the narrator herself points out than halfway through and going against what we ve been taught about fiction it s telling 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 many occasions in literature in which telling is far effective than showing Such is the case with this novelAt first I wondered at the wisdom of a cover and title that seems almost chick lit ish but now I m thinking it s intentional though it s far far from what people think of as chick lit Perhaps the author means to turn its sometime conventions a wandering husband a book group though it s of older women and a poetry workshop though of pubescent girls on its head while implying very very subtly that it can be art though it s considered narrow by critics just as Jane Austen was And while she makes a case for narrow art really a case for all kinds of art this slim novel is much than narrow impressively encompassing uite a lot

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The Summer Without Men Read & Download ✓ 104 Hemann und auch sonst eine Menge vom Herzen und allmählich entdeckt sie sich wieder ne. This was a slightly lesser Hustvedt for once but still it is worth reading As the title suggests relationships between men and women play a central role in this novel but the men are not the main characters they are literally absent It s Mia Fredericksen that is the supposed writer of these memories and musings She s a 55 year old professor of literature suddenly left by her husband for a young chick after 30 years of marriage and she has a hard time coming to terms with that trauma After a collapse and a period in psychiatry she returns to her hometown in Minnesota in the circle of elder widows around her mother who of course also have had their experiences with men And to pass the time she temporally teaches a group of teenage girls in which she recognizes her own pubertal struggles Both circles old and young and a few side intrigues will eventually bring Mia to a form of purification Mia muses a lot about the male female differences or the lack of it and about her own identity but she regularly adds many other themes the horrendous fate of getting older the difficult social position of adolescents who are a bit different the subversive power of eroticism normality and insanity in women in the transition etc All interesting psychological themes indeed as in Hustvedt s previous novels but this time it resonated less with me maybe because I m a man I suspect that this is rather due to the composition the hesitant nature of Mia s search for a new balance is reflected in a fickle succession of events intrigues and styles which are not so captivating as a whole In general this book goes less deep and is much less loaded than the previous ones But do not worry Siri Hustvedt still remains one of the best contemporary writers25 stars

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The Summer Without Men Read & Download ✓ 104 Die New Yorker Dichterin Mia hat eine Krise und verbringt den Sommer in der Nähe ihrer. My latest for CCLaPI 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 exuisite 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 the books Siri wrote were not ones I d necessarily scorn but also not anything I was in a hurry to pick up And I will further admit that I often let my preconceptions become self fulfilling prophesies So when I started this book and realized it was going to be about a bunch of girls a middle aged cuckoldee a handful of widows in an old folks home a passel of tweens in a poetry class a young mother and her voluble bewigged toddler I wasn t really thrilled Those are obvious choices of people to write about over tilled ground seemingly automatically ready to go off into clich d sentimental territory where everyone teaches each other valuable life lessons by sharing pain and going through trauma and coming out stronger on the other sideAnd it s true in some ways that s what happened But oh Siri charmed me She wooed me and impressed me and dragged me over to her side She s super smart but subtle about it not cloying or show offy like the hipster kids I so adore Marisha Pessl Benjamin Kunkel et al She weaves the many narratives deftly with a really mature and intentional sense of pacing Her language is lovely She spatters the narrative with all kinds of musings on psychology philosophy physiology history literature which are all actually relevant if not to the actual plot than to the mind of the narrator whose thoughts we spend the whole novel navigating Lots of the book is in fact about other books there are book club meetings and poetry classes and uite a lot of reading and musing on reading She also does this cool thing where she subverts her own use of bad clich s by having the narrator then actually picture the clich to diffuse it which I surprisingly really loved And she s got some good meta ness too some breaking of the fourth wall and earnestly addressing the reader taking us by the hand or blindfolding us or otherwise revealing her own machinations before she performs them thus further distancing her from the sentimental heavily plotted pabulum that I d been afraid I was in forI m not saying the book was without flaws Certainly not all the characters are as full as they could be the seven tweens were virtually indistinguishable to me even after repeated mentions of this or that trait assigned to one or the other but that s not unfitting for the plot arc they were involved in which was one of shifting narratives fluid identities tweenagerhood as a many headed beast rather than a selection of individuals And the old ladies were seemingly ranked in order of importance to the narrator and assigned characterizations accordingly but isn t that a bit like life You don t know everything about all your mom s friends you know a few interesting things about the ones you find interesting And then also she did this weird amateur thing which I can t believe her publisher let her get away with actually where instead of using italics for emphasis she used ALL CAPS like some shouting internet commenter which was totally bizarre and made me cringe every time and probably wouldn t bother people who aren t copyeditors but still is just wrongBut on the whole this was a really engaging book very smart very full I m trying to say that I was wrong okay I m allowing myself to loosen my grip on a deeply held conviction and admit fault Aren t you proud of me Just don t expect me to pick up Lovely Bones anytime soon


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    PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men Siri Hustvedt ´ 4 Read & Download Read & Download â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Siri Hustvedt 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 uite a lot of philosophy feminism and

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    PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men 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

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    PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men 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 yet run 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 on reviews for this book and among th

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    PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men Siri Hustvedt ´ 4 Read & Download Read & Download The Summer Without Men This was a slightly lesser Hustvedt for once but still it is worth reading As the title suggests relationships between men and women play a central role in this novel but the men are not the main characters they are litera

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    PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men Siri Hustvedt ´ 4 Read & Download I probably never would have read this if it hadn't been for the other Siri Hustvedt books I've read What I Loved and The Sorrows of an American I've got to admit that the title and premise didn't really appeal to me sounding as they do like highbrow chick lit The basic outline of the story is this Mia a poet in her fifties has a nervous breakdown when her scientist husband tells her he wants a 'pause' in the

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    PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men Siri Hustvedt ´ 4 Read & Download Read & Download The Summer Without Men Thirty years on poet Mia Fredricksen’s husband Boris asks her for a pause in their marriage so he can explore his feelings for his young French lab assistant First things first Mia goes crazy and ends up in a mental hospital for a short time But then she sucks it up and goes back to her Minnesota hometown to teach poetry writing to teen gir

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    Siri Hustvedt ´ 4 Read & Download PDF or EBuch The Summer Without Men I started this book with the feeling that I would enjoy it a lot I didn't It's not a bad novel and I can certainly see how many people enjoy it but the problem for me was that the characters felt like they weren't fleshed out enough I didn't get a connection to Mia as the main character I thought the widows has

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