Small Lives (2020)

Small Lives Translated by Jody Gladding Elizabeth Deshays
  • Title: Small Lives
  • Author: Pierre Michon Jody Gladding Elizabeth Deshays
  • ISBN: 9780972869218
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Translated by Jody Gladding Elizabeth Deshays.
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    1. vite minuscole, ma a tratti du palle discretamente grandi.avrebbe dovuto insospettirmi aver perso il filo gi leggendo il risvolto di copertina colpa di una scrittura che non solo complessa non lo riterrei in assoluto un limite ma volutamente complicata fatta di periodi tortuosi e concetti lambiccati la scorrevolezza deve fargli schifo, a pierre michonima di produrmi nel lancio plastico con cui congedo i libri da quando l et mi ha resa insofferente, per 106 pagine ho ascoltato ru di ingranaggi di [...]

    2. Tambi n en esa nada se ancl su aparente cinismo sin duda agot su vida en b squedas de cabos de cordel para atar en lugar de ese eslab n faltante y quiz s fue tambi n para colmar ese vac o por lo que el alcohol entr en su cuerpo y en su vida, con el puesto que conocemos, el de la plenitud siempre prestada y siempre desvanecida, el puesto tir nico del oro l quido que en el seno de sus botellas contiene todos los padres, madres, esposas e hijos que se quiera La inutilidad del pasado y sin embargo s [...]

    3. Michon is much better when he writes about others rather than himself The chapters here about wandering family members and friends from school are filled with wonder and depth and mystery, investing memory with an exploratory expansiveness that resonated down to the obscurest cells of my grey matter but the chapters that deal with himself and his struggling attempts to write, and his drug use and his relations with women, felt unnecessarily excessive and surcharged with intentional self mytholog [...]

    4. Creature dispotiche Mi resta la casa il mio a per lei non venuto meno C un glicine morto che si dispera le intemperie e la mia incuria hanno mandato tutto in rovina le essenze rare che F lix aveva piantato per me crollano a una a una sui fienili, tra scricchiolii improvvisi e lente erosioni i forti venti scagliano lastre d ardesia ubriache contro gli ippocastani, l acqua morta si accumula dove i vivi dormivano, cadono fotografie e in fondo agli armadi altre sorridono nel buio all oblio che le ri [...]

    5. Un mondo virato seppiaUna lettura particolarmente impegnativa si dipana attraverso otto capitoli racconti che originano dalla memoria dell autore e della sua famiglia.I primi sono anche i pi affascinanti, interamente costruiti su frammenti di ricordi, sensazioni, volti e paesaggi, reliquie di personaggi dalle esistenze sfuggenti, appena percepite dal narratore bambino o non ancora venuto al mondo, che supplisce con l immaginazione e il grande talento visionario ai vuoti della memoria e alle lice [...]

    6. Going through this novel Roemloze levens orig Vies minuscules by Pierre Michon, written in powerful language, beautifully enriched with many metaphores and metonymia, I sometimes had some trouble in getting sufficient grip on the meaning of certain fragments Nevertheless it overall was a joy, this close reading, about friends and relatives of the author, wrapped in the form of a novel, well, actually a series of portraits.I have been scolarly helped by the translator Rokus Hofstede Many times th [...]

    7. La scrittura come redenzione di vite perdute E la scrittura come trappola che attende paziente la sua preda Vite che incontrano il loro senso attraverso la scrittura, e vite che si perdono inseguendo le promesse della scrittura Una lingua ricercata, una sintassi complessa uniche armi contro la consunzione della morte e del tempo Un opera dall architettura solida e implacabile cappella di famiglia che accoglie nomi, frammenti di esistenze inimmaginabili o soltanto immaginate, gesti irreparabili, [...]

    8. Le vite qui raccontate saranno anche minuscole, ma la scrittura grande, ricca e capace di mettere luce e anima ovunque.Vita di Andr Defourneau Vita di Antoine Peluchet Vite di Eug ne e di Clara Vite dei fratelli Bakroot Vita di p re Foucault Vita di Georges Bandy Vita di Claudette Vita della bambina morta Semmai l aspirazione a non interrompere, a non diluire la densit di una simile scrittura, affinch ne risulti appunto il carattere assoluto, di rara capacit evocativa, di rara potenza nel raccon [...]

    9. Those haunted by the small people in one s personal past who have perished and only continue to exist in one s own soon to perish memory will find this a rewarding read But beware Michon, who was not a child of privilege and struggled to achieve his impressive cultural knowledge, experiences the world through the lens of literature and painting Consequently, his writing is breathtakingly, sometimes maddeningly, inter textual and sends one running to the internet on virtually every page to trace [...]

    10. First of all, I just want to say that I really like the idea behind this book It is split up into 8 novellas that each tell the story of people who influenced the author s life at one point or another When put together they tell how the author came to write this roundabout version of an autobiography My problem with it was the style The sentences seemed to go on and on and on at one point I counted 20 lines with no full stop I know this is considered stylistic in the Romance languages, and I can [...]

    11. Michon is a magnificent prose stylist and his instrument works best when he is writing the lives of others When writing about himself and his drug taking, betrayals, and so on, it does not work so well, partly because the language surreptitiously glorifies with its music what he pretends to deplore So I find some hypocrisy in his self portrayal You women all left me because I behaved so badly, but see, I have become a great writer nonetheless, and you with all your pitiful virtues are now a foot [...]

    12. Ce livre repr sente beaucoup d motions pour moi, par la mani re dont je l ai acquis et par les v nements qui se sont d roul s durant sa lecture Il a t pour moi un coup en plein c ur, tant de signes que j ai reli mon propre v cu un de ces livres dont on a l impression qu il s crit sous nos yeux, qu il ne parle qu nous Vision gocentrique Livre merveilleux par son expression de la ruralit Je souhaite dor navant lire l ensemble de l oeuvre de Pierre Michon.

    13. Moge een trefzekere stijl hun val hebben vertraagd, waardoor de mijne misschien ook trager is moge mijn hand hun hebben vergund, hoe vluchtig ook, in de lucht een gedaante aan te nemen, louter opgeroepen door de spanning in mij mogen ze, door mij te vellen, hebben geleefd, hoger en lichter dan wij leven, zij die zo weinig waren en weer zo weinig zullen zijn En mogen ze misschien, wonderlijk genoeg, verschijningen zijn geworden Er is niets waar ik zo dol op ben als op een wonder.Maar heeft dit al [...]

    14. I m pretty sure I missed about half of this book in my first reading it s written in highly literary French, and at some point it s going to require a reading with a dictionary in my other hand which is not the way I prefer to read a book, but this one is probably worth understanding The premise is intriguing it s an autobiography, or less, but written in the form of short stories beginning with fiction than not accounts of relatives about whom little to nothing is known and eventually converg [...]

    15. Wat een geweldig boek dit Dat had ik niet verwacht toen ik aan het eerste verhaal van deze zogenaamde bundel bezig was Ik moest erg wennen aan de stijl van Michon Hij gebruikt lange zinnen met veel beeldspraak waar ik als lezer even tijd voor nodig had om op waarde te kunnen schatten Op een gegeven moment viel het kwartje Zo spreekt Michon over het verre Amerika, de plek waar een verdwenen hoofdpersoon uit een van de verhalen naar toe zou zijn gegaan een rijk maar gevaarlijk land, een moordenaar [...]

    16. Vite Minuscole finge di essere due cose, in realt ne solo una Gli otto capitoli, ognuno dedicato a ritrarre una o due persone, sono, in realt , il dipinto letterario di Michon Ovvero, ci che lo spinge a scrivere, in particolare, come diventato uno scrittore, come riuscito, dopo l enorme crisi artistica adolescenziale adulta, a scrivere finalmente qualcosa Ma, d altronde, questo aspetto sottolineato dalla prima frase del libro Inoltriamoci nella genesi delle mie pretese Sotto questo punto di vist [...]

    17. Some stories about different people Some of the characters are likable, some not, some left me indifferent Some stories were reasonably interesting, some boring Not too impressed Maybe I should have read it quicker and in English.

    18. Gli otto splendidi capitoli di questo libro racchiudono, come gioielli grezzi, storie destinate all oblio, storie di uomini e donne che se non avessero avuto legami di parentela o rapporti passeggeri con l autore, sarebbero scomparsi nel dimenticatoio, nel calderone dell umanit Sono biografi di personaggi non illustri ma tratteggiati in modo sublime, in una Francia fatta di campi coltivati, piccoli villaggi, chiese di campagna, contadini e bettole dove ubriacarsi bello

    19. Pierre Michon est un tr s grand crivain, vivant Vies minuscules expose les portraits de huit anonymes qu il a fr quent s, et de sa m re, et de toutes les femmes qui l ont emp ch de se noyer dans l obscure lagune de la r miniscence de son impouvoir Ce sont autant de reflets de Michon lui m me Ils portent une impr cation asymptotique, incr dule, vexatoire et pourtant salvatrice, dans le grand balancement d une parole en attente pr caire, l humour caut risant On trouve des mots tranchants, oeuvre d [...]

    20. Moge een trefzekere stijl hun val hebben vertraagd, waardoor de mijne misschien ook trager is moge mijn hand hun hebben vergund, hoe vluchtig ook, in de lucht even een gedaante aan te nemen, louter opgeroepen door die spanning in mij mogen ze, door mij te vellen, hebben geleefd, hoger en lichter dan wij leven, zij die zo weinig waren en weer zo weinig zullen zijn En mogen ze misschien, wonderlijk genoeg, verschijningen zijn geworden Er is niets waarop ik zo dol ben als op een wonder.Maar heeft h [...]

    21. Unruly, that is the word that went constantly through my head, reading this book Unruly, primarily because of the style Michon uses a vocabulary that is a lot richer than my not too limited knowledge of French over, his sentences have a very irregular rhythm in general it are long sentences, whith each part of the phrase regularly going its own way, in a different direction than the start of the sentence Difficult indeed, although I must admit I got used to it a bit after a while and Michon s st [...]

    22. Vidas min sculas que reconstruyen la propia La belleza de una autobiograf a que se descubre en los otros Andr Dufourneau viaja a frica y con l, el autor se da cuenta que la escritura es un continente m s tenebroso, mas incitante y enga oso que frica Restos de antepasados conectan y construyen su YO en un pap que desaparece , unos abuelos Eugene y Clara que lo quieren de remplazo Por qu Clara le roba la vida a Eugene Por qu Eugene se bebe la que le queda Excelencia Literaria que nos cuenta la dif [...]

    23. Pierre Michon is not accessible His sentences ramble on for lines and lines and lines and they end up so far away from the starting point it seems as though there should be paragraph breaks separating them rather than five commas and two semicolons Sections of the novel are deeply interesting and moving my favorite chapter was The Lives of Eugene and and Clara, which was bittersweet and poignant , but for all the re reading I had to do to understand Michon, it wasn t very rewarding.

    24. Le style parfois tr s herm tique de Pierre Michon phrases alambiqu es qui n en finissent pas, vocabulaire tr s riche est parfois d courageant, voil pourquoi il vaut mieux lire ces fragments de vie d une seule traite chaque interruption de lecture rend sa reprise encore plus laborieuse Mais une fois qu on est plong dedans, on peut pleinement profiter de ces huit courtes biographies parfois tr s mouvantes.

    25. This collection of stories about ordinary people and their lives deaths reads like a poem I started it after having zoomed through a fluffy sort of book and I had read a few pages before I realized I had to adjust my pace and reorient my brain if I wanted to get anything out of it So I went back to the beginning and took it word by word and sentence by sentence and it was really beautiful sweet Especially the part about the grandparents.

    26. Questo libro entra a pieno titolo fra quelli che ho apprezzato, ma non ho amato Non sono riuscito a entrare in sintonia con il respiro di una prosa tanto densa da risultare faticosa Degli otto capitoli di cui si compone l opera, quello che mi piaciuto di pi stato Vite dei fratelli Bakroot , il pi vivo e sincero, a mio avviso.Sinceramente non lo consiglierei.

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