I would also like to stress, like Ross does, that I think Rachel Kushner has talent. Partly because he reminded me of that character. What a vibrant, electric ride this was. You remained the person you were before things happened to you. I'm thinking of a dialogue with someone who resented the picture of the young, disturbed, and violent daughter in American Pastoral because he felt Philip Roth was maligning the Left. It was okay to be murky to yourself, to know you weren't an angel, but other people had to be more cleanly divided into good and bad.
He had nothing but praise for this and yet frequently finds fault with DeLillo. That last sentence brings me to the lauded prose, dazzling, sexy, glorious, urgent, etc etc. Isso vem mais tarde, mas alguma coisa haverá antes disso. Their histories episodic, disconnected somehow. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. The Valera Team wanted her to come to Italy to do a promotional tour.
Everything in Area G put away, retractable roofs closed, missiles rolled out of sight for the scheduled appearance of the probe, the military changing theater sets for the next act. The person you were when you thought a small cut string could determine the course of a year. And he said, Nobody wants it. The novel from there flips back and forth between Reno and Valera's storylines. About going to fight in World War One? A cup of cola sailed toward its grille, casting a vote with a slam and clatter of cubes. Kushner writes about excitement and tension with gusto and grace; she describes Italy and New York with a dark and savvy irony.
She begins dating a golden boy of that world, Sandro Valera, an artist and wealthy heir to an Italian motorcycle fortune. A woman said they were booked. Reno, caught up in their orbits, is with them but never of them. Rachel Kushner is a novelist of the very first order. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.
It's the 1970s, and there's lots of political activity and cultural activity but feminism has not reached Reno's life. She lands in New York and hangs at the edges of a group whose composition changes with the inclinations of Sandro and Ronnie. He grabbed a lock of her hair. Hair dyed the color of whiskey and whipped into an unmoving wave. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world—artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between life and art. On the positive side, this book is a wonderfully written and carefully crafted piece of literature.
. Contudo falta-lhe um propósito, a capacidade de tudo enlaçar e dar a ver por um novo olhar seu, pessoal, sobre o mundo que decidiu nos apresentar. Kushner's first novel, Telex from Cuba, was also a finalist for a National Book Award and was reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. A more tech-savvy reviewer could insert a Venn diagram here, but I'm limited to words: there's too much overlap between the 'great' bits and the 'not good' bits. Yet oddly enough, these vignettes are the best part of the book. I never met a girl who rides Italian motorcycles, he said.
Thanks for letting me tag along and cramping your style. The year is 1975 and Reno—so-called because of the place of her birth—has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. As she set the plates down, the men stopped talking and each took a private moment to look at his food, really look at it. Below is my first attempt after reading the book. The Flamethrowers is its own category of Wow, and Kushner is the champion of something strange, wonderful and real. For me as for her, though, it was a time of upheaval.
In the morning, Stretch came in and took his shower. He was tugging on its anchoring wires when a man darted from behind a row of poplars, unmistakably German, in the green-and-yellow uniform, and helmetless like a rugby player sent into battle. Kushner is a great writer but her story plods on laboriously and tediously for 400 pages without really accomplishing much. I want to recommend this stunning book to everyone I know. Li algures, uma comparação com o estado atual do audiovisual, com a necessidade de fazer montagens cada vez mais rápidas para agarrar os espectadores, e nomeadamente com as séries e os seus múltiplos enredos que asseguram o interesse ao longo de horas e horas.