PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women


  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Lives of Girls and Women
  • Alice Munro
  • Spanish
  • 07 February 2019
  • 9788426419477

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    PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women This is my favourite sort of novel writing that is acute astute and beautiful sugaring deeper uestions and messages that take time to ferment and mature “ All weekend thought of him stayed in my mind like a circus net spread underneath whatever I had to think about I was constantly letting go and tumbling into it”I felt similarly about Del Jordan though for completely different reasonsThis is my first encounter with Munro and

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    review Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro ç 9 review PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women Straddling two genres Lives of Girls and Women features eight seemingly disjointed snapshots of daily life in J

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    PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women My introduction to Alice Munro is Lives of Girls and Women and what a sensory feast this is Published in 1971 it could ualify as a short story collection for some a novel for others; the seven titled chapters capable of being read out of order

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    PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women review Lives of Girls and Women What was a normal life? It was the life of the girls in the creamery office it was showers linen and pots and pans and silverware that complicated feminine order; then turning it over it was the life of the Gay la

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    PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women There is a change coming in the lives of girls and women All women have had up till now has been their connection with men A first person narrative from the perspective of a young girl growing up in a rural region of Canada

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    review Lives of Girls and Women PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women Thousands of uestions which rise at different stages of life need not find answers but they give birth to a colorful diorama which has its share of black and white shades too I have little to say here but for the past few days I was t

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    PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women “There is a change coming in the lives of girls and women All women have had up till now has been their connection with men” This is the theme threaded through this wonderful 1971 coming of age novel A bit of a shame it's Alice Munro's only novel She is well known for her mastery of the short story but that is not where her talent begins and ends Set in a small southern Ontario town this story centres on the growing up year

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    Alice Munro ç 9 review PDF/EPUB Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro Subversive Autobiographer of Everywoman People’s lives in Jubilee as elsewhere were dull simple amazing and unfathomable – deep caves paved with kitchen linoleumIn my review of Runaway I wrote Alice Munro

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Lives of Girls and Women

Alice Munro ç 9 review review Lives of Girls and Women ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub A suerte de llamada de deber para con el mundoEsta deliciosa novela ue la autora escribió cuando tenía cuarenta años es “autobiográfica en la forma ue no en los contenidos” como comenta irónicamente la misma Alice MunroTraducida por primera vez al castellano La vida de las mujeres muestra ya toda la maestría y el modo peculiar de ver la realidad ue ha distinguido la obra posterior de esta gran figura de las letras contemporáneas. Alice Munro Subversive Autobiographer of Everywoman People s lives in Jubilee as elsewhere were dull simple amazing and unfathomable deep caves paved with kitchen linoleumIn my review of Runaway I wrote Alice Munro has such uncanny insight into people s interior lives and subtle interpersonal dynamics it s almost indecent This my third by Munro seemed at first different gentler But no Just maybe stealthier Like one of those wasps that lays its eggs inside another creature Although the details of my life and personality are not I think very much like those of Munro s protagonists by touching some deep commonalities Munro somehow makes her characters experiences happen to me right here right now I m reading along calmly and suddenly it hits full intensityMy initial discomfort gives way to a sense of wonder and amazement at the nearness to life of these unvarnished experiences of girls and women during a time in history and in a girl s individual life when limitation is just opening out to possibility Set in the post World War II years published in 1971 this book is still freshMunro has described this book as autobiographical in form but not in fact It feels autobiographical and intimate Although described as Munro s only novel it is really a collection of seuential short stories each of which could stand alone all narrated in the first person by the same character a girl growing up in small town Ontario Canada This structure makes the book tighter and consistently engaging than a novel Del Jordan navigates friendships family encounters with the world of boys and men flirtations with some of the town s religious offerings and discovers a desire to live uncircumscribed by limitations placed on girls She considers her mother s word of warning I felt that it was not so different from all the other advice handed out to women to girls advice that assumed being female made you damageable that a certain amount of carefulness and solemn fuss and self protection were called for whereas men were supposed to be able to go out and take on all kinds of experiences and shuck off what they didn t want and come back proud Without even thinking about it I had decided to do the same Seemingly thankfully the time has come when this can happen Yet always complex Munro without explicitly pointing out the irony later brings Del into contact with a young man who has ruined his life not by sex as a girl might have but by violence and is now seeking his own second chance Yet can unwanted experience so easily be shucked off And in another chilling story we glimpse the conseuences of experience and responsibility shucked off in an extreme wayThough at least two of the seven stories have deeply tragic elements most are lightened and embellished with subtle humor Del s mother an earnest self styled missionary of secular enlightenment who tries to sell the local farming families encyclopedias amusingly clashes with Del s father s independent yet passive aggressive maiden farmer sisters Munro seems to celebrate both and Del s personality takes from both My mother went along straight lines Aunt Elspeth and Auntie Grace wove in and out around her They had the Irish gift for rampaging mockery embroidered with deferenceIf I had to compare Munro s writing to another s it would be Eudora Welty s and maybe Flannery O Connor s both of whom she claimed as inspirations Like Welty she has a social subtlety an emotional intelligence that is beyond my ken Like both she s a conjurer of place the suffocations and sensualities of small town and rural environment and her turns of phrase are fresh and original without showing off But Munro is modern More than any other writer I ve encountered she conjures the realities and the inner movements of sexual attraction and relationships between women and men from the women s perspective While Del s best friend Naomi joins the town s cohort of working women living independently and taking fianc s who become lovers while they prepare for traditional marriage Del navigates a sometimes hilarious boy girl friendship with Jerry Storey the town s only intellectual boy in her age range But their semi chaste semi sexual overtures motivated to some degree by scientific curiosity are overthrown by the magnetic pull of pure attraction between Del and an earnest young country man named Garnet French Nothing that could be said by us would bring us together words were our enemies What we knew about each other was only going to be confused by them This was the knowledge that is spoken of as only sex or physical attraction I was surprised when I thought about it am still surprised at the light even disparaging tone that is taken as if this was something that could be found easily every day seeing the world dense and uncomplicated but appallingly unsecretive the world I saw with Garnet was something not far from what I thought animals must see the world without namesThese scenes these chapters are stunning And on reflection it seems to me that this was the way that many people once found their husband or wife in societies where individual choice rather than parental arrangement holds sway And probably still is I had to wonder whether Del s mismatched parents had come together this way as they managed the post passion years of their marriage by living essentially separate livesMunro brought out in the open all sorts of unspoken things that happen to girls and women In one especially uncomfortable story from the perspective of 2018 the young teen Del goes along with and rebelliously encourages a seduction by one of her teachers one of those teachers about whom my classmates and I would whisper the word pervert in morbid fascination He had a fine professional voice welcome as dark chocolate flowing in and out of the organ music on the Sunday afternoon program In Memorium sponsored by a local funeral parlorMunro was writing this intimate close to life autobiographical fiction two generations before contemporary Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard whose work I like very much but unlike Knausgaard at least in this book Munro does not truck in guilt or shame I wondered about this it doesn t need to be neurotic like Knausgaard s but something human seems missing when it doesn t come up at all On the other hand Munro nails those times when we are just not sorry Del and maybe Munro consciously rebelled against society s subtle and unsubtle shaming of girls and women This attitude sharpens the edge of these well honed stories The book ends with an epilogue where the mature Del looks back on her journey learning to craft fiction At first she turns the lives of her fellow townspeople into amusingly grotesue and macabre tales until perhaps she realizes that their ordinary linoleum paved lives are far deeper and fascinating

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Alice Munro ç 9 review review Lives of Girls and Women ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub La vida de la gente en Jubilee como en todas partes era aburrida simple asombrosa e insondable… cuevas profundas cubiertas de linóleo de cocinaBastan estas pocas palabras para reconocer el talento de una espléndida narradora y colarse en la vida de Del Jordan una chiuilla ue vive con sus padres en el pueblo de JubileeDel empieza contando su día a día su relación con la familia los vecinos y los amigos y pronto descubrimos ue esa ni. This is my favourite sort of novel writing that is acute astute and beautiful sugaring deeper uestions and messages that take time to ferment and mature All weekend thought of him stayed in my mind like a circus net spread underneath whatever I had to think about I was constantly letting go and tumbling into it I felt similarly about Del Jordan though for completely different reasonsThis is my first encounter with Munro and it s her only novel It is not far removed from short stories with Del describing her childhood and adolescence in seven episodic loosely themed death God friendships sex ambition etc but chronological chapters plus a short epilogue in different style The prose is carefully crafted to seem simple as are the brilliantly relatable insights and anxieties of an adolescent girl s life It s raw and realistic It s subtly philosophical without ever being pretentious And it exposes the hopes and fears of different and changing gender expectations without ever being academic or preachyUniversal Where she was going I did not want to go But things were progressing for herShe had moved as far beyond me in the real world as I in all sorts or remote and useless and special knowledge had moved beyond her Most of us don t uestion our gender but I expect everyone has pondered aspects of the societal expectations that are based on it especially in our teen years whether girls can show cleverness how to handle relationships with friends and potential partners as bodies change and hormones rage what ambition girls can have beyond marriage the meaning of death and life You know the little things It s not an original concept for a novel but Munro executes it exuisitely Del lives in the small Ontario town of Jubilee during and after WW2 Her father raises silver foxes for fur Her mother is eccentric but with odd little pockets of conventionality opinionated and aspirational an atheist who sells encyclopaedias Her younger brother Owen is mostly in the margins as little brothers often are It s a time of great change especially for girls and women and the most influential characters in her life are predominantly female mother aunts friends friends mothers and teachers She reminded me strongly of a cross between a Carson McCullers character and myself despite differences of geography decades and reality In particular her tussles with God and religion wanting to believe and to feel to belong yet not uite expecting it maybe not wholeheartedly wanting it were hallmarks of my adolescence too It s a small town but it encompasses a range circumstances and beliefs both between individuals and within individuals over time degrees of conformity educated and not rural and suburban comfortable and poor religious different denominations and not singlechaste and married Nature nurture or both Can we escape our past and our presumed destiny Is Del made by Jubilee and the women in it or does she make herselfTenses It was not the individual names that were important but the whole solid intricate structure of lives supporting us from the past Uncle Craig is devoted to genealogy the past Mother is devoted to knowledge the past in service of the future Others are devoted to God present and futureeternal and to romance marriage and sex mostly in the present but not necessarily in that order Teenagers try to wrestle free of the past of their parents as they try to forge their futures and Del tries out different personae and priorities I felt the gentle pain of small town adolescence where there is no anonymity no privacy The ambivalent confused feelings of a child adult present and future about her changing body the bodies of others and the implications and opportunities arising is brilliantly realistically comically and painfully portrayed Christmas baubles on a summer sponge cakeMunro has a knack for dropping an unexpected word in an otherwise ordinary phrase the most outstanding aspect of this novel for me Most are not uite oxymorons but they startle and make me refocus my mind to see things in a new way We are all a strange and sometimes uncomfortable mix of characters and emotions regardless of the masks we wear A delicate predatory face Horrific playfulness of hyperbolic crimes Prosaic as a hiccup parents downstairs when children in bed Heartless applause Fierce but somehow helpless expressions Authoritative typing Nimble malice that danced under their courtesies Putting her rouge on at the dark mirror Relatives looking benevolent but voluntarily apart My mother s voice unwillingly deferential Their artificiality bloomed naturally women in the presence of a man I felt my anonymity like a decoration Nosing along almost silently like an impudent fish a big American car Pure hearted indifference brother Owen s attitude to God His grinning pessimism his mournful satisfied predictions A foreboding yet oddly permissive tone of voice about sex Windy yellow evening Spring The landscape was postcoital distant and meaningless A worried jovial face His face contained fierceness and sweetness His dark amiable but secretive face The final chapter is another unexpected contrast It s almost from another book another writer It s shorter than the others and Del reflects on the motives and meaning of fictionalising real life with a slight magical realist aspect infused with the wisdom of one who was presumed a foolOther uotes The deep deep layered clutter and dirt of the place swallowed light The Irish gift for rampaging mockery embroidered with deference Knowledge A chilly commodity that most people grown up can agree to do without Soldiers uniforms had an aura of anonymous brutality like the smell of burning A dome of light a bubble radiant and indisputable He would flower suddenly as a bank of day lilies How Del hopes God might reveal himself Rituals which in other circumstances might have seemed wholly artificial had here church a kind of last ditch dignity I was happy in the library Walls of printed pages evidence of so many created worlds We knew too much about each other to ever stop being friends It s the girl who is responsible because our sex organs are on the inside and theirs are on the outside and we can control our urges better a friend uoting her mother who is a nurse Del s first sight of a penis It looked blunt and stupid compared say to fingers and toes It did not seem frightening Raw and blunt ugly colored as a wound it looked to me vulnerable playful and naive It did not seem to have anything to do with me She sent those school operettas up like bubbles shaped with uivering exhausting effort then almost casually set free to fade and fade but hold trapped forever our transformed childish selves Meeting the parents Each of us was suspected of carrying the seeds of contamination atheism and sexual preoccupation It was that stage of transition bridge between what was possible known and normal behaviour and the magical bestial act that I could not imagine No foul shimmer of corruption the skin of everyday appearances stretched over such shamelessness a prostitute is disappointingly ordinary I knew I was altered by his presence Love is not for the undepilated I would try to recreate the exact texture of his skin touching my own try to remember accurately the varying texture of his fingers Sex seemed to me all surrender not the woman s to the man but the person s to the body a act of pure faith freedom in humility We were close enough to childhood to believe in the absolute seriousness and finality of some fights Postscript 1 McCullers and other influencesAfter reading the book and writing this review I pondered McCullers some I had assumed there might not bet enough of an age gap for much influence but then I found this undated interview here including this uestion and answerWhat writers have most influenced you and who do you like to read When I was young it was Eudora Welty Carson McCullers Katherine Anne Porter Flannery O Connor James Agee Then Updike Cheever Joyce Carol Oates Peter Taylor and especially and forever William Maxwell Also William Trevor Edna O Brien Richard Ford These I would say are influences There are dozens of others I just like to read My latest discovery is a Dutch writer Cees NooteboomPostscript 2 Atwood loves thisIn The Testaments see my review HERE this is one of Aunt Lydia s five favourite books

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Alice Munro ç 9 review review Lives of Girls and Women ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ña sabe observar el mundo y sacar buen provecho de lo ue ve compadece la pouedad del padre admira el arrojo de la madre ue deja la granja para dedicarse a vender enciclopedias por los alrededores y comprende ue tarde o temprano llega el momento en ue hay ue elegir entre una risueña mediocridad –hogar iglesia matrimonio hijos y otras opciones más interesantes y arriesgadas Ese descubrimiento es también el de la vocación literaria un. There is a change coming in the lives of girls and women All women have had up till now has been their connection with men A first person narrative from the perspective of a young girl growing up in a rural region of Canada The mother has intellectual aspirations the father is a fox fur farmer and very much of the soil The narrative begins in the middle of the second world war The massive stand out feature of this novel is uite simply the stunning uality of the writing That and the fabulous insights Munro provides about adolescent female sexuality its gifts its morally baffling kick starts and obstacles its impediments to the fulfilment of other aspirations of the growing self In this regard it s one of the most exciting novels I ve ever read Almost every sentence she writes is like a fully grown flower thrilling and somehow inevitable in all its detail I loved this so much I m about to begin another of her books