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Ts and failed marriages the storytellers talk of their loves and ambitions and pains their anxieties their perceptions and daily lives In the stifling heat and noise of the city the seuence of voice begins to weave a complex human tapestry The they talk the elliptical their listener becomes as she shapes and directs their accounts until. The protagonist is a British novelist who goes to Greece for one week to teach creative writing She Faye is divorced and has 2 sons who stayed back in LondonThat s about all we know of her for awhile Actually we never learned her name until late in the book We are slowly piecing together stories about Faye The uniueness of this novel is cerebral and gorgeousBefore the narrator even arrives in Athens she engages in an intriguing intimate conversation with an older man sitting next to her on the airplane She listens closely to his story about his marriages houses kids boats etc She observes deeplyWhen Faye begins teaching we observe how her students stories are becoming source material for her own writing It s a fascinating process to interact with a writer s mind in uiet action By the end of this book I felt I knew Faye just by the way she absorbed stories from others The characters and stories were wonderful Nothing was flashyRelationships were explored strengths and weaknessesEmotions were explored conflicts entanglement Love and humanity was explored Most I couldn t help but be seduced by the outstanding prose I m definitely reading the next two books in this series

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Outline Author Rachel Cusk

Certain themes begin to emerge the experience of loss the nature of family life the difficulty of intimacy and the mystery of creativity itself Outline is a novel about writing and talking about self effacement and self expression about the desire to create and the human art of self portraiture in which that desire finds its universal fo. 5 pristine refreshing clear stars 2016 Bronze Award Third Favorite Read Tie I am a man that resides in the world of emotion They are here with me always and are always acute not in the background Emotions often make me soar to the heavens or shiver in delight but other times they make me flounder weigh me down like the experience of walking in the cold snow with a hole in my boot that leaves my precious foot frigid and lonelyI am unsure why the last paragraph came to my consciousness as I write a review of this sparkling intelligent and mesmerizing book This is an unusual novel that very successfully describes the process of thinking that in many ways is antithetical to my own psychological processesThis is a book about thought in its clearest and purest form Emotion is not experienced really but rather described in a way that uenched my thirst and helped me navigate my inner wildernessI had to read this book in such small sections as I wanted to savor each and every sentence that was so carefully crafted and became a miniature portrait of beauty in its simplest forms Ms Cusk is a photographer of thought and insight and she captures stills that really are too uick for the human eye or the rather the mind s eye to see For the person that is thought based this would lead to interest and enlightenment but for somebody that is emotion based it leads for me to the heights of passion a sense of wonder and at other times brief despair Ms Cusk s prose however rescues me and makes me shake in wonder with respect that her creative mind can distill with such clarity and wisdom many truths about relationships personal histories and the everyday minutiae of life Minutiae and details that really should not be overlooked but relished for there are so many and in each one there is a profoundness that can lead a thoughtful person to create a work of philosophy and an emotional one to either spiritual fervor or the elicitation of rarer emotions such as ecstasy and wonderAs I write this I almost feel that I am channeling part of Ms Cusk in an alternate form as the words are whirring out faster and faster onto this page Her work makes me feel lighter beautiful and that my own personal story is important not just to myself but also perhaps to you the reader I cannot expect to be understood but through small conversations I can connect to you and clarify and see the world in its lightness its darkness and its momentary illusionsI know by reading this review that you do not know what this book is about but I hope that these sentences convey my immense respect my desire for insights and my thankfulness that this novel has been created This is not only on my familiar emotional level but also through my written thoughts and reflectionsThis book is not about conversations as many reviewers have stated but a series of solilouies that interact merge expand and sometimes dieThank you Ms Cusk I want so much of your prose that I am aching with longing I am thirsty for thought already and again

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A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course Though her own circumstances remain indistinct she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their livesBeginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out and his tales of fast boa. Reading Outline is like spying on an author in the process of auditioning characters for a future novel In other words it is indeed an outline an outline for a work that it still shadowy in the writer s mind Cusk interviews her potential characters and lets them tell her emotionally pivotal stories about themselves She makes no other dramatic demands of them They become like a Greek chorus of voices without a play A writer unnamed until the penultimate chapter travels to Athens to host a writing workshop Each chapter either recounts a conversation with someone she meets or a group discussion with her writing class If Cusk has an agenda a unifying theme to these conversations it is the shredding of romantic illusion Its principal agents sexual attraction and parenthood are both mercilessly called to account Cusk it becomes clear had had enough of illusion The narrator bitter herself extols the virtues of passivity as a philosophy of life And by extension it s as if Cusk is bored with creating the illusions necessary to write novels She s like the magician who can no longer be bothered to go through the charade of masking the tricks She s a writer letting us know how bored she is with the theatre of constructing novels However boredom is never going to be the best mainspring inspiration for the creation of a novel There wasn t enough contrast in the tone or thrust of the voices for me There was a sense everyone was hired to conform to a preconceived and adamant argument And as such there was no sense of discovery in the novel Beneath the surface of this novel is a current of unresolved bitterness belonging you sense to the author herself One of the novel s central premises is that every relationship is doomed to fail to become little than a distorting outline or as one character puts it there s a disgust that exists indelibly between men and women and that you are always trying to purge with what you call frankness Frankly that s a melodramatic statement to me a distortion of perspective caused by unresolved bitterness And this bitterness left in its pure state prevents any possibility of evolution Thus the novel ends as it begins with little sense of a meaningful journey with little resolution In short it s a novel that s much easier to admire than to love It s very well written with some truly brilliant observations it s intelligent it holds its focus It s also a novel that arouses the suspicion now and again that there might be a conceit involved the presence of the emperor s new clothes factor I enjoyed reading it at the same time I have a feeling I ll remember nothing about it six months from now


10 thoughts on “Outline Author Rachel Cusk

  1. says:

    Damn you Rachel Cusk This book was absolutely infuriating As I was reading it I kept telling myself that I hated it And so I burned through it in a a little than 24 hours It bears little resemblance to any other novel I've ever read The characters seem vague and unformed but they come through with periodic startling obser

  2. says:

    Reading Outline is like spying on an author in the process of auditioning characters for a future novel In other words it is indeed an outline an outline for a work that it still shadowy in the writer’s mind Cusk interviews her potential characters and lets them tell her emotionally pivotal stories about themselves She

  3. says:

    In Outline a writer named Faye perhaps not unlike Rachel Cusk herself travels to Athens for a few days to lead a writing workshop Al

  4. says:

    While I'm reading a book I'm often aware that my perception of time gets a little warped because story time can run much faster than the time it takes to read it This imbalance can leave me a bit disoriented when I lay the book down and adjust to the fact that it's still the same day as when I began reading though years may have gone by for the characters among whom I've spent the last hour or two While reading this book on the other hand r

  5. says:

    The protagonist is a British novelist who goes to Greece for one week to teach creative writing She Faye is divorced and has 2 sons who stayed back in LondonThat’s about all we know of her for awhile Actually we never learned her name until late in the book We are slowly piecing together stories about Faye Th

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    Mellifluous with a beautifully honed thematic core The tone nimbly alternates between black despair and forlornness and subtle humor If EM Forster excelled at intrusive narrators always commenting on events Rachel Cusk’s narrator here might be called unintrusive for the way she hangs back and let’s others speak One of the wal

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    5 “pristine refreshing clear” stars 2016 Bronze Award Third Favorite Read Tie I am a man that resides in the world of emotion They are here with me always and are always acute not in the background Emotions often make m

  8. says:

    Staggeringly uniue in its simplicity Essentially a series of interactions over a week long trip to Greece where t

  9. says:

    Although I've read this in English I thought that the title for the Spanish translation suited the novel better then the original Contraluz that translates literally as 'backlighting' but whose meaning is someth

  10. says:

    My wife used to read the TLS 'books of the year' edition and use it to choose books she wanted to get Then one fateful year everyone recommended a certain book; she purchased it in expensive hardcover read it in