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2013 წელს ნობელის პრემია ლიტერატურის დარგში კანადელ მწერალ ელის მანროს 1931 გადაეცა ეს გადაწყვეტილება ბევრისთვის მოულოდნელი იყო მწერლის ნიჭსა და ოსტატობაში ეჭვი არავის შეჰპარვია მანრო მანამდეც არაერთი პრესტიჟული პრემიის ლ?. I had never read any Alice Munro and I find it s difficult to say anything sensible about her Obviously the stories are very good She just won the Nobel Prize Duh But what s most impressive is that she doesn t seem to be doing anything in particular With some writers it s easy to understand why they re so highly regarded Take Vladimir Nabokov I look at his brilliantly constructed sentences his cleverly ambiguous allusions his breathtakingly unexpected metaphors and I sigh ah I wish I could do that too I know perfectly well that I can t I don t have the necessary technical skills But Munro isn t showy She seems to be telling me ordinary stories about ordinary people written in an ordinary language They don t reuire concentration to read But each one is perfectly balanced and somehow they end up grabbing me by the heart and forcing me to reflect on universal themes of human nature how people are unfaithful how they lie to their loved ones how they are unable to act at a critical moment and spend the rest of their lives wondering why not how their memories don t uite match up I m currently reading a lot of science books so perhaps it s natural that I m reminded of a story about Einstein and Hubble Some time in the 30s Einstein and his wife visited Hubble the most distinguished astronomer of the time They were taken to see the hundred inch telescope a current miracle of advanced technologyWhat do you do with it asked Mrs EinsteinI use it to discover the secrets of the universe replied HubbleOh said Mrs Einstein dismissively My husband does that on the back of an old envelope

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მიძღვნილ სტატიებში ხშირად აღნიშნავდნენ რომ 2013 წლის ლიტერატურული ნობელი არა მხოლოდ მწერლის არამედ ჟანრის დაფასებაც იყო„ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე“ კრებული რომელიც თოთხმეტი მოთხრობისაგან შედგება სავარაუდოდ ავტორის ბოლო წიგნია. 3 extremely memorable stars I am writing this at 245 am and we are at our cottage on Lake Huron and it was my favorite kind of day and evening and night and the spirit of Alice Munro was everywhere today My partner spent a small time in his childhood in the town of Wingham Ontario this is where Alice Munro grew upand we had dinner there with his sister who lives very close to Clinton Ontario where Alice Munro currently lives They are both ardent fans and I relished their discussion as they conversed on the art of Alice and their favorite stories by herIt was very romantic and stormy and cool when we returned to our cottage and we went for a three hour walk along the beach and into forest and I understood why I love Ontario so darn much even though I am the son of immigrant parents from the Mediterranean Ontario is so fresh plentiful and beautiful Outside of the cesspool of Toronto lies so much green and I was filled with so much gratitude to be living in this wonderful provinceAfter our walk my partner asked about my experience of Dear Life and I am ashamed to say that this is the first Alice I ve read I really loved two of the stories 45 stars and very much liked two others 4 stars In his generous way he offered to read them to me on the porch and I was lulled by his rich and sonorous baritone The wondrousness of Alice shone through as well as the effects of three glasses of RieslingI will simply make a brief statement on each of the stories and I feel rather foolish especially around the stories I didn t particularly care for To even state these minor opinions of mine especially after so many esteemed individuals have honoured her in a multitude of ways However I need to be true to the self and in fact the stories that were mediocre made the ones that I loved even wonderful especially after I heard them recited by my partnerHere goesJapan 4 starsA story about how we barely understand ourselves and there are perpetual shifts in our emotions desires and ways of being in the worldAmunsden 4 starsA young teacher abandoned by her older lover in a northern Ontario town at the end of World War 2sad uncertain powerlessLeaving Maverly 35 starsA story about the seemingly random connections of acuaintances and the significant impact they can have on our livesGravel 3 starsLooking back on a family tragedy with adult eyesHaven 25 starsA middling story about a horribly controlling man and his pathetic little wifePride 45 stars fave in collectionA platonic love story between a disfigured man and a downwardly wealthy woman Beautifully rendered and poignantCorrie 45 stars second fave in collectionStolen love can be so expensive and devastating Can one ever recoverTrain 35 stars The lonely wandering life of an abused soldierIn Sight of the Lake 25 starsA not so successful story about dementiaDolly 2 starsAn elderly couple behaving immaturely This one was dull and unbelievable to meThe eye 35 starsA five year old girl s first experience with deathNight 3 starsA young teenage girl struggles with insomnia and obsessive thoughts after surgeryVoices 3 starsA young girl discovers the ways of adults particularly young menDear Life 3 starsReflections on a lifeWho knew 3 stars could be so damn good Goodnight I must sleep

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?ურეატი იყო გაკვირვება სხვა რამემ გამოიწვია ელის მანრო მოთხრობის ჟანრის ოსტატია რომანი არასდროს დაუწერია მცირე პროზის ავტორები კი სქელტანიანი რომანების ავტორების გვერდით თითქმის ყოველთვის იჩაგრებიან ხოლმე მანროსადმი. Story 1 To Reach JapanA story about a woman who s determined to have an affairNow I don t condone affairs But sometimes I can understand them eg Addicted by Zane But here no reason is given for Greta cheating And it doesn t seem to matter who she s cheating with any available and interested man will do So it s not love affairs she s havingMy educated guess about why Greta is cheating on her husband is that she s bored She s a poet who works from home and she has a small childThe first guy she becomes enad with is a journalist who takes her home when she becomes drunk at a party In the car they re talking and he says this Excuse me for sounding how I did I was thinking whether I would or wouldn t kiss you and I decided I wouldn t What an asshole Not because as Greta thinks he s judging her un kiss worthy but because there is a drunk married woman in his car and he s seeing her in a sexual way What a jerk What makes you think she wants to be kissed by you How big of a creep are you to offer to drive a woman home from a party when she s drunk and then contemplate whether you should take advantage of her or not Also she s married you prickUnfortunately Greta shares none of my compunctions about his behavior and starts daydreaming about the man constantly for a year Then she writes him a letter of poetry and stuff and sends it to his work WTFLater she enters affair number two This is when her daughter Katy and herself are traveling to Toronto to live without her husband for a month because her husband is leaving the country This actor is on the train a play actor and she describes him as a boy so I m thinking he s at least 10 years younger than her He entertains all the children on the train and at the end of the day they start drinking flirting and touching It s obvious to me by now that it doesn t matter who the frick the man is she is just going after anyone with a penis except her husband I guess This conversation happens GRETA I haven t got any condomsGREG I haveGRETA Not on youGREG Certainly not What kind of beast do you think I am Oh I don t know THE KIND OF BEAST WHO PROPOSITIONS A MARRIED WOMAN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER SLEEPING CHILD I mean her child is curled up sleeping right there Classy sarcasmSo she leaves her child ALONE and goes to Greg s compartment to have sex with himThen after their finished having sex she tells him she has to go back to her compartment And he says Okay Okay I should get ready for Saskatoon anyway What if we d got there just in the middle of it Hello Mom Hello Daddy Excuse me just a minute here while I Wa hoo blink blink What A Moron Seriously THIS is who you choose to have an affair with This guy IncredibleSo she goes back to her compartment to find Katy is missing She freaks out Later she finds Katy unharmed who says she went to look for Mommy Greta is feeling very guilty and shameful and as if Katy going missing was punishment for Greta having sex with GregThen in the final twist view spoiler Greta and Katy get off at Union Station and the journalist is waiting for them with a hug and a kiss oO hide spoiler


About the Author: Alice Munro

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10 thoughts on “Dear Life

  1. says:

    I had never read any Alice Munro and I find it's difficult to say anything sensible about her Obviously the stories are very good She just won the Nobel Prize Duh But what's most impressive is that she doesn't seem to be doing anything in particular With some writers it's easy to understand why they're so highly regarded Take Vladimir Naboko

  2. says:

    This new collection pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter an action not taken or a simple twist of fate These are terrific stories by an amazing talent a writer so good I learn something ne

  3. says:

    Pivotal momentsI read this at the end of 2019 but am reviewing on the first day of 2020 a day for looking back and forward for considering who and where we are and who and where we want to beIf I was going to write short pieces about just four incidents my life what would I pick? The I thought about it the I realised like Munro that it’s not the obvious headline events graduation marriage parenthood bereavement etc Often it’

  4. says:

    I’m always careful not to fall victim to popular opinion when reading any book especially one by such an acclaimed and beloved writer as Alice Munro I tried to forget the fact that Munro had only recently won the Nobel prize for fiction This is only my second Munro so maybe I’m not the best judge of her work but I did find this collection very enjoyableI find that with Munro it’s the little details Her

  5. says:

    Story 1 To Reach JapanA story about a woman who's determined to have an affairNow I don't condone affairs But sometimes I can understand them eg Addicted by Zane But here no reason is given for Greta cheating And it doesn't seem to matter who she's cheating with any available and interested man will do So it's not “love” affair

  6. says:

    DEAR WRITING It is reassuring to see that the Nobel Prize for literature went recently to someone who writes so clearly and so unpretentiouslyI am not much of a reader of short stories Shifting from one to the next is alway

  7. says:

    3 extremely memorable stars I am writing this at 245 am and we are at our cottage on Lake Huron and it was my favorite kind of day and evening and night and the spirit of Alice Munro was everywhere today My part

  8. says:

    Dear AliceWhat a good investment you've turned out to be A little girl growing up in rural Canada in the early twentieth century far f

  9. says:

    As with all of Alice Munro's books I rushed out to buy this newest collection and then I rushed home eager to plunge into it I am an ardent fan of Alice Munro's work and I think this collection is good better than good The most breathtaking full and energetic of the short stories in this collection is Amundsen It takes place in a TB sanatarium near a remote town in Northern Canada The story is about a young woman who takes a job teaching th

  10. says:

    You know I have been trying to put my finger on what exactly makes Alice Munro so fascinating Her writing is without frills she does not use flowery language or dazzling metaphors Her stories can be read by any schoolkid without refe

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