A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

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Asya and Faust are good, for example, if someone wants to taste how deep Turgenev could go beyond the sketches. Reading A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is like sitting in on this class as Saunders dissects seven of his favourite (or, at any rate, illustrative of some point) 19th century stories from Russian authors (three from Chekhov, two from Tolstoy, one each from Gogol and Turgenev), and not only does he explain the methods behind the writing of such precisely-constructed stories, but Saunders also illustrates how to read and recognise the craft in them.

The stories touch on our encounters with bears, alligators and sharks, among other potentially scary things.It is so even if it has made the story more interesting for the interpretation on vampiristic and egoistic transformation of love. The feeling this book evokes is familiarity and calm in a classroom about a subject you are passionate about. I was internally screaming and fangirling to find a book that was written by someone like me, for me.

He shows how ambiguous endings keep us wondering, and sometimes have different meanings depending on the translator. Por otra parte, si todas las pelotas son atrapadas de la misma manera, la tensión inicial se va perdiendo; el lector espera que cada malabar sea más emocionante, menos previsible que el anterior. But anyone can google "how to hit a curveball" and be informed that a hitter must "identify the spin" and "hit the bad ones but let the good ones go by" and so on, and we can all be happing about that on our way to the batting cage, but once we get there, we'll find that, nevertheless, some of us can hit a curveball and some of us can't. The poet proves that language is inadequate by throwing herself at the fence of language and being bound by it. I’m moved by this clumsy work of art that seems to want to make the case that art may be clumsy if only it moves us.I thought I was only going to be reading a critique of 7 Russian short stories, but there is so much more depth and personality in this book. En estos días, en los que a pesar de estar tan interconectados gracias a la tecnología es tan fácil sentir que perdemos el vínculo con lo que realmente importa, la lectura ayuda a conectar de nuevo o, al menos, a creer que esa conexión sigue siendo posible. El lector puede que tenga la paciencia de esperar hasta la última línea si el relato consigue mantener el interés, pero al terminar va a tomar cada uno de los elementos del relato y les va a preguntar, inconscientemente, ¿y tú, para que estabas aquí?

We examine seven short stories of varying lengths and levels of realism or surrealism from the great 19th century Russians--Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol (all but Doestoyevesky who never wrote anything short enough to use in such an exemplar-driven writing class. That story actually is the one that undergoes the most detailed literary analysis, as he shares different translations of phrases from the original Russian. A few years back, after the end of one class (chalk dust hovering in the autumnal air, old-fashioned radiator clanking in the corner, marching band processing somewhere in the distance, let’s say),” he had the realisation that “some of the best moments of my life, the moments during which I’ve really felt myself offering something of value to the world, have been spent teaching that Russian class.His effort at that moment of writing, in the midst of all his “repetitive choosing” (which is what makes the story work), is subordinated to the vision in his mind’s eye, which holds still for him even as he labours to bring it into being. Pero volviendo a la cita del principio, Saunders no se decidió a escribir A Swim in a Pond in the Rain porque sentía que podía ayudar a los escritores que empiezan, sino para capturar la magia de aquellas clases en las que, además de leer y comentar lo leído, una pregunta flotaba constantemente en el aire: ¿qué pueden hacer estos relatos por nosotros? Now it has been a while since I had last stepped foot on a campus so I felt I needed to prepare for this book.



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