In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop. WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship),. . Praise. Praise for Alice Munro and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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And I don’t mean to suggest that Munro does not evoke this character type with great skill and sensitivity, because she absolutely does—and in fact, many of these male characters, in her hands, end up eliciting some degree of sympathy in the reader’s mind: View all 30 comments.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Sure, these stories are very Chekhovian, but never quite as tragic. But the narration is powerful, and the author seems always to know exactly what effect she will hatesuip. But Munro’s stories spurn the idea of the short form as a fleeting glimpse of disposable characters’ lives, a casually sophisticated backheel from the writer propelling them into a tidy ending.

Una caleidoscopia dell’intimo, principalmente femminile. L’incanto divino della parola desta il piacere e allontana il dolore: Hanno qualcosa di incompiuto che le lascia sospese, un disegno a matita discontinuo ma ben abbozzato. Fiction Muriel Spark Short stories reviews. Munro’s bone of contention got a bit monotonous at times, as much as I agree with her insights.


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Read it Forward Read it first. Jul 13, Bilal Y.

Una nuova categoria olimpionica? Some of her stories are so familiar I can recite whole passages by heart.

To those readers I might recommend Alice Munro. Come lavorarsi il capo, e come dominare la moglie.

What’s the story?

Munro’s analysis of the gender roles in these stories acknowledges that the mainstream culture of the s and 60s set up young men to be the assholes they sometimes turned out, just as those same decades socialized women to be submissive and self-denigrating, simultaneously responsible for raising children and reduced to a child-like state themselves.

True, I didn’t know them when they were young men. A rough, uneducated country girl, blatantly plain “her teeth were crowded into the front of her mouth as if they were ready for an argument”she seems doomed to heartbreak because of a teenager’s trick, but the bracingly ironic denouement turns the reader’s dire expectations into glee.

Quante cose avevano dovuto imparare, in poco tempo.

But even the offcuts – where a short story might be seen as something like a doodle in the margin or a balled-up piece of paper – have something to tell us about the furtive preoccupations or abandoned hobbyhorses of their creators. At the heart of the book are five stories set in an old-fashioned, connoisseurial antiques shop, in which Warner moves effortlessly between Wodehousian comedy and unbearably poignant reminiscence.

Daphne, who has grown up in South Africa, longs plaintively for England until she actually goes there, and is mistreated by men and rapacious matrons alike; returning to what she must now call “home”, she meets the violent and sinister end that seems, all along, to have been her destiny. Spark’s determinedly light touch is enjoyable, but it serves mainly to direct us back to the novels.


Ritengo che la formazione classica della Munro, evidente da alcuni riferimenti in questi stessi racconti, abbia avuto un peso preponderante nella sua scelta artistica.

And that doesn’t mean it has to be a happy ending or anything, but just that everything the story tells moves the reader in such a way that you feel you are a different person when you finish it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And in fact, Brendan is largely representative of the male characters in Munro’s book. But the modesty of those expectations is false: Munro had not only crafted exception characters, but elaborated them with intricate human relationships, points of view, simplicity in proseand a sort of James-like realism.

View all 12 comments. May 01, 32 Pages Buy. Le componenti oniriche e fantastiche, che un tempo risolvevano questioni imperscrutabili, oggi sono richieste come additivo; indispensabili alla percezione di svago. At times, the bitterness becomes overpowering. Imagine holding up a valuable jewel and seeing how the light catches it from different angles — that’s sort of the effect.

Stories, by Alice Munro 2 19 May 11, The Travelling Cat Chronicles.

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