Kaustubh Kamat Kamat itibaren Primavera, Peru
Denemeler bölümüne yaklaşık 100 sayfa yazdım ve Jeff Wall'in sanat tarihi konusundaki bilgi ve uygulamalarından çok etkilendim. Ben zaten çok az tanıdığım 3 sanatçıya açıldım. Şimdiye kadarki en akıllara durgunluk veren bit, Wall'ın camdan işgalci olgusunu incelemek için kullanılan vampirizm analojisidir. Devam ederken buna ekleyeceğim, eminim.
Bu kitabı Noel tatili boyunca aklımı sorunlarımdan çıkarmaya çalıştım. Bu şimdiye kadar okuduğum en iyi kitap değil, ama ana karakterle özdeşleştim.
I surprisingly liked this book. I found myself liking Fleur even though I strongly disliked what she does and how she treats her daughter. With that being said, I think that maybe I can understand why she searches for and uses men like she does. I would love to see a sequel to this book.
"The Europeans" resembles, to a T, all of James' other novels. It's extremely well-written, in the near-perfect English that writers can no longer use, at the risk of sounding ridiculously old-fashioned or overly-obsessed with the language. The story of a European brother and sister who come to visit their Bostonian cousins at the end of the 19th century, the book quickly picks up a love story. The romance, however, does not dominate the book. James constantly compares the American Puritans to the "loose" Europeans; neither party is described except in comparison to the other. Some of it is laugh-out-loud, for how frighteningly stiff and boring the Puritan family appears in contrast with the luxurious, fun-loving Europeans. However, it is also fascinating to get a peek at how the two cultures related to one another only a century ago. I'd recommend it if you like Henry James, or if you like Victorian-style novels without too much intrigue.