Il libro per chi ama i libri ci dice il retro della copertina, ed proprio vero Questo libro ha ampliato immensamente e pericolosamente per il mio conto in banca la mia gi gigantesca wishlist Piacevole, ben scritto e, sopratutto, interessante Sono ritratti, visioni, sbirciatine veloci purtroppo , dei pi brillanti scrittori contemporanei Assolutamente da leggere. A a chef de citit mi a venit dup ce am terminat volumul sta Mam , mam Um livro em que tive a possibilidade de penetrar na mente de alguns escritores de que gosto e outros que ainda n o tive a oportunidade de ler, em contexto de entrevista sempre habilmente conduzidas por John Freeman.Mais importante de tudo catapultou me para a procura descoberta de livros que nem sabia que existiam E assim que a chama se mant m sempre acesa. Este cavalheiro diretor da Granta S por isso j merece a nossa estima Em cap tulos curtos, d nos uma sinopse da obra de v rios escritores misturada com excertos das entrevistas que conduziu ao longo dos anos Se, por um lado, tem a virtude de despertar o interesse por alguns que podemos n o conhecer, por outro, tem o defeito de ser uma vis o fortemente pessoal e reduzid ssima.Para quem gosta de antologias. There are real dangers to reading a book like this the biggest being the length that your TBR can grow to I have taken an oath to not make my TBR any longer than it is so I have had to add a new exclusive shelf just for the books I want to read from this book And NOOOOOO this is not cheating I am sitting with bated breath waiting for the first of these to arrive but lets get back to this book.I am not sure it gives me great tips on writing or literary style there are some interesting quotes from authors sprinkled throughout and some interesting facts about how they write but i suspect writing is much diverse an occupation than be covered in a book like this I enjoyed the potted biographies and one tip about re reading books has inspired me to think about giving books a second go. How to Read a Novelist is a collection of interviews conducted by John Freeman with a variety of contemporary authors over a period of 10 years Some of the writers are Haruki Murakami, Aleksandr Hemon, and John Updike Each interview is preceded by a short introduction describing the writer and his or her works The interview itself is two or three pages The focus of the interview is as varied as the writer being interviewed.I found this an ideal book to have around for when I only have a few minutes to read I hate to miss any opportunity The only problem is that once I started reading, I didn t want to stop.The interviews were filled with fascinating quotes and interesting apercus I strongly recommend the book for anyone who loves books and authors. Titlul este n el tor Cartea nu prea are sfaturi despre lectur sau despre scriere, ci mai mult prezent ri scurte ale unor autori contemporani populari i fragmente de discu ie cu ace tia E ok, dar prezent rile sunt mai scurte dec t ce se g se te pe wikipedia, iar discu iile mai reduse dec t interviurile obi nuite din ziare i reviste.Nu o recomand. John Freeman, Author And Editor Of Granta Magazine, Has Interviewed Nearly Every Name In Fiction And The Literary World In This Collection Freeman Has Compiled The Most Insightful And Fascinating Of His Interviews, Essays And ArticlesIn How To Read A Novelist We Encounter Paul Theroux On The State Of Sex In America, Margaret Atwood As Inventor, John Updike As Relationship Advisor And Geoff Dyer As England S Hippest Middle Aged Novelist, Among Many Others Including Jonathan Safran Foe, Philip Roth, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison, David Foster Wallace, A S Byatt And Peter Carey Un antologia interessante e utile, con innumerevoli spunti di lettura Come leggere uno scrittoreJohn FreemanTraduzione F B Ardizzoia, S Bourlot, G GiriIllustratore W H ChongEditore CodicePag 380Voto 4 5 Full disclosure John Freeman is a friend How To Read A Novelist by John Freeman is a warmly written review of modern literature In the last 15 years, John has interviewed the literati and rising lit stars of our generation, a contemporary canon, from Salman Rushdie to David Mitchell to Margaret Atwood to Doris Lessing to Haruki Murakami to Mohsin Hamid and so on If someone has published something marvelous in the last decade and half, chances are John has met its author on intimate and literary terms HtRaN is a collection of his interviews essays, and not only do they give cultural, historical, political, feminist, and literary context, they are beautifully written, giving a sense of not just the author, but what their books might mean to us, and this mysterious thing, what their work means to themselves What it means to be a writer, and in turn, a reader I love John s language and his articulate and encompassing perspective Take for example his description of Edmund White as having a gentle colossal intelligence, his writing with rivetless construction, as if it were built in a wind tunnel How inventive, and how clear, all at once I would have liked the essays to be longer and in depth I know there s much that John could have written, but perhaps some of that depth was sacrificed for the incredible range of writers reviewed The good thing about that is if you have a short attention span like I do, then you will be able to rip through the essays right quick That all said, the essays in HtRaN will give you a window into the work and world of your favourite contemporary author, and perhaps inspiration to pick up something new.
Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.John Freeman is an award winning writer and book critic who has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal Freeman won the 2007 James Patterson Pageturner Award for his work as the president of the National
- 344 pages
- How to Read a Novelist
- John Freeman
- 08 November 2017 John Freeman