My Michael Thoughtful self assured and highly sophisticated full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture A modern Israeli Madame Bovary New York Times Book ReviewSet in s Jerusalem My Michael

  • Title: My Michael
  • Author: Amos Oz Nicholas de Lange
  • ISBN: 9780156031608
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thoughtful, self assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture A modern Israeli Madame Bovary New York Times Book ReviewSet in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael As the years pass and Hannah s tempestuous Thoughtful, self assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture A modern Israeli Madame Bovary New York Times Book ReviewSet in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael As the years pass and Hannah s tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates Gorgeously written, profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story, and a rich reflective portrait of a place A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book New York Review of Books

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    1. "I am writing this because people I have loved died."The central character, Hannah Gonen, tell us this at the very beginning. This is her story, a recounting of the first decade of her marriage to Michael. The setting is Jerusalemn, 1950s. He is a third-year geology student, she a kindergarten teacher and in the evenings a student of Hebrew literature. Her father, whom she loved above all else, died in 1943; her mother, brother and his family live in a kibbutz. She was a tomboy as a child and le [...]

    2. رواية تتناول علاقة زوجية فاترة تناضل للبقاء - متقنة الوصف مستوفية التفاصيل دون تبجح - بين حنّه طالبة الأدب و ميخائيلها رجل الجيولوجيا،أو بالأدق رجل الصقيع اليهودي الذي تحول لمأزق شخصيّ بالنسبة لها يلتهمها المفتعل من مشاركته إياها رتابة الحياة بقدر ما يلتهمها انزواءه، تعار [...]

    3. 29 year old male author writing about a young Israeli woman, about her thoughts and her experiences, as though he knows her mind. Written from a first person perspective, no less. Dude! You are on your own. Even Stefan Zweig, whom you mention a few times, does not try to express his female characters psyche in the first person.Coming off the mixture of tragic and comic tales of ”A Tale of Love and Darkness”, I was expecting more of the same. I was also hoping for more of that insight into Je [...]

    4. Noia!Questo estate ho viaggiato in tutto il mondo e nel tempo grazie ai libri: dagli States di Stoner e Revolutionary road, all’India dell’Arundhati Roy, alla Francia di Simenon, a Ferrara con Bassani, e in Islanda con Stefansson per finire nel Sudafrica di Coetzee. Mi sembrava giusto non tralasciare il Medioriente, nucleo di tanti disastri infiniti, e ho pensato che un nome come Amos Oz, mai letto, potesse essere l’autore giusto. Forse ho sbagliato libro. Già la premessa che fa l’autor [...]

    5. If you read for plot, leave this book on the shelf. Oz here traces the deterioration of a marriage between two people with opposing temperaments. The woman narrator, Hannah, is a romantic, who once studied literature, remains lost in a world of dreams, and longs for excitement. Her husband, Michael, is a geologist who speaks little and only with scientific care and precision. Nothing terribly dramatic happens, except on a purely psychological level. Hannah is bored, and finds her husband's truth [...]

    6. ერთმანეთს ჰგვანან დღეები. წიგნი კი სრულებითაც არაა მოსაწყენი. და მჯერა, რომ ამის მიზეზი წიგნის ნარატორი პოეტი ხანაა, რომელიც ლექსებს არ წერს.ვცდილობდი არ გამომპარვოდა რაიმე დეტალი, რადგან [...]

    7. Amos Oz's first book. The opening 50 pages are brilliant. Just dreamy wonderful perfect prose (in translation) of Hannah telling us about her history with Michael, her husband, "a geologist, a good-natured man. I loved him.". The dreamy prose started to feel like work after a bit, or maybe I was just waiting for somethings to happen that never actually happened. Oz seems to be working on several different themes. One is a delicate exploration of personalities, and the disconnect between Michael [...]

    8. Depressivo, irrazionale, cupo, maniacale, claustrofobico, monumento all'incomunicabilità, ma molto, molto ben scritto.Infatti sono arrivata in fondo solo a causa della fascinazione delle parole.

    9. I chose My Michael because I wanted to read Amos Oz and it appears this is one of his earliest and most famous novels. In a recent interview he said that if you want to know how's life in a different country, the best way to find this out is by reading a novel from that country. Indeed, My Michael provides this kind of insight into Israel in the 50s. There you are, in the middle of the sunny, rainy, misty or dusty Jerusalem, in Hanna's kitchen, Michael's office or one of the many kibbutzim.I lik [...]

    10. في التقديم للرواية يقول بعض النقاد أنها أخطر على اسرائيل من كل معارك العرب ! و يقال أنها ترجمت للعديد من اللغات و تعتبر من روائع الأدب العبري ! حقاً لم أفهم لمذا الرواية تتحدث عن انسانة بنفس عليلة ، يفترض بالكاتب على الأقل أن يسبر أغوار النفس البشرية بالقليل من العمق يفترض به [...]

    11. The Jerusalem of "My Michael flickers fulminously beneath the mind of Hannah Gonen, the erswhile heroine of the novel. Married to the kind, if somewhat dull geologist Michael, Oz gives free-reign to Hannah's febrile, if slightly unbalanced psyche, as she sees refuges from the vague sense of dissatisfaction which runs through her life via a series of increasingly bizarre and often sexual fantasies; from the young Arab twins who she used to wrestle with when she was young, to the vulgar and loutis [...]

    12. This novel is a curious little book: published in Hebrew in 1968, it went on to become a bestseller in Israel. What’s curious is that such a book—ostensibly about a neurasthenic narcissist who envisions herself trapped in a marriage that does not sufficiently reward her need for overt displays of affection—could capture the imagination of the reading public in Israel. Two things are suggested to me by this fact: 1) the small state of Israel is very aware, literate, and self-conscious and 2 [...]

    13. ბავშვობაში ხანა ფიქრობდა, რომ თუ ბიჭივით მოიქცეოდა, ქალის ნიშნებს დაკარგავდა და ბიჭი გახდებოდა.მიზეზი თუ რატომ არ უნდოდა ყოფილიყო ქალი ნაწარმოების მსვლელობისას ცხადი ხდება, მაგრამ იქამდ [...]

    14. قراءتي الأولى في الأدب العبري و يبدو أنه لم يحالفني الحظ !الرواية مترجمة – كما يبدو – ترجمة حرفية بلا روحكنت أقرأ فقراتٍ كاملة فلا أستخلص منها شيئًامجرد كلمات رُصت رصًا !بالإضافة لعدم استخدام علامات ترقيمجعل القراءة أشبه بالمتاهةفلا تدري متى تبدأ الجملة و متى تنتهيمع هذه ا [...]

    15. Không dễ để review một cuốn tiểu thuyết về câu chuyện tình yêu và cuộc hôn nhân tan vỡ mang chiều sâu nội tâm đầy phức tạp như cuốn tiểu thuyết này của tác giả người Israel Amos Oz. Giữa bối cảnh Jerusalem những năm 1950s, “Michael của tôi”, thông qua lời kể của nhân vật chính Hannah, đã tái hiện lại toàn bộ những thăng trầm và uẩn ức trong mối tình của Hannah và Michael, từ khi họ m [...]

    16. Oz wrote this novel in a female protagonist’s voice when he was 26, and as he got older (and wiser) swore that he would never attempt that again. And yet Hanna Gonen took on a life of her own for him as he wrote this novel in a cramped toilet after work over several months while his wife and child slept adjacent in the one bedroom flat they lived in at the time.Hanna meets Michael while both are in university in Jerusalem in 1950, she studying literature and he studying geology. She is the ima [...]

    17. ჩემი ცხოვრების ყველაზე რთულ დროს გამოიცა ეს წიგნი. ყდის და სათაურის გამო, მაშინვე უკიდეგანოდ შემიყვარდა და კარგა ხანს მეშინოდა წაკითხვის, რა აღმოჩნდებოდა. ძალიან ცუდად ვიყავი ის დღეები. გა [...]

    18. The story is narrated by a woman, in fact, Michael's wife. She is clearly bipolar (or manic depressive as she would have been labeled in the 60s when the book was written). The manic episodes in the spring are devastating because of her profligate spending --- the depressive episodes are bleak stretches filled with long silences and inaction. This is an very internal book and especially interesting in the light of the autobiography which he wrote recently (Light and Darkness: A Love Story --- I [...]

    19. De (typische Joodse?) psychologische complexiteit van Grossman, de eenvoud, de 0bservaties en het mysterieuze van Berger, volgens mij het gevolg van het juiste weglaten, het mededogen voor de personages: ik denk dat ik er een nieuwe favoriete schrijver bij heb. Fijngevoelig portret van het huwelijk van twee mensen met een te verschillend temperament. Hoe het lot ons bijeen brengt en dat niet altijd gelukkige resultaten oplevert, over de teleurstelling die een huwelijk ook kan zijn. Het einde ste [...]

    20. რომანში მოქმედება ძალიან მდორედ და ნელა მიდის, პერსონაჟები არ განიცდიან ძირეულ ცვლილებებს, არც დიდად მათი ცხოვრება იცვლება უკეთესობისკენ ან უარესობისკენ, ხშირად ერთ ადგილას არიან და არს [...]

    21. I really enjoy this kind of books: written like a diary by a person with really rich and tormented interior life. Hanna got married to Michael maybe a little bit too fast and even if from outside they might seem like a solid, traditional Jewish family, she feels really misfit and always seem to wait for a change, for some sort of lost dreams to come true.

    22. I have mixed feelings about this book On one hand it is too gloomy and depressing for me to really like it, and on the other it's so beautifully and poetically written The story did not actually reach me, but Oz's writing is as amazing as ever

    23. Καλό αλλά δεν μ΄ ενθουσίασε. Μια όμορφη ιστορία, κάποιες σελίδες έντονα συγκινησιακές, κάποιες πάλι αδιάφορες. Το προηγούμενο βιβλίο του Οζ που διάβασα "Ιστορία αγάαπης και σκότους", ήταν κατά πολύ ανώτερο.

    24. أنشودة للبساطةبلا كلاكيع بلا نيلةالأغنية المصاحبة للقراءةJoan Baez - Blowin in the windyoutube/watch?v=QLUDJl

    25. اعتقد أن كتابة مراجعة لهذا الكتاب ستكون مضيعة للوقت مثلها مثل قرائته. سيء.الكلمة التي سأكتفي بها لوصف هذا الكتاب. لا أنصح بقرائته.

    26. Diferentes personas me habían sugerido fervientemente que me acercara al escritor israelí Amos Oz. No son sus discursos políticos ni algunas de sus polémicas declaraciones las que han impedido una clasificación más alta a esta novela. Mi querido Mijael es un libro que se lee de manera tranquila, que no utiliza lenguaje extremadamente retórico y que no presenta un gran desafío para el lector. Es un libro que a través de la historia del proceso de la destrucción de un matrimonio, plantea [...]

    27. E penso anche alle cose delicate che si nascondono nel profondo del mio corpo. Cose delicate che appartengono soltanto a me: il mio cuore, i miei nervi, il mio ventre Cose profondamente mie, che però non potrò mai né toccare né vedere, come tutto è distante e irraggiungibile su questa terra.Micheal mio è la storia di un amore che subisce l'usura del tempo, di un matrimonio in fallimento, di una presa di distanza progressiva. E' la cronaca del distacco emotivo di Hannah, da se stessa e da M [...]

    28. L-Sotul meu, Michaelam descoperit pe Amos Oz în urmă cu câţiva ani, când am împrumutat de la o prietenă romanul Fima. Mi s-a părut serios şi amuzant în acelaşi timp, dar mai ales atipic faţă de lecturile mele de până atunci. Au urmat Poveste despre dragoste şi întuneric, Să nu pronunţi: noapte şi, cel mai recent, Soţul meu, Michael.Pe măsură ce i-am citit cărţile, am fost din ce în ce mai atrasă de stilul lui aparent simplu, care nu lasă să se simtă munca şi căut [...]

    29. ამოს ოზის "ჩემო მიხაელ" პირველი დანახვისთანავე მიიქცევს შენს ყურადღებას. აუცილებლად გადაშლი, ხელს შეავლებ, დააკვირდები. დაფიქრდები და მიხვდები რომ აუცილებლად უნდა წაიკითხო ეს წიგნი. შემდ [...]

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