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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This is not Saunders’ fault by any means but rather indicates how translations can sometimes grossly diverge from the original, fundamentally changing its meaning.

Yes, it sounds like it would be tedious, banal, tiresome, irksome, but, no, it's the complete opposite of that. Una gran historia cumple con las expectativas creadas, pero nunca de la manera más directa y previsible; eso defraudaría al lector. I started by drinking a bucket of watery domestic beer in a dank dark room, I followed this up by eating an entire pizza by myself at 3 in the morning.On the basis of this ending and one more phrase before that, Saunders seems to be reevaluating the whole story. I enjoyed reading the stories themselves, but even more than that, I enjoyed reading Saunders break it all down and share his thoughts on what makes each story work, and how variations from the story would alter it. Also what seeming digressions can add to the story--sometimes the digression is where the story really is. Perhaps that was my life lesson from this masterclass - to let the things take me where I have to go. For he does just the opposite of what many students feel teachers and professors do when they perform an analysis (or a "close reading") of a text: rather than "kill it", or "kill the enjoyment" of the work, he brings it to life, perhaps makes it even better than the author himself intended.

Can one live a good life by retreating from the world, living in a country house, eating gooseberries? In Saunders’s delightful new book of essays, “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain” Saunders tries to articulate just how Chekhov makes the mysterious, luminous, numinous, and magical happen.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. One doesnt have to agree with him to find the book useful, and I like the way he modestly says 'this is not "the right way," but only a way to see these stories. From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today. Well, in terms of the complexity, the only complex thing in that character is his natural simplicity. Saunders also picks up the detail of a stinking pipe left by Ivan that disturbs the sleep of his friend.

For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. All this is well and good, but as Saunders astutely points out in “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,” Ivan is an unreliable narrator.And while we have our Literary Fairy Godmother around (I see her feeling taxed and eyeing the exits), what if he is humorous (of all things) at times as well? I can't say that I like classic Russian short stories any more now than I did before reading this book, but my appreciation for them has definitely grown. 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?

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