Arlington Park Eroinele romanului lui Rachel Cusk sunt cinci femei care traiesc intr o sera stralucitoare si prospera Arlington Park eleganta suburbie londoneza unde se cultiva conventia indiferenta si ipocrizia C

  • Title: Arlington Park
  • Author: Rachel Cusk Roxana Patraș
  • ISBN: 9789736891984
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eroinele romanului lui Rachel Cusk sunt cinci femei care traiesc intr o sera stralucitoare si prospera Arlington Park, eleganta suburbie londoneza unde se cultiva conventia, indiferenta si ipocrizia Ce se ascunde dincolo de aparentele unei casnicii fericite si de fatada unei vile luxoase Intr o singura zi, mai mult sau mai putin obisnuita, cinci femei isi dau jos mastilEroinele romanului lui Rachel Cusk sunt cinci femei care traiesc intr o sera stralucitoare si prospera Arlington Park, eleganta suburbie londoneza unde se cultiva conventia, indiferenta si ipocrizia Ce se ascunde dincolo de aparentele unei casnicii fericite si de fatada unei vile luxoase Intr o singura zi, mai mult sau mai putin obisnuita, cinci femei isi dau jos mastile Arlington Park este un roman uluitor, in acelasi timp amuzant, emotionant, crud, tandru si cutremurator Este cea mai buna carte de fictiune aparuta in 2006 Helen Dun Putini scriitori pot da cotidianului o stranietate si o stralucire atat de intense Rachel Cusk este o voce foarte puternica, in care distingem tonuri din Virginia Wolf, Franz Kafka sau Evelyn Waugh Time Out O carte de o delicatete extraordinara despre compromisurile si sacrificiile de sine pe care le presupun casatoria si maternitatea Plina de adevaruri incomode, dar vitale The Observer

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    1. Rachel Cusk Roxana Patraș

      Rachel Cusk was born in Canada, and spent some of her childhood in Los Angeles, before her family returned to England, in 1974, when Cusk was 8yo She read English at New College, Oxford.Cusk is the Whitbread Award winning author of two memoirs, including The Last Supper, and seven novels, including Arlington Park, Saving Agnes, The Temporary, The Country Life, and The Lucky Ones She has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes her most recent novel, Outline 2014 , was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Goldsmith s Prize and the Bailey s prize, and longlisted for Canada s Giller Prize In 2003, Rachel Cusk was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 Best of Young British Novelists She lives in Brighton, England.

    650 thoughts on “Arlington Park”

    1. You re taking the piss, aren t you Rachel That was my first thought, when Rachel Cusk opened this novel with a 20 page description of rain falling It didn t improve thereafter Cusk is a great believer in telling, not showing, with lengthy descriptions of her characters states of mind and past history.And what characters I hated all of them, and I am pretty sure Cusk does too The novel is a prolonged rant against motherhood as experienced by the well off This was what grated with me The relentles [...]


    2. This book is interesting in that it takes an unusual perspective on the woman s role in the family But this novelty doesn t last long It soon becomes apparent that there s very little distinguishing any of the female characters from the others they were all depressed, dissatisfied, unloved and unloving In some ways, the voice that describes the relationships each mother has with her family is disturbingly detached The only character that has any spark whatsoever is Solly But she only has one lon [...]


    3. The publisher describes Arlington Park as a novel, but this feels like a series of related short stories Some of them are better than others I ve heard this novel categorized as Mommy Lit I imagine few things might discourage one from being a Mommy than believing the stories in this book The same goes for marriage Ms Cusk offers a scathing commentary on married with kids in the suburbs If this book was not written so well and occasionally offered up some brilliant satire, I could have easily r [...]


    4. This is a tricky one.I picked it up because I liked the cover and I liked the idea of seeing snapshots of the lives of people who live in the same area I didn t realize I d be getting a manifesto on domestic life That said, it s a beautifully written manifesto, and I can see why Cusk was listed as one of Granta s young authors to watch.The tricky part of the novel is that it examines the tedium of the women s lives four women who are housewives, trapped on Arlington Park with husbands they don t [...]


    5. Les r flexions de ces quatre femmes que l on rencontre dans le roman transcendent le quotidien de m re au foyer L criture est tellement sensible et r fl chie qu elle nous impr gne de ce sentiment de mal tre des personnages Elle nous apporte aussi r fl chir sur l tre humain vs vie de couple vs vie en communaut vs soci t capitalisme etc et que petit petit dans cette ascension, il perd de son authenticit Mais au profit de quoi C est triste mais en m me temps universel comme r flexion et aussi n ces [...]


    6. If you re looking for a spot on skewering of middle class life in Britain, this is your book a meditation on a loosely connected group of men and women all living in the fictional suburb of Arlington Park It s bleak, and much of the narrative is mapped out through the internal monologues of key characters as they try to figure out what on earth they re doing living where they are, doing what they do They re self absorbed, depressed, casually racist, passively feminist, and unable to communicate [...]


    7. I have not read a work of Rachel Cusk before but the comments and extracts about her book concerning her journey and stay in Italy greatly interested me In the bookstore in Athens Arlington Park was the only book of hers that was available I was hesitant about buying it since it is female centered and Anglocentric and I am neither female nor English Nevertheless after I bought the book I was happy to read it since the use of the language is superb and the utilization of the latent possibilities [...]


    8. Arlington Park is a series of untitled unnumbered passages each one focuses on a different woman coming to grips with her suburban life s dissatisfactions This variation on a single theme comes dangerously close to making the narrative obsolete as a whole It s difficult to center one s attention on each separate character the women s identities responses almost merge into a single persona by the end That there is no worthwhile plot and each character s fate is indistinct from that of the others [...]


    9. We all understand that you never know what goes on behind your neighbors curtains, right We ve learned this from relationships, novels and every Lifetime TV movie ever made We got it The yards in the neighborhood might be beautifully groomed, the car in the driveway the latest model, the children all smiles at the bus top but peel back the veneer and voila The seamy underbelly of suburbia This is the territory that Rachel Cusk covers in her novel, Arlington Park.Have you read anything by Ms Cusk [...]


    10. Maybe it s only three and a half stars, but what is good is so good, and what s bad is mostly what leaves me frustrated with the utter grey bleakness in it I am okay with bleak, but it seems like after so much bleakness one usually finds a glimmer of possibility for change Other reviewers are dismayed that there is no room for difference with Cusk s politics I actually sort of delighted in sentences like Also, people of the Milfords sort preferred to think of the Randalls as non materialistic, a [...]


    11. Let me just start by saying that Cusk s prose is practically perfect every sentence is poetic and eloquent and fraught with purpose and meaning Although she depicts one side of motherhood the mind numbingly boring, annoying, miserable side , she fails to accurately capture the complicated nuances of it overall, which in turn, made me like her writing less and less as the book wore on so that by the end, I thought, Whew finally I m done with all of these horrid characters I wanted to like this bo [...]


    12. 5 vies, 5 parcours, dans la banlieue anglaise d Arlington park.5 femmes au foyer diff rentes, mais qui se ressemblent sur un point une vie qui oscille dangereusement vers le d sespoir.Sous une fa ade de vie de famille parfaite se cachent les r ves qu elles ont effac s pour s occuper des mari, enfants et maisons.Loin du regard humoristique port sur les desperate housewives de Wisteria Lane, l auteur nous d crit des portraits plus acides et amers Avis celui ou celle qui recherche une translation b [...]


    13. Arlington Park, by Rachel Cusk B Read by Jilly Bond, produced by Isis, downloaded through Audible.Frankly, I downloaded this book because it was read by Jilly bond, one of my favorite British narrators for British books Jilly was as good as usual, but the book itself was somewhat tiresome We go through a 24 hour period in Arlington Park, as deadly a British suburb as we could produce here in the U.S We have vignettes of several families where the wives stay home with the children and are increas [...]


    14. This books seems to balance between a kind of undeclared feminine manifesto and a story of sheered families The plot takes action during a single day It starts during dawn on a rainy night and the characters are introduced to us during the day All main characters are women Around them, husbands and children, and the life in an English suburb While they are introduced, the reader gets the feeling that they are unhappy and bit lost Like they are just trying to survive, for an unknown reason Juliet [...]


    15. I really enjoyed this book Maybe it is because I read it on a dreary, rainy February day The language and the descriptions were beautiful and evocative The first chapter about the rain totally captured me In a vivid way it brought back memories of raising my young daughters and being vaguely unhappy, bored but not in a desperate way She really captured the conundrum of the modern woman to be a loving mother and have a successful career and a happy marriage We see these women struggle with that I [...]


    16. No, just no Run far away The summary sounded good enough for a library book on tape to listen to while commuting, but this was rubbish 10 minutes describing falling rain or people in a park It was so tedious that I almost gave up several times and once actually said out loud thank god at the end of a CD The entire book was way too drawn out and overly descriptive to get to a point that could have been summed up in one page I kept hanging on because I didn t have another book on tape in the car a [...]


    17. Amazingly written and equally unbearable and bleak The utter desolation of these privileged, godless British mothers was enough to depress the bejeebies out of me for the duration of the three days it took me to read it Rachel Cusk is an inarguably brilliant writer, but my goodness I could relate in many ways to the ambivalence and even fleeting hatred of one s spouse and children it is real, and she is wise to remind us to acknowledge the dark side of the fairy tale as universal and normal but [...]


    18. Second in a row, depressing commentary on modern life But compared to Girls in White Dresses, this was so beautifully written and still a tinge of hope could be felt This story focuses on late 30 something women in a London suburb, each chapter a look into one woman s daily life They are all dissatisfied, seemingly searching for something to make their lives better, unable to appreciate what they already have Yes, we all have days and that is all we read, one day while raising kids and living li [...]


    19. Brilliant Fast becoming one of my favorite writers This one deals with a group of people living in a fictional suburb in England Arlington Park and their lives over the course of one day No one captures the minutia of the stresses of day to day life and the struggles and compromises of being a parent and a spouse like Cusk There are some great characters in this, some obnoxious mums and awful right wing husbands, petty snobberies and the whole awfulness of a trip to the soulness local mega mall [...]


    20. Das Buch handelt von Frauen aus gehobenen mittelst ndischen Familien, die in Arlington Park ein fiktiver Vorort Londons leben Es wird das Leben verschiedener Frauen betrachtet Ihnen allen zu eigen ist eine innerliche Unzufriedenheit und Leere.Sie sind versunken in ihrem t glichen trott.Manche stellen sich die Frage War das alles im Leben Ich habe noch nie so viel Hoffnungslosigkeit und Fantasielosigkeit die hinter einer gutb rgerlichen Fassade versteckt wird, erlebt.Dieses Buch hat mir aufgezeig [...]


    21. I gave this one a shot after not liking Saving Agnes her first all that much But perhaps I shouldn t have Cusk is great at dialogue, but there are many pages where it s very lengthy description and I tended to get a little bored I also this seems to be a trend for me love the premise a group of loosely connected women in a British suburb dealing with their lives and the ways that are bored and discontented with their lot It s smart, it s feminist, it s also a little boring.


    22. I thought it was beautifully written lovely turns of phrase First chapter entirely drenched in relentless rain captures Britain so perfectly in fact is just like it out there as i write Spot on description of teenagers further on in book Pitch perfect glimpse into lives of English middle classes Couldn t wait to read so followed it with saving Agnes again beautifully and intelligently written but didn t grab me as much.


    23. A novel that seems not to have a plot, and with that in mind is possibly a little long at 240 pages But I do disagree with previous reviewers that this book is dull There are actually NO stereotypes in Arlington Park, but in fact women and men struggling, often badly, against their prescribed existences I found it a moving, sometimes disillusioned, but always compelling account of the emotional discomfort of the physically comfortable.


    24. I really liked this style of writing I could relate to so many of the feelings thoughts that women in this book have and I m sure lots of my female friends would appreciate them also It personifies the constant pull for women trying to be a good mother wife friend without losing their own identity or becoming bored and boring I m keen to read her other books.


    25. Loved this it was a lucky discovery among the Orange shortlist and was captivated by its descriptions of suffocating suburbia Very Virginia Woolf Not to be dismissed as a pessimistic paean on the female condition, but rather to be considered a tribute to the the drama of ordinary people s lives.


    26. Completamente no feminino, 5 mulheres amigas, que n s deixam entrar em suas casas, nos seus casamentos, na sua maternidade e nos seus pensamentos mais ntimosem que nos revemos em alguns pensamentos e receios, e pensamos afinal n o estamos s s.


    27. Nedostat tuhle kn ku jako d rek, nikdy bych ji nedo etla I takhle jsem ji p elet la syst mem dv v ty na str nku a o nic jsem nep i la Dalo by se to cel shrnout jako st edostavovsk pani ky s d tmi e kokotiny Nudn napsan , p ern p elo en , ne t te to.


    28. a last panoramic glimpse of the city could be seen below of its eternal red and yellow lights, its pulsing mechanism, its streets always crawling with indiscriminate life It was a startling view, thought not a reassuring one It was too mercilessly dramatic with its unrelenting activity it lacked the sense of intermission, the proper stops and pauses of time The story of life required its stops and pauses, its days and nights It didn t make sense otherwise But to look at that view you d think tha [...]


    29. Want to read a book about oversold surrounding descriptions, depressed women and the blame game Then this is the book for you The characters are all mothers who feel they have lost their sense of purpose and life Over and over again the author blames the men in their lives because they murdered them But never giving any explanation as to how The characters clearly have options to change their life and they had options to not lead the lives down the paths they did But instead of mentioning those [...]


    30. Started out promising and couldn t carry the momentum through the book Generally well written line by line and I enjoyed the Wolfian influence, but some of the characters interior monologues became trite, predictable and flat Additionally, there was a character in the middle with no connection at all to the other characters, and what made this chapter seem out of place is that the narrative stepped out of the one day format of following all the other characters throughout the single day It made [...]


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