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And when it feels a little odd or difficult, remember that the experience you are having is the very subject of the book.

Writing is no guarantee of immortality, nor, perhaps, is it important. Dus dat zij de de hele wereld in al zijn verscheidenheid inademde en indronk. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

At least not in my first reading. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Dec 22, Nathan “N. If somewhere on earth the wounded are finished off with rifle butts, that means somewhere else people have to be singing and rejoicing in life! Een shishkni van verhalen in verhalen waar je helemaal in verdwaalt; een duizelingwekkend spiegelpaleis van motieven die zich vermengen en vermenigvuldigen zodat je de rode draad soms volkomen verliest; een gigantisch tableau waarin beelden zich vermengen en waarin grenzen van tijd en ruimte totaal worden overschreden; en dat alles van duizelingwekkende schoonheid.


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Maidenhair – Mikhail Shishkin

My full review of this fabulous book can be found at The Quarterly Conversation: There is no simple plot to follow. Since he has lived in Zurich, Switzerland.

Despite its breadth, the novel is a closed system, and everything and everyone in it is ultimately an incarnation of something else.

The list could go on forever, the themes are huge, the book is a page-turner, not in the sense of plot-twists, but in the sense that every page contains a new revelation. Maidenhair seems like an unusual novel, first offering one thing then another, and certainly not offering some story with a nice arc from beginning to end.

Towards the end, he rephrases Hamlet — “The time will be back in joint when we meet again and I put my head on your knees” — and she refers to scientific discoveries about the unstable nature of time, “heaped up like thick porridge”.

A big, odd novel, well worth experiencing. Nu werd ik weer omvergeblazen door “Venushaar”: Aici totul este literal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

My advice to a fellow reader is: No story is ever new, nobody is ever the first person to tell it, or have it happen to them. Het boek bestaat uit meerdere elkaar beurtelings afwisselende verhaallijnen, die zelf al vol zitten met verrassende zwenkingen en verbazingwekkende beelden, en dan nog vaak in elkaar overlopen ook. Maidenhair seems like an unusual novel, first offering one thing then another, and certainly not offering some story with a nice arc from beginning to end.


The complete shishkkin ‘s Review:. It is also about our deep awareness of all of these in our day-to-day lives and our relationship to time.

Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin

That means it’s all very simple. Paperbackpages. Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin. Decided not to assign “stars” for this thanks to mmaidenhair inconsistent, distracted, impatient reading. More by Mikhail Shishkin. Shishkin’s writing is both philosophically ambitious and sensually specific, evoking the rain on a dacha roof, the smell of blossoming lime trees, or the stink of human corpses.

Het bootje, die sprookjesachtige metafoor, vaart dus verschillende verhalen binnen, en gaat dwars door alle grenzen heen