PDF/EPUB Dept of Speculation


  • Hardcover
  • 180
  • Dept of Speculation
  • Jenny Offill
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9781847088734

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review Å Dept of Speculation 108 Hat they have lost what is left and what they want now Written with the dazzling lucidity of poetry Dept of Speculation navigates the jagged edges of a modern marriage to tell a story that is darkly funny surprising and wise. She thinks before she acts Or properly she thinks instead of acts A character flaw not a virtue Dept Of Speculation is a short novel of a marriage It s told in 46 chapters composed of short paragraphs and almost aphoristic lines and uotes in 160 compact pages The narrator the Wife goes from being a young woman who considers being an Art Monster a person who lives solely for the creation of their art to a wife and a mother It s set mostly in Brooklyn but that shouldn t be held against it It s not one of those Park Slope mommy books that seem to be a thing lately I had mixed feelings about this book I found much of the writing to be great and the individual lines and paragraphs to be interesting sometimes in that fleeting kind of you are saying something exactly that I ve thought about before kind of way sort of in a less gloom filled way that reading EM Cioran can be But I had a hard time feeling involved in the story itself the characters the Wife the Husband the Daughter and the other nameless characters never felt like than wisps of ideas How has she become one of those people who wears yoga pants all day She used to make fun of those people With their happiness maps and their gratitude journals and their bags made out of recycled tire treads But now it seems possible that the truth about getting older is that there are fewer and fewer things to make fun of until finally there is nothing you are sure you will never be

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review Å Dept of Speculation 108 They used to send each other letters The return address was always the same Dept of Speculation They used to be young brave and giddy with hopes for their future They got married had a child and skated through all the small. 6 starsI m doing my inarticulate book clutching thing

Summary Dept of Speculation

review Å Dept of Speculation 108 Calamities of family life But then slowly uietly something changes As the years rush by fears creep in and doubts accumulate until finally their life as they know it cracks apart and they find themselves forced to reassess w. The subject of this book is the same as Elena Ferrante s The Days of Abandonment the husband strays yet the writing couldn t have been handled differently To write like Ferrante you need a grasp of literatureTo write like Offill you need an American education and access to the internet Ferrante wears her education lightly there are little if any references to great writersOffill doesn t let you forget who she s in touch withOffill talks a lot about artFerrante asks you to judge whether she s succeeding at it Ferrante s bad behavior is understandable given the contextOffill s bad behavior is without context expecting you to take it on faithFerrante s narrator is in contact with people who are strangersThere are no people outside of Offill s privileged circle the few that get a mention are dispatched in a line or twoOffill s use of profanity is meant to show that we re not dealing with a total suare Don t cook don t fuck what do you doFerrante s use of profanity comes with a threat of real violenceFerrante embeds her irony in the spaces of a paragraph enriching the story with this bedrockOffill is not unlike most of our generation if you cannot express irony in the snappy one liner it s nowhere to be foundOffill speaks honestly to be understoodFerrante speaks honestly because the truth of what happened is importantOffill s anger knows the law will eventually back her up things just aren t working out right now That s the source of her humor or why she is so funny according to the blurbsFerrante s anger knows that there s no safety net for these intermittences of the heart Offill believes that Zen Buddhism is a philosophy about achieving one s peace of mindFerrante understands that Zen is a place in Japan or put it this way an ability to accept anything that comes your way including death A fragment in Ferrante s mind are the spaces that can never be filledA fragment in Offill s mind are places awaiting their facts never to be connected of course that would be too ironicalFerrante understands that sympathy is as fickle as a husbandOffill hopes the husband will eventually come aroundTo sympathize with Ferrante is to understand something important about women s consciousnessTo sympathize with Offill is to leave that part out of the euationOffill writes like she ll be admired once her book comes outFerrante writes like the only thing that can admire you is time


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