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Chiara luce del giorno Chiara Luce Del Giorno Epub Author Anita Desai Ivogue.co.uk In Una Decrepita, Grande Casa Della Vecchia Delhi, Si Ritrovano, A Distanza Di Anni, Due Sorelle Non Pi Giovani, Bim E Tara La Prima, Nubile, Rimasta A Vivere Nella Casa Di Famiglia Mentre La Seconda Ha Sposato Un Diplomatico E Vive Da Anni Negli Stati Uniti La Casa E Il Giardino Sono Lo Spazio Concluso Entro Il Quale Si Svolge Tutta La Vicenda Nella Veranda Dove Oggi Conversano Le Protagoniste, Si Muovono E Conversano Gli Altri Membri Della Famiglia, Coloro Che, Ora Animandola, Ora Frustrandola, Hanno Segnato L Infanzia Delle Due Donne Sullo Sfondo Che Permea Tutta La Storia Familiare, L India Subito Dopo L Indipendenza, Il Dramma Della Partizione E Dei Profughi, I Massacri Di Mussulmani E Hindu, Il Giorno Dell Assassinio Di Gandhi.


10 thoughts on “Chiara luce del giorno

  1. says:

    It s startling when I collide into a book like this, one which silently commands me to follow its gaze into the abyss within and without and then casts a mocking glance my way, challenging me to take it apart piece by piece Theme Plot Imagery Structure Backdrop Sociopolitical significance I dare you to deploy words, sentences, phrases to probe the uncharted depths of my insight into the workings of the human psyche I dare you to remain inoculated against the power of this terrible and magnificent vision I create with these delicate brushstrokes, lush colours of a luminous childhood and the smoke grey splotches of thwarted desires, it says. And I look away in mortification Because how can I The room rang with her voice, then with silence In the shaded darkness, silence had the quality of a looming dragon It seemed to roar and the roar to reverberate, to dominate To escape from it would require a burst of recklessness, even cruelty. It is not a hitherto unencountered feeling This deep, reverential love for an author who makes her words throb with a dull, suppressed ache for the wounds of humanity and transfer that same stir to a reader s blood and bones And yet I tremble with the childlike joy and disbelief of an enthralled votary confronted with the spectacle of the divine for the very first time Unable to...


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    3.5 rounded up to 4 for now.I read this as part of the The Mookse and the Gripes project to revisit the 1980 Booker Prize Shortlist It is the first book I read from the shortlist and I cannot compare it with the other selections I usually write a review right after I finish a book but this time I needed to wait for a while as I did not exactly know how I felt about this novel While at the beginning I did not feel any connection with the writing it slowly grew on me and I ended up agreeing with the Booker jurors that it deserved to be shortlisted for the 1980 prize When I say that it slowly grew on me, I mean that I almost wanted to abandon the ship at some point but something in the writing kept me aboard As my GR friend Hugh wrote in his review, Its strengths are quiet ones his review can be read here I cannot pinpoint what I liked about the novel, maybe there was something in the laziness of the plot, the poetic and mesmerizing prose At its core this is a story about the disintegration of an Indian family at the time of the partition in India The novel starts in the present with the visit of an Indian woman, Tara, to her family home in Old Delhi She travels together with her husband, a diplomat who is not enthusiastic about spending time with Tara s family From the four siblings only two remain in the family home, Bim, the eldest daughter and Baba, the youngest, with special needs The home is u...


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    This is my final book from the 1980 Booker shortlist and possibly the one that surprised me most Its strengths are quiet ones at heart it is a family story in which very little happens indeed the Hindu family at its heart is part of the Old Delhi owning class, for whom work was not always a necessity The book deals with siblings orphaned and parted at the time of the partition of India, and specifically the relationship between Bim, who has remained at home partly to look after a younger brother Baba who has learning difficulties, and Tara, who married a diplomat when very young and spends most of her life abroad.In the first part of the story we meet Tara as she returns to her decaying childhood home with her husband, who would rather be with his own family in new Delhi This section is slow moving but necessary to establish the situation, and the tensions within the divided family gradually appear Bim is educated and works as a teacher, and is contrasted with the younger sister Tara, who was an apathetic dreamer as a child but has moved on to better things unlike her ambitious sister Much of the story concerns the elder brother Raja, who has moved away to Hyderabad and married the daughter of their Muslim landlord and former neighbour, creati...


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    We have passed every day from morning to night in pain,We have forever drunk tears of blood,Truth is, I like reading stories of uprooted and marginalized characters whose search for identities are embedded in a sense or memory of place rich with imagery Maybe for personal reasons I love when books explore the lives of characters who are considered outsiders those who may never fit a cultural expectation due to a myriad of reasons beyond their control Pardon my personal experiences that trickled into this book and later became the highlight of my reading ponder Anita Desai grew up with a German mother in India I grew up with an American grandmother in Liberia we both saw countries take different forms due to conflict I ll try not to digress with my very personal musings For here is a robust story of siblings who grow up similarly, yet each takes a different path to adulthood When the past and present merge, who is ever satisfied with his or her choices, and why is it so easy for another to begrudge a person s path in life Can one ever truly return home A part of her was sinking languidly down into the passive pleasure of having returned to the familiar like a pebble, she had been picked up and hurled back into the pond, and sunk down through the layer...


  5. says:

    A wonderful book set in 20th century India, about family, loss, grief and realisation Raised by a doting poor aunt and neglected by their parents, Bimla, Tara, Raja and Baba grow up in the backdrop of political conflict, their lives filled with poetry and play As they grow older and as life drifts them apart, their house in Old Delhi becomes a monument of times past as the main characters Tara and Bimla struggle to bridge past and present while confronting their failures and disa...


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    This is a sad book made sadder by the possibility that such fictional families might actually exist anywhere in the world.A family is one s anchor sometimes it also becomes the millstone around one s neck filling the one who goes out ahead in the world with chronic guilt and the one who is left behind with lasting resentment Desai s small unit, torn apart, standing in for a nation partitioned unable to come to terms with its loss The emotional poignancy an astute evocation of childhood making up for the sluggish beginning, I warmed up to it only from the third section onwards The writer tries a new spin on the tired old narrative of the all sacrificing elder sister by showing that we don t get to choose renunciation sometimes it s just thrust upon us.3.5 stars rounded off to 4 because people need to read Anita Desai.Sharing some quotes view spoiler No one, said Bim, slowly and precisely, comprehends better than children do No one feels the atmosphere keenly or catches all the nuances, all the insinuations in the air or notes those details that escape elders because their senses have atrophied, or calcified 173 She could not help noti...


  7. says:

    This novel about four siblings in pre and post partition India grew on me The opening pages were so slow, so atmospheric, the setting of Old Delhi was hot and dusty.these are all qualities I often find intolerable Desai is a quality writer Objectively, this is a high quality novel Family relationships are beautifully limned, atmospheres are so well described you feel like you are in the ho...


  8. says:

    This is a beautiful, tender drama about familial love and loyaly, coping and forgiveness It tells the story of contemporary India and the impact of political turmoil civil war on a family, the plummet into mental illness and how a family copes to protect and take care of its own Desai is a wonderful story teller I could feel the moist heat of India as I peered through the dim, heavy interiors of the family compound, hear the tro...


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    Shortlisted for the 1980 Man Booker Prize Isn t it strange how life won t flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forwards in a kind of flood There are these long still stretches nothing happens each day is exactly like the other plodding, uneventful and then suddenly there is a crash mighty deeds take place momentous events even if one doesn t know it at the time and then life subsides again into the backwaters till the next push, the next flood It is the summer of 1947, and a sickness has taken the country hostage A fever burns through the land, erupting in rioting pockets across what was once the crown jewel of the British Empire Flames spread, destroying structures that stood tall since the days of the Delhi Sultanate And as they fade, they leave behind an ashen strip, seared into the ground, rending the whole into two forever warring nations India and Pakistan Although confined to a Purani Dilli neglected by its White overlords, in the Das home, too, it proves a fateful sum...


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    I read this book as part of my directed readings course I m taking here in India, but unlike the other books, this one was written by a women, and also unlike the other books, this one was much less focused on India and much focused on family and everyday life.In a way I found it kind of refreshing Yes, it was about the Partition of India, but it was also about the partition of a family It had a very Forest Gump feel to it History happened, like the assassination of Gandhi, but it was mentioned as an event in these characters lives and not as some random event that shook history.In reading this book I was reminded of just how important sibling relationship are in India or at least, in traditional Indian values If you stop and think about it, siblings are the ones who will know you the longest Your parents will die, your spouse will have missed out on your childhood, and your children come much later Siblings are the ones who are there for the longest, and yet it is not something we seem to emphasize in our own culture Could you imagine planning your life around where your brother was going to live, or maintaining a good relationship so that marriage between your children was a possibility This all seems very foreign to us.Characterization was definitely the best part of this book We have a few ...


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