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Milena Busquets

Teoksen This Too Shall Pass tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

This Too Shall Pass (2014) 422 kappaletta
Gemma (Catalan Edition) (2021) 24 kappaletta
Les paraules justes (2022) 13 kappaletta
Hombres elegantes (2019) 11 kappaletta
HOY HE CONOCIDO A ALGUIEN (2014) 7 kappaletta
De verloren vriendin roman (2021) 3 kappaletta
Meine verlorene Freundin (2022) 2 kappaletta
Ensayo general 1 kappale

Associated Works

Diary of a Mad Housewife: A Novel (1967) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset366 kappaletta

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Maa (karttaa varten)
Barcelona, Spain
University College, London



Instantáneas de una vida. Un lienzo impresionista de momentos vitales: alegrías, dolor, recuerdos, anhelos…

La madre fallecida hace años, pero cuya presencia se sigue sintiendo; la niñera de la infancia en Cadaqués; los hijos que crecen; los buenos y malos amantes; los editores, las lecturas, la escritura; los solitarios baños matutinos durante el verano; las pequeñas cosas que hacen que la vida merezca la pena; el encuentro fortuito con un amigo de la infancia ya olvidado y el hallazgo de un viejo amigo de la madre cuya pista se había perdido…

Instantáneas de una vida. Un lienzo impresionista de momentos vitales: alegrías, dolor, recuerdos, anhelos… Una suma de elegantes piezas breves que conforman un mosaico: lo que hemos dejado atrás, lo que atesoramos en la memoria y lo que está por venir; la persona que fuimos, la que somos y la que acaso seremos en el futuro.

El lector está invitado a sumergirse en páginas escritas con una mezcla precisa de hondura y frivolidad, de coquetería y sensatez, de exaltación y sosiego.

Un libro breve y de apariencia liviana, que esconde mucho más de lo que desvela a primera vista. Un destilado de evocaciones, emociones y experiencias convertidas en literatura.
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bibliotecayamaguchi | May 17, 2024 |
This is a short, languid novel of the narrator's sadness and ennui in a seaside town in summer where she grew up. After her mother's death, she is stunned by grief using drugs, sex and alcohol to cope as she looks back at memories of her mother, her boyfriends, her two ex-husbands, while contemplating mortality. The author offers some lovely passages: "Nacho belongs to the summer just like the boating trips do, or the naps in the hammock, or the freshly baked bread we buy straight from the oven on our way home after being out all night, kneaded by the arms of drowsy men who watch us devour it with sad eyes." Or "I could describe each and every corner of my mother's house. I know and remember the changing colors of the mahogany shelves where she kept her books, from mahogany to garnet and finally black according to the time of day and when dusk fell. I know the exact temperature of my father's hands, like bread fresh out of the oven, and in a snap I could draw you the half-empty glass of red wine he always kept in the kitchen."

I could smell the Med at Cadaques and the fresh bread. Not much happens, little plot, but moments and musings, yet I wanted to pick the book up every evening and be back in Spain. Maybe it has a Catalonian sensibility, the painful loss she feels, the distanced lovers, her two young sons, close friendships with women, the warmth of the sun, the sleeplessness. Who is the narrator once she is no longer a daughter? "I will never be seen through your eyes again," she says in the imaginary conversation with her belated mother which threads through the book.

"A seductive voice" says the back of the book, a "summery, sexy , cool," "one of the most elegant books you'll read" declares the French paper. So the seductive elegance enticed me enough to finish the book in a day or two.

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featherbooks | 119 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
I liked her lack of pretence in dealing with the grief for her mother. There are beautiful passages and I personally could relate to the experience.

As for her lifestyle, friends, ex -husbands, lover (and potential new lover) it felt like a description of experiences of long ago. There was a feeling of disconnection between what she tried to convey as her life in the present time and the people and experiences she was describing. Kind of escapism... or was it intentional?
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Acia | 119 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 6, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
I enjoyed reading the book but found it a bit slow. The author did a good job of presenting the grief aspect but found it a little lacking in understanding the dead mother but perhaps that is why we find it hard to understand
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ritaiorfida | 119 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2024 |



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