KotiRyhmätKeskusteluLisääAjan henki
Etsi sivustolta
Tämä sivusto käyttää evästeitä palvelujen toimittamiseen, toiminnan parantamiseen, analytiikkaan ja (jos et ole kirjautunut sisään) mainostamiseen. Käyttämällä LibraryThingiä ilmaiset, että olet lukenut ja ymmärtänyt käyttöehdot ja yksityisyydensuojakäytännöt. Sivujen ja palveluiden käytön tulee olla näiden ehtojen ja käytäntöjen mukaista.
Hide this

Tulokset Google Booksista

Pikkukuvaa napsauttamalla pääset Google Booksiin.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A…
Ladataan...

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2013; vuoden 2014 painos)

– tekijä: Karen Joy Fowler

JäseniäKirja-arvostelujaSuosituimmuussijaKeskimääräinen arvioKeskustelut / Maininnat
3,0542173,285 (3.84)2 / 270
Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life... There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. So now she's telling her story; a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice... It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you're telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern, don't feel bad. It's pretty hard to resist.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:PaulaCheg
Teoksen nimi:We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Karen Joy Fowler
Info:Plume (2014), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 320 pages
Kokoelmat:ebook
Arvio (tähdet):
Avainsanoja:-

Teoksen tarkat tiedot

Olimme ihan suunniltamme (tekijä: Karen Joy Fowler) (2013)

  1. 40
    Ole luonani aina (tekijä: Kazuo Ishiguro) (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Though it is less witty than We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Never Let Me Go is another poignant and insightful story about biological experimentation and human identity. Both novels feature lyrical prose, well-developed characterization, and haunting tones of melancholy.… (lisätietoja)
  2. 00
    Await Your Reply (tekijä: Dan Chaon) (Ciruelo)
  3. 00
    Apinatalo (tekijä: Sara Gruen) (cataylor)
    cataylor: animal rights
  4. 00
    Come, Thou Tortoise (tekijä: Jessica Grant) (JenMDB)
  5. 11
    The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (tekijä: Benjamin Hale) (vwinsloe)
  6. 33
    Kaikki isäni hotellit (tekijä: John Irving) (Limelite)
    Limelite: Eccentric family members, family dynamics, coming of age, with an animal in the middle of it all, only not a bear in Fowler's novel. Two intelligent and original novels of similar experimentalism and high quality.
  7. 11
    Huikean nerokas sydämeenkäypä merkkiteos (tekijä: Dave Eggers) (Laura1124)
  8. 01
    The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society (tekijä: Frans de Waal) (marieke54)
  9. 01
    The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory (tekijä: Carol J. Adams) (susanbooks)
  10. 01
    Simpanssini Washoe : yhteinen matkamme..ja mitä simpanssit opettivat meistä ihmisistä (tekijä: Roger Fouts) (marieke54)
Ladataan...

Kirjaudu LibraryThingiin, niin näet, pidätkö tästä kirjasta vai et.

englanti (213)  merirosvokieli (1)  hollanti (1)  saksa (1)  Kaikki kielet (216)
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 216) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
An unusual coming of age story about a family which decided to co-raise their daughter with a chimpanzee. The father, who was a psychologist, felt it would be a great opportunity to study both the chimp mind and the human mind. The protagonist, Rosemary, was not aware of any of this. She thought Fern was her sister, as did her brother Lowell. She was not aware, until years later, that she and Fern were the center of a longitudinal experiment.

After a traumatic incident which resulted in Fern being sent away to some unknown fate, Rosemary grew up forever uncertain of her place in the family. Her brother soon left home, blaming Rosemary for Fern departure. Rosemary's mother was often debilitated by depression, and Rosemary, raised for her formative years among an ape, had chronic difficulty fitting in with the human world. She spent much of her life suppressing troubling memories and behaviors. Later, her brother would return bearing with him disturbing truths about what happened to Fern.

This is a novel about family, human development, and the cruelty of animal testing for purposes of scientific research. ( )
  Juva | Jun 9, 2021 |
I'm not going to really review because it's pretty hard to without revealing spoilers. The narrator is quirky and dysfunctional, and the writing is fresh, insightful and original. Enjoyed the read! ( )
  lonetree1972 | Jun 1, 2021 |
I found this an unusual, curious book. Part family story, part animal rights tale, and a finalist for the Man Booker, its theme concerning the relationship of human beings to their natural environment and other species somewhat reminds me of Lab Girl and Overstory and a few of Kingsolver’s books. The “big reveal” happens around page 70; if you don’t want the spoiler, don’t read on.

[SPOILER ALERT] The story of a rather odd, academic family (the father is a professor) that adopts and raises a chimpanzee named Fern as one of the three children, it is told from the perspective of the “other” daughter, Rosemary, nearly the same age, so they’re raised as “twins” until Fern and Rosemary are around five years old. When Fern leaves, it wreaks emotional havoc on the entire family, especially the mother, who has a nervous breakdown, and the brother, Lowell, who becomes a fervent animal activist.

There is a piercing clarity to the language; Fowler has the knack of succinct, brutally frank observation and a delicately allusive style, drawing upon everything from Shakespeare plays to Schrodinger’s cat to convey Rosemary’s lived experience. I found myself underlining as I read, especially at the moments when I winced with sympathy or grinned wryly in understanding. One theme is the problematic nature of memory—what we remember and how that memory is overwritten or effaced. But to me, it seemed the large overarching theme is how rules and conventions govern the ways we communicate—including the inevitable failures and purposeful omissions (due to repressive social norms, say) as well as the misunderstandings that stem from talking too much or simply because words and gestures (for chimpanzees as well as humans) are not fixed in meaning. An early example: “One day, a package of junior-sized tampons was left on my bed along with a pamphlet that looked technical and boring, so I didn’t read it. Nothing was ever said to me about the tampons. It was just blind luck I didn’t smoke them.”

Another: [Father] told [his mother] he was running a Markov chain analysis of avoidance conditioning. He cleared his throat. He was going to tell us more. We moved to close off the opportunity. Wheeled like a school of fish, practiced, synchronized. It was beautiful. It was Pavlovian. It was a goddamn dance of avoidance conditioning. “Pass the turkey, Mother,” my uncle Bob said.

Another: No more politics, Grandma Donna had said as a permanent new rule, since we wouldn’t agree to disagree and all of us had access to cutlery.

The secret purposefully withheld from the reader (that Fern is a chimpanzee) is revealed around page 70; our narrator is very aware of the conventions of storytelling, which is (after all) yet another form of communication. An inveterate talker as a child, Rosemary explains that her father (who has tired of her long recitals) advises her to start a tale in the middle. She also leaves holes in the text: “My father made a crude joke … If the joke were witty, I’d include it, but it wasn’t.”

This was a quick, enjoyable read for book club. It is the first book I’ve read by Fowler, but I will look up her others. ( )
  KarenOdden | May 25, 2021 |
This review originally appeared at Full of Words.

Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is a family saga with a twist. Unfortunately, the marketing and summaries of the book don’t try very hard to hide that twist, so if you somehow manage to read the book without knowing it, I am very impressed.

The good news is that I knew the twist and it didn’t ruin the book for me, but I do wish I could have experienced it completely fresh. The bad news is that the fact I even mentioned that there was a twist is probably telling you more than you should know.

Fowler is an interesting author. Her early works and short stories are best described as “slipstream” or “magical realism”, but she’s most well-known for The Jane Austen Book Club, a bestseller later adapted into a movie. Nothing fantastical happens in that book or in her newest novel, but as I read them, my awareness of her history as a fantasist was always at the back of my mind.

Even when Fowler’s books are technically realistic, they seem to hover on the edge of the strange. Reality is thin wherever she turns her gaze, even if it’s only upon an overly personal discussion of the complete Austen. That sense of oddness is probably why I’m drawn to her books, regardless of the subject.

Rosemary, the narrator of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is weird and broken and compelling in a million different ways. She barrels through life, trying to run from her past and her family, but never quite escapes from her many failures and disappointments. She’s an unreliable narrator disappointed by her inability to pin down the truth.

The problem is that she can’t actually remember what happened between her and her sister when they were young, but she knows that it broke her family apart, and isn’t that almost the same thing? Over the course of the novel, Rosemary unpacks her past, dancing towards truth and only veering away when she realizes that her own biases and imaginings have become more authoritative than factual.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is quietly devastating, but it’s also funny and strange and next door to the unreal. Reading it made me misty-eyed more than once, and I always consider that a point in favor of a book. I absolutely loved it.

Full disclosure: Although I received a free review copy of this book from Net Galley, I actually listened to the audiobook. ( )
  unsquare | Feb 16, 2021 |
Huh. Well, that wasn't what I was expecting.

I'm not really sure what I was expecting, or what I got. Anyway, it's a well-written, entertaining, readable and thought-provoking novel about a young woman whose background is unusual and does much to shape who she is and how she behaves. (I know that's sort of what everyone's background does, but it's probably moreso in her case.)

4* because I enjoyed it and would recommend it. Not 5* only because I'm mean about my 5* ratings and you have to make me really fall in love to get one. ( )
  DebsDd | Jan 18, 2021 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 216) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Fowler, best known for her novel “The Jane Austen Book Club,” is a trustworthy guide through many complex territories: the historical allure and dicey ethics of experimental psychology, not to mention academic families and the college towns of Bloomington and Davis.
 

» Lisää muita tekijöitä (9 mahdollista)

Tekijän nimiRooliTekijän tyyppiKoskeeko teosta?Tila
Karen Joy Fowlerensisijainen tekijäkaikki painoksetcalculated
Berna, LauraKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
del Rey, SantiagoKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Falk, CeciliaKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Hegedűs Péter,Kääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Hirata, GeniKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Ingendaay, MarcusKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Karhulahti, SariKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Lalechère, KarineKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Mangold, KatharineKertojamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Scherpenisse, WimKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Turró, AnnaKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Sinun täytyy kirjautua sisään voidaksesi muokata Yhteistä tietoa
Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
Kanoninen teoksen nimi
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Alkuteoksen nimi
Teoksen muut nimet
Alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi
Henkilöt/hahmot
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät paikat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät tapahtumat
Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Epigrafi (motto tai mietelause kirjan alussa)
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
... Your experience as apes, gentlemen—to the extent that you have something of that sort behind you—cannot be more distant from you than mine is from me. But it tickles at the heels of everyone who walks here on earth, the small chimpanzee as well as the great Achilles.

—Franz Kafka, "A Report for an Academy"
Omistuskirjoitus
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
In memory of the wonderful Wendy Weil, champion of books, animals, and, in both categories, me
Ensimmäiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Prologue
Those who know me now will be surprised to learn that I was a great talker as a child.
So the middle of my story comes in the winter of 1996.
Sitaatit
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
What I found in books was daughters indulged and daughters oppressed, daughters who spoke loudly and daughters made silent. I found daughters imprisoned in towers, beaten and treated as servants, beloved daughters sent off to keep house for hideous  monsters. Mostly, when girls were sent away, they were orphans, like Jane Eyre and Anne Shirley, but not always. Gretel was taken with her brother into the forest and abandoned there. Dicey Tillerman was left with her siblings in a parking lot at a shopping mall. Sara Crewe, whose father adored her, was still sent away to live at school without him. All in all, there was a wide range of possibility, and Fern's treatment fit easily inside it.
Where you succeed will never matter so much as where you fail.
Viimeiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Erotteluhuomautus
Julkaisutoimittajat
Kirjan kehujat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Alkuteoksen kieli
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Canonical DDC/MDS

Viittaukset tähän teokseen muissa lähteissä.

Englanninkielinen Wikipedia

-

Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life... There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. So now she's telling her story; a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice... It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you're telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern, don't feel bad. It's pretty hard to resist.

No library descriptions found.

Kirjan kuvailu
Yhteenveto haiku-muodossa

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Karen Joy Fowler's book We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Pikalinkit

Suosituimmat kansikuvat

Arvio (tähdet)

Keskiarvo: (3.84)
0.5 1
1 13
1.5 3
2 45
2.5 17
3 206
3.5 95
4 396
4.5 89
5 205

Oletko sinä tämä henkilö?

Tule LibraryThing-kirjailijaksi.

 

Lisätietoja | Ota yhteyttä | LibraryThing.com | Yksityisyyden suoja / Käyttöehdot | Apua/FAQ | Blogi | Kauppa | APIs | TinyCat | Perintökirjastot | Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijat | Yleistieto | 159,082,988 kirjaa! | Yläpalkki: Aina näkyvissä