Ilosophy The characters the dialogue and the situations in this book were so contrived Don t bother reading this one I picked this book p at a campground in Virginia and thought it would be a good read on the road I seldom give Real Service up on a book no matter how it is to get through Well after suffering through 84 pages Kyra was left behind in Vermont I tried no way I just finished this novel It is reallynusual it doesn t follow a simple narrative form which makes it intriguing Most of all it addresses that most basic of Crown Mitre uestions why do people who love each other messp I think the book is easier to Amagami Precious diary, understand if you ve read Carol Gilligan s book The Birth of Pleasure because this novel plays out almost as a fictional account of the issues she raises in that non fictional bookHow many books have you read in which the main characters are children of refugees from Nazi Germany who then themselves become refugees from Cyprus and Hungary respectively then endp collaborating on operas in European capitals as well as staying on islands off the coast of Massachusetts and WalesA good heartfelt and thought provoking read Carol Gilligan had a big affect on me years ago with her book In A Different Voice So I thought I would give this a try Not sure if it s the style or what the characters were doing with their lives but I just couldn t get into it Two academics have the love affair to end all love affairs I guess that is also remarkably dispassionate They are immigrants who survived brutal regimes and wars. Es a powerful attraction and they risk opening themselves to love once againWhen their love affair leads to a shocking betrayal Kyra’s fierce determination to see JAPAN 1/1M3. under the surface to know what was true and real brings her to Greta a remarkable therapist As the therapy itself repeats the themes of love and loss Kyra challenges its structure and the struggle that ensues between the two women opens the way to a largernderstandingPassionate and revolutionary Kyra is an
Actually it was less than okay but I take into account my subjective viewpoint and experience Secangkir Kopi Panas di Pilot Cafe uite simply I was bored Before the days of Goodreads I would ve put it down after 100 pp Now I feel an obligation to finish and review The writer s mantra show don t tell Gilligan not only told she reported In her reporting emotion I felt a distance from mine They were also bored Too much of the old story woman meets man man leaves woman deeplypset man shows p she believes him once againall without feeling Whatever Story of relationships women men women women music opera art architecture aesthetics psychology and analysis I found some of it nuanced and beautiful some theorizing obscure and the psychoanalysis and patient analyst relationship elusive as always Loved much of the music and aesthetics Carol Gilligan is a brilliant woman who has written a better than average debut novel I found the protagonist to be a fascinating woman and was especially interested in how beautifully Gilligan crafted descriptions of her career daily life and traumatic history The love story also was well drawn I think that the passages about her therapy were overly complex for this novel perhaps because I have read all Gilligan s scholarly writing my reaction to this was stronger and critical than people who have not done that reading will experience I thought the ending was weak although I think I got what she was trying to achieve with it My advice don t read books by academics who write a novel just to promote their ph. An nforgettable novel about love–and the first work of fiction by the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction bestseller In a Different VoiceKyra is an architect involved in a project to design a new city Andreas a theater director is staging an innovative production of the opera Tosca Both have come through political pheaval and personal loss Neither wants to fall in love Yet when she asks him “What is the opposite of losing” and he says “Finding” it galvaniz.
But somehow that doesn t really figure into anything Also there s a therapist and a really bizarre over thought nder developed client therapist relationship Also you pretty much have to love opera because they talk about Tosca non stop In the mid 80 s I met the author when she was teaching at Harvard and pushing the edges of gender studies So smart articulate visionary Gilligan s seminars and earlier research informed my work as an educator This first novel reflects all those Myself Among Others ualities and Literature opera architecture history and art are seamlesslly woven throughout the novel that deals with almostnspeakable loss and love I reread passages out loud for the sheer beauty of the words and writing and many times simply to nderstand The conversations among and between the characters are rich edgy and thought provoking I am left with much to think about and know I will reread the entire novel because I must Although certain aspects of this book were interesting eg learning a little bit about opera and architecture I wasn t able to feel any sort of attachment to the protagonist I couldn t relate to her and found her choices to be somewhat inexplicable and maddening which left me feeling less than sympathetic to her plight I also thought that the description of the book created an expectation that was not delivered pon The shocking betrayal wasn t overly shocking in my opinion and I found the whole therapy aspect of the story line to be tedious and that it didn t really add alot to the overall stor. Xuisitely written love story imbued with gentle humor This is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the most brilliant writers of our time“A triumph Carol Gilligan has always dazzled and moved How to Be an Even Better Listener us with her brilliant mind visionary wisdom and compassionate heart Now she givess as well an irresistible novel about the power of history to hurt The Robot Lovers us but the power of love to heal these wounds and redeems She is amazing” –Catharine R Stimpson From the Hardcover editi.
Carol Gilligan is Affiliated University Professor at New York University School of Law