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Re described as above were accurately describedI m sorry but the only positive thing I have to say about this collection was that most of the stories were at most 6 8 pages and so the that most of the stories were at most 6 8 pages and so the was in sight for ach of them to put me out of my misery You might ask why I continued to read it s just my style Plus I really liked her two other works that I had read SS Proleterka and Sweet Days of Discipline and was the reason why I ordered this book as well as another collection of Her Short Stories Last short stories Last I ll probably sit on that for a month So I can only give this collection 2 stars Stories that were good in my yes difficult for me to define Right Now Were I Am The Brother now were I am the Brother XX The Black Lace Veil Tropics But I am not sure you should go by what I say I just read the reviews see below and they are positive than Iso this could be what s not good for the goose is good for the gander Just a couple of notes I had to look up a couple of words Words perhaps you know lugubrious mournful gloomynot the first time I saw this wordI guess I keep on forgetting its meaning and mimetized imitative mimicry One story An Encounter in the Bronx involves her and the famous neurologist writer The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks at his house in the Bronx and then ating at a restaurant I guess she knew Dr Sacks In another story last story of the collection The Saltwater House she mentions a number of real life characters alive or deceased Ingeborg Bachmann Roberto Calasso her husband Italo Calvino Josef Schwarzenberg Uwe Johnson In two stories one or characters are taking sleeping pills on a chronic basis including Rohypnol I m a pharmacology geek Here is a review of the book by none other than the translator Gini Alhadeff was written in Italian It s a very well written review about her Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life editing Jaeggy s work and her writing style and personality Very good review about Jaeggy s oeuvre In these short stories some only a few pages long Jaeggy proves herself to be a poet of despair She writes in one story Creation can be an act of destruction and that feels like a good tagline for many of these stories There is a muted violence in them suicides and murders but all smothered under a blanket of mute suffering A young man who felt loved only by his sister but nevertheless believes she used him for his drama kills himself An orphan taken in by anlderly woman burns her alive Despite the intense drama there is a curious lack of feeling in these stories Brief Crazy Love even terse they are moments that contain lifetimes It s amazing how much story Jaeggy apparentlyffortlessly compacts into a few pagesThe writer is apparently something of a recluse She has had few friends that she speaks of other than the famous writer beloved by me Ingeborg Bachmann w This is something of a it s not you it s me review as Fleur Jaeggy is clearly a wonderful talented writer but this type of abstract short story isn t really to my taste indeed had it not come as part of my And Other Stories subscription a publisher I am proud to support it is a book I would have been unlikely to readSo despite the two star review an author I would still. Ys one step ahead or to the side of her readers’ xpectationsIn this her long awaited return we read of an ‘eerie maleficent calm a brutal calm’ and recognise the timbre of a writer for whom a paradoxical world seethes with uiet violencePraise for Fleur Jaeggy‘A wonderful brilliant savage writer’ Susan Sontag ‘Fleur Jae. ,

Recommend to others Rather than my review below I would Instead Direct The Reader To1 One Of My Favourite Stories direct the reader to1 One of my favourite stories the collection Perfect Choice which is availab I m nchanted and disturbed This is a the collection Perfect Choice which is availab I m nchanted and disturbed This is a book of very short stories some only two pages There s no traditional sense of plot or character development I would call her style gothic minimalism It s the sense you get when you know you re all alone but you see something move swiftly from the corner of your ye Crystalline laconic sentences Death theology and the anxious paranoid heart at the centre of all unhappy families Love in its contorted form deeply claustrophobic poisonous deadly Characters range from suspicious siblings to deranged husbands to devoted 13th century mystics to a fish in a restaurant auarium It s the final story a loving tribute to Ingebord Bachmann stripped of all sentimentality that s light as air Her stories will haunt meMy full review appears here Reading Fleur Jaeggy for the first time after a couple of mediocre litfic novels was like having a glass of ice cold water thrown in my face on a hot day Invigorating refreshing and something of a relief if not xactly what you would describe as pleasantJaeggy writes in staccato sentences and writes of the indistinctly strange Her prose is the kind that forces you to sit up straight and pay attention A single paragraph can contain so much that you will needwant to read it five times before moving on to the next This is partly because details sometimes seem to be mentioned randomly or related in the wrong order but read again and it will become clear very word is A haunting collection of 21 short stories the strongest of which Black Heart, Red Ruby evoke feelings of claustrophobia discontent nostalgia and sadness Jaeggy s stories center around some common themes family dysfunction personal losses traced across time and generations traces of staggering inhumanitymbedded in history s arc In many of these stories time seems to xist in layers making it possible to see shadows of the past in the present In my favorite story in the collection Negde we follow Iosif Brodsky on a walk to the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights during which he moves from Brooklyn to St Petersburg and time moves from across the 20th century to the 21st century They saw them burning from the Promenade s uiet zone They witnessed the destruction They were there the spectators they saw them burn reflected in the water The windows seemed to reawaken Fire on the bay Iosif may know that they are no longer there The two towers are missing There in front of the Promenade The glint of vil They left grief and an abyss that are not wiped away by a hand or by words Iosif revisited the Neva Then Turned Back Elsewhere then turned back Elsewhere night without shadows in the month of May he wrote by that light The light was clear rosy faint Now he writes in the dark All he needs is a sheet of paper and ink as long as darkness lasts Every place is to him a mental city called Negde which in Russian means nowhere And Iosif would go nowhere so as to breathe A volume recommended for its revealing Jaeggy s ability to New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood evoke so much pain and longing in so few word. Ggy’s pen is anngraver’s needle depicting roots twigs and branches of the tree of madness Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey extraordinary’ Joseph Brodsky ‘She has thenviable first glance for people and things she harbors a mixture of distracted levity and authoritative wisdom’ Ingeborg Bachmann ‘Small scale intense and impeccably focused’ New York. ,

Sono il fratello di XX35 stars rounded up Not because the writing is flawed The writing is Superb But Does Not but does not my present mood it seems This lady read a book Sometimes she wears glasses Sometimes she does not She likes chocolates The room smelled of vanilla The light changed She finished it with uiet fury She was put in a cage Exuisite highly polished little gems of mostly abstract tale tellingThese stories are uintessential Jaeggy cool brainy slightly perverse Settings and descriptions are kept to a minimum characters are rarely named and motions are controlled While violence is nearly always in the background Jaeggy manages to maneuver her protagonists in such a way that we rarely see them ngaging in it violent denouements are almost always a fait accompli or something we think may happen in the future as readers we rarely see any character doing anything and outcomes are left to our imagination This curiously detached telling allows Jaeggy to indulge in some outrageous scenarios without ЯED ever making themxplicit or too unsettling to absorb incest child abuse sadism and domestic violence all feature in these stories but in such a way that they never seem too shocking or gross we read we observe and only at the nd do we feel uneasy as what we ve read sinks in and spreads out Jaeggy somehow manages to make her readers complicit without giving us a chance to know uite what it is we re condoning Her work is unsettling for that reason and that s also why I recommend it Not as compelling as the novels or the ssay collection but these thematically linked micro fictions are well worth reading Pick hits Title story The Last of the Line Negde Agnes Tropics Names The Hanging Angel FK The Salt Water House I had this book on my coffee table in my living room for two weeks and I couldn t bring myself to open it I think it was the description of the to be read stories that made me reluctantI would inevitably read something The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs else over the 2 week period Here were the descriptions one from the publishers of the book and one from the Paris Review A wife is suspended in a bird cage a thirteenth century visionary senses the flesh of Christ on her tongue for the blasted glory of it a homeless orphan immolates the aristocrat who took her in Whether telling of mystics tormented families or the inner lives of famously private writers Jaeggy s terse telegraphic prose is always psychologically clearyed and deeply moving always one step ahead or to the side of her readers Moreno expectations In this her long awaited return wexperience her erie maleficent calm a brutal calm and recognize the timbre of a writer for whom a gothic world seethes with uiet violence JimZ I don t reckon an orphan immolating an aristocrat as uiet violence but maybe I am splitting
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I Am brother of XX is twisted and hypnotizing and somehow downright lovely Reading it is not unlike diving naked and headlong into a bramble of black thorn bushes so intrigued you are by their beauty it s a swift prickly undertaking and you merge the other nd bloodied all over There are 21 stories in this collection I did not understand a number of themand others that we. A wife is suspended in a bird cage; a thirteenth century visionary senses the foreskin of Christ on her tongue Fleur Jaeggy’s gothic imagination knows no limits Whether telling of mystics tormented families or famously private writers Jaeggy’s terse telegraphic writing is always psychologically clear yed and deeply moving alwa. .