by Rachel Cusk | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0374712360 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjeniwrenwing of Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on 1/8/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjeniwrenwing from Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Friday, January 08, 2021
A novel about writing and talking, self-effacement and self-expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self-portraiture in which that desire finds its universal form.

A woman arrives in Athens in the height of the summer to teach a writing course. Once there, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives.

Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out and his tales of fast boats and failed marriages, the storytellers talk of their loves and ambitions and pains, their anxieties, their perceptions and daily lives. In the stifling heat and noise of the city the sequence of voices begins to weave a complex human tapestry: the experience of loss, the nature of family life, the difficulty of intimacy and the mystery of creativity itself.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjeniwrenwing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, January 09, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (1/11/2021 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia


Outline reflects on the many ways encounters with others shape the self. The work follows Faye, a recently separated writer, as she travels from Britain to Athens to teach a writing workshop for a week. I truly love this novel described as auto fiction. It is completely plotless and just a series of conversations with various people she meets along her way. Beautiful writing gets me always.

Travelling to a wishlist tag recipient.

Journal Entry 3 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thanks for the tag, jeniwren. Looks interesting. I thoroughly agree about good writing, I’m happy to read almost anything if it’s written well.

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