Неумолима любов

Неумолима любов

Ian McEwan Иън Макюън Иглика Василева / Jun 16, 2019

  • Title: Неумолима любов
  • Author: Ian McEwan Иън Макюън Иглика Василева
  • ISBN: 9789545294280
  • Page: 301
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      • Ian McEwan Иън Макюън Иглика Василева

        Ian McEwan was born on 21 June 1948 in Aldershot, England He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 He received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites the Whitbread Novel Award 1987 and the Prix F mina Etranger 1993 for The Child in Time and Germany s Shakespeare Prize in 1999 He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998 His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award 2002 , National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award 2003 , Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction 2003 , and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel 2004 He was awarded a CBE in 2000 In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader s Digest Author of the Year.McEwan lives in London His most recently published work is Nutshell 2016.


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    1. This is a mid-career novel by McEwan, 1997. It’s about erotomania, the syndrome characterized by the delusional idea, usually in a young woman, that a man whom she considers to be of higher social and/or professional standing, who may be a complete stranger, is in love with her. He sends her signs and messages that only she can interpret, keeping the delusion alive. It can occur in males too, as it does in this story, especially in men who have social disabilities; are disconnected loners with [...]


    2. In ____ (place/time), _______________ (name of character) does __________ (action) so that __________ (goal), but _________ (conflict!). This book is _______ (adjective), ______ (adjective), and made this reader _____ (verb).


    3. There is a vague memory of me watching the film adaptation of Enduring Love some years ago starring a pre-007 Daniel Craig, the fact I hardly remember a thing helped not to spoil the book, which turned out to be an interesting read, but was far from being anything particularly special. The story mainly consists of two vastly different men, Joe Rose, writer, model citizen, well respected, and Jed Parry, a strange obsessive lunatic. Enduring Love starts immediately with a set-piece of high tension [...]


    4. Even though I liked much of Choupette's review this morning, I disagreed with her conclusions so, although I'm clearly in the minority here, let me present my take. Choupette starts off by observingreally what the book is about is the conflict between a way of thinking based on logical scientific reasoning and one based on emotions. Literature, versus science: "Do the scientific illiterates who run the National Library really believe that literature is mankind's greatest achievement?" (or someth [...]


    5. Ian McEwan's novels tend to revolve around a single event, a single moment, or day. This day will change the character's life and everyone around them. It shows the past and the future spiraling around this one narrative point in the story. He's at his best in this format, and that definitely shows in Enduring Love. It is essentially a case study of a man suffering from extreme, disturbing delusions and a fierce obsession, and the man who struggles to deal with being the object of that obsession [...]


    6. Enduring Love is either a brilliant camp comedy or one of the worst attempts at serious fiction ever.Joe and his wife Clarissa are having a picnic when they spot a falling baloon. A man tries desperately to pin the balloon to the ground to save his son who's inside, traumatized.; Joe and a group of men who happened to be at the place run to help. The experiment goes bad; the man rolls to the ground while Joe and other men let go of the balloon. The balloon goes up into the air with one of the st [...]


    7. Read it years ago!!!A tragic accidentlove, guilt, moral dilemmaThought-provoking proseA terrific writer. One of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    8. Trying to describe the deeply intimate & personal with psychopathology this is precisely what made ‘Saturday’ the worst book ever contrived. (Emphasis on CONTRIVED.) Now, this dish is not devoid of that ingredient--it is again about a member of the upper class (DON’T EVER FORGET IT, dear reader!) crashing head-on with a creep-o misfit, a defective misanthrope who has this eerie pathological condition stalking the incredibly intelligent and quick-witted protagonist for pages… a neo no [...]


    9. Before I read (and amused myself by being overly critical about) Saturday by Ian McEwan, I'd also read The Cement Garden, Atonement, The Comfort of Strangers, The Child in Time and On Chesil Beach.Here are some Ian McEwan statistics based on my own reading habits:He's written 19 books so far and I've read seven of them which is representative of 36.84% of his total output (I've not included plays or short stories, just novels). Of these seven books, I have enjoyed four -The Cement Garden, The Co [...]


    10. Can this author really be the same man who wrote Atonement? I have now read enough of his books to know there is a range from horrid to sublime and a bit of everything in between, and this one is the in between. I hated the first half and almost tossed it in. I didn’t for the obvious reason, I wanted to know which of the two scenarios was right, who was the crazy man here? In the end, I realized, it didn’t really matter if Joe was right or wrong, he was still unbalanced, and he was still a v [...]


    11. Interesting to consider this as a precursor to Saturday: both have a scientist as the protagonist and get progressively darker through a slightly contrived stalker plot. Enduring Love opens, famously, with a ballooning accident that leaves its witnesses questioning whether they couldn’t have done more to prevent it. Freelance science journalist Joe Rose – on a picnic with his partner, Keats scholar Clarissa, at the time – was one of those who rushed to help, as was Jed Parry, a young Chris [...]


    12. Un altro McEwan doc. Un incidente su un prato durante un pic-nic, con la conseguente morte di un uomo, offre lo spunto per una serie di riflessioni sulla vita, sul nostro attaccamento ad essa, e sprofonda Joe in un incubo senza fine in cui si troverà da solo contro tutti, creduto a tratti pazzo, costretto a rivedere le sue priorità, i suoi desideri per districarsi nella giungla in cui all’improvviso viene scaraventato. Lo scrittore seziona l’animo umano con infinita meticolosità. Pensieri [...]


    13. Another brilliantly-written work that springs from a single defining event. McEwan does that a lot, this time it’s a ballooning tragedy, but the real purpose of it is to allow McEwan to explore his characters. Joe had been picnicking with his partner Clarissa when they see a man attempting to hold a balloon down to free a child trapped inside. Joe and five others run to help but through an unfortunate set of actions, one falls to his death. Thus two men meet: Jed is a lonely religious fundamen [...]


    14. Ugh, I hate giving such a low rating to a book by McEwan because he writes such beautiful prose, but the plot was such a letdown I also cannot justify giving it a higher one. McEwan's writing is beautiful, there is no doubt about that. I’d read Atonement, and it was as good as the movie made the story out to be. This book also explores some interesting ideas about love, trust, faith and reason. However, as interesting as the plot's premise isar God, what a disappointment at the end.I cannot be [...]


    15. Joe Rose, a science writer, has a traumatic experience, and then is stalked. I could never tell where this book was going, and I was surprised and thrilled by McEwan’s allegiance to truth that is nuanced, complex, and founded in the way we really feel and act, rather than manipulated via neat literary tricks that are so popular in commercial fiction and, to me, feel packaged.Enduring Love is my ninth Ian McEwan book and I now have a sense that I can group his work by certain characteristics. T [...]


    16. I've gone off Ian McEwan lately, for reasons I'm not particularly proud of. In short, I've started hanging with a 'better' (or, for political correctness, 'different') literary crowd, and now McEwan seems to me to be the province of the armchair literati, the people who like to read the Booker Prize winners, the people who are content to read pretty, sophisticated prose that looks nice but means nothing. Yes, I did that too, for a while, but the difference was that I was sixteen at the time, and [...]


    17. Ok, this is my 4th book by Mr. McEwen and was very satisfied with this book. I was hooked from the beginning and was bent over the book a lot when reading just anticipating what was going to happen next. You wondered who was the crazy one in the story and at the end you found out. There was forgiveness and happiness in the end but you have a thought of will it stay that way.I have read Atonement, Amsterdam, and Black Dogs by this author. The author is very good at keeping you thinking about what [...]


    18. I’d forgotten how deftly McEwan writes. The prose here is so vivid, it adds layers of complexity and introspection to an otherwise so-so plot. The opening chapter itself is worthy of 5 stars - I felt like I was actually witnessing the accident in real time, that the desperation, helplessness, horror, and guilt outlined on those pages were mine alone. Fantastic.


    19. I don't know about this book.On one hand, when all is said and done the narrative feels simply like an intricately-written case study, though occasionally punctuated with inconsistently glorious descriptions, for an odd psychological disorder that even with all of Ian McEwan's brilliance is still only mildly interesting.On the other hand, it's McEwan's wonderful writing combined with a first-person perspective, which gives us the rare treat of a character reflecting introspectively using all of [...]


    20. Enduring Love is Ian McEwan’s novel about two men, brought together initially by their involvement in a freak accident involving a hot air balloon. In the aftermath of this incident, our protagonist (Joe) finds himself in the awkward position (he’s an atheist) of being asked to pray with the man who ultimately ends up being the antagonist. He politely declines but the religious chap won’t take no for an answer and becomes deeply obsessed with Joe, proclaiming he loves him and that he knows [...]


    21. on fighting Joe has another kind of problem. His emotions are slow to shift to anger in the first place, and even when they have, he has the wrong kind of intelligence, he forgets his lines and cannot score the points. Nor can he break the habit of responding to an accusation with a detailed, reasoned answer, instead of coming back with an accusation of his own. He is easily outmanoeuvred by a sudden irrelevance. Irritation blocks his understanding of his own case, and it is only later, when he [...]



    22. Attention getting fast-paced first 3 chapters. Then the story gets a bit boring in the middle as the narration kept going on circles. I could not get the connection between the love of the couple for each other and the love that the crazy guy has for the male protagonist. However, the last 2 chapters including the 2 appendices really brilliant! It's my first time to read Ian McEwan and I am looking forward to read more of his works. I will be buying Atonement next month!


    23. Ian McEwan's Enduring Love and Saturday have some similar ideas. Culpability, survivor's guilt, do we ever really know anybody?, haves versus the have-nots from not only position of material things and social stats, but uneven mental playing fields. Hell, they have similar stories. In Enduring Love, an idyllic afternoon is ruined after a freak hot air balloon accident. Only one man really attempts to save the kid. Joe cannot go back to living with blinders on about himself. Sure, the guy was a B [...]


    24. Enduring Love has a simple but fascinating premise, which I was at least halfway familiar with before beginning the book (I think there's been a film version, which I haven't actually seen, but remember reading about whenever it came out). Joe Rose, a scientific journalist, is about to enjoy a reunion picnic with his girlfriend Clarissa when he witnesses an accident involving a hot-air balloon; he and a small group of strangers rush to help, but the incident results in a man's death. During thes [...]


    25. The third book in the Louise's picks arrangement – (view spoiler)[every quarter I get to pick a book she has to read and she gets to pick a book I have to read – Mutually Assured Reading (hide spoiler)]. Again, she's chosen to introduce me to an author that I've not read before: Ian McEwan. I knew almost nothing about this novel before starting it, except that I'd seen about 10 minutes of the film (starring Daniel Craig) so I knew it featured a balloon, a stalker and a homosexual obsession [...]


    26. On an idyllic spring afternoon, Joe Rose and his wife were enjoying a picnic, when their lovely day was forever changed. A hot air baloon, which had made a dramatic appearance into their scene, went out of control. Many people rushed to assist, but one man perished in their uncalculated attempts at rescue. Jed Parry, another of the would-be rescuers approached Joe, an atheist, and invited him to pray with him. This confrontation is merely the beginning of the turmoil that Parry created in the we [...]


    27. de Clerambault's syndrome (also known as erotomania) is when the affected believes that another person, usually a stranger, high-status or famous person, is in love with them. Enduring Love tells the story of a man (Joe) who becomes the victim of a de Clerambault's sufferer (Jed), we witness Jed's building obsession, the breakdown of Joe's and Clarissa's (his partner) relationship and most importantly, how mental illness can be just as devastating to the people surrounding the victim as the vict [...]


    28. What a wonderful, disturbing change to think of love as something sinister.I meant to just reach over on my bookpile next to my bed, snatch Enduring Love and read it for an hour or so before I got dressed and walked to school. I wound up hardly moving for the rest of the day and certainly not getting out of my pajamas because I just couldn’t put this down. An example: even the title made me think. I picked it up thinking that the word “enduring” was meant as an adjective to describe the ki [...]


    29. This was a strange beast. The novel deals with many topics, but its story is triggered by one extraordinary and almost unlikely event (yet interesting in its very convoluted construction): a helium balloon accident in which a small group of strangers try to rescue a boy, ending in a death and a subsequent ‘love’ obsession between two of the strangers, one of them being the narrator, Joe Rose. What follows is the story of the obsession, its effect on Joe’s relationship with his long-time gi [...]


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