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Transit The stunning second novel of a trilogy that began with Outline, one of The New York Times Book Review s ten best books of In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions personal, moral, artistic, practical as she endeavors to construct a new reality for herself and her children In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has, until now, avoided, and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to, and believe in, lifeFiltered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed Outline, and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate, the value of suffering, the moral problems of personal responsibility, and the mystery of change In this precise, short, and yet epic cycle of novels, Cusk manages to describe the most elemental experiences, the liminal qualities of life, through a narrative near silence that draws language toward it She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one s life and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk one of The New York Times Book Review s ten best books of In the wake of family collapse ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk a writer and her two young sons move to London The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions personal [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk moral [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk artistic ❰PDF❯ ✓ The Customer-Funded Business Author John W. Mullins – 9facts.co.uk practical as she endeavors to construct a new reality for herself and her children In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has [PDF] ⚣ The Affair ✯ Emma Kavanagh – 9facts.co.uk until now ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✩ – 9facts.co.uk avoided ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor ❤ – 9facts.co.uk and to consider questions of vulnerability and power ❮KINDLE❯ ➜ Dr. Simon Forman ❤ Author Judith Cook – 9facts.co.uk death and renewal ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Susannah (Sunfire, Author Candice Ransom – 9facts.co.uk in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to [Reading] ➹ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars ➯ David Sutton – 9facts.co.uk and believe in [EPUB] ✹ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – 9facts.co.uk lifeFiltered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist ➲ Charity Girl Read ➺ Author Georgette Heyer – 9facts.co.uk Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed Outline ❰Ebook❯ ➠ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, Author Martin O& – 9facts.co.uk and offers up a penetrating and moving reflection on childhood and fate ➩ Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, Ebook ➯ Author Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk the value of suffering [Reading] ➽ Sisters of Treason ➳ Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk the moral problems of personal responsibility [Reading] ➿ Murder on the Thirty-first Floor By Per Wahl√∂√∂ – 9facts.co.uk and the mystery of change In this precise ❰KINDLE❯ ✽ Union, Travail, Justice Author Jonathan Edelstein – 9facts.co.uk short [Download] ➽ Madame de Pompadour ➽ Nancy Mitford – 9facts.co.uk and yet epic cycle of novels [PDF] ✈ This Side of Paradise Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk Cusk manages to describe the most elemental experiences ❄ Biscuit kindle Epub ❦ Author Miranda Gore Browne – 9facts.co.uk the liminal qualities of life [PDF / Epub] ☀ Selected Poems from the Divan-e Shams-e Tabriz By Rumi – 9facts.co.uk through a narrative near silence that draws language toward it She captures with unsettling restraint and honesty the longing to both inhabit and flee one s life and the wrenching ambivalence animating our desire to feel real


10 thoughts on “Transit

  1. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    I watched as the reader glanced up from the page, sat for a moment without moving, then closed the book That episode about the dog, she said, turning to me, the episode where the creative writing student succeeded in conveying to the class that his dog was beautiful even though he didn t know how to explain it initially What exactly did you intend in that episode I asked what she thought I had intended Well, I m inclined to think you were making a point about the old show versus tell c I watched as the reader glanced up from the page, sat for a moment without moving, then closed the book That episode about the dog, she said, turning to me, the episode where the creative writing student succeeded in conveying to the class that his dog was beautiful even though he didn t know how to explain it initially What exactly did you intend in that episode I asked what she thought I had intended Well, I m inclined to think you were making a point about the old show versus tell chestnut, she said While she had been reading Outline, she told me, she had had the thought that the book was something of a manifesto proclaiming that telling can be as powerful a tool in writing as showing , and she had continued to ponder that notion as she made her way through Transit When she had read the passage where the second student insisted that the first student show the class that the dog was beautiful instead of just telling them he was beautiful, she had thought I was setting readers up for a demonstration of some kind And you were, she said There were layers and layers of telling in the following pages, she went on, as readers were given not only the narrator s version of the first student s account of his involvement with the beautiful dog, but also his story of the woman he met in Nice, and her involvement with the same breed of dogs And that story in turn included a story about a man the woman had met years before who trained such hunting dogs At the end of that series of dog stories, which the reader claimed she had read with increasing interest, she told me that she understood why the dog was beautiful and that she had become completely reconciled to my recounting technique, although while reading Outline, and even earlier sections of this book, she had felt frustrated by it.I asked her why she had chosen to continue reading something that had frustrated her I m interested in your project, she answered, which is why I picked up the second book, in spite of the amount of pluperfect tense I was certain it would contain She had never come across the word had used so frequently in a text, she said, smiling But, in spite of the pluperfect tense and the eternal recounting, she had been intrigued by the inner workings of a writer s life that were occasionally revealed in the books She imagined the text as giving a glimpse of the way writing is arrived at Or not arrived at, she added, turning to me with a quizzical look, since the narrator of both books, who is a writer after all, she pointed out, didn t seem to be in writing mode during Outline or Transit, yetEven while she was speaking to me about Faye not being in writing mode in the two books that existed in spite of that fact, she herself had taken up her iPad and had been typing furiously I asked her what she was doing She took a minute to answer, her fingers flying across the virtual keyboard Oh, you know, she replied at last, something akin to what you and Faye do with your students, your hairdresser, your builder, the people you meet on planes and at literary forums What exactly do you mean I asked, already anticipating the answer I m using you, she said And then she pressed Save


  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Transit book 2 in the Ouline Series , was so incredibly magnificent from the start that by the first touch of my finger turning my ebook Kindle page to the next still only 1% read half way down the page my eyes were watering After I read these words after the already eye catching ears popping very noticeable opening first sentence on the page before , these next set of words destroyed me, enlightened me, gifted me, putting me into an almost hypnotized trance space for mos Transit book 2 in the Ouline Series , was so incredibly magnificent from the start that by the first touch of my finger turning my ebook Kindle page to the next still only 1% read half way down the page my eyes were watering After I read these words after the already eye catching ears popping very noticeable opening first sentence on the page before , these next set of words destroyed me, enlightened me, gifted me, putting me into an almost hypnotized trance space for most of the book Especially yesterday 65%% of it I read before having a root canal The remainder part of the book I read early this morning savoring what I had left to read but that trance was lifted I was back to normal type reading is there such a thing Well I wasn t having a type of out of body experience any longer I was in my present day THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT TURN ON A PANORAMIC VIDEO OF MY ENTIRE LIFE YESTERDAY She could sense the email continued that I had lost my way in life, that I sometimes struggled to find meaning in my present circumstances and to feel hope for what was to come she felt a strong connection between us and while she couldn t explain the feeling, she knew too that some things ought to defy explanation Rachel Cusk s writing continued and continued to be so exquisite, I almost couldn t contain it And it was as though through osmosis, I knew the narrator Faye was going to tell us a story about A GUY Sure enough, the first story was about an ex boyfriend she walked out on years ago oh it s about muchthan that but that s enough without spoiling the story itself While reading Rachel s MAGNIFICENT WRITING GUT PIERCING BEAUTIFUL past memories were rapidly displaying themselves on the invisible theater screen in front of me People places things which I haven t thought about in years came flying by faster and faster I couldn t hold onto them I was on the verge of tears often re reading sentences from Rachel s book while the slide show of my life kept flashing photos, feelings, memories There was Art. The psychologist from New Jersey We lived together in Oakland for two years He was great He s still great On the night of our engagement party at a Chinese Restaurant in San Francisco with our family all attending I came home from my afternoon job in Berkeley, The Pant House , across from Sproul Plaza from UC Berkeley my part time job while going to school , gave him about 200 worth of guys clothes with my 40% discount bought a lot of clothes and gave him my engagement to marry ring back to him I said I m sorry, I can t I m sooo sorry JUST LIKE THAT.I walked away Other memories many different types kept coming And not to worry there wascompletion to the Art story but not for years Today he is married still a therapist has adult kids still a wonderful guy We have a little connection still today The FLOOD of memories kept coming Bluebirds camp fire girls in grammar school sweetest friends then leaving them moving away. loss Patterns of bolting in my younger years Those fears of getting hurt, left, created intimacy issues for me for awhile until I did some growing healing as many of us have had to do especially those who came from broken families death in mine at a young age etc Rachel taps into all issues below the surface She s not only a talented writer but very aware of the human conditions profoundly Ron.My boyfriend in 8th grade We spent 3 hours each night on the phone together Ron is still my friend today But at some point in the school cafeteria I took his ring off that was around my neck , walked up to the boys table and threw it at him in front of all his friends Years later he told me he deserved it We re still friends today But so many memories of leaving loss surfaced Luckily I didn t feel the pain this time around More I studied them observed them Was it Rachel s intention for us to look at our own stories when she wrote this I have no idea I also have no idea how other readers will react I only can report what happened to me More run away memories from every guy I kept running from kept flashing in front of me It wasn t a proud moment But I didn t beat myself up over it any longer Rather I just noticed I don t run any I also will hang in to solve problems with anyone today if they are willing Other memories of feeling lost on campus in college came back confused in a bad space with the Vietnam war going on I was a straight arrow ex cheerleader gymnast, still a virgin , who didn t know how to be Lots of memories of my two very close girlfriends Renee and Lisi since junior high.Years and years of activities friends so many I love with all my heart silly times quiet times regretful times ongoing and ongoing.then moved through marriage children my years with Paul Katy and Ali who got married this month My sister.my temple local community aging Goodreads present day Transit reads like linked stories conversations observations and interactions Past memories changes facing them and accepting them and current life..The depth of Rachel s stories reaches down into a space inside us layers deeper than we usually go on a normal day but she does something specular it s possible she invites readers look at their BEST SELVES their most honest vulnerable self Remarkable and meaningful. Transit was deeply personal It s LIFEfamily, love, breakups, marriage, children, Home Renovation one of my favorite stories, as I saw symbolism , writing conference, oh.and a funny story in a beauty parlor Obviously, as you can see, I found this book emotionally affecting I was going to begin Kudos , today..but since I m still recovering from yesterday s root canal enjoyment, I m going to listen to one of my Audiobooks in the yard instead But I ll read Rachel s next book soon Tea time over too Blessings love to the Goodreads community my friends


  3. Jaidee Jaidee says:

    5 refreshing, uproarious, precise stars 7th Favorite Read of 2018 Award In 2016 I read Outline, the first in this trilogy by Ms Cusk and was blown away by her prose, her train of thought and the clarity of her understandings I wanted and neededof her prose pronto and that book was my Bronze award of the year I was looking forof the same in this sequel but was not prepared for a very different sort of book Instead of pristine distillations of thinking and insight I was imm 5 refreshing, uproarious, precise stars 7th Favorite Read of 2018 Award In 2016 I read Outline, the first in this trilogy by Ms Cusk and was blown away by her prose, her train of thought and the clarity of her understandings I wanted and neededof her prose pronto and that book was my Bronze award of the year I was looking forof the same in this sequel but was not prepared for a very different sort of book Instead of pristine distillations of thinking and insight I was immersed in somethingearthy, moving from the mind down into the throat and staying here We have hereof an interactional book about characters interpersonal experiences rather than their musings We meet a variety of very interesting self absorbed characters that share their experiences with our heroine Faye who has moved back to London and is renovating her new house.We meet her ex boyfriend, a few fellow writers, a gal pal, a new writing student, a cousin and his new family, an Albanian renovator and two twisted downstairs neighbours Faye does not process, judge or even emotionally react She simply absorbs and is like a mirror to others experiences while she glides like a skater through her own life This book is also at many junctures, hilariously funny and even the ridiculousness of some of the situations become profundities and ideas to reflect upon Ms Cusk never even closely goes near slapstick, cheap histrionics or sentimentality Each fact is whole on its own but also contributes to the kaleidoscope of lived life Ms Cusk I love the way you write and the way your mind works In vernacular, you fuckin rock


  4. Adam Dalva Adam Dalva says:

    I loved this an improvement on Outline It has the same intensely observed, rigorous sequence of encounters, but here, the stakes are slightly higher, as our lead buys a flat set up in part 1 , goes on a date, and struggles with downstairs neighbors When tension and curiosity are added in to Cusk s extreme talent, the result is a book I flew through It WORKS as a part 2, but would also, surprisingly, function as a stand alone.


  5. Trish Trish says:

    It is strange, I suppose, for me to describe this trilogy of books as though they were thrillers, but they acted that way upon my consciousness I read them out of order, 3 1 2, so I will discuss the totality of them in recognition of their separateness There was a propulsiveness to the story as told by Faye, writer and teacher, former wife and current mother, and narrator of these three slim volumes These easily contain some of the best writing I have enjoyed for many years.The perspective in It is strange, I suppose, for me to describe this trilogy of books as though they were thrillers, but they acted that way upon my consciousness I read them out of order, 3 1 2, so I will discuss the totality of them in recognition of their separateness There was a propulsiveness to the story as told by Faye, writer and teacher, former wife and current mother, and narrator of these three slim volumes These easily contain some of the best writing I have enjoyed for many years.The perspective in these novels is female, but Cusk gives us a wide range of male personalities to consider She is not cruel, though it may be true she leaves out that divine spark that gives the male its essence, its truest expression Her observations are deep enough to border on psychoanalysis, giving us the material with which to draw the conclusions It is fortunate she is so funny because we recognize then that this is fiction Real life is never so funny Is it The final scene in this novel recalls the title of a memoir of hers, The Last Supper, which is definitive, even conclusive, in some way I have no idea whether the two are related in subject matter, but somehow I am tempted to believe they are One leaves the dinner party shattered, with only shreds of one s understanding of what makes a good spouse, a good parent intact Everything we understood about marriage and parenting has been challenged and we are distraught to realize the only thing left of our understanding is that love must be in the equation somewhere Scratch that Everywhere In great abundance.As a set piece, this scene has no parallel that I know of in modern literature The utter compulsion with which we listen to each new voice, each new revelation, gives the book its thriller aspect What new terror is around the turn in the conversation Parenting is something about which everyone has opinions Even when we think we don t, as soon as someone else acts, we realize that oh yes, we do indeed have opinions.During the dinner party, and several times in the course of this series of novels, Faye takes calls from her own sons, who for one reason or another are on their own while she is away We see how she reacts, and sometimes, though not always, we learn what she says We form opinions about her in these moments Can anyone disapprove of how she handles these intimacies We have to ask ourselves why she includes these moments in her novels Is she modeling how she thinks love manifests I think it may be so.This narrator, I should remind everyone, is practically invisible in these novels She had a few opinions in the first novel, delivered to a man she met on an airplane and about whose life she really shouldn t have had much to say, since he was essentially a stranger to her Opinions like these gradually peter out over the course of the novels and when she is asked directly for her opinion on some topic, she may instead offer a memory of something that happened to her that could be construed as an answer She uses this technique in her writing classes as well She is challenged when she is teaching writing sometimes that she does not actually teach, and her novels make no sense What we learn is that her questions in class about classmates experiences are meant to expose those things worth writing about, and how to get to that kernel each time I think we can assume the author Cusk interrogates herself and her experience in this way to get to stories, though that can never account for the alchemy that makes these books literature.Struggling through her days as a single mother of two boys, Faye manages to engender rage in the residents below her second floor flat She determines to hire someone to soundproof the floor while updating the cabinets and finds the most expressive, articulate, introspective builder who reveals he would prefer to live somewhere completely blank where there s nothing, no colors, no features, maybe not even any light Similarly, she finds a hairdresser who casually makes the deepest cuts To stay free you have to reject change Later, Faye will tell an old friend, Freedom is a home you leave once and can never go back to Does she mean freedom, or innocence Are they the same Still later yet Faye wll say to that same friend that desire and self control are not the whole story when we speak of ourselves in the world There is also something that happens that some call fate but others might call powerlessness This phenomenon may be especially observable in relationships, when other have will, but not, perhaps, exclusively It is existential, a reason there are gods.Completely convinced of the potency and success of this trilogy, I am surprised to see how many of my fellows in literature did not share my opinion She tried something unique in these novels that began as an answer to critics of her autobiographies It worked I am eager to discover all I can of her writing, and believe she should be close to the top of the list of our best for what she delivers and how she delivers it Kudos indeed.Heidi Julavits interviews Rachel Cusk after the publication of Transit in 2017 Silence, she said, is going to become a very powerful thing


  6. Violet wells Violet wells says:

    Always happy to read Rachel Cusk even though I m still to love any of her books without reservations Her early novels now all blur together in my mind There was often a sense that the conventions of plot she chose were stifling her gifts as a writer They were usually beautifully written and observed novels but showed little special flair for narration, their reach like a day out rather than a three week adventure holiday The book of hers I most enjoyed was her account of a family trip to Ita Always happy to read Rachel Cusk even though I m still to love any of her books without reservations Her early novels now all blur together in my mind There was often a sense that the conventions of plot she chose were stifling her gifts as a writer They were usually beautifully written and observed novels but showed little special flair for narration, their reach like a day out rather than a three week adventure holiday The book of hers I most enjoyed was her account of a family trip to Italy The narration wasinteresting She carried something of thisdirect autobiographical voice through to Outline In that book there was a sense of a writer struggling to write herself out of a crisis of confidence, very like Nicole Krauss in Forest Dark Not only confidence in herself as a novelist but also in the limitations of the novel as a form The narrator in Transit is having her ruined house renovated and while this happens she reports a series of conversations she has with people involved in her life, often migrant builders also struggling to build a structure for their lives We soon come to understand the ruined house with the nightmare neighbours is very much emblematic of her life and the novel investigates without much sense of hope the possibilities of restoration It was a novel that made me think a lot about the role moral judgement plays in our reading of novels Judgement is what Faye, the novel s narrator, with her pliable passivity, her defensive reticence, seems to be hiding from throughout the book, as if the less she tells us about herself the less she can be criticised Ironically, her neighbours, who barely know her, hold her in absolute moral contempt This perhaps is an easy device to win over our sympathy for Faye But with each conversation we learn a littleabout how she has reached this point in her life, though this often involves the necessity of reading between lines At one point she writes It was as if she was trying to intercept my vision of her before I could read anything into what I saw And this is very much what Cusk does with the reader It s interesting that Cusk was sued and lambasted for her two non fiction books It s as if, on the one hand, she found her voice in those books and on the other hand then found that voice denied her Outline and Transit are the result a mischievous form of fiction that poses as autobiography but tells usabout the nature of the world her character is living in than about the character herself


  7. Hugh Hugh says:

    This continues the pattern started in its predecessor Outline Once again the narrator Faye remains something of a blank cipher and most of the story is generated by the people she talks to, a shifting cast that allows Cusk to cover a wide range of subjects, experiences and situations There is a bitof Faye s own life in this one as she moves back to London and deals with builders and difficult neighbours, but for the most part the observational pattern is maintained.As always the writing This continues the pattern started in its predecessor Outline Once again the narrator Faye remains something of a blank cipher and most of the story is generated by the people she talks to, a shifting cast that allows Cusk to cover a wide range of subjects, experiences and situations There is a bitof Faye s own life in this one as she moves back to London and deals with builders and difficult neighbours, but for the most part the observational pattern is maintained.As always the writing is beautiful, honest, smooth, funny and incisive, making the book a pleasure to read, but ratherdifficult to convey in a succinct review A typical line from early in the book Besides, Clara needed relatives it was Diane s view that bringing up a completely undamaged child was in bad taste.The final section in which Faye attends a dinner party and tells the stories of her fellow guests and their children is particularly effective and entertaining Highly recommended, and perhaps even better than Outline


  8. Julie Ehlers Julie Ehlers says:

    Rachel Cusk s dreamlike Outline, about a writer s trip to Greece in the aftermath of a divorce, was one of my favorite novels of 2015 Wandering in the languid heat of Athens, the main character, Faye, is something of an empty vessel, less supplying her own narrative than simply listening to the stories of the people around her but all of these stories, viewed through Faye s eyes, are about her just as much as they are about the students, dinner companions, and fellow travelers who pass through Rachel Cusk s dreamlike Outline, about a writer s trip to Greece in the aftermath of a divorce, was one of my favorite novels of 2015 Wandering in the languid heat of Athens, the main character, Faye, is something of an empty vessel, less supplying her own narrative than simply listening to the stories of the people around her but all of these stories, viewed through Faye s eyes, are about her just as much as they are about the students, dinner companions, and fellow travelers who pass through her life Transit continues Faye s story, but the narrative is brought back to England and, at the same time, firmly back to earth There s a theme of renovation of tearing things down, learning to live with the dust and the noise, and hopefully ending up better than ever, but I think, as the title might imply, we re in a period of transition here in the period of dust and noise and the resulting novel was, sadly, less satisfying for me Faye s conversations with other characters, as in Outline, all seemed to reflect her current situation one way or another, but the structure felt ill suited to the tale this time around, the level of detail the characters supplied ultimately straining both credibility and my patience Outline and Transit are the first two books in a proposed trilogy While a sense of ongoingness has been an important theme in this new work by Rachel Cusk, I have to admit I m hoping the dust settles in the third volume and we see some indication that all this work has, for better or worse, actually been leading somewhere


  9. Kalliope Kalliope says:

    And here I am transiting between the first and final volume of Cusk s trilogy For Transit this is.Some time had passed since I read Outline and I picked up its continuation, so very different and so similar One has to guess that we are with the same narrator as in the previous volume She reveals so little herself that the reader has to pick up one hint here, one there, to make sense of an individual existing at all and of her being the same one Each chapter reads almost like a detached short And here I am transiting between the first and final volume of Cusk s trilogy For Transit this is.Some time had passed since I read Outline and I picked up its continuation, so very different and so similar One has to guess that we are with the same narrator as in the previous volume She reveals so little herself that the reader has to pick up one hint here, one there, to make sense of an individual existing at all and of her being the same one Each chapter reads almost like a detached short story in which we listen to the conversation with a different character, and we get to hear their story , for the voice of the protagonist keeps almost in mute, except for her promptings to her interlocutor Gradually some themes begin forming Fate, or destiny, is put on the page right from the start and we are to follow if in effect fate has the upper hand in the narrator s life Language and writing receive the focus in a couple of chapters, and these lead to the subject of representation as being sometimespowerful than nature, as when one of the talking characters avows that she takes photographs of food instead of eating it But representation of course requires the onlooker, an audience I imagined her in the dusk of a Paris garden, untouched in her white dress, an object thirsting if not for interpretation then for the fulfillment at least of an admiring human gaze, like a painting hanging on a wall, waiting.So may be the narrator, in her search of her life that she senses to be in flux, is looking for a guide in the interpretation of others, and this leads her to think that solitude is not being imprisoned in one s perceptions but a state that would allow for a shared consciousness May be this is the key to the string of dialogues in lieu of voicing out herself Ad this detachment leads onto the notion that living is like reading a book we just plod along wanting to know what comes up next Transitions, such as renovating one s house, meeting people on the street, translating a text into another language, changing one s hairstyle, giving free rein to desires, moving to another country, listening to a fortune teller, or taking refuge in the repetition of familiar sensations Or writing Or reading And of the American painter that is mentioned in the novel, Marsden Hartley, I have chosen his version of C zanne s and Picasso s Mount Saint Victoire view spoiler Picasso is buried nearby He bought a mansion near the mountain so that he could look at C zanne s vision every day, but he chose not to paint it himself hide spoiler This is another kind of transition Now on to transit further and pick up Kudos Reading about Mahler in another very different book I come upon this notion another take on Trasition Shortly before Mahler was born, Wagner wrote to Mathilde Wesendonk I should now like to call my deepest and most subtle art of transition for the whole fabric of my art is based upon such transitions The Ninth s first movement is the high point of Mahler s own practice in the deep and subtle art of transition, or organic expansion, of continuous variationview spoiler The Symphony A Listener s Guide hide spoiler


  10. Teresa Teresa says:

    I had found out , I said, by listening than I ever thought possible.In this second installment of a trilogy, the narrator Faye only named once, as she was in the first book, Outline continues her listening project, though withof letting us into her life She comes across as emotionless, almost affectless but there s no way she is She just isn t telling us, or even showing us, how she feels As with one event in Outline, I supplied the emotion, though it didn t happen until near t I had found out , I said, by listening than I ever thought possible.In this second installment of a trilogy, the narrator Faye only named once, as she was in the first book, Outline continues her listening project, though withof letting us into her life She comes across as emotionless, almost affectless but there s no way she is She just isn t telling us, or even showing us, how she feels As with one event in Outline, I supplied the emotion, though it didn t happen until near the end.We don t really know how Faye feels during the struggles of house renovation, nasty neighbors, dealing with children, andWe don t know how she feels when the unnamed Chair of a literary festival makes a pass at her We get only one hint of her emotion when another character, after asking Faye a question, notices she s blushing.Despiteglimpses into her life than in the first book, this book basically follows the same structure of recording, in Faye s words, the stories of others The most effective of these is the story of a beautiful dog, an example of showing not telling in Faye s writing class, when she is initially silentl as a student takes the teacher role After finishing the book, I thought of the beautiful dog in contrast with the nasty neighbors pitiable dog The image of Faye s torn up house as being seen through exists as a comparison to an earlier story told by one of the renovators His story is of the house he built in Poland for his family he purposely designed it to seem as if it had no outer or inner walls There s evento be parsed.A scene near the end is a perfectly rendered one of almost absurdity, of almost laughing then almost crying not by the characters, but by the reader Also near the end, a character elaborates on how he had to train himself from subconsciously wanting comfort food to consciously desiring the delicacies he now creates I wonder if this is what Cusk is trying to do for her readers Though I ve commented on the end, there s nothing to spoil in this book it s all in the writing


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