O lume se destramă

O lume se destram Tatal literaturii africane moderne asa cum l a numit scriitoarea Nadine Gordimer Chinua Achebe este fara indoiala cel mai celebru scriitor african al momentului Asupra acestui fapt au cazut de acord

  • Title: O lume se destramă
  • Author: Chinua Achebe AngelaDupleschi
  • ISBN: 9781602570818
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tatal literaturii africane moderne asa cum l a numit scriitoarea Nadine Gordimer, Chinua Achebe este fara indoiala cel mai celebru scriitor african al momentului Asupra acestui fapt au cazut de acord nu doar membrii juriului care in 2007 i au decernat Premiul Man Booker International, ci si publicul pasionat de literatura din intreaga lume, avand in vedere faptul ca d Tatal literaturii africane moderne asa cum l a numit scriitoarea Nadine Gordimer, Chinua Achebe este fara indoiala cel mai celebru scriitor african al momentului Asupra acestui fapt au cazut de acord nu doar membrii juriului care in 2007 i au decernat Premiul Man Booker International, ci si publicul pasionat de literatura din intreaga lume, avand in vedere faptul ca doar romanul sau de debut Things Fall Apart O lume se destrama , Colectiile Cotidianul Literatura 62, Ed Univers, 2008 s a vandut in peste 10 milioane de exemplare Exista in aceasta carte, dincolo de exotismul subiectului, dincolo de luxurianta unei naturi cu care nu sintem familiarizati, un zumzet permanent, aproape nedeslusit, al lumii care se destrama Daca ar fi trait cu un secol sau doua inainte, probabil ca Achebe ar fi fost un vraci, un intelept al tribului, un talmacitor al semnelor din jur Si ar fi trait in lumea intacta a neamului Igbo din Nigeria, masurind zilele intr un calendar care acum nu mai exista, numind anotimpurile dupa cum rodeste ignamul Din fericire pentru cititori, Chinua Achebe este contemporanul nostru si si face datoria fata de istoria poporului sau O inchide intr o carte tulburatoare unde lumea care se destrama va continua, totusi, sa traiasca in pagini de o frumusete salbatica Ioan T Morar

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    1. How To Criticize Things Fall Apart Without Sounding Like A Racist Imperialist:1. Focus on the plot and how nothing very interesting really happens. Stress that it was only your opinion that nothing interesting happens, so that everyone realizes that you just can't identify with any of the events described, and this is your fault only. 2. Explain (gently and with examples) that bestowing daddy issues on a flawed protagonist is not a sufficient excuse for all of the character's flaws, and is a dev [...]

    2. “The drums were still beating, persistent and unchanging. Their sound was no longer a separate thing from the living village. It was like the pulsation of its heart. It throbbed in the air, in the sunshine, and even in the trees, and filled the village with excitement.” - Chinua Achebe, Things Fall ApartThis is a book of many contrasts; colonialism and traditional culture, animism and Christianity, the masculine and the feminine, and the ignorant and the aware (although who is who depends on [...]

    3. I read this many years ago as a teenager, before it was as well known as it is today, and then I read it again in college. Readers often expect imperialism to be dealt with in black and white. Either the author desires to see native ways preserved and consequently views any imperial attempts as immoral and threatening, or he's a Kipling-style "white man's burden" devotee who believes non-European cultures ought to be improved by supervision from their European "superiors." Yet Things Fall Apart [...]

    4. Achebe’s protagonist isn’t a very nice man. In reality he is an asshole. I don’t like him. I don’t think anyone really does. He is ruthless and unsympathetic to his fellow man. He grew up in a warrior’s culture; the only way to be successful was to be completely uncompromising and remorseless. His father was weak and worthless, according to him, so he approached life with an unshakable will to conquer it with his overbearing masculinity. ”When Unoka died he had taken no title at all [...]

    5. My son and I had a long talk about this novel the other day, after he finished reading it for an English class. Over the course of the study unit, we had been talking about Chinua Achebe's fabulous juxtaposition of different layers of society, both within Okonkwo's tribe, and within the colonialist community. We had been reflecting on aspects of the tribe that we found hard to understand, being foreign and against certain human rights we take for granted, most notably parts of the strict hierarc [...]

    6. The act of writing is strangely powerful, almost magical: to take ideas and put them into a lasting, physical form that can persist outside of the mind. For a culture without a written tradition, a libraries are not great structures of stone full of objects--instead, stories are curated within flesh, locked up in a cage of bone. To know the story, you must go to the storyteller. In order for that story to persist through time, it must be retold and rememorized by successive generations.A book, s [...]

    7. الأشياء تتداعى يبدو أنني لا أتعلم من الدروس!! أجلت الكتابة عن هذا الكتاب كثيراً، انتهيت من قراءته في نوفمبر الماضي، وها قد مرت سبعة أشهر وهو ينتظر على مكتبي بإذعان!! قرأت كثيراً وكتبت كثيراً، ولكنه رغم جماله وقوته بقي مؤجلاً، فقط لأنني ويا للحمق كنت أرغب في أن أكتب عنه أفضل، و [...]

    8. In this classic tale Okonkwo is a strong man in his village, and in his region of nine villages. At age 18 he beat the reigning wrestling champion and has been an industrious worker all his life, a reaction to his lazy, drunkard father. He lives his life within the cultural confines of his limited world, following the laws that govern his society, accepting the religious faith of his surroundings, acting on both, even when those actions would seem, to us in the modern west, an abomination. While [...]

    9. Y'know when you read a novel that is just so stark and bare and depraved that you know it's going to stay with you for a very long time? Yep, it's happened guys. It's happened. This novel ruined me. Ugh it's so great and so horrible. It's what Yeats would describe as a "terrible beauty". Read it, let it wreck you, and bathe in its importance.

    10. 1959. Love it or hate it, Achebe's tale of a flawed tribal patriarch is a powerful and important contribution to twentieth century literature.Think back to 1959. Liberation from colonial masters had not yet swept the African continent when this book appeared, but the pressures were building. The US civil rights movement had not yet erupted, but the forces were in motion. Communism and capitalism were fighting a pitched battle for control of hearts and minds, for bodies and land, around the world [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this book! It was the first book we read in my contemporary world literature class and it stirred some really good discussion. I'm all about any conversation in which I can discuss dismantling the patriarchy, and this book definitely dealt a lot with sexism, which is a topic I find infuriating yet interesting. The writing style was simple and quick to read, and although there wasn't an abundance of imagery, some of the similes/comparisons were really pretty! I thought this was a [...]

    12. Achebe's classic is a quick and interesting read albeit with a depressingly realistic end. My curiosity will most likely lead me to more of his work and I enjoyed the narrative style. The ambiguities of cultural clash with an obvious misbalance of power and the two different kinda of brutality in the conflict were thought-provoking and painful to read because they were surely even worse in real life.

    13. أفريقيا الساحرةالقارة السمراء ، المهضوم حقها فنياً وأدبياً يخرج منها عمل أدبى من أجمل ماقرأت لعل أجمل ما ميّز نجيب محفوظ ، وجعله على قمة الكُتّاب المصريين والعرب أجمعين، وجعله واحد من أعلام الكتابة فى العالم ، هو قدرته الساحرة على رسم صورة المجتمع المصرى والحارة المصرية بك [...]

    14. Maybe the best thing about Achebe's, Things Fall Apart, is that it give us a look at African culture from the inside, from their perspective, how they viewed the world around them and their place in it. Most of the African novels I've read give the outside view, the colonial or Christian view, which unfairly judges a people and a culture they couldn't possibly understand.The story is set in the Nigerian village of Umuofia in the late 1800's. Since their culture is based on history and tradition, [...]

    15. I wondered for a while why this book felt more like a fieldwork than a guided mind tour, but the answer is obvious. It lays in the fact that the novel has little of that character building I'm used from reading mainly Western literature. The surroundings are not put in the background to serve only as a reflection of one's thought process, but form an organism of its own. Here, in the middle of an African village on the verge of white people's arrival, the rhythm of living is dictated by weather, [...]

    16. إفريقيا الجميلة الساحرة المهملة , تلك القارة النابضة بالحياة , المليئة بالأحداث , القارة السمراء منبع الإنسان وأصل حضارته , والمحافظة على عاداتها وتقاليدها بصورة مثيرة للاهتمام , منبع مهم للغاية للإنسان الأصلي , بطبيعته وسليقته المخلوق عليها.الأدب الإفريقي من أهم الآداب (الم [...]

    17. 4 Stars from what I remembered from reading this in high school3 Stars from rereading it nowThis book is a classic that is on a lot of required reading lists. I can understand that as it gives a fictional glimpse into the Westernization of Africa. A topic like this is very heavy, controversial, and important – because of this, a tale in this genre is going to have a big impact and will easily make its way to must read status.When I read it in high school, I think I enjoyed it more than now bec [...]

    18. I found this a smooth, good read. Absorbing, well-paced, engrossing and not at all long--novella length. Sad to say, I don't as a rule expect good reads in those books upheld as modern classics, but this pulled me in. Someone who saw me reading it told me they found the style "Romper Room" and some reviews seem to echo that. I didn't feel that way. I'd call the style "spare"--which befits a writer who when asked which writers he admired and who influenced him named Hemingway along with Conrad an [...]

    19. I 'finally' read this book - the 50th Anniversary Edition- THANK YOU for the book Loretta!!! I'm sorry it took me so long to read it!!!!Interesting timing for me, too, having just read "NW" by Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- and a couple of James Baldwin books recently---plus, yesterday was Martin Luther King's day. African identity, nationalism, decolonization, racism, sexism, competing cultural systems, languages -and dialogue, social political issues have been in my space!! I didn't kn [...]

    20. A real tour de force; but a plain tale simply told. Achebe illustrates and explains rather than judges and provides a moving and very human story of change and disintegration. Set in Nigeria in the nineteenth century it tells the story of Okonkwo and his family and community. He is a man tied to his culture and tradition and fighting to be different to his father. He is strong and proud and unable to show his feelings. His courage and rashness get him into trouble with his community and traditio [...]

    21. I had said earlier in one of my former reviews, about how if a certain character is not overwhelmed by the plot-theme of a script and stands out on its own potency becoming more memorable than the story itself, the book is worth applauding and so is the author for its creation. When one reads Things Fall Apart, amongst its vast documentary of Igbo culture of the southeastern part of Nigeria; a man named Okonkwo shines not for his tragic fate but for the man he turned out to be due to his witheri [...]

    22. "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” is from Yeats's poem "The Second Coming". Fifty years after Chinua Achebe wrote this deceptively simple Nigerian tragedy, Things Fall Apart has never been out of print. It's hailed as Africa's best known work of literature and I can easily see why.At the heart of the story is a strong man, Okonkwo, with an overwhelming need to prove himself--to himself and his tribe; he must overcome the bad reputation of his drunkard ne'er-do-well father. Although O [...]

    23. “There is no story that is not true.” ― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall ApartAchebe's Magnum Opus is one of those 'essential novels' where one can see its greatness while at the same moment understand that part of its strength lies not in anything the novel itself ever does, but in the place the novel holds in time and place. If 'Things Fall Apart' were written 40 years earlier it would have probably been ignored both in Africa and the West. If it had been written 40 years later, it would have [...]

    24. هیچی بهتر از این نیست که سراغ یه نویسنده ای بری که هرگز اسمشو نشنیده ای و اولین کتابشو که بخونی ببینی یه شاهکاره!

    25. Whenever I buy a book for someone as a gift I always include a bookmark, its one of those things I inherited from my parents. As a result of which, whenever I see some nice or quirky or unusual bookmarks I buy them. A few years ago I bought about ten long metal markers on which were engraved the 50 books one 'ought to have read'. Looking down the list I saw this one and ticked it off as one I had read, though I didn't remember it very well. Then a few months ago my book-club opted to read it. As [...]

    26. رواية ليست بالعادية، أبدًا، وعلى الإطلاق.هي ملحمة إنسانية بحق، بكل ما فيها من صراعات وحروب وإنهيارات، من ازدهار واندحار، من قيام عشائر وقبائل، وانهيار أخرى، بأديان وآلهة تسقط وتموت، وأخرى تقف وتحاربتاريخ بطل، ممتزج مع تاريخ قبيلة ودولة وأمة، بكل ما فيها من عادات وخرافات وش [...]

    27. This is my new favorite book because within five minutes, a person's reaction will tell me how defensive they are about being considered racist, whether or not they've been accused that minute.This is an excellent way to identify racists, for fun and profit.Seriously, covering it in class has been like, "Fielding Racists 101" and "How to Sound Over-Defensive When Talking About How African People Are Actually More Violent, No Totally" class.One guy actually said there was literally no parallel or [...]

    28. I gotta admit I did not enjoy the book at first, but a few chapters in it got me. I'm still on the fence with Achebe, since the few books I have read by him have left me with bittersweet memories of Objective innocence towards atrocities committed in the name of colonialism. I feel narrative objectivity was a crucial aspect of Achebe's storytelling, but I can't say I enjoy how he writes. I loved his thorough yet simplistic introduction to Ibo culture and language, as well as the juxtaposition of [...]

    29. I had an illustrated Folio edition of this book on my shelves for almost a decade and I kept skipping over it to reach for other books. Finally, a nudge from a Read Harder challenge prompt got me to pick it up and I am glad as I thought it was amazing. This book fits rather well into my reading year after recently finishingAmericanahby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie andWhat It Means When a Man Falls from the Skyby Lesley Nneka Arimah both dealing with modern day Nigeria or the Nigerian diaspora. It wa [...]

    30. In Joseph Conrad's classic Heart of Darkness, a book I read twice and loathed, Africans are depicted as A lot of people, mostly black and naked, moved about like ants.[] To look at him [fireman] was as edifying [cultivated] as seeing a dog in a parody of breeches [pants].In Chinua Achebe's masterpiece, Things Fall Apart, a book I finished on Tuesday, even though the Africans there are an entirely different culture from the Africans in Heart of Darkness, the first being natives of Nigeria and the [...]

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