Het zingen van de tijd

Het zingen van de tijd Een pianist en een zanger beiden kleurling vechten zich in het Amerika van de jaren zestig van de e eeuw een weg naar de top van de klassieke westerse muziekwereld

  • Title: Het zingen van de tijd
  • Author: Richard Powers Mieke Lindenburg
  • ISBN: 9789025411565
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Een pianist en een zanger, beiden kleurling, vechten zich in het Amerika van de jaren zestig van de 20e eeuw een weg naar de top van de klassieke westerse muziekwereld.

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    1. This is the second Powers book I have read, and it left me wanting to read more. Like Orfeo, this is a book which shines with a deep love and knowledge of music of all kinds. This one centres on a mixed race American family of musical geniuses. The central figures are Delia Daley, a singer from an upwardly mobile black family, her husband, the Jewish physicist David Strom who has fled Nazi Germany, and their children - Jonah, a talented classical singer who struggles to avoid being typecast and [...]

    2. Every once in a while you'll get into one of those conversations with an acquaintance who thinks he or she is smarter than you in which you list a string of books you've read recently and authors you particularly enjoy. Invariably Michael Chabon's last name (shay-bawn) is mispronounced in these conversations.If you want to win the next conversation like this you have, I highly recommend delving quickly and deeply into the urvruh of Richard Powers, who, despite never fully penetrating the upper e [...]

    3. è ufficiale. è veramente il superlativo che dicevano. e con questo potremmo prendere baracca e burattini e andare a casa. prima però, qualche considerazione consapevolmente inadeguata su un romanzo che mi faceva nicchiare per via del titolo, più adatto a un programma da reti mediaset che alla bellezza di questa complessa architettura. talmente complessa che, leggendo, più d'una volta vien da chiedersi come stia su quel che powers costruisce livello dopo livello, indossando il cappello di ca [...]

    4. I had a hard time finishing this book, because the ending was so good that I couldn't stop crying. Not because it was sad, but because it was so unbelievably good, and because I'd never before read a long book with an ending that lived up to its heft.Seriously, it took me like half an hour to read the last few pages, because I kept flinging down the book and pacing around my apartment, sobbing hysterically.Don't get me wrong, this book is not perfect, and it definitely falters in places. However [...]

    5. Il tempo resta, noi scorriamoPowers è geniale.La molteplicità dei temi trattati, la raffinatezza della scrittura, la cultura e la ricchezza intellettuale di Powers, le invenzioni narrative rendono questo libro una scoperta ad ogni pagina. E direi anche un capolavoro, uno dei migliori libri che ho letto in assoluto.Le discriminazioni razziali tra bianchi e neri si mescolano alla musica, alla fisica quantistica, alla teoria della relatività, alle persecuzioni contro gli ebrei per arrivare alla [...]

    6. I feel a bit guilty giving this book only three stars. Yes, it's a highly acclaimed novel, it's relevant and praiseworthy and it tackles huge universal and specifically American themes through the individual stories of the Strom family members, music lovers all. It's almost perfectly constructed, the main narrator Joseph is full of solemn sensitivity and insight, and the author's reflection on (and use of) time and space is mind-grabbing.The problem is the novel's relentlessnes; not just the ove [...]

    7. Dit boek is een absoluut meesterwerk! Het is één van de beste boeken die ik ooit heb gelezen. Het is eigenlijk onmogelijk om een reactie te geven die recht doet aan dit boek. Ik wil wel proberen een indicatie te geven waar dit boek o.a. over gaat: gezin, familiebanden, trouw, liefde, moederliefde, broederliefde, hoop, segregatie, discriminatie, interpretatie Amerikaanse geschiedenis twintigste eeuw vanuit gezichtspunt van zowel zwarte en blanke mensen, idealen nastreven, onvermogen en onwil to [...]

    8. EnsembleE quando leggendo l'ultima parola e chiudendo il libro, ti accorgerai che le lacrime scendono da sole e che starai piangendo, quasi a dirotto, non solo per la storia, o per la conclusione della storia (perché leggendola capirai anche che questa storia non ha una fine perché il tempo in cui si svolge è quello di una canzone e per sempre), ma per la bellezza dell'opera, ti verrà voglia di restare ancora fra le pagine di questo libro, incastrato dal fluire della prosa di Powers e della [...]

    9. "The Time of our Singing" is a magnificent book and I am grateful for one of my most rewarding reading experiences ever. The story starts with a flourish and one marvels at the author's supreme skill, throughout the book's 630 pages, in keeping up the pace, widening the emotional resonances and deepening the narrative's cogency, eventually to let it flower into a profoundly moving and intellectually satisfying finale. It is heartwarming to see that our age - so worn down at times by the pressure [...]

    10. Il primo impatto non è stato affatto semplice: lo stile di Powers è ricco, ripetitivo, tende all'autocompiacimento. Powers sa scrivere bene ed è lui il primo a saperlo; quello che non sa è quando fermarsi con le sue frasi ad effetto e quando dare invece più spazio ai suoi personaggi. Però è solo l'impatto iniziale: 2-300 pagine dopo la prima, quando lo stile iniziale è andato diluendosi - o, più probabilmente, la storia oramai è entrata nel vivo e diventa difficile riuscire a mettere g [...]

    11. This is undoubtedly a great work of art, a book that deserves all the superlatives that have been scattered here abundantly on this site, because this is a novel with a lot of meat on the bone. First of all it is a beautiful, at times even quite touching family saga (after 600 pages the Strom family members have become rather good acquaintances). This saga is handsomely fit into a specific time frame (the US between 1939 and 1993) and so it is also a Great American Novel (a little reminiscent of [...]

    12. "Volevano un luogo dove tutti potessero avere la propriasfumatura personale"Delia e David. Nera e cantante lirica lei. Fisico bianco ebreo lui.Basta 'il tempo di una canzone' a farli incontrare in un tempo in un luogo che ancora non esiste.Un tempo e un luogo in cui il pesce e l'uccello non solo si possono innamorare, ma possono creare un nido in cui 'uccesce' o 'pescello' possono vivere e decidere di essere qualunque cosa desiderino essere.Un tempo e un luogo "con tante categorie quanti sono i [...]

    13. Dopo il vero entusiasmo per i “Tre contadini” (il suo romanzo d’esordio: 1985; ‘91 in Italia e forse la mia miglior lettura di questo 2017) e la tiepida delusione per “Orfeo” (l’ultimo pubblicato), mi sono avvicinato a questo (2003; 2006 in Italia), che molti considerano ancora il suo vero capolavoro, con qualche timore anche per le oltre 800 pagine di cui è composto. E infatti dopo le prime 2 o 300 pagine continuavano a chiedermi il perché gli americani si ostinino a pretendere [...]

    14. Written music is like nothing in the world—an index of time. The idea is so bizarre, it’s almost miraculous: fixed instructions on how to recreate the simultaneous. How to be a flow, both motion and instant, both stream and cross section.I find it interesting that this tome remains so topical but then I recognize my naivety ----race will always already be at hand. Sorry for the metaphysical sleight of hand, but I suppose it is the human lot to go tribal, biology is likely to blame or bemused [...]

    15. Zo'n sterk uiteenlopende leeservaring als ik had met dit boek, heb ik nog maar zelden gehad: van moeilijk in het verhaal geraken, het te makkelijk opzij leggen naar er zodanig in opgaan dat ik vijf tramhaltes na de mijne pas doorhad dat ik al lang had moeten afstappen. Om een uur later te denken dat ik nu toch wel wat meer ga opletten en vervolgens mijn trein - die nochtans vlak voor neus stond - te missen

    16. Phew! I finally completed it! :)'The Time of Our Singing' tells the story of the two sons of Delia and David Strom. Delia and David might have been your everyday 1950s couple, had Delia not been an aspiring African American singer from Philadelphia's middle class, and David a white Jewish engineer who had just lost his family in the Holocaust.The author has juxtaposed many of the Stroms' milestones with the broader American milestones of the 20th century especially with regards to Black-White re [...]

    17. Richard Powers is a genius. Here he tackles a four-part theme: the beauty and power of music, the intransigence and tragedy of racism, the strength and faultlines of family, and the mystery of time and causation. It all fits together in beautiful harmony.

    18. Muziek ontmoet tijd ontmoet rassenstrijd: Powers verweeft op ingenieuze wijze deze drie thema’s in een boek dat ambitieus mag genoemd worden. Af en toe doet het wel eens deugd om een boek tegen te komen dat méér wil zijn, dat echt “literatuur” wil zijn, dat de lezer uitdaagt en waarvan je tijdens het lezen beseft: amai, wat een schrijver moet je zijn om dit neer te pennen. Wie de uitdaging graag aangaat: deze familiesaga biedt het helemaal.Ondanks dit alles, ontbrak er toch iets. Misschi [...]

    19. Reasons you might not want to read this book: (1) It's very long - 636 dense pages. (2) It skips back and forth through time. I didn't find it at all hard to follow, but some readers object to the technique. By purest chance, I read this right after finishing _The Butler_. Both books look at the second half (or a bit more) of the 20th century from the POV of an American black family. All I knew about _Singing_ was that a friend who shares my taste in books liked it very much. _Singing is vastly [...]

    20. Important Service Announcement:I read the first 100 or something pags of this yesterday and decided not to continue. *does not panic**breathes*Yes, I can start a book and not finish it! It hasn't happened very often, in fact, I can't remember that it ever happened, but I'm convinced I can do it. It also helps that this is my mothers book, so I can give it back to her and not be tempted.Why don't I finish it?Well, it's a very very long book. And in the first 100 pages, the important ones where al [...]

    21. America anni ’40, una coppia mista: il padre fisico ebreo, la madre cantante di colore, la loro scelta di educare la prole al riparo dai contrasti razziali, al di là della razza, affinché siano in grado di “essere quello che vogliono”, di realizzare appieno le loro potenzialità senza i condizionamenti dovuti ai pregiudizi; ma il compito è arduo nell’america uscita dalla schiavitù e questo romanzo ci racconta le scelte dei tre figli, a volte dolorose e non prive di conseguenze.Su tut [...]

    22. Musical ImmersionI have participated in classical music as an amateur my entire life, and worked professionally in the field for four decades; they are different experiences. Up to now, the novel that most completely captured both the love-affair of the amateur and the exacting discipline of the performer has been An Equal Music by Vikram Seth, set in the world of chamber music. But this 2003 novel by Richard Powers eclipses even that beacon. Beginning with the astounding competition win by a yo [...]

    23. Bird and fish can fall in love. But where will they build their nest?Where to start when reviewing this book? You can read the book description to get an idea of what it is about: 3 children of mixed race parents in America during the racial tensions of the 1950s and onwards.But it wouldn’t be Richard Powers if that was all there was to it. Powers tells us the stories of these children growing up, but one parent is a singer and one is physicist. This gives Powers opportunity to play to his str [...]

    24. 800 pagine ben suonate, armonia fantastica, ogni nota si fa ascoltare con piacere, il vibrato non cessa mai di stupire, e il colore, beh, il colore non viene mai meno. Quella goccia di colore che fa la differenza. Soprattutto per i protagonisti, neri in un mondo di bianchi, bianchi in un mondo di neri. Ma il canto di cosa è la metafora? E la teoria del tempo? e come si intrecciano tra di loro? la fine è l'inizio? il tempo E' sempre? Ho capito pochissimo di questo libro, pur avendone capito tut [...]

    25. More to say on this later after some more thought, hopefully. For now: it's totally consumed me. I read the last 100 pages or so until 3 in the morning despite being dead tired. Having just read Powers's The Echo Maker, I'd say this one seems to me more whole and absorbed me more fully, or the other way around. Like a vast timeless poem, it has me not knowing where to begin putting to words what it has done so well in its themes of race, music, and time. I do feel like it achieved the timelessne [...]

    26. Richard Powers Nobel Prize.Attention chief-work. A powerful novel which speaks about exile after the Nazism, racism, the walk of Martin Luther King, authentic interpretation of baroque music…It is moving, powerful, a Master book splendid, extraordinary, brilliantEncore

    27. Prachtig boek! Geweldig interessant en informatief ook. Wat een mooie analyses en subtiele beschrijvingen. 4 sterren en geen 5 omdat het soms te veel is van alles, te wijdlopig en meer van hetzelfde. Maar ik ben sprakeloos van het vertelde verhaal.

    28. Was für ein geschriebenes Epos. Mir fällt kaum vergleichbares ein, in dem Worte wie Musik komponiert werden und in ihrer Einmaligkeit und Komplexität eine Sprache entfalten, die seinesgleichen sucht. Es gelingt Richard Powers in seinem Werk den Bogen von 1939 bis in die 80er Jahre zu spannen und in dessen Mittelpunkt eine Familie zu stellen, deren Lebensgrundlage immer wieder die Frage zu beantworten sucht: 'Der Fisch und der Vogel können sich verlieben. Doch wo bauen sie ihr Nest?'Die Gesch [...]

    29. This book was just so good. Moving, fascinating, complex.ges to weave a compelling family story together with an eerily accurate picture of 20th century U.S. history and race relations. I found myself wishing that this book had been written just after Obama's election, so that Inauguration Day could factored into the framing device of huge, defining moments in Washington (would have preferred that to the Million Man March, which closes the novel). The characters felt real enough that I wanted to [...]

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