Mort d'un guia de riu

Mort d un guia de riu Sota d una cascada al riu Franklin Aljaz Cosini guia de riu s est ofegant Assetjat per visions alhora horribles i fabuloses reviu no nom s la seva pr pia vida sin la de la seva fam lia i els seus

  • Title: Mort d'un guia de riu
  • Author: Richard Flanagan Josefina Caball
  • ISBN: 9788415539957
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sota d una cascada al riu Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, guia de riu, s est ofegant.Assetjat per visions alhora horribles i fabuloses, reviu no nom s la seva pr pia vida, sin la de la seva fam lia i els seus avantpassats En les aig es de la selva tropical que es precipiten damunt seu, veu aquestes vides despullades de les seves realitats superficials, i troba un m n on els somSota d una cascada al riu Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, guia de riu, s est ofegant.Assetjat per visions alhora horribles i fabuloses, reviu no nom s la seva pr pia vida, sin la de la seva fam lia i els seus avantpassats En les aig es de la selva tropical que es precipiten damunt seu, veu aquestes vides despullades de les seves realitats superficials, i troba un m n on els somnis reafirmen el seu poder sobre el pensament.A mesura que el riu creix, les seves visions es tornen m s turbulentes i, en la inundaci del seu passat, Aljaz descobreix l nima hist rica del seu pa s.Flanagan, guanyador del Booker Prize 2014 i el National Fiction Award, ens fa viatjar a Tasm nia, on resseguim la vida d una fam lia durant segles a trav s dels records d un narrador molt especial.La primera novel la de Richard Flanagan sobre una Tasm nia m tica enlluern lectors arreu del m n, i ara s reconeguda com una de les novel les australianes m s poderoses de les d cades recents Ens d na raons de pes per llegir aquesta hist ria aterridora, violenta, tr gica i bella Jennifer Reese, The New York Times Una gran labor, complexa i ntima, no nom s sobre la solitud, sin tamb sobra la fam lia, sobre una expansiva comunitat tribal Michael Pakenham, The Balti Sun Una gran aposta que coqueteja amb la grandesa liter ria Chicago Tribune Una novel la que brilla, triomfal, en el seu disseny auda Philip Gerard, The Raleigh News Observer Molt, molt bell Balti Sun Aquesta novel la s tan original i excepcional, est tan h bilment escrita i tan plena de veritat, que s f cil de recomanar a tothom Jean Langlais Una imatge inesborrable de com la hist ria d un pa s juga el seu paper en la conformaci del paisatge interior dels ssers humans que la ocupen The Chicago Tribune

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    1. Am I to live? Is my life to be saved? Am I finally to be made visible? Other people who nearly die go down a tunnel and see a great light at the end. But all I have seen are people, the whole lot of them, swirling, dirty, smelly, objectionable and ultimately lovable people, and, I think, if it is to be my misfortune to return into the lamentable physical vessel that has been my body, it is them – these people in the kitchens and office blocks and suburbs and pink leisure suits – that I must [...]

    2. There shouldn't be much suspense in a book called "Death of a River Guide," but the quickened pulse of Richard Flanagan's first novel is just part of its magic. The story takes place during the four or five minutes it takes Aljaz Cosini to drown. That's a dangerous position for narrator and author. As Benjamin Franklin said of hanging, it concentrates the mind.In Aljaz's case, having his head stuck between rocks in a raging river allows him to concentrate on his fractured life. "Death is not the [...]

    3. Nie jest to najlepsza książka Flanagana, ale zdecydowanie jest godna uwagi.• Najciekawszy w tej książce jest chyba pomysł na fabułę i ukazanie onirycznych wizji bohatera. Ten wątek wspomnień i poznawania historii własnej rodziny najbardziej mi się tutaj spodobał.• Jak zwykle widać świetny styl pisania Flanagana. Z tego, co wiem to był to jego debiut (nie jestem w stu procentach pewna) i już od tej powieści widać, że jego styl z książki na książkę staje się coraz leps [...]

    4. This is Richard Flanagan's first novel, and it is not an easy one to assess. It tells the story of Aljaz, a river guide who leads rafting parties down a Tasmanian river. From the start it is clear that Aljaz is dying, and the book describes his visions of his past, his ancestry and the wider history of Tasmania. Difficult to follow, but full of imagination.

    5. A torrent of a novel that swirls and eddies and washes over you like the waters of the Franklin River where Aljaz Cosini is drowning. And, as we have always heard, a drowning man sees his whole life flash before him. Here, it is more than just his life, it is also the life of his ancestors, and through them the history of Tasmania, a history that is bloody and disturbing, but touched by magnificent moments of humanity and man's struggle against nature raw in tooth and nail. It is a hugely reward [...]

    6. I'm only within the first 20 pages and I have an irrepressible spine-tingling feeling that this will be an amazing book.

    7. I thought that Flanagan's "Wanting" was superb. This one is even better. One reviewer called it "the sort of stunt Faulkner and Ambrose Bierce together might have concocted"I see the Faulkner more than the Bierce, but then I've only read The Devil's Dictionary. As with "Wanting", this book takes place in Tasmania. The narrator, the eponymous river guide, who has fallen into whitewater at the bottom of a huge falls on the Franklin River, is in the process of drowning from the very beginning of th [...]

    8. Primul roman al lui Richard Flanagan este o odă insulei pe care s-a născut, fie că vorbim despre natura în ansamblul ei sau oamenilor care trăiesc acolo.În prim plan se află Aljaz Cosini, călăuză pe râurile sălbatice ale insulei pentru clienți exclusiviști, care însă se află în pragul morții, prins în vâltoarea râului umflat de ploi. Prilej pentru a avea viziuni cu trecutul său sau cu trecutul strămoșilor săi. Sunt povești despre origine (Tasmania e împărțită într [...]

    9. When the biggest "spoiler" is in the title of the book, that book shouldn't be quite so tense! It's a bit like the movie Apollo 13 where I still wonder if they will make it back safely despite having seen the actual events unfold in 1970 and the movie at least twice. This book tells the story of a river guide drowning and the visions he has: they say a drowning man sees his life flash before his eyes, but this river guide sees his whole family history previously unknown to him. In parallel, we g [...]

    10. Here Flanagan continues to treat two of his great themes, race and love. It's a broad delta of a family saga which narrows to the funnel of Aljaz Cosini's life and his emotional purge on Tasmania's wild Franklin River. Perhaps the ending is a bit trite and smudges Flanagan's achievement. But getting there you'll encounter some of the most majestic prose you'll ever find.

    11. DNRA Bit too esoteric and verbose. Great descriptors of the beautiful Franklin. Felt a bit mixed 'metaphor -ish' with the time frame of say 4 minutes having too many minutes of memory.

    12. This book is actually a 4.5 for me. I really liked the story, in particular the mix of powerful realism and equally powerful magical realism, each in their own ways of being something strong. There's some prominent characters, plenty of historical characters of one genealogical family of Tasmania (1820s-1990s), and plenty more characters you know are there as in the whitewater rafting expedition on Tasmania's Franklin River but might not be named (the group of punters; the group of helicopter ne [...]

    13. This is the book that lead me to find out more about Richard Flanagan, this and his Australian Story Episode on the ABC. He is an amazing writer and human being who understands that all things are connected and we are all one without being all namby pamby and new agey about it: "There’s a modern sort of mythologythat the wilderness is a comforting and pleasant place to be, as though it’s all ambient music…at one with nature. I think the good thing about the natural world is that it forces [...]

    14. I cannot decide what to read by this author. I have to read something. Here, I am guessing, the author is writing about "what lies close to his heart". Should I start here? If anybody has read several of Flanagan's books, please help me choose one! In addition, if I don't like it, I will learn some Tasmanian history.***********************I tried this a year or two ago.d forgot to note my impression. I did NOT finish the book. I found it disjointed. I was not enticed by the author's manner of wr [...]

    15. Dedication: to Majda, my rock my loveOpening quote, first of two: Who Present, Past & Future SeesWhose ears have heard,The Holy Word,That walk'd among the ancient trees - William BlakeOpening: As I was born the umbilical cord tangled around my neck and I came into the world both arms flailing, unable to scream and thereby take the air necessary to begin life outside the womb, being garrotted by the very thing that had succoured me and given me life Death of a River Guide5* Gould's Book of Fi [...]

    16. Mort d'un guia de riu o com fer unes constel·lacions familiars a lo bèstiaPell de gallina amb aquest llibre que, a més d'explicar-nos la feixuga vida, l'alliberadora mort d'un home de Tasmània i també les doloroses vides dels seus avanpassats, ens submergeix subtilment en l'esfereïdora i atroç història recent d'aquest país. Alhora ens reconnecta amb la natura i ens recorda que està per sobre de tot Per una experiència més profunda, molt recomanable cercar imatges dels llocs on succee [...]

    17. There is nothing really wrong with this book and it may even be a really good book, as other reviewers have indicated. There are some remarkable passages and a couple of interesting memories. However, this book did not speak to me. I found it muddled, swirling, eddying, like the river in the gorge and like the unfortunate rafters I found it took all my effort to hang on and to get to the end. At times I wished he would just hurry up and die. I'm not generally so callous

    18. This book was a bit too cleverly put together for my taste. Meaning that I was not able to follow the relations of the many characters who timewise covered almost two hundred years. Hence also the bigger themes - which I know were there - did not manage to touch me. At times the story managed to really captivate me but the feeling was easily destryed by the jumping storytelling.

    19. This was an interesting novel of a man looking back on his life while he was drowning. The writing was wonderful, in the lines of Faulkner in a way. It gave the notion that you do see your life played out as you die and that there are the people you know, family, friends, and those you love who are there for you at the end of your earthly life.

    20. Death of a River Guide is one of the finest books of our time. This haunting tale encompasses all that it means to be part of this land Australia – beauty and terror; laconic present and murky past; courage, tenacity and acceptanceTo read the rest of my review please visit anzlitlovers/2009/04/05/de

    21. Richard Flanagan took me deep, deep down into the souls of each of this novel's characters. It was an amazing experience like that, amazing that a writer could convey so much feeling. The novel doesn't have a traditional story narrative. Instead the main character, Aljaz, spends the entire novel drowning under the Franklin River and having visions about his family's recent to distant past.

    22. A month on, my psyche has not healed from an afternoon with Death of a River Guide. An afternoon only, because it hurt my spirit to read. How can I explain?

    23. “I realise I am floating above everything that has been my life, my time, my place. And yet, as I look beneath me it all seems so strange.”Richard Flanagan’s debut novel immediately submerges its readers as it plunges into the story of his near death experience and of his becoming an author.Death of a River Guide was published in 1994 and follows the life of Aljaz Cosini. As he lies drowning in a Tasmanian river, it is not just his own life that swims before his eyes but the life of his fa [...]

    24. This is my first attempt at true modern contemporary fiction, recommended to me by a friend (a river guide), it was a bit of a leap for my taste at first but I grew to appreciate it as it went further into the story.I found myself looking up places and really following the trails of the people involved, from the convicts shipped to Australia, to Aljaz himself in his travels across the country and Tasmania itself.I wouldn't have thought I would get much enjoyment from a book whose conclusion was [...]

    25. A fascinating glimpse into a Tasmanian family and culture and the land that shaped them, through the visions and remembrances of river guide Aljaz Cosini as a river sweeps over him in his dying moments. I began reading the book at a friend's cabin along a river where, a week earlier, two people had died in a rafting accident, one incident of many this summer of high and fast-moving waters. It made the story all the more dark and sobering in the telling. The drowning itself is an almost detached [...]

    26. Another well-written Aussie novel, this time telling the life and family history of a guy who is drowning. Naturally, it brings in attitudes to native Australian aboriginals, the English colonial power and the landscape of the country [Tasmania in the case of Flanagan's settings]. But it does have other themes too: tourism and its effects on the wilderness; the power of nature over man and family ties. I found the book interesting rather than gripping, admirable rather than enjoyable, but I am p [...]

    27. I had to see what all the hype is about from a novel with the big plot spoiler in the title. I read the whole weaving, sweeping story of his life and family history with a sense of dread as to how and when he would slip and be sucked under. Yet despite the dread this is a story told with great imagery - I could easily see it all. Flanagan writes so well. This is a must read about life and understanding self. What you see, touch, feel and do, and those you meet and touch who matter including the [...]

    28. A truly extraordinary and utterly original book about the life and death of a guide on the majestic Franklin River in Tasmania who is in the throws of drowning. We become attached to this rather unlikely narrator at a moment in time when his fate seems utterly inescapable. Beautiful prose and an inventive narrative, Flanagan is clearly at one with his natural surroundings in his native Tasmania as well as being a masterful writer and a playful soul.

    29. As a Tasmanian, I found this book helped me to make sense of the way this tiny island's character was formed, my own family history and the tides of history that wash over the hero (?) of this book and over the lives of all of us, no matter where we live.Although it was his first published novel, it was the one that I read only recently. I did not expect it to affect me so profoundly.

    30. Far and away the best book by an Australian author I have ever read. Set in magical Tasmania, with a plot spanning centuries, a slow mo dream sequence of an emerging islandd the death of a river guidee.

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