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After the publication of Outline, Transit and Kudos - in which Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction - this writer of uncommon brilliance returns with a series of essays that offers new insights on the themes at the heart of her life's work. Encompassing memoir and cultural and literary criticism, with pieces on gender, politics and writers such as D. H. Lawrence, Olivia Manning and Natalia Ginzburg, this collection is essential reading for our age: fearless, unrepentantly erudite, both startling and rewarding to behold.
The result is a cumulative sense of how the frank, deeply intelligent sensibility - so evident in her stories and novels - reverberates in the wider context of Cusk's literary process. Coventry grants its readers a rare opportunity to see a mind at work that will influence literature for time to come.
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|Durée||7 heures et 29 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||17 octobre 2019|
|Éditeur||Faber & Faber|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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I am now about at the end of the section I would suggest is the primary element of this collection, which is to say Cusk's deeply internalised, semi-autobiographical musings on her life as child, wife, mother, and woman. In their full form, without abridgement, I have found these slices of self-analysis rather too rich, like a slice of cake whose overly dense topping of butter cream seems an unnecessary additive. Multiple and dense metaphor is employed relentlessly in her unapologetically self-obsessed musings on her relationships throughout her life; with her parents, her children, her partner and, of course, herself. Frequently, these present dense, distracted thickets of inner dialogue that are not always easy to penetrate. And her obsession with the relationship between the opposing ideas of "truth" and "story", a seeming conundrum which she frequently revisits, becomes somewhat tiresome.
All that said, there are enough passages of philosophical clarity, quite beautifully written, that make the thicket-wrestling well worth the effort. But overall, for myself, I preferred the abridged version; (perhaps I just like to be read to?). As for the few book reviews that round off this collection; it rather feels as if these were added merely to pad out what would otherwise have been an insufficient body of work.
Read this book. It has some very important ideas in it and Cusk could write anything interesting.