When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl's Book - (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781566895606
ISBN: 9781566895606
Editorial: Coffee House Press
Autor: Aidt, Naja Marie
Año de edición: 2019
N° Paginas: 152
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for TranslationIn March 2015, Naja Marie Aidt's twenty-five-year-old son, Carl, died in a tragic accident. When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back chronicles the few first years after that devastating phone call. It is at once a sober account of life after losing a child and an exploration of the language of poetry, loss, and love.Intensely moving, When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back explores what is it to be a family, what it is to love and lose, and what it is to treasure life in spite of death's indomitable resolve. Críticas Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for TranslationFinalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction"This beautiful, exquisitely made memoir is Didion 4.0 . . . a meditation on time and the way our narration of what happens during life sieves through a slippery gear--our selves--how consciousness is the sound of trying to get it turning again." --Literary Hub"Naja Marie Aidt's When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back is a lamentation, it's a dirge, it's a celebration . . . I've never read anything close to how beautiful and terrifying this book is about grief and about befores and afters.&rdquo --John Freeman"Extraordinary. It is about death, but I can think of few books which have such life. It shows us what love is." --Max Porter"A brutal but also beautiful meditation on death that combines family archives and a chorus of literary voices, and with them composes an indelible ode to life." --Valeria Luiselli, GQ"There is no one quite like Naja Marie Aidt. She's comparable only to things like sequoias, whale song, desert thunderstorms, or wolves. The depth of her emotional world and the diaphanous, often brutal clarity with which she understands the human soul beckon us to pause, breathe, think. Here, she takes us on a journey into death and loss, and then thrusts us back out--back into life--more awake, more ready to embrace it as it comes." --Valeria Luiselli"This book does more than just plumb the depths of our emotions, it also serves as an affirmation: of family, of love, and of life."--Nylon&ldquoThis remarkable memoir is easily one of the best of any kind published in the last decade. . . . Watching Aidt pull it off is akin to watching Philippe Petit walk a tight-rope between the Twin Towers." --Literary Hub"An undoubtedly beautiful artistic achievement. . . . a triumph of honesty in self-expression, complete and unmitigated." --Ploughshares&ldquoJust as the mind reconstructs the traumatic events in memories, the narrative constructs meaning through repetition, borrowed fragments, flashbacks. . . . These memories, like dried flowers, collected and assembled, carry Carl's spirit, preserved for eternity." &mdashWords Without Borders"Aidt's collage. . . . is artful and is only seemingly frantic. Beneath the surface lies a highly controlled text that aims to bring her son to life on the page, and thus allow herself to move on with her own life." --Bookforum"To read this book is to commune with Aidt and with suffering itself, a testament to Denise Newman's dedicated and emotive work in translating it from the original Danish." --World Literature Today"A powerful and emotionally intense account of dealing with trauma, the struggle to find the right words to express the anguish of grief and finding the strength to move on after a tragic loss of a loved one." --TranslatedLit"One of the best books ever written about sorrow in Danish literary history, if you ask me. It's heartbreaking in its description of horror, trauma and loss, but it's also beautiful, courageous, poetic, and unforgettable." --Five Books"A beautifully fragmented and hope-filled book about embracing love and death." --BookRiot"From Sisterhood to Dystopia to Nordic Noir - 6 Must-Read New Books for March" --Culture Fly"When Death Takes Something from You Give it Back is a letter from a journey through a lake of fire. Aid
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Autor: Aidt, Naja Marie
  • Editorial: Coffee House Press
  • N° Paginas: 152
  • Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
  • Envío: Desde EE.UU.