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  • Title: Was ich liebte
  • Author: Siri Hustvedt
  • ISBN: 9783499233098
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback

  • Was ich liebte, das bleibt , wei Leo Hertzberg in Siri Hustvedts neuem Roman Was dem j dischen Kunsthistoriker nach seiner Erblindung im Alter aber bleibt, ist eigentlich nur mehr die Erinnerung an ein Leben, dessen Verlauf er sich in jungen Jahren anders vorgestellt hatte Hertzberg wohnt in New York, in einem Loft in unmittelbarer N he zur Familie des befreundeten Mal Was ich liebte, das bleibt , wei Leo Hertzberg in Siri Hustvedts neuem Roman Was dem j dischen Kunsthistoriker nach seiner Erblindung im Alter aber bleibt, ist eigentlich nur mehr die Erinnerung an ein Leben, dessen Verlauf er sich in jungen Jahren anders vorgestellt hatte Hertzberg wohnt in New York, in einem Loft in unmittelbarer N he zur Familie des befreundeten Malers Bill Wechsler, dessen Frauenakt er einst in einer Galerie erworben hatte Aus der Retrospektive enth llt Hustvedt die Lebensentw rfe der Freunde, deren Biografie nicht zuletzt durch die Schicksalsschl ge ihrer Kinder eine unvorhersehbare Wendung nimmt Am Ende bleibt nur die Kunst und eine Erkenntnis, dass am Ende allein die Erinnerung an die Liebe berlebt Nacherz hlt klingt das sehr kitschig Was aber Hustvedt aus ihrer simplen Botschaft macht, ist beraus bemerkenswert Hustvedt ist die Frau des postmodernen Erz hlgenies Paul Auster, dem sie Was ich liebte gewidmet hat und mit dem sie in New York zusammen wohnt Tats chlich scheinen sich viele ihrer Erz hlstrategien seinem Einfluss zu verdanken Wie sie diese allerdings aufgenommen und weiter entwickelt hat, ist sehr beachtlich Nicht zuletzt der Einfall, einen Erz hler des anderen hier m nnlichen Geschlechts zu w hlen ein Einfall, der im Titel des Frauenaktes von Wechsler Selbstportr t in postmoderner Manier im Roman gespiegelt wird , ist beraus gelungen und konsequent umgesetzt So ist Was ich liebte ein stringent erz hlter K nstlerroman von hoher Eigenst ndigkeit geworden Hustvedt ist eine nicht mehr ganz neue, aber in Deutschland unbedingt noch zu entdeckende Erz hlstimme Amerikas Stefan Kellerer
    Siri Hustvedt
    Hustvedt was born in Northfield, Minnesota Her father Lloyd Hustvedt was a professor of Scandinavian literature, and her mother Ester Vegan emigrated from Norway at the age of thirty She holds a B.A in history from St Olaf College and a Ph.D in English from Columbia University her thesis on Charles Dickens was entitled Figures of Dust A Reading of Our Mutual Friend.Hustvedt has mainly made her name as a novelist, but she has also produced a book of poetry, and has had short stories and essays on various subjects published in among others The Art of the Essay, 1999, The Best American Short Stories 1990 and 1991, The Paris Review, Yale Review, and Modern Painters.Like her husband Paul Auster, Hustvedt employs a use of repetitive themes or symbols throughout her work Most notably the use of certain types of voyeurism, often linking objects of the dead to characters who are relative strangers to the deceased characters most notable in various facits in her novels The Blindfold and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl and the exploration of identity She has also written essays on art history and theory see Essay collections and painting and painters often appear in her fiction, most notably, perhaps, in her novel, What I Loved.She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, writer Paul Auster, and their daughter, singer and actress Sophie Auster.


    Commentaires:

    Sue
    I have rarely read a novel of such intensity. And it touches on so much: the art world as well as art itself, relationships of many kinds, family, love, loss, psychology and the outsider, the world that is New York City, personasch more that I'm forgetting (or avoiding for spoilers sake). But then is is titled "What I Loved" and it lives up to it's title. In addition to being one of the most intense reading experiences, in many ways this has been one of the most unusual. At times I felt I was re [...]

    Dem
    Beautifully written and a realistic insight into the difficulties of parenthood and relationships.A story with interesting and intelligent character development. I enjoyed watching the characters grow and how the author developed and shaped the characters over a number of years. This really is a study of relationships and how they develop between husbands and wives, family and friends over the course of a number of years and how love, and loss can change the course of friendships.I enjoyed the r [...]

    Camille Stein
    Pero todos vivimos aquí, pensé para mis adentros, en esas historias imaginarias que nos relatamos sobre nuestras vidas. Escribir es un modo de localizar mi hambre. Y el hambre no es sino un vacío. Leo Hertzberg, el observador que atisba a través del agujero de su propia vida, reordena una y otra vez los preciosos objetos que atesora en un cajón, frutos y huellas de una existencia que se le escapa entre los dedos, tratando de conjugar a través del lenguaje el torrente de la memoria que los [...]

    Blair
    I never learn. This book had been knocking around the house for a while, but I hadn't really been interested in reading it, due to a combination of factors but primarily because a) the cover didn't interest me and b) one of the most prominent quotes on the jacket describes it as 'a love story'. As I've said before, while I always appreciate well-written relationships/romances in books, defining something purely as a love story is pretty much a surefire way to put me off. So it was for no particu [...]

    Carol
    Superbly written…a very enjoyable novel that left me feeling introspective. The characters were so beautifully portrayed…so authentic that I hated to say goodbye. The narrator is Leo, an art historian who forms a long-lasting friendship with the painter, Bill Wechsler. These two men and their families remain friends for over 25 years. It’s a story filled with passionate love affairs as well as tragic loss, grief and heartbreak. I was so moved by this sometimes sad, sometimes sentimental, y [...]

    K.D. Absolutely
    What I loved. Take note of the past tense. It evokes painful memories of the past. Things that we used to cherish and treasure that are no longer there. It evokes the feeling of losing something or someone either physically like a dead father or emotionally like an ex-lover. Come to think of it, there seems to me a big blur between physical and emotional losses. A dead father may not be physically present but emotionally, he still resides in our hearts. An ex-lover may still be there physically [...]

    Suzy
    What I Loved? This book!Intense and engrossing, What I Loved could also be titled What We'll Do for Love or What Love Will Do To Us for it explores the psychology of friendships, intimate and family relationships and the actions people take for the sake of love. But I get ahead of myself . . . This is the story of two friends, their spouses and the son each couple has, told over the last three decades of the 20th century in a reminiscence by one of the friends, Columbia professor and art histori [...]

    Shovelmonkey1
    I love Paul Auster. Having discovered him through the joys of the 1001 books list, I've now read almost everything he ever wrote and just when I was getting to the end of his stuff and wondering how I could get my hands on more Paul Auster stuff (short of holding a gun to his head and forcing him to write faster), along comes the literary off-shoot of Auster that is Siri Hustvedt. What!? I hear you yell in supportive indignation for Mrs Auster and her right to be recognised as a successful and t [...]

    Carolee Wheeler
    Because I've been engaged in a book club with three others--one who likes fiction, one who likes it with reservations, and a third who views it with trepidation--I've been thinking about why I like fiction so much. Modern fiction, classic fiction, whatever--what always draws me is the way human nature is portrayed. What does it mean to be human? Is it sad, broken, lonely, joyful, complicated? Yes.This book is, for me, the dream of fiction, in that it tells us a story, and transports us, while at [...]

    Deea
    Among other things, Siri Hustvedt questions in this book the concept of contemporary art. Evidently a connoisseur and an admirer, I think she wants to highlight through her imaginary world that there is a difference between real art and what people take for art nowadays: Teddy Giles, “a wanna-be artist” whose portrait is insisted upon in the second half of the book, bases all his projects on people’s reactions to violence and to matters that are only meant to shock, rather than have an art [...]

    João Carlos
    Siri Hustvedt (n. 1955) 5 Estrelas literárias”Aquilo Que Eu Amava” (2003) é um romance escrito pela norte-americana, de ascendência norueguesa, Siri Hustvedt (n. 1955) dedicado a Paul Auster; o premiado escritor norte-americano, casado com Siri Hustvedt desde 1982, e que antes contraíra matrimónio com a também escritora Lydia Davis. Siri Hustvedt divide ”Aquilo Que Eu Amava” em três partes, perfeitamente individualizadas no espaço e no tempo, e que se inicia por volta de 1975, na [...]

    Nicola
    The second half of What I Loved might have made an enjoyably-erudite ‘thinking man’s’ thriller set in the art world of the ‘80s and ‘90s, but the meandering first half – about affluent Manhattanites and their dull, pretentious lives – makes the book, as a whole, perhaps admirable, but hard to like.One often comes across perfectly entertaining novels that seem to have trouble getting started. Instead of plunging their reader straight into the action, they begin with ten pages of bac [...]

    Mark
    This is a tremendous book, and I was sorry that it had to end. I would appreciate a sequel, because Hustvedt has given so much intricacy to her characters; it would be wonderful to find out what happens to them. She mixes art, both modern and classical, into a novel with rich themes such as art's immortal quality juxtaposed with our mortal inevitability. (Her immense knowledge is not boastful like Byatt's, though.) She examines the many facets of love, unrequited love being the most painfully su [...]

    Rebecca Foster
    This 2003 novel could just as well have been titled “What I Lost,” which might be truer to its elegiac tone. Narrated by Professor Leo Hertzberg and set between the 1970s and 1990s, it’s about two New York City couples – academics and artists – and the losses they suffer over the years. With themes of modern art, perspective, memory, separation and varieties of mental illness, it asks to what extent we can ever know other people or use replacements to fill the gaps left by who and what [...]

    Gemma
    I consider this book to be truly wonderful. My fellow London commuters clearly thought I was crazy as I cried over passages on a number of trains. I think the past tense in the title succinctly communicates the loss dealt with by Hustvedt.I didn't initially like the descriptions of the art installations, and had difficulty visualising them. As I progressed through the novel I began to enjoy them more.

    Chrissie
    Now I have finished it. Excellent! Superb! Who should read it? Well, you sort of have to like cerebral books. Absolutely never dull, never boring. Always something that gets you thinking. Kirkus say that Hustvedt "writes spectacular sentences that embody the American experience in brilliantly specific physical imagery." I cannot expresss this better than they do. There is so much in this book - add adolescence, a superb description that reflects what we have all been through. There is so much to [...]

    Teresa Proença
    "São estranhos os caminhos que a vida percorre, o modo como a vida muda e deambula, o modo como uma coisa se transforma noutra."" continua à procura da doença que anda no ar, do Zeitgeist que murmura às sua vítimas: grita, deixa que a fome te corroa, come, mata. Procura as ideias-ventos que assolam as mentes das pessoas e que, depois, se transformam em cicatrizes na paisagem."

    Karina
    Wow, I loved this. There is so much depth and truth in this. I love when stories introduce me to problems, thoughts, concepts that I hadn't been familiar with before. It's not one of those books that will leave you overall satisfied and happy. It is real life with all the ups and downs that come with it. The setting in the New York art scene, the character's professions or the point in life they were at (we follow them from dating to marriage to having children to whatever comes after) wasn't so [...]

    Neil
    In this moving story, a man who once wrote a book called "A Brief History of Seeing in Western Painting" but who is now older and is, ironically, losing his eyesight looks back on his life. Even in just that short summary, there are layers of seeing, losing sight and looking back. Hustvedt’s book plays with these kinds of layers and perceptions.The story focuses on our narrator, Leo Hertzberg, his wife, Erica, their son, Matthew and the family of Bill Weschler. I’m deliberately not saying mu [...]

    Kelly
    This is a book, like most amazing books, which is about how exhausting and glorious and terrible it is to live. Especially if you are the one who lives. A new favorite. I soak in her prose, whether I planned to or not. More soon.

    Connie
    Leo Hertzberg seeks out Bill Wechsler after he buys one of his paintings, starting a lifelong friendship between the two men. The lives of their two families become entangled in this story about relationships, love, and loss.Leo, an art historian, is the narrator looking back on the last twenty-five years in a book divided into three sections. The first part sets us in the New York City world of artists, academics, and intellectuals. There are beautiful, detailed descriptions of Bill's art and V [...]

    Jorge
    Una novela muy neoyorquina, llena de galerías de arte, calles atestadas de gente, estaciones del tren subterráneo, tranvías que recorren incesantemente los largos trayectos entre suburbios y ciudad, estudios de pintura, teatros, bares y restaurantes; prestigiosas universidades, cielos encapotados, nevadas repentinas y, en fin, todo aquello que conforma la vida en aquella ciudad maravillosa del noreste de la Unión Americana. Me parece que también los personajes son muy neoyorquinos ya que se [...]

    Jean
    The writing was rich and very compelling. It's been a long time since I've thought about characters when I wasn't reading about them. The bits about art, perception and time that were thrown in as the characters developed and progressed through the plot were moving too. The story is divided into three parts. I was drawn into the first two parts completely. The third part I resented on some level. Thinking about it now, it's the mark of a well written and executed story because I realize my resen [...]

    Oscar
    'Todo cuanto amé', de Siri Hustvedt, es una de las novelas más inteligentes que he leído últimamente. ¿Cómo calificar un libro de inteligente, por su erudición, por su estructura narrativa, por las ideas y pensamientos que desarrolla, por la trama? Sin duda, 'Todo cuanto amé' cumple todos estos requisitos y algunos más.¿De qué trata? Es una historia de amor, como bien indica el título, pero no sólo de amor entre personas, también de amor por el arte y la creación. Leo es un profes [...]

    Natalie
    What an absolutely fucking phenomenal novel: this woman is my literary crush!

    Susu
    Perhaps I wouldn't be emotionally exhausted had I read this slowly, instead I inhaled it in two days. I'm in a daze. I enjoyed this once I recovered from the flood of long-ago memories and emotions of working with patients like Mark while writing my thesis on hopelessness.I know there is so much I am missing in this book, so I look forward to reading reviews now that I've finished. For now though I'll note a few very random thoughts:- Since first person POV is my favorite, I especially enjoyed L [...]

    Frabe
    Lo storico dell'arte Leo Hertzberg, ormai vecchio, racconta un lungo pezzo della sua vita - famiglia, amici, lavoro -, con le vicende private che si stagliano avendo per sfondo il mondo colto newyorkese. Leo rievoca particolarmente la sua grande amicizia con Bill, l'artista dell'avanguardia William Wechsler, e quindi l'intenso rapporto tra le rispettive famiglie: si alternano le gioie e i dolori, anche atroci, finché nel racconto prende ampio spazio una serie di complicate trame con al centro M [...]

    Pequete
    Gostei mesmo muito deste livro. A história começa devagar, mas agarrou-me desde o início, pois centra-se em dois temas que me interessam particularmente, a arte e a literatura. À volta deles, desenvolve-se o enredo, sobre a amizade, o amor, a obsessão e a perda. É um livro cheio de pormenor e informação, mas essa densidade, ao invés de o tornar fastidioso, confere-lhe um interesse maior e a leitura torna-se surpreendentemente fácil, à medida que a história se desenvolve, com um toque [...]

    Pilar
    Cuando de un libro puedes decir que tras su lectura has aprendido más sobre cuestiones como el arte, la paternidad/maternidad o los trastornos mentales; que en él has encontrado frases bellísimas y también escenas perturbadoras casi terroríficas; y que antes de acabar de leer las últimas líneas ya sabes que vas a echar de menos saber más de algunos personajes No puedes hacer otra cosa que puntuar muy alto esta novela que por momentos parece un ensayo sobre los trastornos mentales;la crea [...]

    Nicole
    I still love The Blazing World more, though it's hard to separate the book itself from that feeling of pleasurable surprise when you discover a new author, a really good one, and think, now this person's books are waiting for me. Also I think I just know Harry in a way that I don't necessarily already know Leo. Almost like clicking with a real person. This was nonetheless a fine read, one which leaves me with thoughts connected to one another by theme rather than any kind of real summary or revi [...]

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