ბრაზილია

  • Title: ბრაზილია
  • Author: John Updike ზაზა ჭილაძე
  • ISBN: 9789941114663
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 19 18 , , 19 18 , , 1932 2009 .

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    1. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell says:

      Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestBefore I get into the meat of this review (or perhaps I should say, the "yam" of this review) I want to share two funny stories about this book. First, I got this book secondhand in Japan and it's a bit of a curiosity because the book is in English but the price tag is in Chinese and I couldn't find the edition that I have on , so I'm assuming that it's an out of print paperback edition. What a weird thing to find in a foreign country, right? (I w [...]

    2. ისეთივე გემრიელი და მიმზიდველი ამბავია, როგორც ტაროსავით მსხვილი, დაძარღვული ასო.

    3. ბევრი ვიფიქრე რა დამეწერა და სათანადო მაინც ვერაფერი მოვიფიქრე. ისეთ პერიოდს დამემთხვა ამ წიგნის კითხვა, როცა მოუცლელი ვიყავი, მაგრამ, როცა კი მოვიხელთებდი, მაშინვე იმ შორეულ ლათინო ამერი [...]

    4. I just finished reading "Brazil" by Updike. I don't like how I feel about it. in all honesty, I can't sit here and say it wasn't well written. I think that the story's pace, plot development and overall structure (while obviously being a transposed Tristan & Isolde) was well done. Additionally, Updike does a decent job of making his elite, upper class characters sound remarkably similar to what many individuals in other western countries sounded like at the time, and perhaps even now. Namely [...]

    5. Съвременен, мрачен и еротичен прочит на легендата за Тристан и Изолда, емоционално пътуване към Бразилия в периода 1966-1988, задъхваща се между репресиите на военната диктатура и икономическия подем, граничещ с чудо и последвалите стачки, криза и неуправляаема инфлация.Трист [...]

    6. თავბრუდამხვევი წიგნია (პირდაპირი გაგებითაც - საიდან სად მიდის სიუჟეტი :) ) უხსოვარ დროს წავიკითხე და მახსოვს მაშინდელი აღფრთოვანება, ყველას ვტენიდი, წაიკითხეთ-მეთქი, ვერ ვწყნარდებოდი. საოც [...]

    7. გადაწყვეტილია.ბრაზილიაში მარაკანას სტადიონის  შემდეგ, გოიასს მოვინახულებ.კოპალაბანას პლაჟზეც ჩავივლი,იქნებ მეც დამხვდეს დიდი სიყვარული.აპდაიკი საოცრად დიდია და , როგორც ადრე აღვნიშნე, [...]

    8. This is fantastic.The language is brutal and lush, hot and humid. You can feel the rain forrest, even when the main characters aren't physically there.The story could be reduced to one of interracial love, but it goes so much farther then that. The novel spans about twenty or so years of the lives of the main characters, Isabel, a rich white woman and Tristao, a poor black man (exactly! Tristian and Isolde.) The tone of this novel is bleak and desperate and dirty. The sex is prolific, loving, ab [...]

    9. ტაში, მოვრჩი როგორც იქნა. ისეთი წიგნია ვერაფერს რომ ვერ დაუწუნებ. შინაარსიც კაია, პერსონაჟებიც ძალიან საინტერესოა და ნუ აპდაიკის ენაზე არაფერს არ ვამბობ. ანუ საერთოდ ისეთი თემის გარშემო ტრ [...]

    10. წიგნი კი არა, კაცი რომ ყოფილიყო, ჩემი უდიდესი სიყვარული ვიპოვე-მეთქი, ვიტყოდი <3

    11. there is so much to say about this novel. at first, i round it interesting the way updike paints a picture of interracial love between a poor black man and a rich white woman. i really thought the novel would address a lot of the issues of race/class in brazil, along with telling an enriching love story. although it was in many ways a social commentary, the addition of fantasy along with a terrible plot really drove me insane. the characters switch places/roles in the end in terms of race which [...]

    12. The plot of the book was not according to my liking.Two people from different extremes fall madly in love and the only thing we know of why they love each other so much is because they are sexually insatiable and have found each other to be compatible in that area. I was honestly expecting much more.I was not at ease at the stereotypical attributes Updike to the characters depending on their skin colour, e.g. Isabel being a shy and docile sexmate, whereas when she became black she all of sudden [...]

    13. დიდებული წიგნია. წარმოუდგენლად დახვეწილი და უთვალავი რაოდენობის შრის მქონე. ამბავი ხო ამბადაა არაჩვეულებრივი, მაგრამ როცა ამ ამბავს მილიონი პარადიგმა, ალუზია და ჟანრი გასდევს ხაზად, რაღა [...]

    14. Having only previously read Updike’s superb ‘Rabbit’ novels, this Brazilian-set tale of passionate and all consuming love was something of a surprise. Taking ‘Tristan and Iseult’ as a jumping-off point, Updike weaves a love story of social divides, magic realism and some truly dreadful sex scenes.A poor boy meets a rich girl on a Rio beach and they fall instantly in love. Their family tries to separate them, circumstance throws all it can against them, but they stay together until the [...]

    15. I found the character development of Tristao and Isabel to be a little far-fetched. At the beginning, how is it that Tristao and his brother seem to talk and act in an educated manner, discussing communism, etc, having attained "only enough education to read street signs?" How is it that an upper class Isabel would immediately fall for this slum dog? Why was she so immediately accepting of Tristoa's mother, in spite of her slovenly life style? It didn't add up. The development of Tristao's shant [...]

    16. Modeled on the legend of Tristan and Iseult, Updike brings the pair of doomed lovers to Brazil and chronicles 22 years in that country’s history from the 1960’s to the 1980’s.Tristao is black and from the favela, a street urchin who has to rob and kill in order to survive, who is introduced to sex with older women as a matter of course by his prostitute mother who has never borne more than one child from each of her clients, although she has borne several of different hues between black an [...]

    17. Such a wonderful read - I couldn't and didn't want to put it down. I cherished each moment I got to pick it up and get lost in it's world. I saved this book for my recent vacation to a tropical Caribbean island and it couldn't have been a more perfect read for my trip. As I sat on a beach the first day and opened the book, the first chapter was so fittingly titled "The Beach". Doesn't get much more perfect than that.I have so far read two other books by Updike and I'm very glad I read them first [...]

    18. while definitely well written, it also seems old fashioned and of a later time period than it actually is. It is about this intense love story between a white girl and a black boy in Brazil in a time where that is not excepted, especially by the girls wealthy and powerful family. its a common story, but his detail of their love is very honest about the balence of power in a couple and this impenetrable selflishness we all have. it was interesting to learn about brazil through the context of this [...]

    19. არ ვიცი გაოგნებული ვარ. არასდროს წამიკითხავს ასეთი "უცნაური" წიგნი. იმასაც კი ვერ ვხვდები, რამდენი ვარსკვლავი დავუწერო. ერთი რამ ნამდვილად ვიცი-გამაოცა აპდაიკის ფანტაზიამ და, ამ შემთხვევაშ [...]

    20. არ მახსენდება სხვა წიგნი, რომელიც ლაპარაკობდეს ადამიანის სხეულის მოთხოვნილებებზე და ეს ისე იყოს გადმოცემული, რომ კი არ გაგაღიზიანოს, პირიქით, გაგაოგნოს, შეგშალოს, ამოგატრიალოს და თავბრუ [...]

    21. A black teenager from the slums spots a virginal white product of the upper class on a beach in Rio. He gallantly presents her with a ring he has recently stolen at knifepoint from a ianque tourist, and she responds by taking him home and to bed, and then slips away from her minders to join him in his hardscrabble life (bringing along a wad of cash stolen from her uncle).Why?Patiently reading along, I looked for motivations. Neither of them has known much if any parental love. It's reasonable to [...]

    22. Вещь более чем неожиданная для читателя знакомого с Апдайком по его более известным произведениям, таким как “Кентавр” или трилогия Кролика. Вместо привычных провинциальных северо-американских городков в этот раз нам показывают Бразилию. Туда же забрасывает героев кел [...]

    23. რა კარგი ყოფილა აპდაიკი, სად ვიყავი აქამდე :)

    24. The story in a nutshell: Brazilian street-kid meets privileged white girl. They fall in love. Privileged white girls' father forbids it. The two young lovers run away into the Brazilian wildernesses. Jungle shaman works some magic and privileged white girl becomes a black woman while black street-kid becomes a white man. They make their way back to civilization where they are now accepted as a couple. They settle into a somewhat stereotypical nuclear family. Black street-kid now turned into a wh [...]

    25. I think I've said this before, but its hard for me to give John Updike's books less than four stars most of the time. His writing is always so eloquent even if his plot is lacking or pacing seems slow. In Brazil's case, I did find it to be a bit dull at times, but only because I felt like the two main characters were just reincarnations of the classic Tristan and Isolde/Romeo and Juliet mold, which I later found to be true. I was at first intrigued by the interracial romance, but then became fru [...]

    26. El primer mérito de esta obra es el cuidado y la brillantez con que está escrita. Updike es un maestro en el arte de la narración, y aquí da sobradas muestras de su talenta. La novela nos cuenta el viaje existencial de dos jóvenes que, contra sus propios condicionantes de clase (él es negro y ella es blanca, el viene de las favelas de Río y ella de una familia de clase alta brasileña), deciden por encima de cualquier otra circunstancia vivir su vida en común como pareja, como marido y m [...]

    27. This was a shockingly sensual and beautiful work of fiction. If one can get over some of the overtly sexual descriptions and move beyond, one is rewarded by a great work of fiction. It is a novel that speaks to the reality of the human condition, one that , though set in Brazil, could be encountered anywhere in the world, where racial inequality, poverty, and violence co-exist with the abundance and ease of the privileged. Updike lets us imagine what it would be like if that co-existence could b [...]

    28. I have a confession. I walked away no longer liking the characters. What started as a raw and unforgiving love story without morals continued to be so till the end. This story would make a horrible Hollywood script. All through it I was simultaneously reminded of the depravity of being human and yet the hope that love gives us. For a better future, even when we have sank to our lowest and think we can do no more harm. I will never forget this story. It is definitely one that will "stick to your [...]

    29. I didn't expect to love this book. I had tried reading Updike when I was younger and didn't make it through one of the Rabbit books. Brazil is a haunting tale that I couldn't put down. Unexpected turns, and a story of almost supreme sacrifice for a love that utterly consumed two souls.

    30. For those who would transform themselves inside out for love. He would embody her and she embody him. He would become her and she, him.For those who believe in being fated to another. For as long as they shall live.Read.

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