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  • Title: Silence in October
  • Author: Jens Christian Grøndahl
  • ISBN: 9781841951782
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • After eighteen years of marriage, an art historian wakes up one morning to find his wife standing in the bedroom doorway with her bags packed, leaving him with no explanation Alone in his Copenhagen apartment, he tries to make sense of his enigmatic marriage and life Memories of driving a cab, quiet walks in the snow, and intense sojourns in Paris and New York pass throuAfter eighteen years of marriage, an art historian wakes up one morning to find his wife standing in the bedroom doorway with her bags packed, leaving him with no explanation Alone in his Copenhagen apartment, he tries to make sense of his enigmatic marriage and life Memories of driving a cab, quiet walks in the snow, and intense sojourns in Paris and New York pass through his mind in fleeting images The he thinks of his wife, however, the mysterious she becomes to him Slowly he realizes that two people can live together for years without ever really knowing each other, and that the most important encounters in one s life are dictated by chance, not design Exploring with great subtlety the secret, unpredictable connections between men and women, Silence in October is a psychological novel of immense acuity and masterful storytelling.
    Silence in October After eighteen years of marriage an art historian wakes up one morning to find his wife standing in the bedroom doorway with her bags packed leaving him with no explanation Alone in his Copenhagen a

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    1. Having lived in Scandinavia, I ve developed a taste, evidently, for cultures that are hard to crack I m always seeking out the work of new Scandinavian authors to fall in love with I return to Peter Hoeg s Smilla s Sense of Snow over and over I ve even begun shopping around an essay I wrote on that one no other contemporary Nordic prose writer has moved me nearly so much.Until nowrhaps I m re reading Jens Christian Grondahl s Silence in October I read it for the first time about a year ago and c [...]

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    3. Skandinavi kai l tas, gilus ir stebinan iai valgus k rinys Akipl i kai leid iu sau teigti, kad jis subalansuotas moteriai ar vyrui, santuokoje ar partneryst je pragyvenusiai iam daugiau kaip 10 met , pageidautina b t tur ti ir bent vien vaik Kitais atvejais neabejoju b t sunku tinkamai j vertinti Nagrin jama tema ilgalaik santuoka partneryst Problema sisen jusi santuoka pavarg santykiai Kai gyveni su mogumi diena i dienos, ventai tik damas, kad pa sti j kaip nulupt , jis staiga ima ir tampa tau [...]

    4. An author s wife leaves him and his grown up children just as he is getting ready to leave for New York on business The book is mainly set in Denmark and is translated from the Danish The author tracks his wife s movements by watching her credit card transactions on his computer and he discovers that she is re tracing a trip to Portugal they took together years ago That s basically the plot The rest of the book is a wonderful introspection of the author s life as he reflects upon his life and ma [...]

    5. A lovely, introspective, quietly beautiful novel A man wakes to find that his wife of 18 years is leaving him At first, you sympathize with him in his bewilderedness, then as the narrative of his life unfolds, you start to understand the reason behind the separation Memory, the man finds, is a tricky thing You can go your whole life believing that something that happened to you was right and good But when faced with an alternative path that becomes very viable, your whole life falls under specul [...]

    6. They say that something is always lost in translation Unfortunately I can t read in Danish so I read this book in the Dutch translation The translated version is so beautiful that I really wonder what it must be like in the original language Of course, this is also meant as a compliment to the translator I highly recommend this book and Jens Christian Gr ndahl s work in general.Er wordt gezegd dat er altijd wat in een vertaling verloren gaat Jammergenoeg kan ik niet in het Deens lezen dus moest [...]

    7. A melancholy exploration of the innermost thoughts on life, decisions, how we see ourselves, love, dreams, desires, change and marriage Slow and meandering it almost felt as though I were reading a diary Really quite wonderful.

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    9. 10 gr matai Visiem, kas piedz voju i ne vienu vien dz ves gadalaiku un, atskatoties, redz, ka ne viss ir balts un melns Patiesi un vienk r i par dz ves daudzsl ain bu un cilv ka ierobe oto sp ju sp ju to visu apj gt V l 10 par Daces Deni as tulkojumu Bez neviena br a Tas ir p rcilv c gi, pat ar izcilu redaktoru.

    10. i ir kitas mano ap valgas galima rasti ia knygoholike 2016 0Jenso Christiano Grondahlio romanas Spalio tyl jimas toks gra us, kad v liau net pasidaro nuobodu.Tai intelektualus romanas apie vienatv dvies Pagrindin veik j netik tai palieka mona, o tai puiki proga jam apm styti savo gyvenim , santuok , ry ius su kitomis moterimis ir eima Visus tuos metus, kai buvome eima, ir dabar, vaikams prad jus ver tis i jos rato, jud jome kartais pagal nerving , kartais pagal rami , bet visada pagal lanks i ch [...]

    11. I came to this book by way of Out Stealing Horses because that was so well translated that I looked for other books by the translator, Anne Born This is an excellent book in which the main character, a man, examines his life in light of his wife leaving him unexpectedly Anne Born s rewriting of Grondahl s novel is excellent in the extreme I ve only read this once but intend to reread it.

    12. I am so embarrassed Hailed as a masterpiece, and captures the essence of our time, this was absolutely awful And, what is awful, in desperation I chose it as one of the few books I could find written by a Dane for my Scandinavian Smorgasbord literature class, reading one book from each Scandinavian country Obviously, because of constraints of time, I did not have an opportunity to read this This is going to be a terribly painful experience I deserve it I have put my class through horrible pain [...]

    13. Grondahl s lyrical prose flows effortlessly from one lovely sentence to another as he explores romantic relationships This a quiet book that unfolds slowly with random thoughts of past events and what might have been A sad but honest look at love and how different expectations can be at various stages in life Beautifully written.

    14. It is a most honest book, a great one As if written for me and for all wondering people my age It is full of searching, love hope and forgiveness For me personally, it is full of wisdom.

    15. Somehow my review written 2 2 18 got deleted, so here it is again.Grondahl s lyrical prose flows effortlessly from one lovely sentence to another as he explores romantic relationships This is a quiet book that unfolds slowly with random thoughts of past events and what might have been A sad but honest look at love and how different expectations can be at various stages in life Beautifully written.Currently reading An Altered Light, review to follow shortly Grondahl is one fabulous writer

    16. An art historian wakes up one morning to find Astrid, his wife of eighteen years, with a coat on and a suitcase in her hand She turns and leaves without saying a word Melancholy and meditative by nature, the narrator looks back on his life and ponders his relationships with his children, parents, friends, and old lovers His memories form a series of stories, meandering back and forth in time as he tries to attend to his book on the New York School of painting But his past haunts him, especially [...]

    17. I just finished reading The Pilot s Wife, by Anita Shreve, and I think had I not read it first, I would ve enjoyed this book much Although the specific events leading to the main characters situations are different, the end result is the same they are alone.In The Pilot s Wife, Kathryn s husband dies in a plane crash, leaving her with many unanswered questions, the most important of which is how well did she really know her husband In Silence in October, the main character wakes up one morning [...]

    18. Jens Christian Grondahl s stunning Silence in October could easily have been an embarrassingly mawkish trawl through the psyche of an artistic man in midlife crisis.In fact, it is a hugely moving investigation into the nature of conversation, art and relationships.The unnamed narrator is a Danish art critic who wakes one day to find his wife on her way out of the door she looks at him as he rouses, tells him that she will be away for a while, and then leaves His children have also only recently [...]

    19. Grondahl has a masterful way with words and an insightful talent for telling the story that happens between the mind and the emotions.What is love How do you know when you have it When you feel How do you know when you ve lost it This is the story of one man s attempts to discover these answers and his several failures to recognize love and hold onto it his failure to understand when to let it go This is also a story that displays intuitive and profound insights into the vast differences between [...]

    20. I love grown up love stories and this one is written by someone with a deep understanding of love s vicissitudes Grondahl pulls no punches this is a novel about flawed people For all that the narrator appears intelligent and thoughtful, he knows as we do that love loves without a reason , that even those we love and live with may retain a mysterious core, that we may never truly fathom their motivations What the novel illuminates so beautifully is one man s attempt to honestly describe living in [...]

    21. Geen hoogvlieger, dit boek Gr ndahl kan een aardig stukje proza schrijven en zin per zin gelezen is dit een mooi werkstuk Maar in zijn geheel maakt het op mij een quasi onuitstaanbare, valse, voze, en navelstaarderige indruk Ik had de protagonist omwille van zijn lafhartigheid en narcisme een klap in zijn gezicht willen geven Dit verhaal bezwijkt onder zijn eigen pretentie Er zit geen sikkepit authenticiteit in, geen voorwaarts momentum, geen heldere contour In de plaats wordt de lezer overspoel [...]

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