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All Around Atlantis By Deborah Eisenberg,

  • Title: All Around Atlantis
  • Author: Deborah Eisenberg
  • ISBN: 9780671024628
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Deborah Eisenberg s deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with the dislocations, ironies, and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid, troubling worlds her characters inhabit In The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor, a messenger arrives to conduct a boarding school girl into an utterly unexpected future in Across the Lake,Deborah Eisenberg s deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with the dislocations, ironies, and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid, troubling worlds her characters inhabit In The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor, a messenger arrives to conduct a boarding school girl into an utterly unexpected future in Across the Lake, a well meaning college student on summer vacation finds that he is a voyeur and possibly worse at a guerrilla war he almost failed to notice in Mermaids, some suburban schoolchildren try to navigate through the acceptable level of adult pollution around them in Someone to Talk To, an aging not quite prodigy finds himself giving a concert in a banana republic In lyrical and gleaming prose, Eisenberg pries open daily life to explore the hidden mechanisms of human behavior.
    All Around Atlantis Deborah Eisenberg s deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with the dislocations ironies and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid troubling worlds her c

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    1. Like your elegantly perfumed mother running her fingers through your hair Her fingernails at your scalp Her murmuring on the telephone across the room Her talking to you very clearly as an adult, across a table Your mother smokes, or used to Your mother is at peace with the fact that her sculptures are not high art Your mother is interesting than you are.

    2. Mystery clings to a story that haunts us long after it is finished The title story in Deborah Eisenberg s short story collection All Around Atlantis, demonstrates this enigma her characters embody it She blends modern and ancient styles of storytelling stream of consciousness, mystery, and tragedy to create richly layered characters and penetrate their painful secrets without destroying their mystery.Deborah Eisenberg begins the story after Anna notices her mother Lili s former lover Peter, comi [...]

    3. I saw this book here earlier when I was at work and gave three stars without remembering much about it besides the title story, but then I came home and flipped through, and now I m not sure about the three stars, or about much of anything So I thought that instead of figuring out how to register for the social work licensing exam, I d sit here and think aloud so to speak about Deborah Eisenberg I ve only read this and Under the 82nd Airborne, which is out of print and IMO should not be, mostly [...]

    4. There s no questioning the intelligence, surprising vision, and reach of these tales, nor Eisenberg s ability to reveal at once the limited and unfathomable consciousness of young girls With each one I read, I began by thinking, Ah, here s a situation How will this character get out of this fix Perhaps my question wasn t the right one, but given that many of the setups are a yarn spinner s dream, I was often disappointed when barely an arc was realized I wanted to be moved not just airlifted And [...]

    5. This is a book of short stories Not just any ordinary set of short stories, but stories of people caught out by life in different countries and cultures What makes these stories interesting is that they all capture the thoughts of the central character who doesn t feel as if he or she belongs in that society.Everyone has thoughts that we don t voice, fears we don t share, jubilation we can t show at times, and these stories expose all these hidden inner thoughts and show them off in their brilli [...]

    6. Didn t finish this collection or come anywhere close Gave the book away as soon as possible The stories were long winded and self involved in my opinion Can t even remember much of what they were about, simply that I didn t want to read them any Someone who prefers a different style might love this one, but I wanted things to happen and the stories to eventually end.

    7. It seems that The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg have just been published, so I just read the final volume of her stories on my shelf, the out of print All Around Atlantis I think it is one of her strongest collections I usually don t like the collected books of short stories, because they re so big and unwieldy I prefer these slim volumes that can be read in several sittings It s right up there with Under The 82nd Airborne Eisenberg s stories are usually distinguished by great dialogue [...]

    8. The title story in this collection captures the WWII emigre trying to adjust to a post war world, in another country and culture Reminded me of some conversations with just such an emigre in the early 1980s in New York City Someone to Talk To punched me hard In only a few pages, I was reliving the end of my marriage I had to put the book down for a couple of days to recover Stories set in Latin America capture some of the complexities of describing cross cultural experience.

    9. Jessica sent me on my trip with this one mostly because there was a story about a girl who freelances as a decorative painter and I do that too and so it was befitting for me to read It definitely expresses the depressing sentiments involved with the business Or is it the depressing sentiments involved with the people who commission such business Either way, perceptive story.

    10. To achieve such flow in the face of the ineffable is a real feat Passages that have every right to feel labored are weightlessly, even if sometimes horribly, dreamlike I m withholding the last star because she has an unfortunate if rare tendency to weave little slubs of cliche tightly next to clean strands of genuine insight And no, this isn t a deliberate move, it s a flaw.

    11. Gorgeous, evocative use of language, but reminds me why I seldom read short story collections So often they seem written by people who can t come up with an ending for their elaborate plots These ones almost literally end mid sentence The enjoyment does not outweigh the frustration for me She hooks me, then

    12. Eisenberg is a brilliant writer Her short stories are peppered with lines that literally stop you, wherever you are on the page, and force you to go over them again and again to mine their rich imagery and layered meaning Some of the stories lack momentum But the imagery is intense, and there is rich food for thought in each and every story what is memory justice love

    13. I love Eisenberg I never totally understand what s going on in her stories, but the mood is huge And I like trying to figure out what s going on in the dialog It takes a slow, patient reading, though.

    14. I read the first two stories and decided not to finish the book The stories created a mood of mystery, displacement and danger They were well written, but these feelings are not the ones I am seeking in my reading.

    15. i didn t understand these stories at all one star, but maybe learned readers would like it i have an English degree, but these tales were beyond me

    16. Eisenberg s stories stay with you The atmosphere, the moodsI almost feel like I can see how the light looked when I remember these stories, what the characters faces looked like.

    17. This was recommended to me yesterday as a masterful collection of short stories I m looking forward to reading it.

    18. Not as great as Twilight of the Superheroes, but it s probably my fault for reading that collection first.

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