Diário da queda

Di rio da queda Um garoto de treze anos se machuca numa festa de anivers rio Quando adulto um de seus colegas narra o epis dio A partir das motiva es do que se revela mais que um acidente cujas consequ ncias se pro

  • Title: Diário da queda
  • Author: Michel Laub
  • ISBN: 9788535918175
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Um garoto de treze anos se machuca numa festa de anivers rio Quando adulto, um de seus colegas narra o epis dio A partir das motiva es do que se revela mais que um acidente, cujas consequ ncias se projetam em diversos fatos de sua vida nas d cadas seguintes a adolesc ncia conturbada, uma mudan a de cidade, um casamento em crise , ele constr i uma reflex o sobre identUm garoto de treze anos se machuca numa festa de anivers rio Quando adulto, um de seus colegas narra o epis dio A partir das motiva es do que se revela mais que um acidente, cujas consequ ncias se projetam em diversos fatos de sua vida nas d cadas seguintes a adolesc ncia conturbada, uma mudan a de cidade, um casamento em crise , ele constr i uma reflex o sobre identidade, afeto e perda Dessa reflex o fazem parte tamb m as trajet rias de seu pai, com quem o protagonista tem uma rela o dif cil, e de seu av , sobrevivente de Auschwitz que passou anos escrevendo um di rio secreto e bizarro S o tr s gera es, cuja hist ria parece ser uma s s o lembran as que se juntam de maneira fragmentada, como numa lista em que os fatos carregam em si tanto inoc ncia quanto brutalidade.

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    1. Phenomenal --powerful --heartbreaking --written in spare beautiful prose!!!My body was shaking --I managed to choke back tears --but I was 'choked' for almost the entire amount of time it took to read this slim novel (in one sitting) --I knew 'nothing' --I mean 'nothing' about this book until I started it early this morning. Truth be told --I only bought it yesterday-- (kindle download)--when I realized I had forgotten about our Jewish book-club discussion this coming Sunday. I haven't read any [...]

    2. My dear friend Elyse recommended that I read Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub because she knows that I am always up for reading both Jewish content books as well as novels that take place in South America. Intrigued by reading another Portuguese language author in translation, I decided to try this slim novel in diary form. As Rosh Hashanah is approaching and I take stock in what blessings I have in my life, Laub's novel reminds me to be thankful for the life I lead in a multicultural society.M [...]

    3. Michel Laub is a Brazilian lawyer-turned writer, and Diary of the Fall is his first novel published in English.This is a short book, composed mostly of numbered, short paragraphs, each containing just a few sentences. As the title suggest, the novel is written in the form of a diary - the main protagonist is a struggling alcoholic who reminisces about his childhood, and tries to understand his grandfather and his father. His grandfather was an Auschwitz survivor, who emigrated to Brazil to start [...]

    4. Is it possible to hate an Auschwitz survivor? Or worse, to feel indifferent to his sufferings? These are a couple of the questions that are posed in Brazilian writer Michael Laub’s spare and shimmering new book, Diary of the Fall.The narrator is two generations removed from Auschwitz, a privileged boy who is attending a nearly all-Jewish school. His grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, kept multiple notebooks filled with the most banal and Pollyanna-ish descriptions of his life after leaving th [...]

    5. Unto the Fourth GenerationPhysically small and compact, this is a bullet of a book that hits you in the small of the back, and keeps hitting until your moral spine has been shattered and then painfully reassembled. Although not dealing with the subject directly, it makes the first genuinely new contribution to Holocaust literature that I have read in a long time. It does this by concentrating, not on the nineteen-forties themselves, but the effect of that legacy upon the children, grandchildren, [...]

    6. a ruminative and rueful reflection on the past and its power to tether us to it, diary of the fall (diário da queda) is the first of michel laub's five books to be translated into english. laub, a porto alegre-born former lawyer-turned-writer, was named one of the best young brazilian novelists in 2012 by granta. diary of the fall is the fictional first-person account of an unnamed narrator as he reflects on his participation in a sadistic prank (as an adolescent), his failed marriages and alco [...]

    7. From a Brazilian novelist, a profound novella about all the traumatic memories we aim to forget. In a digressive diary addressed to his unborn child, the narrator chronicles his regret over his alcoholism and his part in injuring a classmate at age 13, but also curates the written memoirs of his father and grandfather. His father is desperate to document as much as he can before Alzheimer’s takes his memory; on the other hand, his grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor whose life parallels Primo L [...]

    8. Agrada-me a forma como Laub subverte continuamente a expectativa do leitor acostumado às fórmulas clássicas da literatura. A queda de João não causa consequências tão graves quanto o leitor espera. João não reaparece no futuro do narrador ao contrário do que se espera. A briga do narrador com seu pai não tem a consequência negativa que somos levados a esperar. O desentendimento com a terceira mulher não leva ao rompimento, nem ele a agride. Por fim, o próprio fim do livro tem uma n [...]

    9. Otuz yıl içerisinde, Auschwitz’de tutuklu kalmış birini bulmak neredeyse imkansız olacak.Altmış yıl içerisinde, Auschwitz’de tutuklu kalmış birinin oğluyla tanışmak çok zor olacak.Kitap travmatik olayların gölgesinde kalan üç kuşağı, hesaplaşmalarını yalın bir şekilde sunmuş. Geçmişini hatırlamak istemeyen bir adam, geçmişini unutmak istemeyen bir adam ve hatalarıyla yüzleşmek istemeyen geçmişiyle sürekli mücadele eden başka bir adam. Bunların ekseni [...]

    10. This is a short novel comprising, mostly, of brief, numbered paragraphs made up of long sentences which sometimes encompass an entire paragraph. You feel like you want to hold your breath before each section and then take a few moments to regulate your breathing after you’ve finished before diving in again. Sometimes the pressure forces you back and you feel like you’re covering the same ground—not sure what would be an appropriate aquatic metaphor here—again and again. And you are. In h [...]

    11. I hate handing out a title like “Best of 2014” so early in the year. I hate handing it out, in general, because now it seems like any of the other books I’ve written about from January to this point are explicitly not the best, but there is no getting around it: Diary of the Fall struck me like no other book has this year. In a just world, it will be studied in schools alongside Elie Wiesel’s Night and Camus. It will be brought up in philosophical debates, when questioning the meaning of [...]

    12. Será por que yo tampoco creo en el ser humano, o por coincidir en que la tradición y la familia, en ocasiones, transportan pesos capaces de aplastarnos.

    13. First of all Good reads have this book as Diary of the fall by david Laub and this is wrong.Diary of The Fall is by Michel Laub who is one of the best Brazilian writers of the new generation.The plot is a beauty inviting flowing prose. Michel Laub has a style of his own that seems to touch things without leaving a mark and without oppressing or disfiguring what is writen. The cover photograph tells it all a young boy falling. Diary Of The Fall is divided into chapters that our young boy narrator [...]

    14. Not sure if it was the writing style, the translation, or something else. But I just couldn't get emotionally attached to any of the characters in this book. There was a glimmer of hope that I would get involved emotionally towards the beginning when the narrator was talking about the bullying of João, because I did get a bit involved then, but then it went away.The writing was good, but I didn't actively like it. Towards the end of the book I was getting bored.All that sounds really negative, [...]

    15. Escolha um dia em que tenha tempo livre para começar a ler. Impossível largar desde a primeira página.

    16. I'm surprised that Laub isn't getting more attention; his other work is unavailable in the US, and I got this one for a dollar at a library book sale based purely on the fact that Jull Costa translated it (and I trust her as much as any living human being when it comes to what I should read). It's a wonderful little book. I can imagine two big reasons it isn't popular here:i) Laub is Brazilian, but also Jewish, which just breaks the American Marketing Machine's brain/central processor, because ' [...]

    17. Um relato emocionante sobre o esquecimento e a experiência humana, sobre ser pai e ser filho, sobre culpa, tristeza e vício, dentre outras questões tão pessoais e individuais da vivência. Michel Laub combina com maestria seu lirismo dramático com as inovações estruturais típicas do seu trabalho. Super recomendo!

    18. Si Francisco Umbral hubiera estado en un campo de concentración y hubiera sido escritor es seguro que al visitar cualquier plató nos hubiera dicho "Yo he venido aquí a hablar de Auschwitz". A sus 40 años el brasileño Michel Laub escribe Diario de una caída para saldar deudas con su pasado, con su herencia y para reconciliarse con su padre, a quien va dedicada la novela. No quiere hablar Laub de Auschwitz, pero al final como judío que es, lo lleva en la sangre.Nos dijo Gasset «Yo soy [...]

    19. 'Diary of the Fall' presents three generations of lives defined by particular moments. For the narrator's grandfather, it was surviving Auschwitz (or at least gaining a stay of execution), a horror that claimed the lives of his parents, his three brothers, his girlfriend and any number of neighbours and friends, a horror so immense that it goes beyond words and is never again mentioned by him or in his presence, even as it forever colours every aspect of his life. For the narrator's father, it w [...]

    20. A primeira coisa que me chamou atenção no livro foi, obviamente, a capa. Achei a capa bonita e bem moderna. Me impressionei. Não só com a capa, mas também com o papel empregado e a diagramação. São itens irrelevantes se comparados ao conteúdo, mas notar tanto 'cuidado' na produção da obra me fez imaginar que eu estava diante de algo que não queria passar despercebido.Me apaixonei pelo livro assim que comecei a lê-lo, o que foi ainda na livraria. Gostei bastante do formato que autor [...]

    21. Culpa e redenção. Como as coisas deveriam ser. Como as coisas foram. Como as coisas são. E a constante inviabilidade da experiência humana em todos os tempos e lugares. Tudo isto forma uma espiral reincidente em um livro sobre o peso da existência, do conflito entre e da possibilidade de construção conjunta entre diversas gerações. "A queda" são várias, como são os diários. E todos fazem parte do mesmo. Um conjunto de vidas, situações, memórias e relatos arrancados da sombra de u [...]

    22. Enquanto espero uma oportunidade de voltar à livraria pra terminar a metade do (até então interessantíssimo) "O Tribunal da Quinta-Feira" que deixei lá, resolvi ler a obra anterior de Michel Laub. A linguagem direta e narrativa cronologicamente variante é a mesma, mas senti falta de profundidade no protagonista, que parece se repetir demais em suas angústias sem as expressar direito. Ainda assim, um estudo interessante sobre como tragédias podem marcar tão profundamente o núcleo famili [...]

    23. É um livro para se ler rápido: se você demora muito, começa a pegar os truques do autor. Eu efetivamente não sei, mas poderia chutar que foi um livro que demorou para ser escrito: duas boas idéias dão o impulso inicial do livro que, depois, vai se perdendo, mudando de tom, agregando uns clichês, até chegar a um final meio 'deus ex machina', meio metalingüístico, que realmente não me surpreendeu, nem agradou.

    24. já estou um bocado "farto" do assunto (PAI) como razão e justificação para tudo o que somos na vida, no entanto não deixa de ser um bom livro. Exercício psicanalítico e terapêutico para quem o escreveu, um tempo razoavelmente bem passado para quem o lê.

    25. A story dealing with survivor's guilt after Auschwitz and how it affects successive generations. Poignant and touching.

    26. Um dos textos mais magníficos que tive o prazer de ler durante toda a inviabilidade de minha experiência humana.

    27. A twist on the topic of racism and anti-antisemitism, seen through the eyes of a modern world man in his 40s. We follow the 'burden' that his grandfather and father in a way left through their diaries, the lessons he learned from his own interactions, friendships and racial prejudices, his own battle with alcoholism, reaching the final stage of understanding the role of a father. He is in a way continuing the tradition of soul searching.I especially liked the intensity of some of the feelings ex [...]

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