Jagannath

Jagannath Enter the strange and wonderful world of Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck with this feast of darkly fantastical stories Whether through the falsified historical record of the uniquely weird Swedish cre

  • Title: Jagannath
  • Author: Karin Tidbeck
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Enter the strange and wonderful world of Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck with this feast of darkly fantastical stories Whether through the falsified historical record of the uniquely weird Swedish creature known as the Pyret or the title story, Jagannath, about a biological ark in the far future, Tidbeck s unique imagination will enthrall, amuse, and unsettle you HowEnter the strange and wonderful world of Swedish sensation Karin Tidbeck with this feast of darkly fantastical stories Whether through the falsified historical record of the uniquely weird Swedish creature known as the Pyret or the title story, Jagannath, about a biological ark in the far future, Tidbeck s unique imagination will enthrall, amuse, and unsettle you How else to describe a collection that includes Cloudberry Jam, a story that opens with the line I made you in a tin can Marvels, quirky character studies, and outright surreal monstrosities await you in what is likely to be one of the most talked about short story collections of the year.Tidbeck is a rising star in her native country, having published a collection there in Swedish, won a prestigious literary grant, and just sold her first novel to Sweden s largest publisher A graduate of the iconic Clarion Writer s Workshop at the University of California, San Diego, in 2010, her publication history includes Weird Tales, Shimmer Magazine, Unstuck Annual and the anthology Odd.

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    1. Kitap hakkında fikir belirtenler arasında tuhaf kurgunun yeni yüzünün (new weird) ustası ve bir nevi atası olan China Miéville'i de görüyoruz. Fakat görünce hiç şaşırmıyoruz, çünkü benim için bu kitap tuhaf kurgunun harika bir örneğiydi.Elbette çağdaş İsveç edebiyatı olarak da okunabilir bu kitap. Bence her kesimden okura hitap ediyor. Ancak Miéville diyor ya hani, "Sade ve canlı, temkinli ve tuhaf" O da beni destekliyor yahu.İsveç, edebiyat bakımından daha ön [...]

    2. Where do they keep coming from? Over the last handful of weeks I’ve read Near + Far by Cat Rambo, At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson, and Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand—three new collections of short stories, all from small presses, all by female authors, and all superb. And then, just when I think it can’t get any better, along comes Karin Tidbeck’s debut collection Jagannath, which may just be the best one of the bunch. If you take into account that this is T [...]

    3. This volume is so short that it's barely a book (134 pages). Are these all of the short stories that Tidbeck's written? Why not put more in? This is not enough! I hope that her other writing is translated into English, because this is an excellent (if brief) collection.I would highly recommend these stories for fans of Kelly Link and Theodora Goss. (As well as Ursula LeGuin, who blurbed it, and Elizabeth Hand, who wrote the introduction.)Contains:Beatrice - "If you love someone, set them free." [...]

    4. "Tuhaf" kurgu sözü bir kitaba ancak bu kadar yakışabilirdi. Çünkü bu derlemeyi tanımlayabilecek en isabetli sözcük bu: tuhaf. Ama kesinlikle yanlış anlaşılmasın; akıldan kolay kolay çıkmayacak, benliğinize işleyecek ve daha fazlasını arzulamanıza neden olacak bir tuhaflık bu. Hikayelerin pek çoğunu tamamladıktan sonra "Ben ne okudum?" diye sordum kendime. Ama "Niye okudum?" demedim asla Gerçi kapağında hem Ursula Le Guin'den hem de China Mieville'den birer övgü ko [...]

    5. Leído por segunda vez me sigue pareciendo tan enorme como la primera y uno de los mejores libros de relatos de autor único que he leído. Me gusta como, entre todos los cuentos, establecen una gradación de la intensidad de lo fantástico, por decirlo de algún modo, de lo fantástico a lo maravilloso: desde relatos sutilmente ambiguos en los que que la posibilidad de lo sobrenatural depende de la interpretación del autor hasta otros ambientados en mundos de fantasía.Esto funciona, claro, po [...]

    6. So this is a collection I think I would class as bizarro fiction and that's a first for me. I picked this up after hearing a few of my friends liked it, and I am very glad that I did becuase Karin Tidbeck's stories have such a unique feel to them that I instantly knew I'd found a good collection.The author of these stories is Swedish, but she writes in both Swedish and English and sometimes leaves Swedish words in the English stories so that the meaning is not lost in translation. All of her sto [...]

    7. Jagannath is a collection of 13 short stories of different lengths, all containing at least a hint of the imaginary, the unreal, and the weird, as allegories of alienation, otherness, and the taboo, but also as archetypal symbols in their own right.The collection opens with Beatrice, a story about the many forms love can take, but how similar the pain is when that love goes unrequited. It’s also a story about birth and the love between parents and children. In Tidbeck’s stories the process o [...]

    8. A really great collection of what I would call "mind-cleaner" stories. They're the sort of thing that you ought to read every so often to refresh your brain. Tidbeck incorporates a good deal of Swedish folklore in her work, and not being Swedish I found it all captivating.The stories are also nice and short! Nice, short and odd.

    9. I wish this book was three times the length so I could be absorbed in this strange, wintery, surreal Scandinavian-folklore-inspired world longer. I could read Karin Tidbeck's stories all day, every day.

    10. "Tuhaf" kelimesinin hakkını veren hikayeler. Öykülerin çoğunu vay be ben az önce ne okudum diyerek bitirdim. Hem fantastiğe hem de edebiyata doymanızı sağlayacak şahane bir kitap. İskandinav kültüründen parçalar taşıması da bonusu. Daha önce de tuhaf şeyleri konu alan hikayeler okudum ama bu kadar başarılı değillerdi. Zeplin çıtayı uçarcasına yükseltmiş. Bundan böyle yazarın sıkı takipçisiyim. *_*

    11. Yazar ait olduğu İskandinav kültürüyle bezemiş öykülerini. Öyle ki kalemine işlemiş gibi iklimin soğuğu. Duyguların daha çok aktarılması gerektiğini düşündüğüm öyküler donuk tasvirlerle ve diyaloglarla geçti biraz. Bu da belki de daha çarpıcı olması gereken sonları ya da olayları normal karşılamama sebep oldu. Buna örnek olarak da Rebecka öyküsünü vereceğim. Çok güzel bir konusu vardı gidişatı da iyi ama o duygusal tattan yoksunluk, soğukluk bende h [...]

    12. People that should read this bookDo you like the movie Trick R Treat (and you should, you know)? Despite being thoroughly 'modern' when you are alone in the dark do you secretly believe in the thin veil that separates reality from otherness and netherness? Do you have recurring nightmares about be lost in dark pine woods and of floating fairy lights in the distance trying to lure you off the path? Do you wish you could find perfume or cologne in the scent of fall leaves, fresh rain, falling snow [...]

    13. Intellectual enticements aplenty, but not emotionally satisfying. Perhaps it's a cultural disjunct, but few of the characters felt real, fully fledged to me. And, as is often the case in a certain strand of literary spec fic, stories end just when I feel they're getting started. Standout stories for me were "Reindeer Mountain," a story of two sisters from a long-line of "touched" mountain folk (which actually did hurt my heart), "Pyret," presented as an academic study of a mythological beast or [...]

    14. Every good review you read about this book is true - with the added bonus of an afterword with wonderful ruminations on language and writing in different languages (Tidbeck translated her own work from Swedish into English).

    15. Cresce di racconto in racconto, e non tanto perché i primi siano più deboli quanto per il bisogno di abituarsi allo stile dell'autrice, che rimane molto distante dal lettore (sì, freddo, nordico, quello che volete). Da leggere in particolare 'Brita's Holiday Village' (ancora una scrittrice in crisi creativa, forse per qualcuno suonerà scontato ma la storia non è tutta nel semplice intreccio), la coppia 'Augusta Prima' e 'Aunts' che esplora una Corte delle Fate con uno sguardo un po' diverso [...]

    16. Qué gozada de colección, me ha encantado, menuda joya.Me llevaba la vida desde hacía mucho tiempo, me lo encontraba por todas partes, de esos libros que parece que te persiguen, pero hace poco leí unos comentarios de China Miéville en los que lo ponía por las nubes y ahí ya no pude resistirme más y me lo compré. La verdad es que, aunque tienen estilos diferentes, los dos autores tienen bastantes similitudes, sobre todo en sus relatos, las ideas totalmente novedosas, relatos llenos de fa [...]

    17. -Frialdad casi impecable.-Género. Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta. Trece trabajos breves de la autora sueca, que suelen moverse entre diferentes grados de narrativa fantástica, que nos llevaran a conocer a una sidhe que desea saber qué es el tiempo, a una hija de la Gran Madre, a diferentes familias con unas situaciones muy distintas entre sí, un ensayo de investigación sobre los Pyret, a dos personas enamoradas de máquinas y a un agente de línea telefónica con unas funciones bastante especial [...]

    18. Loved the atmsophere. The last 3 stories were almost too weird but that's also what I loved about this. It was weird and different and I loved Tidbeck's style. If this is "Nordic spec fic", then I need to try more.

    19. Publicado en lecturaylocura/jagannath-d“Jagannath” de Karin Tidbeck. Elogio de lo extraño.“Extraño” no es peyorativo “per se”; de hecho me quedo con su acepción de “súbito, inesperado y sorprendente”, que bien podemos aplicarlo al caso del libro que traigo hoy, un libro de relatos cortos de la escritora sueca Karin Tidbeck y que nos trae por primera vez al castellano Nevsky gracias a su sello “Fábulas de Albión”: el libro en cuestión es “Jagannath” y estoy dispuest [...]

    20. Jagannath is a collection of thirteen short stories by Swedish author, Karin Tidbeck. The stories are written in English, but maintain a Nordic flavour. Not all the tales in this slim volume appealed. Though I found myself amused by the number of organic creatures populating the pages, I did get the sense I might have appreciated more of the stories if I had a more broad understanding of folklore. Jagannath has collected some outstanding reviews, however, and a couple of the stories easily illus [...]

    21. Hay textos que sólo pueden ser entendidos en retrospectiva. La introducción de Elizabeth Hand para Jagannath es uno de ellos:“Es extraño, casi inaudito, encontrar autores con un talento tan extraordinario que parecen haber salido a la arena literaria completamente formados, como Atenea de la cabeza de Zeus. Pero vivimos tiempos extraordinarios, y en Karin Tidbeck parece que hemos encontrado a la artista que merece nuestro época”.Lejos de ser la boutade que aparenta, tras leer esta colecc [...]

    22. Weird Tales ranging from fairies to sci-fi, all with a Nordic sensibility. I especially enjoyed the essay at the end, where the author discusses translating her own work, choosing words that express an idea better in one language than another, or that have no translation at all.

    23. Tidbeck got my attention last year with her unusual and fantastic novel AMATKA so I was happy to dive into this collection of her stories, which I believe was originally published first. Tidbeck has done the translation from Swedish herself (and has a lovely translator's note at the end) and slyly walks the line between adapting her stories for American audiences and maintaining their essential Nordic-ness. If you enjoy speculative stories from the likes of Kelly Link that are weird, wild, and f [...]

    24. In some places, time is a weak and occasional phenomenon. Unless someone claims time to pass, it might not, or does so only partly; events curl in on themselves to form spirals and circles.(from "Aunts")I purchased the Kindle version of Jagannath on a whim after learning that Elizabeth Hand had written the glowing introduction. And wow. Thank goodness I did. Karin Tidbeck's speculative fiction from the border of fairyland enchanted me. It elicited tears and gasps and giggles and on occasion tota [...]

    25. An unexpectedly lovely and unsettling collection of short stories that occupy a liminal space between reality and folktales (with a few dips into more mainstream fantasy). For fans of Sofia Samatar, Margo Langergan, Amber Sparks, Laura van den Berg. Tidbeck did her own translations for those pieces originally published in Swedish and I honestly couldn’t tell the difference between those originally written in English and the translations.

    26. Una antología de relatos fantásticos que entronca con la tradición de los cuentos de hadas y se adereza con imágenes más modernas y originales.A mí me resulta extrañamente familiar. Me ha trasladado a mi infancia. A los cuentos extraños que inventaban mi madre y mi abuela. Me acerca al hada maligna que fue expulsada del país de las hadas y a la diminuta que aún vive en la planta del salón de la casa de mi madre. A los ratoncitos metálicos que bailan alrededor de una vela, al olor de [...]

    27. What a freaky book. Some of the stories were too short, more like ideas she had and didn't develop. I'm not sure if it's just me, because this book has such a high rating, but I didn't really enjoy it. 2.84 stars is the average. 1. Beatrice - Love with inanimate objects, but then they aren't really. ***2. Some Letters of Ove Lindstrom - A girl who has been abandoned by her mother and then in spirit by her dad trying to make some sense of everything. ***3. Miss Nyberg & I - Roommates and some [...]

    28. For most of this book I was hovering around maybe a 3.5 rating. The prose is lyrical, and the stories are brilliantly off-kilter, but for several I had that, "Well what exactly was the point here? Why exactly did it end there?" feeling that always leaves me dissatisfied. Also, a couple of them seriously CRUSHED MY SOUL, which, while admittedly a testament to the effectiveness of the story, is not a feeling I usually like to be left with, and so would negatively impact my personal rating.But. But [...]

    29. Sandwiched between two stellar short stories, half a dozen pieces pushes you over the edge and plants you in the no mans land between fantasy and reality. Tidbeck effortlessly transforms narration to imbibe fantastical elements which feels organic and fits perfectly. It is hard to choose a favorite among a collection where every story offers something unique; be it in the structure of narration or the elements Tidbeck chooses to bend. And bend, she does. Across the collection theme remains const [...]

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