Those Whom I Would Like to Meet Again

Those Whom I Would Like to Meet Again In ten of her best essay stories Giedra Radvilavi i t travels between the ridiculous and the sublime the everyday and the extraordinary In the place of plot which the author claims to have had shot

  • Title: Those Whom I Would Like to Meet Again
  • Author: Giedra Radvilavičiūtė Elizabeth Novickas
  • ISBN: 9781564788597
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • In ten of her best essay stories, Giedra Radvilavi i t travels between the ridiculous and the sublime, the everyday and the extraordinary In the place of plot, which the author claims to have had shot and buried with the proper honors, the reader finds a dense, subtly interwoven structure of memory and reality, banalities and fantasy, all served up with a good dollop oIn ten of her best essay stories, Giedra Radvilavi i t travels between the ridiculous and the sublime, the everyday and the extraordinary In the place of plot, which the author claims to have had shot and buried with the proper honors, the reader finds a dense, subtly interwoven structure of memory and reality, banalities and fantasy, all served up with a good dollop of absurdity and humor We travel from the old town of Vilnius to Chicago s Brighton Park neighborhood, from the seaside to a local delicatessen, all in a narrative collage as exquisitely detailed as a bouquet of flowers As in all of her work, Radvilavi i t plays with the genres of fiction and nonfiction, essay and short story, in which the experiences of life are unrecognizably transformed, like the flour, eggs, nuts, and apples in a cake.

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    About Author

    1. Giedra Radvilavi i t g 1960 m Panev yje Lietuvos prozinink , eseist.1983 m baig lituanistik Vilniaus universitete ir mokytojavo provincijoje 1986 m persik l Vilni , ilg laik dirbo redakcijose 1994 1997 m su eima gyveno ikagoje, ten b dama, kartu su vyru kalbininku Giedriu Suba iumi i leido ikagos Newberry bibliotekos lituanistini ir pr sistini knyg iki 1882 m katalog.Debiutavo kaip apsakym ra ytoja 1986 m ta iau tikrasis ingsnis lietuvi literat r prasid jo 1999 m kai kult rin je spaudoje prad jo skelbti es 2002 m penkios es paskelbtos kolektyviniame es rinkinyje Siu et si lau nu auti 2004 m i jo atskira es rinktin Suplanuotos akimirkos.

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    1. This Lithuanian author writes sneaky essays that spiral into anecdotes and stories, while refuting their status as fictions Some pieces are political while others discuss literature, each moving into a range of social observations, excellent satirical comment, or serious personal family centred musings Offering a wide insight into Lithuanian culture and society, as well as the neuroses of a female Lithuanian author, the essays here embrace digression as an aesthetic, and might irritate the con [...]


    2. Giedra Radvilavi i t isn t well known in English and that s a shame because this is a marvelous book and I can imagine many people loving it, if only they could discover it These are stories in the form of essays, or fictional essays it doesn t much matter what you call them, you ll catch the drift at once, I promise The people who used to be obsessed with classifying genre appear to have finally exhausted themselves, thank God The suppleness of stream of consciousness shapes these stories and a [...]



    3. I recall enjoying this very much when I read it, but for the life of me, I can t remember anything about it just five months later At only 130 pages, I ll probably give this another whirl and report back to you you being me, the person writing this ever so insightful review.


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