Black Dogs: Ian McEwan

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Black Dogs: Ian McEwan

Black Dogs: Ian McEwan

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The novel has themes of love, faith, and political ideology, as viewed through the eyes of a married couple as they travel through the cities of Europe.

McEwan, un poco en modo Zadie Smith, elige hacernos escuchar las dos perspectivas (la de la que cambió y la del que cree que ese cambio fue una locura) en las voces de un matrimonio separado. It comes in memories, still places (like the kitchen in the quote), most interestingly in a trip to a concentration camp; in this case, the dead place is alive, but as a Jew I experienced it entirely differently than the protagonist did—McEwan’s writing allows this. McEwan points out that "Laboratory work teaches you better than anything how easy it is to bend a result to fit a theory", acknowledging that "rationalism is blind faith".

Seeking to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences Bernard and June cannot reconcile, Jeremy undertakes writing June's memoirs, only to be led back again and again to one terrifying encouner forty years earlier--a moment that, for June, was as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time. Rather than being able to embrace the adventure of traveling through Europe, she only wants to go back to England where she is comfortable. In a finely crafted, compelling examination of evil and grace, Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civilisation's darkest moods - its black dogs - with the tensions that both create love and destroy it. I cani neri :simbolo dell'inquietudine innominabile e irragionevole che talvolta ti assale e incarnazione delle minacce che ti senti dentro.

But the author who comes most to mind is WG Sebald, for his discovery of the power of a fictional memoir, as in AUSTERLITZ , and his patient archaeology of horror. This is a book of intellectual substance, but it is seductively easy to read and -- despite its grim title and cover -- probably the most positive McEwan has so far written. Both are cultured and educated members of the upper class, with little practical or material experience. Schon von der ersten Seite an wird eine Szene zwischen den frisch verlobten Schwiegereltern beschworen, die bis zum Ende nicht erzählt wird und die den eigentlichen Wendepunkt im Leben des Paares darstellen soll. In the end, everything clears up like a fog, making you see more clearly what you perhaps intuited all along, about who was right and who was aloof.They don’t have nearly enough sex, which, unlike politics, is one of the things McEwan is particularly good at describing. Bernard was a skeptic and atheist, while June discovered a burgeoning religious faith and became a devout believer in God. And I particularly liked the ending, which could not be more applicable to today, although the book is copyrighted 1992. However, they both firmly believe that communism can make the world better, and through devotion to the communist cause they can ultimately help shape society into a utopia. Jeremy is a sensitively depicted, pleasant enough character who "is found by love" in his late thirties.

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