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by Per Petterson

ISBN: 0099536021
ISBN13: 978-0099536024
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage Books (June 1, 2011)
Pages: 240
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

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Home Per Petterson I Curse the River of Time. All this happened quite a few years ago. My mother had been unwell for some time

Home Per Petterson I Curse the River of Time. I curse the river of ti. .I Curse the River of Time, . My mother had been unwell for some time. To put a stop to my brothers’ nagging and my father’s especially, she finally went to see the doctor she always saw, the doctor my family had used since the dawn of time. He must have been ancient at that point for I cannot recall ever not visiting him, nor can I recall him ever being young. I used him myself even though I now lived a good distance away. After a brief check-up, this old family doctor swiftly referred her to Aker Hospital for further examination.

I Curse the River of Time (Norwegian: Jeg forbanner tidens elv) is a 2008 novel by the Norwegian writer Per Petterson. The narrative is set in 1989 against the backdrop of a communist Europe

I Curse the River of Time (Norwegian: Jeg forbanner tidens elv) is a 2008 novel by the Norwegian writer Per Petterson. The narrative is set in 1989 against the backdrop of a communist Europe. The story revolves around Arvid Jansen, the protagonist, and his relationship with his mother, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The book received the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2009. Norwegian literature.

Petterson blends enough hope with the gorgeously evoked melancholy to come up with a heartbreaking and cautiously optimistic work. My first being It's Fine By Me and my 3rd being Out Stealing Horses. I absolutely love his style of writing and his repetitiveness. I did enjoy this book but I found it to be very sad and it left me wanting more.

Per Petterson’s trademark is recognizable from the opening pages of this contemplative novel. The river-as-time metaphor captures how Arvid is caught in the flow of life, sometimes turbulent, that has upturned his life and now may do the same to his two daughters. Lyrical but steely, implacably sad. His unhurried but precise prose navigates the turbulent waters of human relationships and the inability to communicate with those we most care about. The characters remain close in a physical space, but they couldn’t be farther apart. And, much like a river, the narrative ebbs and flows, becomes bogged down, bursts free in spurts, and meanders to its destination.

The Norwegian writer Per Petterson's 2003 novel Out Stealing Horses won the Impac award and transformed Petterson into an international literary figure

The Norwegian writer Per Petterson's 2003 novel Out Stealing Horses won the Impac award and transformed Petterson into an international literary figure. His earlier (translated) novels, To Siberia and In the Wake, were stringent tales of bleakness and alienation whose strong atmosphere of personality fixed Petterson's artistic identity firmly in the mind

Not on the beach that day in 1989, not in Bergersen’s café nearly fifteen years earlier, not before I was a Communist. She did not pay attention, she turned her gaze to other things.

Not on the beach that day in 1989, not in Bergersen’s café nearly fifteen years earlier, not before I was a Communist. in and didn’t know where I had been, she saw me go out and didn’t know where I was heading, how adrift I was, how sixteen I was without her, how seventeen, how eighteen, how desperately walking along Trondhjemsveien I was, up and down Route E6 between Veitvet and Grorud.

Per Petterson was born in Oslo in 1952 and worked for several years as an unskilled labourer, a bookseller, a writer and a translator until he made his literary debut in 1987 with the short-story collection Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes, which was widely acclaimed by critics.

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;How impossible it was to grasp that in the end something as fine as this could be ground into dust' (p. 213)

;How impossible it was to grasp that in the end something as fine as this could be ground into dust' (p. 213). I Curse the River of Time, the new novel from the winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Out Stealing Horses, is a mesmerizingly beautiful book about love, regret, family secrets and failed revolution. The novel takes us through d Arvid's life and its descent towards a moment of terrible crisis

It is 1989 and all over Europe Communism is crumbling. Arvid Jansen is in the throes of a divorce. At the same time, his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Over a few intense autumn days, we follow Arvid as he struggles to find a new footing in his life, while everything around him is changing at staggering speed. As he attempts to negotiate the present, he remembers holidays on the beach with his brothers, his early working life devoted to Communist ideals, courtship, and his relationship with his tough, independent mother - a relationship full of distance and unspoken pain that is central to Arvid's life.
Comments:
Thetahuginn
This is the 3rd book that I have read from Per Petterson and probably my 2nd favorite. My first being It's Fine By Me and my 3rd being Out Stealing Horses. I absolutely love his style of writing and his repetitiveness. I did enjoy this book but I found it to be very sad and it left me wanting more. If you are familiar with Per Petterson's writing than I think you will enjoy this story but if you aren't than you might be left with a question mark at the end. I find that his books are more about characters and their relationships...but that is one of my favorite things about his stories, I do fall in love with his characters. I would recommend this book!

Manazar
I imagine there is a thematic run through as far as what's going on with the protagonist, but I don't think it was threaded well.

I was hoping to gain insight into Norwegian culture and daily life but was left with little to grab on to.

Manesenci
Per Petterson has written many books and I loved all of them. Although there are 3 that form a trilogy they are all related. Even in translation the prose is so strong that it comes through with all its sparseness and beauty. Not a bit like Steig Larsson fortunately, a great Norwegian writer.
Great article in The New Yorker by James Wood LATE AND SOON The novels of Per Petterson.

Jek
I enjoyed my immersion in this novel. While it's true that nothing much happens, it's also true, as a reviewer points out, that life happens on every page. I read it on my e-reader, and I regret not buying the "real" book. i would like to flip back through the pages and trace, for instance, the development of Arvid's character, his relationship with his mother, her relationship with the neighbor, etc. Such 'flipping' is just too much trouble on the Kindle. This finely wrought novel deserves more easily accessible paper and ink, in my opinion.

Kriau
I became almost hypnotized by Petterson's long sentences. The story pivots on psychology and a deep sense of sadness that Americans somehow rarely express. The mood is dark and cold; everywhere there hangs a grey November sky. This is a masterpiece with almost the impact of Cormack Mc. Carthy. I am also amazed by the craft of the translator and the subtle ways Petterson sets up his points of views, then modifies them. This novel is written against the recent trend in American literature of short, crisp sentences. I commend Amazon.com for requesting reviews at random ( at least that is my impression) Yes, I have read the book and yes, I wrote this brief opinion only after having been asked to do so.

Diredefender
This is worth the read if you like Petterson, but not his best. I found "To Siberia" and "Out Stealing Horses" to both be better reads. The plot and characters are linked with those in "To Siberia" so you might as well read both to get the full story.

The novel ends in the abrupt, unresolved style that Petterson's other novels to. The difference here is that, at the end, you feel no sympathy for the main character and don't really care too much about what happens to him after the plot ends.

Uscavel
I picked up the latest Per Petterson book primarily because it was named a NY Times Notable Book of 2010. That is somewhat misleading because in fact the book was published in 2008 and only translated to English in 2010. Nevertheless, it made the list and I wanted to see if it was as good as Out Chasing Horses which I did enjoy. Whereas I thought it was a good book and a solid read, it was surely not his best. As it turns out however, this is the prequel to "In the Wake" which I have not read yet. In this work, Petterson in his usual economical writing style talks primarily about relationships. Mother and son. Woman and man. Husband and wife. Most of the relationships in this book are broken or about to be broken. 37 year old Arvid--the protagonist of the story is on his way towards divorce while at the same time reconciling with his mother who is dying of cancer. He lives in Oslo but when his mother turns sick, she decided to move back to Denmark where she was born and he follows her. In fact, he follows her twice in this story--both times the reader will find in dramatic fashion. An interesting storyline is also Arvid's association with Communism in his college days and some commentary regarding the fall of Communism and its afffect on Arvid and his friends. Overall, I thought the book was good but not gripping. It was not a particularly fast read for what is a pretty compact and short book. I recommend it to readers of Petterson but not enthusiastcally.

No sentimentality here, yet as moving a picture of a son-mother relationship as I've come across. The 37-year-old's heart-breaking need for his mother drives the novel; yet the mother's sharp wit and tough attitude toward life and, yes, tough-love, steals the show. In one of the few instances she weakens, she responds to her son's question if she's afraid: "No. I'm not afraid of dying. But damnit, I don't want to die no." then tells him to "go away, squirt" Taut style, pitch-perfect narration, a companion novel to Pettersons' "Out Stealing Horses," which explores a son-father relationship.

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