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Gentleman Overboard

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A man falls overboard; his thoughts as he awaits rescue. Wodehouse meets Sartre.
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Siv30
Nov 21, 2015 Siv30 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
נובלה מינורית, שפורסמה ב-1937 ולפי הפרסומים שקראתי נשכחה בארה"ב ופורסמה בתרגום לעברית, בהוצאת זיקית.

הגיבור של הנובלה, הנרי פרסטון סטנדיש, נמלט מההוויה המעיקה בחיו לשיט באוניית תיירים הנעה בין הוואי לפנמה. בוקר גורלי אחד הוא מחליק ונופל מהאוניה ומרגע זה, רוב הנובלה מתמקדת בנעשה במוחו בעת המתנה שהעדרו יאותר והנוסעים או אנשי הצוות יבינו כי נפל למים והאנבלה תשוב לאסוף אותו.

"בבת אחת חלפה בגופו תשוקה עזה לחיות. הדופק הלם בעורקיו בתיאום עם עוצם הרגש, ולבו פעם בלהט. מעולם עד כה לא חש רגשות עזים כל כך כ
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Leslie
Jan 08, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it
I learned that wittiness in the beginning of a novel can, under the hand of a skillful writer, turn into moving sorrow.
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Jun 14, 2013 Hadassah rated it it was amazing
A sense of affluence, of gratification

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