The Moons of Jupiter
In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there are betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. But the true events in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed o...more
I simply loved Too Much Happiness and definitely wanted to read more of her work. This is one of her earlier collections published in 1982 and though I didn’t find it as good, there are still plenty of little jewels I thoroughly enjoyed.
What Munro does so well is everyday interactions, these beautiful everyday moments we tend to ignore because we think they have no meaning, but they say so much about who we are.
There are also more defining moments in this collectio...more
The opening stories were surprisingly brilliant, and Munro's ability to share momentous insights within a sentence or two continually impressed me. To read Munro is to see her chara...more
The title story, Moons of Jupiter, was about an author coming to grips with her father’s heart valve transplant, 2 grown children who have gone their own, secretive ways, and her own interests in writing and fashion. This was Alice Munro at her typical and her best, taking the reader inside the life of someone who is...more
Respecto a los temas, hay un poco de todo. El hilo conductor suele ser la visión femenina del mundo, muchas ve...more
¡Ah, pocas cosas en la vida son tan alent...more
Una de las pocas cosas con la que estoy de acuerdo con el polémico Franzen es que recomienda leer a Munro; por una vez y sin que sirva de precedente.
Ya hablé bastante de “La vida de las mujeres” y desvelaba algunos de los secretos que utiliza con frecuencia; bueno, en realidad, lo decía ella misma en el increíble epílogo a ese ciclo de relatos cortos estructurado como novela.
En esta ocasión tenemos ya el típico libro de relatos ambientados en...more
First of all, although the short stories in this collection almost invariably build up to something befittingly atmospheric and pregnant, they nearly all give an anticlimactic sort of feel after that. It feels like a novel just about to plunge into the heart of its tale and then being slashed off.
Also, although the character...more
That didn't sound too impressive... but this is my favourite theme, the all-consuming topic of my life for the past few years, in particular. Adulthood to me is the realisation that family in particular is not to be taken for granted, and that age can be a gently wonderful and terrible beast.
Munro tackles these so well, story after story... which is why she is one of my favourite...more
Some themes from the collection:
- A childhood memory of the days spent with a group of boisterous aunts and an encounter with one of them years later.
- A visit to a planetarium while a father is preparing for a critical surgery.
- A 80 year old woman in an old age home trying to discipline a depressed man recovering from...more
Her stories never cease to amaze me.
She does not use too many words, she does not spell everything out, yet there is plenty of detail.
And every so often she comes out with a one-liner that makes me sit up and take notice.
The second story toward the end:
"Now I no longer believe that people's secrets are defined and communicable, or their feelings full-blown and easy to recognize. I don't believe so." 
L'opera è costituita da una serie di racconti, generalmente ambientati in Canada, nella prima metà del Novecento e con protagoniste donne più o meno alla ricerca di un senso alle proprie vite.
L'impressione generale dopo la lettura è di noia, perché le donne raccontate quasi sempre non "arrivano" da nessuna parte. Si perdono in ricordi o frammenti cristallizati della propria vita, che non generano sviluppi e...more
She is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Liter...more