The House of the Spirits (Tripartite #3)
how does your childhood grow?
With fear and guilt and such hard work
and a love that leaves you low.
In thoughts of grief and thoughts of rage,
and a slump of of broken land,
you will rape your heart out, Esteban,
set life to your demand.
Clara, Clara, clairvoyant,
how does your marriage keep?
With magic silent and so near,
to where your children sleep.
When tragedy has struck your home,
and the bull is in the shop,
reality will find you there,
your disengagement stop.
Humans, humans, high...more
i really loved the book though. it's layered, it's complex, it's beautiful. the imagery...more
I truly believe that anyone not familiar with the above mentioned, would likely be a bit thrown, even put off by these influences. Still, this is a brilliantly written story, epic in its truest sense. Covering four generations of women (with a man as the common thread between them), it races through the simplicity of the old world into the c...more
بكرسيّ طائر واتصالات في عالم الأرواح بقية كلارا الحبيبة بالقرب من ترويبا الشيخ الذي تحول تاجه للبياض و قامته للهرم والحزن متكور داخله بعد فقد من أحبها بفعل صفعة , الحنين المنتقل بالأوراق بين الزوجين و الحب الذي يلقي بالفتيات في مواجهة المصائب بقلب قوي و عاطفة جارفة تتبادل القبل على خلفية خوف وفي وسط الثورة , الحياة بجانب من نحب تستحق المجازفة بما تبقى من أعمارنا . من قال أن الحب يضيع وأن هناك شيء يسمى : " فات الأوان" في قاموس العشاق؟ . في الجزء الثالث بعد: "ابنة الحظ"و"صورة عتيقة" تكتب بها إزا...more
من عشق مئة عام من العزلة ربما سيستاء من هذه الرواية لليندي
وهل يمكن أن نحب الروايتين معا !
عني لم استطع حقيقة فالأصل يبقى دائما له ذلك البريق الذي حمل الدهشة تلو الأخرى
الليندي لم تتأثر فقط ولكن الرواية نسخة مقلدة لرواية العظيم ماركيز العمل الذي فاز على إثره بنوبل وترجم إلى لغات عديدة وتوج به بطلا روائيا
لو ذهبت إلى عزلة ماركيز لوجدت قرية ماكوندو الخيالية بينما في أرواح الليندي تحولت للماريات الثلاث .. ماركيز كتب على مدار ستة أجيال أو ثمانية لا أتذكر بينما كتبت الليندي على مدار أربعة أجيال أغلب ش...more
During the first 10 pages I was thinking to myself that there is way too much similarity on so many levels to One Hundred Years of Solitude, but why not, since it's the bible of Latin American magical realism?
In addition to Clara, the second Del Valle daughter who forsaw the future, communicated with spirits, and moved objects without touching them, and Blanca, her daughter w...more
I can't say that I loved 100 Years of Solitude, but The House of the Spirits is certainly the best book I've read this year, my favorite book I've read this year.
I loved each character, particularly the women whose lives are the subject of...more
Later, I got hooked on Allende through her more recent novels and eventually returned to this, her ve...more
4 generations of strong women lived in this turbulent South American country - Chile, within memories and spirits, hard and painful life and difficult men, with Esteban Trueba as the constant leader of the pack. The story itself is so deep, as each one of them has a different aura an...more
Side note: Salvador Allende Gossens was the president of Chili from 1970 to 9/11 1973 when he was assassinated in a coup d'état. Parties involved with the overthrow: Augusto José Ramón P...more
The House of the Spirits has set a new record at Goat Central. I have been trying to read this book for three years. Three solid years (well, just shy. Another two weeks and I would have made the anniversary). Why did I keep trying? Because when I'm actually reading it, it's not half bad. But every time I put it down, there is nothing, not a single thing, about it that makes me want to pick it up again. So I'll end up going six to eight month...more
It's an incredible family saga, a powerful history of characters plagued by their own, I guess, characters. You hate some and you admire some, still, they are all interesting...more
Even though I liked the book, it didn't impress me as much as 100 years did, but come on, it's GGM, no one compares. Aside from that, I love Allende very much, and her narrative is always captivating. Clara is an amazing character, very peculiar and improbable.
The book gets good somewhere...more
By all means enjoy the story -- and then let it seep into your theoretical life.
As a politica...more
He aprovechado un mini-viaje a Oporto para leer La casa de los esp��ritus, en la terraza llena de cesped y hamacas con vistas a la catedral y a multitud de tejados desvencijados de colores de un bonito albergue portugu��s. Aunque con esa infraestructur...more
I really enjoyed this book. I read it shortly after writing a paper relating to the Pinochet dictatorship, and I have always had a special interest in Chile, so that probably influenced my opinion. Nonetheless, I believe I would have liked it anyway-- it was a creative and interesting novel. Because of the limited availablity in my local libary, the particular book I read was a large print edition, but I don't believe there were any changed to the text....more
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