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Hanif Kureishi, escritor inglês de origem paquistanesa, para além dos livros, tem também escrito argumentos para filmes ("A Minha Bela Lavandaria", "O Meu Filho Fanático"). Desta vez foi o dramaturgo e realizador Patrice Chéreau que adaptou o seu romance "Intimidade" (a partir de uma ideia que lhe surgiu de um dos contos de "Amor em Tempos Tristes", também de Kureishi). No ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2004 by Teorema (first published 1998)
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لماذا يتزوج الرجل من امراة لا يحبها وينجب منهااطفال؟

لماذا يتزوج الرجل متعدد العلاقات؟

هذا هو السؤال الذى تبادر الى ذهنى وانا اقرا هذه الرواية

قريشى يصور سوزان بطلة الرواية كوحش متبلد المشاعر باردة فاقدة للاحاسيس

ويعترف انه لم يحبها ولكنه تزوجها

لم تكن من النوع الذى يثير اعجابى لكنى كنت واثقا من ان ثمة شيئا فيها يدخل المتعة الى نفسى كنت اود ان اتوقف عن رؤيتها لبضعة اشهر كى انساها ربما يمكننى عندها ان ارى كيف تبدو عن بعد

ويطلب منك ان تتعاطف مع ماساته وهذا ما لم يحدث

كيف يمكن ان يكون رجل يترك زوجته وط
Mar 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I was ever (God forbid) asked to teach a course on the ethics of fiction, this slim novel would surely be on the assigned reading list.

Intimacy unfolds over the course of 24 hours as its protagonist, a middle-aged screenwriter named Jay, prepares to leave Susan, the mother of his two young sons. Not that he has told her he's going; he intends simply to pack his bag and slip out the door in the morning after she goes to work.

This is a case of art imitating life if there ever was one. Like his
Ian "Marvin" Grayejoy
A Joke Followed by an Intimacy

After reading Milan Kundera's "The Joke", I returned it to the shelf, and looked for something short to read next. Happily, I found it next to my Kunderas. I thought "Intimacy" might continue some of the themes about relationships that had interested me in "The Joke".

After finishing it, I discovered a 2001 interview with Kureishi in the Guardian in which he revealed that he had been reading "The Joke" that very morning.

In some ways, Kureishi was to the 90's what Kun
Sep 22, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Narcisistas que pasen por la crisis de los 40. O misóginos.
Y lo que nos enseña esta obra es que la crisis de los 40 puede hacer mucho daño en algunos hombres. No porque abandonen a la mujer y a sus hijos en medio de la noche para irse a perseguir una jovencita a la que doblan la edad, sino porque sienten también la necesidad de escribirlo y acaban saliendo castañas como 'Intimidad'. Esta obra es tan narciso-nihilista que me recuerda al peor Houellebecq. Repetitiva hasta el tedio. Y como siempre este nihilismo, tan típico de ciertos autores de hoy en día ...more
After reading loads of reviews, what amazes me is that apparently not all women take this self-indulgent crap as a personal affront. Yes, Kureishi is a gifted writer. Okay, his take on the excruciating ruminations of a husband plotting to leave his family is 100% believable. But I can't get past my desire to castrate the narcissistic bastard. It must have been fun to write--a bit like writing from the perspective of a mafia hit man--without any compulsion to tie together the the disparate aspect ...more
One man pondering his life and relationships the night before he plans to leave his partner and children. Not very likeable.
Venkat Narayanan
I would love to give this book a 5 star rating. But only one question prevents it "What if its my father?". An excellent and extremely dangerous book. Its like Sofia Cappollo and Sam Mendes sat together to write something which is a sequel to 'Lost in Translation' and a prequel to 'American beauty'. Engaging and yet edgy Mr.Kureshi has pulled off a ripper and gives us a world of emotional-sexual turmoil(Its autobiographical you see). It is so real,for example the man watches his children with al ...more
Ana Carvalheira
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Esta é a noite mais triste, porque me vou embora e não volto mais".

É desta forma que Hanif Kureishi introduz-nos nesta novela que aborda as interrogações e atribulações introspetivas de Jay, prestes a abandonar a sua mulher, Susan e os seus dois filhos pequenos. "Podemos escolher entre fazer o bem ou o mal aos outros" mas a que preço? "Como é grande a inocência das pessoas quando não estão à espera de ser magoadas". Jay, ao longo da narrativa, coloca-se a si próprio o cenário de continuidade na
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amal Bedhyefi
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a lot to say so please bare with me .
This is a story of a middle-aged british screenwriter , Jay , who decides to leave his wife and two children & the whole book is actually a dialogue by Jay filled with flashbacks to his own past .
I don't know how to feel about this book .
It's daring ,brutal , hard to read , provocative , the characters , or the protagonist , Jay , is not likeable at all , instead you constantly feel like hitting him . But at the same time , it's compelling , irresi
سعود البشر

أحاول أن أقنع نفسي بأن ترك شخصاً ليس أسوأ شئ يمكن أن تفعله له. ورغم أنه قد يبدو، شيئاً كيئباً ومحزناً، لكنه يجب أن ألا يعتبر مأساة، فإذا لم تهجر شيئاً أو أحداً في حياتك ، فلن يكون ثمة مجال للجديد .

هكذا يبدأ حنيف قريشي في رواية الحميمية وصف الليلة التي قرر فيها “غاي” أن يترك زوجته التي عاش معها أكثر من عشر سنوات ، وطفليه الصغيرين، لأنه لم يعد يرغب في أن يعرف المزيد عنها، بعد أن كاد يعرف كل شي عنها ، ولأنه يريد أن يخاطر بمقايضة حياته المستقرة الآن ببقعة صغيرة في بيت صديقة من أجل أن يعيش علاقة مع ف
بثينة الإبراهيم
قابل النقاد عمل حنيف قريشي هذا -كما ذكر المترجم خالد الجبيلي في مقدمته- بانتقاد شديد، فقد وصفها أحد النقاد بأنها رواية مثيرة للاشمئزاز، وكان رد قريشي على هذا الهجوم " لأنني كنت أطرح موضوعًا هامًا حول المشاكل التي يواجهها المتزوجون"، بل حاول النقاد ربطها بحياة قريشي الشخصية الذي ترك زوجته من أجل امرأة أخرى!
يدخل البطل في نوع من مناجاة النفس في الليلة التي يقرر فيها مغادرة المننزل وهجر زوجته من أجل امرأة شابة كان على علاقة بها منذ بعض الوقت، وفي أثناء ذلك يسترجع كثيرًا من الذكريات كحياته طفلًا أو
antónio alves
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
embora tenha lido o livro o ano passado, só hoje soube que tb há a versão em cinema
thnkx Nelson! :)

deixo link para uma entrevista com o autor:
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un diálogo interno abierto y honesto como pocos.
Diana Solano
Apr 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Cuánta misoginia cabe en unas cuantas páginas.
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Truly impressed!Exceptionally clever and interesting!

Book deals with contemporary issues, with taboos of our time, in the most original manner.

Kureishi is really talented writer, I am no longer surprised that he is so often compared to Woolf, Proust and Cami.


Bilješke iz knjige:

"Život bez ljubavi je kao dugotrajna dosada."

"Mesecima mi je vrhunac dana bio u iščekivanju nesvesnog stanja. (...) Večeras moji dečaci i ja želimo isto: više života."

"Shvatila je da život bez njega moguć."

"Kasnije sam
Dec 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: narrativa
Va dove ti porta il pisello...

5 stellette per aver messo in prosa una magnifica e ineccepibile razionalizzazione di un comportamento umano vecchio come il mondo, che sintetizzato sino all'osso ho espresso nel titolo.
Ci sono proprio tutti i clichés:
la vita senza amore (traduzione non scopo abbastanza);
la moglie noiosa e prevedibile, naturalmente appesantita e occupata a fare andare avanti la baracca mentre lui si macera nelle dolorosissime elucubrazioni sull'amore, il desiderio, la libertà di es
أحمد شاكر

باعتبار هذه الرواية، سيرة ذاتية روائية، كما أثار البعض، فيمكنني أن أقول أن هذا الرجل (حنيف قريشي) مجنون، نعم مجنون، وروايته تلك درس في: كيف تصير مجنونا، أو كيف تمشي واثق الخطي نحو الحرية، أو كيف تختار مصيرك. وهو من وجهة نظري (البطل/ الكاتب) صادق؛ مع نفسه، والآخرين. لا يريد أن يخادع. يقول: (كم من النادر حقا أن يمكننا أن تحرر من الوهم! فأنا لن أترك جنة عدن التعيسة هذه لأني لا أحبها فقط، بل لأني أريد أن أصبح شخصا آخر. حلم أو كابوس الأسرة السعيدة الذي يطاردنا جميعنا. إنها إحدي الأفكار الطوباوي
Stephanie Jane
I bought Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi in a pristine hardback edition from the Children's Society charity shop in Garstang for 99p. It is a short novella length book and, written in the first person as it is, could almost be mistaken for memoir rather than fiction. I did learn, when reading other reviews after finishing, that Kureishi had actually lived out the theme - of a man leaving his wife and children - shortly before the book was published.

I was intrigued by the synopsis and hoped for a deep
Nov 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inglese
Sono tornato a leggerlo per una serie di circostanze che mi hanno stimolato interesse e buona disposizione verso Kureishi.
Ho trovato l'inizio eccellente, piuttosto portentoso.
Ho letto e riletto le parole, trovandole troppo profonde per una sola semplice lettura: al contempo, notavo anche la semplicità, l'apparente immediatezza della scrittura.
Non so bene perché, ma leggendolo ripensavo molto al bel film di Ferreri, "Dillinger è morto".
Andando avanti, tuttavia, è cominciata
Habiba ALAYA
I'm literally speechless. I don't know what to feel after reading this book. It goes against everything I believe in specially as a feminist but in some way I do undersatnd what he is talking about and even worse he manages to convience me throughout the novel to agree with him(on some issues not all of them) and see things from his view.This dude can write! I still think he's an arrogant , narcissistic bastard but he's a phenomenal writer.
Dec 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I think far too many people get wrapped up in what the narrator did/does in the novel. This is an effective novel that does what it seeks out to accomplish: namely, give the run-down of a departure.

I mean, if you're going to rate a book one or two stars for diabolic behavior, I would hate to see what "Crime and Punishment" receives...
Thomas Strömquist
Kureishi at his very best, an excruciating short story about the end of a relationship. Both dreamy and intense and very very sad. Most is made up of a monologue taking place in the narrators head (presumably) but it still is has a very distinct feel of theater drama, I was envisioning every character on stage during reading.
Feb 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Nothing is as fascinating as love, unfortunately."

"How do I write? With a soft pencil and a hard dick - not the other way around."

The man is masturbating as his narrating goes on - and he tells us what's on his mind! Never seen this before... Daring style of writing.
From my notes of 2004: "It has a certain wisdom for anyone considering a break-up or divorce." (Hmmm!)
"Cómo nos impregna el pasado. Vivimos todos nuestros días al mismo tiempo."
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
People make a lot of noise about this basically quiet and lovely book.
May 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very personal and intimate oration by a man who is about to walk out of his home and life (leaving his wife and two small children). It is well written, eloquent and thought provoking and I felt I could look at it objectively despite having no particular liking for the narrator who is self indulgent and pitiful to an extent, however in essence he is not able to live the life he has carved out for himself - some other reviewers seem to find this unbearable to read and perhaps morally wrong (but ...more
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read_2013
بعد قراءة صفحات قليلة فكرت أن أتوقف ولا أكملها. شيء من الخوف القديم رفع نفسه للسطح, وليسَ في هذا أي شجاعة أعرف, لكنه هكذا جرى الأمر.
الوقوف وجهًا لوجه أمام التيّار, الصراع مع النفس, أن تعود للوراء أو تُثبت عليك نضجك ووعيك الكامل بشجاعتك. أكملتها لأنني فكرت في الليلة الواحدة التي تتوقف عليها حياة شخص ما, بطل الرواية مثلًا. أمام رغبته في العودة للحرية, لحياته وحيدًا متحرّرًا من كل إرتباطات العائلة, أن يهجر زوجته ويترك أطفاله ويرجع خفيفًا لحياته السابقة. هذا الهاجس الذي لا يغيب عن بال الأكثرية, حتّى
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me lo compré y leí simplemente por esta escena en la película "Todas las canciones hablan de mí".
Quizás este libro tiene malas reseñas porque el personaje expone sus pensamientos y sentimientos más crudos casi sin ningún tipo de culpa y como se trata de una separación, puede dañar a algunos por su forma de contarlo.
"Intimidad" es casi un pasaje en su diario intimo durante la época de su decisión por querer separarse e irse con la mujer que supuestamente ama, dejando atrás a su ex-mujer e hijos
Magalí Etchebarne
"Últimamente pienso mucho en las parejas que conozco o con las que he coincidido en algún sitio, y me pregunto cuáles siguen enamoradas. Quedan algunas. Resulta tangible, se palpa el amor que se profesan, se nota la intensidad de su placer. No hace mucho, el día de puertas abiertas de la escuela de los niños, me fijé en una pareja que no estaba absorta el uno en el otro, cada uno hacía cosas a su aire. Pero en todo momento eran conscientes de la presencia del otro. De pronto, mientras su hijo co ...more
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Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections (Love in a Blue Time, Midnight All Day, The Body), plays (including Outskirts, Borderline and Sleep With Me), and screenplays (including My Beautiful Laundrette, My Son the Fanatic and Venus). Among his other publications are the collection of essays Dreaming and Scheming, The ...more
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“At the same time, you have to find the right distance between people. Too close, and they overwhelm you, too far and they abandon you. How to hold them in the right relation?” 184 likes
“Soon we will be strangers. No, we can never be that. Hurting someone is an act of reluctant intimacy. We will be dangerous acquaintances with a history.” 125 likes
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