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Intimacy: Das Buch zum Film von Patrice Chéreau

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Zajtra urobím niečo, čo im ublíži a čo ich poznamená na celý život.“ Štyridsiatnik Jay stojí pred vážnym životným rozhodnutím – chce opustiť svoju ženu Susan, ktorú už nemiluje, aj dvoch malých milovaných synov. Román Intimita zachytáva jeho poslednú noc s rodinou, ktorá mu poskytuje bezpečie, ale aj príliš veľkú istotu, že sa v jeho živote už neobjaví ten druh vzrušenia, ...more
252 pages
Published 2001 by Rowohlt-Taschenbuch-Verlag (first published 1998)
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Nov 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inglese

Mark Rylance e Kerry Fox in “Intimacy”, 2001, regia di Patrice Chéreau.

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.

Mark Rylance e Timothy Spall nello stesso film.

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 per
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

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
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amore-coppia, uk

Leali e fedeli l’uno all’altra o sleali e infedeli a se stessi?

Un romanzo brevissimo, ma che mi ha sorpreso per l'intensità delle sensazioni trasmesse.

Un uomo di mezza età, sposato e con due figli una sera riflette. E' una sera speciale, ha deciso di andarsene, di lasciare la famiglia, con tutte le conseguenze che ciò comporta.

Ha vissuto tante situazioni scomode, ha sopportato responsabilità famigliari, sta vivendo una esistenza che gli pesa, che non gradisce più. Restare e fingere che tutto si
Rania Attafi
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
i absolutely love this book! i get why everyone is frustrated with Jay as a character, he does have a hard to like personality. i struggled trying to understand things from his perspective at times, but realising that he is a human after all i could somewhat understand the reason behind some of the decisions he made even if i didn't share his opinions. on another note i loved the writing style and the brutally honest ways Kureishi chose to convey his messages and criticize the institution of mar ...more
Ian "Marvin" Graye
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
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
Nov 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Este livro foi-me oferecido há mais de quinze anos e desde então que tem estado na estante sem que eu tenha tido qualquer curiosidade de lhe pegar (o motivo foi a pessoa que mo ofereceu ter gostos nada consonantes com os meus). Recentemente vi algumas opiniões aqui no goodreads que me levaram a sacudir-lhe o pó e a dar-lhe uma oportunidade.
E então é assim:

Esta é a noite mais triste, porque tenciono partir para nunca mais voltar.
Deste modo começa a história em que Jay, o narrador-protagonista, no
a  Lena
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Priča o kolotečini bračnog života, sa muškog aspekta. On svo vrijeme razmišlja kako će te noći napustiti Susan i djecu, vaga, pravda se, pa opet vaga, otići će, neće, kakiće, piškiće. Žao mu djece, a Susan i (pre)mirna bračna luka definitivno nisu nešto što želi muškarac u četrdesetim kog pere kriza srednjih godina. On želi Ninu, duplo mlađu djevojku koja ga bodri da masturbira po njoj dok spava. Ovo se čita u jednom dahu, malo zbog toga što nas zanima da li će otići, malo što ga mrzimo, malo št ...more
My brain holds a big disparity. On the one hand, I loved the writing style and thought a lot of the ideas displayed were very intriguing and raw; on the other hand, there are some very controversial and unethical thoughts in here. It became difficult to separate the author and the narrator. Still very happy I've read this.

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
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, favourites
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One man pondering his life and relationships the night before he plans to leave his partner and children. Not very likeable.
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
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tiago Diogo
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love, adult, conceptual, london

"Sei que o amor é um trabalho difícil; temos de sujar as mãos. Se não nos entregarmos, nada de interessante acontece. Ao mesmo tempo, é preciso encontrar a distância certa entre as pessoas. Demasiado perto, e elas dominam-nos; demasiado longe, e elas abandonam-nos. Como as poderemos manter na relação certa?"
محمود النوري

لا أعلم حقيقة ما إذا كانت سيرة ذاتية أو رواية ولكن ما أنا متيقن منه إنها شبه سيرة ذاتية للكاتب، تدور أحداث الرواية في ليلة وضحاها فالبطل الذي يمر بأزمة منتصف العمر -كما يسمونها- قد قرر منذ أشهر أنه لا يشعر بأي سعادة فيما يتعلق بزوجته -سوزان- وأنه قد وجد هذه السعادة مع فتاة قابلها منذ مدة -نينا- التي ومنذ ظهورها تغير كل شيئا به. هنا يضعنا الزوج في موقف شديد الحساسية -كقارئين- بين إختيار الروتين للمحافظة على الأسرة والأطفال وبين هدم كل ما سبق في سبيل الإبقاء على السعادة!

نجد أنفسنا متعاطفين للزواج
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
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Intimidade” foi a minha primeira incursão no universo do escritor Hanif Kureishi e que viagem foi esta… Logo na primeira frase do livro, o narrador e protagonista nos dá conta da sua intenção de, nessa mesma noite, “…partir para nunca mais voltar.” deixando para trás mulher e dois filhos.

O que se segue são memórias, considerações, deplorações desencadeadas pelo ato que está prestes a levar a cabo e que sucedem no espaço temporal de uma noite, a noite mais triste como a apelida, a noite que ante
Norae Lebowski
Este es el retrato de un gilipollas. El personaje principal es asquerosamente machista, su visión de las mujeres (su mujer, su amante, su madre, su psicóloga) es desde despreciativa hasta condescendiente. Cumple todos los clichés del hombre en plena crisis, cuya frágil masculinidad le lleva a cuestionarse la potencia de su propio chorro de orina; reflexiona sobre el matrimonio, el amor y el deseo desde una perspectiva egoísta y misógina, reafirmando la necesidad de los hombres de sentirse podero ...more
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
سعود البشر
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing

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
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
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Krátká novelka na jedno či dvě začtení, ale přitom vůbec ne lehké čtení. Příběh muže, který během jedné noci rekapituluje svůj život a řeší odchod od rodiny. To nepřetržité ano - ne - ne - ano, to váhání a přemlouvání sama sebe, čekání na jediné znamení z druhé strany, na jediný náznak, který rozhodne za hlavního hrdinu a osvobodí ho od tíhy "konečného kroku".

Jay je zbabělec par excellence, sprostě uteče zadním vchodem života a nenajde v sobě ani tu kapku odvahy či zdvořilosti to druhé straně (
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
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.
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 (Literary Flits)
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
Habiba ALAYA
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
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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
“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?” 195 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.” 139 likes
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