Friend Of My Youth

Alice Munro

You are here: Home - Books - Friend Of My Youth


Friend Of My Youth

Friend Of My Youth By Alice Munro Friend Of My Youth In Friend of my Youth Alice Munro once again dazzles with her finely nuanced depictions of the human heart These ten stories bring to life characters in a remarkable variety of times and places As al

  • Title: Friend Of My Youth
  • Author: Alice Munro
  • ISBN: 9780140241624
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Friend Of My Youth By Alice Munro In Friend of my Youth, Alice Munro once again dazzles with her finely nuanced depictions of the human heart These ten stories bring to life characters in a remarkable variety of times and places As always, Alice Munro s people are as real and recognizable as ourselves.
    Friend Of My Youth By Alice Munro

    • BEST AZW "☆ Friend Of My Youth" || READ (E-Book) ½
      115 Alice Munro
    • thumbnail Title: BEST AZW "☆ Friend Of My Youth" || READ (E-Book) ½
      Posted by:Alice Munro
      Published :2020-02-10T14:04:10+00:00

    One thought on “Friend Of My Youth

    1. Jennifer (aka EM) on said:

      Coming back to Alice Munro she speaks to me in an entirely new way, now Stories of adult daughters and mothers and sickness and grief infidelities and eccentricities stories of aging the sardonic droop of defeat Differently, p 218 Stories of women s friendships Stories of how life happens to people, and what they become when it does All perfectly realized, quiet and wise, perfectly told and told completely Captured into a form over which Munro exerts complete control, making it all look so easy [...]

    2. Dolors on said:

      Wow, what a ride.Disquieting Merciless Thought provoking.Two sisters, one man Much misery.Men and women and their ascribed roles moving from generation to generation and leaving track on their children Changing the pattern requires an effort that not all women are ready to make Do we get any choice at making effective decisions about what our life is going to be like Religion, society and fear become the worst enemies towards emancipation There is no time to hesitate, because life releases a blo [...]

    3. Teresa on said:

      Munro never disappoints These are all wonderful stories Though, plot wise, my life is nothing like the stories here, I am left wondering after each story how Munro knows my inner life so well Her grasp of human nature, her evocation of the world of her characters, all of it is astounding The I read of Munro, the I am convinced of her genius.

    4. ·Karen· on said:

      Small town southern Ontario settings, ordinary people going about nothing spectacular than living, loving, working, dying but Alice Munro turns the seemingly mundane into glowing, jewel like tales that reveal the shameless, marvellous, shattering absurdity of life Each story leaves you faintly breathless, full of wonder at how she can so smoothly pull back the curtain, reveal the essence, the core of being What I particularly loved in this, her seventh collection, first published in 1990, is ho [...]

    5. Oscar on said:

      Amistad de juventud es un colecci n de diez relatos que bien pueden considerarse peque as novelas Por las p ginas de estas diez historias, transitan mujeres que rememoran su pasado y a las que vamos conociendo a trav s de sus sue os y deseos, as como de las decisiones que las han perfilado en lo que son en la actualidad Una mujer que sue a con su madre muerta una maestra que se ha de hospedar por un tiempo en casa de unos cameronianos la aventura de una mujer casada el viaje en barco que realiza [...]

    6. Domenico Fina on said:

      Un uomo pu minare alla radice la tua vita per un tempo non prevedibile, e poi un bel giorno finito Da non credere Dal racconto Parrucca Una donna sta pranzando con suo marito in un ristorante della British Columbia e nel locale scorge un tale che assomiglia a un uomo di cui era stata innamorata Un fatto tutto suo, iniziato e finito nei pensieri E tornando a casa, tra file di larici in auto e poi sul traghetto per Prince Rupert, si sente scollata, proprio cos , dice, scollata da suo marito e si c [...]

    7. Donna on said:

      I have a new best friend Best of all, she has written a lot of books Not only were these great short stories but there was that bit of carry over here and there that let me construct the locale, the town, the lake, the salt mine beneath Lake Huron is mentioned But the clue finally came up about a road, that let me know what bit of Ontario I was visiting And I ve been there Not for long, but I have been there the extra reward that comes from good short stories.

    8. Logan on said:

      Kinda boring Well written, but each tale of domesticity and humdrum ity fell flat for me after the first two stories Just too much husbands and wives and domestic ho hum I understand there s plenty under the surface there, but I GOT BORED, YO I actually stopped reading with 100 pages left Onward

    9. Nicola on said:

      This lady stuns me in so many ways She offers lessons in subtlety Yes, brilliance can be quiet Munro takes the past and modernizes it, rereads it with a savvy and uncertain lens, with paradox Themes of female sexuality, of desire, of deception self and other , of dis connection, of still present pasts, permeate this collection No one escapes his her history or historical contexts individuals lives do not play out in a vacuum generations are different, but it s still complicated and takes conjec [...]

    10. Susanna Rautio on said:

      3 t hte ei suinkaan ole keskinkertainen vaan parempi kuin hyv T m n kirjan kohdalla kiinnostava Ne nuoruudenyst v t niist h n meill kaikilla riitt tarinoita Lis ksi novellien rakenne Nyt oli erityisen hyv Hienot siirtym t nyt hetkest nuoruuteen Ja takaisin.Nuoruudenyst v t olivat tosi hyv kirjaseuraa Ei mit n el m suurempaa, mutta jos lis l ytyisi lukisin.

    11. snackywombat (v.m.) on said:

      Reading this was a long time in coming The story Meneseteung that I read five years ago in the Best American Stories of the 20th Century was actually the first Alice Munro that I had come across and then over the years countless people mainly writers have mentioned her as a favorite This stands to reason Munro is a writer s writer She spins tales she writes real stories Yet they have a modernism and sophistication that transcends time, place, trends, gender everything Her style reminds me Ann Be [...]

    12. Suketus on said:

      Ah, Alice Kiitos j lleen kerran Nuoruudenyst v on kokoelma nelj nnesvuosisadan takaa, mutta vasta nyt suomennettu Hienoja tarinoita, joissa p roolissa ovat menneisyyden ihmiset, erheet ja petokset.

    13. Simone Subliminalpop on said:

      Anche quando non cos vicina alla perfezione come suo solito, sempre un piacere immenso leggere una raccolta di Alice Munro.Amica della mia giovinezza Five Points Meneseteung Stringimi forte, non lasciarmi pi Arance e mele Foto del ghiaccio Bont e clemenza Oh, a che giova Diversamente Parrucca Cit.

    14. Elalma on said:

      Come in Nemico, amico, amante, anche qui i racconti pi belli sono il primo, che d il titolo alla raccolta, e l ultimo, Parrucca In realt per si ha quasi l impressione che i racconti abbiano tutti la stessa impronta Donne e uomini che rivedono lo scorrere della propria vita e si guardano indietro senza rimpianti ma con una pacata tristezza E narrando con perizia i ricordi, i tumulti degli animi di tempi passati, fa emergere che forse meglio il presente, pur nella vecchiaia, pur nella dolorosa ass [...]

    15. Katri on said:

      Kyl te tiette Munro Ja t h n monta syd nt.Ei noussut omaksi lempparikseni, mutta vahvaa ja vakuuttavaa Taattua Munroa.

    16. Teresa on said:

      Generalmente non amo leggere racconti, preferisco il passo lungo del romanzo che mi d la possibilit di affezionarmi alle storie narrate e ai personaggi Alice Munro deve essere una di quelle eccezioni che conferma la regola Avevo gi letto Il sogno di mia madre e questa raccolta rafforza l ottima impressione che mi aveva fatto anche l altra.Alice Munro in poche pagine costruisce personaggi dalla profondit psicologica impressionante, mettendo a nudo gli aspetti pi biechi e fastidiosi dell animo uma [...]

    17. Dustincecil on said:

      2.5 stars.After really liking Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage my first brush with Alice Munro I was curious to read That collection stories made me think it would be good to revisit in the future.This collection was pretty disappointing the last three stories I was rolling my eyes at the last sentence of each one These felt As if the author was working through a checklist a writer, a woman, and infidelity real or fantasized , a divorce, canada, glory days, a false sense of m [...]

    18. Patty on said:

      This book has been in my bookcase, unread, for over two decades and Ms Munro s recent Nobel Prize win prompted me to finally open it I found a collection of surprisingly earthy, sexual and sometimes disturbing but believable tales of the everyday lives of farm and small town residents in Ontario Munro was pushing 60 when she wrote these stories but these are not the tea cozy tales of an impending retiree For the most part her language is incisive, astringent and rarely superfluous Virtually each [...]

    19. Blake on said:

      I remember first reading Alice Munro a number of years ago and, quite apart from the long searching task of merits being enlarged and made single and countable, being just overwhelmed by the nearness of the reading experience in a way I hadn t been before Different collections, though, can do different things Friend of My Youth, because of its careful lengths and its doubled permission to allow the mundane its earned enlargement, reproduces, or rather produces, that first second nearness and ass [...]

    20. Corinne Wasilewski on said:

      Alice Munro master of the short story, winner of the Nobel why did these stories leave me stone cold Could it be that I m not much into the politics of sex and how they play out between lovers, husbands and wives, and best friends No That s a theme with universal appeal And the writing is seamless I have no issue there The problem is, once you peel off the paper and ribbon, there s no soul underneath These stories are written with a dispassionate eye that mostly skims the surface They re too gos [...]

    21. Katie on said:

      How is it possible I have been able to overlook Alice Munro for so long Looking back, each story was equally strong and memorable which is hard to come by in in a collection of short stories I have been meaning to read collections, and part of me feels as if it was a mistake to begin with Munro because anything else may feel weak by comparison Which Munro should I read next

    22. Marica on said:

      Foto del ghiaccio Si sentiva lanciata su un mare grigio e profondo, tempestoso e magnifico L a Per la prima volta leggo una dichiarazione esplicita sull a secondo Alice Munro, o almeno secondo Georgia, una delle sue protagoniste Non che finora l avessi attesa, detesto la ricerca dell aforisma nelle opere Trovo che sia un immagine molto bella e anche opportuna le storie importanti smuovono il fondale dell anima e ne modificano il paesaggio Mi fa anche pensare ai laghi che compaiono nei suoi racco [...]

    23. Orla Hegarty on said:

      Ms Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 I had read her before then but now wish to consume way of her perfect work.

    24. John Newcomb on said:

      WHen I first read Chekhov short stories I thought they were often profound I then discovered Katherine Mansfield and thought that her stories opened the soul Alice Munro paints her life enhancing tales on a small stage usually Upper Ontario or British Columbia during a specific period of time usually between the 1930s to 1980s and almost always from the view of a fem,ale protaganist Yet within these parameters she explores the whole depth of human experience and emotions with a wisdom and insigh [...]

    25. Kristina on said:

      This is a book where every short story is so big and heavy that i needed two days break afterwards The proze is amazing, there are even one sentence stories and novels My favourite was Oranges and Apples.

    26. Victor Carson on said:

      I found this collection of short stories while looking for Alice Munro s new collection, which was just released this month The stories in Friend of My Youth were copyrighted in 1990 I have read many of the author s stories but I continue to be mesmerized by her ability to reveal her characters so well that you feel sure that each of the stories really happened A critic might say that the stories lack artistic unity and fail to leave the reader with an overall impression or a central idea It is [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *