What I Loved

A Novel

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A powerful and heartbreaking novel that chronicles the epic story of two families, two sons, and two marriages
What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unkno
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cristiana alicata
Ha scritto il 28/07/13

se un romanzo assomiglia alla vita anche nelle sue pieghe meno affascinanti riesce nel suo intento. Leggere questo romanzo è come abitare per 40 anni in casa dei protagonisti e vederne tutto. Non una parte.

Mati
Ha scritto il 03/05/11
London - '40s - '50s

Beautiful! Dense, moving, disturbing, strange, passionate, anxious, beautifully written

Emaluna si è...
Ha scritto il 20/01/11
ghiro
Ha scritto il 06/06/09

non mi convince

fruit
Ha scritto il 30/12/08
I was all too ignorant!!! I didn’t know the author of the book is Paul Auster’s wife! Right, I bought this book What I Loved for the sake of picking the third one for the ‘buy 2 get 3’ promotion at the Bookfest. As it didn’t appear like the melodrama...Continua

fruit
Ha scritto il Jan 01, 2009, 12:52
i noticed the specks of dust hovering in the dimming sunlight that fell in three long rectangular blocks to the floor. I began walking toward Violet, and at the sound of my footsteps, she lifted her chin and her eyes met mine.
Pag. 247
fruit
Ha scritto il Dec 29, 2008, 05:54
I guessed that her toughness was Blomian - a Scandinavian trait inherited from a long line of people who had believed in suffering alone.
Pag. 259
fruit
Ha scritto il Dec 29, 2008, 05:45
As Matt pointed out that night in his room when he noted that when we look at people and things, we're missing from our own picture. The spectator is the true vanishing point, the pinprick in the canvas, the zero. I'm only whole to myself in mirrors...Continua
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fruit
Ha scritto il Dec 29, 2008, 03:55
The man was heavy with life. So often its lightness that we admire. Those people who appear lightness and unburdened, who hover instead of walk, attract us of defiance of ordinary gravity.
Pag. 239
fruit
Ha scritto il Dec 28, 2008, 13:15
"Kitsch is always in the process of escaping into rationality. Hermann Broch."
Pag. 210

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