Where I'm Lesening From: The Changing World of Bücher eBook – Papercuts.co

Should You Finish Every Book You Start How Has Your Family Influenced The Way You Read What Is Literary Style How Is The Nobel Prize Like The World Cup Why Do You Hate The Book Your Friend Likes Is Writing Really Just Like Any Other Job What Happens To Your Brain When You Read A Good Book As A Novelist, Translator And Critic, Tim Parks Is Well Placed To Investigate Any Questions We Have About Books And Reading In This Collection Of Lively And Provocative Pieces He Talks About What Readers Want From Books And How To Look At The Literature We Encounter In A New LightThese Pieces Were Originally Published As Columns In The New York Review Of Books


7 thoughts on “Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

  1. says:

    Tim Parks ist ein Hans Dampf in allen Gassen der Literatur Romancier, Sachbuchautor, Essayist, Kolumnist, bersetzer, Lehrer, Kritiker Im New York Review of Books hat er eine Kolumne, in der all diese Aspekte seines Berufslebens zur Sprache kommen Deren Highlights aus den Jahren 2010 bis 2014 sind in Where I m Reading From geb ndelt aufmerksam gemacht hat mich mal wieder der hochverehrte Hans Mentz.Tim Parks ist, wie es sich f r einen Kritiker geh rt, eine sehr meinungsstarke und streitbare Pers nlichkeit Er scheut sich nicht, dem globalen Literaturbetrieb ordentlich einzuschenken, dessen Vermarktungsstrategien dazu f hren, dass wenige viel und viele wenig verdienen, unter Letzteren leider auch die bersetzer Er beklagt eine Verarmung der Sprache, indem Autoren, die international erfolgreich sein wollen, von vornherein auf Wendungen verzichten, die beim bersetzen hinderlich sein k nnten Und als in Italien lebender Engl nder plagt er sich mit amerikanischer Dominanz Als er f r einen US Verlag ein Buch ber die italienische Eisenbahn schrieb, musste er seinen Italienern Meilen und a.m p.m in den Mund legen Kilometer und 24 Stunden Zeiten w ren zu exotisch gewesen.Nicht immer kann ich seine Ansichten teilen Zum Beispiel vertritt er die These, dass man auch B cher, die einem gefallen, nicht zu Ende lesen muss ich halte das f r respektlos gegen ber Buch und Autor er hat aber unabsichtlich ein Argument geliefert, indem das letzte Kapitel ber die deutsche Verfilmung seines Romans Cleaver etwas losgel st vom Rest daherkommt Auch seiner Behauptung, dass nur das eBook reinen Literaturgenuss bietet, w hrend das gedruckte Buch mit seinem Geruch, Gef hl und Geraschel nur vom Eigentlichen ablenkt, werde ich in diesem Leben wohl nicht mehr beipflichten.Mit Genuss tritt Parks den Gr ten der Gro en ans Schienbein vor allem Franzen und Rushdie mitsamt allen anderen Angloindern hat er gefressen, und das Nobelpreiskommitee sowieso Ob das das Recht eines gestandenen Kritikers ist oder ob doch ein wenig Neid mitspielt, mag jeder f r sich entscheiden mir ist Kollegenschelte in Buchform immer etwas suspekt Trotzdem bietet Where I m Reading From eine Menge Nachdenkenswertes, weit ber die hier erw hnten Beispiele und auch ber meinen Horizont hinaus, denn zugegebenerma en richtet es sich in vielem an belesenere und beschlagenere Adressaten.


  2. says:

    Tim Parks addresses topics that often are not talked about in the literature business and for that alone he deserves a lot of respect His style is straight to the point and very rational, which i, coming from the sphere of technique computer science can really appreciate.


  3. says:

    Some of these essays I ve read before in the NY Times Often, I don t agree with him but still no one is bringing up the topic of the world of books and it s a topic we should discuss I did learn a great deal about the Nobel Prize for Literature which certainly was eye opening.


  4. says:

    wonderful book Tim is absolutely correct that we have wasted too much time reading books we dislike, especially in schools, which left us insufficient time for interesting books.


  5. says:

    This book is an excellent proof that one person cannot be a good writer and respectful literary educator and critic at the same time I love Tim Parks for his literary essays, and Where I m Reading From is a real joy to read Because, here Parks is at his best a formidable essayist and an intellectual who is exploring and presents the topics he had been working on for the whole of his career If anyone wants to proof read this book and compare it, for ex., with his renowned novel Europa If this book is a sparkling excursion into literary history, sort of dessert for intellectual, written in bright, sharp tongue of a professional, Europe presents a practical example of how NOT to write Ever By itself it s also a valuable example, I agree With its idiotically long half page sentences, lack of harmoniously constructed ideas and yes, how it was noticed by most of his critics, terribly pretentious But, you can try to write sentences even a page long, it will not make Tolstoy out of you Those who stumbled once upon Tim Parks novels can be scared to death by that experience and try to run from his books like from the fire Vainly Parks essayist, literary critic and professor of creative writing, what is book is about, is just inimitable.


  6. says:

    Very good


  7. says:

    Tim Parks is an excellent author, and an even better critic, so I m not surprised he has collated many articles he s written for the NY Times on writing, books and culture in the lit world He has an amazing and busy mind asking questions many of us probably never think of Where I m Reading From is an original books in terms of trend I doubt it will go on to be a bestseller like some of the celebrity autobiographies are, but it s an interesting read nonetheless.I think it is certainly most suited to avid readers of literary fiction and authors themselves will find these essays extremely engaging I found this book thought provoking to say the least and found myself disagreeing with some of Parks s opinions, but I m guessing that was the point Parks can sometimes have some extreme views on things, which can spark a debate right there in the coffee shop, bus stop or wherever your favourite book nook is.It can be tough going at times, especially if you ve only got a spare five, ten minutes to read as it contains elevated lexis, complicated themes and critiques of well known literary classics all with quotes Definitely worth a read if the ever changing world of books takes your fancy.