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Most people know Margaret Atwood as a novelistThe Blind Assassin, The MaddAddam Trilogy, Cat s Eye, most recently The Heart Goes Last. But she s also an excellent short story writer, poet and essayist This slim volume from 1983 feels like a hybrid of those last three genres the writing s looser than in her poetry collections, but the pieces aren t long enough to be considered stories Vignettes Perhaps Prose poems is an apt description, but many of them are as chock full of ideas as her essays The subjects range from childhood reminiscences making poison with her brother finding a grandfather s collection of Boys Own Annuals in the attic her history of fainting to a series of riffs on finding the real Mexico, not the tourist version.The strongest section contains the title story, in which a parlor game becomes a metaphor for the writer reader dynamic, as well as Women s Novels, a clever look at gender and genre fiction Simmering is an amusing speculative fiction piece she wrote it before her first SF book, The Handmaid s Tale about men taking over the kitchen My favourite piece is a deadpan meditation on narrative possibilities called Happy Endings The story Liking Men starts with a funny, sly look at men and sexual politics and transforms into a disturbing comment on rape, power and genocide The final piece, Instructions For The Third Eye, is about the subversive power and vision of the writer something this clever author, with this unique book, has just demonstrated yet again. No le veo ning n sentido a este libro Tal vez es que sencillamente no es para m y espero que nadie se moleste con mi opini n Tiene 105 p ginas y es un recopilatorio de 27 relatos, algunos de los cuales solo tienen 2 p ginas Est n divididos en 4 bloques y ni siquiera veo el objetivo de esa divisi n La mayor a de los relatos los empec y los acab sin ver un verdadero argumento o reflexi n A los nicos a los que les vi algo de inter s fueron a los titulados Asesinato en la oscuridadhabla de un juego curioso y luego le busca similitud con el mundo de los libros , Cocer a fuego lentopresenta un mundo en el que por tradici n los hombres son los que cocinan y es raro ver a una mujer hacerlo, as que intuyo que es una cr tica al estereotipo de que la mujer es la encargada de esa labor y que se vea c mo podr a ser al contrario , Novelas de mujeresan lisis de lo que en teor a se espera de los libros de alguien en base a si est n escritos por una mujer o por un hombrey Finales felicesmuestra c mo en teor a todas las historias acaban igualLos dem s no me pregunt is ni de qu van, porque le a y no sab a qu pretend a la autora con ellos.Como veis, solo me gustaron ligeramente 4 de los 27 relatos, as que le voy a dar un 1 5 de valoraci n, si pudiera le dar a un 1,5 5, pero darle un 2 5 me parece demasiado porque realmente ning n relato me dej huella. This is a collection of Attwood s shorter fictions and some of it is very short pieces indeed prose poems, or as one critic put in flash fiction There is quite a variety of fictions childhood reminiscences, gender, men, some speculative fictions and food and cookery These are clearly feminist than some of Attwood s other work There are several recurring motifs, one being Is this the man through whom all men can be forgiven The title piece Murder in the Dark is based on the childhood game and Attwood plays with it in quite a clever way Simmering is a brilliant twist on gender relations where the men stay at home and do the chores and cooking and women go out to work Inevitably the kitchen becomes the domain of men who become competitive about their recipes and the sharpness of their knives So perhaps the issue with gender isn t roles but rather the nature of men Women s novels is a clever analysis of the nature of male and female novels done in a satirical and amusing way in a series of brief vignettes Men favour heroes who are tough and hard tough with men, hard with women Sometimes the hero goes soft on a woman but this is always a mistake Women do not favour heroines who are tough and hard Instead they have to be tough and soft This leads to linguistic difficulties Last time we looked, monosyllables were male, still dominant but sinking fast, wrapped in the octopoid arms of labial polysyllables, whispering to them with arachnoid grace darling, darling Happy Endings takes a sideways look at plot and the problems and limitations the novelist has and is a delight to read It starts from the simple premise John and Mary meet What happens next Then there are six outline plots which cover most of literature and finally a limiting end point John and Mary die Death being a limiting factor for most plots It s clever and enjoyable and I think I like Attwood better in short form than long form. If anyone can make me give a collection of 1 5 page short stories 4 stars it is Atwood. Das einzige, was mich an diesem Buch st rt, ist der Untertitel Horror Trips und Happ Ends , weil zusammen mit dem Titel falsche Erwartungen geweckt werden vermutlich eine S nde des deutschen Verlags Die kurzen bis sehr kurzen Geschichten oft eine Seite, h ufiger zwei bis drei kreisen anfangs um Kindheitsimpressionen, sp ter um Geschichten selbst, am Ende um M nner und Frauen Die kurze Form erm glicht es Atwood, ganz wunderbar ausgefeilte, poetische, tiefsinnige S tze zu formulieren Die Geschichten klingen mit ihrer eigenartigen Atmosph re eine ganze Weile nach Das h tte ich einer Schreiberin so dicker Romane wie Alias Grace gar nicht zugetraut. Pues me ha costado bastante porque es complejo Tan s lo algunos de los relatos han estado al alcance de mi entender lector.He ah mi baja puntuaci n.M s, en blog The whole collection is brilliant, but the stories in part 3 are especially poignant and provoking Simmering, Happy Ending, Women s Novels, and Bread. Margaret Atwood ist eine begnadete Schriftstellerin Das steht f r mich au er Frage und auch wenn mich nicht alle ihre, hier versammelten, Texte berzeugen konnten bleiben mir doch besonders die in Erinnerung, die mich ber hrt, gefesselt und bewegt haben Die Sammlung f hlt sich sehr pers nlich an und es ist u erst faszinierend den Gedanken der Autorin zu verschiedenen Themen zu folgen und die Welt durch ihre Augen zu entdecken Dabei schafft sie mit ihren Beschreibungen kraftvolle Bilder und Umgebungen, die den Leser immer wieder mit den ungem tlichen Perspektiven des Lebens konfrontieren Es ist ein bisschen schade, dass ich dieses kleine Sammlung alleine gelesen habe, denn jeder Text bietet viel Platz f r Interpretationen und es w re sicher spannend gewesen andere Blickwinkel dazu zu h ren Aber, was nicht ist kann ja noch werden. {E-PUB} ì Murder in the Dark ¸ Best Book, Murder In The Dark By Margaret Atwood This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Murder In The Dark, Essay By Margaret Atwood Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You I like to imagine what it would be like to wander around inside Margaret Atwood s brain I imagine it is a rich world filled with memories, references to many facets of life, including popular culture, with filtered light and pockets of darkness.I really enjoyed this collection of short stories and poems Some stories didn t click with me but the stories that did draw me in, I felt an intense connection to.The stories and prose were dark with humorous undertones I like how she finds a balance between light and dark That is a tension that has always fascinated me My favourite story was Making Poison I loved the vivid description of the narrator s childhood experience of making a concoction with her brother I especially enjoyed the contrast between innocence and curiosity of the darker aspects of life When I was five my brother and I made poisonWe kept it in a paint can under somebody else s house and we put all the poisonous things into it that we could think of toadstools, dead mice, mountain ash berries which may have not been poisonous but looked like it, piss which we saved up in order to add to the paint can By the time the paint can was full everything in it was very poisonous This narration is followed by introspection that I felt kinda gave me the chills, as when someone articulates something you ve felt but never knew how to word it Why did we make poison in the first place I can remember the glee with which we stirred and added the sense of magic and accomplishment Making poison is as much fun as making a cake People like to make poison If you don t understand this you ll never understand anything Another moment that I found insightful was in the story Raw Materials where Atwood writes I m not afraid of falling heights go to my head, I start to believe I can really fly I plan on reading of her work this year.