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Oh the slow burn of geniusI always tread ightly when it comes to using the word genius but there is no way around it hereIt took me a good 200 pages to fully get into the novel and its ornate 19th century turn of phrase but very uickly I was so completely spellbound by its intelligence and wisdom that I couldn t put it downGeorge Eliot s astonishing authorial voice is something to behold It takes the misadventures of a handful of characters and peels their ayers one by one with so much subtlety that you often have to reread a sentence several times to fully grasp the keenness of its observationsThe entire novel feels ike a giant ens zooming in and out of human follies with such gusto and empathy that you cannot help but feel privileged to witness the inner workings of people s thoughts and reactions Not only does Middlemarch make you ponder many aspects of our motivations desires aspirations imitations ideals dreams behavior and inclinations but it keeps you on the edge of your seat ike a ferocious psychological thrillerThe end will Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation leave you teetering on the brink revisiting all of your personal deep seated assumptions about people what is a successfulife what is a good marriage how you measure goodness and your impact on others Gender Justice livesA work of vertiginous beauty This is the best book ever written and why would you even think that Who cares It seemsike a particularly male thing to do this categorizing this ranking When George Eliot introduces Casaubon a compulsive categorizer who has accomplished nothing of value it feels Generations and Collective Memory like than a character It s a warning She keeps uoting Eve from Paradise Lost who was impressed by a man andook how that turned out Eliot s talking about women following men and their dumb arcane knowledge Dorothea wants to be part of something grand and the very idea is patriarchal She ends up ost in a tomb This is Casaubon the archetypal mansplainer so many facts so ittle truthSo she From Notes to Narrative leads with this grand male ambition The Key To All Mythologies but she s heading somewhere else Here s the uote that she s spending 800 pages aiming forThe growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number whoived faithfully a hidden Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America life and rest in unvisited tombsAnd you reike oh fuck yeah right Unhistoric acts are my whole jam This is the truth most of us will be regular We can hope to find ove or at east acceptance We hope that the cumulative effect of very many of us trying to do or Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) less the right thing will be that the world is oress nice A few of us will create great art or ive great ives Very many of us will wish we had George Eliot thinks we should settle downPeople are surprised when they find out that I read mostly classics What for they ask It sounds boring What are you getting out of this At its worst it s some kind of Casaubonesue desire to know everything about something I hope there s some kind of cumulative effect of empathy and perspective But this here Middlemarch is the only book I ve ever read that changed the way I ook at my entire ife It teaches me to settle down I m in the process of Foraging for Survival living faithfully a hiddenife here So perhaps are you Coming to terms with that isn t just a Fragments lesson it s theesson right It s the whole game It s either this or buy a convertible and re pierce my ear I read classics in hopes of finding something this good againOkay so the whole game is in here and the funny thing about this being the best book ever is that for the best book ever it is fucking boring There s this whole part Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries like the middle third or so that s frankly deadly It happens about a hundred pages in you ve been having a grand old time with Dorothea and her shitty old husband who can t even fuck right and all of a sudden Eliot starts introducing new people It s not that they re not great well some of them aren t I m sorry but Mary and Fred are boring But Rosamond She s so awful She s terrific and she very nearly runs off with the book Casaubon is a bad man Rosamond is a bad woman and her damage to Lydgate is much worseRosamond is what Eliot started with in fact that was supposed to be the book She was to be a response to the realistandmark Madame Bovary Eliot decided she needed a counterweight in Dorothea and then I don t know what all else happened That climactic confrontation between Dorothea and Rosamond for one thing what a scene right Eliot is one of the most compassionate writers and here s where she puts her money down There s this complicated structure she builds pretty Ladislaw the banker Bulstrode an down There s this complicated structure she builds pretty Ladislaw the banker Bulstrode an scandal some surprisingly Victorian plot twists given that Middlemarch is itself a realist andmark Rather talk about doctors than you needed A ot of this stuff is boringThere s a famous uote from Virginia Woolf who called Middlemarch one of the few English novels written for grown up people She called it that despite all its imperfections by the way she thought it was boring too But that s a grown up message that bit about the tombs So here we are right Grown ups iving faithfully our hidden ives hoping to find peace with our unremarkableness Here s the peace You gotta make it through a boring part in the middle but at the end you l ook back and find it was the best thing ever 853 Middlemarch A Study of Provincial Life George EliotMiddlemarch A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot first published in eight installments volumes during 1871 72 The novel is set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829 32 and it comprises several distinct though intersecting stories and a arge cast of characters Significant themes include the status of women the nature of marriage idealism self interest religion hypocrisy political reform and education 1992 1369 1 626 2 601 9646564178 1379 1383 1387 19 1229 Best Goddamned Book EverSeriously this shit s bananas B A N A N A S 750 pages in and you re still being surprised s bananas B A N A N A S 750 pages in and you re still being surprised s 800 pages ong and EVERY SINGLE PAGE ADVANCES THE PLOT You cannot believe it until you read it This is a writer s book By which I mean and I say this with Helpmate love that if you write but you do notove Middlemarch with everything that s in you then stop writing Yesterday Some discouragement some faintness of heart at the new real future which replaces the imaginary is not unusual and we do not expect people to be deeply moved by what is not unusual That element of tragedy which Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy lies in the very fact of freuency has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary humanife it would be ike hearing the grass grow and the suirrel s heart beat and we should die of that roar which ies on the other. Pubblicato a puntate tra il 1871 e il 1872 Middlemarch è nel variegato paesaggio del romanzo inglese di fine Ottocento tra i punti più alti mai raggiunti in termini di capacità di rappresentazione della complessità delle psicologie e di attenzione uasi d'or. ,

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Side of silence As it is the uickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidityWhen Alexandra suggested to participate in this year s alphabetical challenge of reading women I admit the prospect of finally reading Middlemarch for the E was the decisive element for me to embark on the journey and I had been keeping the novel aside as a precious reward to be touched if and only if I would manage to finish a demanding work Take this for granted Middlemarch will haunt your every waking hour for the duration you spend within its fictional provincial boundaries At extremely odd moments during a day you will be possessed by a fierce urge to open the book and dwell over pages you read ast night in an effort to clarify newly arisen doubts What did Will mean by that What on earth is this much talked about Reform Bill What will happen to poor Lydgate Is Dorothea just symbolic or realistic And failure to act on your impulses will give rise to irritation The world all around you will cease to matter and you will be forced to perform everyday tasks on autopilot mode partly zombified completely at the mercy of this wonderful wonderful book Even hours after you turn over the Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead last page Middlemarchers and their manifold conundrums and self delusions will maintain their firm grasp on your consciousness What I mean by these not at all far fetched generalizations is that Middlemarch is engaging suspenseful and readable Profoundly so Despite its dense outlay of character arcs dovetailing into the politics of the community subplots jostling against each other for primacy and the reader s attention vivid commentary by an omniscient narrator who interjects often to shape a reader s perception and the painstakingly detailed innerives of its zealous hero and heroine struggling to hold on to their Bryozoan Evolution lofty ideals in the face of sobering reality and suffocating marriages everything moves at a breakneck speed I never knew when I ran out of pages to tear through There are few happy coincidences here and certainly no deus ex machinas to bestow easy resolution on conflicts Characters do not stumble upon gentrified fulfillment accidentally those persecuted because of theirower birth do not magically acuire status and wealth thereby proving beyond doubt that Mary Ann Evans meant to contravene the most fundamental of tropes created by her celebrated contemporaries Instead they wrestle with their own conscience hypocrisies prejudices mortal desires and fatalistic judgments The day to day grind deepens their spiritual crisis derails their noble I m thoroughly embarrassed to admit that this book was first recommended to me by my stalker Subseuently I avoided MIDDLEMARCH Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) like the plague because it became associated with Page 97Ugh I m trying guys I really am But right now I m about 100 pages into this book and the thought of getting through the next 700 is making me want to throw myself under a train And I almost nevereave a book unread so this is serious However since it s on The List I feel I should at Silvers Edge least try to give it another chance But it s not going to be easyHere in simplifiedist form are the reasons I really really want to abandon this book It s everything I hate about Austen boring dialogue and background information endless nattering on about who s marrying whom with none of the dry wit that makes her stories enjoyable Dorothea is an insufferable stuck up know it all and I hate her Also her sister calls her Dodo in a horribly misguided attempt at affection and every time I have to read it it s ike a cheese grater to the forehead She s nineteen years old and is marrying a forty seven year old II just can t I know it s going to end badly which makes it slightly better but come on Eliot Simply put I don t care I don t care about these characters I don t care about their boring ives I don t care who marries whom and who is happy or not happy their boring Going Berserk lives I don t care who marries whom and who is happy or not happy I really don t care about Dorothea s stupid cottage designs I get the sense that none of the things Iisted are going to change I m strongly sensing that the next 700 pages of this book are going to be the same exact stuff about marriage and unhappiness and Dodo and blah blah blaaaaahhhhh Unless something really interesting is going to happen I don t think I can keep going At this point it would take a zombie uprising at Middlemarch to make me invested in these characters and their ack of struggle Page 190Okay I need to get to Part 5 before I can reasonably stop reading Hopefully something resembling a plot will happen soon Page 300Nope Nothin yetPage 370OH MY GOD I DON T CARE I DON T CARE SHUT UP SHUT UP WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME ALL OF THIS GEORGE ELIOT WHHHHHHHYYYYYYYPage 409Okay I tried No one can say I didn t give this book a fair chance But I one can say I didn t give this book a fair chance But I halfway through and NOTHING HAS HAPPENED I just read 400 pages of some boring people going about their boring everyday business and I m DONE Maybe I m just not sophisticated enough to understand this book s genius Maybe I can only be happy with a book if the characters are ikeable and doing interesting things besides sitting around and thinking about how fucking miserable they all are Maybe it s just my fault for having a bad attitude about this book from the beginning Who knows But what I know for sure is this I got to my designated halfway point on the flight back from vacation and when we Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America landed I made sure toeave Middlemarch on the plane Hopefully it s adopted by someone who will Autobiography and Other Writings love it than I did ADDENDUM I just consulted The List to check this book off and I decided to see if there were any other George Eliot books on it Including Middlemarch there are five Eliot books I m supposed to read before I die FIVE Goddamn it If I told you that my obsession with Middlemarch began with a standing KitchenAid mixer you d expect me to elaborate It started one summer day when I was a teenager My friend had invited me over to her house for a movie night and sleep over Though our families had known each other since before either of our births my friend and I had just recently reconnected with the help of a graduation party and AOL The joys of dial up Internet When I arrived I was shown into the kitchen where my friend was in the midst of baking a batch of cookies with her mother Her dad sat at the kitchen table reading an economics book throwing in teasing remarks about our childhood antics while we all got reacuainted It all seemed soperfect I was uncomfortably envious of my friend and her family Two things in particular heightened this feeling The gleaming navy blue standing KitchenAid mixer enshrined on the granite countertop It was a recent gift to my friend Gabby from her parents since she was the glorified baker in the family The other was an enormous welloved tome called Middlemarch not far from the mixer with a small scrap of paper protruding from. Dine sociologico all'ambiente sociale il sottotitolo Studi di vita in provincia definisce da subito il contesto Al centro della storia è proprio 'immaginaria cittadina inglese di Middlemarch all'interno della uale si articolano i destini di uattro personaggi. ,
MiddlemarchThe center of the spine no doubt a thoughtless book markerI had heard about this book from a few English teachers It was said to be the uintessential British novel but that it was overly ong had too many characters and was overall a political novel This too was said of other books Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. like Anna Karenina and War and Peace not the English novel part but the other stuff It was such a discouragement Commentsike these made the books seem almost beyond my reach and comprehension I asked about the book wondering if Gabby was reading it for her advanced English class and was relieved when her mom Linda said that it was she that was reading it and for the fifth time nonetheless It was her favorite book she said and I earned that she was also a high school English teacher When we started discussing it and my ove of Thomas Hardy everyone else just disappeared She took me into her study and I had a Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript look around heribrary I was overwhelmed that Gabby could have parents that oved reading and encouraged their children to read too Not only that but they oved classic Infamous literature right along with Danielle Steel and James Michener Looking back now I realize it was probably the first bookish discussion that wasn t penned in an essay for my teachers eyes alone or some other assignment It was refreshing From that day on I vowed to myself that I too would one day own a standing Kitchen Aide mixer because what kitchen is complete without one and I would undertake the reading of MiddlemarchIt s essential that you know this back story because it would explain why I own three hardcopy editions two kindle editions and an audio edition of the book It s almost as if I wanted to prevent any excuses I might have for putting it off and I have for fifteen years That I ve finally read it feelsike such a huge accomplishmentI can say with certainty that up to today this is my favorite book I adore Dorothea She is such a uniue character often described as an odd type of woman one that is both reverenced and respected as a man I also admire Mary Garth and her father Caleb my two other favorite characters The rest of the townsfolk that round out the novel create a tasty gumbo of gossip and family histories While politics and reform had a bearing on many of the storylines it wasn t difficult to understand with the help of a few online toolsOn the whole and in my humble opinion this is a novel of marriage its disappointments challenges and triumphs It s about the sacrifices people make and the mistakes they make in choosing suitable mates Having made a poor decision in my previous marriage so much about this book touched me deeply Not that one has to be married unhappily married or divorced to appreciate the book So many of the genial characters were singletons and served as a sort of control group who although having their own share of difficulties were still uite happy Marriage which has been bourne of so many narratives is still a great beginning as it was to Adam and Eve who kept their honeymoon in Eden but had their first Walled little one among the thorns and thistles of the wilderness It is still the beginning of the home epic the gradual conuest or irremediableoss of that complete union which makes the advancing years a climax and age the harvest of sweet memories in common A friend s review urged that one should really take their time in reading this book because once finished the characters would be greatly missed I ve already felt a strong twinge of sadness at saying goodbye even if only temporarily Like Gabby s mom LindaI m sure I l revisit this book uite freuently As for the KitchenAid mixer I ve never been able to excuse the purchase because I don t bake a otbut it s still up there on my bucket ist along with Become a finalist on The Great British Baking Show I am eaving Middlemarch I can t believe it after spending so much time with them I am now done moving on moving out ike Lydgate and Bulstrode and Ladislaw and Dorothea Middlemarch is a state of mind and you can Drop It Or It Can Drop You In Case it it can drop you In my case feel it dropped me for I would have clung on to it even after turning that 918th page that was the final one Does that make me of a Bulstrode then rather than a Dorothea Well obviously I am uite ike the Middlemarch men in general feeling there can t be anyone comparable to the wonderfully stubborn and idealistic DorotheaThe gossipers got it all right of course Dorothea was not a nice woman marrying an illusion first and a passion next A nice woman would have married greed first and ambition next and she would have been the most respected woman in town if she kept reasonably stupid and prettyI always feel a bit sorry for my immediate environment when I read one of the big novels for the first time for just Snowbound Seduction like Dorothea I find it hard to play the nice and pretty and detached part that decorum expects of aady reader I ive and breathe the book and I get angry and frustrated and annoyed with the course the story takes I have spent evenings muttering about Bulstrode and mornings yelling at Rosamond the female nightmare that the 19th century prided itself in creating as an expensive form of decorative art for conventional society all art IS UITE USELESS SAID A WILD uite useless said a wild wise man I have worried with Fred and scolded with Mary and felt for Farebrother and told Lydgate to dump his wife and runI have meddled with Mrs Cadwallader telling her that HER meddling is going in the wrong direction and that she is setting up people for unhappiness and failure And I have wondered at the genius of George Eliot who must have been the most intelligent and perceptive person within the country she called home And I have wondered how onely she must have felt as a result of that great mind she carried around in that deeply misogynistic and conventional societyHow must the Rosamunds of her environment have suffocated her How must the very concept of matrimony and conventionality have struck her as a road to hell In Dorothea s brave words her insight shines throughMarriage is so unlike everything else There is something even awful in the nearness it bringsAnd as the novel comes to a close one wonders a bit if Dorothea ever felt a pang of regret that she married twice nice or not nice as her matches may be called One wonders if that second marriage wasn t the greatest sacrifice of all and not because of the Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century lost fortune but because of the destructive principle she recognised herself Bound to a man by the disapproval of society would the passion stay or would conventional awfulness take its place Who knows George Eliot herself only knows why she made Dorothea respectable rather than a free spirit in the end For after all the whole novel is about suppressed sex An affair or two would have cured that nicelyBest of the best and that s my blooming rage speaking in ranking. E di due matrimoni infelici indagati da George Eliot neioro più impercettibili interstizi attraverso Hometown Valentine lo strumento chirurgico di uno stile espressivo sempre acuminato Il romanzo che permette di comprenderea solidissima fragilità dell'Inghilterra vittoriana. ,