Auteur: Elizabeth Gilbert
Titel: Eat Pray Love
Genre: Non-fictie, reisbiografie, spiritualiteit, romance
Aantal pagina’s: 348
Gelezen: April 2020
A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list.
To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. Newly divorced journalist Elizabeth Gilbert is struggling to carve out an authentic identity in New York. Desperate to reinvigorate her life and connect with the world around her, she embarks on a modern-day pilgrimage. With warmth and humour, Gilbert chronicles a journey from Italy to India and, finally, to Bali. Each country serves as a vivid backdrop for self-exploration as she comes to terms with the choices that have hitherto defined her life, and begins to rediscover herself.
Auteur: Alison Bechdel
Titel: Fun Home – A family tragicomic
Genre: Literatuur, graphic novel
Aantal bladzijden: 234
Gelezen: 31 mei 2014
“Fun Home is a fresh and brilliantly told memor marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.
Meet Alison’s father, obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent and closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a babysitter.
Through a narrative that is alternately heart-breaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic – and redemptive.
Auteur: Roland Barthes
Titel: Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
Aantal bladzijden: 187
Gelezen: 14 – 29 december
Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag wrote, was “the most consistently intelligent, important, and useful critic… to have emerged anywhere.” But who was the man behind the literary figure? The beginning of an answer can be found in the pages of Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes, a unique autobiography and Barthes’ most original work, in which the subject of commentary is none other than the commentator himself. Brilliant and playful, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes combines the personal and the theoretical to reveal the author’s tastes, his habits, his passions and regrets – stratling fragments of a life made of words.