Recensie: Anne of Green Gables

16127220. sx318 Auteur: L.M. Montgomery
Titel: Anne of Green Gables
Genre: Jeugdliteratuur classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1908
ISBN: 9780099582649
Aantal pagina’s:
468
Gelezen: Januari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, people twitting about my red hair, being called “carrots” by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves, renaming Barry’s pond the Lake of Shining Waters, coming top of the class. My regrets: Dyeing my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head. My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair!
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Recensie: The catcher in the rye

5107Auteur: J.D. Salinger
Titel: The catcher in the rye
Genre: Literatuur, klassiekers
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1951
ISBN: 9780316769174
Aantal pagina’s: 277
Gelezen: Oktober 2017
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Omslagtekst
The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children’s voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden’s voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
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