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Open city [electronic resource (EPUB eBook)]: a novel / Teju Cole. Saved in: Processing (CPL) - eBooks (EPUB) - Adult Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY. Open City. 'The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that.
Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul.
Teju Cole was born in the United States in and raised in Nigeria. Sebald, this dreamy, incantatory debut was the most beautiful novel I read this year—the kind of book that remains on your nightstand long after you finish so that you can continue dipping in occasionally as a nighttime consolation.
Cole writes beautifully; his protagonist is unique; and his novel, utterly thrilling. A quiet, lyrical and profound piece of writing. Does precisely what literature should do: Who knew that taking a long walk in Manhattan could be so profound? Cole has made his novel as close to a diary as a novel can get, with room for reflection, autobiography, stasis, and repetition. Mysteriously, wonderfully, Cole does not botch it.
The best first novel of Cole, though, all but foists it on us in case we might be tempted to narrow our view or even look away.
The soft, exquisite rhythms of its prose, the display of sensibility, the lucid intelligence, make it a novel to savor and treasure. It gathers its power inexorably, page by page, and ultimately reveals itself as nothing less than a searing tour de force. Teju Cole might just be a W. Girl Waits with Gun. Amy Stewart. The Blazing World. Siri Hustvedt.
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Nigeria was like that for me: The walks meet a need for Julius: Though he is navigating the busy parts of town, the impression of countless faces does nothing to assuage his feelings of isolation.
But it is not only a physical landscape he covers; Julius crisscrosses social territory as well, encountering people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey-which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole's Open City seethes with intelligence.
Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this book is a mature, profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our world. Toon meer Toon minder. Sebald, this dreamy, incantatory debut was the most beautiful novel I read this year--the kind of book that remains on your nightstand long after you finish so that you can continue dipping in occasionally as a nighttime consolation.
The bonhomous flaneur who strolls Manhattan from top to bottom, reveals, in the course of his walking meditations, both more about the city and about himself than we - or indeed he - could possibly anticipate. Cole writes beautifully; his protagonist is unique; and his novel, utterly thrilling. But it's really a story about a lost nation struggling to regain a sense of direction after that shattering, disorienting day 10 years ago.
A quiet, lyrical and profound piece of writing. The multi-culti characters and streets of New York are sharply observed and feel just right Toward the end, there's a poignant, unexpected scene in a tailor's shop that's an absolute knockout.
Open City is a remarkably resonant feat of prose. The soft, exquisite rhythms of its prose, the display of sensibility, the lucid intelligence, make it a novel to savour and treasure. The juxtaposition of encounters, seen through the eyes of a knowing flaneur, surface and then dissolve like a palimpsest composed, outside of time, by a brilliant master. What it is is a gorgeous, crystalline, and cumulative investigation of memory, identity, and erasure.
It gathers its power inexorably, page by page, and ultimately reveals itself as no. Lees de eerste pagina's. Reviews Schrijf een review. Arriannana Den Haag 21 maart Ik raad dit product aan.