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by Anne Michaels

eBook Fugitive Pieces. download ISBN: 0771058837
Author: Anne Michaels
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; First Edition edition (1996)
Language: English
Pages: 294
ePub: 1703 kb
Fb2: 1500 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Acclaim for Anne Michaels‘s. Winner of the. Lannan Literary Fiction Award. City of Toronto Book Award. A bold and beautiful nove. .The richness and ambition of Michaels’s work mark it as an important contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.

Acclaim for Anne Michaels‘s. Washington Post Book World. Michaels’s prose does not race; it hovers, insinuating itself in and around timeless mysteries. Michaels writes with exquisite sensitivity about the psyches of survivor. n extraordinarily wise book. Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fugitive Pieces is a novel by Canadian poet Anne Michaels. The story is divided into two sections. The first centers around Jakob Beer, a Polish Holocaust survivor while the second involves a man named Ben, the son of two Holocaust survivors. It was first published in Canada in 1996 and was published in the United Kingdom the following year.

120 quotes from Anne Michaels: 'Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that . Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city. Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces. tags: books, literature, reading, words.

120 quotes from Anne Michaels: 'Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someone you love. If you know one landscape well, you will look at all other landscapes differently. And if you learn to love one place, sometimes you can also learn to love another. 'There's a moment when love makes you believe in death for the first time. You recognize the one whose loss, even contemplated, you'll carry forever, like a sleeping child.

Anne Michaels has created a world of stunning, heartbreaking clarity where even the unspeakable is captured in the light-web of her words. She is a superb poet, a breath-stopping storyteller. Fugitive Pieces is an utterly mesmerizing novel told from the core of a poet's soul focusing upon our very prosaic world.

Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels. Restless William Boyd. Anne Michaels is a poet first and foremost. She has published several volumes of poetry and anyone reading her debut novel, Fugitive Pieces, will realize that within the first few pages. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke. Lovely, sublime, poetic prose covers each and every page and draws you in to her heartbreaking story.

Anne Michaels It won the Orange Prize and the Guardian First Book Award among others, and wa.

Her first novel, Fugitive Pieces, was published by Bloomsbury in 1997 to worldwide acclaim. It won the Orange Prize and the Guardian First Book Award among others, and was made into a major film. She is also the author of another novel, The Winter Vault, Correspondences: A Poem and Portraits, a collaboration with the acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein, and a book for children, The Adventures of Miss Petitfour and Her Cats.

Invisible, it melts the present like rain through karst. A biography of longing. It steers us like magnetism, a spirit torque. It steers us like magnetism, a spirit torque a mountain of shoes. By love that closes its mouth before calling a name. I did not witness the most important events of my life. My deepest story must be told by a blind man, a prisoner of sound. From behind a wall, from underground

Fugitive Pieces by Anne MichaelsWeek one: narration. The story that Fugitive Pieces sets out to tell is easy to turn into a summary. A prefatory note tells us that, just before his death, a poet called Jakob Beer had begun writing his memoirs

Fugitive Pieces by Anne MichaelsWeek one: narration. A prefatory note tells us that, just before his death, a poet called Jakob Beer had begun writing his memoirs. The reader supposes that what follows is what he has written.

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pp. 294, SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, with a lengthy dedication to Watson Choy.
Comments: (7)
One of the most powerful works of fiction that I have ever read. I am 89. She is a poet with an insight into humanity that is almost scary. I can only read a paragraph or two at a time. She writes from her soul, not from her intellect, and my soul is so touched that I have to put the book down to allow myself to digest, to absorb and in some way, to integrate what her written word expresses. She is an artist in the true meaning of the word. Thank you Annie.
Having just completed Fugitive Pieces I am having difficulty writing this review.
The first part of the book held me completely. I enjoyed the lyrical prose, the spirituality and the story wound around Athos and Jakob.
Athos is a great character and by far the strongest in this book. He rescues Jakob after the boy has witnessed the murder of his family by the Nazis. Athos is wise in that he doesn't attempt to erase the horrors the boy has witnessed; instead he fills his mind with knowledge and the wonders of the world. It was overall about love and the capacity to heal when surrounded by that love.
I lost any enthusiasm for the book once Michaels jumps into the second narrative with Ben and Naomi as the main characters.
I believe it was an unnecessary additive that spoiled the book for me.
Nonetheless, I did enjoy it and have awarded four stars for the unusual style and compelling plot.
Would I recommend Fugitive Pieces? Probably not.
This is a beautifully written book. However as I read it, I thought more and more that the wonderful, expressive, language got in the way of the story being told. This is my opinion only, obviously. I think many people will have a very different, more positive reaction. Read it, and see what you think.
Beautiful, lyrical writing about an intimate, devastating subject -- a poet-survivor of the Holocaust in Poland who found his savior/mentor, who also saved himself through the child he rescued, as they both discovered their wings in Greece and Canada. As a writer, I found myself re-reading paragraphs simply to enjoy their loveliness.
This is a very thoughtful story about how the evils of the Nazi Regime affects survivors and their children. What is it like to be fearful of leaving your house without your passport or afraid of being hungry because you can’t stop eating until you are sick? The author delves into minds of people who try to live normal lives while attempting to escape the memory of war and the concentration camps. The book reveals layers of the love of people, the love of knowledge, and the unavoidable lingering terrors. This a book for someone who wants insight into the ability of people to survive inexplicable horrors. The author reveals her story in a loving, gentle way.
The period in my title is both optional and essential. This rich and evocative book (much more an extended prose poem than a novel) is both about the situation of being buried alive by a traumatic past (the Holocaust), and about a spiritual trajectory that begins in death and ends in transcendent life.

As a child, Jacob Beer buries himself in the ground to escape detection in the Holocaust. He is rescued by a Greek archaeologist, who hides him in occupied Greece and then emigrates with him to Canada. Images of burial and unearthing recur throughout the book, whose theme is less the Holocaust itself than the challenge of coming to terms with the past sufficiently to make a life in the present. In the end, Jacob Beer, now a well-known poet, succeeds triumphantly, and joy in life blossoms out of memories of death. Anne Michaels is a poet herself, and at the beginning her style can seem overwrought for its subject. But she has created a book which, like Sebald's AUSTERLITZ and Thomas' THE WHITE HOTEL, approaches its vast subject obliquely through the non-linear accumulation of images, ultimately achieving a radiance which is all her own.

Other readers have commented on the fact that, three-quarters into the book, when Jacob's narrative ends, another character (Ben) is introduced, whose story has only incidental connections with Jacob's own. It is a risky device, but one that I personally find successful, since it does eventually come to reflect upon Jacob, while at the same time suggesting that his story is not the situation of one unique exception, but more the common experience of all those who have been touched by great trauma and must somehow emerge from its shadow to make new lives.
well written, actually almost poetic in parts. Not quite sure where it all leads or how, but the separate sections make a beautiful read. Interesting that this woman author writes from the perspective of male characters. Maybe that's why it's so thoughtful.
I appreciated the information about the Holocaust and its aftermath. The writing is quite poetic and that's not to my taste but others will enjoy it.