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eBook Ì The Wapshot Chronicle à Paperback Read ↠ horticulturetrader ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➾ The Wapshot Chronicle Author John Cheever – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Sembra tutto normale a St Botolphs un villaggio di pescatori saldamente piantato nel Massachusetts e in tutto cSembra tutto normale a St Botolphs un villaggio di pescatori saldamente piantato nel Massachusetts e in tutto ciò che uello stato verde ricco e tradizionale rappresenta per gli Stati Uniti Sembra normale la florida famiglia Wapshot Sembra normale la vita del lupo di mare Leander Wapshot e dei suoi figli l’impertinente Mose I have found at times that the all American novel struggles to be deeply rooted in the social world that in a Society so fluid and so ever changing fiction hardly has time to digest the way things really happen tending to tread a path of unrealistic characters journeying through some sort of fantasy life John Cheever's debut The Wapshot Chronicle both confirms my suspicions but also contradicts them The family under the spotlight here get the full treatment making for a striking read and as first novels go there are far far worseBased on his own experiences Cheever sets his family narrative in St Botolph’s a small picturesue town on the New England coast a place of boats fishing and salty air he sets up a securely situated time and place within a matter of pages and my immediate thoughts were wow this is going to be special St Botolph is seriously steeped in heritage and seems almost incapable of change that goes for the people as well Captain Leander Wapshot along with wife Sarah and two boys Moses and Cloverly live in a big farmhouse close to the river He raises his sons to the traditional values that went before them camping trips boat clubs and respectability throughout town Leander is an ageing seaman that has the feeling of an antiue lost in time and doesn't want to move with an ever changing America whist struggling to cope after both boys leave home Things that happen to the family are both ordinary and impractical but it's the little things I found most charming throughout the small details that capture devoted family moments sharing their time happy loving When things change for the Wapshots later in the novel mixed with odd little episodes here and there including Leander's diary entries which are obscure to say the least I am not sure Cheever knew how to handle them clearly but this is generally only a small niggle as his strength lies in the time frame of his writing which he nails to a tee not only the syntax but by how Cheever framed the story which I have to say is so easy on the eye I enjoyed the fact that he gives the reader a chance to get to know the characters and their surroundings within the story without trying to push too hard slowly building a vibrant portrait of small town living Gently amusing tragic joyous and messy Cheever writes with his heart on his sleeve with a style that is truly alive This is the sort of novel Philip Roth could have written if he wasn't so obsessed with masturbation or maybe even Richard Ford had he not been half asleepThe Wapshot Chronicle is not perfect but delivers the goods reeling you in on a sturdy fishing line 45

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Pubblicato nel 1957 e vincitore del National Book Award Cronache della famiglia Wapshot è uno dei massimi romanzi americani del Novecento Una grande storia familiare comica e tragica ambientata in un paese sognato così bene da sembrare vero Una foto di gruppo nella uale tutti possiamo riconoscere in controluce il nostro vol Man is not simple Hobgoblin company of love always with us― John Cheever The Wapshot ChronicleThe Wapshot Chronicle is a twin Bildungsroman of sons Moses and Coverly framed by the letters journaling and loneliness of their father Leander It is a crazy beautiful 20th Century Great Expectations like novel of a family's depth and breadth its secrets and its flaws The two brothers are saddled with the albatross and obligation to insure ensure that Old Honora’s keeps paying the bills future for the boys and current for their parents Cheever fills his novel with dominating mothers idiosyncratic and co dependent guardians changeable wives and costly lovers The trinity of Wapshot men float throughout Cheever's novel in a wayward rudderless boat Their lives are constantly taking on water and they seem destined to be blown further from the shore by the dominant humor of the nearest strong willed femaleThe characters in The Wapshot Chronicle were amazing Its language and narrative were incredible Cheever's satire and ribald humor constantly bit this reader in his lusty for good literature ass

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The Wapshot ChronicleS e l’inafferrabile Coverly Sembra normale anche se eccentrica la vita della cugina Honora Eppure di realmente normale c’è poco in loro in uesti personaggi inventati eppure verissimi in uesto villaggio immaginato ma più autentico di uelli segnati sulle mappe parte di un New England trasformato in geografia dell’anima Some family chronicles are long and boring like a slumber induced with the sleeping pills and some are turbulent like a rocket launching I think you may effortlessly guess to what category The Wapshot Chronicle does belong “The Wapshot boys had been up since four; they were sleepy and sitting in the hot sun they seemed to have outlived the holiday Moses had burned his hand on a salute Coverly had lost his eyebrows in another explosion They lived on a farm two miles below the village and had canoed upriver before dawn when the night air made the water of the river feel tepid as it rose around the canoe paddle and over their hands”Be pleased to meet some of the heroesSome lives are straight and purposeful like a flight of a bullet and some are weird and unpredictable like a patchwork“Leander would never take his sons aside and speak to them about the facts of life even although the continuation of Honora’s numerous charities depended upon their virility If they looked out of the window for a minute they could see the drift of things It was his feeling that love death and fornication extracted from the rich green soup of life were no better than half truths and his course of instruction was general He would like them to grasp that the unobserved ceremoniousness of his life was a gesture or sacrament toward the excellence and the continuousness of things”Some believe in planning success and money and to some their living is an obstreperous joyride full of romance and rubbish “‘Of course’ she said ‘if it’s absolutely necessary for you to make love to me I’ll do it but I think that you ought to understand that it’s not as crucial as you make it’‘You’ve talked yourself out of a fuck’ he said bleakly‘Oh you’re so hateful and egotistical’ she said swinging her head around ‘Your thinking is so crude and mean You only want to hurt me’”All ordinary families are alike; each strange family is strange in its own way