Pdf/E–pub Edith's Diary


Edith's Diary

Edith's Diary characters Ë 107 characters â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Patricia Highsmith Patricia Highsmith ↠ 7 read Edith colabora em jornais underground é casada e tem um filho Seu sonho de uma casa grande com jardim finalmente se realizou e Nova Iorue ficou para trás trocada por um vilarejo ensolarado na Pensilvânia Mas o tio George velho s. I read and enjoyed a couple of Patricia Highsmith s The Talented Mr Ripley books uite some years ago and it has taken me until almost a decade later to seek out of her rather large oeuvre Edith s Diary a psychological crime story was the first full length novel not featuring Mr Ripley which I chose to read The Virago edition which was republished along with several other Highsmith titles has an introduction by crime writer Denise Mina which I found to be measured and uite insightfulSince its publication in 1977 the novel has been highly praised The Times calls Edith s Diary masterly haunting a book that lingers in the memory and constantly disturbs and delights The New Yorker believes it to be a work of extraordinary force and feeling her strongest her most imaginative and by far her most substantial novel Writer AN Wilson says Edith s Diary is certainly one of the saddest novels I ever read but it is also one of the mere twenty or so that I would say were perfect unimprovable masterpieces In her introduction Mina notes Regardless of genre or form it is touching on truth that gives writing well weight and profundity Patricia Highsmith is a great writer Her truths are not always comfortable They re not easy to own but we know them when we read them We might flinch at what she points out but we can t dent it Truth not only makes fiction believable it is what makes reading potentially life changing At the beginning of the novel protagonist Edith Howland is moving from her New York apartment to a house in the suburbs in Brunswick Pennsylvania with her husband Brett and ten year old son Cliffie Highsmith is perceptive of the effect which this upheaval has on their psychopathic son The move was real not something he had imagined Cliffie often imagined much violent things like a bomb going off under their apartment building even under all of New York the whole city going up sky high with no survivors But suddenly this their moving to another state was somehow like a real bomb going off under his own feet As soon as they have moved Cliffie tries to smother the family s cat beneath the bedspread the first incident of many in which the reader recoils from him Edith is very well informed politically and has such an awareness of what is going on in the world around her but her son s behaviour and his unwillingness to do anything leaves her baffledThe novel begins in 1955 and spans many years A couple of months after the family has settled into their new house Brett s uncle a rather cantankerous old man named George comes to stay with them It is around this time that Edith recognises she feels upset for a few hours at a time with no real reason as to why She begins to record untruths in her diary which is almost like a character in its own right in the novel After Cliffie is thrown out of his college entrance exams for trying to cheat for example Edith records that night that he thinks he did pretty well If he gets an 80 average he ll go to maybe Princeton Immediately following this she acknowledges her fictional entry to herself The entry was a lie But after all who was going to see it And she felt better having written it felt less melancholic almost cheerful in fact Edith does not keep her diary regularly and has written in it sporadically since she was a very young woman She tends to note only when a moment of crisis has occurred or something which she wishes to remember The untruths become freuent worried by her son s path in life she invents a fiancee and then a daughter for him in her diaryTime moves uickly in this novel and often several years have passed from one chapter to the next Edith s home life begins to crumble and many problems beset her Edith s Diary is a great example of domestic noir The third person perspective which has been used throughout focuses primarily upon Edith but also explores the private lives of her husband and son Edith s Diary is not uite what I was expecting I thought that the entirety would be told using diary extracts but actually relatively little is expressed in Edith s own wordsThe prose in the novel does tend to be a little matter of fact and there is very little writing here which could be termed as beautiful That is however precisely the point The building of tension is apparent from almost the very beginning and is well handled Edith s Diary was not as chilling as I was expecting it to be but I found the character development believable The novel has definitely left me eager to read of Highsmith s work

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Edith's Diary characters Ë 107 characters â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Patricia Highsmith Patricia Highsmith ↠ 7 read A ue tem mas a ue imagina ter muito diferente perfeita Sem lamúrias e sem pena de ninguém a história de Edith esconde o crime menos policial já aobrdado por Highsmith um crime ue não ofende a lei e não tem voz sutil e intenso. Edith s life is not going according to plan Her husband has left her for a younger woman Her son is incapable of holding a job and busies himself with drinking and fistfights in the local pubs Her ex husband not only left her but also left his aging invalid uncle in Edith s care Edith attempts to remain positive She is an avid journaler and has created the ideal perfect life for herself The only problem is it s only on paper and in her mind Her downward spiral and depression is both bleak and beautiful This is my first Patricia Highsmith and I m hooked

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Edith's Diary characters Ë 107 characters â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Patricia Highsmith Patricia Highsmith ↠ 7 read Enil vem morar com eles Brett o marido começa a afastar se O filho torna se um garoto ada vez mais furtivo e mentiroso Diante de um uotidiano estrangulador Edith faz esculturas bebe uísue e escreve em seu diário Não sobre a vid. I must start by saying that reading Patricia Highsmith is always an experience She seems to thrive on testing the limits on taking that one wobbly step over the line long ago burnt in the sand by the rules the normsEven though holding such high expectations she still managed to surprise me by being concealed than usual There s nothing straightforward or perhaps there is nothing but straightforwardness and we are simply not taught to recognize it as such about Highsmith s novels and yet there s something even particular about Edith s DiaryImagine you are at someone else s place You have been told to wait for your hosts on their immense library on the second floor It s an old Victorian house and the steps creak as you climb your way up You find the room without much trouble and your eyes travel the universe of displayed spines in wonder You presume the old floorboards will inform you of their impending appearance when the time comes However their steps are light and you only realize they have arrived when you turn to find them already staring at you in the face no warning whatsoever You almost jump out of your skin covering the embarrassment with an apologetic smile You can t help but wonder though how did that happen That is how I would describe reading Edith s Diary but it somehow feels as if you are both the one left waiting and the approaching hostsIf I had to choose one single word to describe this novel I would go with restless I wouldn t recommend reading this one before bed I became rather agitated as I both waited and found my way up the stairs It was truly one of those experiences that I will not soon forgetI would say that Edith is first and foremost grieving Not just the physical death of her loved ones but also the death of her marriage and of her many daydreamed could have beens I find it incredible how Highsmith seems to make the reader blend with Edith Is she becoming insane Are we becoming insane I believe Highsmith would reply with a rather smug aren t we all

  • Hardcover
  • 343
  • Edith's Diary
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Portuguese
  • 13 July 2019
  • 9789727475018

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    Pdf/E–pub Edith's Diary Edith’s Diary 1977 – ★★★★12“The difference between dream and reality is the true hell” Highsmith 1977 291In this story Edith Howland moves with her husband Brett and her young son Cliffie from New York City to Pennsylvania The family is not rich and hopes for the best in their new community Edith starts to run a political newspaper in the new place while keeping in touch with her old neighbours in New York and her wealthy

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