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Sacrifice love and mortality Moving seamlessly from present and past casting a fierce yet compassionate eye on two eras and Veronica A ePUB #192 their fixations the result is a work of timeless depth and moral power. As far as the story itself I thought it was lackluster and a bit pretentious I appreciated what Gaitskill was trying to do that she was trying to explore notions of superficiality and depth when it comes to personal interactions I also liked that she gave her two main characters these women who are by turns pitiful and infuriatingly self destructive a sense of dignity even though they were behaving in ways I found really sad and upsetting But for the most part I thought she was striving too much to be deep and thoughtful and literary I don t really care for that in college level creative writing classes and I don t think I particularly care for it with National Book Award Winners I mean be deep and thoughtful and literary but don t let me see you strain to attain those ualities I don t want to see your effort BTW this isn t the first Gaitskill I ve read but I don t recall the earlier stuff I ve read of her Touchstone from present and past casting a Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding fierce yet compassionate eye on two eras and Veronica A ePUB #192 their Love is Blind fixations the result is a work of timeless depth and moral power. As Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia far as the story itself I thought it was lackluster and a bit pretentious I appreciated what Gaitskill was trying to do that she was trying to explore notions of superficiality and depth when it comes to personal interactions I also liked that she gave her two main characters these women who are by turns pitiful and infuriatingly self destructive a sense of dignity even though they were behaving in ways I Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch found really sad and upsetting But Catching Fire for that in college level creative writing classes and I don t think I particularly care The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) for it with National Book Award Winners I mean be deep and thoughtful and literary but don t let me see you strain to attain those ualities I don t want to see your effort BTW this isn t the The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, first Gaitskill I ve read but I don t recall the earlier stuff I ve read of her

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A finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award here is an evocative novel about female friendship in the glittering sAlison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of s New York On. What stood out most loudly and violently were images of beauty so intense they were almost warped some of these images were human The fashion model seemed suddenly at the centre of the cultural world inextricably wound in with art music and cinema These human images snagged my imagination which twisted and turned reactively picking and chewing over them foolishly trying to get nourishment from them for I wanted to be part of this vibrant and powerful worldMary Gaitskill s Veronica is the intense and stylistic study of a friendship Of love pain illness and rejection set mostly in 1980 s New york it s a richly metaphorical tale set against the nocturnal glamorous tyranny of the fashion modelling industry and unfortunately for some during an eruption of AIDS cases There are moments when the world is at your feet a dream come true But also times when it s nothing than a sleazy degrading nightmare One thing

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E is a young model stumbling away from the wreck of her career the other an eccentric middle aged office temp Over the next twenty years their friendship will encompass narcissism and tenderness exploitation and self. I read Veronica over the course of roughly 15 days sleep work play also took up some time It was addictive and mesmerizing and delirious and stunning and beautiful and expansive and breathless and depressing and hard and devastating and wonderful Not everyone will love it and I ve no trouble seeing why Still it really hit the spot for meThe structure is linear but with lots of flashbacks and sometimes the transition from present to past is so smooth that you don t realize you were in the present day at the start of a paragraph only to find yourself 2 decades in the past at the end of it This isn t hard to follow if you can get into the flow of the writing and let it carry you The best thing about this novel is that it s very much alive Even when it deals with death and decay it manages to hum and pulsate with aliveness It s not nihilistic it s not ironic it s not flippant It s guttural and sometimes it gut


About the Author: Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill is an American author of essays short stories and novels Her work has appeared in The New Yorker Harper's Magazine Esuire The Best American Short Stories and and The O Henry Prize Stories She married writer Peter Trachtenberg in As of she lived in New York City; Gaitskill has previously lived in Toronto San Francisco and Marin County CA as.



10 thoughts on “Veronica A Novel

  1. says:

    What stood out most loudly and violently were images of beauty so intense they were almost warped; some of these images were human The fashion model seemed suddenly at the centre of the cultural world inextricably wound in with art music and cinema These human images snagged my imagination which twisted and turned reactively picking and che

  2. says:

    Veronica by Mary Gaitskill came very highly recommended It was on a lot of best of lists and I'd actually had it on my list of To Read for a while This was a book that I couldn't finish and that is a real dilemma for me When I'm not

  3. says:

    I bet I'd be really inspired by this novel if I were a fiction writer Mary Gaitskill sees the world through no eyes but her own and

  4. says:

    In Veronica Alison an aging model whose body is wracked with pain and disease looks back on her life in snapshots as if she is flipping through a portfolio of memories In her prime Alison was beautiful and flawed She related to the world with vanity but also with a vague sadness and misunderstanding She tells her stories as if her life is over in her 40s which I guess for Alison it is The most telling of the flashbacks involve the

  5. says:

    I read Veronica over the course of roughly 15 days sleep work play also took up some time It was addictive and mesmerizing and delirious and stunning and beautiful and expansive and breathless and depressing and hard and devastating and wonderful Not everyone will love it and I've no trouble seeing why Still it really hit the spot f

  6. says:

    I mean I fight my middle age at every turn But some days you're just cranky about things younger writers younger people Younger subjects Mary Gaitskill can bring out the crank in anyone Or maybe just anyone my age She is a terrific writer and an adept wordsmith And I sorta hated this book and knew I should like it Our heroine Alison is a terminally jaded young woman her mother left her father she's been a model and lived in Europe and fai

  7. says:

    If you are looking for a dark gritty book look no further Even though the story bounces from past to present in every chapter once you get used to the writing style and can focus on the plot watch out The plot is intense upsetting and wonderfully gloomy all warped together Lots to take in For the most part it wa

  8. says:

    As far as the story itself I thought it was lackluster and a bit pretentious I appreciated what Gaitskill was trying to do that she was trying to explore notions of superficiality and depth when it comes to personal interactions I also liked that she gave her two main characters these women who are by turns pitiful and infuriatingly

  9. says:

    I found this book so powerful that I couldn't write about it right away I've had an ambivalent relationship to other work by Gaitskill I'd only read her stories not her other novel I'm fascinated by it but sometimes repelled The people and the situations often seemed ugly to the point that I wondered if an unconscious s

  10. says:

    I picked up Mary Gaitskill's 2006 novel Veronica as part of my ongoing disgust project and indeed it is a rich depository of fascinating uses of disgust Yet I find I can't bear to write simply about the disgust in the book without addressing its greater appeal I consciously avoid pronouncements about the Canon which books are Great and which merely Good or anything of the kind—and yet I am beset by a strong desire that

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