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    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) Rachel Kushner é 6 review Much of this book just isn't very good indeed it's uite bad Much of this book is also great not in the sense of 'very good' but in the sense of Great American Novel A tech savvy reviewer could insert a Venn diagram here but I'm limited to words there's too much overlap between the 'great' bits and the 'not good' bits Really great Great Books manage to be both good ie competent and great ie fascinating at the sa

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    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) Reading this was like sitting in the back of a cab You're pretty sure you're headed SOMEWHERE but the way is circuitous confusing and sometime

  3. says: [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) Rachel Kushner é 6 review

    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) The critic James Wood in his review for the New Yorker pin points it perfectlyRachel Kushner’s second novel “The Flamethrowers” Scribner is scintillatingly alive and also alive to artifice It ripples with stories anecdotes set piece monologues crafty egotistical tall tales and hapless adventures Kushner is never not telling a story It is nominally a historical novel it’s set in the mid seventies and I suppose also a realis

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    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) I remember when John Banville won the Booker Prize someone remarked that despite the enormous cultural changes in our world British writers were still writing about art historians The New York art scene seems to se

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    read & download The Flamethrowers [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) free download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Rachel Kushner No matter how young and hip you think you are every so often some cultural product that you don’t get at all gets rave re

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    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) There isn’t much plot in this novel but it is a hell of storyBildungsroman of a young woman known as just Reno an art studies graduate in 1977 who dared to race her Moto Valera motorcycle at high speed velocities to create land art

  7. says: [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) free download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Rachel Kushner

    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) I love the cinematic flow of this book with a young female lead character Reno who passes through life leaving few marks She is a recent art school graduate from Nevada who moves to New York in the late 70’s where she becomes immersed in the ferment of an art scene full of poseurs and prodigies think Andy Warhol’s Factory and the high tide of bohemian types taking lofts in Soho As we start the book her mind is on the traces i

  8. says: read & download The Flamethrowers [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) Rachel Kushner é 6 review

    Rachel Kushner é 6 review [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) Her Name is Reno and She Dances on the Hand Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar Sigmund FreudOur protagonist Reno hails from Reno Nevada She's in her early 20s loves motorcycles goes to NYC in 1975 with a nebulous plan to create art incorporating her need for speed not the drug She hangs out with a number of art

  9. says: Rachel Kushner é 6 review free download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB é Rachel Kushner read & download The Flamethrowers

    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) The Flamethrowers follows Reno a would be artist nicknamed after her hometown who moves to New York and through a relationship with an

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    [E–pub READ] (The Flamethrowers) I've been looking forward to reading this just started but already I'm caught up The chunkiness of the prose the good crunchiness of it just the choice of words with shape and weight and texture has me the great tactile metaphors I hear this bo

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The Flamethrowers free read É 106 read & download The Flamethrowers Ks Straßenkämpfen Entführung und Mord Bahn bricht Als dieser Roman 2013 in New York erschien löste er ein unbeschreibliches Echo unter Rezensenten und Autoren aus Von Jonathan Franzen über Joshua Ferris zu Colum McCann unterschiedlicher könnten die Romanciers nicht sein einheitlicher nicht die Ansicht dass Flammenwerfer im Sturm über alle vorgefassten Meinungen was heute einen guten Roman auszumachen habe hinwegfegt und all seine Leser mitreißt und begeistert. The Flamethrowers follows Reno a would be artist nicknamed after her hometown who moves to New York and through a relationship with an older wealthy Italian artist becomes a peripheral member of the city s vibrant art scene Though she spends her days among uirky artistic people Reno only makes half hearted attempts at work of her own rather she spends the bulk of the novel acting as a sort of mascot for her older morally corrupted friends When Reno does attempt to an art project of her own capturing images of a motorcycle ride across the Utah salt flats it goes horribly wrong and ends with the young pro artist falling literally and figuratively in with an Italian race team sponsored by her boyfriend s family s tire business are you rolling your eyes yet Reno then becomes a Danica Patrick like racing pin up for the company and is invited to Italy for some promotional work with the team After some hemming and hawing Reno and her boyfriend go to Italy where you guessed it things once again go terribly wrong and Reno kind of joins the Brigate Rosse sort of Or maybe notI really wanted to like The Flamethrowers I really did but the novel is a profound disappointment Reno spends the entire novel on the verge of something on the verge of developing her own artistic style on the verge of racing fame on the verge of being a member of a radical leftist group without ever doing anything Instead Reno passively ping pongs between men who direct the course her life will next take she is entirely devoid of agency within a socio historic moment that was about claiming and utilizing one s agency This uestion of agency who has it who claims it who uses it doesn t even amount to subtext instead Kushner distracts her readers with one winking New York in the 70s reference after another Forget about the act of becoming the narration seems to say here s the Blackout of 1977 Here s a generic Max s Kansas City type place Pay no attention to the novel s decided lack of depth The novel leads you to believe that something profound will happen to Reno that within all that she has experienced all the power she has relinuished to others she will somehow in someway come into her own she will be able to amalgamate all that she has seen into a profound work of art But by the end of the novel Reno hasn t acted on anything After investing a week and almost four hundred pages worth of bus reading efforts into The Flamethrowers I expected than Kushner delivered

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The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers free read É 106 read & download The Flamethrowers Die literarische Sensation aus den USA Dieses Buch ist ein erzählerisches Naturereignis ein Roman über eine schnelle junge Frau auf einem Motorrad ihre Liebschaften im New Yorker Kunst Underground der späten Siebziger und ihre politischen Verwicklungen im Italien der Roten Brigaden 1975 Die Hobby Motorradrennfahrerin Reno so ihr Spitzname nach ihrem Geburtsort kommt nach einem Rekordversuch auf den großen Salzseen nach Manhattan um in die kreativ explodierende K?. The critic James Wood in his review for the New Yorker pin points it perfectlyRachel Kushner s second novel The Flamethrowers Scribner is scintillatingly alive and also alive to artifice It ripples with stories anecdotes set piece monologues crafty egotistical tall tales and hapless adventures Kushner is never not telling a story It is nominally a historical novel it s set in the mid seventies and I suppose also a realist one it works within the traditional grammar of verisimilitude But it manifests itself as a pure explosion of now it catches us in its mobile flashing present which is the living reality it conjures on the page at the moment we are readingAlive Rippling with stories Historical Realistic A pure explosion of nowWhat a vibrant electric ride this was A novel as wild as it is elegant zooming in and out of scenes so perfectly brought to life that they will shimmer in your memory for a long time A doe eyed inhabited wonderful female character who hungers for experience at every turn of the page and steals your heart in one swift move with her innocence and willingness to take it all in Because this is what this gorgeous novel does it takes it all in It brings to life visceral complicated ever shifting life every single theme and locale it touches upon the New York art scene in the 70 s the grittiness and primal energy of the Bowery of those years the coming of age tale that never resolves itself the radical left wing groups that terrorized Italy at the same period the beauty of motorcycles and the intoxication of speed throughout history from World War I to salt flats races in Nevada This is writing at its best It will swallow you up in one big gulp and spit you back out on the curb leaving you breathless and wondering what just happened to you

Rachel Kushner é 6 review

The Flamethrowers free read É 106 read & download The Flamethrowers ?nstlerszene SoHos einzutauchen In einer Welt in der die Grenzen zwischen Leben und Kunst verschwimmen trifft sie auf eine Schar von Träumern Revoluzzern und Phantasten Unter ihnen auch Sandro Valera erfolgreicher Konzeptkünstler und exzentrischer Erbe einer italienischen Reifen und Motorrad Dynastie in den sie sich verliebt Aber bei einem Besuch bei seiner Familie in deren Sommerresidenz am Comer See gerät sie in den Strudel einer echten Revolte die sich in Strei. There isn t much plot in this novel but it is a hell of storyBildungsroman of a young woman known as just Reno an art studies graduate in 1977 who dared to race her Moto Valera motorcycle at high speed velocities to create land art Land art was a traceless art created from leaving an almost invisible line in the road from surging speeds at over 110 mph Racing was drawing in time Literally and figurativelyThis era generated a seminal movement in New York where artistic expression in the subversive sect was animate inflamed ephemeral breathing a mix of temporal and performance art and the avant gardepunk scene This was also an age of conceptual art which grew out of minimalism and stressed the artist s concept rather than the object itself Time was the concept of Reno s art something to be acted upon You have time Meaning don t use it but pass through time in patience waiting for something to come Prepare for its arrival Don t rush to meet it Be a conduitI felt this to be true Some people might consider this passivity but I did not I considered it living The novel narrated by Reno is all about her observation and experiences as she comes of age in a revolutionary time She lives in a shabby run down hole in the wall in New York blank and empty as my new life with its layers upon layers of white paint like a plaster death mask over the two rooms giving them an ancient urban feeling As she gets caught up with the underground movement in the East Village called Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers and later with the Red Brigades of Rome Reno is herself a conduit for the people she meets and gets involved with such as her older rebellious boyfriend Sandro Valera son of the Fascist friendly mogul of Valera motorbikes Reno came to New York by way of Nevada eager to demonstrate her art through photography and motorbikes She s shopping for experience Sometime after a particularly moving one night stand and attempting to navigate her life and bridge her isolation and loneliness she meets sculptor Sandro Valera and his friends a group of radicals and artists who offer her exposure to working class insurrection in this mecca of individual points longings all merging into one great light pulsing mesh and you simply found your pulse your place Reno was looking for a sense of identity and she wanted enchantment Enchantment means to want something and also to know somewhere inside yourself not an obvious place that you aren t going to get it The bridge between life and art and Reno s invigorating speed of 148 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats where she went with her new friends to make land art demonstrates the crossover between gestures and reality and a liberating energy that was an acute case of the present tense Nothing mattered but the milliseconds of life at that speed On the one hand Reno seeks self sovereignty but on the other hand she inhabits a male dominated and often misogynistic landscape where men exploit women for artistic and political gain When she visits Sandro s family in Italy she is subjected to derision by Sandro s misanthropic brother and his sneering mother In another scene a male photographer asks women to punch themselves in the face until they are battered and then pose for him Reno narrates this with an unemotional but subtle raillery noting the incongruity of women on a pretense of independence She acutely observes that certain acts even as they are real are also merely gestures And in Rome the uestion of feminine mystiue versus male dominance is addressed by a Red Brigade revolutionary radio broadcaster when he states to women that Men connect you to the world but not with your own self Are women meant to speed past just a blur as Reno speculates And the I think about that line the paradox it evokesArtists dreamers terrorists comrades iconoclasts all populate this novel replete with iconic images and fallen debris in a swirl of electrical momentum New York and Rome aren t just scenic backdrops they come alive as provocateurs firebrand cities with flame throwing agitatorsKushner is a heavyweight writer a dense volatile and sensuous portraitist of the iconographic and the obscure Arch and decisive moments throughout the novel heighten the ominous tension that rumbles below the surface and the reader wholly inhabits the spaces of Reno s consciousness and those of the people she meets All you can do is involve yourself totally in your own life your own momentAnd when we feel pessimism crouching on our shoulder like a stinking vulturewe banish it we smother it with optimism We want and our want kills doom That is how we ll take the future and occupy it like an empty warehouse It s an act of love pure love It isn t prophecy It s hope

  • Hardcover
  • 560
  • The Flamethrowers
  • Rachel Kushner
  • German
  • 13 June 2018
  • 9783498034191