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Crossing to Safety (Modern Library) (Modern Library Classics)

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I even went to Florence back when you could just waltz into the Uffizi without standing in hour-long lines constantly being approached by ‘brella salesmen. Crossing reminded me more of Richard Russo's style that it did of Updike (both of whose writing I prefer). One of us doesn’t differ that much from another, each generation repeats its parents, the works we build to outlast us are not much more enduring than anthills, and much less so than coral reefs. I spent several hours reading and re-reading this poem today, and wondering why I never sat with it before, to digest and devour it, but only admired it in passing, with Frost always being such a favorite poet of mine.

As they grow older, they confront the sudden turns and dead ends that inevitably litter the road of life. What ever happened to the passion we all had to improve ourselves, live up to our potential, leave a mark on the world?Book: Crossing to safety] is like a beautiful day on a sailboat in the midst of the most wonderful landscape, but without wind.

No, not the one with Chevy Chase and a stiff relation on the car roof, the one that is a place of real literary wonder. I can see that place in Vermont right now if I close my eyes and shut out the murmur of the television in the other room, the sound of a snowblower across the street. I find myself wondering what ever happened to the people, friends and otherwise, with whom we started out… How much would they understand, from their own experience, of what has happened to us? Written in the 1980s, this is a novel about a friendship forged in the late 1930s, when Larry Morgan and Sid Lang were colleagues in the English Department of a university in Madison, Wisconsin.

La novela es la insuperable respuesta a una pregunta que el propio autor se hace: “¿Cómo hacer un libro que cualquiera quiera leer a partir de unas vidas tan apacibles como éstas? And I walked the hundred-mile back roads behind the horse named Wizard wondering if there were two stashes of tea in his pack. As you say, it’s about so many things, there’s enough material for ten reviews all focusing on different aspects. Yet, all of these reasons are detailed in the book that, ostensibly, he has eventually written about the friendship of the two couples, Crossing to Safety. Wallace Stegner, who offers this scene near the end of his 1987 novel Crossing to Safety, has Larry, his narrator, address Hallie.

To an extent this whole book is the story of one woman’s plan (the wife of the main character’s best friend) for the four of them: a matriarchy in a sense. I'd rather spend it on Charity" (what is it about that line that has the reader continue to 'think' about this?Thinking about it more, I fet there was a bit of anti-Semitism in the book - despite the narrator's offhand denial - in that the only Jewish people portrayed are the couple that is rejected by the group, but especially Morris later who has a stutter. Habla de pactos y alianzas, de conciliaciones y adaptaciones, de comprensión y paciencia, pero, sobre todo, de un amor que prevalece gracias al respeto y la admiración que todos se tienen y al enriquecimiento que tales relaciones supone para sus propias vidas por encima de cualquier defecto, dolor o circunstancia adversa. I wonder if I have ever felt more alive, more competent in my mind and more at ease with myself and my world, than I feel for a few minutes on the shoulder of that known hill while I watch the sun climb powerfully and confidently and see below me the unchanged village, the lake like a pool of mercury, the varying greens of hayfields and meadows and sugarbush and black spruce words, of all of it lifting and warming as the stretched shadows shorten.

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