Carry Me Across the Water: A Novel by Ethan Canin

By Ethan Canin

"Take the recommendation of no one," August Kleinman's mom says to him whereas August remains to be a tender boy in Germany, and with those phrases to lead him, he escapes Nazi Germany and is going directly to construct a fortune, a kin, and lifestyles on his personal phrases in the US. on the defining moments that exhibit personality and form destiny -- a stunning stumble upon with a eastern soldier in a cave in the course of global conflict II, the audacious selection to begin a brewery in Pittsburgh and a violent response opposed to threats to its self reliant good fortune, a holiday in Barbados, in which his cherished spouse mysteriously wanders off, the start of his grandson -- August's instincts are determinative in a fashion that illuminates how lives spread on the private degrees. it is a wonderful, suspenseful, extraordinary novel by way of certainly one of America's best writers. Publisher's Weekly referred to as Ethan Canin's For Kings and Planets "Masterful ... a vintage parable of the human condition," and a similar could be acknowledged approximately hold Me around the Water.

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Mondes effacés, Paris, JC Lattès, p. 269. Le Poids de la Croix, Flammarion, 1991, p. 401. 10 35 Par l’évocation des légendes, Kadaré contribue également à préserver la culture traditionnelle dont le Pouvoir souhaitait la disparition, et associe, ce qui lui tient à coeur, les chants de son pays à la mythologie grecque. Les légendes ne sont pas, dans son œuvre, un simple thème folklorique. Elles ont un véritable caractère emblématique du système politique que forgea le dictateur albanais Enver Hoxha.

408. 31 Idem, p. 338. 27 49 L`éditeur connaît l`importance du thème dans l`ensemble des écrits d`Istrati et elle reprend (dans la préface qui accompagne le récit, faisant ainsi œuvre de translation littéraire32, de révélation d`une œuvre étrangère au public-cible) quelques lignes d`une lettre qu`Istrati adresse à Romain Rolland à ce sujet : Les haïdoucs ont été en Roumanie, du temps des occupations turques et grecques, de jeunes hommes révoltés par l` oppression. Ils quittaient les villages, gagnaient les forêts, armés, approvisionnés et encouragés par toute la population.

9. Ce sont surtout les traductions en français de Kadaré qui ont servi de base pour les traductions vers les autres langues de cet auteur, en réalisant un transfert triangulaire très efficace. Toutes ces traductions ont rendu les mythes, les contes, les légendes et les pensées magiques qui abondent dans l’œuvre de Kadaré. Kadaré lui-même explique cette présence mythologique après coup en disant : L’Albanie se défaisait sous nos yeux. Telle une icône vermoulue, elle vieillissait jour après jour, se défigurait, s’étiolait.

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