(Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland


Breath and Shadows

free read Breath and Shadows ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB She works with a man terrified of flying who forces himself to fly constantly a woman who embodies the ineffable bond between an animal and a human being and others responding to their world their natures and their needs It is a novel about the attempt of human beings to know the past to know one another and to know themselves It is about love loss sexual passion human perception and the possibility that the search for goodness may be an act of insani. A brother and sister in the present attempt to find out about their ancestors who lived during the Middle Ages A really good story This author definitely doesn t write the same book twice I like her style

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free read Breath and Shadows ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Breath and Shadows is about three pairs of people who live in widely separated periods of time the late 1700s late 1800s and late 1900s These people as gradually becomes clear are three generations of the same family none of which has any knowledge of the other two But there exists down through these far flung generations a meshwork of cause and effect that reverberates all the way into the presentThe interrelatedness of these three pairs of people th. Breath and Shadows is the second of Ella Leffland s books I ve read having read and reviewed Rumors of Peace just a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that I find her command of the language not to mention her characterization and setting virtually without peer If Rumors of Peace was a consummate coming of age story Breath and Shadows is a consummate multi generational family story I frankly can t say enough good things about either of themJust as I ranked Rumors of Peace right up there with Carson MacCullers s Member of the Wedding I d now have to give Breath and Shadows given its structural organization euivalent ranking with Michael Cunningham s The HoursAnd having just read and reviewed Fyodor Dostoyevsky s Notes from the Underground I can unabashedly state that Ella Leffland s Thorkild Hr Counselor is eually as heinous as the principal unnamed character of Dostoyevsky s novella What makes Ms Leffland s Thorkild doubly interesting however is the complete conversion of his character to that of a doting father during the hallucinatory stages of his late life insanityA bit of a non seuitur but a trenchant observation nevertheless from Philip who ironically owns a large business in photographic euipment the clicking of cameras wherever you went as if people thought that by recording every moment of their lives they verified their existence when in fact they d been handed a substitute for looking inward and remembering A frenzy of mechanical duplication An endless production and consuming of images A crime against authenticity A mindless flooding fraudulence of bits and pieces p 222Although this rumination is entirely in keeping with Philip s mental state at the time he develops it I suspect the germ of it is also Ella Leffland s and I couldn t agree as I watch people in droves click click click their cell phones like so many mindless sycophants recording the myriad non events that pepper their empty livesAnd the thoughts of another of her characters Paula as Paula considers a painting in a small Swiss church on Christmas Eve are if not necessarily also Ms Leffland s really uite amusing her thoughts wandered She looked at a painting of the Annunciation on the wall beside her dimly lit by one of the small candles It was not very good a humble little country cousin of Van Eyck s masterpiece She tried to see beauty in it even though she did not believe in the Annunciation and even though she herself would have been furious if as an unsuspecting young girl going about her daily tasks she had suddenly had a divine pregnancy thrust upon her The nerve The gall It should be called the Presumption p 231One of the particular strengths Ms Leffland exhibits in this novel given the time lapse of a century between each of the three generations is a consistency and accuracy of thought speech and action with the time at which her characters lived As a reader you can be easily transported across centuries by the deftness of Ms Leffland s pen and nothing she describes or puts into the mouths of her characters ever sounds anachronisticI suspect Ms Leffland is a cat lover Why do I think this The following is just one of many examples Olaf has lain down on the carpet of moss From the rocky little spring there issues a limpid murmur Overhead the beech trees rustle with the passage of birds whose calls filter down through the greenness He stretches his knobby spine and tucks his paws under his chest and for a while he sleeps Then his pale green eyes open and he lies there waiting His good his uncrumpled ear flicks from time to time He waits for a sound a scent a touch p 303The conclusion of these three stories is well Scandinavian and appropriately so to a body of earth that sees no sun rise above the horizon for six months out of the yearBravo Ms Leffland Brava LellaRRB081314Brooklyn NY

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free read Breath and Shadows ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB E twining of their destinies is the core of the bookThough the novel takes place in three different centuries it is rooted in such timeless attributes as social s class and money as well as in historical events such as the battle at Leipzig where Napoleon was crushed and the ruins of Berlin in 1945These events are woven through the private lives of the characters among whom are a lonely and young officer a sculptress trying to find truth in the stone. This book takes place mostly in Denmark and because I am part Scandinavian I seek out books from that area of the world most of which seem to be dark police procedurals mysteries This book goes back several general generations in the same family showing how certain traits echo through families The historical parts I found much interesting than the current generation who I found rather boring

  • Hardcover
  • 311
  • Breath and Shadows
  • Ella Leffland
  • English
  • 22 October 2020
  • 9780688142711

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    (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland free download Breath and Shadows Leffland begins her book with a uote by Sophocles “Man is but breath and shadows” So already we are driven into Plato’s cave Her prologue begins with this cave image From there this image is infused between chaptersTo begin with cave bears in utter darkness are settling in the millennial strata of the cave seeking sleep and safetyAnd then we are introduced in the first chapter to the 3rd generation of a

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    read & download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Ella Leffland (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland Ella Leffland ß 6 free read Leffland is a gorgeous writer Her novel subtly and with no small degree of initial confusion pulls the reader forward and backward in time through three generations of the Rosted family The sparse family tree at the book's front is representat

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    Ella Leffland ß 6 free read read & download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Ella Leffland (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland Breath and Shadows is the second of Ella Leffland’s books I’ve read having read and reviewed Rumors of Peace just a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that I find her command of the language — not to mention her characterization and setting — virtually without peer If Rumors of Peace was a consummat

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    (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland This is my second time reading Breath and Shadows This is an amazingly well written and crafted novel about three generation

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    read & download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Ella Leffland Ella Leffland ß 6 free read free download Breath and Shadows I loved the Danish setting and references to the towns and weather and even the Evanston connection but the book itself didn't do much for me It was just a complicated soap opera of different generations with a lot of baggage I could have condensed the good parts and made it a short story and been done with this one

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    (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland read & download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Ella Leffland I wept wept on the subway at the climactic scene The characters are like real people haunting lovable unknowable The language rarely calls attention to itself only tells the story and evokes the uestions the story leaves you asking

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    free download Breath and Shadows (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland read & download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Ella Leffland A brother and sister in the present attempt to find out about their ancestors who lived during the Middle Ages A really good story This author definitely doesn't write the same book twice I like her style

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    (Breath and Shadows) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Ella Leffland read & download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Ella Leffland Ella Leffland ß 6 free read BORING Three stories of generations of one family in the 1700 1800 1900s Family members are bipolarmental illness Story go

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