EccentricMuse

Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)

"I have undergone sharp discipline which has taught me wisdom; and then, I have read more than you would fancy." Emily Brontë

 

still figuring this place out - Jen W

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Friend of My Youth
Alice Munro
Progress: 115/288 pages
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Niki: The Story of a Dog - Tibor Dery,  Edward Hyams (Translator),  George Szirtes (Introduction) A sweet and poignant story, with a cheeky and somewhat old-fashioned (even for the 50s) omniscient narrator, which adds to its charm. The Ancsas are a middle-aged couple in Communist Hungary that adopts a dog, or rather, she adopts them. Shortly after, Mr. Ancsa is imprisoned without a word of explanation. Déry explores political oppression and its effects through a non-anthropomorphic character study of a "little white terrier bitch" -- an Everydog -- named Niki. Really well-done, but have tissues on hand.