Re: Look Homeward, Angel
Posted by GUILLERMO M┴YNEZ GIL on 26/9/2017, 16:04:28, in reply to "Re: Look Homeward, Angel"
Well, I did like it, but I understand it's a work to love or hate. I liked several things: the depiction of life in a North Carolina small city at the beginning of the XX Century, which I think Wolfe magnificently conveys; the characterization of the drunkard, rambling father, the greedy and avaricious mother, the silent and unhappy Ben, the stutterer Luke, the hysterical Helen, and many other characters. I also liked the inner portrait of a quasi-lunatic from the inside, but I understand how a reader may tire of the poetic images, the constant self-pity, and the misery of a dysfunctional family.
I don't want to push you to a reading you're not enjoying, although I am glad I read it and I can't say that I didn't enjoy it.
: I'm not sure how much of a discussion we'll
: have with this one, Guillermo. A couple of
: weeks ago, Joffre said that he doubted that
: he could finish it. I am still working on
: it, but I admit I'm running out of steam.
: Did you like it? I will persevere if you
: believe that it is worth the effort.
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