[Mistler's Exit] Pdf × Louis Begley
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this is ais a The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse dry and unemotional for a man who has just received news of his imminenteath yet the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy successful businessman Good for those who like to read about the lives of the elite Overall well written It s not easy for me to give a low rating to something by an able and critically respected novelist I had no trouble reading the book which was strong on Venice atmosphere echoes of Mann It is in the mold of Maruand and Auchincloss both of whom I read with affection yet leaves a bitter taste very unlike the work of the other twoAs you will know from other reviews the book is about a successful New York ad man in his early 60s born to wealth He has just been told he has cancer that has invaded the liver and has chosen not to try chemo "What He Decides To Do Then Is Not A Triumph "he Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature decides too then is not a triumph the human spiritThere are some really moving pages in which he The Writing Workshop drafts a letter to his adult son a grad student in California who is not alienated from him but with whom he would like aeeper relationship The rest is kind of tawdry I Agricultural Engineering did not see any nobility in his end of life plans only selfishness andespair Begley loves to write about the 60 plus year old man usually of considerable means getting it on with a 25 year old girl He Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse does it in the first two Schmidt books and heoes it here in Mistler s Exit His other penchant is to chat in considerable How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture detail about businesseals or legal cases or real estate His characters are big time materialists who probably vote Republican but who are nice enough so that you can t tell They are used to An Alien Heat dinner parties and servants and polo and the club They enjoy their flings they are men of the old school after all And let us not forget cocktail hour with it s irreplaceable martini They have all material aspects of their life worked out to a fare the. Nedig Dort will er seinen Abschied inszenieren sich ein letztes Malem Leben in ie Arme werfen sich mit seiner Jugendliebe in einer amour fou vergesse. ,
READ Mistler's ExitOut of the four books I have read by him I like *This One The Least * one the least course this is the one that won all the awards Go figure PS3552E373M57 German authorAd man in Venicesee About Schmidt etc A little ry but interestingeasy read for anyone interesting in writing I read this book mainly because it was set in VeniceHowever I found it rather ry although the idea of how Mistler ealt with a terminal Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings diagnosis was unusualHis lifeidn t seem to have much meaning Mistler s Exit is a short book about a powerful New York adman who had just learned he
has terminal cancerterminal cancer s beautifully written Definitely the point of view of a rich powerful man which is interesting to me because it s so other Enjoyable As usual I enjoyed this book like others he has written although I cannot really identify with the characters similar to how I felt about Memories of a Marriage I read this book because I had heard good things about this author but I have to say that I Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) don t understand the point of this bookHere s the story Mistler a 60 somethingirector of an advertising agency is told that he has liver cancer and has about 6 months to live He Gramatica de baza a limbii romane decides not to fight it Instead of telling his wife or son he takes off for Venice What exactly he hopes too there is not clear but we can assume that he wanted to spend a few Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature days in a favorite spot before his condition became too ugly Waiting for him in his hotel suite is Lina a young photographer he met once in NYC Stalker like she "Had Followed Him To "followed him to apparently with the hope of getting some photo assignments from his ad agency Mistler and Lina start a short lived fling that is remarkably College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting devoid of romance passsion or pleasure and that has the reader wondering why Mistler even bothers Inbetween some crudeescriptions of sexual acts the reader is then suddenly treated to high falutin Integrating Cleveland Baseball discourses on the art and history of Venice There are also some thoughts about Mistler Thomas Mistler ein Mann inen frühen Sechzigern bekommt vom Arzt The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol den schrecklichen Befund mitgeteilt Krebs Undaß er nur noch ein paar Wochen höchs. Relationship with his wife after found she cheated "On Him With A Co Founder Of The Agency He a co founder of the agency he her mercilessly his son his father idolized him and various and sundry There are also some highly technical phone calls to NYC that have to o with the fact that he is trying to sell his ad agency On page 167 out of a 206 page book he meets an old crush so we have sexual speculation And somewhere towards the very end it appears that the love of his life was actually his father s mistress The last pages of the book are probably intended to be highly symbolic in the sense that Mistler spends good money on a small boat that he will never use with a reference to the obol and Chiron the ferryman who ferried the Voices and Veils dead souls to the underworld in ancient mythologyI read the whole book because I figured that sooner or later this book would make sense to me But itidn t Was the alternation between crude sexual terms and references to high culture intended to underline how complex Mistler is Is the purchase of expensive chandeliers for his old love intended to be a gesture of reconciliation I Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises didn t get it There were lots of strangeescriptions like that sleepless whisper page 175 Do whispers every sleep Do colorless green ideas sleep furiously The book also had the typographical peculiarity that there were no uotation marks or lines so that the text went from escription to person A speaking to person B speaking without any of the classical visual aids to help the reader follow what was going on Again why An attempt to be ifferent from your run of the mill novel Finally there is not a single sympathetic person in the book Mistler is a cold manipulative man Lina is ready to sell her body for photo assignments Mistler s wife is Love in Bloom described as borderline unbalanced His father s mistress seemed a lovely woman but she pops up only now and then in short anecdotes Bottom line a meandering book that managed very Tens ein halbes Jahr zu leben hat Mistler verschweigt seiner Familieie Lage und reist – vorgeblich für ein paar Tage – in African Native Literature: Or, Proverbs, Tales, Fables and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language das von ihm geliebte Ve.