A Brief History of Yes

  • Title: A Brief History of Yes
  • Author: Micheline Aharonian Marcom
  • ISBN: 9781564788498
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Brief History of Yes Micheline Marcom describes her newest novel A Brief History of Yes her first since s scathing and erotic The Mirror in the Well as a literary fado referring to a style of Portuguese music that
    Micheline Marcom describes her newest novel, A Brief History of Yes her first since 2008 s scathing and erotic The Mirror in the Well as a literary fado, referring to a style of Portuguese music that, akin to the American blues, is often melancholic and soulful, and encapsulates the feeling of what the Portuguese call saudade meaning, loosely, yearning and nostalgia fMicheline Marcom describes her newest novel, A Brief History of Yes her first since 2008 s scathing and erotic The Mirror in the Well as a literary fado, referring to a style of Portuguese music that, akin to the American blues, is often melancholic and soulful, and encapsulates the feeling of what the Portuguese call saudade meaning, loosely, yearning and nostalgia for something or someone irrepreably lost A Brief History of Yes tells the story of the break up between a Portuguese woman named Maria and an unnamed American man it is a collage like, fragmentary novel whose form captures the workings of attraction and grief, proving once again that American letters has no better poet of love and loss than Micheline Aharonian Marcom.

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    About Micheline Aharonian Marcom


    1. Micheline Aharonian Marcom was born in 1968 in Saudi Arabia to American parents She grew up in Los Angeles, CA She currently lives in northern California and teaches creative writing at Mills College.


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    1. In Marcom’s previous novel, The Mirror in the Well, a doomed erotic relationship is played out in icky fly-on-the-wall prose, and in her fifth work, a doomed romance is played out in lyrical and stylish prose, tender and melancholy where its predecessor was erotomanically perverse, and melancholy. The Portuguese protagonist commences a love affair and is later deemed inadequate by her unenthusiastic lover. MAM infuses this age-old literary cliché with vigour and her own brand of run-on stylis [...]

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    2. Great to see a new novel from Marcom--a truly unique prose stylist. My review here.

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    3. A short book about a failed relationship - the writing is quite good (looking at reviews of some of her other stuff tells me I'd like those quite a bit more) but the book overall didn't really do anything for me. Truthfully, short book about failed relationships rarely do - I likely would never have picked this up without the Dalkey stamp on the spine; this just happens to be one of theirs that I found fairly pedestrian.

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    4. "Love can arrive in the least expected body" I really only picked this book up because I was instantly bewitched by the title. " A Brief History of Yes? " I thought to myself, "What could that mean?". I soon found that I would NOT regret saying "yes" toA Brief History of Yes. I also quickly found that the book was nothing I thought it would be. Micheline Aharonian Marcom pulls you into a piece that flows smoother than any river or stream. She writes with a prose that is so fluid and sweet, that [...]

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    5. Fiction M3212b 2013

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    6. I always love Micheline's voice and this book does not disappoint. Closer to Mirror in the Well than her other works, I loved the way she plays with articles. I'll be re-reading this book again soon just to absorb new layers. Micheline answered a few questions for me about writing and this book in an interview on my blog.

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    7. Electric prose. Lyrical, poetic and fearless, rushing out from its character and story in heartfelt, aching verse. Completely unapologetic in the face of love and despair, illuminating the thoughtless, relentless ways it can tear through us, and the spaces it leaves behind.

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    8. My neighbor gave me this, which I think was very nice of him! It reminds me, somehow, of the kind of book I used to read but don't read anymore: lyrical, sad, about romance, and I realized I missed this kind of book. Nice to pick up, especially around bedtime, and just feel the feelings.

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    9. Nope. Too neurotic and emotional to the point of exaggeration for my tastes.

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