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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • All Around Atlantis
  • Deborah Eisenberg
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 0671024620

10 thoughts on “All Around Atlantis

  1. Amy Amy says:

    Like your elegantly perfumed mother running her fingers through your hair Her fingernails at your scalp Her murmuring on the telephone across the room Her talking to you very clearly as an adult, across a table Your mother smokes, or used to Your mother is at peace with the fact that her sculptures are not high art Your mother isinteresting than you are.


  2. Baz Baz says:

    Yes, I had nightmares children do After all, it takes some time to get used to being alive And how else, except in the clarity of dreams, are you supposed to see the world all around you that s hidden by the light of day I love Eisenberg s fiction for its aesthetic qualities above any emotional or intellectual qualities, though she succeeds gloriously on all fronts She has admitted as much that great sentences are what she cares about most She s an unabashed aesthete, and I love her lit Yes, I had nightmares children do After all, it takes some time to get used to being alive And how else, except in the clarity of dreams, are you supposed to see the world all around you that s hidden by the light of day I love Eisenberg s fiction for its aesthetic qualities above any emotional or intellectual qualities, though she succeeds gloriously on all fronts She has admitted as much that great sentences are what she cares about most She s an unabashed aesthete, and I love her literariness It s as much a pleasure to witness the delight she takes in language as it is to experience it myself Her prose is phosphorescent the words glow with magical properties She s a pure artist in a form that ispurely artful, in general, than the novel On a story level she s fantastic as well, she s a great writer of voice, inhabiting characters like a great actor and feeling them out, taking on their vitality and reckless, loserly charm Her people are strangers to themselves, adrift in an incoherent world The stories are wide ranging so they re hard to talk about collectively But Eisenberg is sophisticated and compassionate, and these are character driven, heartfelt pieces Now I ve read every story she s written I hope she hasin her


  3. Barbara Barbara says:

    Mystery clings to a story that haunts us long after it is finished The title story in Deborah Eisenberg s short story collection All Around Atlantis, demonstrates this enigma her characters embody it She blends modern and ancient styles of storytelling stream of consciousness, mystery, and tragedy to create richly layered characters and penetrate their painful secrets without destroying their mystery.Deborah Eisenberg begins the story after Anna notices her mother Lili s former lover Peter, Mystery clings to a story that haunts us long after it is finished The title story in Deborah Eisenberg s short story collection All Around Atlantis, demonstrates this enigma her characters embody it She blends modern and ancient styles of storytelling stream of consciousness, mystery, and tragedy to create richly layered characters and penetrate their painful secrets without destroying their mystery.Deborah Eisenberg begins the story after Anna notices her mother Lili s former lover Peter, coming late to her funeral The story takes the form of Anna s first person internal monologue directed at Peter in which she presents shards of her past the Holocaust expatriates who gather around the beautiful Lili and intellectual S ndor, Lili s depressions during which she disappears into her bedroom, and the silence surrounding their pre New York lives which Anna pieces together under the prodding of a friend intrigued by their ethnicity and hints of amoneyed past Eisenberg uses Anna as a first person narrator and a stream of consciousness style to juxtapose her adult and childhood thoughts and experiences She begins When do I think of you Never, these days, and keeps readers guessing about this relationship The adult s recollections of the child s observations present readers with rich and complex insights that are funny, painful and generous One of the marvels of Eisenberg s choice of story telling style is the way it allows for gaps and silences Eisenberg describes the Holocaust s aftermath in the same way Anna discovers it, bit by bit All Around Atlantis conveys a tragedy too big for words


  4. Nina Nina says:

    Struck a cataract of longing in mebest collection of the four of hers I ve read so far.


  5. Jessica Jessica says:

    I saw this book here earlier when I was at work and gave three stars without remembering much about it besides the title story, but then I came home and flipped through, and now I m not sure about the three stars, or about much of anything So I thought that instead of figuring out how to register for the social work licensing exam, I d sit here and think aloud so to speak about Deborah Eisenberg I ve only read this and Under the 82nd Airborne, which is out of print and IMO should not be, I saw this book here earlier when I was at work and gave three stars without remembering much about it besides the title story, but then I came home and flipped through, and now I m not sure about the three stars, or about much of anything So I thought that instead of figuring out how to register for the social work licensing exam, I d sit here and think aloud so to speak about Deborah Eisenberg I ve only read this and Under the 82nd Airborne, which is out of print and IMO should not be, mostly because of the title story and The Robbery, both permanently embedded in my brain the moment I ve read them, much to my dismay on occasions since when they ve intruded on my thoughts.Anyway, I can see now looking over AAA that I remembered it wrong For one thing, the story I d thought was called AAA is actually called Mermaids, and I didn t particularly like it except that there was something very, very real feeling about it, as in, you KNOW that this is EXACTLY how NYC would seem to a little girl visiting under these circumstances It feels really, really real, like something that would actually happen, so even though it might NOT actually happen that way, there is still something that FEELS so right about the story, that it s special anyway It s confusing I liked and retained details about most of these stories, even when I thought I didn t like them There s only one throwaway I don t remember at all.Even when things in her stories seem wrong, wrong, wrong, there is something unusually right about them She commits all these unforgivable short story violations like Creating Boring Characters, or Having Something Terrible Happen, or Always Making Everyone a Drug Addict, but she gets away with it because the details feel real and memorable in some odd, intangible way I almost want to say she should ve done away with all the effortful gimmicks and drugs and just written her details, but then I guess she d be Ann Beattie and would just have a pile of well written stuff about dull yuppies doing nothing Anyway, the first story in this collection is a great example of how E is the guy who epitomizes and enacts every single red flag and dealbreaker, but still winds up charming my pants off This story had 1 A bitchy character named Jessica 2 annoying, unrealistic dialogue 3 a Sudden Death in the Family 4 sickening level of cliche re protagonist s life 5 a MENTALLY ILL person And yet, while I did not love this story, I made it through and onto the rest of the book I ve taken the bus into the city to the Port Authority a million times, and somehow the character s ride in this story, though I can t say how at all, became linked in my memory with my own experience of that Which means it s good, right That is kind of magical, being able to write a story that ll hook into your own mundane memories and experiences.DE s signature party trick is clueless Americans in dusty, unnamed Latin American countries with Serious Political Problems, and I like those stories It might help there that I ve never been to Latin America Of course, I ve also never taken any illegal drugs, but I still feel somehow qualified to comment on her depictions of drug use I suspect based on her stories about various types of drug addicts that DE has likely done a fair amount of cocaine, but has never herself been a junkie Of course, I remember from fiction class in college that writing unconvincingly about something often means it s true, but I digress The long story in here, Rosie Gets a Soul, had what I felt was an extremely lame depiction of heroin addiction, all thepuzzling because despite my deep annoyance at writers tiresome enchantment with drug addiction, I loved its description of decorative painting, and honestly liked the story a lot, even though it had a stupid title and an unrealistic junkie.So there you go I guess I like her But I m confused about it


  6. Rick Rick says:

    This is the third collection of Eisenberg s stories that I have read in the last 4 months Her strengths as a writer continue to be maintained in this collection I read these stories in an unusual manner for me I read the first two stories several weeks ago and then dawdled over the third story for almost 10 days despite that haphazard pattern I thoroughly enjoyed Someone to Talk too I found that I could drop into the text after an absence and Eisenberg s skill as a sentence maker and charact This is the third collection of Eisenberg s stories that I have read in the last 4 months Her strengths as a writer continue to be maintained in this collection I read these stories in an unusual manner for me I read the first two stories several weeks ago and then dawdled over the third story for almost 10 days despite that haphazard pattern I thoroughly enjoyed Someone to Talk too I found that I could drop into the text after an absence and Eisenberg s skill as a sentence maker and character drew me back in The title story All Around Atlantis is the gem of the collection Set in the present day 1990 s the narrator remembers how she once lived with a group on European survivors of the Holocaust in New York City during the 1950 s It is a generous but unsentimental look at a particular generation who were damaged and united by the tragedies they encountered I also really liked Mermaids a story about young teenage girls trying to navigate the secrets and complexities of adult behavior while on a winter vacation trip to New York City The story reminded me of Cheever or Updike but with the variance of a woman writer s sensibility Rosie gets a soul seems to be titled unartfully It is a far better account of a lost drug addicted woman putting her life back together and a wryly observant account of the class system in the United States I believe that there are 2collection of Eisenberg s stories for me to complete I intend to do that before the year is put


  7. Margaret Margaret says:

    There s no questioning the intelligence, surprising vision, and reach of these tales, nor Eisenberg s ability to reveal at once the limited and unfathomable consciousness of young girls With each one I read, I began by thinking, Ah, here s a situation How will this character get out of this fix Perhaps my question wasn t the right one, but given that many of the setups are a yarn spinner s dream, I was often disappointed when barely an arc was realized I wanted to be moved not just airlif There s no questioning the intelligence, surprising vision, and reach of these tales, nor Eisenberg s ability to reveal at once the limited and unfathomable consciousness of young girls With each one I read, I began by thinking, Ah, here s a situation How will this character get out of this fix Perhaps my question wasn t the right one, but given that many of the setups are a yarn spinner s dream, I was often disappointed when barely an arc was realized I wanted to be moved not just airlifted And I wanted the story to move Indeed, I felt like a stranger in a strange land, slightly unwelcome, and wondering a bit why I d bothered to travel such distance once I was dropped back at home By turns I was amused, awed by lapidary characterization, and confused in several stories I was nearly halfway through before fully comprehending relationships While I appreciate the point Eisenberg may be making, it didn t always make for satisfying reading I m glad I read AAA I ve wanted to know the basis for Eisenberg s outstanding reputation Certain ironies and illuminated viewpoints I ll appreciate for a long while, and I ve thoughtabout the migr s experience since reading it But as a matter of personal taste, I don t think I ll be looking forof her work


  8. Caroline Caroline says:

    This is a book of short stories Not just any ordinary set of short stories, but stories of people caught out by life in different countries and cultures What makes these stories interesting is that they all capture the thoughts of the central character who doesn t feel as if he or she belongs in that society.Everyone has thoughts that we don t voice, fears we don t share, jubilation we can t show at times, and these stories expose all these hidden inner thoughts and show them off in their bril This is a book of short stories Not just any ordinary set of short stories, but stories of people caught out by life in different countries and cultures What makes these stories interesting is that they all capture the thoughts of the central character who doesn t feel as if he or she belongs in that society.Everyone has thoughts that we don t voice, fears we don t share, jubilation we can t show at times, and these stories expose all these hidden inner thoughts and show them off in their brilliant jeweled and sometimes gloomy dark colors.As each character hurtles through their situation in confusion, trying to become ordinary , I had no choice but to hustle along with them, feeling like I was burrowing into a tunnel in their minds, seeing all their thoughts that gave me aacute perspective of what they were seeing and feeling I had no choice but to keep them company because I needed to know how it would all turn out for them at the end


  9. Kristie Kristie says:

    Didn t finish this collection or come anywhere close Gave the book away as soon as possible The stories were long winded and self involved in my opinion Can t even remember much of what they were about, simply that I didn t want to read them any Someone who prefers a different style might love this one, but I wanted things to happen and the stories to eventually end.


  10. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Eisenberg s stories stay with you The atmosphere, the moodsI almost feel like I can see how the light looked when I remember these stories, what the characters faces looked like.


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All Around Atlantis[Download] ➾ All Around Atlantis By Deborah Eisenberg – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Deborah Eisenberg s deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with the dislocations, ironies, and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid, troubling worlds her c Deborah Eisenberg s deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with the dislocations, ironies, and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid, troubling worlds her characters inhabit In The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor, a messenger arrives to conduct a boarding school girl into an utterly unexpected future in Across the Lake, a well meaning college student All Around Kindle - on summer vacation finds that he is a voyeur and possibly worse at a guerrilla war he almost failed to notice in Mermaids, some suburban schoolchildren try to navigate through the acceptable level of adult pollution around them in Someone to Talk To, an aging not quite prodigy finds himself giving a concert in a banana republic In lyrical and gleaming prose, Eisenberg pries open daily life to explore the hidden mechanisms of human behavior.


About the Author: Deborah Eisenberg

Born in Chicago, Eisenberg moved to New York City in the s where she has lived ever since She also teaches at the University of Virginia Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Yale Review, Vanity Fair, and Tin House She has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Writer s Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and three All Around Kindle - O Henry Awards.