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10 thoughts on “Gestures

  1. says:

    Retko dobra knjiga Ne mo e se itati paralelno s nekoliko drugih, kao to je moj obi aj, nego joj se ovek mora posvetiti, otuda sam toliko razvukla s ovim naslovom Tako lep engleski jezik odavno nisam srela u savremenoj knji evnosti, uistinu veliko u ivanje Ube ena sam da mnogo gubi u prevodu, jer je jezik ovde hotimi no i svesno sto er predstavljanja jedne kulture, ne samo sredstvo izraza itanje ove knjige podse a na davno, ve zaboravljeno iskustvo mladog, gladnog, spontanog itaoca pre Retko dobra knjiga Ne mo e se itati paralelno s nekoliko drugih, kao to je moj obi aj, nego joj se ovek mora posvetiti, otuda sam toliko razvukla s ovim naslovom Tako lep engleski jezik odavno nisam srela u savremenoj knji evnosti, uistinu veliko u ivanje Ube ena sam da mnogo gubi u prevodu, jer je jezik ovde hotimi no i svesno sto er predstavljanja jedne kulture, ne samo sredstvo izraza itanje ove knjige podse a n...


  2. says:

    As I read Gestures, I was transported to the Venice its elegance, mystery, and intrigue Bhabra s writes about power politics, antisemitism, society as it is and as it should aspire to be It is a study of mankind elevated, fallen, and struggling The complex...


  3. says:

    Courageous, gently tragic, humanistic I can t understand how this, the fictional memoir of an 83 year old, with all of the wisdom one would expect therein, could have been published by the time the author was 31 It would be breathtaking if it had been written by an 83 year old, but it seem really an impossible feat for someone so young How did he do it This book was like a second life unfolding in my mind during the days I read it It is just like life, and when dealing with death just like Courageous, gently tragic, humanistic I can t understand how this, the fictional memoir of an 83 year old, with all of the wisdom one would expect therein, could have been published by the time the author was 31 It would be breathtaking if it had been written by an 83 year old, but it seem really an impossible feat for someone so young How did he do it This book was like a second life unfolding in my mind during the days I read it It is just like life, and when dealing wi...


  4. says:

    I almost didn t stick with this book, but the characters Anthony, Jane, Eva, Jeremy, Elena, etc , settings Vienna, Amsterdam , and times the devastations of The Great War and WW II as Bhabra told this tale in minute and passionate detail...


  5. says:

    A quite extraordinary novel, despite it s less than contemporary theme, utterly believable and just about impossible to put down and I ached forBeautifully written, it is without a doubt one of the most impressive novels that I have read in quite some time.


  6. says:

    What an elegant book, harking back to a time of sheer civility and normalcy, maintained at all cost while the world is collapsing into uncharted madness Set in the life of a quiet British diplomat, first in pre war Venice 1923 with the evil rumblings of Mussolini s fascism just beginning, and then on to post war Amsterdam 1946 , as the hunt for collaborators and war criminals heats up among the chaos of a Europe in immediat...


  7. says:

    Excellent writing Bhabra is superb at creating a time and place Venice, Amsterdam etc and a period the Fascist rise in Italy in the twenties, as well as the immediate year or two after the Second World War I hadn t thought about the awful devastation that the victors had to deal with how to keep European nations from starving in the first winter, for example, or deal with destroyed infrastructure.Rivaling the war in its devastation was the power that corruption can wield on vulnerable pe Excellent writing Bhabra is superb at creating a time and place Venice, Amsterdam etc and a period the Fascist rise in Italy in the twenties, as well as the immediate year or two after the Second World War I hadn t thought about the awful devastation t...


  8. says:

    Very self conscious work, and I who am duped by Agatha Christie and every imitator discerned the denouement a third of the way in I am also of the author s generation, and cultural class, and recognise his not quite successful literary attempt to objectify, historicise, and monetise the intellectual s disillusionment Fascination, and eroticisation, of money and power I get that too.Of course, this reading is informed by what I know of his biography And my own experience.If you like that Muri Very self conscious work, and I who am duped by Agath...


  9. says:

    This book is a slow one to read but worth persisting The settings, Venice in the 20s and postwar Amsterdam, are fascinating, the mystery of the characters he meets is only revealed at the end and the character of Jeremy Burnham, a British Consul and the book s narrator, i...


  10. says:

    Thought provoking Difficult reading Stilted old fashioned language Bears re reading 80 year old, Jeremy Burnham, remembering his diplomatic career and the story mystery of 2 minor characters in his life Anthony Manet, Eva Altdoorp , Elena Altdoorp , Jayne Carlysle Theme of human enterprisepowerfu...


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Gestures Gestures, The Sole Novel Of An Unknown Canadian Writer Who Died Tragically In 2000, Is The Elegant, Beautifully Crafted, Gripping Autobiography Of One Jeremy Burnham, Career Diplomat And English Gentleman, Who In His 83rd Year Sits Down To Write His Version Of Political Upheavals, Emotional Displacements And Personal Losses Encountered In A Career Spent In The Forgotten And Superseded Sport Of Diplomacy His Story, Which In So Many Ways Captures The Flux And Turmoil Of The Last Century, Begins In Venice In The Twenties, Just As The Fascists Are Taking Over The Government, And Ends In War Torn Amsterdam, Desperate And Destitute After The Allied Victory.