Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD)


  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • Memoirs of a Muse
  • Lara Vapnyar
  • English
  • 18 April 2020
  • 9780375422966

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Free read ✓ Memoirs of a Muse ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As a college graduate newly emigrated to America she attends a Manhattan bookstore reading by Mark Schneider a Significant New York Novelist Tanya uickly moves in with Mark ready to dazzle in bed to serve and inspire if only he would spend a little time writing But as she struggles to better understand he. So I got this book at a People who work in publishing Christmas book swap party and set about reading it one chapter at a time in the bath It s been way too hot for baths lately so it took me forever to finish itThe best thing about this book is the prose which manages to be lyrical at the right times and unassuming and easy to read at all other times I liked the beginning with its almost morbid description of uninspiring people unmuse like people uite a bit but felt intertwining the story of Dostoyevsky and his musemistress Polina took a lot away from the story It was difficult to know how to read those sections are they historical Are they a fictionalized account of what the story might be I never really found them all that interesting At best we re given rough sketches of these figuresI also wasn t overly fond of the ending which seemed to be unable to decide whether it wanted to be happy or sad cynical or optimistic So it tried to be all of the above And while the twist in the last few pages was interesting I m not sure why we couldn t just have that instead of a full account of where the MC ended up It made the whole thing feel forced and sentimentalDisclosure This review was written by an author see my review policy for information

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Free read ✓ Memoirs of a Muse ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Tanya is a typical teenager living with her bookish professor mother in a cramped Soviet apartment She is obsessed with Dostoyevksy and noticing that he always portrays his mistress and muse in his novels–never his wife–she determines to become a companion to a great writer Her opportunity comes when. I would actually rate this at about 35 stars as it was interesting but uneven Since it is different than a lot of books I ve recently read I rounded up instead of down The pacing in the first 75% of the book is fairly slow too slow in some places IMO The last 25% of the book jumps through major life events with only a sentenceparagraph or two on life after muse so I would have liked a little detail toward the end an opportunity to see this somewhat lost girl emerge as a fully formed woman and a even flow throughoutThe main character is fairly engaging and sympathetic but could have been so with some refinement Similarly the story could have had a little depth to it as it often felt superficial Granted I read it wanting something not too deep but it felt a little vague in parts in some sense like the author was of an acuaintance of the character rather than her creator It was a fun story that could have been better I m glad I picked it up

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Free read ✓ Memoirs of a Muse ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook R role as Muse Tanya also learns than she expected about the destiny she has imagined for herselfA touching and very funny novel in the great tradition of Russian realism Memoirs of a Muse is also a lively meditation on the mysteries and absurdities of artistic inspiration From the Trade Paperback edition. 35 stars Tanya lives in Russia with her mother an academic She has recently graduated with a degree in history and has managed to get a visa to emigrate to the US There she lives with her aunt and uncle working in a menial job to pay her bills while she searches for a meaningful position She has always been enad with Dostoyevski and relates to his glamorous mistress Polina rather than his devoted wife Anna When she meets an author at a book event and he invites her out she decides that she wants to become his muse and purchases a diary to record her thoughts much like Polina did with hers There are excerpts from Polina s diary throughout the story detailing her sometimes volatile relationship Tanya s relationship with the author progress to the point of her moving in with him and she does her best to inspire him to write his next novel But as time goes on she becomes dissatisfied with her situation as she begins to grow as a person Tanya must decide is she is a Polina or an Anna and which road she wants to take going forward The book has a Russian flair to it and it took a while but I became intrigued with Tanya and her journey as the book progressed


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    Read ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Lara Vapnyar Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) Lara Vapnyar Î 0 Summary There was a lot of relationship angst in this one I finished it and spent the rest of the day angry with my boyfriend for no good reason

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    Free download Memoirs of a Muse Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) Lara Vapnyar Î 0 Summary I would actually rate this at about 35 stars as it was interesting but uneven Since it is different than a lot of books I've recently read I rounded up instead of down The pacing in the first 75% of the book is fairly slow too slow in some places IMO The last 25% of the book jumps through major life events with only a sentenceparagraph or two on life after muse so I would have liked a little detail toward the end an op

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    Read ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Lara Vapnyar Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) Lara Vapnyar Î 0 Summary I enjoyed this novel and especially the author's writing about identity formation in childhoodearly adulthood She wrote about this with a subtle hand showing how the protagonist becomes the image in the mirror that she sees held up to

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    Lara Vapnyar Î 0 Summary Read ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Lara Vapnyar Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) i would have given this five stars if not for the last sixty pages which revealed not only awkward moments of dialogue but the two dimensionality of her supporting cast i found myself wondering is this just chick lit? no it isn't it'

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    Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) Moved slow It seems like there is a lot discussion of the muse who the narrator is trying to emulate than of the narrator herself Not much of a story here I could sum it all up in one or two sentences but I don’

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    Free download Memoirs of a Muse Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) So I got this book at a 'People who work in publishing' Christmas book swap party and set about reading it one chapter at a time in the bath It's been way too hot for baths lately so it took me forever to finish

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    Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) I'm currently reading this book Well actually I had to put it down I was utterly bored and I got as far as page 28 I read about this writer in the NYT recently about her third book Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love I was really anxious to read anything about this author The review of her current book and interview made her writing sound lyrical and well literaryWhen I started the book I found it utter

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    Lara Vapnyar Î 0 Summary Read ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Lara Vapnyar Free download Memoirs of a Muse If your notion of a muse is someone like Maud Gonne Fanny Brawne or Lou Andreas Salome a strong willed woman capable of kindness or cruelty but with firm sense of her own boundaries then you may at first be disappointed in Lara Vapnyar's version which is based on Dostoevsky's Apollinaria Suslova the kind of hysterically self dest

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    Free download Memoirs of a Muse Lara Vapnyar Î 0 Summary Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) 35 stars Tanya lives in Russia with her mother an academic She has recently graduated with a degree in history and has managed to get

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    Memoirs of a Muse (DOWNLOAD) It took forever to finally get into the book You know what I mean That grip a book develops onto your mind when it's really goodwell that didn't happen until the very end It's like the author wrote several parts to each chapter then arranged them carelessly before beginning the next one Despite her lack of organization she captured the true

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