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Too Much Happiness In these ten stories Alice Munro once again renders complex difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcen

  • Title: Too Much Happiness
  • Author: Alice Munro
  • ISBN: 9780307269768
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In these ten stories, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize In the first story aIn these ten stories, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less than admirable fashion Other stories uncover the deep holes in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy s disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky a late nineteenth century Russian migr and mathematician on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician With clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.

    Too Much Happiness Vintage International Munro, Alice Every story in Too Much Happiness is, in a sense, a life story It s as if the characters are reading along with these mini life lessons, emerging with enviable wisdom and perspective The L Magazine Munro is the master of the inevitable surprise. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro Too Much Happiness In these ten stories, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. Can You Have Too Much Happiness Psych Central Jul , Too Much Happiness You can simply have too much happiness, the researchers found For instance, whereas moderate levels of positive emotions Too Much Happiness Too Much Happiness is a short story collection by Canadian writer Alice Munro, published on August , by McClelland and Stewart s Douglas Gibson Books imprint The title story is a fictional retelling of the life of Sofia Kovalevskaya References edit Books Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro at McClelland and Stewart. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro Summary Analysis The Dark Side of Happiness Can We Have Too Much of a Good Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro About Too Much Happiness WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZEIN LITERATURE Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers the winner of Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro Summary and reviews It should help confirm, too, that the well titled Too Much Happiness is the surest bet for this fall s reading pleasure The Globe Mail Canada Most importantly, these stories are not asking for our praise, they ask for our attention. TOO MUCH HAPPINESS Kirkus Reviews Nov , But most of the stories in Too Much Happiness and most of them are shorter than usual for Munro also concern the relationship between life and storytelling, how the construction of narrative reveals deeper truths or uncomfortable lies. The Dark Side of Happiness Can We Have Too Much of a Good Happiness is positively correlated with so many different experiences such as achieving goals, creating good social connections, maintaining relationships and friendships, learning, and even increasing our own well being Despite the many good things happiness brings to our lives, recent studies show that happiness has a dark side. The emotional housekeeping of the world Books The Guardian Aug , I n Fiction, one of the new stories collected in Too Much Happiness, a woman called Joyce takes a vague dislike to a guest at a family party The

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    1. “We live in time - it holds us and molds us - but I never felt I understood it very well. And I'm not referring to theories about how it bends and doubles back, or may exist elsewhere in parallel versions. No, I mean ordinary, everyday time, which clocks and watches assure us passes regularly: tick-tock, click-clock. Is there anything more plausible than a second hand? And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability. Some emotions speed it up, others slow it [...]

    2. Onvan : Too Much Happiness - Nevisande : Alice Munro - ISBN : 307269760 - ISBN13 : 9780307269768 - Dar 304 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2009

    3. is there another living writer of fiction who, while reading, produces as many of these: 'yes! exactly! a tiny but revelatory detail i've never considered in such a light and never so precisely expressed!' -- no. there isn't. alice munro is chimney-smoke smell and end-of-day melancholy. the goal is to read everything she's written.

    4. The title of her latest collection could sum up the feeling Alice Munro's fans get when they encounter her work. Yet is it possible to get too much of a good thing?Hardly, when you're in the hands of such an inventive writer, one whose carefully crafted, richly suggestive stories burrow their way into the subconscious like actual memories.Even in her late 70s, this year's Man Booker International Prize winner gets to show off some new tricks. Two of the stories are among the handful she's writte [...]

    5. Something about these stories makes my skin creep. There is a feeling of total emptiness, as if I am watching people's lives unfold in front the plexiglass of a zoo enclosure. Munro is a talented writer, but there is nothing showy in her style. I felt no connection with the characters, the time and place are not developed in great detail. All you are left with the uncomfortable situations she picks as her material: unfinished lives, death, misunderstanding, lies. I'll come back to Munro the next [...]

    6. Mighty difficult time choosing between *** & **** for "Too Much Happiness." Alice Munro is more than capable of writing a good sturdy yarn, although the *** may indicate that she is mediocre at best at concocting brilliant short stories. All ten of these shorts are written in an accessible way, but the themes are harsh & bleak. 2 of them involve infanticide (one about a father killing his children, another about kids murdering kids) others are about straight-up death. The titular story i [...]

    7. Suprema semplicità”Io sono diventata adulta, poi vecchia.” Così Alice Munro compendia una intera vita; ed è con frasi come questa, abbaglianti nella loro spietata ovvietà, che questa straordinaria narratrice accende, conclude, risolve e sconvolge le sue storie. Nei racconti inclusi in questa bellissima raccolta si avverte chiaramente l'impronta dell'età: il tempo, trascorso così veloce e implacabile, sembra ammantare i ricordi di un velo di nostalgia, anche quando si tratti di ricordi [...]

    8. Five of these stories I'd read before (online at the New Yorker) and it was a pleasure to read them again, even to note a few subtle changes that had been made, in particular, with the one I think is my favorite ("Face"). This pleasure in reading Munro, I think, comes not from her characters or her plots, though she obviously is very talented in those facets, but from the themes of the stories, some of which need to be teased out. I especially felt this way with a story ("Wood") that I didn't ev [...]

    9. "Every one of us will be forgotten, Sophia thought but did not say, because of the tender sensibilities of men - particularly of a young man - on this point."This quote is not only my favourite quote of the book, it summarizes some of Munro's writing qualities quite nicely. She is sometimes very witty and almost always cynical, perhaps slightly bitter and an acute observer. Four very fine qualities in a writer, yet for me there is something missing in most of the stories. Something of a more for [...]

    10. Leggo A.Munro e resto strabiliato dalla sua bravura. Dalla suprema capacità di sintesi. Dalla naturalezza di una narrazione studiata per dilettare e insospettire. Dalla maestria con cui si dissimulano, e poi si introducono, inquietudini esplosive (vedi il racconto: Radicali liberi). Dall'arte di tratteggiare le sfumature più segrete con la lingua più fluida (vedi il racconto: Bambinate).Un plauso aggiuntivo va alla sua traduttrice italiana, la signora Susanna Basso, padrona di una lingua e di [...]

    11. Alice Munro writes stories like guts: miles of story, packed into this tiny little space. You get into it and it explodes and there's, like, story everywhere. They make you wonder why people write novels. It's not so much that they have more to say, it's that they take so much longer to say it than Munro does. She makes everyone else look like they're doodling.Dimensions: A woman whose husband no longer lives with her learns to maybe move on a bit. Well done for what it is, but didn't make a hug [...]

    12. Δεν ξέρω τι θεωρεί ο καθένας πάρα πολύ ευτυχία.Πάντως,διαβάζοντας αυτό το βιβλίο ένιωσα πάρα πολύ ευτυχισμένη που ήρθα για πρώτη φορά σε επαφή με μια συγγραφέα που ελέγχει με απόλυτη,σχεδόν μαθηματική,ακρίβεια τον ρυθμό της αφήγησης.Κάθε ιστορία έχει το δικό της ύφος,πχ η σ [...]

    13. Munro on Audio and in PrintI started the collection on audiobook during a road trip, and finished it on paper. Listening to a story is a curious experience: you have no idea how long each it is going to last, and so are held in the total control of the writer. And when that writer has the mastery of Alice Munro, the sensation is both alarming and curiously satisfying. The first story, for instance, "Dimensions," beautifully read by Kimberly Farr, is about an hour long, but it has already taken y [...]

    14. η πρωτη μου επαφη με την Munro,που τοσα και αλλα τοσα ειχα ακουσει γι'αυτην.δεν ηξερα τι να περιμενω απο ενα βιβλιο που απιτελειται απο 10 ιστοριες ,οι οποιες κιολας δεν συνδεονται μεταξυ τους με κανενα μοτιβο, δεν ηξερα αν αυτο υο βιβλιο κανει για μενα.και οντως δεν το ξερω ακομη [...]

    15. Bu kitabı okumak çok büyük bir keyifti. Kısacık öyküler zamanda ileri geri gidişlerle, güçlü karakterlerle damağınızda roman tadı bırakıyor. Öyküler sarsıcı olmasına, okurken karakterlere çokça bağlanmanıza rağmen bir öyküden diğerine geçmek çok kolaydı. Yazarın böylesi basit bir dille tüm bunları nasıl yaptığını çok merak ettim. Öyküleri bir kere daha, bu kez anlatılandan çok nasıl anlatıldıklarına dikkat ederek okumak isteği uyandırdı bend [...]

    16. Alice Munro, where have you been all my life? I’ve nothing against short stories but for some reason, I’ve hardly read anything of hers and all I can say is, I am totally blown away. These are brilliant and insightful stories, all with an unexpected twist. Too much happiness? That must be the reader’s state of mind because in the main the characters don’t have a lot of it. Munro packs anguish, indecision, action and very human responses into 20-30 pages that have the depth and complexity [...]

    17. There should be a separate category for Munro: make those five stars doubles. She takes you into her house of fiction, opening doors onto pain and horror, onto hope and happiness (too much), onto searing truth and ravaging emotion, and then stops, leaving you blinking in the sunlight, with the feeling that one layer of protective skin has been removed. I feel that there is a connecting theme: the power of story-telling and literature. Stories to save life in Free Radicals, to rescue and calm in [...]

    18. Great expectationsbut alas. I have to agree with this review: "This was easy to read and the stories and characters were easy to become. I just felt like, why? Why did she have these situations happen to her characters and why did she bother to write about them? It's not like I demand a lot of action, I just didn't get her choices. Just because you can write beautifully doesn't mean you ought to write beautifully about such things. The situations and the characters didn't seem to mesh for me. Ob [...]

    19. Xuyên suốt cuốn sách, giọng văn của Munro cứ dịu dàng, đằm thắm nhưng lại ẩn chứa sự lạnh lùng, sắc bén đến rợn người. Không biết bao lần tôi lạnh gáy khi đọc những câu văn tưởng chừng nhẹ nhàng, tràn đầy nữ tính của bà.Bà cứ nhẩn nha lật lại quá khứ của những nhân vật trong các câu chuyện của bà khi tất cả họ đều muốn chối bỏ nó dù không thể nào vượt qua được.

    20. Brava, brava, brava, la Munro, ma proprio tanto. (una delle mie scrittrici preferite, Strout, Oates e Munro la triade delle migliori)E’ con reverenza che si posa a fine lettura questo libro, con reverenza e gratitudine per le ore di piacevolissima e arricchente lettura.In questi racconti le donne sono ancora protagoniste, quella annientata dal dolore per l’uccisione dei figli, bambine crudeli con qualcuno di diverso, (Bambinate, il mio preferito), donne abbandonate, tradite che trovano la fo [...]

    21. Στη βιβλιοθήκη του σπιτιού υπάρχουν όλα τα βιβλία της Munro (λόγω της συγκατοίκου που την λατρεύει), αλλά επειδή είμαι λίγο -αδικαιολόγητα- δύστροπος με τις συλλογές διηγημάτων, δεν είχα διαβάσει ούτε μισή ιστορία. Εν ολίγοις, όλο κάτι τέτοιες βλακείες κάνω, γιατί πραγματικά ε [...]

    22. From Daily Lit: In "Fiction," by bestselling author Alice Munro, a narrator lovingly describes the life and home she's built with her husband—and then describes how that life crumbles before her eyes. The rest of the story has our narrator in a different place in her life, reconciling with her past in a way she might never have expected.  Sometimes, I do not understand how criteria are used to assign a Nobel prize for literature.

    23. Alice Munro might be the reason I hate short stories. I mean, she’s the best short story writer ever - perfect detail, brilliant dialogue, the amazing ability to move forward and back in time in seamless slips of paragraphs - but with this incredible talent comes (my) the awful realization that the story is only going to be 30 pages long. And that you want it to be 300. Which doesn’t even make sense because short stories have a certain something-something in the punchiness of the plot, the p [...]

    24. I was a bit disappointed with this book (but this might be just because there were other books by Munro which I appreciated more). There were however some stories that I liked (I liked "Fiction" the most), but I only managed to scribble a few words about the first story while reading it. So here it is:Dimensions *****How can a mother cope with the death of her children? Doree cannot help but blame her pernicious husband, the person who has murdered them in a moment of insanity, but she is also d [...]

    25. i libri di alice munro per me sono una certezza; so che, leggendo i suoi racconti, toccherò una materia urticante e allo stesso tempo attraente. che mi immergerò in un mondo di sottile perfidia, in cui il male e la sofferenza (ma anche la banalità del quotidiano) sono raccontati con lievità mai superficiale. questa raccolta non fa eccezione, anche se c'è qualcosa di leggermente diverso: un tema ricorrente e un fulgido racconto di chiusura (che dà il titolo). grazie, signora munro.

    26. This is a collection of ten short stories by the Canadian author, Alice Munro. As always, Munro writes beautifully, creating situations of exquisite poignancy, every bit of her work demonstrating not only great sensitivity but consummate craft. Why is it that I often find her stories agonizing to read? Is it because her characters, usually women, seem so fated, so seemingly incapable of breaking out of the lives in which they find themselves, no matter how painful or destructive those lives may [...]

    27. As a friend of mine said, I'm not going to say this book was good, very good or excellent. It was strong. Written in a way that I felt my eyes were hammered to the pages from the beginning. Now that I've just finished the book, I can not leave the mood and the world of the last story. I'm still in it. Too Much Happiness (the title story) is the story of a Russian woman mathematician, Sofia Kovalevskaya. Her relationships, challenges, achievements, awards, travels, lovesd finally her early death [...]

    28. I think there should be a law regarding the inverse relationship between books and movies with "happiness" in the title and the actual happiness allowed the characters. Munro acknowledges that in the excellent story "Free Radicals," in which the protagonist is a reader. "She read modern fiction too. Always fiction. She hated to hear the word "escape" used about fiction. She might have argued, notj ust playfully, that it was real life that was the escape. But this was too important to argue about [...]

    29. The title is most ironic. This collection of stories seems more tragic and depressing than happy to me. I looked for some positive joy in each story, but was left with sadness instead. Sadly, I did not enjoy this book and look forward to my book club discussion to hopefully find some redeaming qualities for the book.Ah, after book club, I was able to discover some notes of optimism. Perhaps Munro was using shocking allegory, such as stripping away clothing represented removal of ones mental barr [...]

    30. Mi è piaciuto moltissimo il racconto “Troppa felicità”, che dà il titolo alla raccolta. Una vita condensata nello spazio di poche pagine, che pure arriva al lettore nella sua interezza e con tutte le sfumature dei sentimenti, le incertezze delle situazioni, le illusioni delle speranze e le gioie degli attimi. Praticamente perfetto.Ho gradito meno gli altri, che ho trovato un po’ forzati, per certi versi più “sensazionalistici” e, pertanto, meno pregevoli e incisivi.

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