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ê מצבי רוח ¹ Download by ê Yoel Hoffmann At times it is evocative of moods, but mostly it reads like psychosis.
We re asking ourselves what the point of this book is or of books in general We ve never seen books classified by genre That is, we ve seen them classified, but not correctly What s the point of classifying books as fiction or contemplative literature, for instance, when fiction is part and parcel of contemplation and contemplation is entirely a matter of fiction Or take, for instance, science books These aren t stories Accurate ones But stories nonetheless Or the distinction between biographies and novels Is there a biography that isn t a novel Or a novel that isn t the story of a life If books are going to be classified by genre, it should be done in an entirely different manner First, one has to distinguish between happy books and s So unlike my usual reading but picked it up which actually took some effort as my library didn t have it and I ordered it from my Independent bookstore Slim mystical, mysterious, poetry in the form of short statements about family, loss, girlfriends, daily life, mystery Profoundly moving.
A unapologetically metafictional postmodern novel that is funny, sad and compulsively readable 191 short chapters that feature characters and anecdotes drawn from the author s life and family are woven together with thoughtful reflections on life, the universe and absolutely everything else For my full review see
A few years ago I bought a very colourful, heavy book called Buddhist Offerings 365 Days a 750 page book with a short Buddhist quote and a colour photograph generally from Tibet for each day of the year The intention was to read and reflect on the quote each day, one of those grandiose ideas that lasts a week or two, however I do revisit the book from time to time for a timely quote or two, the first quote happens to be today s 10 June , the others are just random choices Every event, every situation in which you may find yourself has a positive value, even the dramas, even the tragedies, even the thunderbolt from a calm sky Arnaud DesjardinsIt is our mind, and that alone, that chains us or sets us free Dilgo Khyentse Rinp What s it about Beats me Life, I guess Hoffmann s thoughts on people and circumstance and life in general Fiction Memoir Philosophy Beats me It doesn t matter It s clever, heartfelt and wise.
So strange So good.
Part Novel And Part Memoir, Yoel Hoffmann S Moods Is Flooded With Feelings, Evoked By His Family, Losses, Loves, The Soul S Hidden Powers, Old Phone books, And Life In The Galilee With Its Every Scent, Breeze, Notable Dog, And Odd Neighbor Carrying These Shards Is A General Tenderness, Accentuated By A New Dimension Brought Along By That Great Big Pill Of Prozac Beautifully Translated By Peter Cole, Moods Is Fiction For Lovers Of Poetry And Poetry For Lovers Of Fiction A Small Marvel Of A Book, And With Its Pockets Of Joy, A Curiously Cheerful Book By An Author Who Once Compared Himself To A Praying Mantis Inclined To Melancholy