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[Ebook] Far Afield By Susanna Kaysen – Horsebackridingcolorado.us

Far Afield Jonathan Brand, A Graduate Student In Anthropology, Has Decided To Do His Fieldwork In The Remote Faroe Islands In The North Atlantic But, Despite His Harvard Training, He Can Barely Understand, Let Alone Study, The Culture He Encounters From His Struggles With The Local Cuisine To His Affair With The Danish Woman The Locals Want Him To Marry, Jonathan Is Both Repelled By And Drawn Into The Faroese Way Of Life Wry And Insightful, Far Afield Reveals Reveals Susanna Kaysen S Gifts Of Imagination, Satire, And Compassion.

[Ebook] Far Afield  By Susanna Kaysen – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Far Afield
  • Susanna Kaysen
  • English
  • 13 January 2017
  • 0679753761

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] Far Afield By Susanna Kaysen – Horsebackridingcolorado.us


  1. says:

    I have spent my summer furiously and rapidly reading a spate of excellent books, and this was my favorite This was one that I had seen prominently displayed at the public library s randomly chosen display of Paperback fun I actually felt guilty when I checked it out because the cover is emblazoned with BY THE AUTHOR OF GIRL INTERRUPTED a book that I didn t read that was made into an imperfect movie that I assumed was written and consumed by the type of person who glamorizes pretty girl I have spent my summer furiously and rapidly reading a spate of excellent books, and this was my favorite This was one that I had seen prominently displayed at the public library s randomly chosen display of Paperback fun I actually felt guilty when I checked it out because the cover is emblazoned with BY THE AUTHOR OF GIRL INTERRUPTED a book that I didn t read that was made into an imperfect movie that I assumed was written and consumed by the type of person who glamorizes pretty girls suffering Additionally, I felt burdened, because I knew that the protagonist was male and boring, and that the subject was, to me, male and boring A novel about a boring male protagonist self hating anthropology grad student plumbing a boring male culture scandinavian sea bound community written by a female who sexualizes female su...


  2. says:

    This is a humorous book that I would enjoy reading again It is a story about a young man who goes to the Faroe Islands to apply his archeological skills and finds himself really having to adapt, but the natives there arethan willing to teach him It is quite humorous at times.


  3. says:

    A great book, you will love it and it will linger in your heart The writing is lyrical the setting sublime and the characters engaging.


  4. says:

    A sort of graduate student Bildungsroman, this novel centers on the protagonist s year in the Faroe Islands working on his dissertation.I was pretty excited when I got this book as a gift from my friend Pat, whose college friend at Cornell provided the model for Kaysen s main character, Jonathan Brand After all, I love all things Northern Atlantic read Iceland and the Faroes are just smaller,exotic Icelands, right Well, not quite.Since I have never been to the Faroes, I took it on fai A sort of graduate student Bildungsroman, this novel centers on the protagonist s year in the Faroe Islands working on his dissertation.I was pretty excited when I got this book as a gift from my friend Pat, whose college friend at Cornell provided ...


  5. says:

    Makes you feel like you re actually living in the Faroe Islands The type of book that has you spending as much time researching the places and ideas you re reading about as you do actually reading Also, it showed up in my dreams, which is the ultimate nod to its captivating effect on my consciousness The writing is the best kind, the kind that makes you forget it s writing Though it did include many words that were over my head, they were included in such a way that made it possible to get t Makes you feel like you re actually living in the Faroe Islands The type of book that has you spending as much time researching the places and ideas you re reading about as you do actually reading Also, it showed up in my dreams, which is the ultimate nod to its captivating effe...


  6. says:

    Not a bad book at all There were some parts that I had to skim due to the fact that it was so much useless details that had nothing to do with the overall story, but that is just my personal distaste, I m sure others enjoy tremendous amounts of details in their stories, with me, I am content knowing that there is a green hill and a man on the top of it, not that there is a single red flower with red ants, their antlers holding on to ...


  7. says:

    It is quite interesting to read a book about your own country Jonathan is an American anthropologist and is going to spend a year in the Faroe Islands The story takes place in one of the smaller islands in the 80s It was a really weird experience to read about my home country in English and in a way of foreignness I was about to give the book four stars, but I decided on three stars because it is all very extreme in a way There are many important features in this book sheep hunting, whale It is quite intere...


  8. says:

    This beautifully written book plods along and then suddenly hits you with a remarkable insight into human nature Though others might find it slow moving, I enjoyed the pace of the book because it gave me time...


  9. says:

    All sorts of levels of funny in here It was insightful and shocking and moving without being heavy handed or sentimental, and there was room for a bit of inexplicable otherness, a whisper of that mysterious other world that mankind s myths walked out of And there was also much whale fat for dinner


  10. says:

    At first I hated it in spite of myself, then liked it in spite of myself the protagonist is an insufferable douchebag I am curious as to why Kaysen decided to write her protagonist as a winy, misogynistic man, rather than as a woman Is it incomprehensible that a w...

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