Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sessao Literatura: The Story of a Marriage


The Story of a Marriage
Andrew Sean Greer

Eu queria um livro de bolso, nao muito grande, de leitura fácil, para levar junto para minha viagem à África do Sul. Quando li a resenha, achei que ia ser bem água com acucar, mas como era exatamente isso que eu queria, comprei e levei. E qual nao foi minha surpresa ao ver que, de água com acucar, e de fácil leitura, o romance nao tem nada! Me surpreendeu muito, e recomendo! Aliás, eu e o escritor de O Cacador de Pipas (Khaled Hosseini): "A beautiful and moving tale of war, sacrifice, race, and motherhood."


"How do you make someone love you? For the very young, there can be nothing in the world. You may try as hard as you like: place yourself beside them, cook their favourite food, bring them wine or sing the love songs that you know will move them. They will not move them. Nothing will move them. You will waste days interpreting the simple banalities of a phone call; months staring at their soft lips as they talk; you will waste years watching a body sitting in a chair and willing every muscle to take you across the room and do a simple thing, say a simple word, make them love you, and you will not do it; you will waste long nights wondering how they cannot feel this - the urge to embrace, the snowmelt in the heart when you are near them - how they can sit in that chair, or speak with those lips, or make a call and mean nothing by it, hide nothing in their hearts. Or perhaps what they hide is not what you want to see. Because surely they love someone. It simply isn't you."

3 comments:

Silvinha said...

Que triste! Mas deve ser um livro interessante. Adoro suas dicas :o)

Beijo!

Carol Marques said...

Melancólico, não?
Super verdadeiro: não dá para fazer com o que o outro te ame do jeito que você o ama, se ele não estiver a fim...

Beijocas...

Márcia said...

Wow...
Vou adicionar este à minha lista!
Sounds really interesting. By the way, vc leu os livros do Hosseini Angie?
Ambos (Kite Runner & A thousand Splendid Suns) são fantásticos, apesar de muito tristes.
Bjim!