[PDF/EBOOK] As for Me and My House AUTHOR Sinclair Ross

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Clair Ross’ brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era Hailed by critics as one of Canada’s great novels As For Me and My House takes the form of a journal The unnamed diarist one of the most complex and arresting characters in contemporary fiction explores the bittersweet nature of human relationships of the un. What can I say Ross s writing is absolutely amazing The character of MrsBentley is one of the most complex layered and interesting I ve seen in a long while Oh MrsBentley I still don t know what to make of you after having finished this bookThe novel is set in the prairies during the depression and written in diary entries from her point of viewShe is certainly not a reliable narrator but at the same time she has moments of such lucidity that it makes you wonder if she s really just deceiving herself That as she says in the beginning that she is putting up a false front not just to the town or us the reader but to herself as well The very ideas she puts up are a cover for things she dare not admit even to herself because she feels that her very being is at stake That which she knows and what she claims to know but has no way of accessing and tries to omit will somehow not exist should she not acknowledge it I do feel sorry for Philip but not in that he s married to that woman He chose and continues to choose to be with her view spoilerRather it is in his realizations revealed through the story in his artwork that he is like the horses he paintshis name means lover of horses then his resignation in the end to continue to be tied like those horses together to his wife Even though that being tied together may mean that he has to give in and become like the cattle last work shown in the bookplodding through the snow towards a distant home Definitely a foreboding concept especially with what is revealed about MrsBentleypoilerAnyways I really enjoyed this one even though many of my friends did not However I can not leave without putting in this uote because in the context of the narrative it was one of the most beautiful and profoundly moving passages I have ever read May 30th entry Pg 91 then I went sentimental for a minute and he let me I didn t know anything like that could happen to me It was as if once twelve years ago I had heard the beginning of a piece of music and then a door had closed But within me in my mind and blood the music had kept on and when at last they opened the door again I was at the right place had held the rhythm all the way hide spoiler

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As for Me and My House

“It’s an immense night out there wheeling and windy The lights on the street and in the houses against the black wetness little unilluminating glints that might be painted on it The town seems huddled together cowering on a high tiny perch afraid to move lest it topple into the wind”The town is Horizon the setting of Sin. It s an immense night out there wheeling and windy The lights on the street and in the houses against the black wetness little unilluminating glints that might be painted on it The town seems huddled together cowering on a high tiny perch afraid to move lest it topple into the wind An amazing Canadian novel from 1941 AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE has been growing in stature for over 75 years Told small spoiler not entirely reliably as it turns out by an impoverished minister s wife in a Saskatchewan hamlet in the 1930s it contains a hardscrabble look at Prairie Province part of Great Plains life in the Thirties Unfortunately the novel was not published until 1941 when Canada was already at war and in the USA literary taste had moved from the sociological to the confessional Never mind that AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE is a great book and should be read than once is best Subtle heartbreaking and yes at times a little grueling but well worth it for all that Something I had neglected to mention when I originally reviewed this book although this novel is set in Canada Saskatchewan Canada s Breadbasket it does not dwell on its Canadian ness Thus references to institutions like the Social Credit Party or pooled grain elevators don t come into play It could just about as easily have taken place in the Dakotas say NOTE The title of this very worthy novel comes from the Bible Joshua 2415 as for me and my house we will serve the Lord Update September 1 2018

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Spoken bonds that tie people together and the undercurrents of feeling that often tear them apart Her chronicle creates an intense atmosphere rich with observed detail and natural imagery As For Me and My House is a landmark work It is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand the scope and power of the Canadian nov. I hated the mandatory high school short story The White Door by Sinclair Ross so dreary boring and Canadian ECKIn my early twenties a colleague heard me complain about the experience thrust Sinclair s only novel into my hand and said I must read it I ve come to think the older you are the value insights and enjoyment you get from this novel This is my second read and I m staggered to realize that on this time through I am older than the two main characters I have a far greater understanding on the nuances between a couple who ve been together for 10 years silences joy unavailability Sinclair s language and descriptions of the prairie are uniue and have a dream like uality They remind me so clearly of summer camping on Alberta prairie those wide skies And while the story is firmly grounded in desperation solitude and a sense of hopelessness the novel doesn t drag you down The language that complex wife husband relationship and the house itself all bring you along on their story of small town Canadian life and new horizons


10 thoughts on “As for Me and My House

  1. says:

    It's an immense night out there wheeling and windy The lights on the street and in the houses against the black w

  2. says:

    I would rather poke my eyes out with a rusty needle than read this again

  3. says:

    Not a book that most adolescents would enjoy but my favourite Canadian novel An overlooked classic that deserve

  4. says:

    What can I say Ross's writing is absolutely amazing The character of MrsBentley is one of the most complex layered and int

  5. says:

    This wonderful book was such a surprise to me It was assigned reading in a university Canadian literature course and although my friends disli

  6. says:

    i hated this book so fucking much omgGOOD GOD THAT WAS ALMOST PHYSICALLY PAINFUL TO READ Nope Scratch that This WAS physically painful to read This book is The Actual Worst

  7. says:

    Upon reflection I have decided to bump up to a full 5 stars YAYThis is a 100 am review soFirst off let me say that I am just shocked by the depth of which the MC is written byIt's a female lead and her personality is one that you mostly see the extreme version of in today's literaturearts not so much in past ones It's the same shoc

  8. says:

    I hated the mandatory high school short story The White Door by Sinclair Ross so dreary boring and Canadian ECKIn my early twenties a colleague heard me complain about the experience thrust Sinclair's only novel into my hand and said I must read it I've come to think the older you are the value insights and enjoyment you get from this novel This is my second read and I'm staggered to realize that on this time through

  9. says:

    As for Me and My House is a story that takes place on the Canadian Plains during the Depression A preacher's wife is the narrator and protagoni

  10. says:

    I read this book originally in grade 12 with an incredible Canadian Literature teacher He made this solemn still seeming novel into something intricate and mysterious He suggested the possibilities of Mrs Bentley as an orchestrator of all the events of the novel he made this simple book into an extraordinary complex novel with incredible i

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