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In einer Person (original 2012; edition 2012)

by John Irving

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Member:Baresi
Title:In einer Person
Authors:John Irving
Info:Diogenes Verlag AG (2012), Hardcover
Collections:Belletristik, Your library
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Tags:Homosexualität Schriftsteller

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In One Person by John Irving (2012)

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    LynnB: Explores gender identity.
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    Tomboy. by Thomas Meinecke (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: In beiden Werken geht es um sexuelle Identität.
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I was surprised at how good this book was because I’d heard some negatives. I think the content might bother some people, because you can’t fault the writing. It is John Irving after all.

The story follows William Abbott from adolescence – when he discovers his bisexuality – to old age. At the end many of his contemporaries have died – many to AIDS. Most of his family is gone. But he has lived a compelling life as a writer and friend and lover to many. Some he keeps for life and the story follows his relationships.

The familiar Irving settings are here: an all-boy private school, wrestling and wrestlers, Vienna, cross-dressing. The story could have ended much earlier than it does, but is no less interesting for the length. The emphasis on sexuality probably isn’t for everyone, but this is a very good book. ( )
1 vote Hagelstein | Jun 7, 2014 |
I would give this book 2 stars for the actual story but 5 stars for the writing - I love the way John Irving writes I just didn't enjoy this book. ( )
  susan.h.schofield | May 25, 2014 |
An elderly bisexual man looks back upon his life and romances, reflecting on his unfulfilled loves and broken dreams. ( )
  jepeters333 | Apr 1, 2014 |
I've yet to read a novel by John Irving that I haven't like, and this one is no exception. In One Person was spectacular. It's a novel that makes you think- about everything, about the things that happen when you're a kid, a teen, an adult. Even though I'm only nineteen, I can tell this will be a book I can go to when things get rough. It might have some aspects I can't completely relate to, but as a whole, this novel, like the other novels by Irving that I've read, while completely outstanding and impossible to imagine, is one of the most relateable novels I've read in a while. I can't wait to pick up my next Irving novel. ( )
  lilysreads | Mar 23, 2014 |
I have never read any of John Irving's books before but I have heard a lot about him from others. I thought this book was great. It was very unconventional and very different from what I am used to but then that is the charm of John's books. He writes in such a way that it can feel a little discombobulated at times but it all comes together and makes sense in the end. Definitely worth reading.
  Swade0710 | Mar 20, 2014 |
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Den amerikanske forfatteren John Irving har latt seg inspirere av Henrik Ibsen i sin nyeste roman. Ibsen-diskusjonene er det beste ved boken, som ellers inneholder forutsigbare Irving-temaer som bryting, en forsvunnet far, uklare identiteter og ikke minst sex i de fleste konstellasjoner
added by annek49 | editNRK, Anne Cathrine Straume (Jun 18, 2012)
 
Jeg må tilstå med det samme: Jeg er blodfan av John Irving. Han forteller historier uten like, og i I en og samme person er han umiskjennelig irvingsk – tematikken er ikke ukjent for Irving-lesere, og hovedpersonen har som ofte før flere likhetstrekk med forfatteren. Denne romanen er både deilig, smertefull og underholdende å oppholde seg i. Typisk nok varer oppholdet i hundrevis av sider, litt over fem hundre
 
Irving likes to track his characters over long stretches of time. “In One Person” begins in the mid-1950s, when Billy is 13, and shadows him until he is in his late 60s, in 2010. As a work of fiction, it is true to the way we recall our lives rather than the way we actually live them; we live in linear time — we have no choice — but the curve of our memory is never a straight line. Happenings that lasted an hour can obsess us for years. Years of our lives can be forgotten.
 
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I'm going to begin by telling you about Miss Frost.
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My dear boy, please don't put a label on me -- don't make me a category before you get to know me!
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The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."

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