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Late City (edició 2021)
de Robert Olen Butler (Autor)
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Late City de Robert Olen Butler
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Deeply disappointing. It's a great premise - First World War veteran's reflections on his deathbed on the night Trump wins - but the slimness of the volume (well, a Kindle's always slim, but you know what I mean) suggests this isn't quite the sweeping century-and-a-bit-spanning epic you might think. The Trump angle seems entirely incidental - shades of 9/11 in My Year Of Rest And Relaxation - and the ending is pretty silly. There are neat, moving passages but it's definitely a minor work. ( )
Robert Olen Butler's, Late City is a powerful and moving story. Sam Cunningham at the age of 116 is being assisted in his dying by God: a loving, humane God. The title of the novel is derived from Sam's career as a newsman. The late city edition, "a last-hour chaos of fragments from an arbitrary bracket of time."
A visionary and poignant novel centred around former newspaperman Sam Cunningham as he prepares to die, Late City covers much of the early twentieth century, unfurling as a conversation between the dying man and a surprising God. As the two review Sam's life, from his childhood in the American South and his time in the French trenches during World War I to his fledgling newspaper career in Chicago in the Roaring Twenties and the decades that follow, snippets of history are brought sharply into focus.As he contemplates his relationships - with his parents, his brothers in arms, his wife, his editor, and most importantly, his son - Sam is amazed at what he still has left to learn about himself after all these years.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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