[E–pub/Pdf] Utz author Bruce Chatwin
K of non fiction Frederik Sjoberg s The Fly Trap that sparked my interest in Utz as an example of Chatwin the novel writerI simply loved this book I read it in two enraptured sittings and was tempted to start over again from the beginning Chatwin s eccentricities are all there the story includes memorable discursions on Renaissance alchemists the origin of central European porcelain manufactures and the true nature and powers of the Prague golem but they re given fresh shape and breath
In The Memorable Characters Of Utz Himself His Friend Orlik the memorable characters of Utz himself his friend Orlik his housekeeper Marta What s I can t remember Chatwin s prose ever reading better than it does in Utz And while there s a certain pathos to the story it s also very funny as in I actually laughed out loud than once I don t now what to compare it to except maybe a Werner Herzog movie In the end Utz may feel like a guilty pleasure but only because I suspect it was written with me personally in mind Don t get fooled by the shortness of the booklet the story is uite rich We meet this self centered mr Utz on the day of his funeral through the memories of an acuaintance of his Mr Utz has been a spoiled child and an eccentric adult a bourgeoisie in a communist country He s a collector and an addicted to porcelain But the is also delusional I get the sophistication of the story Allowed to porcelain But the is also delusional I get the sophistication of the story Allowed to the country each year and although he has considered defection he always returns He cannot take his precious collection with him but he cannot leave it either And so Utz is as much owned by his porcelain as it is owned.
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to Utz s struggling and suffering Set during the last years of Czechoslovakia before the end of communism this short novelUtz s struggling and suffering Set during the last years of Czechoslovakia before the end of communism this short novel based around a meeting between the author who descends down into his own novelview is based around a meeting between the author who descends down into his own novelview rather as in his travel writing there is an interplay between the potentially real and the probably fictional
so to there is an uncertain shifting between the two as though the author was seeking to both expose and coverto there is an uncertain shifting between the two as though the author was seeking to both expose and cover nakedness at the same time and blurs the difference between fiction and non fiction instead in the end there is neither just Chatwin himself or maybe there isn t hide spoiler I am among other things a dealer of 19th century porcelain and some of them Meissen so this book was unusually close to my everyday life Chatwin s passages on the pleasure and insanity of collecting particularly the intense negotiation scene were some of my favorites though I don t now how well they d translate to the collective youBut The book s treatment of Czechoslovakia is fascinating Utz himself is a pleasure of a character the book is light and funny and there s a seuence in homage to Magic Mountain that was a huge pleasure A touch OVER plotted I don t think Chatwin appreciated the joy of the simplicity of his book s first half and some really bad hair simi. By him as much of a prisoner of the collection as of the Communist stateA fascinating enigmatic man Kaspar Utz is one of Bruce Chatwin's finest creations And his story as delicately cast as one of Utz's porcelain figures is unforgettab. ,
Very entertaining easy read novel about a seemingly unworldly collector of Meissen porcelain the fanatic Utz living in Prague under communism But don t be misled this is a portrait of the cultural desert in the former East european bloc and an introduction into the alchemistic search that leads to the development of European porcelain and a subtle psychological portrait of people in search for love and immortality and the story of a na f author presumably Chatwin who tries to solve the mistery of the loss of the Utz collection In a way it seems presumably Chatwin who tries to solve
The Mistery Of Themistery of the of the Utz collection In a way it seems is the prototype of Eco s Name of the Rose Certainly a success 25 stars I don t now why or when I began to be suspicious of fiction but somewhere along the line I came to look on the reading of novels as a guilty pleasure a distraction from the business of serious reading This is an absurd notion of course and it embarrasses me to write it down The undergraduate English major still lurking somewhere deep within me is really uite shocked But I make no excuse for myself I only admit the factI ve read a lot of Bruce Chatwin and enjoyed all of it but I ve so far limited myself to his ostensibly non fiction works Admittedly the line between fiction and non fiction is a hazy one with Chatwin but I m thinking here of his travelogues like In Patagonia Curiously then it was a wor. Utz thinking here of his travelogues like In Patagonia Curiously then it was a wor. Utz Meissen porcelain with a passion His collection which he has protected and enlarged through both World War II and Czechoslovakia's years of Stalinism numbers than 1000 pieces all crammed into his two room Prague flat Utz is.