Anita Shreve's A Wedding in December: A Novel PDF

By Anita Shreve

ISBN-10: 0316138118

ISBN-13: 9780316138116

At an resort within the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates assemble to rejoice a wedding--a reunion that turns into the party of brilliant revelations because the associates jointly bear in mind a long-ago evening that indelibly marked each one in their lives. Written with the fluent narrative artistry that distinguishes all of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, a marriage in December acutely probes the mysteries of the human middle and the unending attract of paths no longer taken.

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At an hotel within the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates assemble to have fun a wedding--a reunion that turns into the social gathering of magnificent revelations because the acquaintances jointly remember a long-ago evening that indelibly marked every one in their lives. Written with the fluent narrative artistry that distinguishes all of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, a marriage in December acutely probes the mysteries of the human center and the never-ending attract of paths now not taken.

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A faraway cloud on a hill, light and rapid as a bird; then . . the sky which had the rose color of the leopard’s mouse; then the smoke which corroded the metallic nights; finally, the panicky flight of the animals. For what was happening had happened many centuries ago” (50)]. The association of fire with the cyclical development of history dates back to ancient mythologies to which Borges refers in his “La doctrina de los ciclos” [“The Doctrine of Cycles”]: “En la cosmogonía de los estoicos, Zeus se alimenta del mundo: el universo es consumido cíclicamente por el fuego que lo engendró, y resurge de la aniquilación para repetir una idéntica historia” (Obras 1:387) [“In the Stoic cosmogony, “Zeus feeds upon the world”: the universe is consumed cyclically by the same fire which engendered it and rises up again from annihilation to repeat an identical history” (68)].

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