EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland

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Breath and Shadows characters · 104 E twining of their destinies is the core of the bookThough the novel takes place in three different centuries it is rooted in such timeless attributes as social s class and money as well as in historical events such as the battle at Leipzig where Napoleon was crushed and the ruins of Berlin in 1945These events are woven through the private lives of the characters among whom are a lonely and young officer a sculptress trying to find truth in the stone. This multi layered saga of Danish family madness has keen descriptions of various cold weather landscapes bad weather plus a meadow and some beaches I think these geographical pictures inform our awareness of where the characters draw their moods and inspirations The characters are compelling but somewhat remote Told through flashbacks and flashforwards three generations of a family are followed through happy times sad times and grotesue times I am glad to be introduced to this author who I have never read before Scandanavian literataure is sort of the latest rage so we who have just discovered this genre are introduced to new words and new Christian names which gives us a head start on deeper appreciation of this body of work

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Breath and Shadows characters · 104 She works with a man terrified of flying who forces himself to fly constantly a woman who embodies the ineffable bond between an animal and a human being and others responding to their world their natures and their needs It is a novel about the attempt of human beings to know the past to know one another and to know themselves It is about love loss sexual passion human perception and the possibility that the search for goodness may be an act of insani. I loved the Danish setting and references to the towns and weather and even the Evanston connection but the book itself didn t do much for me It was just a complicated soap opera of different generations with a lot of baggage I could have condensed the good parts and made it a short story and been done with this one

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Breath and Shadows characters · 104 Breath and Shadows is about three pairs of people who live in widely separated periods of time the late 1700s late 1800s and late 1900s These people as gradually becomes clear are three generations of the same family none of which has any knowledge of the other two But there exists down through these far flung generations a meshwork of cause and effect that reverberates all the way into the presentThe interrelatedness of these three pairs of people th. Leffland begins her book with a uote by Sophocles Man is but breath and shadows So already we are driven into Plato s cave Her prologue begins with this cave image From there this image is infused between chaptersTo begin with cave bears in utter darkness are settling in the millennial strata of the cave seeking sleep and safetyAnd then we are introduced in the first chapter to the 3rd generation of a privileged Danish family Leffland moves through 4 generations of this family on the primordial stage set with giant bears in a cave There we see the shafts of time through the heaving the crushing the movement and changing of the earth s very belly then its surfaceGlaciers come glaciers go stalactites explode and caves implode Families produce profound beauties brilliant accomplishments freaks insanity and always chasms of mysteryIndividuals become interpreted to others or each other by the limited perceptions of knaves fools cruelty and intense loveShards of truth emerge from eternal ages of muddied understandingDisparities between privileged classes and those with nothing are slogged through as confused people slog through difficult days And somehow by the vast movement of earth and time and glimpses of light we begin to understand some of it by and by


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    Read Breath and Shadows EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland Ella Leffland ë 4 characters Leffland begins her book with a uote by Sophocles “Man is but breath and shadows” So already we are driven into Plato’s cave Her prologue begins with this cave image From there this image is infused between chaptersTo begin with cave bears in utter darkness are settling in the millennial strata of the ca

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland Leffland is a gorgeous writer Her novel subtly and with no small degree of initial confusion pulls the reader forward and backward in time through three generations of the Rosted family The sparse family tree at the book's front is representative of how little each generation knows of the others We the readers eventually b

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland Breath and Shadows is the second of Ella Leffland’s books I’ve read having read and reviewed Rumors of Peace just a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that I find her command of the language — not to mention her

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland This multi layered saga of Danish family madness has keen descriptions of various cold weather landscapes bad weather plus a meadow and some beaches I think these geographical pictures inform our awareness of where the characters dra

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland This is my second time reading Breath and Shadows This is an amazingly well written and crafted novel about three generations of a Danish family stretching from the 1700s to the 1970s It focuses on the themes of mental illness and family dynamics and is set against the social and political history of Denmark Th

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland This book takes place mostly in Denmark and because I am part Scandinavian I seek out books from that area of the world most of which seem to be dark police procedurals mysteries This book goes back several general generations in t

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland Ella Leffland ë 4 characters I loved the Danish setting and references to the towns and weather and even the Evanston connection but the book itself didn't do much for me It was just a complicated soap opera of different generations with a lot of bagga

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    Read Breath and Shadows EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland Ella Leffland ë 4 characters I wept wept on the subway at the climactic scene The characters are like real people haunting lovable unknowable The language rarely calls attention to itself only tells the story and evokes the uestions the story leaves you asking

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland A brother and sister in the present attempt to find out about their ancestors who lived during the Middle Ages A really good story This author definitely doesn't write the same book twice I like her style

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    Ella Leffland ë 4 characters Free download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Ella Leffland EBOOK or KINDLE (Breath and Shadows) By Ella Leffland BORING Three stories of generations of one family in the 1700 1800 1900s Family members are bipolarmental illness Story goes absolutely nowhere

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  • Hardcover
  • 311
  • Breath and Shadows
  • Ella Leffland
  • English
  • 10 December 2020
  • 9780688142711