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Youth por J.M. Coetzee
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Youth (original 2002; edição 2003)

por J.M. Coetzee

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Youth's narrator, a student in 1950s South Africa, has long been plotting an escape from his native country. Studying mathematics, reading poetry, saving money, he tries to ensure that when he arrives in the real world he will be prepared to experience life to its full intensity, and transform it into art. Arriving at last in London, however, he finds neither poetry nor romance. Instead he succumbs to the monotony of life as a computer programmer, from which random, loveless affairs offer no relief. Devoid of inspiration, he stops writing and begins a dark pilgrimage in which he is continually tested and continually found wanting. Set against the background of the 1960s, Youth is a remarkable portrait of a consciousness turning in on itself. J. M. Coetzee explores a young man's struggle to find his way in the world with tenderness and a fierce clarity.… (mais)
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Título:Youth
Autores:J.M. Coetzee
Informação:Vintage (2003), Paperback, 256 pages
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How do bitter and twisted, lonely, emotionally crippled older men start out? Men whose relationships, if any, have always soured early, men whose jobs are all that sustain them, mediocre jobs with colleagues who never become friends. Men whose strict weekend routines stop loneliness from being more than an uneasy feeling which never quite comes to the surface. Never quite acknowledged.

They start out as bitter and twisted Youth. In this novel by Coetzee, we see the establishment of such a being, a young man who thinks somehow that his cold alienating ways will make him a poet. When it turns out that he has nothing more in him than the capacity to be a computer programmer, and an undistinguished one of those, he sees his future as a hollow meaningless thing. We do not find out if his life remained the mean and nasty existence he portended.

Enter Nagasaki. Here we meet a man who might be the person Youth foresaw. Towards the end of his nondescript career he is alone, as far as we know he has never had a meaningful relationship with anybody, including his relations. When not at work he is at home, when at home, the person he talks to is himself. He has no friends, no interests, nothing about him justifies his carbon footprint. Like Youth, he is given the opportunity to live, to behave with largesse, to give. Like Youth he cannot do that. Both of them experience discomfort, unease at their utter meanness of spirit, but neither is capable of being a new person.

Is this inevitable? Enter Mr Stone of Mr Stone and the Knights Companion.

rest here: https://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/studies-in-bitter-and-twi... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
How do bitter and twisted, lonely, emotionally crippled older men start out? Men whose relationships, if any, have always soured early, men whose jobs are all that sustain them, mediocre jobs with colleagues who never become friends. Men whose strict weekend routines stop loneliness from being more than an uneasy feeling which never quite comes to the surface. Never quite acknowledged.

They start out as bitter and twisted Youth. In this novel by Coetzee, we see the establishment of such a being, a young man who thinks somehow that his cold alienating ways will make him a poet. When it turns out that he has nothing more in him than the capacity to be a computer programmer, and an undistinguished one of those, he sees his future as a hollow meaningless thing. We do not find out if his life remained the mean and nasty existence he portended.

Enter Nagasaki. Here we meet a man who might be the person Youth foresaw. Towards the end of his nondescript career he is alone, as far as we know he has never had a meaningful relationship with anybody, including his relations. When not at work he is at home, when at home, the person he talks to is himself. He has no friends, no interests, nothing about him justifies his carbon footprint. Like Youth, he is given the opportunity to live, to behave with largesse, to give. Like Youth he cannot do that. Both of them experience discomfort, unease at their utter meanness of spirit, but neither is capable of being a new person.

Is this inevitable? Enter Mr Stone of Mr Stone and the Knights Companion.

rest here: https://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/studies-in-bitter-and-twi... ( )
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
Con Gioventú J. M. Coetzee torna a raccontare la storia del ragazzino inquieto e pieno di sensi di colpa descritto in Infanzia. Adesso il protagonista ha almeno dieci anni di piú. È un giudizioso studente universitario di matematica che coltiva un’ambizione segreta; vivere un’esistenza consacrata alla poesia e all’amore di donne d’eccezione, lontano dall’inferno del Sudafrica degli anni Sessanta e dall’identità afrikaner divenuta un marchio d’infamia. E dunque lo studente parte per una terra promessa, l’Inghilterra.
Gioventú è la storia di un tenace apprendistato letterario e umano che finisce per infrangersi contro la realtà: una società filistea dalle aspirazioni mediocri, un’Europa invischiata nelle trame della Guerra fredda, un’esistenza schiacciata dalla grigia logica degli affari; e ancora, una connaturata malattia morale e intellettuale, che fa sentire la vita come un gioco in cui si può solo perdere.
  kikka62 | Feb 21, 2020 |
I read this book before I should have done, I suppose - it's the second volume in a trilogy called 'Scenes from Provincial Life', and I haven't read the first one. That fact notwithstanding, I enjoyed 'Youth' tremendously. The story charts the narrator's early academic career in South Africa, followed by relocation to the UK, where he struggles to manage the demands of working for a living against his writing aspirations.

Coetzee's style makes reading the book an easy matter, although what most writers would simply declare, he instead opts to show through a question, and by the time you reach the end of the book the number of rhetorical questions asked of the narrator must surely be approaching a thousand. If you're happy to accept this - as I was - you will find here a book with a clear and cogent voice; others might find the approach a touch grating. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Sep 5, 2018 |
Segunda parte de las memorias noveladas del premio Nobel de literatura J.M. Coetzee, el narrador, un estudiante en la Sudáfrica de los años cincuenta. ( )
  pedrolopez | Dec 11, 2017 |
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Youth's narrator, a student in 1950s South Africa, has long been plotting an escape from his native country. Studying mathematics, reading poetry, saving money, he tries to ensure that when he arrives in the real world he will be prepared to experience life to its full intensity, and transform it into art. Arriving at last in London, however, he finds neither poetry nor romance. Instead he succumbs to the monotony of life as a computer programmer, from which random, loveless affairs offer no relief. Devoid of inspiration, he stops writing and begins a dark pilgrimage in which he is continually tested and continually found wanting. Set against the background of the 1960s, Youth is a remarkable portrait of a consciousness turning in on itself. J. M. Coetzee explores a young man's struggle to find his way in the world with tenderness and a fierce clarity.

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