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The Uncommon Reader (2007)

por Alan Bennett

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In this deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading, the Uncommon reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely (J.R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett, and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people such as the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world, and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The history boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.… (mais)
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    albavirtual: También sobre libros y lecturas, pero sobre todo sobre el juego de la creación literaria, y sobre como los personajes de una novela quieren influir sobre el creador de la misma ¡¡¡¡¡¡
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Welch Unerhörtheit aber auch! Die Queen liest! Jeder um sie herum ist empört – angefangen von ihrem Privatsekretär Sir Kevin, dann den Pagen und schließlich den Hofdamen. Die Untertanen müssen nun vor ihren Begegnungen mit der Queen weniger auf Smalltalk denn mehr auf literarische Fragen der Königin vorbereitet werden. Und auch der Premier selbst soll von ihrer neuen Leseleidenschaft angesteckt werden, der den wöchentlichen Treffen deswegen mehr und mehr genervt entgegensieht. Die Familie wiederum reagiert gelassen, weil Ihre Majestät durch das Lesen weicher und nachsichtiger im Umgang geworden ist.
Die Queen aber - ganz „Souverän“ (großgeschrieben!) - lässt sich durch keine Einfälle des Hofes abschrecken (der Bücherbus weg, Norman, ihr literarischer Assistent, zum Studium zwangsversetzt). Sie entwickelt sich in diesem schmalen, nur 115 Seiten umfassenden Band in der Tat von einer unsicheren, unerfahrenen Leserin, die sich ihr erstes Buch nur aus Verlegenheit aus dem Büchereibus ausleiht - zu einer immer souveräner agierenden Kennerin der verschiedenartigsten und zum Teil auch ominös-zwielichtigen Literatur. Von der schlichten Leserin wird sie zur Notizen machenden Leserin und erklärt schließlich vor versammelter Gästeschar anlässlich ihres 80. Geburtstags, dass sie selbst unter die Schriftsteller gehen wird, aber, bei Gott, keine langweilige Autobiografie! ( )
  ela82 | Mar 23, 2024 |
Despite my innate prejudice against UK royal fawning, this is quite a charming book about the power of books when HRH, the Queen aka Elizabeth Windsor, discovers the pleasures of reading books.
Books have enriched my life in a way that one could never have expected. But books can only take me so far and now I think it is time that from being a reader I become, or try to become, a writer.

It’s a quick read with some moments of wry humour and a surprise ending. ( )
  simonpockley | Feb 25, 2024 |
This is a brilliant example of the sort of understated British humor (humour?) I love so well. Bennett does a good job reading his own work. I strongly suspect this is even more enjoyable as an audiobook than it would be as a print read. ( )
  Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
All Hail the Queen--and Norman! A hilarious novella. Tuck this one into some roses to give your favorite bibliophile on St Valentine's Day. ( )
  dele2451 | Jan 22, 2024 |
Still thinking about this strange little book. I am not sure what I think. I am not British. I know very little about royalty, or the Queen in particular. This is a story of her becoming a true reader. In ways universal, but at times unique to her world and its trappings.

The writing didn't grasp me with poetic use of the English language, even though I needed a dictionary at times with the words brandished. No earth shattering plot. No depth of place or setting. Yet? Still thinking.

This a very short read. Try it and let me know what you think. ( )
  wvlibrarydude | Jan 14, 2024 |
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Bennett manages to touch on some pointed issues in this little volume: life experience versus book experience; the pleasure of reading versus the sterility of being briefed; the riddle of what is "natural" behavior when a person lives so much in the public eye. And he makes you whoop with laughter while he's at it.
 
In recounting this story of a ruler who becomes a reader, a monarch who’d rather write than reign, Mr. Bennett has written a captivating fairy tale. It’s a tale that’s as charming as the old Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn movie “Roman Holiday,” and as keenly observed as Stephen Frears’s award-winning movie “The Queen” — a tale that showcases its author’s customary élan and keen but humane wit.
 
The Uncommon Reader is a political and literary satire. But it's also a lovely lesson in the redemptive and subversive power of reading and how one book can lead to another and another and another.
adicionada por DieFledermaus | editarUSA Today, Bob Minzesheimer (Oct 1, 2007)
 
This time, his odd, isolated heroine is the queen of England. The story of her budding love affair with literature blends the comic and the poignant so smoothly it can only be by Bennett. It’s not his very best work, but it distills his virtues well enough to suggest how such a distinctive style might have arisen.
 

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In this deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading, the Uncommon reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely (J.R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett, and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people such as the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world, and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The history boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.

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