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This Tilting World is a mournful tribute to author Collette Fellous s homeland, Tunisia After years of traveling back and forth between Paris and Tunisia, it s the attacks on the beach at Sousse, coinciding with the death of a precious friend and fellow writer, which prompts her to abandon Tunisia for Paris With exquisite, adoring language, she captures the pull of memory and loss, recognizing a parallel between her inner struggle, that of her parents, as well as the refugees who cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life Such a poignant and bittersweet book that will connect with anyone estranged from home. I m no expert on translation but this book is so rich in its language, the translation is a masterpiece the stories told are beautiful themselves, but the language used is just as lush and arresting It s kind of rare for me to find that kind of writing where I m truly mesmerized by the words being used, as it can often be overdone or too metaphor heavy, but this was not the case here Fellous writes of Tunisia with such care and tenderness, I felt transported to the local streets, with all its sights, sounds, and smells Intertwined with her reckoning of the violence in Tunisia are personal fragments from Fellous life Her kind father and his death, memories of her youth, intriguing characters she met along her life s path The pain of looking at the home you love and feeling as though you have no choice to abandon it bleed through the pages At what point does the political and personal intersect to where it can no longer be ignored Fellous grapples with this, gracefully and with love and empathy It s a question I fear is becoming pertinent with every passing day here in America now Perhaps we can learn something from Fellous and the way she delicately navigates intolerance and violence, without letting the home she loves off the hook Haunting, visceral, and gorgeous, this will be one my best books of 2019 Thank you so much Two Lines Press for sending this my way. On The Night Following The Terrorist Attack That Killed Thirty Eight Tourists On The Beach At Sousse, A Woman Sits Facing The Sea And Writes A Complicated Love Letter To Her Homeland, Tunisia, Which She Feels She Must Leave Forever She Also Writes Of Her Personal Tragedies The Deaths Of Her Father, A Quiet Man, And Of Another Lifelong Friend, Who Just Weeks Ago Died At Sea, Having Forsaken The Writing That Had Given His Life MeaningPart Of A Trilogy On The History Of Tunisia S Jewish Community, Fellous S Story Nods To Proust And Encompasses A Multitude Of Colorful Portraits, Sweeping Readers Onto A Lyrical Journey From Tunisia To Paris To A Flaubertian Village In Normandy, Full Of The Voices Of Loved Ones Now SilentWritten With Echoes Of Roland Barthes S Gorgeous Fragmentary Texts, Such As A Lover S Discourse And Camera Lucida, Fellous S Creative Memoir Is At Once A Political And Cultural Portrait Of A Region That Has Sat At The Center Of World History For Millennia, As Well As A Search Into Her Own Memory, Emotions, And Family History Free ↠ The Language of Music By Tom Brooks – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk A Woman Sits Facing The Sea And Writes A Complicated Love Letter To Her Homeland [Ebook] A Colour Atlas Of Human Anatomy By Robert M.H. 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Like real reminiscence, hers emerges pell mell with no regard for narrative arcs It s a telly style I ve encountered before in French translation many love it, but I prefer to be shown in a manner that lets me form my own opinions There seemed too little distance between narrator and author though there are also surprising gaps , as if the book were her own indulgence and not a gift to the reader It felt like I d chosen the wrong seat on a train, beside a woman determined to dump her thoughts on me with no interest in my own.Full reviewhttps annegoodwin.weebly.com annecd IN BOOKSTORES NOW A Must Read New Book of Fall 2019 The Observer11 Books You Should Read this September Lit Hub34 Books You Should Read this Fall Nylon In THIS TILTING WORLD, French Tunisian novelist Fellous has written something intimate than a novel Against an act of terrorism that threatened to transform her polyglot Tunisian world of castoff peoples into something unrecognizable, the flight into memory is a refusal to let them be swept away THIS TILTING WORLD is a fast moving reflection on leaving Tunisia following the terrorist attack that killed thirty eight tourists on the beach at Sousse A meditative nonfiction horror story on the North African coast, This Tilting World crashes over the reader in waves Lit Hub It was a good book It did jump all over the place The language was beautiful and it let me be able to picture Tunisia. I LIKE THIS BOOK. Memoir 8 of my Nonfiction November reading project.This slim book about leaving Tunisia amidst personal and terrorist violence is also a reflection on memory and family, with frequent connections to music, film, and literature It forced me to slow down and be with Fellous in her view of the sea, in her head and ears, and in feeling how much you can love a place yet want to leave it.I also listened to the music mentioned along the way, which is quite the immersive experience. Very slowly I drink my glass of muscat So many images in just a few seconds With each sip the throbbing of even invisible hearts joins me, moments of a life, reflections of light on a face, the scars of hours, culled from the past or perhaps still unknown, thousands of sparks dissolved in my every breath This year Two Lines Press has published two excellent books by women, both set partly in Tunisia and partly in Europe, that examine memory, family, and violence in the lives of people who have fled their homeland but continue to live there in their minds, and in the case of This Tilting World in an occasional physical basis Both are powerful Igiaba Scego s Beyond Babylon in a visceral way, Tilting in a sadder, elegiac way I recommend both highly Kudos to both translators.They are outstanding in quite different ways Babylon communicates the anguish of a woman who says This is what happened in Somalia under the Italians This is what happened in Argentina to the disappeared and their families Tilting asks What is happening in the country I love But the books are not diatribes These authors are artists, who build complex environments for their explorations of where violence comes from and what effect it has on victims Both approach the topic through family relationships, the personal.Both works are confusing at first, you know the narrators are displaced but how Little by little the picture becomes clearer In Babylon there are five primary narrators, with chapters rotating among them So you get each character s view of events from their perspective Tilting is very much the first person story of a woman trying to make sense of a world that is falling apart around her not counting the flashbacks it takes place during the two weeks after the beach resort massacre in Tunisia in 2015.She has come back to Tunisia, as she does periodically, although she lives most of the time in France She grew up in Tunisia, her family part of its Jewish population for centuries, but after the six days war they departed for France As she mourns both the country that can produce a terrorist like this one, and the sudden death of a dear friend from natural causes, she tries to reconstruct the adult lives of her parents, lives she only perceived as a child There is an undercurrent of having been out of place even though there had been a community of Jews in Tunis for hundreds of years Now, she thinks, she has to leave for good.Writers and musicians are her companions as she remembers Proust and Maupassant, Feyrouz and Umm Kulthum Smells, qualities of light The story also encompasses the friends and strangers she has met in France, some eccentric, a few brutal, some now part her own family But it is hard to place the people who drift through her thoughts, where is she, where are they in these scenes Such is the life of an emigrant, waking and dreaming one is constantly asking, where am I right now Colette Fellous, the author, is only a few months older than I am, so perhaps I am able than many readers to enter into her memories of how it felt to be alive in the world at each age she describes, even if our worlds and family cultures were thousands of miles apart She captures the sometimes distorted, sometimes semi hallucinogenic, usually snapshot memories of childhood and the physical environment of childhood experiences caf s, apartments, beaches, streets Fellous describes being bewildered and distraught at the terrorism, but much of her anguish comes from the memories of personal events she now realizes were bittersweet or even painful than she realized at the time This is very much an elegy for her father, a gentle man who made the best of what he had and instilled admirable human values in his children She writes in memoriam for her beloved father As a tribute and as an experience of looking backward from maturity as she is forced to leave the place she has been grounded, as it is destroyed as a refuge, this work is beautiful and poignant.Thank you, I whispered it in Arabic, very politely, and I added still in Arabic Life be with you All day long here we repeat life be with you, it s another way of saying thank you, we say it when we take our change, when we ask how are you, when answering someone s smile, when it s morning or when it s evening, when we re happy for someone else s fortune and we show it then it s they who say it to us , life be with you magical, protective words, a talisman, as if upon speaking it we sense that a mere breath could blow us away, there and then, and that talisman, the words that say life be with you, will ward off death, we say it automatically, without really thinking, then one day a life is blown away for good Life be with you.