Relevant, Insightful and well delivered
Listening to Gertrude Stein perform her poem in homage to Picasso at the urging of John Lithgow.
No. What I loved about what Mr. Lithgow did was to present background information about the poet, things to listen for in the poem and then an analysis after it was performed. Many of the poems are familiar to me and it was really interesting to hear a different perspective on the poems meanings.
Many of the performances were quite moving.
This would be a really good audio book to listen to with family and friends and to allow everyone to share their insights along with what is shared in the narration.
The play on words-how important certain words are in bringing out the double meanings to a character.
Aomame- how the narrator sets up her cadance through her voice inflection- I really can see her Japanese-essence through this way of reading her parts.
A cadance that helps to set up the tensions in the developing plot and a relaying of the subtlty which is the essence of Japanese culture.
No. There were places where it felt right to pause and reflect on the events which unfolded.
While the translation was good, it would be interesting to be able to read it in Japanese to really get a better understanding of underlying meanings such as the absence of question marks really meanig that the squestion lacked the necessary ka at the end to let the listener know it was a question.
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