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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits free read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Heidi Julavits free download The Folded Clock I have been seeing a lot of chatter about this book in various book reviews see below for a couple and as a constant journaler myself I'm always on the look out for diaries or journals by interesting people who share my pass

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    free download The Folded Clock Heidi Julavits · 6 summary free read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Heidi Julavits I'm pretty sure that when I finally get around to reading Heidi Julavits' fiction I'm going to enjoy it As evid

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits Today when reading this book I was reminded of a very difficult and troubled time in my younger days One notable day during this time I observed to my then boyfriend the opinion that I'd identified a particular song that perfectly reflected my current interior state if that interior state were to have sonic attributesI passed my hea

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits free read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Heidi Julavits Clever charming off beat both the book and the narrator Everytime I sat down with this book I completely enjoyed myself Until one day I just couldn't stand it I realized it was sort of like reading an extended Facebook update one long humble brag I have long blonde hair and am considered pretty but gee really so and so is so much prettier I spend my summers in Maine and travel for extended periods of time to Italy but I'

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits free read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Heidi Julavits I'm honestly at about 35 stars for this one Reading this book every night was like having coffee with your smartest girlfriend I loved that about it Its weaknesses are mostly inherent to the diary format Writing a daily essay that connects to something you did that day is somewhat limiting though Julavits certainly makes the most of

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits When it comes to memoir and personal essays I've always believed the writer needs to get as specific as possible about his or her experiences If you try to write a bunch of generalizations in order to appeal to a wider audience no one's going to relate to what you're saying It's only when you get really personal

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits free download The Folded Clock Today I finished this book and wondered why those who seem to spend an extraordinary amount of time swimming in the pool of their own reflection can't seem to find the deep end of the pool

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits Heidi Julavits · 6 summary free download The Folded Clock The title comes from Julavits’ daughter’s mishearing of “folded cloth” but is apt in that it suggests time stretching and collapsing back on itself Indeed one reason for starting the journal was that she

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits free download The Folded Clock April 23Today I finished Heidi Julavits' The Folded Clock and resumed a book I'd barely started Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth It's interesting how the disparate books you happen to be reading at or near the same time interact

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    (The Folded Clock) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Û Heidi Julavits The Folded Clock A Diary by Heidi Julavits is a smart clever entertaining work It is the fantasy diary we meaning I suppose people who think about such things at all and attempt to write diaries or journals or any of those accounts o

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free read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB · Heidi Julavits

The Folded Clock

free read The Folded Clock í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Like many young people Heidi Julavits kept a diary Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person and writer she’d since become Instead “The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a p. Today when reading this book I was reminded of a very difficult and troubled time in my younger days One notable day during this time I observed to my then boyfriend the opinion that I d identified a particular song that perfectly reflected my current interior state if that interior state were to have sonic attributesI passed my headphones to the boyfriend and watched his face undergo one of the rapid transformations I ve had cause to witness To the present day this remains the only time I ve heard someone truly sputter with indignation And this guy was no common sputterer Rather he was an American Literature doctoral student self endowed with an endless supply of elouent phrases to expound upon all things and from whom not even the most slender and crumbling literary margin was safe from wryly flowing penned commentary But this time and surely this time alone he indeed sputtered and indignantly so The sentiment that eventually emerged from all the sputtering was that we should most judiciously consider a breakup as my chosen song clearly represented a horrible terrifying interior state that was over insulting to him as his rightfully intended paramour would have no sound basis for owning much less publicly advertising such a fucked up and further aesthetically repugnant interior stateNow I can admit today from my place of maturity and mental and relational wellness that yes the song is maybe possessed of a complexity that is alienatingly discordant at best and at worst somewhat alarming from a mental healthhygiene and psychological first aid perspective While the song might be said to possess an eerie beauty a listener such as the boyfriend may very well have been justified in assuming that nothing of any substantial and enduring goodness could been fostered by the repeated listens and intense willful self identification with which I bestowed the songAnd yet what incredible power that song wielded to compel such extreme and mutually repellent reactions in two individuals whom up to that point had fancied themselves likeminded and mutually positively disposed This mere artistic creation catalyzed a formidable argument that formed the fundamental tectonic crack that rather uickly blossomed into the abysmal San Andreas Fault of our doomed Union And how by succeeding in constructing for each of us a Sense of the other s Personhood so Real so More Us Than Even Us that it overrode or perhaps even exorcised our existing senses of the other person that had been based on the apparently shoddy evidence of our real world workaday interactionsAnd that is the kind of similarly powerful Performance of Self that Julavits demonstrates in this book although to a far benign end She succeeds in being More Her Than She Even Is a masterful achievement that is a thrill to witness Even though this diary is actually a mischievous experimental literary project and although its version of Heidi Julavits is fundamentally a fictional character the author s creative skill is such that we are able to willfully suspend both knowledge and belief and indulge in wholesale acceptance that this is the actual Heidi s actual diary that we might have found tumbling from some suitcases in her Maine attic along with other sacred objects such as her tap handle and perhaps a few of her many misplaced wallets As with my horrifically self referential song it takes tremendous talent to artistically render actual reality in such an extravagantly hyperbolically transcendent manner that it serves the cause of revealing an Even More Actual Reality in which oneself and others can truly be known and understood in an illuminating meaningful useful wayThis was all for the best and after going our separate ways everything turned out way better for both of us even way better than ever seemed remotely likely or deserved so there s no need to feel bad about this anecdote or for anyone

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free read The Folded Clock í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Trayal and loyalty friendship and romance faith and fate marriage and family desire and death gossip and secrets art and ambition      The Folded Clock is as playful as it is brilliant a tour de force by one of the most gifted prose stylists in American letter. April 23Today I finished Heidi Julavits The Folded Clock and resumed a book I d barely started Eckhart Tolle s A New Earth It s interesting how the disparate books you happen to be reading at or near the same time interact with each other in your brain and complement the experience of reading the other even for someone like me whose book choices have followed no singular logic pulled in many directionsI am working for a few months at a bookstore before I start a PhD program in English literature in the fall This situation places a number of competing demands on my reading time On one hand these months before my program begins will likely be the last period of my life for a long time when I will be able to read what I want rather than what s assigned or what a project demands so I d better try to read what I ve been meaning to read forever as a prereuisite for considering myself a fully literature human eg Don uixote Interestingly when a professor at my program advised that I take just this approach to my last months of freedom she invoked Don uixote as her example If you ve always been meaning to read Don uixote read it now I took this as a sign of how deeply simpatico we were since Don uixote really was at the top of that particular mental reading list for me I still have not started Don uixoteOn another hand this particular beast has than two the last few months at my bookstore represent a very cool and rapidly vanishing opportunity to review books on our store blog Since my fantasy is to one day be important enough in the literary world to be paid to share my opinion about a book at some length I feel the need to take advantage of this fleeting chance to publish reviews in a forum where they will actually be seen not to mention the remuneration in 10 gift cards Of course this means reading a very different type of book than Don uixote the not yet released and the newly released eg The Folded Clock These time untested books pose a high risk that I will either have no respect for them and thus be unable to recommend them to the world or that I will like them fine but not really have anything to say about them Which defeats the goal with which I picked them up in the first placeFinally we have the shoring up of perceived reading weaknesses before graduate school category of book choice One of these weaknesses for me is contemporary fiction so that does overlap with my last category but my biggest is critical theorycriticism Needless to say the marketing director of my popular independent bookstore will probably not be excited to publish my review of Of Grammatology however enthusiasticBetween these demands my reading this year has been all over the map A New Earth was actually the recommendation of a friend to whom I d complained of certain negative emotions I couldn t seem to break free from jealousy resentment and the like And of course this has nothing whatever to do with The Folded Clock which I picked up because Heidi Julavits was coming to our storeUntil it didIt should go without saying that I think highly of this friend I am not in my mind the kind of person who reads A New Earth although I am in reality reading A New Earth I approach figures like Eckhart Tolle with the unhealthy skepticism of the snob I don t like gurus I don t like populizers I don t like modern western interpreters skewers of ancient eastern ideas That is to say I don t like them for myself I have little doubt that people like Tolle have a benificent influence on society than say Snookie or whoever I just don t personally have a use for these people I can read the original Buddhist thinkers for myself thank you I don t need Tolle to introduce me to a philosopher whose name was Jean Paul Sartre Fuck I wish I were reading SartreBut I do really love Pema Chodron s When Things Fall Apart also pushed on me by a friend so I need to give this Eckhart Tolle character a fair shake despite the fact that I have heard of him And though I m only 65 pages in right now he seems like potentially necessary post Folded Clock therapy For the twentysomething who aspires to literary somethingness and feels secretly convinced she will die alone A New Earth and similar might be a fitting antidote for dangerous levels of exposure to the lifestyle and accomplishments of Heidi JulavitsI know the barest of facts about Heidi Julavits but what I know is enough She is married to the writer Ben Marcus with whom she co founded The Believer an anthology of which I am hip enough to own though nowhere near hip enough to ever actually read since it was published in a period after the 1790s They are happily married and she thinks they will remain married She is a highly respected novelist and writing teacher She is pretty Her first novel won an advance of 500000 a sum I can t wrap my brain around She and her family travel to places like Italy and Germany When she was precisely my age lest I comfort myself that these are the inevitable luxuries of the hardworking literary fortysomething she went to MoroccoI who consider myself a not very materialistic person have spent the last few months obsessing and agonizing and doing crazy uncharacteristic things for money so that I can afford to travel and see something of Europe before I buckle down for graduate school I have been to three European countries three than my own father but it s not enough I want I am a bottomless wanting pit a machine of endless desire Heidi Julavits is the embodiment of my desires for myself of what I want to be She is a social butterfly she throws dinner parties If she were a lowly bookseller working in a bookstore at a special event where she happened to be speaking in promotion of The Folded Clock she would probably be able to get up the nerve to talk to herself Then again maybe not Her diary recalls the days when she waited at Joan Didion s table and never told her that she could uote passages from her workI still do not have the money to travel to EuropeIn the New York Times review of The Folded Clock reviewer Eula Bliss notes Julavits rich life but attests that she was spared the discomfort of envying Julavits by becoming her over the course of reading the diary Eula Bliss must have recently read A New Earth and be a far skilled cultivator of the awareness that kills ego I envy the hell out of Julavits rich life At the same time I am aware that I have not been alive as long as she has and there is still time to acuire or fail to acuire the things I want and so I am terrified of not acuiring them Wouldn t it be better to be completely unattached to disassociate from such desires Where can striving to be loved or fuckable or a great writer possibly lead us when we re all destined to age and die Do I want to have ambitions and strive for them or do I want to be spiritually awake and not identify with my lifestyle or my accomplishments Probably this is a false dichotomy I m only 65 pages inUnlike Eula Bliss I do not include making me become Heidi Julavits among Heidi Julavits accomplishments in The Folded Clock There are however many accomplishments Like all diaries this one is hopelessly self involved but she manages to be entertaining even to people who are demonstrably not Heidi Julavits I occasionally laugh at her jokes I am never not interested in her stories or her confessions In her endless uest to pin down what exactly is this elusive constructed identity of Heidi Julavits even though it is not my uest because mine is a different identity As for us all her self awareness is necessarily limited by her inability to escape her own perspective How she believes she is universally perceived by the world and how I and a few other strangers to her perceived her when she came to our bookstore do not always line up This is interesting to me but does not necessarily speak to her powers as a writerIn her reading at our store she spoke of her diary as being a very different kind of writing exercise than her novels because she would begin each entry with Today I and simply see where it would take her She had no idea where she would be going beforehand but when it worked she knew she had gotten there There was very little editing or rewriting it was hit or miss reflection with a starting point of that day and an ending point of anywhere This seems like a good writing exercise for an aspiring twentysomething literarysomething or anyone who is self absorbed which is to say anyone

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free read The Folded Clock í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Aranoid tax auditor”     Thus was born a desire to try again to chronicle her daily life as a fortysomething woman wife mother and writer The dazzling result is The Folded Clock in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self youth and aging be. When it comes to memoir and personal essays I ve always believed the writer needs to get as specific as possible about his or her experiences If you try to write a bunch of generalizations in order to appeal to a wider audience no one s going to relate to what you re saying It s only when you get really personal about what you ve been through that people can feel a kinship with youI still believe that but I feel like I now need to add a caveat If you re writing about your personal experiences and want people to relate to them you need to get as specific as possible unless you are Heidi JulavitsI mean I honestly thought I would relate to Heidi Julavits We re close in age We both work with words in one way or another We both love Maine But as it turns out her thoughts are so off the wall that I spent most of the book almost completely bewildered Is there seriously a person alive who thinks this way Yes there is her name is Heidi Julavits Don t even try to understandI m not sure this book needed to exist I was initially really intrigued by the whole diary idea Diary implies a certain day to day intimate uality that you don t see very often in published works But instead these entries are like essays a bit aimless but definitely working off themes and for some unknown reason their order is shuffled so they re not at all chronological The whole diary idea is almost completely lost in that shuffle leaving behind what exactly What is this book anyway Based on the confused last few entries I don t think even Heidi Julavits knowsUltimately this book is like spending time with a smart uirky funny self centered friend who would talk about herself all night long if you let her I spent about a half hour with her each evening and I did enjoy that half hour but by the end she d worn out her welcome Heidi Julavits time to take your tap handle and your large box of Clark Bars and your airsickness bag and hit the road If I need you I know where to find you but let s be honest I m not going to need you for anything

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Folded Clock
  • Heidi Julavits
  • English
  • 09 February 2020
  • 9780385538985