lunes, 10 de julio de 2017

Cursos de la profe: What I am reading now

For me, it's very difficult to choose a book that has impressed me, because many of them have got this effect on me, so I've decided to talk about the books I'm reading now.

As time passes by, I've acustommed myself to reading several books of different genres sharing my time and apettite among them.

Right now, I'm reading "The Watchmen", a comic book that my collegue Max has lent me. I watched the film several years ago and it interested me a lot. Afterwards, I've read a book of Andres Ibáñez and one of the characters of Watchmen appeared, Dr. Manhattan, so it pushed me to read the comic.

The second book I'm reading is an Antology of Gloria Fuertes' poems. I'm used to reading poetry when I'm reading other books. I could say that I try to read poetry every day, as a custom. It´s very interesting, delicated and naïve, but also, it discovers Gloria's world too. I've just started.

The last, but not least book is Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich. It has surprised me enormously. Alexievich has "the honour" of being the fifth woman who has won the Nobel prize. What a shame! Besides, she is a journalist, so this book and her other four books, written over the last 30 years, are not usual novels. She calls them "novel of voices" and so they are. Normal people who have been involved in a Historical moment talk to the journalist their vivid testimonies.

In this book there is no plot, because you don't need it. You will perfectly know the begining and the end of Chernobyl. Nevertheless, I've been trapped by the "voices" of these normal people and, at the same time, I have to leave the book several times because I needed to breath because it's so hard.

For me, the most engaging thing has been to discover the truth from the main characters of this horrible accident. Even though their truth is dark, chaotic, fascinating... Svetlana Alexievich tries to show this to us poetically, but without intervention. The words are exactly what these people told her when she had been interviewing. That's the reason why it has shocked me.

I absolutely recommend it you.

2 comentarios:

  1. Hi, Isabel! How nice to visit your blog! It's really well elaborated, I would say it's very "currated" (from the Spanish). Congrats! I'm sure your students finds it a great tool to study and keep in touch with you. I'm listening to Jamie Cullum (that you recomended us) while I'm writting this. As it has been a good advice, I write down Svetlana Alexievic to look up her books: I'm sure I will wnjoy them.

    1. Thank you, Miguel, for your words and for following my recommendations!!
      I feel very proud of having this little influence on you! Thanks a lot!