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He recalls a loveless childhood where the family antique business and his father s study become jakme centre of his world; where a treasured Storioni violin retains the shadows of a crime committed many years earlier. His mother, a cold, distant and pragmatic woman leaves him to his solitary games, full of unwanted questions.
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The books spans over centuries following the life of a violin from when it was just wood to how it survives in ywznaj times Barcelona.
To begin with, a great deal of concentration is required to get into the spirit of the book. You are rewarded for this after about pages though. I had to read the beginning again when I finished the book and was tempted in fact to carry on reading it again. This one’s a keeper. I will definitely re-read it in a year or so.
I finished it about 6 months ago and it still comes back to haunt me. It’s a beautiful book, if anyone has read one that’s similar please recommend! Jaume Cabre remaind me Dostojewski- story about humans soul. The first couple of pages were a little confusing as the author switches from first to third person and back as well as leaping back a few centuries without warning.
The confusion evaporates quickly when you allow yourself to be carried on this journey. It is truly wonderful. One person found this helpful. Given its reach it is hard to classify: Compelling as the interwoven strands of the story are, it deserves regular pauses for contemplation and for the quality of the writing to be savoured. His father, a collector of valuable objects and secrets, pushes his son to study languages. His mother is determined that he should become a virtuoso violinist, all but killing his enjoyment of the instrument with her passion for his success.
His violin lessons do, however, facilitate a meeting with another music student, Bernat Plensa, who becomes a lifelong friend. The book is written as a memoir.
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In many ways his life has been extraordinary, influenced as it was by the inquisition, Auschwitz and his own academic studies and career. As with any life though, his choices have more often been driven by regular experiences: There were so jayme aspects of this book that I enjoyed. In moving between jaime periods it is shown that evil has always existed. Ideals are justified by strong leaders who hold power and can force others to act as they desire through promises of glory and through fear.
Individual acts of distressing cruelty are as likely to be prompted by personal lust, greed or jealousy as by a shared belief in a cause. At times the changes of voice in the tale can be disconcerting. Each time an individual recounts a story from their past the emphasis or detail is liable to change. All were his experiences. The valuable violin was a constant throughout the tale. Another strand of the story cagre at how value is ascribed.
Any item is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay. That artwork or artefacts fetch such staggering sums is as much to do with the satisfaction a buyer feels in owning such a piece as in the attributes jaumee the object.
Having enjoyed the complex journey I wondered how the author could complete such a tale. I was not disappointed. The ending fitted perfectly with everything that had gone before. This is not a book to be picked up lightly but the investment in reading is undoubtedly worthwhile.
As a study of humanity, what is valued, and how individuals see themselves and their history it is enlightening. Beautifully written, challenging and perceptive, its narrative will continue to resonate well after the last page is turned. My copy of this book was provided gratis by the publisher, Arcadia Books. I’ve hemmed and hawed over this review for some weeks now. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the book.
I loved every single word of it. It’s nothing short of a masterpiece. My procrastination was due more to wondering just what I could add to the no doubt miles of column inches that already sing its praises.
Wjznaj an abrupt realisation on his own loneliness, he decides to set down his life in words. But it’s more than the story of one man. It’s the story of Vial, a prized Storioni violin around which the lives and misfortunes of so many are wrapped.
It’s also their stories and and it is in the telling of these stories that Cabre also explores the nature of evil in mankind and the power of obsession. Not to mention a certain pendant Instead he starts with his own childhood.
It’s a shame she didn’t love me”. Even these he has to keep hidden from his father, How. Starting the narrative though the eyes of a young boy, starved of demonstrative love and driven hard by his all-controlling father, I read the entirety of the events as though seen through such innocent eyes, making all that unfurls as the stories emerge and intertwine all the more affecting.
At first the structure of the narrative can be a little hard to grasp but following the realisation that our narrator is writing as the dementia jaumme a grip the reasoning becomes clear – stick with it, it all soon flows together beautifully and when the links between each narrative thread are revealed it’s akin to magic cabrd from rivalry in a medieval village and the fate of Jachiam of the Muredas after he commits murder, back further to the Inquisition and it horrors, through to the crafting of Vial and on to the 18th century and on to the wave of darkness that Nazi rule threw over Europe and the stomach-churning experiments at Birkenau.
I’ve read a number of accounts from this particular nadir of humanity both fictional and non. I don’t think any of those have hit me as hard as those in Confessions. I don’t mind admitting that I had to put the wyzna down and stop reading at one or two points. While I’m at it I don’t mind confessing that it also bought me to tears in a number of places. Yes this book has its dark points but it’s also shot through with light. It’s bound by merriment and humour just as much as it’s haunted by tragedy and steered by mystery.
The various narrative threads all link together and all contain enough plot twists and revelations to drop the jaw. The care are rich, the plots enthralling and reading Confessions feels like absorbing the most detailed and resplendent of artworks.
It is a big book but it’s an important one, every word is essential, rich and rewarding. Much like Storioni’s Vial, Confessions is the work of a true master and contains every element in perfect balance.