Het zat zo (2020)

Het zat zo In Het zat zo keren we terug naar Shalevs geboorteplaats Nahalal waar het huis van oma Tonja staat Zij kwam in van Oekra ne naar Palestina en moest haar leven lang strijden om het hoofd boven wa
  • Title: Het zat zo
  • Author: Meir Shalev Ruben Verhasselt
  • ISBN: 9789041414779
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Het zat zo
    In Het zat zo keren we terug naar Shalevs geboorteplaats Nahalal, waar het huis van oma Tonja staat Zij kwam in 1923 van Oekra ne naar Palestina en moest haar leven lang strijden om het hoofd boven water te houden, en het stof buiten de deur Tonja heeft last van extreme schoonmaakwoede De stofzuiger die ze uit Amerika krijgt toegestuurd maakt het er niet beter op HetIn Het zat zo keren we terug naar Shalevs geboorteplaats Nahalal, waar het huis van oma Tonja staat Zij kwam in 1923 van Oekra ne naar Palestina en moest haar leven lang strijden om het hoofd boven water te houden, en het stof buiten de deur Tonja heeft last van extreme schoonmaakwoede De stofzuiger die ze uit Amerika krijgt toegestuurd maakt het er niet beter op Het zat zo zijn de woorden waarmee oma Tonja steevast haar verhalen begint, net zoals haar dochter en haar kleinzoon Meir, die alles met zichtbaar plezier optekent Het zat zo vertelt de geschiedenis van een unieke grootmoeder en haar familie Het is ook het verhaal over idealen en lange tochten door verschillende continenten Het zat zo is een geestige en ontroerende roman over de kracht van de verbeelding en het vertellen van verhalen.
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    1. I m not Jewish.I know next to nothing about Jewish culture, religion or, indeed, the geography of Israel.None of that matters, this book was a joy Funny and touching, it glitters and sparkles with the love of life and the dancing reflections of familial relations It s particularly well written, too every so often a fragment of prose fairly bursts from the text, demanding and capturing the reader s attention with a particulary resplendent turn of phrase, replete with beauty and meaning Although i [...]

    2. I enjoyed My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Clear a great deal It does tend to meander a little Sometimes the meandering just enriches the main story sometimes I think it is actually material for a different book Meir Shalev s grandmother is the star of this book Grandmother Tonya was a character She was born in Russia and immigrated to Palestine The author has told of Tonya s character, goals, likes and dislikes through many humorous stories, most of which are in some way or anothe [...]

    3. This is a charming and fun book, though it felt a bit too long at times We get to know Shalev s family, not only the titular grandmother, Tonia As the story meandered along on it s good hud way, it became clear that Shalev, the writer in the family, is just one in a long line of story tellers, in every sense of the word The family lived on and got through the best and worst of times through storytelling If stories were embroidered and everyone s version of an event was different and caused frict [...]

    4. Nothing earthshattering, but cute and charming and engaging In this memoir of his grandmother s fanatical housekeeping, Shalev gives you a sense of the people, the place, and the time And there was one scene which I found absolutely hysterical Incidentally, my husband liked this a lot than I did which is pretty unusual So you may want to give it a try despite my lukewarm recommendation I suspect, though, that a sentimental interest in the time period and its people is helpful.

    5. My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev, tells the story of his obsessive compulsive grandmother Tonia, life in Israel, and growing up in a household so encompassed with cleaning that bathrooms are not used Tonia prefers everyone to do their business outside and cleaning products like a vacuum cleaner are locked up for fear of dirt contamination Visitors are told to come to the house from the back, rather than the front door And Meir s mother and her sisters are lat [...]

    6. Shalev, author of A Pigeon And A Boy, writes with humor and love about growing up in Israel as a part of a family of Russian emigrants His grandmother came to Israel in 1923, married and raised a family, constantly struggling to keep her house clean in the dusty Jezreel Valley When Grandma Tonia s brother in law sent her a vacuum cleaner from America, she used it only once, and hidden away to keep it from getting dirty, the vacuum cleaner became almost mythological to Shalev as he grew up This i [...]

    7. I expected this book to be a somewhat lighthearted remembrance of a grandmother and her adjustment problems to the advent of modern technology Instead this book told the story of a dirt obsessed woman who would not let people use the bathroom or other rooms in her house because they would dirty them Literally people had to shower outside and wash in a trough She wouldn t use her vacuum cleaner once she realized that the dirt went inside and, by her lights, would therefor have to be totally disas [...]

    8. Meir Shalev is a fabulous writer and in this very funny and endearing memoir, he tells the story of his obsessively clean grandmother, Tonia, in relation to an American GE vacuum cleaner sent to her by her double traitor brother living in California.It is the story of Shalev s youth, of life on a moshav in Israel, of the idiosyncrasies of elders transplanted from the old country in this case Russia and the effect on modern conveniences on everyday life The author has a hilarious way of telling a [...]

    9. This delightfully funny family memoir tells many versions of family stories about the author s unusual dirt phobic grandmother and her shiny American vacuum cleaner sent her by a relative which she wrapped up and enshrined in an unused bathroom because it got dirty during use and she couldn t abide anything dirty in her house Along the way, the book also explores family dynamics, the incredible binding power of family story myth, and the variable nature of family memory Every bit as original and [...]

    10. Jaaj tieto jidi zalezitosti ja mozem Autorova rodina je teda vykvet Velmi rada citam o zivote a zvykoch zidov Autor ma unikatny styl, ktory sa mi paci V knihe resp v autorom zivote sa vyskytuju svojrazne a komicke osoby Pri citani knihy som si zivo vedela predstavit jeho rusku babku a pri citani som sa neraz pristihla pri tom ako obraciam ocami D Niekedy som mala pocit, ze sa to ani nemuselo udiat v Palestine ale hocikde tu u nas Mila oddychovka, odporucam ked chcete trosku odlahcit a prevetrat [...]

    11. What a delightful book full of wonderful family stories of the Shalev family The writer obviously draws a lot of inspiration from his own experiences as I recognised themes and events that appear in his books that I have read I now look forward to reading the ones that I haven t had the pleasure of reading yet.

    12. Lovely, lovely translation where the biblical references shine through Funny memoir of a founding family in Israel, pathos and humor, and a charming end Will definitely be racing to read of Shalev, which I haven t, and to buy the book to have at the home library.

    13. Overtuigend over je eigen familie schrijven Het blijft moeilijk, zelfs voor de grootste schrijvers Dit is de eerste Shalev die ik niet zo goed vind Ik maak het me makkelijk en kopieer de mening die een vorige lezer in het boek neerschreef Zoveel zwakker dan zijn schitterende meesterwerken De kus van Esau, De vier maaltijden, Russische roman Een tussendoor kroniek, onderhoudende en knappe vertelling, maar niets meer Wie dit boek als eerste boek van Shalev leest, zal misschien nooit nog een ander [...]

    14. 19 year old Tonya arrived in Palestine in the early 1920s and declared war No, not on the enemies of Zion, although she s not fond of them either Tonya declared war on dirt Fresh from the shtetl, Tonya meets and marries one of two brothers Her choice is a scholar, a man not made for the backbreaking labor that a farm commune in Palestine requires Had he gone to America, like his brother, perhaps he too would have been a wealthy man and Tonya a woman of leisure But that s not who she picked, and [...]

    15. Do you have any relatives Then you ll love this entirely remarkable book Meir Shalev s grandmother Tonia may be a Ukrainian by birth, and a member of a small agricultural settlement in Israel by marriage and fate, and she may be crazier than any of your kin, but you ll be amused, touched and moved by her Everyone needs an enemy, Shalev tells us, and Tonia s was dirt She drove herself and everyone around her to keep her house clean Surrounded by fields and roads that were, in turn, muddy and dust [...]

    16. Un lbum de recuerdos familiares nada convencional y muy divertido Kirkus Reviews Una historia de amor sin oscuridad Haaretz Mientras le a estas p ginas, yo tambi n me convert en el nieto de Tonia Erri De Luca La encantadora y divertida historia de la abuela de Meir Shalev, su obsesi n con la limpieza y su complicada relaci n con su aspiradora americana Die Welt Es un libro para todo el mundo Una lectura r pida y atractiva pero significativa, que te deja un sentimiento c lido Jewish Boston Este l [...]

    17. Ik moest er even inkomen, maar daarna vond ik het een leuk boek Dit waargebeurde verhaal gaat over oma Tonja en de stofzuiger die ze krijgt van haar zwager in Amerika Helaas gaat oma Tonja anders om met deze svieperrr op z n Russisch uitgesproken dan je normaal doet met een dergelijk apparaat.Meir Shalev beschrijft in zijn humoristische, maar ook vaak ontroerende stijl de gebeurtenissen Het zat zo.

    18. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in which Meir Shalev writes about his family and their roots in Nahalal, Israel s first moshav The Jezreel valley setting and the characters were familiar, as Shalev has set some of his fictional works here This time the story is a memoir, using his family for the cast and his unique grandmother, and her vacuum cleaner, as the stars I enjoyed the mixture of family lore with history, and the delightful anthropomorphisms that Shalev uses.

    19. I started out liking the book but midway it began to annoy me I wondered how an entire book could be sustained concerning a vacuum cleaner and an overly obsessive woman s view concerning dirt The book was translated and there are several problems with the wording in many cases Also, too many similes.

    20. Meir Shalev describes how his family moved to and settled in Israel His is a family of story tellers where they accuracy has never been the point There are a lot of amusing incidents and quirky family members, but for me it didn t really gel as a whole.

    21. Ik ben helemaal in de Shalev mood en dan is dit een heerlijk boek deels autobiografisch en daardoor nieuwe herkenningspunten in de eerder gelezen romans Tikkie langdradig af en toe.

    22. This book is a total delight.Meir Shalev offers great storytelling in the Jewish tradition about the early years of Palestinian pioneers and his particular family in a particular village of Nahalal At the center of it all is much loved Grandma Tonia, from Russian Ukraine in 1923 and her constant obsession with cleaning in a dusty and mud ridden Israeli farming village Small in stature, she is mighty in authority and influence and establishes ground rules never to be breached She does struggle wi [...]

    23. C est le premier roman isra lien que j ai lu et sans doute un de ceux que j ai le plus recommand et offert Grand m re Tonia est poustouflante et coiffe au poteau tous les obs d s du m nage que vous pourriez conna tre Le roman est passionnant sur de nombreux aspect et plus particuli rement sur l histoire d une famille en Palestine mandataire puis en Isra l, des ann es 1930 aux ann es 1970.La traduction de Sylvie Cohen est un peu trop r crite mon go t, mais l esprit farceur de Shalev reste bien pr [...]

    24. Every time I read this book I fight the urge to compulsively clean every corner of my house Now, it has been a while since I read it, but it is utterly hilarious It s simply the story of a feisty, fiery Russian grandmother who is obsessed with eradicating all dirt from her surroundings She has her systems to get this done for instance, she carries a towel over her shoulder at all times so she can polish door knobs as she passes, and the floor must be washed and rinsed in numerous waters The trou [...]

    25. L criture est l g re et souvent dr le mais le livre m est tomb des mains Peut tre en raison du c t d cousu du livre L obsession du personnage de la grand m re pour la propret qui m est compl tement trang re , incongrue dans le contexte des pionniers isra liens, n a pas suffi me tenir en haleine J ai fini par l oublier sur ma table de chevet.

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