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by Larry Woiwode

eBook Beyond the Bedroom Wall (Contemporary American Fiction) epub
  • ISBN: 0140121862
  • Author: Larry Woiwode
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1989)
  • Pages: 640 pages
  • ePUB size: 1759 kb
  • FB2 size 1584 kb
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Beyond the Bedroom Wall book. Beyond the Bedroom Wall is an extremely lyrical novel written in an enthralling lan/ Beyond Larry Woiwode isn’t galloping through the pages of his novel – he is slow and thoughtful.

Beyond the Bedroom Wall book. He lets his narration charm a reader gradually and at last a novel effloresces like a rose showing all the beauty of the unhurried everyday life and revealing a whole spectrum of psychological nuances. Her grief was dynamic, even when expressed in anger, and she was always busy, angrily busy, working to ease her grief. His sat in him like a stone.

The Neumiller Stories (Contemporary American Fiction). Woiwode's 1975 novel follows three generations of the Neumiller family. From Publishers Weekly

The Neumiller Stories (Contemporary American Fiction). From Publishers Weekly. First met in Beyond the Bedroom Wall, Jerome and Charles Neumiller are the focus of this monumental novel, told in interlocking segments, that conveys the brothers' symbiotic bond and complex relationship. According to PW, "often elliptical and oblique, and initially somewhat confusing, the vignettes gain strength and resonance as they cumulatively depict the events of the brothers' lives.

Larry Alfred Woiwode (/ˈwaɪwʊdi/; born October 30, 1941) is an American writer who lives in North Dakota, where he has been the state's Poet Laureate since 1995.

Of novels written by McMurtry's contemporaries, Diane Johnson's The Shadow Knows (1972) depicts the terror of a victimized California woman; Larry Woiwode's Beyond the Bedroom Wall (1975) portrays several generations of a North Dakota family; Robert Flynn's North to Yesterday (1967) beautifully describes the human comedy of a trail drive; and Charles Portis's True Grit (1968) tells with. Although McMurtry overshadows many of his contemporaries, recent novels by Clay Reynolds, Tom Spanbauer, Douglas Unger, and Norman Zollinger have shown that these writers might eventually match McMurtry's achievement.

Woiwode, Larry, Beyond the Bedroom Wall, 461. Wolfe, Thomas, 575. Wolitzer, Meg, This Is Your Life, 466 -6. ISBN 0-231-07360-7 (alk. paper). 1. American fiction - History and criticism. I. Elliott, Emory, 1942 - II. Davidson, Cathy . 1949

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Woiwode, Larry - ▪ American author in full Larry Alfred Woiwode born Oct. Universalium. literature - /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor, li treuh /, n. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays.

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Comments: (7)
For years I have griped about the teaching of "The Great Gatsby" in high school. It is a book about loss, failure, hope, dreams and the confusion of the past. It is not a book a 16 year old can understand. But it is short. So it is assigned in high school English classes across the country.

I acquired my copy of "Beyond the Bedroom Wall" in the mid 70s. I was a regular reader of the New York Times Book Review and the New York Review of Books. Someone (or maybe both someones) gave it a superlative review, and I bought a hardback copy, a thing I rarely did back then. I have moved this tome across multiple states, having it glare at me every time I placed it in a box, stacked it, or dusted it, its poetic and longing author telling me, "Go on, but I really don't care if you read me or not."

After 35 years I finally ignored that curly wistfulness and cracked it open. And what a shock. I have no memory of why I bought it. I know it won a bunch of awards, but those didn't and don't mean much to me. No idea why I've carried it all these years, placing its pale beige heft on bookshelves in 5 or 6 states. But I'm grateful I did. And doubly grateful I never peeked inside before this summer. This is a book to be appreciated only by someone no longer quite so young as the boy who bought it. As a parent and grandparent, I know the longing that goes in both directions as I look with fear and foreboding at my declining father, remember my recently deceased mother, and glance with cautious hope toward children and grandchildren. The familial love Woiwode captures is of surpassing beauty and poignance. No gooey smarminess, no coy condescension, yet without pretense or phoniness. A story of highly flawed but loving people who lose and rebuild and lose and rebuild.

This is an astonishing book, the kind of book rarely encountered. A traditional (more or less) narrative, a sprawling pinball machine of tales and characters that bounce and ping and light up and interact and go away. Excite and disappoint. Flare and go out. Vivid characters who all feel real and true, characters who made this reader sit up and say, "Gosh, where are such people these days? People who love God and their families and their neighbors, and want to serve them all?" As I write this, the most recent (third? fourth?) unhappy parent to murder their children is again on the front pages. The family we all say is the bulwark of our country seems to be self-destructing. I can't say there's a real solution offered here other than God, but the desire to love and be loved, to live up to high expectations and leave a legacy behind, so splendidly examined here is something worth living for.

I know the odds of this review being read are small. But this is too good a book to pass over. It's a big one; over 600 hefty pages in my edition. But oh so worth it. My life is diminished by no longer having this family to spend my evenings with.
This book covers four generations of the Neumiller family beginning with Otto Neumiller, German immigrant who wants land and homesteads in North Dakota. He marries another German immigrant and starts a family. The book begins when a sister writes to her brother about their father's death. Charles Neumiller returns home, builds a coffin, prepares his father for burial, then buries Otto Neumiller in his land where he wanted to be buried. Charles is the father of eight, soon to be nine, the father of a good German Catholic family as is his wife.

The book is long, over 600 pages. Mr Woiwode is a poet which is obvious in his writing, descriptions of the world around him, his attention to details other writers would overlook. I had read this book years ago and felt the need to read it again.

Martin is Charles's oldest and is in love with Alpha, a young neighbor. She is not German Catholic, but has a Norwegian mother, a Celtic father. Martin's mother disapproves of this family as does Alpha's mother does of Martins. The two marry and become parents of three sons, two daughters.

These German characters are hard working, believe in education. Martin becomes a teacher, principal in several schools. He believes in education, but also in hard work. During the summer he works different jobs to support his large family. Alpha also taught school before she had children.

Then Alpha dies when her children are quite small. The children try to remember their mother, memories are fading, coming, going. The kids also write about their experiences growing up in this book. Their German grandparents are family oriented, Alpha's not so much. The Germans move to Illinois, their children and grandchildren live close. Alpha's move to California. Martin has to be mother and father to his kids.

The book ends when the children are grown and starting their own families.

This is a beautifully written book about life, birth, death. There are also so many interesting characters. There is so much written into this book. Wonderful read, Recommended.
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