Erasure: now a major motion picture 'American Fiction'

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Erasure: now a major motion picture 'American Fiction'

Erasure: now a major motion picture 'American Fiction'

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The only spoiler warning it makes sense to offer: I’m going to discuss some of the differences between Everett’s novel and American Fiction, Cord Jefferson’s highly anticipated adaptation now in theaters. Uno dei romanzi qui raccolti: perché a volte ho avuto la sensazione che si trattasse di una storia nella storia di una storia.

Throughout the film, Jefferson distills information from Everett’s prose into visual representations, as when Monk is on the phone with Arthur, complaining about the racial expectations making it hard for his work to sell.We are told by sociologists that these behaviours are in some sense ‘normal’ because we have a natural human preference for those who are like ourselves. I cannot properly convey how much Everett twists and turns and reshapes and reconfigures these themes over and over until they tell us something entirely original and blisteringly truthful. The novel is finely crafted, with fully developed characters, rich language and subtle play with the plot, but one is lost to understand what his reworking of Aeschylus' 'The Persians' has to do with the African American experience.

La trama del romanzo ci porta quindi a seguire e ad empatizzare con l’intellettuale, di colore ma di estrazione borghese, costretto a mettere da parte i sofisticati dilemmi sullo stile e la forma narrativa che occupavano il suo universo mentale e culturale per affrontare i concreti problemi della vita quotidiana precipitati sulla sua persona e confrontarsi con gli stereotipi dominanti sulla Black Culture ai quali Monk cerca in ogni modo di ribellarsi. In some ways, I think the issues are actually bigger and more all-encompassing than our friend Monk allows for.I believe there are people who will shoot me or hang me or cheat me and try to stop me because they do believe in race, because of my brown skin, curly hair, wide nose and slave ancestors. Outside of his publishing woes, Monk loses a sister who is a successful OBGyn for underpriveleged women (at the hands of a radical right-to-lifer who guns her down), a brother who has come out of the closet and can't reconcile his relationship with Monk, and a half-white, racist half-sister he didn't even know he had until he found an old stack of his father's letters. There were times when the satire became heavy handed and distracting, but not to such an extent that I wouldn’t recommend this book strongly.

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