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El dolor es un regalo Las personas que no son infelices, no tienen nada que decirDesgraciadamente para l, afortunadamente para nosotros, Stig S terbakken ten a mucho que decir en esta su ltima novela antes de suicidarse A trav s de la noche es uno de esos libros con los que uno se lo pasa bien pas ndolo mal, en los que uno se siente inc modamente culpable por sentirse atra do por el dolor ajeno, fascinado por su exhibici n y, al tiempo, con el embarazo propio de alguien que es sorprendido observando un momento ntimo en el que no le corresponde estar presente De ella se sale queriendo pasar m s tiempo con aquellos a quienes queremos, vivir ese tiempo de una forma m s intensa, pero tambi n, al hacernos patente todo eso que damos por hecho y establecido, despertar o agudizar nuestro miedo a perderles Es por eso que, aunque la novela tiene cierto tono juvenil, el fondo ser m s del gusto de lectores con algunas experiencias ya a sus espaldas.El punto de partida de la narraci n es demoledor, un profesional acomodado, casado con una mujer bella e inteligente y con dos hijos adolescentes, abandona todo por una amante para casi inmediatamente darse cuenta de su error y volver a casaTodo deseo de libertad se basa en una equivocaci nAl poco tiempo, su hijo se suicida estrellando su coche contra un cami n En un instante, el protagonista experimenta brutalmente como su presente estalla en mil pedazos, como se desbarata cualquier posibilidad de futuro y como su pasado se va convirtiendo en un artefacto explosivo que amenaza con arrasarlo todo As se siente el protagonista de esta triste y dura historia, presa de un dolor insoportable acrecentado por un devastador sentimiento de culpa por lo hecho y no hecho, por lo dicho y no dicho, por no haber sabido a tiempo S terbakken, con un lenguaje directo, transparente y efectivo consigue transmitirnos toda la desesperaci n del personaje sin caer en ning n tipo de pornograf a sentimental El autor nos sumerge en este horror en el que pueden pasar semanas hasta que uno pueda llorar por la muerte de su hijo en el que uno puede sorprenderse ri ndose a carcajadas por un chiste sin gracia en el que uno puede odiar a su yo futuro que ve la televisi n sin tener en mente a su hijo muerto en el que uno se niega la posibilidad de otra vida en otra parte, con otras gentes en el que uno puede odiar las palabras que tantos han pronunciado antes en ocasiones parecidas y que ya nada expresan en el que uno puede escandalizarse al observar a personas paseando a su alrededor ajenas por completo a su tragedia personal en el que uno se odia por no haber sabido cumplir con su m s alto deber en la vida, proteger a su hijo en el que uno puede llegar a creerse lo m s inveros mil, cualquier cosa que le ofrezca una pizca de horizonte o la posibilidad del castigo redentor un mundo inveros mil en el que uno hace justo lo nico que no debe hacer, lo nico que le dijeron que no deb a hacer, dormirse.As , uno lee las ltimas p ginas emocionado y absolutamente convencido de que el autor tiene m s raz n que un santo cuando dice aquello deSolo conoce su destino el que lo desconoceY ah es cuando recibes el empuj n que te sumerge en un mar de desconcierto sin poder precisar en qu direcci n est la superficie y sin acertar a decidir si esta ltima vuelta de tuerca favorece en algo a la novela. [[ Kindle ]] ⇹ Through the Night ⇪ Dentist Karl Meyer S Worst Nightmare Comes True When His Son, Ole Jakob, Takes His Own Life This Tragedy Is The Springboard For A Complex Novel Posing Essential Questions About Human Experience What Does Sorrow Do To A Person How Can One Live With The Pain Of Unbearable Loss How Far Can A Man Be Driven By The Grief And Despair Surrounding The Death Of A Child A Dark And Harrowing Story, Drawing On Elements From Dreams, Fairy Tales, And Horror Stories, The Better To Explore The Mysterious Depths Of Sorrow And Love, Through The Night Is Stig S Terbakken At His Best Deserves to be read for the final third in particular, which had me tense than any horror film One of the most terrifying and perplexing novels I ve read Part domestic drama, part horror story, Through the Night is a meditation on grief that borrows heavily from the equally horrific worlds of fairy tale and nightmare The ending left me with questions than I began with, and haunted by images that will stick with me for years to come Grief is a gift people who aren t unhappy, they have no say Everything is as it ought to be Until it s no longer that way The only person who knows their fate is the one who doesn t know it. A very curious mixture of mundane litfic albeit well expressed and the dark and leftfield Karl, a middle aged Norwegian dentist, has an affair A while later, his depressed teenage son dies in a car crash that may have been suicide Falling into his own spiral of despair, Karl ends up in Slovenia, at a house said to confront those who walk into it with their greatest fears.S terbakken said that he didn t see himself as a Norwegian or Scandinavian writer his influences were from elsewhere in Europe, or were American I missed the sense of place, the peculiar details of another country and its culture in this respect it was slightly blank, miscellaneously Western, and the use of American vocab in the translation added to the frustration Dalkey are not big enough to tweak translations for different markets I had wanted to read a translated novel, not an American one What was very special I completely understand why so many people give this book 5 stars was the intensity with which so many of Karl s thoughts are expressed There were various metaphors which I ve thought inwardly and never dared use aloud, and to see them articulated was cathartic Sometimes I got the feeling that S terbakken was really writing about himself, rather than getting fully into character there was such absorption in thought of the sort that only a quiet or creative life allows, and not quite enough about how Karl s inner experience meshed with professional and family life.During the earlier part of the book, dealing with the affair, I kept returning to the thought that this was a system problem, the convention that he had to be thrown out of the household for it in this violent schism, and that a slightly relaxed attitude to long term monogamy whilst not having to sweep anyone s pain under the carpet would have saved this family a world of trouble This wasn t discussed in the book though, but a response to the extremity of pain everyone seemed to be in.Something I ve noticed a few times this year and Through The Night was one of the first books like this is that I m not nearly as averse to horror in writing as I thought I was, with the proviso that human intention is what counts I can tolerate much when the cause is non existent supernatural entities, or animals, but far less when the culprits are malevolent humans I am even haunted for days or weeks afterwards by some descriptions of meat The house There are a number of reviews saying how scary it was, yet aside from about one outright hallucinatory page, to me it simply felt like a brilliant evocation of viewing dank old probate sale houses Maybe I think hauntologically than average if so I didn t realise , seeing things vividly and imagining stuff in that sort of situation without finding it overwhelmingly bothersome It was still a great piece of writing, just not exactly frightening If you start this and find it getting mundane after a rollercoaster of a first chapter which goes from taking an axe to household appliances, to adorable original fairytales it is certainly worth persevering with it gets much better again later, and there is much better writing than you ll see in most recently published novels For some reason, many reviewers buy anguished Karl s interpretation that it definitely was suicide Influenced by the author s own, not long after this was published Reckless self destructive behaviour, death by misadventure seems like an equally plausible interpretation of the facts.Also, an unknowable mystery how did S terbakken relate having written this book about grief to his own decision to kill himself Perhaps in the end he was unable to focus in that way Or had it been an attempt to talk himself out of it Un libro sobre el solipsismo m s que de otra cosa Muy bueno aunque hace agua en la parte media El final es inquietante. Seit Ole Jakob sich das Leben genommen hat, ist um Karl Meyer und seine Familie st ndig Nacht Auch Ole Jakobs Zimmer spricht mit schwarzer Schrift an der Decke und einer defekten Spielkonsole eine d stere Sprache Dass andere Menschen einfach weiterleben k nnen wie bisher, wirkt auf Karl wie Hohn Seine Frau Eva hat nur noch Kraft f r ihren Beruf, nicht mehr f r ihre Angeh rigen die Tochter Stine verstummt Mittels akribisch genauer Beobachtungen verarbeitet der verwaiste Vater seine alles verschlingende Trauer Karls Gedanken kreisen darum, ob seine Aff re mit Mona den Tod seines Sohnes verschuldet haben k nnte Linderung verspricht ihm der Ex Mann seiner Schwester, ein Autor aus der Slowakei Er kann ein Haus tief im Landesinnern vermitteln, das angeblich extremste ngste und Gef hle heilen soll Jeder w rde dort das bekommen, was er nicht haben will In R ckblenden erinnert Karl sich an die Anfangszeit seiner Beziehung zu Eva und an seine Gef hle als junger Vater Mit Eva heiratete er damals eine ernsthafte, reife Person, die bereits ein Bild ihres zuk nftigen Zuhauses im Kopf trug der komplette Gegensatz zu Karls jugendlichem Chaotentum Karl analysiert die Entwicklung seiner Beziehung zu Frauen sehr sachlich Als Leser k nnte man sich fragen, warum ein klar strukturiert denkender Mann wie er es mit seiner Familie so weit kommen lassen konnte Mit einer beinahe toxischen Kommunikation scheint das Paar seine Krise erst herbeigeredet zu haben Ein Blick auf Ole Jakob, der allein in seinem Zimmer Tabletop Figuren setzt, h tte die Beteiligten l ngst aufr tteln m ssen Doch Evas Sorgen um Ole Jakob hatte Karl abgewimmelt, obwohl auch er sich um seinen Sohn sorgte Ein Aussprechen des Problems w re f r Karl vermutlich zugleich ein Eingest ndnis seiner Schuld gewesen Gr belnd, ob in Ole Jakobs Leben ein Bruch zu bemerken gewesen ist und ob dessen Probleme ber durchschnittliche Pubert tskonflikte hinausgingen, zweifelt Karl zunehmend an seiner Erinnerung und weckt beim Leser Befremden ber seine Ichbezogenheit Die Antwort, warum die Verantwortung f r seinen Sohn hinter einer Aff re zur ckstehen musste, bleibt Karl m A nach schuldig.Stig S terbakken nahm sich mit 46 Jahren das Leben In Durch die Nacht beobachtet er h chst sensibel den Trauerprozess eines Mannes, der schon lange ber seine Ehe, seine Aff ren und seine heranwachsenden Kinder h tte nachdenken m ssen Dabei erkundet der Autor jede Ver stelung der Gef hle seines schwierigen Protagonisten S terbakkens Icherz hler durchlebt nach meinem Empfinden im Begreifen dieses Selbstmords und seines Versagens als Vater nur eine geringf gige Entwicklung und wirkt genau darin absolut glaubw rdig Als Chronik eines Trauerprozesses aus Sicht eines Mannes ist Durch die Nacht sicher ein bemerkenswertes Buch Weil Ole Jakobs Probleme eine so geringe Rolle spielen, konnte es mich jedoch nicht v llig berzeugen. Maledetti norvegesi, vi amo Il lento disfacimento di un matrimonio, la morte di un figlio, i rimorsi, i rimpianti, un dolore tirranico e schiacciante Una misteriosa casa in Slovacchia dove le pi segrete paure sembrano prendere vita Un romanzo dalla scrittura penetrante denso di quesiti esistenziali L ultima parte mi ha davvero scosso profondamente Mi sono innamorato di S terbakken dopo aver letto questo suo meraviglioso saggio sulla concezione della vita e dell arte e ho ritrovato in Through the Night tutto quello che mi aveva affascinato Uno scrittore che aveva tanto da dire ma che purtroppo si tolto la vita proprio qualche anno fa Assolutamente da approfondire I stared out the window There wasn t anything to see out there, it seemed as though someone had snuck in and stolen the landscape Then I noticed a streak of dirt on the glass and I remembered something my mother used to say The windows of a house are the calling cards of the people who live inside Reflected in the glass was Eva, a beautiful image of Eva, sitting on the sofa, with her hands in her lap, looking like something Edvard Munch could have painted. And the old thought came to mind, the old dream, the impossibile dream drop everything, go away, become someone else, start afresh, put it all behind you, start over again, without encumbrance, without one single connection to what once was Not disappear without a trace, but arrive without a trace The thought was frightening, yes, but also, and often, a kind of consolation I had a vivid picture of how free and carefree my life in my new city would be, how assured and eloquent I would sound when expressing myself in my new language, how creative and innovative I d be in my new occupation, how at ease I d be when socializing with my new colleagues, how sensual my life with my new woman would be, how considerate we d be to one another, how I d strike just the right balance in being strict yet fair with my new children encouraging, inspirational, yet commanding respect. I know Sooner or later But for the time being I m here, with everything that s mine, that s ours Why should it end There s so much still to come. Una lectura desgarradora, ya que la experiencia vital de la que parte lo es Y todo el recorrido del protagonista no es si no un ahondar en esa sensaci n de p rdida y dolor insoportables e insuperables, haciendo preguntas y cuestionando temas que te remueven por dentro Dura pero necesaria, te saca de tu zona de confort para que te des cuenta de que no lo tienes todo hecho ni predeterminado, que hay muchas cosas que replantearse, y que hay que hacerlo, por muy inc modo que resulte. 3,8.