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Brick lane (2003)

di Monica Ali

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Set in the gritty Tower Hamlets area of East London, Brick Laneis the story of Nazneen, an Asian immigrant girl and how she deals with issues of love, cultural differences and the human spirit. Nazneen is forced into an arranged marriage with a much older man whose expectations of life are miserably low. When they flee the oppression of their Bangladeshi village for a high-rise block in the East End, she finds herself cloistered and dependent on her husband. It soon becomes apparent that of the two, she is the real survivor and more able to deal with the ways of the world and the vagaries of human behavior. Through her friendship with another Asian girl, she begins to understand the unsettling ways of her new homeland.… (altro)
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Remarkably good. Just when you thought that writers had wrung the last material out complicated-yet-somehow-tedious intercontinental, post-imperial emigration stories, you pick up something like "Brick Lane" and get reminded how vast and rich the space between cultures really is, and the near-heroic things that humans are capable of doing in order to reach across it. "Brick Lane" to its unending credit, seems to have been briefed on this sort of narrative's own clichés and doesn't hesitate to challenge them. Chamu, the educated-stupid patriarch of the family described here, can recite the traps and complexities of the emigrant's dilemma, but it doesn't help him one bit. In fact, many of this novel's characters, including the young, idealistic Karim, aren't shy about articulating the cultural pathologies that make their lives difficult, but, in the final analysis, "Brick Lane" is superbly written novel about doing, not speaking or writing. It's no coincidence, I think, that it's an English-language novel whose main character doesn't learn English until its last hundred pages or so. The author seems much more interested in the nuts-and-bolts of Nazneen's survival than any commentaries that might be made about it. Being set, variously, in the slums and sweatshops of Dhaka a rough-and-tumble London council estate, the novel presents a picture of cultural assimilation and at-all-costs survival at ground zero.

Which isn't to say that it's not a joy to read. Nazneen's memories of her Bangladeshi village are as cool and soothing as a wet cloth, and her descriptions of her new British neighbors are insightful and funny. In Chamu, insufferable, unseeing, hypocritical, and too proud, Ali's got something of a world-class villain, if she didn't take her time to make it clear to the reader that he's much more lost, confused and -- at times -- sympathetic than he would like to seem. The ill-fitting love that grows between Chamu and Nazneen toward the end of the novel might rank as one of the twenty-first centuries most realistic, and most painful, romances. Ali's writing is both spry and marvelously complex throughout, and, while its action takes place in settings that are tightly constrained by poverty and stifling tradition, it also feels wonderfully open and ambitious. The book addresses money and class and religion and contemporary politics fearlessly, and the author never seems to miss a step. Most importantly, perhaps, its characters are utterly indelible. Ali's descriptions of Chamu's pretensions at being open-minded, Nazneen's courage and her self-doubt, and both her daughters' willingness to please and their anger are as expertly described as the family's sociological predicaments, and, to be honest, much more difficult for a writer to portray effectively. Yet Ali doesn't seem to break a sweat. This one is absolutely marvelous, a novel that whose grand thematic arcs are executed flawlessly and whose tiny interactions rings true. In the author's hands, these unremarkable, if hard-fought lives, take on an epic significance, and their stories take on tremendous emotional resonance. Even if you think that you're done with this sort of book, this one is well worth your time. Just terrific. ( )
1 vota TheAmpersand | Oct 19, 2021 |
Really well-written and with great characterisation. I liked this book a lot but have sort of conflicted feelings about some of the themes. Read for Farewill book club, so maybe I'll have a better sense of it after our discussion this week. ( )
  krtierney | Jul 19, 2021 |
This book was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker prize and I've had a copy kicking around on my book shelves for at least 5 years so I decided it was time to read it. I really didn't think much of this and I am quite surprised that I managed to finish it. I kept hoping something would happen with the 2 main plot threads but they just fizzled out. I didn't really care for the main character Nazneen, she was very one dimensional compared to the other more colourful characters. I found the whole thing plodding and going nowhere. ( )
  Brian. | Apr 9, 2021 |
I started this book 2 years ago and was not able to get into it.

I started over and this time was able to easily read it. (proving my theory that some books must be read at the right time to really capture me)

A girl from rural Bangladesh is married to a Bengali man 20 yrs her senior and moves to London where he has been living for several years.

Story of learning to fit into different aspects of life: a marriage, a country, a family, and growing ones identity as an independent woman. All this is presented along with hopes and dreams of immigrants.

This is by no means a dark book, but it does paint a pretty dim view (may be a better choice of words is a contemplative or sober view) of the experience. There is not a lot of laughter and sunshine in this book. Yet overall a good read. ( )
  curious_squid | Apr 5, 2021 |
Are we left to our Fates, or can we find our own? Monica Ali explores this tension in her richly imagined novel, one that also imagines a life of safety versus a life of possibility. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Ali, Monicaautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Björkhem, AnnTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Perria, LidiaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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Set in the gritty Tower Hamlets area of East London, Brick Laneis the story of Nazneen, an Asian immigrant girl and how she deals with issues of love, cultural differences and the human spirit. Nazneen is forced into an arranged marriage with a much older man whose expectations of life are miserably low. When they flee the oppression of their Bangladeshi village for a high-rise block in the East End, she finds herself cloistered and dependent on her husband. It soon becomes apparent that of the two, she is the real survivor and more able to deal with the ways of the world and the vagaries of human behavior. Through her friendship with another Asian girl, she begins to understand the unsettling ways of her new homeland.

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