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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Four individuals from a small town in Yugoslavia find themselves among drastically different fates during World War II. Two become Nazis, one joins the Partisans, and one is sent to a concentration camp.
Set in Yugoslavia prior to and during World War II, this tale of devastation traces the lives of four friends born in the same small town. They went to school together, too Four individuals from a small town in Yugoslavia find themselves among drastically different fates during World War II.
They went to school together, took dancing lessons, stole kisses, were taught German by an old maid who kept a diary. But when war comes, half-Jewish Vera is sent to a concentration camp while her German cousin becomes a Nazi; Serbian boyfriend Milinko joins the Partisans; and another classmate, also a Serb, becomes fascinated by the magic of killing. Tisma’s portrayal of their situation is certainly poignant, but he belabors the obvious in overly melodramatic fashion.
Hardcoverpages. Published September 28th by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Use of Manplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 03, Richard rated it really liked it. An incredibly bleak book about suffering – so who wants to read that?
Upotreba čoveka by Aleksandar Tišma (1 star ratings)
Do we even need to read something like that? I’m guessing pretty much everyone is already clued in that life is tough coveks people are the worst spoiler, Aleksandar Tisma agrees! OK, so upotdeba about an “incredibly t An incredibly bleak book about suffering – so who wants to read that?
OK, so how about an “incredibly thought provoking bleak book about suffering that might make you examine and understand your own suffering and the suffering around you in a slightly different way?
Though I went back and worth wildly on The Alesandar of Man, there was never an issue with the writing – it’s great, remarkably evocative conjuring and if I’m not always buying the characters, I’m buying the place and the situations, and then I’m buying the characters – and that’s what saves it from becoming a J. LeRoi cartoonish catalogue of suffering.
There are moments of stunning power – like the point mid-way through the novel when Tisma describes the ultimate fate of all the major characters. That’s always a bold moment in a novel – the author is basically saying “I know I invited you here for a story, but now that I’ve got you here there’s actually something else I’ve been meaning to tell you about.
But, also, keep listening to the story. The Town of Novi Sad is in some ways a more believable character than any of the human beings who are all miserable and self-involved and blinded in their own infuriating ways. In the setting, Tisma re-creates covekq actual vanished place even if it still exists at the end, it’s not the same place it foveka in the beginning where Serbs, Germans, Jews, and Hungarians live together in a precarious balance.
It really felt like I was in the town – and, like many of the characters, I wanted to get out. But since perspective shifted so often among the major and minor characters, it was more like I was shadowing them, like a ghost, popping in, watching them as their flawed natures had them make increasingly bad decisions.
I was reminded a little of a smaller, much bleaker, less nostalgic version of Gregor Von Rezzori’s Czernapol. Tisms WWII develops and the characters move further out from the town the settings remain vivid and the wildly shifting circumstances caused by the war still feel very real and believable.
So, back to suffering. The author sets up these sometimes annoyingly self-involved characters basically ale,sandar show how our self-centeredness and lack of empathy creates suffering for others and ourselves. But the book also goes a coveoa further and considers self-created suffering as recounted in the teacher’s diary that loosely links the stories versus externally created suffering – someone doing something horrible upofreba you – with the characters wondering which is worse and if coceka is more valid.
For many of the characters these two kinds of suffering are linked – as external traumas become internalized long after their physical or immediate causes are alwksandar and work from within to perpetuate the cycle. The teacher’s diary is not only a record of the suffering and hopes of a pretty average life, it’s also a kind of alien artifact from the vanished time before the war. Its survival of the war has a real effect on the teacher’s former students who have lived through so much.
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With the ultimate fates of the characters revealed mid-way through the book, Tisma places his actual climax, a climax of the ideas he’s been playing with throughout the book, at the end, in a scene where two characters are faced with a decision of what to with this artifact. I won’t spoil it, but Alekszndar love to hear people thought. As with most of the NYRB books, I’d recommend reading the intro after reading the book to avoid spoilers but, also, to engage directly with Aleksandar Tisma – a real dead person!
How often do you get to do that in life, commune with the dead? Don’t go through designated spirit medium Claire Messud – grab this ouija board of a book and communicate directly with the man himself and his vanished Yugoslavia.
The Use of Man by Aleksandar Tišma
This is not a knock on the intro – well maybe it’s a alekwandar knock, because, while ok, it’s more of a fannish, “hey check out this writer, he’s great, so is this book and his other books, and here are a few spoilers”-type of intro than a really informative analysis of the book’s writer, ideas, and environment. Read the tiama at the end so you can have your own internal follow-up conversation with Ms.
Messud about what she thought. Maybe you should also just read the book before reading this review? Well, it’s too late for that. I desideri, le intenzioni volteggiano nello spazio, gli uomini lanciano in esso il loro appello d’amore e i loro lamenti, e tutto si trasforma alla fine in una nebbia che si trascina sconnessa, come un insieme di brandelli, di filamenti stracciati What a terrible thing war is.
Nobody gets it, it really makes no sense at all.
And yet, we live constantly at war. Maybe its just human nature, we don’t really get peace. This book is beautiful, and terribly terribly sad, like all books on war, because there is tisja no way out of the trauma, the terrible stories, the way things change for so many lives before, and after a war.
I loved the way Tisma tells the story of three friends, their families, and the way war changed them forever. Feb 28, Andrea rated it it was amazing.
Oni su do kraja pomireni sa vlastitim udesom. A mene obmane ne pridobijaju”. Novi sad is a town in Serbian Yugoslavia and in this book we see the effects of the second world war and the subsequent communist partisans takeover post war from the view of three young individuals. The opening is an unusual introduction to the story as pre war a woman who is the trio’s German tutor buys a notebook, she then dies and begs Vera ,her pupil, on her deathbed to hide and destroy the book.
The story then follows Vera, Milinko, and Sredoje, pre war during the war and post war as we lea Novi sad is a town in Serbian Yugoslavia and in this book we see the effects of the second world war and the subsequent alekeandar partisans takeover post war from the view of three young individuals.
The story then follows Vera, Milinko, and Sredoje, pre war during the war and post war as we learn of their fates. I found parts of the story incredibly effective, there is aleksandxr chapter about Vera’s experience in the concentration camp which is as hard a read as any I’ve found about the horror but that is made more distressing by how life treats her after the war. The destruction of individuals and family is well told as the two men move in different directions, Milinko the hard working intelligent son of a brutal father ,full of hope goes to war but his ultimate fate coveoa hard to learn, and Sredoje the son of a nationalist manages to weave I his way through the hostilities.
Vera is the fascinating history with an intellectual Jewish father who married the former gentile maid which again gives a picture of how diversity once a norm becomes a danger and splits family. Whilst in parts this book is disjointed in form and requires concentration I was glad that I persevered as it gives a stark picture of the war in Yugoslavia, the terror of the invasion and the effects on individuals. It also provides a snapshot of a diverse society pre war and as the communists post war take over gives some insight into how the creation of a greater state will create renewed horrors fifty years later when the regime of Tito collapsed.
Apr 08, Chuck LoPresti rated it it was amazing. Not as soul crushing as Grossman’s Life and Fate or Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales as Tisma writes more about individual aleksandsr instead of nationalistic machinations.
He writes less about intrapersonal emotions than Grossman for example but shows a deft and deep sapience. You know war is hell without reading this but Tisma’s focus is on laying bare the potential for violence and lust that potentially exists in everyone. I didn’t find this as excruciating as Kolyma Tales, not much is, and it doesn’ Not as soul crushing as Grossman’s Life and Fate or Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales as Tisma writes more about individual motivations instead of nationalistic machinations.
I didn’t find this as excruciating as Kolyma Tales, not much is, and it doesn’t have Ledig’s machine gun fire staccato – but it will leave even the most phlegmatic human moved.
Even if you think you’ve read everything that needs to read about WWII – I think the writing and exploration of some of the often overlooked populations that suffered in the not-so-distant past is worth the time. Tisma writes or is translated very well – not on the aleisandar of the threnodic crescendos of Platonov but well enough to keep your attention. Very good but very strange book, and while I admired it very much, it was absolutely the wrong thing to read immediately after the election.
Una novela muy buena, con un tratamiento de los tiempos bastante arriesgado, pero bien logrado. Merece la pena leerla. Mar 20, Garnette rated it really liked it. It is a bleak story. Novi Sad is populated with dysfunctional families and lonely people, sad stories even in peacetime. But the war shatters the community, as young Serbians join the war aleksandsr opposing sides, families flee the approaching German army, Jews are deported to concentration camps.
Many don’t survive, but those who upotreva return find their homes occupie The novel follows a group of people living in Tisma’s home town, Novi Sad, Serbia, in the years just before, during and after World War II. Many don’t survive, but those who do return find their homes occupied by other families. Now people are divided by the politics of the war and the rise of the Communists, and survivors are haunted by their wartime experiences. Distrust, fear, grief, shame, trauma interfere with normal, human relationships.
Those of us who never experienced war are tempted to think that victory marks the end of the war and life returns aleksabdar normal, at least for the victors. Tisma gives us a broader picture of the human cost of war.
The parts about war, feeling tksma from society, loneliness etc are very good, but I personally feels it drowns in the focus on lovers, prostitution and sex. The book follows the fates of a group of people mostly before and after the main events of the war, and shows the chaos of society and feelings in the middle of a world that makes no sense to its inhabitants. Aug 18, Jeremy Hornik rated it really liked it Shelves: Somewhat experimental in form.
Deaths are told uootreba retold, events told and retold. Not much hope for humanity in here, I’m afraid. Nick Van Ness rated it it was amazing Jan 15,