EBOOK/EPUB Memoirs of a Muse

S in Russia with her mother an academic She has recently graduated with a degree in history and has managed to get a visa to migrate to the US There she lives with her aunt and uncle working in a menial job to pay her bills while she searches for a meaningful position She has always been nad with Dostoyevski and relates to his glamorous mistress Polina rather than his devoted wife Anna When She Meets An Author At A Book Event When she meets an author at a book vent he invites her out she decides that she wants to become his muse and purchases a diary to record her thoughts much like Polina did with hers There are xcerpts from Polina s diary throughout the story detailing her sometimes volatile relationship Tanya S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE AUTHOR PROGRESS relationship with the author progress the point of her moving in with him and she does her best to inspire him to write his next novel But as time goes on she becomes dissatisfied with her situation as she begins to grow as a person Tanya must decide is she is a Polina or an Anna and which road she wants to take going forward The book has a Russian flair to it and it took a while but I became intrigued with Tanya and her journey as the book progressed. R role as Muse Tanya also learns than she xpected about the destiny she has imagined for herselfA touching and very funny novel in the great tradition of Russian realism Memoirs of a Muse is also a lively meditation on the mysteries and absurdities of artistic inspiration From the Trade Paperback dition.

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There was a lot of relationship angst in this one I finished it and spent the rest of the day angry with my boyfriend for no good reason I njoyed this novel and specially the author s writing about identity formation in childhoodearly adulthood She wrote about this with a subtle hand showing how the protagonist becomes the image in the mirror that she sees held up to her But the author also makes us gently aware that the protagonist is looking agerly into this mirror Isn t that nearly the picture perfect definition of adolescenceI admired the creativity of the plot which Reminded Me Of Something me of something Allen might come up with And there s lots of good internal dialogue that captures the je ne sais uoi of youthful insecurity There were at times a too tongue in cheek aren t I clever attitude that crept in that I noticed Or maybe it was some awkwardness in the author s writing that she had trouble smoothing out Oh well So it s not perfectI liked this book uite a bit and do recommend it A very solid 3 rating or a shakier 4 star because I liked it and found it ndearing Moved slow It seems like there is a lot discussion of the muse. Tanya is a typical teenager living with her bookish professor mother in a cramped Soviet apartment She is obsessed with Dostoyevksy and noticing that he always portrays his mistress and muse cramped Soviet apartment She is obsessed with Dostoyevksy and noticing that he always portrays his mistress and muse his novels–never his wife–she determines to become a companion to a great writer Her opportunity comes when. Who the narrator is trying to mulate than of the
NARRATOR HERSELF NOT MUCH OF A 
herself Not much of a here I could sum it all up in one or two sentences but I don t want to give spoilers I m currently reading this book Well actually I had to put it down I was utterly bored and I got as far as page 28 I read about this writer in the NYT recently about her third book Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love I was really anxious to read anything about this author The review of her current book and interview made her writing sound lyrical and well literaryWhen I started the book I found it utterly boring for about the first 35 pages I just didn t get it Not at first So I put it down and wasn t sure Eventually I picked up the book again and trudged on What ventually made it interesting for me was how the author tied in the historical life of the muse Polina and Dostoevsky with the narrator s life I found Tanya s relationship with Mark the most interesting part of the bookVapnyar s writing was lyrical and profound in some areas Considering that English is her second language it is a triumph that she writes so well in this langu 35 stars Tanya live. As a college graduate newly migrated to America she attends a Manhattan bookstore reading by Mark Schneider a Significant New York Novelist Tanya uickly moves in with Mark ready to dazzle in bed to serve Mark Schneider a Significant New York Novelist Tanya uickly moves in with Mark ready to dazzle in bed to serve inspire if only he would spend a little time writing But as she struggles to better understand he. Memoirs of a Muse