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Book recommendation / Preporuka knjige......Morrisson Toni, Jazz.

' They laughed too, even Rose Dear shook her head and smiled, and suddently the world was right side up. Violet learned what she had forgotten until this moment: that laugher is serious. More serious, more complicated than tears.'  Toni Morrison, Jazz
" Oni su se i smijali, čak je i Rose Dear odmahnula glavom i nasmijala se te odjednom svijet je opet bio okrenut na pravu stanu. Violet je shvatila što je zaboravila do tog trenutka: da je smijeh ozbiljan. Puno ozbiljniji, puno kompliciraniji od suza." Toni Morrisson, Jazz

Today I'm sharing a book recommendation with you. It wasn't easy to select a quote to open this post with because there are so many memorable passages in this novel, but I think the one I choose works well enough. I posted about Jazz a few weeks ago on my instagram account (herehere and here). It is my third novel by Toni Morrison.  Prior to Jazz, I had read Beloved and Paradise. In many ways, it reminded me of the latter. Even the author herself compared this novel with Beloved and I must admit I drew many paralles in my own mind as well. One thing is for sure : this novel is as haunting and emotionally exhausting as Beloved. It requires not only concentration of the mind but also that of the heart. Morrison put her heart and soul into writing this, as all great writers do. However, unless you're prepared to really open your heart to this one, you might as well skip it.  Yes, the brilliant way it is written will make you sympatize with every character but unless you are prepared to really treasure all of its complexity, there is not point in picking it up. This book deserves your full attention. I will not share a review with you here because I have another blog that is reserved only for book reviews but I will say that despite all the sadness this novel cointans, it managed to make me feel more hopeful about life....and that's the best recommendation I can give. Jazz teaches us how important love is...and what lesson is more important than that one?


Danas ću s vama podijeliti preporuku knjige. Nije bilo lako izabrati citat s kojim ću otvoriti jer ima toliko puno pamtljivih odlomaka u ovom romanu, ali mislim da je onaj koji sam odabrala sasvim prikladan. Već sam nešto pisala o ovom romanu prije nekoliko tjedana na svom instagram računu (ovdje, ovdje i ovdje).  Ovo je moj treći roman spisateljice Toni Morrison, prije njega sam pročitala Raj i Voljena, a na puno načina me podsjetio na ovaj posljednji. Čak je i sama autorica usporedila Jazz s Voljenom, a  i ja sam osobno povukla puno paralela. Jedna stvar je sigurna: ovaj roman je isto opsjedajući i emocionalno iscrpljujući kao Voljena. Zahtjeva ne samo koncentraciju uma, nego i koncentraciju srca.  Morrison je stavila u njega srce i dušu, kao što svi veliki pisci rade. Niste li spremni doista otvorili srce ovoj knjizi, nemojte ju ni uzimati u ruke. Naravno da će vas izvrstan način na koji je napisala natjerati da suosjećate s svakim likom, ali ako je neće cijeniti u svoj njenoj kompleksnosti, nema smisla da je uopće čitate. Ova knjiga zahtjeva vašu punu pozornost. Neću ovdje pisati ogled jer za to imam poseban blog koji služi samo za oglede o knjigama, ali ću reći da unatoč tome što je ovaj roman prepun tuge, uspio je u tome da me navede da osjećam nadu prema životu...i to je najbolja preporuka koju mogu dati. Ovaj roman nas uči koliko je važna ljubav, a koja je lekcija važnija od te?


my illustrations (watercolour)/ moje ilustracije (akvarel)


moja ilustracija


moje ilustracije





my illustation (watercolour)

Comments

  1. czemu te panie takie zapłakane? :) fajnie wygladasz! :)

    http://lamodalena.blogspot.com/

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    1. I don't know why they are crying...I guess it is just my painting style. I did one painting like that a year ago and often I return to this motive.

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  2. I did´nt read a book from Toni Morrison. Thank you very much for this interesting recommandation, dear Ivana! Your illustrations are really amazing! Like your casual look, too ;-))

    Thank you for your wishes! have a great weekend too!!!
    Love Nadine

    http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at

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    1. thank you Nadine. Toni is a great writer but I think it is best to read her when one is ready for it and when one has enough time to really think about her writing.

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  3. Lovely pictures !!
    would u like to follow each other on gfc?
    New post - http://www.sapphireziva.com/fashion_detail.php?id=34
    xo, kanchan

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  4. I heard a lot about Toni Morrison's book. As much as I want to grab a book this time, I have a number of things to prioritize. My books are actually stacked now in my bedroom. lol
    I will surely read Morrison once I'll have the time. Thanks a lot for your recommendation dear!!!

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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  5. I haven't yet committed to reading a Toni Morrison novel yet as I know it's not something I could take lightly... she has a depth of writing that entails putting in a great deal of effort to deal with a lot of emotions... One's I haven't been capable of dealing with yet... but she is certainly on my reading list for the future xox ♡

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    1. I know what you mean..she is a writer one cannot take lightly...we must really commit to her writings.

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  6. I love that art. I can’t wait to see you link this post up over at the style & beauty link up! The Style Files Link-Up

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  7. Dakle, definitivno je lajk za knjigu! ;)

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  8. Amazing post ! Would you like to follow each other?
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  9. I've heard a lot about the Morrison book, but haven't read it yet. Love your OOTD Ivana, those sneakers are beautiful. Great illustration as well, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  10. I love this suspense, I want to read it right away. The art is very unique, drew me in right away.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  11. So lovely!
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  12. amazing photos ! :)
    please follow my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

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  13. Beautiful illustrations :)

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  14. You made me interested to read this book, it sounds layered and intense, it intrigues me. Now winter days are coming, I have more time in the evening to read, so it's on my list! Thanks! xxx

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  15. Dear Ivana, where to start :)
    First I want to compliment you for your outfit, the flare pants with the denim vest are looking so cute and so 70s like together and also you look beautiful and very relaxed on the pictures.
    Secondly: your illustrations! Wow, the illustrations you show here are looking so strong and powerful that I can't stop watching them. You must be in good and powerful mood at the moment, aren't you?
    Thirdly: This book must be really good and the passage you have chosen convinced me to read it.
    Thanks for sharing all the inspirations and have a happy weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. you're so sweet! I hope you will enjoy this book.

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  16. Da već si pominjala ovu autoricu! Mora da je baš dobra kad si već par njenih knjiga pročitala, baš zna da dojmi. Slike su ti prekrasne, pune boja i poruka! Cool styling! Pravo gotivan :*

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  17. Thanks for sharing about the book, the illustration is cool and you look so pretty!
    Kisses

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  18. I am pretty sure I heard her interviewed about this book from the way you describe it. She spoke of having to pour her whole self into it day and night during its creation and how it left her so empty but eventually so fulfilled. Very lovely art, dear, and a sweet outfit from you as well. Happy Sunday :)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. very interesting that she said that...that's the impression I got too!

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  19. I haven't heard about him, im kind of excited about his works. Anyways, you looked so chic!

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  20. You look so comfy chic babe
    Love the top.

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  22. Jako mi se sviđa kako si ju opisala, imat ću ju na umu čim budem imala malo više slobodnog vremena i budem joj se mogla posvetiti kako spada.
    Predivne ilustracije :)

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  23. Bardzo ciekawe posty dodajesz, zostaje na dłużej ;)
    http://rubik514.blogspot.com/

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  24. Predivne slike i odličan izbor knjige. Nažalost nemam više vremena za čitanje.


    New post on UNIQUEYEAH !
    uniqueyeah.blogspot.com

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  25. what a lovely post
    and drawings

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  26. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!
    kisses

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  27. Thank you so much for your support for our surgeries. We are both doing very well and I will get back to work tomorrow! :) I really appreciate your nice comments! It is like you said, those hard times make us to treasure our life even more! ;)
    Don’t forget to come back every Wednesday to link up with me!
    Take care and keep in touch!
    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com

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    1. good to hear that! thank you for your sweet comment.

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  28. Kochana Ivana <3
    I did not know darling that you got another blog with reviews of books, I was shocked and at the same time I'm happy for this <3 I love books - I love reading :) I must look at this page dear :)

    Your watercolors are fantastic <3 I love this sad eyes this beautifuls girls :***

    Lovely evening dear <3
    kisses
    Joanna

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    1. yes, I have but I don't post on that blog everyday...it is hard to find time to write a long review.

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  29. I read Toni Morrison's Beloved some time ago and I was very moved by the story and characters. It sounds like Jazz would be very similarly compelling. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. if you liked that one, you will probably like this one as well.

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  30. I love a good novel too & glad we share common interest in reading too, Ivana! Looking great as always, darling! xoxo

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  31. DEfinitivno ću morati pročitati ovu knjigu ili koju drugu od autorice... vidim da je ostavila neizbrisiv rag na tebe! Hvala na preporuci! :*

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    1. hvala...Voljena je isto odlična, a Paradise ( ne znam je li još prevedena) je dosta drukčija od ove dvije, ali mi se isto jako svidjela jer se baš koncentrira samo na ženske priče.

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  32. Definitivno ide na listu želja. Tvoji utisci su mi i više nego dovoljna preporuka :)

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  33. Such an interesting book to read thanks for sharing. Your illustrations are amazing, it tells a story larger than words can express. <3

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  34. She is an excellent author. I've read a couple of her books. As a reader, you can really feel as if you're "in the story'. Her words are that vivid.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  35. I love your vest ivana! Stunning look!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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