Asa, as I Knew Him #2020

Asa, as I Knew Him By Susanna Kaysen Asa as I Knew Him Dinah Sachs and Asa Thayer have had a love affair conducted in afternoons stolen from the office of the magazine where they work But now that the affair is over Dinah in an act of lingering passion

  • Title: Asa, as I Knew Him
  • Author: Susanna Kaysen
  • ISBN: 9780679753773
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Asa, as I Knew Him By Susanna Kaysen Dinah Sachs and Asa Thayer have had a love affair, conducted in afternoons stolen from the office of the magazine where they work But now that the affair is over, Dinah, in an act of lingering passion, invents a narrative of Asa s youth, imagining the events that shaped the happy, handsome man who, in her words, was born to stomp on my heart Witty and sexy, funny andDinah Sachs and Asa Thayer have had a love affair, conducted in afternoons stolen from the office of the magazine where they work But now that the affair is over, Dinah, in an act of lingering passion, invents a narrative of Asa s youth, imagining the events that shaped the happy, handsome man who, in her words, was born to stomp on my heart Witty and sexy, funny and immediate, Asa as I Knew Him is a seductive dialogue between love and memory, obsession and illusion.
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    About "Susanna Kaysen"

    1. Susanna Kaysen

      Susanna Kaysen is an American author.Kaysen was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts Kaysen attended high school at the Commonwealth School in Boston and the Cambridge School before being sent to McLean Hospital in 1967 to undergo psychiatric treatment for depression It was there she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder She was released after eighteen months She later drew on this experience for her 1993 memoir Girl, Interrupted, which was made into a film in 1999, her role being played by Winona Ryder.She is the daughter of the economist Carl Kaysen, a professor at MIT and former advisor to President John F Kennedy Her mother, deceased, was sister of architect Richard Neutra Kaysen also has one sister and has been divorced at least once She lived for a time in the Faroe Islands, upon which experience her novel Far Afield is based.

    170 thoughts on “Asa, as I Knew Him”

    1. 3.5 5Writing this is my last effort at transubstantiation From his long, pale limbs I will make, by words, the body and blood of a human If I fail, it can t be done.Asa and Dinah s affair is over Yet Dinah is still obsessed with her former lover s soullessness Kaysen s Asa, as I Knew Him is not a love story, though the affair does set the scene It s a book within a book It is Dinah s last attempt to give Asa a soul To do this Dinah writes about teenage Asa an incident in his youth, half assemble [...]


    2. An interesting book that sidesteps the usual pitfalls of the doomed love affair story by simply not telling it at all What we get instead is much interesting Dinah and Asa s affair is over Dinah is a Jewish woman raised by not particularly religious parents and Asa is a pedigreed Boston WASP , handsome and charming and soulless It was part of Dinah s obsession that she find Asa s inner quality, his dormant spirit and bring it out into the open But she failed The bulk of this book is her last at [...]


    3. I think I found this at a garage sale a long time ago for a quarter I was pleasantly surprised I really liked it except for the long backstory of Asa s life Clever, yes, but it just didn t work for me The love story and crumbling of the relationship is so good, I would have rather read that for the full 150 pages If you are tired of the same old same old books, read this.


    4. I have to admit if it weren t for Girl, Interrupted, I would ve never picked this up But I m glad I did It s a very nontraditional and unorthodox book a breath of fresh air after all the formulaic novels And Kaysen writes absolutely beautifully There were some paragraphs that I just had to copy down because I loved them so much.


    5. Here is an affair portrayed creatively, at once sexy and scientific my favorite combination It s pleasing to get your dose of trashy romance whilst being amused by an author s wit Kaysen s memoir,Girl, Interrupted,sat at the back of my mind the entire time I read this book The nonfiction account of mental illness and patriarchy in the 60 s highlights sacrifice of societal acceptance for self expression and freedom, and not allowing the authorities in one s life to stifle one into normality Kayse [...]





    6. I really enjoy anything by this author The language she uses keeps you compelled long after you ve put down the book.



    7. Kaysen s language is precise and spare, and though her story is not suspenseful or riveting, it holds the imagination She carries the reader along in a gentle tale.


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