Herra Darwinin puutarhuri

Herra Darwinin puutarhuri Palkitun Kirjailijan Odotettu Romaani On Intensiivinen Kertomus Pienest Kyl St Kentiss Luvun LopussaMoni Nist Tarinaa Kertovat Kyl N Asukkaat P Henkil Ksi Nousee Herra Darwinin Puutarhuri Thomas Davies, Johon Kyl L Iset Suhtautuvat Ep Ilev Sti Darwin Itse Kuitenkin On Paikkakunnan Kuuluisuus, Jonka Luona K Y Vieraita Lontoosta Asti Ja Jonka Kylpyhuoneessa On SuihkukinKohtalo On Koetellut Puutarhuri Daviesia H Nen Vaimonsa Gwyneth On Kuollut, Tyt R On Toistaitoinen Ja Poika Heiver Inen Tiedet N, Ettei Puutarhuri Usko Jumalaan, Ja Huhutaan, Ett H N Aikoo Tappaa Itsens H N Jopa Poltti Kuolleen Vaimonsa Tammis Ngyn Kauneinta Kasveissa On Niiden Nett Myys Toiseksi Niiden Liikkumattomuus, Kirjoitin Kun Gwyn Kuoli, Luen Nyt, On Ilta, Kirjoitin Ep Tieteellisesti, Kun Osanottokin Jyrisi Eik Hyv Tahto J Tt Nyt Rauhaan, Suru Painaa Mutta Se On Kivi Jonka Kannan Itse Kristina Carlsonin Kerronta Hahmottaa Eloisasti Niin Ihmisen Mielenliikkeet Kuin Luonnon Tapahtumat, Sis Isen Ja Ulkoisen Maiseman

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  • Herra Darwinin puutarhuri
  • Kristina Carlson
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  • 25 August 2017

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    History in books Nonsense, even a bronze statue of a military man on a horse has life Written history is past tense This book was published by the UK small press, Peirene Press a boutique publishing house with a traditional commitment to first class European literature in high quality translation It was part of their turning point series from 2013 Three internationally acclaimed female authors depict pivotal historical moments from within a domestic setting the other two books being The Mussel Feast an allegorical examination of the fall and Chasing the King of Hearts a remarkable, true life account of the Holocaust The pivotal historical moment here is the publication of Darwin s The Origin of Species and the way it set up the tension between science and faith, and the vacuum the loss of certainty left behind, one of course filled in terrible ways in the 20th Century as foreshadowed in an unattributed pub conversation You preach science and progress, but what happens when the sacred leaves through the back door Wordly gods come along and replace the sacred Soon they ll start behaving as if they were omnipotent The book is set in the Kent village of Down whose most famous inhabitant is Darwin, never a character in the book although his gardener, Thomas Davies recently widowed, with two children, one physically weak, the other seemingly mentally handicapped is a key character who stands out in the village for the strength of his grief and the weakness of his faith.The book gets off to a false start with an opening chapter which seems to attempt to fit bird noises and village life to the rhythms of Church bells and Church liturgy Whether this is a translation difficulty or down to the original is unclear, but it is definitely a misstep, and one which places the reader on the backfoot in the remainder of the opening in coming to terms with what is an unusual but actually very effective style Large parts of the book are narrated using a polyphonic approach which flits between the different villagers in a small number of cases speaking collectively as we with characters starting in the named third person and then quickly moving to the first person, mainly in an unadorned style and in the present tense, for example Jennifer Kenny is folding clean sheets on the kitchen table, even though it is Sunday She looks out of the window Thomas Davies, the gardener whose wife died strides along the road I took soup and bread to the house of mourning but he merely started darkly and grunted something Where the I is in fact Jennifer Kenny rather than a universal or omnipotent narrator although in the very last sentence of the book a narrator takes possession of the I.Over time via this very effective mechanism, we learn of the lives of the villagers, their thoughts and struggles and relationships and also something of the village as both a group of individuals and as a collective One section, narrated in the past sentence, tells of an incident when the disgraced villager verger returns to the village and is beaten up by the man of the village acting almost as a collective another section from which the above quotes are taken reproduces snatches of conversation and observation from an evening in the local pub when the local reading group of women is interspersed with the male regulars a closing section includes a small enconium to the English spring Threaded through the book though is a meditation on faith and science, on grief and consolation Late in the book, Thomas meditates of a snow scene No traces in the garden either no footprints left by Mr Darwin, no traces of his stick But actually the traces and footprints of Darwin s work are threaded throughout the book.In complete and presumably deliberate contrast to the quote which opens my review this gentle but profound book written of course mainly in the present tense brings history to life and completes an outstanding set of novels it published in 2013 by this excellent small press.

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    , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , God, You told me You were a room I could inhabit without fear, neither cellar nor loft nor kitchen And You did not speak to me as You spoke in the Bible or to Joan of Arc, whom all thought mad for I am not mad You are the place where I am at peace, and where I do not need to rush from one thing to another, nor tidy up button boxes, nor take money, nor give back change, nor talk to people That place is like a book I want to read, somewhere I go even though I am sitting in my chair.

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    Feb 2014.Another from Peirene Press, a Finnish novella set in the late 1870s in the Kentish village of Downe now with a somewhat less picturesque address in the London Borough of Bromley The title character, one among many villagers whose thoughts we hear, is Thomas Davies, Charles Darwin s gardener, recently widowed and with two disabled children Darwin himself is a silent yet imposing presence in the book The cast and their concerns are the Thomas Hardy type of everyday country folk, busy, often judgemental one feels that people have in a way been like them for hundreds or thousands of years, yet here they are in the time of the theory of evolution, with science challenging religion publicly than ever before Mr Darwin s Gardener has been described as a postmodern Victorian novel I d say modernist, though there are one or two postmodern touches The narrative flits between many minds, their daily lives and their secrets and philosophies in the manner of Woolf or Joyce, though is very easy to read The subject matter is, I suppose, quite dark, gritty and serious but the book is instead light and airy and charming, delicate even The first couple of chapters were less satisfying, possibly due to the translation it would be quite a task to translate sentences that copied the cadences of bird calls or church prayers if indeed they do so exactly in the original whilst also retaining their different narrative meaning but the not quite fitting does show It s interesting to see how an author from abroad views England in social attitudes Carlson seems spot on, done quietly and non judgementally than a typical UK writer Nick Lezard in the Guardian, who s unreservedly keen on the book than I am, says There is another aspect of Joyce that this novel shares, an aspect that some people forget that of tender inclusivity, of sympathy and understanding. There are a few small errors of the factual type too many Scottish and Irish names, a cow that won a prize in Cheltenham a bit far to travel to show cattle with no motorised transport , and an unlikely goshawk, but most of the time these can be forgotten, immersed in a lovely, though not fluffy, book.

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    An odd little book, with a mixture of past and present tense and first , third and first person plural narration Set in the village of Downe, it s peripherally about the title character, Charles Darwin s gardener Thomas Davies, a new widower with two children, one of whom has Duchenne muscular dystrophy newly identified It s thin on plot, it must be said Daniel Lewis, the verger of Downe for five years, was dismissed for stealing from the church and is beaten up when he comes back to town some characters think and talk about Darwin s theory and Davies s bereavement there s an overturned cart.My favorite section, At the Anchor, is composed of conversations at the village pub, and my favorite individual lines reflect on Darwin s influence on contemporary thought Mr Darwin is a tree that spreads light, Thomas Davies thinks Great men are remembered, like Mr Darwin, a genuine monolith We small folk are mere sand, washed by the waves as they go back and forth People in future decades and centuries will react to our ideas superciliously, as if we were children playing at thinking We shall look most amusing in the light of new thoughts and inventions Note Peirene Press, which exclusively publishes novellas in translation, is a recent discovery for me Their motto is Contemporary European Literature Thought provoking, well designed, short They publish the novellas in thematic trilogies, with headings such as Male Dilemma Quests for Intimacy and Small Epic Unravelling Secrets I purchased Mr Darwin s Gardener translated from the Finnish from a secondhand bookshop in Henley on Thames for 1 It is from the Turning Point Revolutionary Moments series Included in my blog post Small Books Are Good, Too.

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    Kiehtova kirja Darwin lymyilee taustalla, eik se puutarhurikaan niin suuresti ness tai huomion suorana keskipisteen ole Miellytt v n v h eleinen ja moni ninen kuvaus kyl st ja siit , mik saa pienen kyl n kuhisemaan.Ei sovi niille, joille on t rke , ett kirjassa on selke juoni Mutta jos haluaa kokeilla, milt v h n tajunnanvirtaisempi ja runollisempi proosa tuntuu, Herra Darwinin puutarhuri on kyll sopivan lyhyt makupala vaikka teksti tuntuisi vaikealta, sit ei ainakaan ole liikaa Kannattaa kokeilla, kyll t m sen verran kiehtova juttu oli.

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    In the village of Downe, a gardener is mourning the loss of his wife It just so happens he is Charles Darwin s gardener Avoiding the prying minds of the rest of the village and turning his back on religion, he is considered a loner He has questions if he doesn t believe in God then what should he put his faith in I ve been struggling with how to word my feelings for this little book You could open it up at any point and read something, thought provoking, beautiful or amusing in itself Peirene Press pride themselves on literary cinema books to be devoured in the time it takes to watch a film Yet here, the lack of a structured plot makes it a book that doesn t suit one sitting I generally like plots in novels, and I think if this were any longer I may have grown tired of it, but as a novella it works so well.It s hard to keep track of the narrator, so my advice would be not to try It becomes a much enjoyable read when you let go The narration passes between the villagers and it becomes this wonderful portrait of a village in a moment of time It s just like sitting in the local pub and listening to different conversations, only these are the villager s inner thoughts Charles Darwin s presence means that their thoughts veer towards those of religion and science But some of them are still preoccupied by everyday things as well as the need for gossip.

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    2.5 Not really sure about this one There were passages of really beautiful, poetic writing And content wise it should have helped raise some really big philosophical questions But much like a poetry collection the content kind of just washed over me rather than providing any real takeaway.

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    A Book to Read TwiceI have not yet encountered a book from the Peirene Press that failed to interest me Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius, Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki, and The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbecke, all stimulating novellas by European authors in fine translation, available on Kindle for less than the price of an art house movie I might almost order the entire series sight unseen All these have been German writers, but with Mr Darwin s Gardener I turn to a Finnish author with a book set in Victorian England Much unusual in construction, it is no less fascinating than the others, but it is the first I have largely failed to understand at first reading, and had to go back to read again.The publisher s own description gives a clue A tale of God, grief, and talking chickens Like Dylan Thomas in Under Milk Wood, Carlson evokes the voices of an entire village, and, through them, the spirit of the age This is no page turner, but a story to be inhabited, to be savoured slowly.Forget the talking chickens they are just a tiny element of Carlson s sound world as she evokes life in the village of Downe, Kent, in the later years of its most famous inhabitant, Charles Darwin The comparison to Dylan Thomas is apt we hear from the village publican, solicitor, vicar, doctor, shopkeeper, and schoolmaster, their wives and children, and from many others But that was also my problem they are intercut with one another and introduced with sometimes only a single name it was only on second reading, filling in each of the thirty some characters on a spreadsheet, that I was finally able to piece together who was related to whom, and who did what I must also say that the Dylan Thomas comparison raised expectations that Carlson either did not intend or could not fulfill Although structured as prose poetry and often evocative, her lines lack Thomas special music and his gift for giving each character a unique sound I cannot tell if this reflects the Finnish original, or if it is a perhaps inevitable loss in the translation by Emily and Fleur Jeremiah But I think I might have enjoyed it as prose.In terms of ideas, though, it is a different matter The book opens with almost all the village inhabitants going to church All except Thomas Davies, Mr Darwin s gardener A gloomy Welshman, he is burdened with a triple onslaught of grief His daughter Cathy is lovely but simple minded His six year old son John keeps falling down and is hopeless in schoolyard fights And his young wife Gwyneth has recently died The village rallies round to help him, but he cannot accept their unthinking piety He may not fully understand the beliefs of his employer, Charles Darwin, but they have led him to ask questions, questions to which he finds no answers Meanwhile sometimes in a paragraph or two of narrative, sometimes in a free collage of voices we get to know the ideas of the villagers, their various beliefs, their fears and self delusions, and a great deal of the back stories that create little dramas within each family and jostle one against another For example, Thomas has by no means a monopoly on grief the Darwins have borne their own losses, and the recent death of a beautiful daughter has driven the village doctor to drink and his wife to delusions of authorship Or there is mention of the shopkeeper s daughter who has left the village after being seduced by a handsome womanizer, who also happens to be a notorious free thinker This man has published a pamphlet on Darwin and his gardener, saying in part Mr Davies told me about his own life His wife died at the age of thirty two, and both his children are disabled or sick Mr Davies opined that, according to the natural order, the likes of him should perhaps not live His offspring are not capable of producing offspring who could survive in the cruel battle of life. I am glad to say that the combination of this gross misunderstanding of natural selection and the gardener s Welsh pessimism does not end as bleakly as one might think Indeed, Carlson concludes with a nine page section that is a perfect evocation of the English spring, and the spiritual rebirth that goes with it Here even in translation she finds her own lyrical voice with an assurance that need fear no comparison to Dylan Thomas or to anybody else.

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    Well, today s title, Mr Darwin s Gardener by Kristina Carlson translated by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah , would be the most experimental of the Peirene titles I have read to date I use the word experimental as I have heard somebody else use it to describe this book, personally I hate that description as it can automatically alienate a number of potential readers, I would prefer to call it less conventional.On the surface our story is about Thomas Davies, a man stuck down with grief over his wife s death, he is left alone to raise two young children who are not quite right , and by the way he s Charles Darwin s gardener Our story opens on with a section called A Sunday In November and although written in the first person, we see the story unfolding through various parishioners eyes, as they are off to church A number of them think about godless Thomas working for a godless man Darwin , he is shunned Do gooders understand disease and even death, but not the fact that I want to be alone Solitude is what they themselves fear most.When I was out of my mind and the children were asleep, I wrote The silence of plants calms the mind I am glad that plants do not run off like animals or fly away like birds They stay put for hundreds of years, like oaks, or they vanish for winter and rise from the ground like the blue lily of the east, and they spread joyously like the balsam that flings its seeds far.When Gwyn was dying, I did not think about where she was going, but about what she was leaving She was abandoning Catherine, John, and me She did not leave abruptly Death held the door ajar for many months.I wrote that a plant dies easily, and annual s stem withers after the seeds have developed.The villagers believe it is not worthwhile for a family such as ours to carry on living They think that is the law of nature In his newspaper article, Lewis put thoughts in my mouth that many find pleasing in their terribleness.Anything goes, whether it comes from God or science or one s own head As long as the evidence supports a notion one believes anyway Village theology amounts to raking with a flea comb Inappropriate thoughts are tidied away At the same time, the hair falls out.Of course that was Thomas Davies voice, some others are harder to decipher, others very simple as they re named, some voices go for pages, some for just a paragraph The second section, A stranger in August , sees the arrival of a stranger and our various narrators hypothesise on who this stranger is, it is because Mr Darwin lives here, and godlessness is a worse threat than in neighbouring villages , the stranger must be here to sell Bibles, deluxe ones of course.For my full review go to

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    I loved Asko Sahlberg s The Brothers, translated by Fleur and Emily Jeremiah, so I picked up this book, by another Finnish author Kristina Carlson, translated by the same team, with some anticipation I wasn t disappointed.It is impossible to describe this book a novel, yes, but not in any conventional sense Poetry in prose Certainly that There s a concentration on language, observation, a polyphony of voices Kristina Carlson is also a poet, so it s no surprise to find her prose so rich and allusive.Thomas Davies has lost his wife he has two children with congenital defects and is an aetheist he is Mr Darwin s gardener The villagers watch him, as they watch each other We move in and out of their heads, listening to their thoughts and opinions and most intimate concerns.The doctor drinks and his wife cries Stuart Wilkes invents impractical domestic objects Jennifer Kenny brews herbal remedies her niece dreams of the novel she will probably never write Rosemary Rowe fears her violent husband Thomas Davies ponders the meaning of life and finds consolation in the garden the most beautiful thing about plants is their silence.A stranger arrives in the village, but then he is recognised as someone whose identity stirs the men into violent action revenge brings great satisfaction But the body disappears, causing consternation and fear.It is difficult for any writer to take the reader back past the two great watersheds in human psychology Darwin and Freud How do you get inside the minds of people who believed that the world was created, complete with all the animals, in 7 days, and were not troubled by theories of self consciousness Kristina Carlson, writing very simply, about the day to day concerns of the people, their hopes and private tragedies, takes us back to a Kent village in the 1870s, very successfully.Kristina is a highly regarded author in Finland I was lucky enough to hear her talk at one of the Peirene Press supper clubs, where she said that this novel is the one she had wanted to write since she was sixteen It s beautifully translated I notice a lot of 2 star and 1 star reviews because people have found it difficult If you try to read it as a conventional novel then, yes, it will not meet your expectations It s post modern, experimental a fluid, multi layered, multi voiced narrative that flows like music You have to forget everything and immerse yourself in the language and the voices For me it is like water in the desert to find a novel that hasn t come out of the Creative Writing Factory, a novel that is about language and image, that carries ideas and stirs the imagination We live in the characters minds, translated through time I read it twice and will read it again It s the kind of book you can just dip into, like a collection of poetry.

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