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    (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer ”There was something particularly American about it blaming yourself for bad luck that resistance to seeing your life as affected by social forces a tendency to attribute larger problems to individual behavior The ugly reverse of the American Dream”The other side of that coin is that Americans tend to look at people who have a streak of bad luck as having brought that adversity upon themselves Maybe they didn’t pray hard enough or th

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    Read & download American Rust Philipp Meyer ´ 2 Read & download Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Philipp Meyer When I worked in France I covered a lot of industrial disputes as you can imagine Renault would try and close a factory and suddenly the whole country was out on strike I found it incredible when I first arrived ‘Surely’ I said

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    (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer Philipp Meyer ´ 2 Read & download awwww poor boook i am only feeling three stars here but i am giving it four because the other reviews are so unfair not the one that says there has been no good fiction published this century that one is so much laughable curmudgeonly elitist bullshit i can't even acknowledge it but it's not a bad book as far as

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    Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Philipp Meyer Philipp Meyer ´ 2 Read & download Read & download American Rust Phillip Meyer’s The Son is one of the best books I’ve ever read It’s a multi generational epic about the undulating fortunes of a Texas oil family that beautifully explores the dimensions and conseuences of America’s westward expansion It manages to operate as both a pointed deconstruction of historical mythmaking while also being devastatingly entertaining It has taken me awhile but I have finally ci

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    (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer Philipp Meyer ´ 2 Read & download Philipp Meyer’s American Rust is one of the finest first novels I’ve read in the last several years and a novel that many writersregardless of their experience would give their eye teeth or left nut to have written The novel follows the odd couple of Billy Poe and Isaac English from an act of brutal if needful violence to the furies of in

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    (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer I have been living in Pittsburgh for over seven years and in that time I have often visited the Mon River Valley south of the city of champions Towns such as Monessen Donora New Eagle Brownsville Bell Vernon and others make up the Mon River Va

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    Read & download American Rust (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer Philipp Meyer ´ 2 Read & download In American Rust Philipp Meyer’s debut novel the steel mill in the fictional town of Buell Pennsylvania closed in 1987 and was partially dismantled ten years later Now the mill stands like an ancient ruin that is being taken over by vines and other vegetation The only visitors are coyotes and deer and an occasional hu

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    (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer This style of prose worked for me A flowing of the consciousness of six people dealing with the aftermath of an early explosive plot bomb These people exist against a backdrop of the declining steel industry with its attendant pathos and hopelessness The human toil of corporate decisions and loss of labor power contributes to the tragedy t

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    Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Philipp Meyer (American Rust) [PDF] ´ Philipp Meyer A really magnificent first novel From the opening scenes Meyer created a world where lives hover on a knife's edge of disaster Poor choices and bad decisions land his characters in nasty situations any of us would have difficulty co

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American Rust Review ¿ 102 Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Philipp Meyer Sittengemälde und das zeitlose Porträt von Menschen die verunsichert in den Trümmern ihrer Hoffnungen lebenEin Debüt voll existenzieller Wucht und unerwarteter Schönheit Und ein Buch über die lebensrettende Kraft der Freundscha. In American Rust Philipp Meyer s debut novel the steel mill in the fictional town of Buell Pennsylvania closed in 1987 and was partially dismantled ten years later Now the mill stands like an ancient ruin that is being taken over by vines and other vegetation The only visitors are coyotes and deer and an occasional human suatter Buell was a place that had recently been well off its downtown full of historic stone buildings mostly boarded now What is true of Buell is also true of other steel mill towns located in the Mon Valley For a hundred years the Valley had been the center of steel production in the country in the entire world technically but globalization and automation along with outsourcing and offshoring have taken its toll and in the last two decades the area has lost 150000 jobs and most of the towns could no longer afford basic services many no longer had any police One character a former police chief and current justice of the peace says that it wasn t just that we lost all those jobs it was because people didn t have anything to be good at anyWe re trending backwards as a nation probably for the first time in our history and it s not the kids with the green hair and the bones through their noses Personally I don t care for it but those things are inevitable The real problem is the average citizen does not have a job he can be good at You lose that you lose the country Now the Valley is primarily the home of retirees who have no choice but to stay and the young who haven t acuired the courage to leave Two of the young people are odd couple friends Isaac English and Billy Poe Isaac English and his older sister were the two smartest kids in town the whole Valley probably the sister had gone to Yale A rising tide Isaac had hoped that might lift him as well But at age twenty and two years out of high school and despite an I of 167 Isaac still lives in Buell He is one who wants to leave but remains to care for his father who is an invalid as the result of a steel mill accidentThe whole town thought Billy would go to college to keep playing footballbut two years later here he was living in his mother s trailer a double wide that sat at the top of a dirt roadon a large tract of woodland Billy turned down a scholarship to Colgate because unlike Isaac he can t understand why anyone would ever want to leave Buell He thinks this despite the fact that he is unemployed after recently being laid off from a minimum wage jobThe world spins out of control for the two friends when in the early stages of Isaac s attempt to finally break away and head West to attend college he and Billy become involved in a killing Is it murder or self defense The tragic event and its repercussions overwhelm the two young men and devastate them and their familiesPhilipp Meyer s second novel The Son which has received almost universal acclaim from critics was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize The critics also liked American Rust but readers have been decidedly mixed in their reaction to it A lot of them like it and a lot of them hate itHere are three primary complaints about the book 1 there are six alternating narrators 2 they engage in stream of consciousness thought and 3 there is an open ended conclusion that leaves many of the novel s conflicts unresolved and its uestions unansweredI thought Meyer was able to juggle his narrators effectively so I didn t find that to be a distraction I can t speak for others but I rarely think in paragraphs or even complete sentences In fact there isn t a lot of punctuation in my thoughts Therefore I thought his usage of stream of consciousness helped me better understand his characters and their motivations And let s face it if life is anything it is open ended and many conflicts do remain unresolved and many uestions are never answeredAmerican Rust is a social protest novel that harkens back to the 30 s and writers such as John Steinbeck and others who championed working people and protested the economic dislocation of the day Meyer s depiction of the economic decline that has devastated the Pennsylvania steel industry reminds me of what Richard Russo has written about similar decline in his area of upstate New York And if one took Meyer s characters and placed them in Mississippi they would be very similar to characters created by the late Larry BrownCritics have compared Meyer to Cormac McCarthy Ernest Hemingway and Dennis LeHane I even saw a headline which asked Is Philipp Meyer the next William Faulkner And that was before The Son But the answer is no of course not there will only be one Faulkner But that s certainly high praise for a debut novel and could have been the kiss of death However Meyer did not fall prey to the sopho jinx The Son has been even better received than American Rust

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American Rust Review ¿ 102 Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Philipp Meyer Isaac hat einen Traum Er will weg raus aus dem Provinzkaff in dem er nach dem Selbstmord der Mutter mit seinem kranken tyrannischen Vater lebt Doch als er und sein bester Freund der impulsive Poe sich endlich aufmachen begeht der hoch. When I worked in France I covered a lot of industrial disputes as you can imagine Renault would try and close a factory and suddenly the whole country was out on strike I found it incredible when I first arrived Surely I said to colleagues someone running a company has the right to decide whether or not to keep one of their factories open They looked at me like I was insane They didn t see the issue in those terms at all for them it was about a world with a colossal wealth gap where businessmen who make millions a day can put hundreds of people out of work just to increase their marginsFor American colleagues who on top of all that were also getting their heads around European healthcare it was sometimes uite a paradigm shift And whatever happened to unionism in the States anyway I guess the decline in manufacturing put an end to a lot of it but it s hard to avoid the feeling that there s something on the level of the national psyche going on too The steel working towns in southwestern Pennsylvania that form the subject and the setting for American Rust are a case in point thousands of people laid off in a very short space of time an entire region sent into acute decline the kind of mass shutdown that you d expect would generate a near revolution at least within local communitiesBut there had never been any revolution not anything close a hundred and fifty thousand people lost their jobs but they had all gone uietly It was obvious there were people responsible there were living breathing men who d made those decisions to put the entire Valley out of work they had vacation homes in Aspen they sent their kids to Yale their portfolios went up when the mills shut down There was something particularly American about it blaming yourself for bad luck that resistance to seeing your life as affected by social forces a tendency to attribute larger problems to individual behavior The ugly reverse of the American Dream In France she thought they would have shut down the countryThey would too The landscape of American industrial decline is described with awesome power in this book and its effects on people s choices and decisions are explored relentlessly and without sentimentality It must have seemed especially timely when it was released in 2009 even now it feels like an important way of putting some flesh on the bones of all the newspaper stories about economic uncertainty Most impressive particularly for a first novel is that the characters are not dropped into this environment cold but rather seem to have grown out of it organically the school football star now vegetating in a doublewide the smart kid forced to stay because his father was injured in an industrial accident the girl who escaped guiltily to Yale in an attempt to avoid the fate of all her small town friends Do a boy once in school know it s a mistake but five years later there s no one else and the bar is closing so you do it again Ten years later you re married to him In Trish s fine review she mentions that this is the sort of book that should get men reading novels and I can see something in that it does feel like uite a male book Not the laddishness of a Nick Hornby or the horny intellectual stance of a Philip Roth but rather a kind of blue collar gruffness conveyed through an admirably curt and collouial prose style Some critics have complained about this prose rather prissily I feel objecting to the many comma splices and other run ons and occasionally it must be said the effect becomes a little staccato and intrusivePoe was asleep the warm air blowing on them the faint light from the dashboard she ran her hands across his legs her fingers through the hair between them then she touched the car window the cold glass outside it was very coldBut on the whole I thought it worked extremely well Meyer is able to compress a huge amount of information and personality into some very brief internal dialogues like a kind of stream of consciousness Cormac McCarthy straight away when I began the book I found myself admiring this little sketch in the opening paragraphLate morning and he walked uickly through the woods toward town a small thin figure with a backpack trying hard to keep out of sight He d taken four thousand dollars from the old man s desk Stolen he corrected himself The nuthouse prison break Anyone sees you and it s Silas get the dogsThat s just lovely In general this is a book that feels well edited well refined although I still suspect it would be better if it were a little shorter And it s certainly not problem free I found the characters motivations hard to believe a lot of the time and the opening dramatic confrontation on which the remainder of the novel rests never uite rang true to me But the book still works because the characters and the environment feel absolutely real even in their technical passages The descriptions of prison are the most gritty and naturalistic I can remember readingAlthough you can feel the whole thing building to a nasty climax the tragedy is not rooted in narrative melodrama but in economic reality it wasn t just that we lost all those jobs it was that people didn t have anything to be good at any There s only so good you can be about pushing a mop or emptying a bedpan We re trending backwards as a nation probably for the first time in history and it s not the kids with the green hair and the bones through their noses The real problem is that the average citizen does not have a job he can be good at You lose that you lose the country The French are getting their placards ready they know exactly what s coming And to those prominent voices in the US who still believe that success depends only on working hard and saying your prayers this novel is likely to do to illustrate the counterargument than a hundred news reports ever will

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American Rust Review ¿ 102 Summary à PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Philipp Meyer Sensible Isaac in Notwehr einen Mord und Poe wird an seiner Stelle verhaftet Isaac bricht derweil nach Kalifornien auf Und begibt sich auf einen Weg der ihn immer dramatischer in die Enge führt »Rost« ist ein großes amerikanisches. Phillip Meyer s The Son is one of the best books I ve ever read It s a multi generational epic about the undulating fortunes of a Texas oil family that beautifully explores the dimensions and conseuences of America s westward expansion It manages to operate as both a pointed deconstruction of historical mythmaking while also being devastatingly entertaining It has taken me awhile but I have finally circled back to American Rust Meyer s debut novel American Rust takes place in contemporary post Great Recession Pennsylvania Yet like The Son it uses a familiar narrative trope in this case the timeless a man goes on a journey to critiue American exceptionalism American Rust is a forensically detailed journey through the detritus of the American Dream The two main characters are Isaac English and Billy Poe Isaac is a brilliant underachiever who is caught in the rural town of Buell Pennsylvania a fictional place modeled after Any Post Industrial City USA His sister Lee has gone off to Yale and married a rich husband leaving Isaac to care for his ailing widower father Henry Living in a financial hell scape Isaac determines do follow the route of any good Steinbeckian character he sets off on foot for California Before leaving he gets his friend Billy to tag along for part of the trip Billy is a former big man on campus a high school football star and lady s man who never took the next step He is held back by his own limited vision and a history of violence Isaac and Billy don t get far before an event takes place That s all I can say Something happens and the story spins out from there Meyer s tells this story from the third person limited perspective He uses alternating viewpoint chapters that capture the perspectives of a half dozen characters including Isaac Billy and Lee Billy s long suffering mother Grace police chief Bud Harris who is involved with Grace and looks out for Billy and Henry English a former factory worker reduced to a wheelchair Fans of George RR Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire will recognize this storytelling style Fans of George RR Martin might not recognize how an author is able to start a story and then finish it Each of the chapters are written in a kind of stream of conscious style that captures the varied dimensions of each person It s a literary conceit to be sure but Meyer s keeps it readable This isn t the kind of book where you need to unpack every sentence to figure out what just happened Meyer s has a very particular knack for capturing the distinct personalities of each of his creations You know you ve captured a fictional person when you the reader can both root for a character dislike a character and change your mind about a character several times all in the span of 367 pagesThe plot of which I will not speak in detail is engaging and fast moving It is in fact so engaging and fast moving that you probably won t stop to think too deeply about some nagging plot holes and uestionable logic I was reading so fast at the end that I didn t have time to do anything except turn the page To be sure American Rust is not a perfect novel It is flawed Overall however it achieves all its ends It is executed with such supreme skill that minor hiccups are easily ignored As a personal note I read two thirds of American Rust while attending a seminar so boring that I d fall asleep if I tried explaining it to you Everyone I was with thought it was terrible I thought it was great Didn t hear a damn word of it My only complaint was that it didn t last uite long enough for me to finish the bookPlot and character aside the great achievement of American Rust is in its setting Meyer s Pennsylvania is an economically devastated wasteland of dying towns and shuttered factories All the jobs have gone overseas and the once thriving middle class has disappeared Drugs have replaced wages Vagrants ride the rails like in Depression days of yore The woods and back roads are populated by the dispersed and desperate A stranger walking into town gets the cross eye from law enforcement Meyer s is incredibly effective at creating an atmosphere His capitalist moonscape reminded me of nothing less than Cormac McCarthy s apocalyptic vision in The Road The Great Recession was a moment of historical impact Millions of jobs were lost that will never be recovered The very roadmap of American life was torn up thrown in a metal can and lit on fire It is a big deal It is a seismic thing And yet the world just keeps spinning without any real accounting The rich stay rich it s no one s fault and let s move on And just over the horizon Robots This is one of the few articles of popular culture that engages the subject head on One of the most interesting things about the mega popular thriller Gone Girl is how it tried to tackle the conseuences of the Great Recession with powerful scenes set in an abandoned mall and a deserted subdivision Yet all anyone cared about was that halftime twist So much for dealing with our issues American Rust isn t just critiuing our self conceptions it is dramatizing a new reality Something has gone terribly wrong here and for some reason only a New York City developer and a self described socialist from Vermont have tapped into a pulsing vein of resentment that has existed for awhile but been studiously ignored You don t have to buy into political demagoguery to acknowledge that a huge swath of people who had been dutifully following the Way are getting left behind Have in fact already been left in the rearview No one in American Rust is real Yet it feels like Meyer is speaking for actual people whose voices have gone long unheard He is the Chorus for a vanishing species the blue collar American Middle Class

  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • American Rust
  • Philipp Meyer
  • German
  • 01 September 2020
  • 9783608938937