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? στάση και να κατευθυνθούν προς τα βόρεια της χώρας καταδιώκονται Στην ιδιοφυή σύλληψη του Γουάιτχεντ ο Υπόγειος Σιδηρόδρομος δεν είναι απλώς μια αλληγορία – μηχανικοί και οδηγοί έχουν στήσει υπογείως ένα μυστικό δίκτυο από ράγες και σήραγγες Η πρώτη στάση της Κόρας και του Σίζαρ είναι η Νότια Καρολίνα σε μια πόλη που αρχικά φαντάζει παράδεισος αλλά κρύβει κάτι σατανικό για τους μαύρους κατοίκους Το χειρότερο είναι ότι ο Ριτζγουέι ο αμείλικτος κυνηγός σκλάβων είναι στα ίχνη τους Αναγκασμένη να το σκ? I came to this book with some resistance regardless of it being the Pulitzer Prize winner for 2017I've owned the physical book since last year It kept being easier to read something else I felt it was my duty to read this bookBut waitHaven't I done my duty? I've read three James Baldwin books 'this' yearI've seen the movie 12 Years a Slave and Birth of a NationI've read Beloved by Toni Morrison The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom Between The World And Me by Ta Nehisi Coates etc Still needed to do my duty My expectations going into this book were LOW I saw 3 stars and 'under' until 'recently' The very first few reviews I saw last year had 'negative' things to say about this book I thought great one less painful book for me to experience And thensomething happened I read a VERY MOVING 5 star review by Julie Christine Johnsonthat seriously stayed with me I knew it was time to read this book soon STILL with some resistance BUTI knew I believed whole heartedly in everything I read in Julie's review This was a case where reading reviews low high WAS SUPPORTIVE to me BEFORE I read the book NONE of the reviews spoiled my own reading I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING MANY REVIEWS HIGH LOW MIDDLE and DNFif on the fence about reading The Underground Railroad Given my expectations started out LOW I was pleasantly happy to discover I enjoyed reading this book much than I thought At the same time I tend to agree with some of the low reviews and some of the high reviews In Navidad Thelamour's review she says The novel would've been better served being written in first person for Cora's chapters at the 'very' least I AGREE WITH HER I think as the reader we might have FELT what she was experiencing MUCH MORE if we felt as if she were speaking to us It might have been even '' unbearable to read thoughI was especially inspired by Poingu's reviewShe says I finished utterly exhilarated This novel is a triumphant act of imagination I AGREEHowever Poingu goes on to mention something she did not like Poingu says There were too many characters to superficially drawn; sometimes I felt there was too much narrative summary; the bad guys trended toward evil caricatures rather than multidimensional people; there was an odd distancing effect between the reader and any one character because there is so little offered of each characters interior thinking I ALSO AGREEI could never have put that sentence together so elouently as Poingu thank you Poingu I 'stopped ' trying to remember all the minor characters There were TONS Almost TOO MANY However like Poingu SHE LOVED READING THIS BOOK I did too So for me I didn't worry about the minor flaws Or all the minor characters It was the greater context which I was taking in I ended up being blown away by the powerful allegory of the Underground Railroad the crafting of this story played with 'my imagination' Very clever creative structure We get to keep dancing in imaginary visuals of being on a train a real train with conductors but then are jolted by horrifying beatings lynchings staged like a theater production rapes and brutal truths from state to state Everything about slavery was so terrifying that by the end this novel I was left with the incredible achievement The Underground Railroad is Cora is on the run from Arnold Ridgeway the master slave catcher she didn't know she was on the run when she first learned about FREE NORTH that Caesar told her about Things are not as easy as 'free' From South Carolina to North Carolina Tennessee Indiana on to 'the north'at every step of the way there is terror hatred atrocity gruesome repulsion The descriptions are horrific Its hard to be with SO MUCH VIOLENCE However the brutal honesty lights a fire in us We DO NOT WANT TO EVER ALLOW HISTORY TO REPEAT ITSELF so yes we I'm glad I read this book Even with some minor flaws I can't give this novel less than 5 stars I'm sad sorry angry and ashamed for all the horrific sufferings in our past history over racial ineualityAt the same time I'm left with hope strength and our humanity Brutal and Beautiful BookI hope they make a movie I think the impact would be powerful There are some great interviews of Colson Whitehead He is such a humble and wonderful man Worth looking up

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The Underground Railroad?σει ξανά η Κόρα ρίχνεται σ’ ένα απίστευτο ταξίδι αναζητώντας την πραγματική ελευθερία Καθώς ο Γουάιτχεντ αναπλάθει την τρομοκρατία που υφίσταντο οι μαύροι στην προεμφυλιακή εποχή η αφήγησή του αναδεικνύει το έπος της Αμερικής από τη βίαιη εκμετάλλευση των Αφρικανών μέχρι τις ανεκπλήρωτες υποσχέσεις του σήμερα Ο ΥΠΟΓΕΙΟΣ ΣΙΔΗΡΟΔΡΟΜΟΣ είναι η λεκτική απόδοση της άγριας θέλησης μιας γυναίκας να σπάσει τα δεσμά της σκλαβιάς και συνάμα ένας δυνατός στοχασμός περί της Ιστορίας που μοιραζόμαστε όλοι μας What a world Cora thought that makes a living prison into your only haven Was she out of bondage or in its web how to describe the status of a runaway? Freedom was a thing that shifted as you looked at it the way a forest is dense with trees up close but from outside from the empty meadow you see its true limits Being free had nothing to do with chains or how much space you had On the plantation she was not free but she moved unrestricted on its acres tasting the air and tracing the summer stars The place was big in its smallness Here she was free of her master but slunk around a warren so tiny she couldn’t stand Colson Whitehead People get ready there’s a train a coming Curtis MayfieldIn Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Underground Railroad he takes a figurative term and gives it a literal application This Underground Railroad posits a literal brick steel and steam system that transports fleeing slaves from southern captivity to what is hoped to be a form of freedom This RR has actual station agents and train conductors Most importantly it has passengers Image from Whitehead’s Twitter feed Our guide through this underworld is Cora 17 when we meet her a slave on the Randalls’ property in Georgia Encouraged to flee with him by fellow slave Caesar she demurs fearing failure and dire circumstances But when her situation at the property becomes too damaging to endure she signs onThroughout the tale we get bits of backstory We learn of Cora’s mother a slave who had fled when Cora was 11 never to be seen or heard from again We learn some details of slave life That brutality was a central feature will come as no surprise to anyone but some of the specifics of such an existence will be news to many of us The book had a particularly long gestation I had the idea for the book about 16 years ago recalling how when I was a kid I thought the Underground Railroad was a literal railroad and when I found out it wasn’t I was disappointed So I thought it was a cool idea and then I thought “Well what if it actually was a real railroad? That seems like a cool premise for a book”  But I had just finished up a research heavy project and wasn’t up for that kind of ordeal again and I didn’t feel mature enough or up to the task But every couple of years when I was between books I would pull out my notes and ask myself if I was ready And inevitably I would realize that I wasn’t really up for it It wasn’t until about two years ago that I really committed to the idea from the Bookpage interviewThere is much here that hearkens back to literary classics Cora might certainly feel a kinship with Jean Valjean of Les Miserables escaping a wretched life but pursued by a relentless Javert like slave catcher Arnold Ridgeway Ridgeway had been enraged for years that he’d failed to find and bring back Cora’s mother Mabel who had fled six years earlier One might also think of stories like Gulliver’s Travels in which each stop along the journey points out another form of madness Colson Whitehead image from the NY TimesThe route takes Cora from Georgia to what seems a relatively benign South Carolina then on to North Carolina for some new forms of horror and finally on to Indiana which offers its own forms of misery Whitehead is not shy about part of his plan I thought why not write a book that really scares you?Whitehead was interested in communicating the internal rather than external historical reality The first chapter in Georgia I tried to make realistic and stick to the historical record and then after that I wanted to stick to the truth of the black experience but not necessarily the facts As we go to South Carolina and Indiana and the different states that Cora goes to I am playing with history and time moving things up to talk about the Holocaust the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and the eugenics movement So in some sense it’s not really a historical novel at all because I’m moving things around from the Bookpage interviewWhitehead peppers Cora’s story with bizarre events like regular public lynchings in one town an early and bitingly grim version of public entertainment reminiscent of feeding Christians to lions for the delight of the townspeople A living history museum in which Cora plays the part of slaves through history in diverse tableaux makes your spidey senses wonder what might resultWhitehead took his inspiration from diverse sources Cora spend a protracted time in an attic terrified of being discovered and with good reason as public lynchings are regularly held right across the street in a public park The inspiration for that was Harriet Jacobs’ autobiography Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in which Harriet hid for years in a crawl space terrified of being captured Primarily I read slave narratives There are a few histories of the Underground Railroad; one of the first ones I read which proved the most useful was Bound for Canaan by Fergus Bordewich That gave me an overview of the railroad but the main thing was just reading the words of former slaves themselves from the Bookpage interviewIt would be a challenge to remain unmoved by Cora’s journey and impossible to come away from reading this book without learning some things about the slave experience and the conditions that people treated as property endured One may take issue with decisions made by this or that person in the story but it is worth suspending a bit of disbelief to appreciate the journey on which Whitehead leads us No one will force you to read The Underground Railroad but choosing to do so would be an excellent expression of your freedomReview posted – June 20 2017Publication date – August 2 2016EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s personal and Twitter pagesAugust 2 2016 – NY Times Colson Whitehead on Slavery Success and Writing the Novel That Really Scared Him by Jennifer SchuesslerINTERVIEWS Oprah’s interview with CW reuires tolerating it having been broken down into very small chunks each with a 15 second ad that repeats for each section which is scream inducing Oprah American history and the power of a female protagonist Bookpagecom – by Stephanie HarrisonSONGS Follow the Drinking Gourd Go Down Moses The Gospel Train People Get Ready Swing Low Sweet Chariot Wade in the Water

Colson Whitehead Á The Underground Railroad Epub

The Underground Railroad Epub à 432 pages æ Randarenewables Ø Η Κόρα είναι σκλάβα σε μια βαμβακοφυτεία στην Τζόρτζια Η ζωή είναι εφιαλτική για όλους τους σκλάβους αλλά ιδιαίτερα για την Κόρα γιατί εΗ Κόρα είναι σκλάβα σε μια βαμβακοφυτεία στην Τζόρτζια Η ζωή είναι εφιαλτική για όλους τους σκλάβους αλλά ιδιαίτερα για την Κόρα γιατί είναι μια περιθωριακή για τους άλλους Αφρικανούς Ακόμη μεγαλύτερος πόνος την περιμένει καθώς ενηλικιώνεται και γίνεται γυναίκα Όταν ο Σίζαρ καταφτάνει από τη Βιρτζίνια και της μιλάει για τον Υπόγειο Σιδηρόδρομο οι δυο τους αποφασίζουν να αψηφήσουν τον τεράστιο κίνδυνο και να δραπετεύσουν Τα πράγματα δεν πηγαίνουν όπως σχεδίαζαν και παρόλο που καταφέρνουν να βρουν μι? Excellent writing strong concept I am personally burnt out on slavery narratives so I cannot say this was a pleasure to read So much unrelenting horror Whitehead does an excellent job of portraying slavery and America as a slave nation The idea of the underground railroad as an actual railroad is so smart and interesting I wish he had actually done with the railroad itself There were some sentences where I thought Now you are just showing off The amount of research the author did is clear throughout There is some really interesting structural work at play I wanted some of the secondary characters to be fully developed This book is going to do very well and rightly so