Alice Munro’s best books; A version of Chekhov centered on women

Alice Munro, the famous Canadian writer, is one of the most talented short story writers of the contemporary era. He is compared to Chekhov, and according to many critics, his stories are very close to novels in terms of literary and emotional power. They are narrated with tact and realism. His stories are mostly about girls and women who live in rural and remote areas of Ontario, who struggle with the conflict between independence, family life, creativity and coercion. From class distance, gender characteristics and problems of women artists. His characters, like the characters in the stories of William Faulkner and Flannery Eckner, often face deep-rooted customs and traditions. However, the reactions of Munro's characters are calmer compared to their southern counterparts.

BingMag.com Alice Munro’s best books; A version of Chekhov centered on women

Alice Munro, the famous Canadian writer, is one of the most talented short story writers of the contemporary era. He is compared to Chekhov, and according to many critics, his stories are very close to novels in terms of literary and emotional power. They are narrated with tact and realism. His stories are mostly about girls and women who live in rural and remote areas of Ontario, who struggle with the conflict between independence, family life, creativity and coercion. From class distance, gender characteristics and problems of women artists. His characters, like the characters in the stories of William Faulkner and Flannery Eckner, often face deep-rooted customs and traditions. However, the reactions of Munro's characters are calmer compared to their southern counterparts.

This Canadian author's stories express the details with rare honesty, fluent and clear language. Munro's prose is satirical and serious while clarifying the ambiguities of life. Modern life is not discussed in most of the stories. The story dates back to the 1950s, when the author continued to write stories away from everyone's eyes, with amazing perseverance, only in the few hours between housework and raising children. In the evenings, when her older daughter was at school and her younger daughter was sleeping, she often retreated to her bedroom to write.

Monroe published her short stories here and there for years, but it took her almost two decades to get the necessary stories and He published his first collection - "Treading Shadows of Fortune" - at the age of thirty-seven, which was the reward for his patience and persistence. was born He started writing as a teenager and published his first story in 1950, when he was a student at the School of English Literature at the University of Western Ontario. In 1951, she dropped out of college to marry James Monroe. After her two daughters, she migrated to Victoria Island with her family in 1963 and founded Munro Publishing with her husband. and won the Governor General's Award of Canada, the most prestigious literary award in this country.

In 1972, he separated from James Munro and returned to his hometown and became a writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario. In 1976, she married Gerald Fermlin, a famous geographer.

The story collection "Who Do You Think You Are?" published in 1978 and again won the most prestigious literary award of his country. Since then, most of his stories have been published in the prestigious New Yorker, Atlantic, Paris Review, Grand Street and Mademoiselle magazines.

From the beginning of the 80s to the beginning of the 90s, Moner published a collection of stories almost every four years. And won the Governor General of Canada award for the third time. He won the Giller Prize twice and the Trillium Book Award and Booksellers of Canada once. In 2005, the American Academy of Arts awarded Monroe its Medal of Honor in Literature. Winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 at the age of 82 completed his collection of awards. They are the enduring works of world literature that will be read for decades.

In this article, you will learn about the works of Alice Munro that have been translated into Persian.

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Eight stories make up the collection of "Escape" stories, whose simple titles speak volumes for their themes. None of the stories in this collection has an unusual or surprising theme. In the stories of this collection, the author also narrates the lives of women at different stages of life.

Her characters, from the fourteen-year-old girl in the story of "Mistakes" to the young couple in the story of "Farar", are as alive and real as the seventy-year-old woman who He meets his childhood friend on a street in Vancouver and together, side by side with a pile of hopeful lies, they remember their intertwined lives. It is indecisive. The stories "Itfaq", "Soon" and "Silence" are connected and narrate the life of a young teacher named Juliet. Published, we read:

It wasn't long before Grace went to find the Traverse family's cottage in Ottawa Valley. He had not been there for years, and that area had naturally changed. Highway 7 now ran outside the towns it used to run right through, and the twists and turns that Grace remembered were no longer there. This part of the Canadian plain had many small lakes that Normal maps were not specified. Even when he had found Little Sabo Lake, or thought he had found it, there seemed to be many roads leading from the country road to it, and then when one of them chose the roads, it was cut off by a whole paved road that none of them had a name for. was not familiar In fact, forty-some years ago when he was here, he had no streets. There was no asphalt. There was only a dirt road leading to the lake.

Now there was a village there. Or maybe it could be called the suburbs, because he didn't see a post office or even a grocery store. The residential area was four or five streets along the lake, with small houses back to back on small lots. Some were unmistakably bungalows their windows had already been boarded up, as always before winter.

But many of the other houses showed all the signs of year-round habitation. - And the inhabitants of these houses often filled their yards. From plastic gymnastic equipment and grills and exercise bikes and motorcycles and picnic tables. Some of them were sitting around these tables eating lunch or beer on this September day when the weather was still warm. There were other people living in these houses who didn't get much sun - they were probably students, or old hippies who lived alone - and instead of curtains, they hung flags and aluminum foil on the windows."

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"My Mother's Dream" is the 10th collection of Alice Munro's stories. In this book, the author has created narratives similar to the changing and recurring memories of humans and created characters who are contradictory and quirky just like some we know. A teenager tries to change his established habits. In another story, a student who has come to see his narcissistic and strange aunt, gets involved in a surprising secret that changes his life.

By including deep and fascinating stories in this work, Munro demonstrates his skill and force in creating short stories. has shown.

In a part of the book "My Mother's Dream" which was published with the translation of Alidosti's song by the Center Publishing House, we read:

"During the night - or during the time when he was sleeping - It was snowing heavily. My mother looked out through a large crescent window, like the ones you see in old mansions or government buildings. To the lawns and shrubs, boxwoods, flower gardens, trees, all of which were covered with snow that had been piled on top of each other and the wind had neither smoothed it nor disturbed its shape. The whiteness of the snow did not bother the eyes, as it does under the sun. Its whiteness was snow white under the clear sky before dawn. Everything was still; It was like the song "Little City of Bethlehem" except that there were no stars in the sky.

But there was one thing wrong. There was something wrong with this scene. All the trees, all the shrubs and plants were full of blooming summer leaves. The patches of grass that had been spared from the snow were fresh and green. At night, the snow settled on the beauty of summer. The change of seasons was inexplicable and unexpected. Also, everyone was gonehe didn't remember who "everyone" was, thoughand my mother was alone in that big house among its trees and manicured gardens.

She thought whatever. What happened will soon be revealed to him. However, no one came. The phone didn't ring, the garden gate clone didn't move. He couldn't hear a car passing by, and he didn't even know which way the streetor the road, if he was outside the citywas. He had to go out of the house where the air was so heavy and stagnant.

When he got outside, he remembered. He remembered that he had left a baby outside somewhere before it snowed. Some time before it snowed. This memory, this reassurance, came to him with terror. It is as if he is waking up from a dream. In his dream, he woke up from a dream and realized his responsibility and mistake. She had left her baby outside all night, she had forgotten about it. 4.jpg" class="content-pics" alt="BingMag.com Alice Munro’s best books; A version of Chekhov centered on women" title="BingMag.com Alice Munro’s best books; A version of Chekhov centered on women" loading="lazy">

Life is a word that, in order to understand its meaning and complexity, pages should be blackened and books should be written. But the art of writing is revealed when an author can introduce the reader to life in just a few pages. The story collection "Dear Life" is the story of leaving and starting over. The story of the possibility of life changing in the blink of an eye.

In the first story called "Amundsen", the author talks about a young girl who meets a selfish man and falls in love with this man, but against Decisions are made that should act realistically.

In the second story called "Leaving Miuri", almost all the characters are looking for love, relationship or such issues. The storyteller in this story His characters show that sometimes the person who shouldn't be able to cope with a choice well, while others remain involved in that issue.

In "Safe Place", which is the third and last story, he deals with the issue of "ideal woman". done Something that almost all women in the world dream of getting. Something that all women's magazines talk about and introduce ways to achieve it. In this story, the main character is tired of desperately trying to become an ideal woman and decides to let go and experience freedom. Published May, we read:

"When I was a child, I lived at the end of a long road, or maybe it seemed long to me. As I walked home from elementary school, and later from high school, the real city was behind me, with its vibrancy, its sidewalks and street lights lit up after dark. The end of the city was marked by two bridges over the Maitland River: a narrow iron bridge on which cars sometimes had trouble deciding which one to pull over and wait for the other to pass; And a wooden passage where sometimes one of the planks had fallen, and as a result, at the end of the line, someone would always find someone and put an empty plank in it.

After that, there was a shallow valley and a few houses. which were flooded every spring, but still people - different people - always came and lived in those houses. And then another pub on the mill dam which was narrow but deep enough to drown in. After that, the road split into two branches. One branch ran south over a hill and recrossed the river to become a true highway, and the other branch bypassed the old Makara Bazaar and turned west. The road to the west was my road.

There was also a road that went north and had a narrow but real sidewalk, and next to it were several houses close together as if they were in the city. Behind the window of one of them was a sign that said "Selada Tea", which indicated that they were selling groceries there. Then there was the school where I had spent two years of my life and I wanted to never see it again. After many years, my mother had forced my father to buy an old house in the city and pay city taxes so that I could go to the city school. Ironically, this was not necessary, because in the same year, the very month that I went to school in the city, war was declared on Germany, and the old school miraculously calmed down. The same school where the bullies had taken my lunch and threatened to beat me, and in the commotion nobody seemed to care.

It didn't take long for him to have one more class and one teacher left, which probably even sounded the doorbell. did not lock Apparently, the same boys who always gave me shameless suggestions in a disturbing tone and didn't wait for an answer, now that their older brothers were about to go to work, they were eager to go to work in their place."

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The book "The Love of a Good Woman", a collection of five It is a short story by Monroe that was published in 1988. In this collection of short stories, he deals with the lives of different women and reveals the hidden desires of his characters. In this work, women are depicted who misbehave, leave their husbands and children, run away from home with their lover, break the limits and frameworks of life, and even if they do not behave badly, surprising and sometimes frightening thoughts Their minds come to mind.

This book has an episodic structure and a separate title has been chosen for each part. In fact, the first episode is used to set the stage for the main story, which is developed and discussed from the second episode onwards, and this complexity is part of the charm of this story. The reader must carefully read each part in order to be able to connect the different parts and even the characters and find a logical connection between them and their history. Alice's creativity and mental complexities are clearly seen in the retelling of a story full of characters and embedded in this work. p>

In the story "Behind the Scenes", Professor Krant is forced to take his wife Fiona to a nursing home after her memory is impaired. The relationship between this husband and wife at different stages of life is determined by going back to the past and reviewing memories, and some of the nuances of this relationship and their impact on the process of their life together have been concretely depicted.

" My mother's dream" has a different narrator; A girl who seems to know about the life issues of her mother Jill and her father George even before she was born. But he never met his father, because he was killed in the war before he was born. This girl goes back to the past of her parents and tells how they met and married. However, the narration makes sense and does not seem contrived at all. He tells about himself.

In the story "Cortes Island", a young bride and her husband become tenants of a middle-aged couple at the beginning of their life together. The landlady keeps a close eye on the young woman and constantly interferes in her work without any reason. It looks like this woman A middle-aged man is somehow jealous of a twenty-year-old bride. who regularly criticizes him. In one period, when Mrs. Guri - the landlady - notices that the woman is looking for work, she offers her to take care of her husband for a few hours on some days so that he can go out of the house.

In the story "Woman's Love "Good" along with the women in the story, two serious male characters are also seen; One is a doctor who is killed by the wife's husband with his inappropriate behavior and the other is the wife's husband who knowingly and unknowingly causes his wife to become seriously ill after this incident, to the extent that the woman falls into bed and gradually her life is destroyed and in this He sees the distance of mental damage.

In the story "From the aspect of...", the author shows how much a man's mistake can affect the life of a woman who has been his life partner, to the extent that her fate change forever; An irreparable change, very unpleasant, painful and even bitter.

In a part of the book "Love of a Good Woman" translated by Shagaig Kandahari and published by Qatre Publishing House, we read:

"Vancouver winters with All the winters I have seen are different. There was no sign of snow, not even a sign of a cold wind. In the middle of the day in the city center I could smell burnt sugar, I think it was the tram wires. I was walking along Hastings Street; A lonely area, except for old men and a few vagrants and a drunken man, no one else passed by. No one spoke to me rudely. I used to pass by timchehs and wholesale shops, very lonely places where not a single man was in sight. Sometimes I passed Kitsilano Street with its high-ceilinged wooden houses where people lived cramped and crowded, just like us, and I went to a certain extent Dunbar with its plastered one-story villas and pruned trees. I used to pass through Crisdale, where the trees were more orderly, and all kinds of trees had taken over the lawns. Those streetlights and electric buses lit up, and even the clouds often parted in the west over the sea to reveal the faint red rays of sunset. On my way home, I passed through a park where the leaves of the winter bushes glowed red in the damp evening air. People who came for shopping were on their way back home and some who were at work were thinking about returning home. Some people who stayed at home all day came out for a walk to make the home environment more pleasant for them. I saw women with baby carriages and babies and toddlers babbling, never realizing that I would soon suffer their fate. I saw old people with their dogs, as well as other old people walking slowly or in wheelchairs being pushed by their wives or nurses. I saw Mrs. Gray as she led Mr. Gray forward. He was wearing a cloak with a soft woolen purple lamb's hat. /strong>

Alice Munro has created fascinating short stories about the lives of various characters in the three stories of the "Runaway" series and narrated their adventures with exemplary elegance and emotion. In the story "The Fugitive", a young woman thinks that she wants to leave her husband, but for some reason she can't do it. In the story of "Desecration", a village girl faces a different world full of various and mysterious experiences and feelings due to her new job in a hotel. In "Nirangha", a young woman who has the ability to understand future events causes a series of events that involve her future husband and her friend in finding the true meaning of having this ability.

In a part of the book "Escape With the translation of Shagaig Kandahari published by Neshar Ofoq, we read:

"As soon as Carla read the letter, she crumpled it up and then burned it in the dishwasher. The flames roared, he turned on the faucet and scooped up his disgusting ash in his hands and flushed it down the toilet. Apparently, he should have done the same thing in the first place.

Carla was very busy the next day. In the meantime, he had to take two groups to see the horse riding area and teach the children to ride horses privately and in groups. Even though Clark was extremely busy these days, he was never too tired and never grumpy at all, and when he wrapped his arms around Carla, he felt that he could easily accompany Clark.

It was as if Carla's lung had a deep wound, but she had managed to breathe carefully and carefully so as not to feel the pain of that wound. But in any case, Clark had to take a deep breath from time to time and every time he saw that the pain of the wound was still there.

Sylvia bought an apartment in the same city where she taught, but she did not put the house up for sale, even if The sale of the house had taken an action, there was no sign nor any sign of the notice. Leon Jamieson had won an award posthumously and was reported in the newspapers. But this time there is no reference to There was no money.

With the arrival of the dry and golden days of the autumn season - which was an encouraging and fruitful season - Carla realized that she had gotten used to that bitter and stinging feeling that permeated her. The fact was that that feeling was no longer as bitter and stinging as before, and it didn't even cause him astonishment. And now, a more or less tempting and attractive thought and fantasy had taken over his whole being, a constant, low and insignificant temptation.

All he had to do was open his eyes, follow a path with his gaze and be aware of where he wanted to go. to go As soon as he finished his daily work, he could go out on the pretext of an evening walk and at the same time go to the corners of the forest and the grove and that bare tree where the vultures had previously set up their feast.

And then the issue of the bones It was also mentioned on the grass. A skull with perhaps bits of blood-soaked skin still attached to it. A skull that could easily be held like a cup of tea."

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