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Heredarás la tierra

por Jane Smiley

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A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.… (más)
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Interesting refashioning of KING LEAR. A father divides his thousand acres among his daughters and an already dysfunctional family breaks apart completely starting with that action and the slipping into strange behavior of the father. The story is updated to farm country in Oklahoma. A bit long and melodramatic for my taste. Why it won the Pulitzer escapes me. ( )
  janerawoof | Jun 2, 2022 |
Slow.......but good. ( )
  ShanLand | Feb 28, 2022 |
The retelling of King Lear. This is a story set in the heartland and features a farm family in Iowa. The father of 3 daughters decides to incorporate the farm and give to his daughter's ownership. This is the impetus of everything going awry. Its a great story, retelling that incorporates the historical aspects of farming turning into large industrial farms, loss of the family farm, poor management and disregard of the environment for profit. It's also a hotbed of family dysfunction. Worthy of the pulitzer in my opinion. ( )
  Kristelh | Jan 16, 2022 |
good book, i guess. It's not my sort of book, but it's there and it exists.

reminds me of that Tolstoy story...about the land...and the guy who wants a lot of land... ( )
  ennuiprayer | Jan 14, 2022 |
I enjoyed this book for the quality of the writing. The story is sad. The thousand acres of farmland is a metaphor for the vast spaces between each member of the family, and the dark acres of the human heart within a family. It tells about how passion can go so terribly wrong, just like the land that eventually fails or falls short of expectations.

The quote at the beginning of the book summarizes this well:

The body repeats the landscape. They are the source of each other and create each other. We were marked by the seasonal body of earth, by the terrible migrations of people, by the swift turn of a century, verging on change never before experienced on this greening planet.
Meridel Le Sueur
"The Ancient People and the Newly Come" ( )
  CarolBurrows | Aug 1, 2021 |
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Does this sound familiar?

At the opening of Jane Smiley's latest novel, "A Thousand Acres," the narrator, a woman named Virginia Cook Smith, describes the farm in Zebulon County, Iowa, that she and her two younger sisters, Rose and Caroline, have grown up on: "Paid for, no encumbrances, as flat and fertile, black, friable and exposed as any piece of land on the face of the earth."

And then comes the shock of recognition. In 1979, the three sisters' father, Laurence (Larry) Cook, decides to form a corporation out of his farm holdings and give each of his daughters a third of it. What do they think of the plan? "It's a good idea," says the oldest, who is called Ginny. "It's a great idea," says the second daughter, Rose. "I don't know," says the youngest, Caroline, who is a lawyer.

"You don't want it, my girl, you're out," says Larry to Caroline. "It's as simple as that." So the farm is divided into two instead of three, with Ginny and Rose to take turns looking after Larry. And a tragedy of ingratitude, madness and generational conflict begins. . . .
 
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The body repeats the landscape. They are the source of each other and create each other. We were marked by the seasonal body of earth, by the terrible migrations of people, by the swift turn of a century, verging on change never before experienced on this greening planet.

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At sixty miles per hour, you could pass our farm in a minute, on County Road 686, which ran due north into the T intersection at Cabot Street Road.
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A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

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