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I Refuse

Memories of a Vietnam War Objector
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Broken Rifle Press
United States, Personal narratives, American, Compulsory Military Service, History - General History, Biography/Autobiography, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Political Science / General, Asia - Southeast Asia, Biography / Autobiography, Pacifism, Politics, Simons, Donald L.), Conscientious objectors, Draft resi
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Open LibraryOL8517901M
ISBN 100962002429
ISBN 139780962002427

I Refuse is written in a spare writing style, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy (esp. lack of punctuation), which has most often proved difficult for me, having a B.A. in/5.

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Although there are some lovely, affecting, stream-of-consciousness passages in "I Refuse," amid its mournful tone, the story feels unfocused and the reason for the rift between the two main characters unclear, as well as what causes one of them to suffer a suicidal mental collapse.

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The action of I Refuse encompasses a broad swath of time, a technique Petterson characteristically has employed to explore how long-ago events resonate in the present.

Early on a September morning inTommy Berggren encounters his friend Jim, whom he hasn’t seen for more than 35 years, fishing off an Oslo bridge.

“A strong and poignant writing His books are the kind that stay Nobody but Per Petterson can make the feelings so clear and the numbness so noticeable Do not miss I refuse. A brilliant novel that grabs you and overwhelms you with scanty means and allusive power” LIVRES HEBDO.

I refuse to let myself get carried away by what others may think or by the easiest path. Instead, I’m going to fight to be who I am and defend my identity, my own life and happiness. In the book of my life, there will be chapters that will hurt and make me cry.

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I chose the phrase “refuse to read” over “will never read” because I don’t like using the word never. Our tastes change over time, and. Per Petterson's I Refuse is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers.

In the same spare but evocative style that made readers fall in love with Out Stealing Horses, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning churns up a fateful moment from their boyhood thirty-five years before/5(3). COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 5, /Christian Newswire/ -- Reach Beyond (), formerly HCJB Global, is launching its "I Refuse" campaign with a free book download of ministry.

I Refuse by Per Petterson review – a masterful study of time This story of a chance meeting between old friends is a mesmerising achievement by the Norwegian master Stark clarity.

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Unemp 4/5. The Norwegian novelist Per Petterson’s new book, “I Refuse,” opens with a startling event, a rare spike of adrenaline in this meditative and melancholy story. I Refuse is written in a style that is both simplistic and dense – long sentences strung together with endless "ands," but the images evoked are simple ones that deepen the reader's sense of the mood of the story and its players.

(The stark, mostly winter Norwegian setting adds to the cold and isolated atmosphere of the book.). Petterson’s I Refuse is a complex tale of friendship, loss and emotional remoteness and his voice, straight and compelling weaves together a dark and compelling novel.

As Tommy walks out onto the bridge in search of his friend, Jim drives on into the future. I Refuse is the author’s most emotionally layered and powerful novel yet.”—Star Tribune (Minneapolis). ‘I refuse,’ says Tommy, one of two main characters in Per Petterson’s irascible new novel.

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Not original artist. I Refuse. The first word of I REFUSE, “Dark,” describes the book’s tenor from start to finish. It begins in the dark, when Jim is driving toward the bridge where he fishes. On this day in Septemberhis childhood friend Tommy happens by in his gray Mercedes a chance meeting that takes them back in memory to.

I Refuse About book: I had just taken the lift from the garage and got out on the ninth floor in the new high-rise in Oslo close to the harbour front. I was still thinking about Jim. The bag. The reefer jacket. The dark woollen cap. Once upon a time his clothes had been so stylish, he was the first to have long hair out where we lived, the first to wear flared hipster pants, a reefer jacket.

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The Paperback of the I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse: Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss by Michael Franzese at Barnes & Noble. FREE Due to Brand: Nelson, Thomas, Inc. Per Petterson (born 18 July in Oslo) is a Norwegian novelist. His debut book was Aske i munnen, sand i skoa (), a collection of short stories.

He has since published a number of novels to good reviews. To Siberia (), set in the Second World War, was published in English in and nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.

I kjølvannet, translated as In the Wake ( Born: 18 July (age 67), Oslo, Norway. I Refuse (Book): Petterson, Per: "[A] tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood thirty-five years ago.

Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changes the balance of their friendship. I refuse to compromise. I refuse to forgive.

I refuse to forget. The major new novel from the author of Out Stealing Horses 'Tommy. How long have we been friends.' 'All of our lives,' Tommy said. 'I can't remember us ever not being friends. When would that have been.' Jim said.

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Per Petterson's I Refuse is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In the same spare but evocative style that made readers fall in love with Out Stealing Horses, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning churns up a fateful moment from their boyhood thirty-five years before.

I refuse. [Per Petterson; Don Bartlett] -- A tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood thirty-five years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father.InPetterson lost his mother, father, brother, and nephew in a ferry accident, and throughout “I Refuse’’ there is the sense that the characters are persistently reaching toward things.Get this from a library!

I refuse. [Per Petterson; Don Bartlett] -- Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their.