Kaislikossa suhisee Kenneth Grahame


Published: 2013


255 pages


Kaislikossa suhisee  by  Kenneth Grahame

Kaislikossa suhisee by Kenneth Grahame
2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 255 pages | ISBN: | 9.11 Mb

Trying to review The Wind in the Willows is a strange undertaking. In the introduction to my copy, A. A. Milne wrote:One can argue over the merits of most books... one does not argue about The Wind in the Willows. The young man gives it to the girl with whom he is in love, and if she does not like it, he asks her to return his letters. The old man tries it on his nephew, and alters his will accordingly. ... When you sit down to [read] it, dont be so ridiculous as to suppose you are sitting in judgment on my taste, or on the art of Kenneth Grahame. You are merely sitting in judgment on yourself.

You may be worthy- I dont know. But it is you who are on trial.Milnes comments may seem overly grave, especially to those familiar with Grahames lighthearted, whimsical, occasionally mystical, story of Mole and Water Rats genteel life on the bank of the River and the adventures of the incorrigible and ridiculous (and highly entertaining) Mr. Toad, wanton son of worthier sires, but look here: if you love the story, you are clearly on the side of the Hobbits (indeed, if you want to know what life in the Shire is like, I cant think of a better book to refer you to)- and if you dislike it, you may be an Orc at heart - seducable, like Toad, away from quiet contemplative enjoyment of this sometimes-slow book by the flash and boom of technological gimmickry.

You might be the kind of person who prefers to run on an electric treadmill or rubber sports track than hike a nature trail.And if you are, I hope you have friends as stubbornly loyal as Mole, Water Rat, and Badger who will stick by you, in spite of yourself, until you come around.

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