This, apparently, is the amount of Judith Katzir’s “Dearest Anne” (the Feminist Press, 2008) who has adherent pages on pages to describe, in abundant detail, the amative adulation amid the two; their longings for anniversary other; their “sexual games”; their adductive, banned love. Accounting in beautiful, artful language, as you apprehend the book you can’t put it aside; you are admiring to whatever happens amid the two, at time adulatory you could accept been a fly on their wall…
The ability of attraction
The acumen for the readers’ “attraction” is simple. The animal descriptions are accounting alluringly and beautifully, and as abundant as the two women never “gotten tired” of anniversary added and never had enough, so does the clairvoyant never feels he has apprehend enough. Part of it is due to the beautiful, artful accent of Judith Katzir, which makes the book not alone a anxiety but an artful acquaintance in its delineation of places, characters, adulation and animal attraction.
But the reader’s allure to the book is due not alone to the amative descriptions, but aswell for accession acute point: As abundant as the adulation adventure amid the 14 year old babe and her 27 year old abecedary is “unique” for the two of them, it echoes accustomed adulation belief of humans throughout history (not necessarily amid two humans of the aforementioned sex and of altered age groups) and actual accessible echoes some of your own adventures with adulation and eroticism.
Existential, accustomed daily-life issues
Yet accession acumen for the adorable ability of the book is the across of issues it brings afore us: the atypical circles about existential issues such as: area is the antithesis – or the bound – amid adulation and passion, amid giving and abuse?
What motivates humans to do what they do and behave in the way they behave? Is there “pure love” or is adulation in fact generally based on neediness, on the charge to be admired and accepted?
In accession to these – and added – questions, the atypical deals, a part of other, with issues of existential love, affection and death, boyhood and womanhood, aspirations, disappointments, affectionate and missing opportunities (such as: If I had to reside my activity all over again, what would I accept done differently?).
Our claimed activity vis-à-vis “Dearest Anne”
By adopting such important, accustomed issues, Katzir’s book prompts us, the readers, in accession to experiencing authentic amusement in account her book, to burrow into our own life, our own fantasies and aspirations, our own adulation (or abridgement of), our own life-experiences, sorrows and/or blithesome moments. It aswell drives us – carefully or aback – to accompany up questions apropos our self-awareness, as able-bodied as our compassionate – or abridgement of – of the way we “do” life; the way we acquaint with our admired ones; the way we aching ourselves and others and last, but not least, the fears and needs which drive us to behave the way we do.
This affair of getting acquainted to one cocky is dealt with alluringly yet cautiously throughout the book. Is Rivi – as 14 year old babe – acquainted of what she does? Is she acquainted of the dangers which ability be airish on her way? Is she acquainted of what motivates her to abatement in love, lie to her mother, and become bedeviled with her adulation for Michaela? Is she acquainted of the (bad) relationships she has with her mother and understands how these ability accept apprenticed her to abatement in adulation with Michaela?
Once again, these questions actuate us, the readers, to anticipate and contemplate about our own affectionate qualities – or abridgement of – if we accept accouchement and about the relationships – of abridgement of – that we accept developed with them.
Pleasure in account as an adorning lath to developing our own awareness
Katzir’s “Dearest Anne” not alone gives us amusement in account a well-crafted, aesthetically accounting adventuresome “love-story” (could we accept had the adventuresomeness to accomplish our own adulation or added desires we ability accept had?), but in accession it raises in us a accomplished agglomeration of existential-philosophical questions apropos activity in general.