The Confessions of Noa Weber

Acclaimed author Noa Weber has a successful feminist life a strong career, a wonderful daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected cultural figure Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for one man Alek, a Russian migr and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life.Trying to understand as well as free hAcclaimed author Noa Weber has a successful feminist life a strong career, a wonderful daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected cultural figure Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for one man Alek, a Russian migr and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life.Trying to understand as well as free herself from this lifelong obsession, Noa turns her pen on herself, and with relentless honesty dissects her life Against the evocative setting of turbulent, modernday Israel, this examination becomes a quest to transform irrational desire into a greater, transcendent understanding of love.The Confessions of Noa Weber introduces a startlingly talented writer in a rich tale that illuminates the desires, yearnings, and complexities of life in Israel.
The Confessions of Noa Weber Acclaimed author Noa Weber has a successful feminist life a strong career a wonderful daughter she raised alone and she is a recognized and respected cultural figure Yet her interior life is bound b

  • Title: The Confessions of Noa Weber
  • Author: Gail Hareven Dalya Bilu
  • ISBN: 9781933633688
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Noa Weber is a wealthy, single woman who late in life decides to write her memoirs. She’s been a single mother and a successful novelist, but her life is most marked by her obsession with a Russian Jew named Alek. Their relationship is filled with complications and at many times is completely one sided on her part: Alek has a full life without her. Noa’s life experience is more complex than most. Her attempt to recall her past motivations and experiences is problematic: “There’s a kind o [...]

    2. Noa Weber is a lady obsessed with her baby daddy. She's straight addicted to him, which may not be a new story, but this is the first time I've ever heard the story told from the point of view of a feminist Israeli woman.Just as Noa contends with her identity as a feminist who's whipped, she also delves into the ironies and hypocrisies of Israeli identity, of a youth as a Commie, and of motherhood.Noa's voice was difficult to get used to, but once you realize how self-effacing it is, she becomes [...]

    3. Around the World in 52 Books: IsraelThis award-winning translated novel by feminist author Gail Hareven of Israel is one that provoked a mixed and wide range of emotions in me.Forty-seven year-old Noa Weber has spent 29 years actively, but secretly, consumed by obsessive "love" for a man who does not return her "love." I use the word love only because she did. At numerous points throughout the book I had to wonder if the character's "love" could more aptly be described as a powerful combination [...]

    4. I finished this award-winning book overwhelmed with loathing and fury that its author is touted as a "feminist" writer. Essentially, it consists of a first-person monologue of an obsessive personality detailing over far too many excruciating pages her decades-long preoccupation with an absolutely contemptible love-interest. I found it impossible to separate the author from her character and find each unforgivable. That the character Noa Weber achieves career success and literary recognition in h [...]

    5. Excellent book. I wanted to say that before I said anything else.I have never read anything like this book before. I don't really know hoe to describe it. Yes it is a book about unrequited love, but it is not a love story. It is about the Noa Weber and how she grew into her life. Yes it was a tough life to start but never did I want to slap Noa and tell here to get on with her life. She is a strong character but not a strong woman you would want to emulate.All I can say is read the book, you wil [...]

    6. I have a love-hate affair with Overdrive. I love that I can borrow and return books without having to leave my bed. It’s got a pretty good selection – you should see my ‘wish list’ (where I’ve added books to read). But it also sucks – I can’t highlight passages, I can only bookmark pages. I know it’s a borrowed e-book but I would love to be able to highlight sections of the book to come back to later when I’m writing my review. But no…. just bookmarks, no highlighting, no not [...]

    7. This was good.If that sounds dismissive then so be it – the book was well written, at times it was very well written, and (I can only assume as I don’t speak the original language) well translated – but I’m of the opinion that, for the most part, if I can summarize a book’s plot in three basic sentences and not leave anything of significance out, than I probably am not going to think very highly of the book, no matter how well written it might be. This likely speaks more of me as a rea [...]

    8. It's honest. And readable and interesting and I had a good time with it. 3 1/2 stars.Noa is a contradiction. She's intellectual and analytical and practical about life and love and all that goes with it. But it spite of that, a phrase she uses often, she's completely taken over by the love and obsession and longing for one man. (She even wonders at one point if she can say anything new about longing. Apparently she can--300+ pages of it).I kept thinking it's kind of an unremarkable story told in [...]

    9. Acclaimed middle-aged writer Noa Weber—acclaimed both as a writer and as one of Israel’s leading feminists—has all the trappings of a successful “feminist” life: She has a strong career, a wonderful daughter she raised alone, and she’s a respected cultural figure. Yet her interior life is inextricably bound by her love for a man—Alek, a Russian émigré and the father of her child, who, over the years, has drifted in and out of her life.Trying to understand—as well as free hersel [...]

    10. 3.5 stars. Noa has been obsessed with the same man for 30 years. How do I know she has a true addiction to Alek? Because when she talks about him, she sounds eerily similar to Heidi Fleiss talking about her drug addiction on "Celebrity Rehab." (One never knows where one's guilty TV pleasure will take one.)Noa is full of contradictions. Even though her 30-year obsession is clearly not healthy, she doesn't come across as a victim. Her addiction seems both out of her control and a conscious choice. [...]

    11. Fremevo dalla curiosità di leggere Le confessioni di Noa Weber senza sapere bene perché. Forse perché mi sono resa conto di non poter sempre leggere autori maschi. Forse perché non vedevo l’ora di leggere un ebook de La Giuntina. Forse perché speravo, non invano, di ritrovare un’eco della scrittura onesta e limpida di Shulim Vogelman, che ha tradotto il libro. Forse perché mi attirava la copertina, con queste splendide labbra leggermente imbronciate colorate di verde.Ad ogni modo, non [...]

    12. Noa Weber is a successful Israeli author of crime thrillers that feature a female-lawyer version of James Bond, Nira Woolf. Now, however, she is sitting down to write a confession of her all-consuming unrequited love for Alek, which has ruled her life.This is the first book translated into English by Israeli author Gail Hareven. Hareven certainly has a way with words, although credit should also go to her translator, Dalya Bilu. The writing in this book pulled me in from the first page, and it w [...]

    13. This novel has many of the virtues, and lacks thereof, of Hareven's Lies, First Person, but the balance this time was not quite right for me. The voice was every bit as excellent (and well-translated — even less annoying), but the novel’s structure didn’t work as well for me, which let the content pour through (and the content interested me less). Unlike Lies, therefore, I was less and less caught up in the narrator’s singular mind. A third of the way through, I decided to move on. But o [...]

    14. This story about Moa Weber os about a liberal who lives in Israel, Basically it 's abou Noa, Alex, her husband and lover. She is fixated on him toe degree to adegree. They are married but he doen''t love her but respects her. He is a traveler that's in and out of her bed while trafeling around Europe while sleeping with other women and having children, He has a daughter, Hagur,. who he not attched to nor does he ignore her. .Noa is a bright women, lawyer, and a famous author. Is love blind? Merg [...]

    15. Perhaps the best thing I've read about obsessive love, if only because Noa Weber's love for Alek is not just felt, it is thought and understood, the obsession acknowledged and weaved deliberately into the fabric of her life rather than dismissed or reviled or 'worked on' in some way. For every moment where Noa looks pathetic for loving so undeserving a man as Alek with such blind intensity, there are a dozen that make her look triumphant and wise.Hareven rambles a bit, and the book has a tendenc [...]

    16. It's wrong to analyze this book by it's story line, which there is hardly any to speak of and where some readers have based their review on. The main character is tortured and all the while not able to forgive herself for her behavior. She takes on a persona of trying to be normal to the outside world, always covering up her inner war between logic and emotion. Sad, yet painfully honest and compelling.

    17. I'm of two minds with this book- I enjoyed the writing style and the setting of the story thus the 4th star); but had a hard time respecting Noa and the unbelievable obsession she had with Alek. I got it when she was an adolescent girl- not so much when she was a mature and accomplished woman. I kind of lost interest(respect) for her in the last quarter of the book- but was mostly intrigued prior to that- hoping she would come to her senses.

    18. This seemed to be a story from beginning to end that deals with the question of love - a young girl falls for a somewhat older man, has a child, married for less than romantic reasons. She seems to know from the beginning that he doesn't love her yet she spends all of the rest of her life is a relationship of sorts with him and this love is the be all and end all for her. Sadly, I did find the sentiment familiar and with a disturbing ring of truth.

    19. Beautiful and compelling book about a woman's obsession with a man. Hareven enables the reader to see how one can live in two selves--one which behaves and the other which sees and judges the behavior. The narrator's story is a great example about how our lives are often shaped positively by seemingly negative events or behaviors. The book shows the complexity of human emotion and behavior.

    20. Portrait of a/the female writer as a possessed individual. NOT to be read in one sitting!Possessed = lovesick and love tortured, self-involved and self-loathing, naive and serious. I disagree though with the author's "prescription" that contempt whether from others or the self can help in such cases. If it did, many therapists would be out of business.

    21. This book makes a good pair with The Bad Girl, by Vargas Llosa: Obsessive loves fragmented across recent history, one of a man for a woman, and this book of a woman for a man. I might have given The Bad Girl 5 stars because the male perspective touches me closer to my heart, but they are both very good books.

    22. I heard about this one on NPR's book segment, and instantly wanted to read it. I wasn't disappointed, and had to keep reminding myself that it was a translation, because at times the language was so precise and evocative that I marveled at what it must be like to read it in its original Hebrew. This book will move you.Re-read February 2011.

    23. This might be the best thing I've read it years!!! I think I will make it (and me) sound dumb if I try to elaborate. This is the only book by Gail Hareven (an Israeli author) that's been translated into English, and you should all read it.

    24. Terrific book. Was so glad to see it win an award for Best Translated Fiction this year. See my early take on it here/

    25. Beautiful writingFollowing Noa's story with Alek was painful at times because I think everyone has had similar relationships even if shorter in duration or slightly less intense. Still, I enjoyed her story.

    26. Yes, you do understand the obsession and get drawn into it, and even maybe understand that this kind of love is built on very little so there won't be anything to report other that the diffuse and ethereal, but the book kind of dragged.Enjoyed the Israeli details.

    27. "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." Hareven certainly knows how to write without any paradox!

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