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2017年04月23日(日) Americasの第1位は 『Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis』!
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance  
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内容紹介

‘THE POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR’ Sunday Times

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE by director Ron Howard

‘You will not read a more important book about America this year’ Economist

‘A memoir of life in the Trump-voting white working class is the political book of the year’ Sunday Times

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in post-war America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humour and vividly colourful figures, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

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   それは祖父母かもしれないし、教師かもしれないし、同僚かもしれない。だれか歳上の、忍耐強くて思慮深い人。何かを探し求めている若いあなたを理解し、世界がより深遠な場所であることを示してくれる人。自分の人生を生き抜く力となるような信頼できるアドバイスを与えてくれる人。ミッチ・アルボムにとって、その人とは、20年近く昔に大学で教わったモリー・シュワルツ教授だった。

   あなたもミッチと同じように、人生が過ぎるなかで良き師を見失い、その見識も色あせ、世界を冷たく感じるようになっているかもしれない。その人にもう一度会って、若かったころにそうしたように、いまだ絶えず付きまとっている大きな質問をぶつけ、今の忙しい人生に対する知恵を授けてほしいと思わないだろうか?

   ミッチ・アルボムは、そんな2度目のチャンスを得た。人生の最後の数か月を過ごしているモリー先生に再会したのだ。死が近づいていることを知りながら、モリー先生は毎週火曜日に自分の書斎でミッチと話をする。大学にいたころと同じように。再び親交を温めたふたりの対話は、やがて先生の生涯最後の「授業」へ――いかに生きるかという授業へと変わってゆく。

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