Faye Weldon


Her story, "IND AFF: or Out of Love in Sarajevo", is one I'm studying right now. I am looking for anyone's views on this story. Is there actually a connection between Princip and the narrator? Is the narrator an unreliable one? I would like your opinions on the story in general.

>>By Jen   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:11)

I've just read this story and my thoughts on it are around the unnamed narrator ..... why was her name never revealed? Why was the professor named "Peter Piper"?
The setting was important in that the ceaseless rain in a place of historic change was a metaphor for the cloud that hung over their relationship - Mrs. Piper is referred to over and over - as is the wife of the archduke - "never forget the wife." It seems our protagonist couldn't forget the wife of her lover either. She underwent a personal change as she realized that her so-called love was merely infatuation and walked away. What I don't get, and, maybe its late - or maybe I'm just dense, is why the setting is so important. Sure there's the metaphor of chance and death vs. chance and love... but thats about all I get from the setting - historical change vs. personal change. What do you think?

>>By Zan   (Tuesday, 18 Feb 2003 07:10)

IND AFF favourite story so far this class. masterful intertwining of historical events with current ones, focus on second chances, circular structure: "i have a first class mind after all."

>>By Rainy   (Wednesday, 5 Mar 2003 21:50)

So any thoughts??? I have a paper to do on the story for next week... and I still wonder what are your thoughts about it??? do you agree with what I said???
Zan (Milwaukee)

>>By Zan   (Thursday, 13 Mar 2003 21:25)

I'm a student at Cardinal Stritch University, and my paper is due tomorrow... come on you guys... what do you think about what I said???

>>By Zan   (Thursday, 13 Mar 2003 21:26)

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