کتاب دشمن عزیز

اثر جین وبستر از انتشارات قدیانی - مترجم: مهرداد مهدویان-ادبیات آمریکا

The story is presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbotts classmate and best friend in Daddy-Long-Legs. As Daddy-Long-Legs traced Judy Abbotts growth from a young girl into an adult, Dear Enemy shows how Sallie McBride grows from a frivolous socialite to a mature woman and an able executive. It also follows the development of Sallies relationships with Gordon Hallock, a wealthy politician, and Dr. Robin MacRae, the orphanages physician. Both relationships are affected by Sallies initial reluctance to commit herself to her job, and by her gradual realization of how happy the work makes her and how incomplete shed feel without it. The daily calamities and triumphs of an orphanage superintendent are wittily described

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من معتقدم كه هر پرورشگاه بايد هر 25 سال يك بار در آتش بسوزد تا از شر افكار قديمي و اثاث كهنه خلاص شود...
هميشه در زندگي هر كس، يك دماغه هورن وجود دارد كه فرد، يا به سلامت از آن مي‌گذرد و يا كشتي‌اش به آن مي‌خورد و متلاشي مي‌شود. مشكل اينجاست كه تو هميشه نمي‌تواني دماغه هورن زندگيت را به محض ديدن، تشخيص بدهي. گاه دريا كاملاً مه‌آلود است و تو قبل از آن كه ملتفت بشوي به صخره خورده‌اي...
تقاضا مي‌كنم دفعه ديگري كه به ديدنتان مي‌آيم در خانه بمانيد. ما با هم يك عمل جراحي روي «زمان» انجام مي‌دهيم و پنج ماهِ آن را بيرون مي‌كشيم. آيا آن بعدازظهر يكشنبه را به ياد مي‌آوريد كه بيرون رفتيم و آنهمه به ما خوش گذشت؟ حالا فرداي آن روز است...
بعد از خوندن يه كتاب خيلي بد، خوندن اين كتاب، شيريني و لذت خيلي زيادي داشت. سبك نوشتن و طنزهاي توش و اين همه نامه‌هاي دوستانه توي كتاب كه تو هم مثل فرد سومي، توي خوندنش شريك ميشي، خيلي خوب بود... كتابي بود كه ازش لذت زيادي بردم و سبكي خاصي داشت... بدون اينكه شعاري باشه، ميتوني درمورد روابط درست با بچه‌هاي كوچيك، با دوستان و با دنيا، ياد بگيري و كلا، زاويه نگاهش خيلي گرم و صميمانه و خوب بود. خوشحالم خوندمش.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Dear Enemy (Daddy-Long-Legs #2), Jean Webster
Dear Enemy is the sequel to Jean Websters novel Daddy-Long-Legs. First published in 1915, it was among the top ten best sellers in the US in 1916. The story is presented in a series of letters written by Sallie McBride, Judy Abbotts classmate and best friend in Daddy-Long-Legs. Among the recipients of the letters are Judy; Jervis Pendleton, Judys husband and the president of the orphanage where Sallie is filling in until a new superintendent can be installed; Gordon Hallock, a wealthy Congressman and Sallies later fiancé; and the orphanages doctor, embittered Scotsman Robin Sandy MacRae (to whom Sallie addresses her letters: @Dear [email protected]). Webster employs the epistolary structure to good effect; Sallies choices of what to recount to each of her correspondents reveal a lot about her relationships with them.
Characters: Jerusha @[email protected] Abbott, Jervis Pendleton, Julia Pendleton, Sally McBride, Robin McRae
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه دسامبر سال 2000 میلادی
عنوان: دشمن عزیز؛ نویسنده: جین وبستر؛ از سری بابا لنگ دراز، کتاب شماره 2؛ مترجم: مهرداد مهدويان؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، قدیانی، 1377، در 343 ص، مصور، شابک: 9644171985؛
پیشتر در سال 1363 هجری خورشیدی نیز این کتاب با ترجمه بانو سوسن اردکانی در انتشارات زرین چاپ و نشر شده است
در این کتاب ماجراها از قلم: سالی مک براید، در نامه هایش روایت؛ و ماجراها در «نوانخانه جان گریر»، که یتیمخانه ی دوران بچگی جودی ابوت است میگذرد. در روزگار روایت، جودی خانمی متشخص از طبقه اشراف است، او تلاش خود را صرف امور خیریه میکند؛ که در صدر همه ی آنها رسیدگی به همان «پرورشگاه جان گریر» است، پرورشگاهی که کودکی خویش را در آنجا بگذرانده؛ حالا ایشان و آقای پندلتون که رئیس هیات امنای پرورشگاه است، به فکر افتاده اند تا تحولی در پرورشگاه به وجود بیاورند. بجای مدیر دیکتاتور پیشین پرورشگاه یعنی خانم: لیپت؛ آنها به عنوان نخستین گام؛ سالی مک براید خیلی جوان را کاندید مدیریت پروشگاه میکنند....؛ ا. شربیانی

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Dear Enemy is the 1915 sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, a delightful if slightly flawed 1912 book. This book is, sadly, much more flawed, because of a running discussion of eugenics that probably seemed exciting and timely when this book was written but now comes across as, at best, wincingly dated.

Our main character, Sallie McBride, was a minor character in the first book. In this one, Judy, the heroine of Daddy-Long-Legs, convinces Sallie, her best friend from college, to accept the job of running the orphanage where Judy grew up. Sallie swears its only temporary, because she has other plans for her life. But life has a way of happening and children have a way of worming their way into your heart.

Dear Enemy, like Daddy-Long-Legs, is an epistolary book; its made up of Sallies letters to several people, mostly Judy, Sallies on-and-off boyfriend Gordon, and Dr. Robin MacRae, the local doctor who takes an interest in the orphanage and is the @Dear [email protected] of the title. He and Sallie get into a lot of disagreements.

This book is really tough for me to rate:

Parts of Dear Enemy rate 5 stars: Sallie is funny and engaging, and I loved reading about the orphanage, the lives and exploits of the children and workers there, and Sallies heroic efforts to improve life for her charges and to expand her own horizons. Sallie has some great, insightful comments about life.

Parts of it rate 3 stars: the love story is undercooked and the ending too abrupt for me.

Parts of it rate 1 star: Sallie has these periodic discussions about eugenics with Dr. MacRae, who favors it, which threw me out of the story every time, in a very unpleasant way. Eugenics ― the idea of improving the human races through selective breeding, encouraging reproduction by those with higher intelligence and other valued qualities, and discouraging or even preventing reproduction by undesirable people, like criminals and the mentally or physically handicapped ― was a serious philosophy in the early 20th century when this book was written. It fell into social disfavor only after the Nazi regime showed how far this could sink, and now these ideas are deeply repugnant and disturbing.

Whether youll enjoy this book overall depends on whether you can give this part ― which is a fairly minor but not insignificant piece of the story ― a pass and consider it in the context of the times when this book was written.

It averages out to 3 stars, so thats where my rating is going to land.

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مشاهده لینک اصلی
Eugenics, oh dear, oh dear. This book has all sorts of dodgy stuff in that can be overlooked a bit - but not completely! - by always keeping the mantra, @This was written almost a hundred years ago,@ going in your head while youre reading. I would give it five stars - on the whole, I like this one more than Daddy-Long-Legs, which it comes after - but alas! It is really quite dodgy to a reader now.

But for everything else that is not dodgy, I only have massive amounts of love. As an epistolary novel, I think this works better than Daddy-Long-Legs. That is only concerned with Judys one-sided correspondence with her mysterious benefactor. I like better in this book that we see Sallies letters to more people; tis interesting to see how her style changes and evolves with all of them, and what she tells and omits to each.

The romance is better here too, as a) they have a relationship of equality and mutual respect and b) I adore both parties instead of just one as in Daddy-Long-Legs.

And I do adore Sallie. She is both frivolous and hard-working, and I approve of this. Loveliness!

My heart is warmed with love for this book. Five stars for being fantastic! Minus one star for dodginess!

مشاهده لینک اصلی
I have great love for this novel. I read it first as a teenage girl and since then, I have read it many times and each time, I enjoy it immensely and close the book with a big smile on my face.

Dear Enemy is a sequel to the famous novel @Daddy Long [email protected] and is told in a sequence of letters from Sallie to different people, mostly Judy. I have to say that I love this story more than the first novel.In my opinion, Dear Enemy is far more interesting, humorous, lively and romantic compared to the first novel.

Keep an open mind while reading and remind yourselves that this story has been written decades ago and simply skim through any outdated opinions and comments you may find. At the time of this story, women-right activities were just beginning to form and societies were taking great steps forward and despite anything you may find outdated, this story happens to support feminism in a very good way. The first novel concentrates on womens right to educate while this one is about a womans journey to independence and finding her own place in society not who and what she is SUPPOSED to be.

Sallie isnt a very important character in the first novel but after reading this, I came to love her more than Judy. She is officially my most favorite red-head. She is kind, hard-working, funny and a wonderful woman in general. She also has quite a temper, a characteristic that she shares with her @[email protected]! Sallie is a wonderful writer and her letters to her @[email protected] are my favorites! While reading this book, anything remotely related to her relationship with her @[email protected] gives me great joy. I call THIS romance! @[email protected] is just as unique as Sallie herself and together they make one great funny couple.

There are many characters that develop and grow through the story as Sallie grows into her realself and finds confidence. Many of children are memorable and the book portraits the characters in many different shades rather than just black and white.

This is a very funny, beautiful and heart-warming story with powerful concepts and will always remain in my favorites shelf.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Huge swathes of charming, with one egregious, icky icky caveat. I do love me a good epistolary novel, and this one is splendidly done, with a light touch on what the narrator says and what the author wants to happen. I find Sallie a slightly less dense narrator than Judy (heroine of the prequel Daddy Long Legs), whose greatest charm and irritation is her cheerful, persistent earnestness. Sallie is always a bit more self-aware, even when shes the silly socialite being badgered into working, and I appreciate that. No surprises here; everything unfolds exactly as you think it will, but its a neatly crafted little story.

What I especially like about both this novel and its prequel are their sneaky, steadfast feminism. The first book is all about womens education in the early 1900s; this one is all about womens work. Yes, yes, product of their time, all about women in @[email protected] roles as writer and mother-to-113-babies-as-orphanage-director, but its still there. The ideas are still being raised. Womens independence and capability of learning and managing and doing are never in question.

The caveat is the creepy, awful, pervasive eugenics stuff throughout the novel. Because, of course, Our Narrator and her eventual Love Interest flirt back and forth, in a very geeky sort of way, over science books. I am charmed by the flirtation-via-book; Im repulsed by the subject matter. Because simple children are the product of simple parents, and bad children are the product of alcoholic parents, and all madness is hereditary, and wouldnt it be better if Those Sorts Of People just died? Ugh.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
An old favorite from my childhood. A sequel to the much more famous Daddy-Long-Legs, it is a much better book. Sallie, the heroine, is a charmer. Open,gregarious,brave,funny,compassionate,and a modern woman. Sweet romance, and some real drama and tear-jerking moments, in her position as a society girl who takes over the orphanage that her friend Judy from DLL was raised in. The novel is a series of letters to said Judy detailing her triumphs and challenges in her new position. I love epistolary novels because of this book. Oh! and the letters are illustrated with Sallies very cute drawings!

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