Two Men Arrive in a Village

Two Men Arrive in a Village

Two Men Arrive in a Village Original Fiction Short Story A kind of wildness descends a bloody chaos into which all the formal gestures of welcome and food and threat seem instantly to dissolve newyorker magazine

  • Title: Two Men Arrive in a Village
  • Author: Zadie Smith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 270
  • Format: ebook
  • Original Fiction, Short Story A kind of wildness descends, a bloody chaos, into which all the formal gestures of welcome and food and threat seem instantly to dissolve newyorker magazine 201

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    Hear Zadie Smith read her short story:newyorker/magazine/201Here's her interview about this short story:newyorker/books/page-t

    Brilliant piece of writing by Zadie Smith. The topic is disturbing and portrays true happenings around the world in a generic way. Though it is a short story, it packs a punch.

    Smith’s reading of Two Men Arrive in a Village for The New Yorker runs approximately twelve minutes, but these minutes encapsulate all the horrors that women face every day the world over.The story contains neither characters nor plot in the traditional sense; the narrative follows two nameless men in a village that could be anywhere, as they terrorise its womenfolk. It’s decidedly a parable for the modern reader, but with no lessons to offer, only shameful truths.While this is about violenc [...]

    Beautiful and terrifying short piece from Zadie Smith. I loved the narrator's tone where she was constantly drawing parallels to relieve the story of any sense of locality. Elegant and masterful, it is exactly what one would expect from one of the finest writer of our time.

    In the documentary "The Act of Killing" there is a scene where the men whom had torutured and killed their fellow Cambodian's returned to a village and re-enacted their crimes. All around them were people - and I remember most of them being women - who had been old enough to remember the killings first hand, had probably never spent a night since without thinking about those horros and were now fafe to face with their tormentors.Yet the look on their faces is what I remember the most because I d [...]

    Netušila som, že prvú vec, ktorú si od Zadie Smith prečítam bude sedemstranová poviedka, ale veľmi sa mi páčila!

    Two Men in a Village is a free story available via The New YorkerFavorite Quote(s): “The two men like to arrive in this manner, with a more or less friendly greeting, and this might remind us of the fact that all humans, no matter what they do, like very much to be liked, even if it’s for only an hour or so before they are feared or hated—or maybe it would be better to say that they like the fear that they inspire to be leavened with other things, such as desire or curiosity, even if, in t [...]

    A very tight and well-styled story that tells the tale of hate and violence and terror. The ability of humans to commit injustice is terrifying, but it happens everyday. Zadie Smith is a wonder as she describes the hopelessness and the mundanity of the event (for she seems to hint at it being common/universal) of two strangers wandering into a village. Although the prose is restricted to the tone of a fable, it does the story justice in the way the poor woman could not for their daughters and so [...]

    This is my first Zadie Smith story and I really liked it. I honestly just loved it. I loved how she kept repeating the title throughout the story. I loved how the story was told. I loved how the story was told!!!! It was a really good and interesting read. It makes me wonder what was going on when she wrote it or what had inspired the story. I recommend this book to everyone and anyone.

    Very brief, but intense, heart-wrenching short story about women's bodies being a battlefield of war -- any war, anywhere. Very minimalistic and yet strong. I had goosebumps. Mostly because I know what is described here happens every single day, somewhere out there.

    This a short story, but it features a powerful narrative and is very relevant given all the violence against women in the world today. From the first paragraph I was struck by how well Zadie Smith uses foreshadowing. The tone is ominous because it has to be. This is worth reading.

    Beautiful writing but the topic is unbearable to think about. It happens every day, to helpless women in ramshackle countries.

    The two men like to arrive in this manner, with a more or less friendly greeting, and this might remind us of the fact that all humans, no matter what they do, like very much to be liked, even if it’s for only an hour or so before they are feared or hated . . . Smith's tale is horrifying and poignant, beautifully written and riveting. I wish it were not a true story.

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