In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive

In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive

A lyrical poet, Clementine von Radics presents In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive, a collection of brutally honest poetry that lends itself to the powerful anthem of survival.This collection bravely explores life at its darkest and most inspiring moments—drawing on central themes of love, loss, mental health, and abuse. An attempt to understand and to be understood, In a...

DownloadRead Online
Title:In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive
Author:Clementine von Radics
Rating:

In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive Reviews

  • Vani

    I personally love to read poetry in the hours between midnight and four in the morning while I am most vulnerable. However, I saw that there was a Clementine von Radics collection on NetGalley and had to have it and had to read it right that second because I love and adore her and need her words in my brain all the time.

    Her poems are, for me, a uniq

    I personally love to read poetry in the hours between midnight and four in the morning while I am most vulnerable. However, I saw that there was a Clementine von Radics collection on NetGalley and had to have it and had to read it right that second because I love and adore her and need her words in my brain all the time.

    Her poems are, for me, a unique kind of magic. There's no repetition. There are no one-sentence poems. She fleshes an idea all the way out. Even if her poem is one to which I cannot personally relate, it will often resonate. There's one in this collection about swinging from ropes into a lake with her friends, an experience to which I've never had anything close, and I still

    it, because she made me.

    She writes about everything from a visit to an abortion clinic (so emotional I cried) to Plato's story about soulmates having been one being until Zeus struck them apart (so good I couldn't choose an adequate excerpt) and love and heartbreak and death and grief.

    I struggle with reviewing poetry, especially when I love it, because I just want to say, "READ IT, READ IT NOW." So I share excerpts that stick out to me, as I feel this will give you the best sense of whether you'll enjoy the poet's style. With CvR, it's so hard to choose quotes. I have so much bookmarked and highlighted because I'm so in love with her work. If I shared everything I love, this review would be nearly as long as the collection.

    I love that her poems are so accessible. Anyone can read and enjoy and find something to which they can relate. I think she's an amazing example of how you do not have to use overly complicated, flowery language to say something profound. Something that will haunt the reader for the foreseeable future.

    An excerpt from my favorite favorite favorite,

    :

  • Emily B

    I read a copy of ‘In a dream you saw a way to survive’ through Netgalley.

    Firstly the cover to this poetry collection is beautiful and enough to entice anyone. I also liked the layout of the book itself.

    As a collections of poems I felt they were very good. They were raw, highly emotional and real. I also appreciated that they covered a range of topics including mania, love, infidelity and alcoholism.

    As a young woman I felt I could identify with many of the poems.

  • Allie (alliewithbooks)

    This is a beautiful and haunting poetry collection that touches on divorce, abortion, sexuality, and mental health. I love poetry collections that feel like a timeline of someone’s life, and this felt exactly like that. It felt like the poet was recalling this timeline, going back and forth every once in a while but staying on topic and creating something linear. There were some lines that felt a little stunted or clunky, but overall it was a style I really love. I enjoy poems that don’t rhyme a

    This is a beautiful and haunting poetry collection that touches on divorce, abortion, sexuality, and mental health. I love poetry collections that feel like a timeline of someone’s life, and this felt exactly like that. It felt like the poet was recalling this timeline, going back and forth every once in a while but staying on topic and creating something linear. There were some lines that felt a little stunted or clunky, but overall it was a style I really love. I enjoy poems that don’t rhyme and that sound more like prose. It also felt like a good balance between short and long poems. Overall, this is a poetry collection that I could see myself rereading every once in a while or coming back to special poems.

    *I received this ARC through NetGalley*

  • Dora  (Swift Coffee Book Blog)

    This is a beautiful collection of poems inside a stunning cover!

    I couldn't say that I could relate to all of the poems, but there were many that touched me deeply, and I could feel with the poet - and that's in itself a huge thing. Most of the poems were strong ones that dealt with deep feelings and serious life situations, like cheating, love, abortion, and most of all, mental illness. They showed what it's like to wake up every day with a struggle within yourself... how it feels when your own

    This is a beautiful collection of poems inside a stunning cover!

    I couldn't say that I could relate to all of the poems, but there were many that touched me deeply, and I could feel with the poet - and that's in itself a huge thing. Most of the poems were strong ones that dealt with deep feelings and serious life situations, like cheating, love, abortion, and most of all, mental illness. They showed what it's like to wake up every day with a struggle within yourself... how it feels when your own body and brain do everything to work against you. And still it is possible to exist, to live - to survive. To have good things in your life, too.

    This book of poetry is an honest and authentic lesson on fighting one's self - to live.

  • Juliet Fevang

    Clementine von Radics is my favourite contemporary poet of many years. I've been waiting for this one for a while now.

    I own all of their books, "Dream Girl" being my favourite. I think I was looking for "In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive" to make me feel like "Dream Girl" did. And why wouldn't it! The title is a damn Holzer truism for crying out loud. The cover is gorgeous.

    That being said, there weren't really any poems in this that connected with me the same way as before. (Then again, someti

    Clementine von Radics is my favourite contemporary poet of many years. I've been waiting for this one for a while now.

    I own all of their books, "Dream Girl" being my favourite. I think I was looking for "In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive" to make me feel like "Dream Girl" did. And why wouldn't it! The title is a damn Holzer truism for crying out loud. The cover is gorgeous.

    That being said, there weren't really any poems in this that connected with me the same way as before. (Then again, sometimes it felt like "Dream Girl" was written for me alone. Just the poem about my decade long obsession, Courtney Love, hit home hard considering I read it in a room that used to be covered in her posters.) The poems felt more general than previously, and I found myself tiring from her heartbreak poems before I even really read them. With Clementine, I crave specificity.

    The only poem I really liked was the one about the abortion clinic. Still, Clementine's voice is clear and soothing to me. I'm sure I'll end up buying whatever they publish for a very long time.

  • Siobhán

    *I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!*

    I quite liked most of the poems in this collections. They deal with mental health, love, loss, social interactions, relationships and family. They are well written, the layout is interesting and the honesty in which issues are presented is raw yet rewarding: you can survive, life can be good.

    One of the best parts was this 'poem' about abortion:

    "To the protester outside of the clinic who ca

    *I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free poetry collection!*

    I quite liked most of the poems in this collections. They deal with mental health, love, loss, social interactions, relationships and family. They are well written, the layout is interesting and the honesty in which issues are presented is raw yet rewarding: you can survive, life can be good.

    One of the best parts was this 'poem' about abortion:

    "To the protester outside of the clinic who called me a murderer

    If I could have have kept her, if she'd have been born a girl, I would have called her Jane. As in Austen. As in my sister's middle name and my grandmother's before her. I would have taught her to be kind. To be good. To love the Beach Boys even and especially after Brian got weird. I know you don't want to hear this. Prefer to think me faceless and bloodstained, another statistic on cruel, thoughtless women. But like everyone else, this was never going to be my choice until it had to be."

    4 Stars

  • M

    Boy, do I have some Big Feelings about von Radic’s latest work

    and smacking three GR stars on this collection is a bad way of conveying how I feel about it. So, no quick synopsis here— sorry.

    is a two-part collection that synthesizes some tough material into a well-curated examination of survival, trauma, heartbreak, grief, and hope. Von Radic runs the gamut of common themes explored in contemporary poetry so when I began re

    Boy, do I have some Big Feelings about von Radic’s latest work

    and smacking three GR stars on this collection is a bad way of conveying how I feel about it. So, no quick synopsis here— sorry.

    is a two-part collection that synthesizes some tough material into a well-curated examination of survival, trauma, heartbreak, grief, and hope. Von Radic runs the gamut of common themes explored in contemporary poetry so when I began reading the collection, I worried that they wouldn’t have anything new to say. Ultimately, Part I did not distinguish itself to me. Part II, on the other hand,

    .

    Von Radic’s voice is smart, toothy, and dripping something delicious in Part II, but the prosody of the poems in Part I never hit the same lyrical stride as later ones. In particular, I’m still thinking about “The poet refuses to see what can be plainly seen” hours after I finished the full collection.

    Von Radic’s imagery and thoughts are so potent and fresh. They upset the inertia that I feel around contemporary poetry. Only a few poems in Part I hit me in the same way such as “A conversation between my therapist and the mouth that sometimes belongs to me”.

    Von Radic is a force and I look forward to what they write next.

    , without a doubt, is something I would encourage you to read. I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review, but the collection will be released soon on 04/09/2019.

  • Julia Sapphire

    I quite enjoyed this collection, its probably around more of a 3.5 star rating for me. Trigger warnings for divorce, abortion, mental illness, etc.

    There were quite a few poems in here that I adored! I think the author has a really powerful voice and I would love to read more from her.

    Some of the poems were just okay but I could totally feel the messages behind her poems. I can feel the emotio

    I quite enjoyed this collection, its probably around more of a 3.5 star rating for me. Trigger warnings for divorce, abortion, mental illness, etc.

    There were quite a few poems in here that I adored! I think the author has a really powerful voice and I would love to read more from her.

    Some of the poems were just okay but I could totally feel the messages behind her poems. I can feel the emotion that the author put into this collection.

    Not the best collection out there or anything, but enjoyable and some of the poems are worth the read.

  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)

    Not my favorite poetry collection. I couldn’t really connect to the subject matter and the writing style itself, but I’m sure others will adore this collection.

  • Caitlin Conlon

    100% my favorite collection I’ve read from Clementine. this is relatable & heartbreaking & just so gut-wrenchingly real. the way jenny holzer’s truism works throughout the entire book is fabulous as well. I feel like I need a good cry & to forgive myself for the way I handled my last breakup now, lol.

Best Books Online is in no way intended to support illegal activity. Use it at your risk. We uses Search API to find books/manuals but doesn´t host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them


©2019 Best Books Online - All rights reserved.