Miss Seetoh in the World

  • Title: Miss Seetoh in the World
  • Author: Catherine Lim
  • ISBN: 9789814328364
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Miss Seetoh in the World Miss Maria Seetoh a teacher of English and Literature in St Peter s Secondary School in Singapore sees herself as a simple soul who only wants to be a good and happy person and has a dream to writ
    Miss Maria Seetoh, a teacher of English and Literature in St Peter s Secondary School in Singapore, sees herself as a simple soul who only wants to be a good and happy person , and has a dream to write stories about simple, ordinary people going about their daily lives However, God Providence Fate Chance, etc decrees otherwise She is thrown into the tumult of a disasMiss Maria Seetoh, a teacher of English and Literature in St Peter s Secondary School in Singapore, sees herself as a simple soul who only wants to be a good and happy person , and has a dream to write stories about simple, ordinary people going about their daily lives However, God Providence Fate Chance, etc decrees otherwise She is thrown into the tumult of a disastrous marriage that begins as strangely as it ends, a failed love affair that hollows her out , and a controversial teaching career that ends with her abrupt resignation Most of all, she is caught in a political event as shocking in its causes as in its consequences.Set against the backdrop of modern day Singapore, a hugely successful city state grappling with changes and challenges that could corrode the very soul, the novel ultimately examines, with wit, wry irony and warm understanding, the unchanging quandaries of the human condition, when love and sex, religion and politics, tradition and modernity, can all come together in an unruly mix, to show human nature at its most depressing and its most inspiring.

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    About Catherine Lim


    1. in ChineseCatherine Lim Poh Imm Chinese pinyin L n B oy n, born 21 March 1942 is a Singaporean fiction author known for writing about Singapore society and of themes of traditional Chinese culture Hailed as the doyenne of Singapore writers , Lim has published nine collections of short stories, five novels, two poetry collections, and numerous political commentaries to date from


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    1. I like the idea, but not the execution. The story is prolonged with events which don’t contribute anything significant to the understanding the story or in order to deepen characterizations. The main heroine is interesting, thoughtful, educated woman, teacher who craves solitude, and she wants to become writer, but she is always distracted by events in her life. Her personal story is intertwined with many ideas - the political situation in Singapore, education systems, importance of the langua [...]

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    2. A remarkable story, without a doubt. How one lady braved through all the provocations in her life to rise up and put on an optimistic front in hope of a better future. One of principles and rationale. A failed marriage and a harrowing affair do nothing to stop Maria Seetoh from emitting love and care to those around her.Catherine Lim is an incredible author indeed. The vivid details and the profound words used to play the scene so perfectly realistic makes Miss Seetoh in the World the sui generi [...]

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    3. In this detailed account, Lim explores Singaporean customs, politics and societal particularities. She mostly gives voice to women in their subjugated state through marriage and child rearing despite their place as contributors to a modern society, and to politics which show Singapore as a quasi-totalitarian state: benign in its application but limiting and oppressing nonetheless.There are lengthy passages: I put the book down for a while - this is an expository novel not a wild action packed on [...]

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    4. I used to chase after each of the author's New books but I found that I did not like her recent few creation. Just too sad.Hence I did not hold high hopes on this one. Amazingly, I found myself liking it.I can imagine the emotional torture that Maria was going through. A mother who.love the adopted sonore than her. Everything that she does gets no approval from the mother and the husband. Having to walk on egg shells around her husband.No knowing which of her actions or her words would trigger a [...]

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    5. I was ready to love this book: The cover and synopsis were intriguing, and I was eager to learn something of Singapore, a city-state I know very little of. Unfortunately, I didn't find what I was looking for. The elements of a good book are here, but every time the story gets going, it is sidelined in favor of a meandering mess of often trite ideas on gender relations or religion or political affairs. These discursions were frustrating. I found myself setting the book aside for long periods and [...]

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    6. It really jumped around a lot and I think it could have been much better if is had been edited to flow more smoothly. I didn't get why some of the characters had been included (why Maggie -- or why Maggie all the way through the book?). I wanted to know more about how she agreed to marry her husband, and couldn't quite fathom why she fell for the older man at one point. However, I did really enjoy the insight into a Singapore that I don't really get to see that much of as an outsider. The anti-g [...]

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    7. I've always enjoyed Catherine lim's books but this one was disappointing. It was a book I was glad I was done when I got to the end, which was a bit of a struggle. Too many plots tenuously woven and too obviously meant to be a swipe at the government. A little too blatant to be interesting. Might have been better if it had been metaphorical instead.

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    8. This book I am still reading and I am at pg 235 I think this book is just right for students and above as it have good words to learn from there and have good teaching things it tells about a teacher and her background story life and also telling about Miss Seetoh life, her friends and backgrounds and also says what she likes to do.

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    9. Funny at times but I really did not care for the romantic elements.

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    10. A good story. But I thought it went a little haywire in between as the author tried to cover a lot of topics. Gave me a bit of an intro to Singapore's politics though.

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