Nell’autunno del 2000, dopo aver trascorso cinque anni a Parigi come corrispondente, Adam Gopnik decide di tornare a New York in modo che i suoi figli, Olivia e Luke, possano crescere «nell’abbraccio dell’educazione progressista americana». Così, partendo dalla prima missione impossibile di metter su casa a Manhattan, compone una panoramica a 360 gradi della contemporaneità nella Grande Mela. Una carrellata di personaggi reali e fittizi, in un «antimemoir» del curioso mondo che circonda la famiglia Gopnik, un inedito spaccato della metropoli americana che, a fronte del drammatico 11 settembre, diventa un «inno alla speranza», in cui «le ombre sono tutto quello che abbiamo per mostrare a noi stessi le innumerevoli forme che la luce può creare».
- ISBN: 8823518482
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 400
- Data di uscita: 25-05-2017
I've heard a very good friend of mine use the term "dabbler" more than once. That term fits Adam Gopnik very well. He's a writer for The New Yorker and will seemingly write about anything that catches his attention or, possibly, that he's been assigned to write about. (Though he's been writing for t Leggi tutto
Journalist Adam Gopnik reflects over a period of a few years on his return to New York from Paris with his young children. The reflections cover his personal life, cultural trends, and the changes to the city. His children experience imaginary friends, chess, Yu-Gi-Oh!, baseball, heelies, fantasy gam Leggi tutto
This was also a library sale find. I find Gopnik's writing *dense* but also cant put him down. A classic New Yorker writer. There were a couple of laughs-out-loud and I enjoyed the chance to follow his children's, especially his son Luke's, growing up. And his own life lessons as well.
Gopnik is a liberal, humane essayist with the sensibilities of a stand-up comic (or is it the opposite?), and my enjoyment of his work cannot be overstated. A loveletter to New York City, sure, but more broadly a love letter to all cities, to the flowering of chaos and beauty that comes from the den Leggi tutto
(3.5) adam feels like a member of my family... sometimes his long-winded explanations and digressions really annoy me but at the end of the day he just gets it
Oh Adam Gopnik. How in love I once was with you. How amazed I was with your facility to dig into layers of everyday life and come up with wise genius. How many times did I read aloud to friends your original New Yorker "Bumping Into Ravioli" essay? I still may be in love with you, but this book test Leggi tutto
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