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
i chioschi che vendono bagels, le freddure, la musica di gershwin, lo storione affumicato su amsterdam avenue, andare in psicoanalisi. realizzo che le prime cinque cose che mi vengono in mente se penso a new york sono 100% kosher. grazie a dio (il loro, sia chiaro. è sufficientemente biblico perché Leggi tutto
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
I received this book from a friend when, after years of living in NYC, I finally left--and nobody could believe it. I've always noticed that about NY (I lived there since I was 17): everyone complains and dreams of moving out, but no one believes anyone would actually do it (though people do, consta Leggi tutto
Adam Gopnik writes for the New Yorker, but since I don’t read that magazine, I first encountered him when I read “Paris to the moon”, his collection of essays about his family’s years living in Paris – first himself and his wife, and then the two of them and the children they had while they lived th 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.
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
J. P. Donleavy once wrote a hilarious novel titled A Fairy Tale of New York. Adam Gopnik's masterpiece could be just as aptly titled. He has, however, chosen a somewhat more prosaic title while letting the content of his non-fiction work read very much like the title of Donleavy's opus. While Gop
"The taxi has its checkered lore, the subway its legend, and the Town Car a certain Michael Douglas in Wall Street icon quality; but if there is a memorable bus scene in literature, or an unforgettable moment in a movie that takes place on a New York City bus, I have not found it. it isn't that buse Leggi tutto
I was not familiar with Adam Gopnik's work - it has been years since I regularly read "The New Yorker". I thought that this book was going to read more like a memoir when it actually is a collection of essays - some tied together by the stories of his children. Others felt a bit disjointed. I did en Leggi tutto
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