Sud degli Stati Uniti, metà del secolo scorso. Nell'isolata valle di Ukulore vive una comunità di fanatici religiosi, la cui cieca devozione sembra attirare soltanto le ire e i castighi di un Dio crudele. Ai margini della loro cittadina, tra i fumi delle paludi e le sterminate piantagioni di canna da zucchero, si nasconde Euchrid Eucrow: un ragazzino muto, nato da una vedova alcolizzata e un allucinato cacciatore di ratti e serpenti. Sarà proprio Euchrid, il reietto, il diverso, che dalla sua baracca muoverà una guerra solitaria contro la setta degli ukuliti, misteriosamente ispirato da un angelo e dall'apparizione di Beth, la bambina santa. Con la sua prosa visionaria e biblica, le sue atmosfere grottesche, le sue tinte lunari e ostinatamente dark, "E l'asina vide l'angelo" è il romanzo che ha rivelato al mondo il talento letterario di Nick Cave; pubblicato nel 1989, e divenuto negli anni uno dei più ricercati e sotterranei libri di culto della Generazione X, viene oggi riproposto nel testo integrale della prima edizione, in una nuova traduzione italiana.
- ISBN: 8869982009
- Casa Editrice: Sur
- Pagine: 426
so i am going to review this one after all, because the book i am reading now will probably take me forever, and i don't want to get out of practice writing reviews that have nothing to do with the book. it's a tricky skill, you understand, it must be honed. this may be one of my favorite books ever Leggi tutto
Sleazy, profane, literate, violent, bloated, verbose, apocalyptic, excessive, dense, touching, rhythmic, grotesque, reverent, And the Ass Saw the Angel tells the terrible tragicomedy that is the short and weird and wild-on-top life of Euchrid Eucrow—a backwoods outcast born with the divine gift of a Leggi tutto
If Gabriel Garcia Marquez got knocked up by William Faulkner and birthed a deranged novel that was kept locked up in the basement and beaten daily, it would be 'And The Ass Saw The Angel.' I don't normally write reviews, but this book keeps tumbling around in my mind like shoes in a dryer. I read a r Leggi tutto
One year ago I quit biting my nails - a lifelong habit I finally seemed to have rid myself of. Last week though I started reading this book and, before turning page 10, I was munching on my fingers again. Compulsively... no - convulsively. Such was my reaction to Nick Cave's gorgeous first novel: co Leggi tutto
While not the worst book I've every had the displeasure of reading*, Nick Cave 's work here may be the worst that I've both read and finished. Eragon ? Gave up with extreme prejudice. Da Vinci Code ? Accidentally left it in an airport bathroom in Denver with eleven pages left and did not care e
To say that I’m giving this book 5 stars based on the fact of how much I enjoyed it, would be a lie. The book had a really weak start and a pretty damn weak plot. In my one, dumb, humble opinion the books is aiight. Yes, here comes the big but…BUT! There were 2 things I fucking loved about this book Leggi tutto
Nick Cave knows his biblical tales and is also a fan of Cormac McCarthy (he even scored the movie adaptation of The Road ) - and in his debut novel, it shows. The Australian Renaissance man has crafted a peculiar riff on the Southern Gothic genre, bleeding violence and pain rendered in beautiful, int Leggi tutto
It has been nearly a decade since I first read this, and it was probably the first Southern Gothic that I read. It does still hold up and is in fact in good company as one of the most gruesome in the category. I place it next to The Devil all the Time by Donald Ray Pollock and also Child of God by
Y'all, this is a very, very weird one to rate. I loved/hated it in equal measure and likely would guess most of you would toss it across the room. The written turns of phrase are brilliant and inventive and lovely/horrible, but the growing insanity is very tough to bear. First, the story is Southern Leggi tutto
This is one of my favorite novels. I have to recommend it with a string of caveats, however. The writing is gloriously, indulgently, and shamelessly overwrought. If you go in for clean, crisp prose, you'll probably hate this. It is also an incredibly grim book, but with a wicked and sometimes viciou Leggi tutto
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!