In una Los Angeles periferica e prostrata dalla Grande Depressione, Henry Chinaski, figlio di immigrati tedeschi e adolescente ribelle, vive il suo apprendistato alla vita: la scuola, i piccoli furti, i giochi di strada, le risse, il baseball, l’iniziazione al sesso. Un apprendistato ruvido, duro, rabbioso, consumato all’insegna della disillusione e del rifiuto: dei valori del padre, delle amicizie fasulle, dei sogni giovanili. Ma allo stesso tempo Henry scopre la biblioteca pubblica e la compagnia impareggiabile dei libri, il conforto dell’alcol e la scrittura come unica strada verso l’autentica conoscenza di sé.
Panino al prosciutto è la storia di un viaggio adolescenziale verso la libertà che Bukowski ci narra mantenendosi come sempre in bilico tra invenzione e racconto autobiografico, con i modi unici del suo stile acre, sarcastico, ma anche sottilmente e teneramente disperato.
- ISBN: 8850245424
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 336
So what is a middle-class old woman who seldom drinks and never fights doing reading this book? Enjoying the hell out of it.
I was sixteen, tan, blonde and good looking, catching waves on my yellow surfboard along with all the other surfers, handsome guys and beautiful gals, each and every day that summer. Little did I know this mini-heaven would quickly end and hell would begin in September. Why? My smooth-skinned tan fa Leggi tutto
Δυο βράδια κράτησε αυτό το ταξίδι και είχα την πεποίθηση πως συζητώ αλλά περισσότερο ακούω με απόλυτο σεβασμό για τη ζωή ενός μοναχικού μου φίλου. Τρομερή αμεσότητα και φοβερό ταλέντο προσήλωσης προς τον αποδέκτη των λόγων του. Ακόμη κι αν δεν έχεις σκεφτεί ποτε τη δική του εκδοχή, την απαράλλαχτη γ Leggi tutto
Up until recently, all I knew about Charles Bukowski was what I learned in one of my all time favorite films, ‘Barfly,’ staring the incomparable Mickey Rourke as our antihero Henry Chinaski. If you haven’t seen it, you should remedy that immediately: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrpTDa... This is a Leggi tutto
It is true that Ham on Rye lacks a serious plot. It is also true that Mr. Bukowski writes in a crude, whiskey soaked style. However, the novel makes up for its deficiencies with a well-honed theme on the bullshit realities of middle-class existence and the ugly truth of how our society deals with th Leggi tutto
Update: $1.99 Kindle special today --- Its not for everyone -- but I thought it was fantastic! -- I own it -- and couldn't pull away from it the first time I read it. I'd suggest reading high and low reviews. Then trust your gut! Its 'based' on a true story --but written as a novel. "I had begun to
Ham on Rye is flanked by sauces of happenstance and its delectability depends on the preferences of one’s reading tongue. Mine, for one, could not bear its sour, unsavoury ingredients. In this bildungsroman, which is semi-autobiographical too, the protagonist, Henry Chinaski loads his bag of dilemma Leggi tutto
"The first thing I remember is being under something." So begins this chronicle of the dirty old man's humble beginnings, his formative years, and the myriad oppressions he endured throughout his childhood, adolescence, and early adult life. In the most literal sense, this opening line represents bab Leggi tutto
I feel like this kid is someone that I've known well, not just read a book about him.
“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me”—Hunter Thompson “And my own affairs were as bad, as dismal, as the day I had been born. The only difference was that now I could drink now and then, though never often enough. Drink was the only thi Leggi tutto
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