Come in La neve cade sui cedri, il romanzo che lo ha imposto all'attenzione mondiale, anche in questo volume di racconti David Guterson elegge a sfondo delle sue storie il Nordest americano, con la sua natura selvaggia, le sue montagne, i suoi deserti, i suoi fiumi. E su questo paesaggio aspro, grandioso e affascinante allinea una galleria multiforme di personaggi e situazioni, in una sorta di emblematico affresco delle varie fasi della vita umana.
- ISBN: 8878186783
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 218
As the title suggests , this collection of ten short stories looks ahead to the future and back to the past. If there's any theme that unifies them, it's a sense of aloneness, not loneliness so much as a feeling of isolation shown in these words from "The Flower Garden," ". . . suddenly I felt more
angels in the snow -2.5 opening day - 2.5 day of the moonwalk - 3 aliens - 3.5 wood grouse on a high promontory overlooking Canada - 4 piranhas - 2.75 three hunters - 2.75 American elm - 3 arcturus - 3.5 the flower garden - 4.25
A lover of short story collections, David Guterson does not disappoint. Noted more for his book Snow Falling on Cedars, he's written thought provoking, sometimes disturbing stories. Set mainly in the Pacific Northwest, and mostly about boys, men, and the transition from one to the other. Guterson ha Leggi tutto
Collection of short stories, published in 1989, from early in the career of treasured Pacific Northwest writer Guterson, who won the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel, “Snow Falling On Cedars.” Like that novel, most of these stories are set in the Pacific Northwest. The stories are of varying quality Leggi tutto
An enjoyable collection of short fiction by the author of "Snow Falling on Cedars". Since I'm a fan of the form I was delighted to read this volume. Even though Guterson struggles with theme and character (it was his debut) and the stories themselves are pretty simple, he has a knack of writing abou Leggi tutto
I would have liked to rate this higher. The stories are beautiful - descriptive and evocative, full of sadness, longing, and regret. But nothing really pops out to make them stand above being just pretty words. The characters seem lifeless compared to their vividly-painted backgrounds, and this make Leggi tutto
David Guterson is one of my favorite authors. His short stories are nothing short of genius. Full of deep conversation and raw emotion, he manages to fill a few pages with more heartfelt writing than some authors can do in a complete novel.
Short stories by the author of Snow Falling on Cedars. Wonderful descriptions of nature - forests, changing of seasons. Most are about young men (and some old men), some are dark and sad. Read it for the description power of the words.
I enjoyed re-reading this collection of early David Guterson short stories written before Guterson became famous with his Snow Falling on Cedars. My favorite was "Opening Day" which tells of three generations of men going to the opening day of duck hunting outside Moses Lake Washington. The high sch Leggi tutto
I knew from the moment I saw it that I wouldn't enjoy this short story collection. Years ago, I had a friend who raved about Snow Falling on Cedars . Knowing my friend's taste, it was obvious that this book is beneath me (sorry not sorry). However...knowing my friend's taste, I thought the stories wo Leggi tutto
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