Pubblicata nel 1891, due anni dopo "Tre uomini in barca", l'opera ha la classica struttura degli altri capolavori di Jerome K. Jerome. In questo caso si tratta di un pellegrinaggio verso un teatro di Ober-Ammergau, a ottanta chilometri da Monaco, dove ogni dieci anni viene messa in scena una celebre rappresentazione della Passione di Cristo. Il viaggio, come sempre in Jerome, non è che la scusa per dare il via a esilaranti sequele di inconvenienti, ricordi, riflessioni e tirate nonsense, disseminate sulla pagina dove ogni singola parola sembra pensata per provocare una sonora risata.
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- Pagine: 124
- Data di uscita: 28-03-2019
Wow. Good that it's finished. I have posted quotes almost from the entire book. As if I re-wrote it. But I am not Jerome K Jerome. Nor can I be. But I think I would have loved it. He seems quite an agreeable Englishman, from this distance perspective. Before I started reading this little book, I rea Leggi tutto
It was fabulous. I had really read, reread and enjoyed other books by JKJ such as three men in a boat and three men in the bummel, mostly fiction. This book by the way, is non-fiction, mainly ruminating on life in general and Germany in specific, while the author was travelling with his friend B. in Leggi tutto
Just what I expected: a very silly book about the travails of international travel. It’s much more about the luckless journey and the endurance of national stereotypes than it is about the Passion Play the travelers see once they get to Germany. It was amusing to see the ways in which some things ha Leggi tutto
Very typically Jerome K Jerome as he and a friend bumble their way through Europe to see the Passion play at Oberammergau. Although the apparent purpose of the trip was to see the play, there isn't a great deal said about it. Jerome states at one point in the book that there has already been enough
This was a fun read. I recently started reading JKJ and wondered how I had missed his writing for so long. This work describes a trip with his friend to the Oberammergau Passion Play. They seem to have covered most of Germany in trying to get there from England. He commented on both their travel fru Leggi tutto
I love english 19 century humor, but unfortunately this book hasn’t been as enjoyable i would have wanted mainly because it does not have a story per se, instead it has many distinct anecdotes which one must consider separately. I have to agree with the author when he recommends: “[...] when you get Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed this. I think I preferred it to Three Men in a Boat which sometimes seems to try to hard to be funny. It might be because I was in holiday in Austria when I was reading it on my way to the Oberammergau passion play (which was the aim of the Pilgrimage in the book).
Богат език, чудесен хумор, но и доста стойностни разсъждения. Плюс готини илюстрации :) "Да, кого го е грижа какво точно ще кажа? И какво казват всички за каквото и да било? Никой не забелязва, слава богу. Тази мисъл вероятно е голяма утеха за редактори и критици. Съвестният чоеек, ако чувства, че д Leggi tutto
The first part, the travel journey, was surprisingly delightful. The ruminations on life not so much. I'd rather rate them as separate books, but unfortunately they were put together under a common title, quite incongruously at that.
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