Introduzione di Piergiorgio Bellocchio
Traduzione di Giorgio Brunacci
Da sempre il nome di Casanova evoca la figura dell’irresistibile seduttore, del libertino impenitente. Ma l’erotismo del personaggio non è che la manifestazione di una sfrenata energia vitale, di uno spettacolare appetito, di una curiosità onnivora che ha per oggetto la vita in tutte le sue forme. Nel grande libro delle sue memorie ci sono il nomadismo e il gusto dell’avventura, l’amore per il gioco, la sfacciataggine e l’amoralità, l’insofferenza per ogni disciplina. Case di piacere, sale da gioco, teatri, alberghi, palazzi nobiliari sono il palcoscenico delle sue imprese, narrate con vivacità d’immaginazione in una prosa avvincente. Sfruttatore delle altrui debolezze, cinico, beffardo, orgoglioso della propria fortuna e del proprio talento, Casanova ci lascia un compiaciuto autoritratto, ma ci consegna anche il testamento spirituale di una società e di un’epoca ormai al crepuscolo.
- ISBN: 881181085X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 384
Casanova famously replied to a woman who asked him what he sought, ‘A moment that lasts a lifetime.’ Although she flew past him she left an impression, an imprint, like no other. When he was writing his memoirs in old age, impoverished financially but rich in memories, she blazed back into life for h Leggi tutto
The rating is for this edition and this translation. Not only is it so heavily edited as to remove any of the power of the original text, but the translator himself has admitted he "modernised" the language to make it "easier" for modern readers. Fuck you is what I say to that. And fuck Penguin. Als Leggi tutto
What an extraordinary, exhilarating, brilliant book! Of course this is an abridged version: the original manuscript of Casanova's memoir takes 14 volumes, so who knows what amazing episodes are missing from this edition! But to be honest, the editors seem to have done a great job at patching all the Leggi tutto
I actually read the unabridged version of this book (Diaries of Casanova Vol 1-6) but I think its important to put this review here as I believe it will get the most exposure. Critics hailed this as the best slice of 1700s culture throughout Europe and I have to agree. What drew me most about the book Leggi tutto
Let me say that if I could have dinner with ten people - regardless of the time period - I would DEFINITELY want Giacomo Casanova there! He had adventure after adventure. I loved the story! It was a really wild ride. And the thing I liked most about it was it was so fresh and exciting - not your ave Leggi tutto
When I read old book, I don't often consider them to be "instructional". Any advice of a philosophical or scientific nature that has been written more than a few years ago is likely to contain assertions that are remarkable for their time, but laughable for our time. Casanova is not like this at all Leggi tutto
The guy was an asshole pervert with no regard for females, but he was also genius. And I named my dog after him.
اهم حكمة كتبت فى مذكراته انه يجب على الشخص ان يكون تقى وان لم يستطع يتظاهر بالتقوى فى كل الاحوال
Even though this is the abridged version, it is a must read. Many people think Casanova was a romantic, which he was, but he was also a seducer of nuns, a thief, con-man, charlatan, and addict! After a visit to Venice I believed I needed to read about the man I'd heard of, in his own words. There is Leggi tutto
It's just so good. Where else are you going to meet a complete dirt bag who can tell you everything about meeting Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin and who gets congratulated by doctors for giving people VD? This version is very puritanical. The original is 1400 pages and this version is cut down to 400 Leggi tutto
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