In Salambò, scritto nel 1862 all’indomani di un viaggio in Tunisia, Flaubert compone una grandiosa epopea, storica e letteraria insieme, che spazia dall’Oriente immaginario, al gusto dell’esotico e del bizzarro, dall’amore per l’archeologia e le antichità classiche e cristiane, alla seducente tentazione delle più oscure pulsioni che albergano nel suo animo di scrittore. Ambientato a Cartagine nel III secolo a.C., il romanzo è incentrato sulla figura della vergine sacerdotessa Salambò che, con una notte d’amore, cambia le sorti della guerra per poi perire insieme all’amato. In lei prende forma il desiderio di Flaubert di conciliare la bellezza sensibile e l’illusione della verità e su di lei si concentrarono le critiche di chi, nell’eroina cartaginese, volle vedere una Emma Bovary in costume.
- ISBN: 8811366046
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 352
A little human sacrifice, a touch of cannibalism, some slaughter of both soldiers and civilians, one or two crucifixions, there you have it, the mercenaries revolt against Carthage in 240 B.C. Yes I am being facetious, a great amount in all these categories in fact occurred, people played rough then Leggi tutto
I'd not intended to read Salammbô , Flaubert's close-to-unknown second novel, but I was at the end of Madame Bovary and saw a yellowing 1922 edition in the 1 Franc pile at the Geneva flea market's book stall. How could I resist? It's a strange book, and at first I had trouble getting into it. I'd exp Leggi tutto
Salammbô, Gustave Flaubert Salammbô (1862) is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert . It is set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. Flaubert's main source was Book I of Polybius's Histories. The Leggi tutto
You pass through the intimidating portcullis and enter the museum called Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert . It is an awesome edifice and you are duly awed. So ornate, so steeped in olden times and ancient ways, so stylish in its baroque Orientalism. The first gallery amazes you. It describes a feast for Leggi tutto
Just as it's hard to believe that the Rod Stewart who gave us the classic Every Picture Tells a Story is also responsible for "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", it's baffling that Flaubert wrote Salammbô right after his more famous effort. This is a historical novel about a revolt against Carthage by unpaid me Leggi tutto
Carthage holds a certain fascination for me, as a classics scholar, in that it was an empire of power, influence, and grand personalities--and yet the legacy Carthage has left to us, her history, her culture were deliberately erased, burned to the ground with nary a trace remaining, and then replace Leggi tutto
Readers who know Gustave Flaubert only for Madame Bovary, his meticulous dissection of a provincial marriage, may be surprised by Salammbo. I certainly was. But for Good and bad reasons though. Instead of the contemporary setting of the M Bovary, Flaubert offers every exotic extreme he can imagine,
I had already read Salammbo a decade ago ... or more! I remembered it like a dream or a nightmare. And by rereading it, this story is a dream and a nightmare all at once. The apparitions of Salammbo don’t seem real. Flaubert himself says in a letter to Sainte-Beuve, "I’m not sure of her reality; for Leggi tutto
Many GR members having noted with approval the lust and kinky sex in this novel set during the era of the Punic Wars praised Salammbô as an excellent novel of the Decadent school. As decadence it did not thrill me as the two main protagonists were dull beyond belief. Nonentheless, I still think that Leggi tutto
George Steiner brought me here που λέμε και στο χωριό, όταν αναλύοντας το φαντασιακό του 19ου αιώνα στη Δύση ανέφερε την Σαλαμπώ ως παράδειγμα της φρίκης και του θανάτου που λάνθανε κάτω από την ευμάρεια και την αισιοδοξία που τα τεχνολογικά επιτεύγματα έφεραν στον ευρωπαϊκό χώρο εκείνη τη περίοδο. Κ Leggi tutto
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