Introduzione di Franco Cordelli
Traduzione di Elio Maraone
Quale segreto nascondono Miles e Flora, i due fanciulli dall’aspetto angelico rimasti orfani e affidati dallo zio in circostanze misteriose a una giovane istitutrice? E perché Peter Quint, il vecchio maggiordomo, e Miss Jessel, la prima governante, continuano ad aggirarsi nell’antica dimora di Bly dove da tempo non lavorano più? In un’atmosfera tesa e allucinata, «carica di bellezza e di sciagura», James ambienta una delle sue opere più suggestive. Scritto e pubblicato nel 1898, Il giro di vite è solo in apparenza una storia di fantasmi. Pur muovendosi entro i collaudati schemi del romanzo gotico, l’autore orchestra una favola che ha i contorni dell’incubo e che fa dell’ambiguità la sua vera cifra. Perché mentre ci racconta di spettri e revenants, è d’altro che ci parla: del cuore di tenebra della realtà, del potere delle ossessioni e dei gorghi oscuri della mente umana, dell’infinita catena delle dipendenze e delle seduzioni, dell’innocenza violata e corrotta.
- ISBN: 8811360765
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 208
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“No, no—there are depths, depths! The more I go over it, the more I see in it, and the more I see in it, the more I fear. I don’t know what I don’t see—what I don’t fear!” Screen shot from the 1961 version of The Innocents based on the James short story. A governess is hired to look after the neph Leggi tutto
Now you see me, ...now you don’t.. What the... Meaning, understanding and certainty all become elusive chimera in this ambiguous game of hide-and-seek that Henry James plays with us. Have you ever been in one of those weird situations where you wondered if you were losing your mind, doubting whethe Leggi tutto
Turn of the Screw is a pretty cool story. It's about a governess who either heroically attempts to protect her two charges from malevolent ghosts or goes dangerously bonkers. James leaves it ambiguous and I love that kind of story. Ambiguity works for me. Four stars for the plot. Kindof an abrupt en Leggi tutto
I hate when I don't love a classic. It makes me feel stupid, like I'm too ignorant to comprehend literary brilliance. I'm particularly disappointed in myself for not loving A Turn of the Screw , because I'm such a huge fan of all things ghastly and Gothic. And this is both! But it's true. I didn't car Leggi tutto
There is a presumption that a book, if written concurrent with a certain time period during which a ruler of notable longevity reigned and originating from an area of the world long known, during that time period in particular, for an effusiveness of style in excess of that which may be, at a minimu Leggi tutto
Me at 50%: And 75%. And 90%. I was actually really excited to read this classic Henry James novella, a gothic ghost story published in 1898. A young woman is hired to be the governess for two young orphans by their uncle, whose good looks and charm impress the governess. She wants to impress him in t Leggi tutto
I HAVE YOU, BUT HE HAS LOST YOU FOR EVER! Questo libro m'ha messo i brividi, m'ha costretto a leggere solo in presenza del sole per tenermi lontano da buio e tenebre. Il film tratto dal breve romanzo di H.James, del 1961: The Innocents, regia di Jack Clayton, sceneggiatura di Truman Capote, con Debor Leggi tutto
The Turn of the Screw is another classic I have been meaning to read for years. I didn't know much about it, but it has come up a lot lately in my Goodreads discussions and other books I have read. I was surprised to find out that it is a gothic horror story. Not really sure what I was expecting, bu Leggi tutto
“I seemed to float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure, and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his perhaps being innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he were innocent, what then on earth was I?” A young governes Leggi tutto
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