Sullo sfondo della sonnolenta provincia francese degli anni Sessanta si consuma la passione bruciante fra due giovani: Anne-Marie, una bella commessa francese diciottenne, e Philip Dean, ventiquattrenne americano in fuga dal college. A raccontarla è un narratore anonimo che ha avuto in prestito da alcuni amici una casa a Autun, in Borgogna. Morbosamente geloso della felicità dei due amanti, legati da una sessualità avventurosa ed estrema, quasi ipnotica, il narratore-voyeur ripercorre a ritmo vorticoso la stagione più intensa della loro vita – sono a volte fotografie, lampi, sensazioni acute e fuggevoli – mescolando, forse, realtà e immaginazione. In una storia che è anche ricca di tenerezza, la carnalità diventa incontro di anime, di quelli che lasciano dietro di sé «le reliquie dell’amore, soffuse di dolorosa bellezza».
- ISBN: 8823509556
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 256
First of all, this star system aggrieves me. When I hover my cursor over the stars I learn that 3 stars indicates "I liked it" and 4 stars indicates "I really liked it" etc. "Liking" has nothing to do with my sense of this novel, and in fact, isn't even germane in this instance. I didn't like this n Leggi tutto
How rare is it to find exquisite, naked-as-a-jaybird, hot-as-Hades, life affirming sex scenes in a book of lit-fic? I'll tell you: very rare. It pretty much never happens. It happened here. Although I'm starting to feel like it was all a dream. Like I'm going to wake up after I write this review, ope Leggi tutto
4.5 stars "Certain things I remember exactly as they were. They are merely discolored a bit by time, like coins in the pocket of a forgotten suit. Most of the details, though, have long since been transformed or rearranged to bring others of them forward. Some, in fact, are obviously counterfeit; the Leggi tutto
“ Remember that the life of this world is but a sport and a pastime, and the life of the Hereafter is far better for those who seek to ward off their ruin. ” Quran 6 : 32 (Al-An'am) A phrase from the Islamic holy book is the title of this very secular story. That is one of several unsettling mysteries Leggi tutto
A sport and a pastime is a pretty good definition of how a certain kind of man treats women in relationships. This is a brilliant, probing and very subtle depiction of the relationship between a rich American boy and a poor French girl without prospects. The subtlety with which Salter writes means y Leggi tutto
Well, hell. Give me a minute here, people. Give me a minute while I light my cigarette with my shaky hands, take a load off my mind, too. Wow. For a lady who is determined to find literary smut and is so often disappointed , I've got to tell you . . . I'm spent. I'm exhausted. I'm blowing smoke right. . Leggi tutto
Americans in France. A summer that never ends, a delightful treat for all the senses, a place where eroticism and youth blend naturally with the slow rhythm of a life enjoyed to the core. Paradise redoubled. Or is it? The nameless narrator of this atemporal story arrives at Autun, a bucolic town in t Leggi tutto
Some books I hear about through the loudspeakers of popular opinion (Harry Potter, Twilight, The Book Thief). Others are classics everybody has heard about (A Farewell to Arms, Les Miserables). Genre books I discover in dedicated forums and recently my wishlist is growing exponentially through Goodr Leggi tutto
Exquisite writing, “sophisticated” someone called it, very erotic. The pages fly by; I don’t even remember turning them. In my mind it’s a modern classic.
He hasn't the strength to dream, or rather, his dreams take place while he is awake and they are marvelous for at least one quality: he has the power to prolong them. he has a dream of France. wintry and grey, rain and empty streets. he has a dream of a younger version of himself, handsome and al
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