In una grande casa vittoriana sulle rive dell’Hudson, Viri e Nedra conducono un’esistenza che sfiora la perfezione: due figlie, una cerchia di amici interessanti, cene raffinate, buona musica, giornate passate a prendere il sole. Tutto, all’interno di quel microcosmo, è studiato nei minimi particolari, eppure più fragile di quanto appaia, inadeguato a reggere l’urto degli anni, della noia, delle ambizioni frustrate. Sulla superficie di un matrimonio felice si aprono crepe sottili: un’altra vita, segreta, preme per venire allo scoperto, e per ciascuno la posta in gioco è la conquista di sé.
- ISBN: 8823513472
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 378
" There is no complete life. There are only fragments. " I loved this beautiful, understated, unsentimental, slowly tragic book. It’s elusive and impressionistic, but painfully real. A meandering suite of poetic tableaux. Disjointed yet intricately connected. Even the tenses are occasionally fluid. It Leggi tutto
There is nothing light about this book. Paradoxically, not even the in the title. I am blown away. I am devastated. I wasn’t prepared for Salter, and in spite of knowing the plot and having read many of my GR friends’ reviews, I wasn’t ready to read this novel. A book that looks the reader in the eye Leggi tutto
LA VITA NASCOSTA Il Tappan Zee Bridge congiungeva le due rive del fiume Hudson in uno dei punti più larghi, una quarantina di km a nord di Midtown. È qui che vivono Nedra e Viri (Vladimir), Franca e Danny (Diane): i Berland. Il ponte è stato demolito nel 2017 per essere rimpiazzato. Quindici anni nell Leggi tutto
This is a portrait of marriage. I felt very touched by the lives he describes, not so much for their own travails, but in recognition of my own. There is such sadness in expectations unfulfilled. Our lives do not follow the script we write as inexperienced authors of our lives. We drift apart, do no Leggi tutto
Light Years is a novel about a marriage and about home – home only sometimes the place where the heart is. Salter focuses on a couple who usually have a supporting role in other novels. The kind of restless, disaffected, showy, promiscuous couple who provide an inkling that there’s something rotten Leggi tutto
James Salter was born in 1925. He grew up in New York....attended West Point. He was a career officer and Flight Pilot in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1957. He earned a living as a writer after he resigned from the military. James Salter died last year, June 19, 2015, at the age 90 This b Leggi tutto
There are really two kinds of life. There is, as Viri says, the one people believe you are living, and there is the other. It is the other which causes the trouble, this other we long to see. And here I am once more, mesmerized and hypnotized by the writing of another mid-last-century American ma
A very beautifully written portrait of an adulterous marriage, adulterous on both sides. It's a novel essentially made up of vignettes, snapshots, defining moments. There's little dramatic tension but it's a tremendously wise and philosophical and poetical novel. What I would say is that Salter is m Leggi tutto
Salter has struck gold here with one of the most beautifully written book I will ever get to read, but this is not a story in the traditional sense, and some will struggle with Salter's writing, as this was probably written with older adults in mind and those with children, but should undisputedly b Leggi tutto
Unfathomable Font of Blue Flowing: Life's Serial Goodbyes This one hit home hard. I identified closely with the core of the male character, but I loved it most for its gorgeous profundity. The novel brims with such eloquence on both feeling life's emptiness of meaning and in appealing to life's abund Leggi tutto
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