Sgomento ed esuberanza, radicamento ed estraneità: i temi di Jhumpa Lahiri in questo libro raggiungono un vertice. La donna al centro della storia oscilla tra immobilità e movimento, tra la ricerca di identificazione con un luogo e il rifiuto, allo stesso tempo, di creare legami permanenti. La città in cui abita, e che la incanta, è lo sfondo vivo delle sue giornate, quasi un interlocutore privilegiato: i marciapiedi intorno a casa, i giardini, i ponti, le piazze, le strade, i negozi, i bar, la piscina che la accoglie e le stazioni che ogni tanto la portano più lontano, a trovare la madre, immersa in una solitudine senza rimedio dopo la morte precoce del padre. E poi ci sono i colleghi di lavoro in mezzo ai quali non riesce ad ambientarsi, le amiche, gli amici, e «lui», un’ombra che la conforta e la turba. Fino al momento del passaggio. Nell’arco di un anno e nel susseguirsi delle stagioni, la donna arriverà a un «risveglio», in un giorno di mare e di sole pieno che le farà sentire con forza il calore della vita, del sangue. Questo è il primo romanzo di Jhumpa Lahiri scritto in italiano, con il desiderio di oltrepassare un confine e di innestarsi in una nuova lingua letteraria, andando sempre più al largo.
- ISBN: 882352346X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 180
- Data di uscita: 30-08-2018
La solitudine Whereabouts - Dove mi trovo - my first foray into Jhumpa Lahiri’s work turned out to be her first novel she has written in Italian since she moved from the US to Rome, chose to leave English behind and to write exclusively in Italian instead. When I was reading the book (in Dutch), it h Leggi tutto
A tiny novel about everything and nothing.
"I feel sad as I laugh; I didn't know love at her age. What did I do? I read books and studied. I listened to my parents and did what they asked me to. Even though, in the end, I never made them happy. I didn't like myself, and something told me I'd end up alone." I like the writing. First of all, before Leggi tutto
I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this little ‘story’ of urban loneliness. 150 pages of nuanced prose that reads like a poem. Constructed of the fewest words possible in order to cut to the core of what their writer meant to convey: the outer dialogue of a single woman with her surroundin Leggi tutto
Blame Hemingway. Since Papa published “The Sun Also Rises” in 1926, a subgenre of literary fiction has swelled around Depressed Guys Wandering. For a certain kind of dead serious writer, it is an irresistible pose. Stripped of anything so lowbrow as a plot, these slim, grim novels offer a flatlined v Leggi tutto
I was very impressed by this reading, I didn’t really think to find pages and pages of complete loneliness and melancholy.... Jhumpa lists many places where we w will find her female character ( unknown name) by giving an accurate description of the actions and feelings felt in that particular place. Leggi tutto
Library overdrive...Audiobook....read by Susan Vinciotti Bonito 3 hours and 23 minutes “When there was nothing left to say, we went out for a meal” Nice plan! I have little to say about this book — kinda neutral .... ......It gave me the moody blues. ....I’d like a nap now! The writing was filled wit Leggi tutto
A middle aged woman, never named, in an unknown city, this book contains over 40 vignettes. The woman is a people watcher, a depressive and wants to connect with others, but also loves her solitude. An internal rendering of daily events in a life, she explains what she does and what she thinks, abou Leggi tutto
Whereabouts takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary. Reading this book is like reading art. This book is beyond beautiful, the writing is precise, moving, and gives you this calming effect that you are exactly where you need to be. In Whereabouts we follow a woman who is a professor at a un
[ 2.5 stars ] Feeling more like an exercise than a fully formed novel, Whereabouts marks Lahiri's return to fiction for the first time in nearly 8 years. We follow an unnamed female narrator in her mid-40s who lives, presumably, in Italy. Everything is anonymized. She has no strong ties to anyone or an Leggi tutto
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