Nel 1843 il Canada è sconvolto da un atroce fatto di cronaca nera: l’omicidio del ricco possidente Thomas Kinnear e della sua amante, la governante Nancy Montgomery. Imputata insieme a un altro servo, la sedicenne Grace Marks viene spedita in carcere e, sospettata di insanità mentale, in manicomio. A lungo oggetto dei giudizi contrastanti dell’opinione pubblica – propensa a vedere in lei ora una santa, ora una carnefice – la protagonista del romanzo può finalmente raccontare la propria vita al giovane dottore Simon Jordan. Convinto di mettere le proprie conoscenze al servizio della verità sul caso, e al tempo stesso contribuire al progresso della scienza psicologica, Jordan non potrà fare a meno di restare ammaliato da questa personalità complessa e inafferrabile.
Nelle mani di Margaret Atwood, il dialogo che si instaura tra i due si trasforma nel ritratto psicologico di una persona due volte vittima del sistema sociale – in quanto povera e in quanto donna – e assurge a denuncia delle enormi contraddizioni di una società maschilista e tormentata da conflitti interni perché incapace di accettare l’«altro».
- ISBN: 8868337371
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 576
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Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess, Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor... Highlight of 2017 for me! A pure gem. That is Alias Grace, for me. Another grand work of Margaret Atwood. Atwood, described as ‘one of the most brilliant and unpredictable novelists alive’ Leggi tutto
Working with patches. Patchwork. Putting together various pieces of material that already existed and joining them into a new design. This is the theme that Margaret Atwood has developed through her novel, and I am not making this up for the sake of my review. Her concluding paragraphs, spoken by her Leggi tutto
‘’...and the real curse of Eve was having to put up with the nonsense of Adam, who as soon as there was any trouble, blamed it all on her.’’ Grace is a murderess. She collaborated with her coworker to kill their master and his mistress. So the people say. So the people want to believe. Because, let’ Leggi tutto
I keep kicking myself for having ditched the Atwood Speaking Gala at A.W.P. in Chicago this year (2012). The fierce literati kept the attendance so high that it was virtually as if Lady Gaga herself were to give a lecture on her impressive body of work. I was more interested in walking all around Ch Leggi tutto
‘if we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged.’ the year is 1843 and grace marks has been arrested and convicted for her alleged involvement in two murders. she is only 16 years old and will spend the next 29 years incarcerated. but what would possess a young girl to commit su Leggi tutto
I felt about Alias Grace the same way I did about probably half of Atwood's novels I've read so far - I just didn't fully get it . Nobody conveys Life ain't easy for a woman message as well as Atwood. Past, present, future - the living is rough for women. It is particularly unpleasant for Grace Marks Leggi tutto
"If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged." When I first read Alias Grace, I thought it was "less" relevant than her other, almost prophetically painful novels. I changed my mind. Not immediately, and not deliberately. But slowly, steadily, like a patchwork taking form, I cou Leggi tutto
Margaret Atwood occupies a strange nook in my heart. She's become a bit of a chore lately, as I'm including her in my senior honors thesis; on the other hand, I've now read almost all of her novels, and while none are bad or even...not really good. Just that because a few of the novels shine so brig Leggi tutto
So, so good! Alias Grace questions the existence of an absolute truth. Moreover, how is what we think of as the truth informed by power structures (specifically, gender and class disparages)? Can someone who is deemed mad tell the truth? Who do you believe when push comes to shove? Even though this b Leggi tutto
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