«Dieci giorni dopo la fine della guerra mia sorella Laura volò giù dal ponte con l'automobile.» Chi parla e tiene le fila di questo grandioso romanzo è la sorella maggiore di Laura, Iris Chase. Erede di una ricca dinastia canadese, Iris, giunta all'età di ottantadue anni decide di raccontare le vicende tormentate e misteriose della sua famiglia. Così, mentre lenti scorrono i ricordi, il presente si dissolve inevitabilmente nel passato, nella memoria degli avvenimenti che fecero da sfondo alla sua giovinezza: la grande depressione del '29, i due conflitti mondiali, i primi movimenti sindacali e la pubblicazione postuma dell'Assassino cieco, lo scabroso romanzo scritto da Laura prima di morire, divenuto un caso letterario.
Costellato di articoli di giornale, di lettere e di brani dello scandaloso romanzo, il libro di Margaret Atwood si frammenta in tanti rivoli romanzeschi da drammatica cronaca famigliare a perfetto congegno noir, da appassionante storia d'amore ad accorata e coraggiosa denuncia sociale.
- ISBN: 8850249357
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 634
- So are you still trudging through the Margaret Atwood? - George, you should stop being so dismissive! Have you ever read it? - Well, I think I got as far as chapter three. Typical po-mo cleverness with a story inside a story inside... anyway, I decided I couldn't take any more, so I gave up. - So
As seen on The Readventurer I have to admit, I often do not get Margaret Atwood 's books. But I am pretty sure I got The Blind Assassin . Otherwise how can I explain the feeling of sadness that is overwhelming me right now? It's so hard to express what exactly this book is about - any synopsis you read Leggi tutto
“ All stories are about wolves… Anything else is sentimental drivel .” Atwood doesn’t write sentimental drivel (and I don’t read it), and there are several wolves in this stunning book. This is my tenth Atwood, and it’s even better than any of the others I’ve enjoyed. The scope and variety of her work Leggi tutto
“The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one.” Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin is a fascinating and compelling read! There are so many seemingly competing stories which add to the complexity of the narrator and her life. They are also next to impossible to fully understand wi Leggi tutto
atwood's Booker Prize-winning novel is a slow and melancholy downward movement, one in which the melancholy becomes cumulative. despite the sad and tragic tone, there are many paths to pure enjoyment present: through the precise, judgmental, dryly amusing recollections of the narrator as she recount Leggi tutto
(63 From 1001 Books) - The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin is a novel by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 2000. Set in Canada, it is narrated from the present day, referring to previous events that span the twentieth century. آ Leggi tutto
‘It’s loss and regret and misery and yearn that drive the story forward, along its twisted road’ , Margaret Atwood towards the end of this book. It describes the story of the Blind Assassin, which starts with the famous sentence: ‘Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge Leggi tutto
Dynastic Misfortune That strip of Canada from the Niagara River to Lake St. Clair along the northern shore and hinterland of Lake Erie is a very peculiar place. Culturally it is best defined in negative terms: it is not the United States of those coarse and tasteless Yankees, and it is not French-spe Leggi tutto
The readers from Sakiel-Norn, due to their long and drawn-out labor, have been known to fall asleep during their readings. Though it is not typical of the readers, even their most prolific colleagues would admit to having stolen a few quiet moments of rest in between pages. The Blind Assassin , was a Leggi tutto
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