La vita di Rennie Wilford, una giovane giornalista di Toronto che scrive di viaggi e moda, sta prendendo una brutta piega. Per distrarsi e riprendersi, Rennie vola ai Caraibi, sulla piccola isola di St. Antoine, con l'intento di scrivere un pezzo di costume sulla località. Si trova così da un giorno all'altro prigioniera di un mondo in cui le regole di sopravvivenza che conosceva non funzionano più: un luogo in cui regna un’immobilità soffocante, rallentata e corrotta, scenario di una vicenda di potere, di traffico d’armi, di complesse e oscure reti di relazioni. Tradotto per la prima volta in Italia, un romanzo che contiene tutti i temi più cari a Margaret Atwood: il retaggio di un'educazione moralista, il rapporto con il proprio corpo, il ruolo della donna nella coppia e nella società, la libertà individuale e la democrazia. Comico, satirico, implacabile e terrificante, Lesioni personali è un’esplorazione della brama di potere, sia sessuale che politica, e del bisogno di compassione che va oltre ciò che normalmente intendiamo per amore.
- ISBN: 8833315037
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 368
- Data di uscita: 04-11-2021
I love Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and Maddaddam. I have read others by her of which I am not as fond. This is one of those. Bodily Harm starts with a bang. A woman whose boyfriend has just broken up with her
I spent several weeks in France during the summer of 2003. I arrived at the start of a massive European heat wave that would continue weeks after I left in August, killing nearly 15,000 in France alone. One Friday afternoon in late July I trained from Gaillac to Carcassonne, in the heart of the Lang Leggi tutto
3.5 stars, rounded down. I discovered this 1982 Margaret Atwood novel that I had not read. Imagine. Back in the 80s, I read them as fast as she released them. What I delved into was one of the most disturbing narratives and characters I have ever encountered. Renee is a third rate journalist; she wri Leggi tutto
The first Margaret Atwood book I've ever read and really not liked. She has definitely grown as an author - her imagination, the scope of her stories, and her character development have grown exponentially in her more recent books. If you're new to Atwood, I'd pass on this one and go straight to the Leggi tutto
Anther stinker, I’m afraid. This book is about a Canadian freelance writer who goes to the Caribbean to do a ‘fluff’ travel piece after dealing with a partial mastectomy and a break up with her boyfriend. She gets mixed up with local politics and things go from bad to worse as the country slips into Leggi tutto
“…almost nobody here is who they say they are at first. They aren’t even who somebody else thinks they are. In this place you get at least three versions of everything, and if you’re lucky one of them is true. That’s if you’re lucky.” Bodily Harm tells the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journal Leggi tutto
Margaret Atwood has been my most favorite writer since I was sixteen. There's maybe ten authors in second place, many of whom (especially Cortázar) regularly rear their heads in my imagination to try to supplant Atwood's place for first, but every time I go back to Margaret, I seriously fall in love Leggi tutto
Perhaps the most notable element in this book for me, though it may be strange to admit, is the use of different tenses. It's written mostly in the present tense and then switches to the past tense when the main character, Rennie, thinks back, and then to the past-perfect tense when there's a flashb Leggi tutto
"Rennie decided that there were some things it was better not to know any more about than you had to. Surfaces, in many cases, were preferable to depths." This, in a nutshell, is what this difficult, anxiety causing, frustrating main character named Rennie, is all about. She is a journalist, but not Leggi tutto
Hm no this wasn't for me. Didn't see the point in this book or enjoyed it
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