Luna di miele con nostalgia è un viaggio di esplorazione nell’anima di personaggi plasmati dalle forze della Storia: dire che un padre assente, già dissidente nella Praga comunista, si spaventa all’idea che la figlia possa svelare i suoi lati peggiori in una pièce teatrale che le è stata commissionata, non rende la ricchezza di contenuti di «L’uomo più silenzioso»; o che in «Luna di miele con nostalgia» il protagonista, innamorato di una emigrata ucraina, si accorge di quanto gli manchi una consapevolezza delle proprie origini proprio durante la luna di miele, non basta a trasmettere il senso di smarrimento che prova anche il lettore. Il talento di Molly Antopol consiste proprio nel comunicare a chi legge questi racconti le emozioni dei vari personaggi, e la sua scrittura ha tutta la freschezza della migliore letteratura contemporanea.
- ISBN: 8833928160
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 254
It hardly seems credible that this 2014 debut collection was written by a woman recognized as one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” in 2013. She has such old eyes. Antopol’s stories have very clear and inescapable hooks; we readers recognize, accept, and ultimately rejoice in her power o Leggi tutto
All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From? Final Short Story is the Best I've Read Since Joyce's "The Dead" "The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly." The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald The Gatsb Leggi tutto
Antopol's characters are on the move. They were born in Kiev, Belarus, Prague, the Bronx, Tel Aviv, Moscow, and Boston; though they live in New York, California, Maine, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; with no guarantee they'll stay put. Each story has a political element, as fitting for its time and place;
There was a time when I didn't read short stories, because I said I didn't like getting emotionally invested in characters and plot only to have to move on a short while later. It was a foolish sentiment, in retrospect, one which I abandoned about 15 years ago when I realized how rich the short stor Leggi tutto
Masterful writing. Nuanced characterization, urgent and compelling stories, this is a writer to watch and to learn from. I'm very excited to interview Molly Antopol at the 5 Under 35 National Book Awards, along with the other nominees. There is a keenly compassionate observation of the micro and mac Leggi tutto
Often Painful, Always True There are books you read in spare moments, happily going with the flow. There are rarer books that you can't put down. And there are rarer books still that you wish you could put down. Books that, rather than merely seducing you, catch you in a vise, forcing you to follow Leggi tutto
A title such as “The UnAmericans” begs this question: what is an American? Or more specifically, what is an American in Molly Antopol’s world? A traditional answer might be to have a personal sense of identity and to be unencumbered to pursue one’s most shining hopes and dreams in a land where anythi Leggi tutto
The UnAmericans is a very pleasant surprise, especially considering the state of contemporary western short story. Most contemporary collections of short stories - especially debut ones - don't tend to contain actual stories anymore; they're mostly comprised of individual situations (often very fant Leggi tutto
According to the cover of this book, Adam Johnson (author of The Orphan Master's Son) describes Molly Antopol as "a writer of seismic talent." After reading The UnAmericans, I could not agree more. Antopol is a master craftswoman of words and her writing is extraordinary. It is so nice to find an au Leggi tutto
Exceptional collection by a very talented writer. I think my favorite story was "My Grandmother Tells Me This Story". I can see the comparisons to Philip Roth in some of these. I think there were a couple of moments that could've been better. There was one story set in the 1950s, but the use of lang Leggi tutto
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