Questi racconti brevi, editi per la prima volta nel 1914, sono stati scritti in massima parte in America e pubblicati su testate popolari americane. Nonostante la brevità che li accomuna, dalle loro pagine emerge, prorompente, l'umorismo tipico dell'autore che sa trasformare situazioni normali e banali in occasioni di ridicolo e paradosso, delineando personaggi esilaranti nelle loro goffaggini. Incontriamo così "l'uomo del piano di sopra", Alan Beverly, ovvero il milionario improvvisatosi pittore per amore; o il loquace artista francese Priaulx, sempre nei guai a causa del suo odio per i gatti e che finirà per far da segretario a uno scrittore specializzato in pubblicazioni storiche sui gatti; o Rollo e Wilson, prototipi di Bertie Wooster e Jeeves. Una raccolta dunque quanto mai varia, in cui compaiono tutti gli "ingredienti" del Wodehouse romanziere, "cucinati" in un ricettario completo e divertente.
- ISBN: 8882469859
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 311
- Data di uscita: 05-07-2012
Early WodehouseThis review is of the free Kindle edition:Product detailsASIN : B0082XHNRUPublication date : May 12, 2012Language : EnglishFile size : 680 KBSimultaneous device usage : UnlimitedText-to-Speech : EnabledScreen Reader : SupportedEnhanced typesetting : Ena Leggi tutto
These early stories by PG Wodehouse were a good antidote to the intense James Purdy novel I was reading at the same time ( Narrow Rooms ). Both books were fantastical, each in its own way. Not sure why this collection is listed as being "Golf Stories." There are 19 stories in this volume; about 1.5 hav Leggi tutto
A great writer doesn’t have to use many words to bring a story to life. P.G. Wodehouse was a great writer. It is maybe logical that he is best known for his novels but his novellas and short stories are qualitative their equals. This book contains fourteen uniquely different stories that will tantal Leggi tutto
I will use this "review" for all the P. G. Wodehouse I have read. I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars. As I re-read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review. When I first discovered P. G. Wodehouse I devoured e Leggi tutto
My first P.G. Wodehouse's book. The collection was more or less about love and romances. It was funny, sometimes with a really wise message. Most of them I give 3 or 3.5 stars, but I give even more for: 'Something to Worry About' (I liked it the best), 'When Doctors Disagree' and 'Ruth in Exile'. Bes Leggi tutto
Romances sidetracked. Snappy silly banter, last century, wealthy high-society British, witty Albert Campion style. Objective observations on human behavior, especially in-love youngsters detoured by interfering outsiders or their own foolishness, in situations impossible today, expansive master voca Leggi tutto
For fans PG Wodehouse’s The Man upstairs and Other Stories is a prime chance to read early Wodehouse. For the non-fan these are very slight, light reads, humorous, occasionally laugh out loud short entertainments. Like all Wodehouse books these are fastidiously non-offensive, lacking anything impoli Leggi tutto
Much to enjoy - the titular opening story in particular has an efficiency and focus that is quite removed from the self-indulgence one might expect from the author in his later years, however enjoyable that always turns out to be. I was reminded of Saki by the craftsmanship and understatement, which Leggi tutto
Full disclosure: If I hadn't known that these books were written by Wodehouse, I wouldn't have guessed it. They really lacked his classic sparkle and wit. While a decent collection of short stories, they didn't have the magic that Wodehouse's writing generally has - many of the stories felt rather f Leggi tutto
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