Ambientate in un un'Italia ottocentesca in parte fantastica, in parte reale, le avventure di Fabrizio del Dongo si snodano in una serie di incontri e peripezie al termine dei quali si trova il luogo del silenzio, lo spazio simbolico dell'isolamento e della rinuncia: la Certosa di Parma. È un romanzo modernissimo, profondamente "realista". Stendhal vi riassume a un tempo lo spaesamento che la nascente società borghese determina nell'individuo e la perdita tutta individuale delle illusioni.
- ISBN: 8811360420
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 373
Stendhal depicts both the amorous passion and the predilection for court intrigue present in the Italian character, yet he does this with an irony and a political analysis indisputably French, thereby producing not only a great realistic novel but a work which comments on the romantic novels that ha Leggi tutto
In 1975, I lugged this paperback along with my brown bag lunch on my trips into the dreary downtown enclave that first fitfully entombed my youthful dreams - my dark office at the outset of my thirty-year fully-pensionable life sentence. As my enthusiasm waned there, though eschewing the ribald loves Leggi tutto
A long twisting tale of love and intrigue. Masterful story telling. Fun to read.
JR was writing a little note on a piece of parchment when a cry was heard outside his door. ‘Bring him here, the rascal. I shall have his head cut off!’ There was a commotion and the door was opened and he recognized Conte Crescenzi, quite inebriated, and spouting forth such obscenities that would h Leggi tutto
A sprawling, sloppy, often-exhilarating read. It is an almost absolute middle point between Tom Jones (the handsome lead, the vignette-y style, the wonderful humor, the slapsticky regard for human life, the excess coincidences that characterize the early novel) and War and Peace, which it clearly in Leggi tutto
Standard 19th century French novel? Not even close. This book defies almost every convention of the novel, and it was written before any of those conventions were even recognized! No hero, no heroine, no real plot; no morality lesson; Machiavellian politics for everyone; love doesn't conquer all; lo Leggi tutto
A criticism of Stendhal is a bit like undertaking a vertiginous ascent without equipment; beware of slippery ground! The Charterhouse of Parma, in this case, is one of those monuments of French literature that readers share. It has marked many generations of high school students with varying degrees Leggi tutto
I picked this up last month because I'm a huge fan of The Red And The Black, easily one of my top five novels. Stendahl was a nineteenth century French satirist who bascially invented the realistic psychological novel, and The Red And The Black is a wicked black comedy about a cunning young priest w Leggi tutto
O wretched soul, what sweetness it was!How we burned at the moment when I sawthose eyes that I might never see again. Lines from Petrarch, on handkerchief given secretly as a gift in novel's forbidden love affair The 1839 Charterhouse represented a movement away and forward from the romanticism of Ste Leggi tutto
Δεν υπάρχει η γοητεία της ιστορίας και των αλληγοριών του Κόκκινο και Μαύρο. Υπάρχουν όμως η ίδια αίσθηση διαχρονικότητας και ταύτισης καταστάσεων και ξυπνάει ακόμη εντονότερα τον ηθικό αντίλογο. Σπουδαία επιτεύγματα είναι η εξαιρετική τακτική μοναδική στον Στεντάλ ώστε να μην προκαλεί ταύτιση με του Leggi tutto
Quel ridicolo coraggio che chiamano rassegnazione, il coraggio di uno sciocco capace di lasciarsi impiccare senza dire una parola.
Per una donna di quarant’anni possono provare qualcosa soltanto gli uomini che l’hanno amata da giovane.
Si può anche essere un po' stupidi, ma se si sta bene attenti, se si agisce con prudenza giorno per giorno, si può cavarsi il gusto di avere la meglio sui tipi pieni di immaginazione.