Introduzione di Attilio Bertolucci
Traduzione di Alba Bariffi
Comprare i fiori per un ricevimento diventa per Clarissa Dalloway un’occasione per dare voce alla propria interiorità. In un flusso di coscienza ispirato all’esempio dell’Ulisse di Joyce, da lei definito un «grande, orribile libro», Virginia Woolf riesce a tessere in un’unica trama, e a concentrare nel breve arco di una sola giornata e in un solo luogo – Londra –, passato e presente, realtà e immaginazione. I gesti, il passo, l’aspetto delle persone che incontra sono piccoli avvenimenti quotidiani che come vere e proprie epifanie risvegliano in Clarissa impressioni e ricordi, e le restituiscono i frammenti di un’esistenza in continuo divenire.
Con La signora Dalloway, pubblicato nel 1925, Virginia Woolf ha firmato il suo capolavoro: un romanzo che, come scrive Attilio Bertolucci, non si potrebbe immaginare «più pieno di vita e di verità», e capace di immortalare, in un sapiente gioco di luci e di ombre, la fragilità e la precarietà della condizione umana.
- ISBN: 8811603765
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 256
Experiencing Mrs. Dalloway is like being a piece of luggage on an airport conveyor belt, traversing lazily through a crowd of passengers, over and around and back again, but with the added bonus of being able to read people’s thoughts as they pass; this one checking his flight schedule, that one arg Leggi tutto
What does the brain matter,” said Lady Rosseter, getting up, “compared with the heart?”Mrs. Dalloway ~~ Virginia Woolf I didn't realize this until the final page, but at its heart, MRS. DALLOWAY is a love story. I absolutely loved this book. Mrs. Dalloway is a complex, compelling novel. It is wrongly Leggi tutto
“So on a summer’s day waves collect, overbalance, and fall; and the whole world seems to be saying ‘that is all’ more and more ponderously, until even the heart in the body which lies in the sun on the beach says too, That is all. Fear no more, says the heart. Fear no more, says the heart, committin Leggi tutto
While reading her works, I get the impression that Virginia Woolf knows everything about people and that she understands life better than anyone, ever. Is there a single hidden feeling or uncommon perspective with which she is not intimately acquainted? And does anyone else draw forth these feelings Leggi tutto
Virginia Woolf I hate you. There I said it. Some authors you just don’t get on with, and Woolf is right down the bottom of my shit list. I’ve got quite a few reasons why: Artistic slaying So there’s a trend with each and every new artistic movement which involves pissing all over the one that came bef Leggi tutto
Mrs. Dalloway is one of those books one is supposed to adore for its disruption of convention and innovative use of time, sound, parallel narrative structure etc. While I respect and admire the literary advances VW makes with this novel, I just can't get into it. I've read it three times over the co Leggi tutto
Virginia Woolf set out to write an unconventional novel and succeeded, although since she wrote, we have read so many unconventional novels that it seems tame. In her introduction to the edition I read, Maureen Howard writes: “If ever there was a work conceived in response to the state of the novel, Leggi tutto
‘ Moments like this are buds on the tree of life. ’ Our lives are an elaborate and exquisite collage of moments. Each moment beautiful and powerful on their own when reflected upon, turned about and examined to breath in the full nostalgia for each glorious moment gone by, yet it is the compendium of m Leggi tutto
It’s been a while since I last read Mrs Dalloway. I’d always had it down as her third best book, but falling a fair way short of The Waves and To the Lighthouse. Therefore I was surprised by just how much I loved and admired it this time round. It’s probably her most popular novel – because it’s mor Leggi tutto
Is this amazing book the archetype for present-day feminine TV Soap Operas? If you said that, I, and so many others who’ve been utterly charmed by Virginia Woolf’s disarmingly ‘unrehearsed’ slice-of-life prose in this incredible book, would take bitter umbrage! No, this little book is MUCH more than Leggi tutto
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