Un marito tradito che decide di incontrare l’amante della moglie; una ragazza che frequenta una sala da ballo di provincia alla mesta, sfiduciata ricerca di un marito; l’irrompere della tragedia in una tranquilla famiglia di contadini e il loro impatto sconvolgente con i moderni media; i viaggi d’affari a Dublino di un uomo apparentemente inappuntabile su cui un figlio adolescente dovrà far luce; un vecchio prete di campagna messo bruscamente a confronto con l’apparente insensatezza delle generazioni più giovani... William Trevor, maestro riconosciuto della narrativa breve, ci consegna tredici racconti animati da una straordinaria tensione, tredici trame interiori che scandagliano i luoghi più riposti dell’animo per restituire il mistero che c’è in ognuno di noi.
- ISBN: 8823511739
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 272
Racconti che sono, senza dubbio, tra i più belli che io abbia mai letto. Impossibile ignorarli: procurateveli, subito.
I started to read William Trevor’s books in the late 1990s and consider him as one of my favorite authors. His fiction and short stories are equally good. I joined GoodReads about 2 months ago and wanted to start to build up my library/books read here, since I do enjoy reading. I found the short sto Leggi tutto
The first Trevor I read. It hooked me forever!
Reading the obituaries for this fine writer, who died earlier this year (2017), it's understandable that he should be claimed by both Ireland and 'across the water'. Many of the short stories in this and other collections display an intimacy with Irish life and with the Protestant and Catholic commu Leggi tutto
A strong collection from a masterful, self-assured writer. My favourite was Virgins. I’ve only just discovered this writer, and have a lifetime of work to catch up on and enjoy. Trevor is considered one of the masters of short fiction in English, and this collection demonstrates exactly why.
William Trevor has an excellent reputation as a novelist and storyteller, so this reviewer had great expectations, particularly considering the title of this piece, the expectation was a celebration of the richness of the Irish, the brogue, the wit and the story telling. The news from Ireland had no Leggi tutto
Although William Trevor is called one of the greatest ever short story writer, I find the format is like a snack rather than a meal, instantly forgettable. I just cannot keep them in my memory for any length of time. Many of the twelve here are quite harrowing, another reason why I only read one a w Leggi tutto
William Trevor explores in these compelling short stories the many faces of the human condition. He brings everything to life with a marvellous insight and eloquence. A uniquely gifted (r.i.p.) writer.
At least 3 of the short stories of the 12 in this volume were fantastic. William Trevor was a master craftsman of the 20th century and his work deserves to remain widely read.
Great collection of short stories. Trevor does a great job, particularly in the first few stories, of taking a small snatch of life and drawing a story around it. Only one or two have twists. For the most part his stories follow a point A to point B scenario with some decent description and good tur Leggi tutto
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