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John Updike (1932–2009)

Autore di Corri, coniglio

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Sull'Autore

American novelist, poet, and critic John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, which he attended on a scholarship, in 1954. After graduation, he accepted a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing mostra altro and Fine Art in Oxford, England. After returning from England in 1955, he worked for two years on the staff of The New Yorker. This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine, during which he has contributed numerous short stories, poems, and book reviews. Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958), his renown as a writer is based on his fiction, beginning with The Poorhouse Fair (1959). During his lifetime, he wrote more than 50 books and primarily focused on middle-class America and their major concerns---marriage, divorce, religion, materialism, and sex. Among his best-known works are the Rabbit tetrology---Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit Is Rich (1981), and Rabbit at Rest (1988). Rabbit, Run introduces Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom as a 26-year-old salesman of dime-store gadgets trapped in an unhappy marriage in a dismal Pennsylvania town, looking back wistfully on his days as a high school basketball star. Rabbit Redux takes up the story 10 years later, and Rabbit's relationship with representative figures of the 1960s enables Updike to provide social commentary in a story marked by mellow wisdom and compassion in spite of some shocking jolts. In Rabbit Is Rich, Harry is comfortably middle-aged and complacent, and much of the book seems to satirize the country-club set and the swinging sexual/social life of Rabbit and his friends. Finally, in Rabbit at Rest, Harry arrives at the age where he must confront his mortality. Updike won the Pulitzer Prize for both Rabbit Is Rich and Rabbit at Rest. Updike's other novels range widely in subject and locale, from The Poorhouse Fair, about a home for the aged that seems to be a microcosm for society as a whole, through The Court (1978), about a revolution in Africa, to The Witches of Eastwick (1984), in which Updike tries to write from inside the sensibilities of three witches in contemporary New England. The Centaur (1963) is a subtle, complicated allegorical novel that won Updike the National Book Award in 1964. In addition to his novels, Updike also has written short stories, poems, critical essays, and reviews. Self-Consciousness (1989) is a memoir of his early life, his thoughts on issues such as the Vietnam War, and his attitude toward religion. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. He died of lung cancer on January 27, 2009 at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Since 1957 he has lived in Massachusetts. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, & the Howells Medal. (Publisher Provided) John Updike was born in 1932 and attended Harvard College and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. Form 1955 to 1957 he was a staff member of The New Yorker, which he contributed numerous writings. Updike's art criticism has appeared in publications including Arts and Antiques, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, and Realites, among many others. He is the author of such best-selling novels as Rabbit Run and Rabbit is Rich. His many works of fiction, poetry and criticism have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. For the past 40 years he has lived in Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) John Updike is the author of some 50 books, including collections of short stories, poems, & criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, & the Howells Medal. Born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932, he has lived in Massachusetts since 1957. (Publisher Provided) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: "John Updike Laughing at Crane Beach" credit: Dennis Stock

Serie

Opere di John Updike

Corri, coniglio (1960) 6,139 copie
Le streghe di Eastwick (1984) 3,243 copie
Riposa coniglio (1990) 2,499 copie
Sei ricco, coniglio (1981) 2,473 copie
Torna, coniglio (1971) 2,467 copie
Coppie (1968) 1,728 copie
Terrorista (Terrorist) (2006) 1,667 copie
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — A cura di — 1,560 copie
Nello splendore dei gigli (1996) 1,262 copie
Il centauro (1963) 1,180 copie
Gertrude and Claudius (2000) 1,109 copie
A Child's Calendar (1965) 995 copie
S. (1988) 874 copie
Verso la fine del tempo (1997) 824 copie
La versione di Roger (1986) 814 copie
Il colpo di stato (1978) 812 copie
Le vedove di Eastwick (2008) 800 copie
Brazil (1994) 778 copie
A Month of Sundays (1975) 693 copie
Sposami (1976) 683 copie
Villages (2006) 577 copie
Trust Me (1987) 567 copie
Fratello Cicala (1994) 543 copie
Seek My Face (2007) 529 copie
Bech: A Book (1970) 528 copie
Le lacrime di mio padre (2009) — Autore — 520 copie
I dodici incubi del Natale (1993) 470 copie
Self-Consciousness (1989) 466 copie
The Poorhouse Fair (1959) 440 copie
The Maples Stories (1979) 436 copie
Of the farm (1965) 419 copie
Bech Is Back (1982) — Autore — 403 copie
A Rabbit Omnibus (1991) 377 copie
Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel (1998) 289 copie
Problems and Other Stories (1979) 285 copie
Donne e musei (1972) 273 copie
The Same Door (1959) 212 copie
Picked-Up Pieces (1975) 154 copie
Collected Poems: 1953-1993 (1993) 138 copie
Endpoint and Other Poems (2009) 138 copie
Assorted Prose (1965) — Autore — 128 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) — A cura di — 104 copie
Verse (1965) 84 copie
8 peccati capitali (1994) — Collaboratore — 83 copie
The Women Who Got Away (1998) 82 copie
Su e giù per il mondo (1989) 78 copie
Midpoint and Other Poems (1969) 70 copie
Rich in Russia (2011) 66 copie
Buchanan Dying : A Play (1974) 62 copie
The Carpentered Hen (1958) 57 copie
Rabbit Remembered (2000) 57 copie
Your Lover Just Called (1600) 43 copie
Forty Stories (1987) 41 copie
Facing Nature: Poems (1985) 37 copie
A & P: Lust in the Aisles (1961) 30 copie
Americans (2002) 29 copie
Selected Poems (2015) 22 copie
Seventy Poems (1972) 16 copie
Bottom's Dream (1969) 15 copie
The Ring (1964) 12 copie
Wie war's wirklich (2004) 12 copie
Seek My Face 11 copie
The magic flute (1962) 9 copie
Hoping for a Hoopoe (1959) 6 copie
Scenes from the Fifties (1995) 5 copie
Golpe de Estado (1979) 4 copie
Talk from the Fifties (1986) 4 copie
Pary (polish) (2009) 3 copie
Six Poems 3 copie
Museos y mujeres (1974) 3 copie
Query (1974) 3 copie
Warm Wine 3 copie
Confiance, confiance: nouvelles (1987) — Autore — 3 copie
Coelho (2007) 3 copie
Alligators (2007) 3 copie
Quer Casar Comigo? (2015) 2 copie
Not Cancelled Yet (2003) 2 copie
Scene da un matrimonio (2018) 2 copie
A Good Place 2 copie
Parit 2 copie
Haren Är Rik 2 copie
The Indian 2 copie
Twin Beds in Rome (2014) 1 copia
Uciekaj, Krl̤iku (1988) 1 copia
New York Girl 1 copia
Endpoint 1 copia
1999 1 copia
2004 1 copia
O sabá das Feiticeiras (1984) 1 copia
Impressions (1985) 1 copia
potrazi moje lice (2004) 1 copia
Cidadezinhas (2008) 1 copia
Miesiac niedziel (2012) 1 copia
Rabit at rest 1 copia
Thanatopses 1 copia
Pygmalion 1 copia
Végpont és más versek (2011) 1 copia
Separating 1 copia
"Cruise" 1 copia
Lifeguard (2009) 1 copia
Recent Poems 1986-1990 (1990) 1 copia
Updike und ich (2002) 1 copia
Beloved (1982) 1 copia
Jester's dozen (1984) 1 copia
Hawthorne's Creed (1981) 1 copia
Three Stories (2002) 1 copia
Poros : romanas (2003) 1 copia
Liḳrat ḳets ha-zeman (1999) 1 copia
Ace in the Hole (2009) 1 copia
O Golpe 1 copia
Duvfjädrar 1 copia
Scenic (1958) 1 copia
Från gården 1 copia
Foreword (2009) 1 copia
Baby's First Step (1993) 1 copia
Tavsan Kac (2008) 1 copia
Emersonianism 1 copia
Two Sonnets 1 copia
Wife-wooing 1 copia
Razuzdani Eros (2014) 1 copia

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Il potere e la gloria (1940) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni7,746 copie
Tutti i racconti (1971) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni5,750 copie
The Mabinogion (1300) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni4,517 copie
Appuntamento a Samarra (1934) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni1,801 copie
The House of God (1978) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni1,400 copie
Lezioni di letteratura (1980) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni1,355 copie
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Collaboratore — 1,325 copie
Selected Poems (1999) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni1,218 copie
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni918 copie
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Collaboratore — 891 copie
Loving / Living / Party Going (1929) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni841 copie
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 775 copie
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Collaboratore — 769 copie
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 748 copie
Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass (1937) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni618 copie
Is Sex Necessary?: Or Why You Feel the Way You Do (1929) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni595 copie
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Collaboratore — 578 copie
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Collaboratore — 556 copie
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Collaboratore — 545 copie
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 514 copie
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Collaboratore — 463 copie
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Collaboratore — 446 copie
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Collaboratore — 433 copie
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Collaboratore — 413 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998) — Collaboratore — 405 copie
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 398 copie
Troppo buoni con le donne (1947) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni376 copie
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Collaboratore — 368 copie
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Collaboratore — 363 copie
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Collaboratore — 356 copie
Telling Tales (2004) — Collaboratore — 345 copie
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Collaboratore — 337 copie
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Collaboratore — 290 copie
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Collaboratore — 287 copie
The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury (1989) — Collaboratore — 278 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Collaboratore — 276 copie
The World's Greatest Short Stories (2006) — Collaboratore — 271 copie
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 269 copie
The Complete Shorter Fiction (1997) — Introduzione — 242 copie
Bad Trips (1991) — Collaboratore — 233 copie
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) — Collaboratore — 232 copie
The Writer's Digest Handbook of Short Story Writing - Volume 2 - (1988) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni221 copie
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Collaboratore — 212 copie
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Collaboratore — 191 copie
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Collaboratore — 191 copie
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Collaboratore — 186 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Collaboratore — 184 copie
The Witches of Eastwick (1984) — Original book — 183 copie
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Collaboratore — 180 copie
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Collaboratore — 163 copie
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Collaboratore — 160 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) — Collaboratore — 159 copie
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (2004) — Collaboratore — 153 copie
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Collaboratore — 150 copie
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Collaboratore — 143 copie
Stories of the Sea (2010) — Collaboratore — 139 copie
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Collaboratore — 138 copie
SF12 (1968) — Collaboratore — 137 copie
The Best American Science Writing 2001 (2001) — Collaboratore — 133 copie
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Collaboratore — 132 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Collaboratore — 129 copie
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Collaboratore — 129 copie
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Collaboratore — 126 copie
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
Selected Poems 1923-1967 (1970) — Traduttore — 116 copie
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1956) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni115 copie
Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems (2003) — A cura di — 109 copie
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Collaboratore — 103 copie
American Short Stories (1976) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni95 copie
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Collaboratore — 94 copie
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Collaboratore — 84 copie
Granta 17: While Waiting for a War (1985) — Collaboratore — 81 copie
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Collaboratore — 80 copie
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Collaboratore — 76 copie
Coffee with Hemingway (Coffee with...Series) (2007) — Prefazione — 75 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Collaboratore — 73 copie
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Collaboratore — 70 copie
Good Morning To You, Valentine: Poems For Valentine's Day (1976) — Collaboratore — 70 copie
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
Love Stories (1983) — Collaboratore — 62 copie
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
The Simpsons: Season 12 (1990) — Guest Star — 55 copie
Art of Fiction (1967) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
The World of William Steig (1656) — Introduzione — 50 copie
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
Point of Departure (1967) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
The Experience of the American Woman (1978) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Golden West: Hollywood Stories (2005) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni45 copie
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Collaboratore — 42 copie
The Writer's Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers (2006) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni41 copie
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Collaboratore — 34 copie
The Haunted Major (1960) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni32 copie
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Collaboratore — 31 copie
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Collaboratore — 28 copie
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Escape: Stories of Getting Away (2002) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Eyes to See, Volume Two (2008) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
Nature's Diary (Nature Library, Penguin) (1987) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni24 copie
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
My Well Balanced Life On A Wooden Leg (1991) — Prefazione — 18 copie
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Levines lustiges Literarium (1970) — Introduzione — 13 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Best modern short stories (1965) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
The Short Story & You (1987) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (1992) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
Life Styles (2001) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
New World Writing 17 (1960) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 2 — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Vader is de beste — Autore — 3 copie
Eastwick [2009 TV series] (2009) — Original book — 2 copie
Playboy Magazine | January 1989 | 35th Anniversary Issue (1989) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1980 — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Rabbit, Run [1970 film] — Original book — 2 copie
Alles behalve liefde (1992) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Eleven American Stories — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Stories of Adolescence (1979) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
THE BORZOI READER. VOLUME 1. NUMBER 1. (1989) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Updike, John Hoyer
Data di nascita
1932-03-18
Data di morte
2009-01-27
Luogo di sepoltura
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Luogo di morte
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
Causa della morte
cancer (lung)
Luogo di residenza
West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA
Plowville, Pennsylvania, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Rockport, Massachusetts, USA (mostra tutto 9)
Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Georgetown, Massachusetts, USA
Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, USA
Istruzione
Harvard College (AB, summa cum laude|1954)
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford
Attività lavorative
writer
Relazioni
Hoyer, Linda Grace (parent)
Updike, David (child)
Updike, Mary (aunt)
Jones, Judith (editor)
Organizzazioni
Harvard Lampoon
The New Yorker
Premi e riconoscimenti
National Book Award, Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (1998)
PEN/Malamud Award (1988)
National Medal of Arts (1989)
National Humanities Medal (2003)
Bad Sex in Fiction (2008)
Gold Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters (2007) (mostra tutto 39)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1964)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1964)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1976)
Cover of "Time" magazine (1968 ∙ 1981)
Signet Society Medal for Achievement in the Arts (1971)
Library of Congress, Honorary Consultant in American Letters ( 1972)
Recorded by "The Spoken Arts Treasury of 100 American Poets" (1972)
Lecturer, Centro Venezolano Americano (1972)
Lincoln Lectureship from the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships (1973)
Lafayette College, honorary Doctor of Literature (1974)
Lotus Club Award of Merit (1975)
Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist Award (1983)
Lincoln Literary Award, Union League Club (1983)
National Arts Club Medal of Honor (1984)
Kutztown University Foundation's Director Award (1985)
Exhibit of work at M.D. Anderson Library of the University of Houston (1985)
Peggy Varnadow Helmerich Award (1987)
Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Fiction (1987)
Brandeis University Life Achievement Award (1988)
First annual PEN/Malamud Memorial Reading (1988)
Conch Republic Prize for Literature (1993)
Howells Medal (1995)
Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (1995)
Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture (1996)
Campion Award (1997)
Harvard Arts First Medal (1998)
Thomas Cooper Library Medal (1998)
Man Booker International Prize Finalist (2005)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction (2002)
Jefferson Lecture (2008)
multiple honorary doctorates
Bowdoin Prize (1954)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2005)
Agente
William Loverd

Utenti

Discussioni

John Updike in Library of America Subscribers (Novembre 2022)
John Updike: American Author Challenge in 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Dicembre 2014)

Recensioni

Harry "Coniglio" Angstrom, ex campione di basket del liceo, abbandona la moglie e il figlio piccolo spinto da un impulso improvviso. Harry ha ventisei anni, è immaturo ed egoista, un adulto bambino incapace di prendersi le sue responsabilità. Ma, nella sua erratica fuga da una vita mediocre, lo guida un profondo desiderio di libertà. E la sensazione, radicata e perturbante come una fede, di essere nel giusto, che qualcosa di piú grande vigili su di lui, destinandolo alla salvezza. E sono questo desiderio e questa certezza a farcelo sentire simile come un fratello e a fare di lui un simbolo dell'America. Torna, in una nuova versione, il capolavoro che ha rivelato John Updike come uno dei piú importanti scrittori del XX secolo… (altro)
 
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kikka62 | 110 altre recensioni | Mar 10, 2020 |
“Andare da Nathan Zuckerman a Coniglio Angstrom significa, letteralmente, percorrere dall’A alla Z la storia dell’America negli anni del secondo dopoguerra”. Così si legge nella recente biografa di Philip Roth e questo è stato per me un invito ad avvicinare Updike, incoraggiata anche dalla recente ripubblicazione di questo romanzo con prefazione di Julian Barnes. L’impatto è stato però deludente per non dire sgradevole.
Il fatto che il protagonista e la sua famiglia mi suscitino cordiale antipatia non vorrebbe di per sé dire nulla, come è ovvio. E’ la scrittura che mi annoia e perché la trovo inutilmente minuziosa e non avvincente. Ho interrotto la lettura dopo un centinaio di pagine. Mi pare chiaro che il Franzen di 'Correzioni' si è ispirato ad Updike o, almeno, ne è stato fortemente influenzato, ma, come talvolta avviene, l’allievo risulta migliore del maestro. Comunque di famiglie americane (repubblicane) ne ho abbastanza, dopo il buon Franzen, dopo la detestabile 'Famiglia americana' dell’insopportabile (e presuntuosa) Joyce Carol Oates e dopo questo fallito tentativo di avvicinamento a John Updike.… (altro)
 
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Marghe48 | 30 altre recensioni | Sep 9, 2017 |
Attenzione a chi ha visto il film nelle edizioni normalmente circolanti (pare che ce ne siano di meno edulcorate) e volesse ritrovarne l'atmosfera brillante: il libro è amaro e sbilenco, prezioso per l'approfondimento psicologico di donne né giovani né buone; sono eccellenti le descrizioni del paesaggio e di una provincia americana che molti ci hanno raccontato ma pochi (tra i quali metto in testa S.King) ci hanno fatto vivere.
Bello.
 
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patri50 | 46 altre recensioni | Aug 1, 2012 |
"La vecchiaia è una brutta bestia."

Ho trascinato stancamente questo libro per mesi. Continuavo a ripetermi che non mi piaceva, che era lento, noioso e ripetitivo... e che poi in fondo io ero ancora giovane!
Già, perchè era proprio questo il problema: riconoscere nei meccanismi mentali che muovevano i personaggi gli stessi meccanismi che sentivo pian piano innescarsi nella mia mente.
Non è facile accettare il tempo che passa, e tutto va bene finchè non te ne accorgi, semplicemente non ci pensi!
Ma quando doloretti che prima non c'erano si fanno sentire sempre più frequenti, quando la sera sei così stanca che non riesci più a tirar tardi a leggere perchè crolli sul cuscino con il libro aperto tra le mani dopo poche righe, quando parti in quarta per far le cose e ti areni dopo dieci minuti, ma soprattutto quando ti accorgi che sempre più spesso ti ritrovi a guardarti indietro con nostalgia verso un passato che ora ti sembra sempre più lontano, allora si, cominci a pensarci, ed il futuro nel quale riponevi tante speranze ti appare sempre più come una cosa che non ti appartiene, perchè improvvisamente ti rendi conto che non avrai il tempo di fare tutte le cose che hai sempre desiderato fare e che, per un motivo o per l'altro, hai sempre rimandato.
La vita comincia a sfuggirti piano piano dalle mani ed hai senpre più la sensazione di non averla vissuta e non lo accetti, e ti aggrappi istintivamente a tutto quello che in qualche modo ti "convince" di essere ancora giovane, di avere ancora tempo, di poter ancora vivere a pieno la tua vita.
E non è facile, credetemi, ammettere che ti piaccia un libro che invece ti dice apertamente in faccia: - Guarda che stai invecchiando anche tu!-
… (altro)
 
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ermita | 12 altre recensioni | Jan 22, 2012 |

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Annie Proulx Contributor
Tim O'Brien Cover artist
Grace Stone Coates Contributor
John Cheever Contributor
Tennessee Williams Contributor
Eudora Welty Contributor
Flannery O'Connor Contributor
Dorothy Parker Contributor
Bernard Malamud Contributor
Mary Ladd Gavell Contributor
Donald Barthelme Contributor
Willa Cather Contributor
Thom Jones Contributor
Jean Stafford Contributor
Rosellen Brown Contributor
Ernest Hemingway Contributor
Alice Elliott Dark Contributor
Martha Gellhorn Contributor
Paul Horgan Contributor
J. F. Powers Contributor
Susan Glaspell Contributor
Ring Lardner Contributor
William Faulkner Contributor
Jean Toomer Contributor
Alexander Godin Contributor
Mary Lerner Contributor
Elizabeth Bishop Contributor
Pam Durban Contributor
Gish Jen Contributor
Vladimir Nabokov Contributor
Alice Adams Contributor
Pam Houston Contributor
William Saroyan Contributor
Carolyn Ferrell Contributor
Philip Roth Contributor
Raymond Carver Contributor
E. B. White Contributor
Saul Bellow Contributor
Alice Munro Contributor
Maurice Rambaud Translator
Rick DeMarinis Contributor
Jonathan Penner Contributor
Mary Ward Brown Contributor
Wright Morris Contributor
Donald Justice Contributor
Mavis Gallant Contributor
Mary Hood Contributor
Lee K. Abbott Contributor
Norman Rush Contributor
Susan Minot Contributor
Lowry Pei Contributor
Dianne Benedict Contributor
Andre Dubus Contributor
James Salter Contributor
Paul Bowles Contributor
Stephen Kirk Contributor
Jeanne Schinto Contributor
Etienne Delessert Illustrator
R. W. B. Lewis Contributor
Arthur Morey Narrator
Milton Glaser Cover artist
Bruno Oddera Translator
R. Germeraad Translator
Maria Carlsson Translator, Übersetzer
David Brisk Translator
Barbara Henninges Übersetzer
Kai Molvig Translator
Dolf Koning Translator
Willem van Toorn Translator
Rien Verhoef Translator
Kate Reading Narrator
Jean Demanuelli Traduction
J. Verheydt Translator
Michèle Hechter Traduction
Michèle Hechter Translator
Else Hoog Translator
Rémy Lambrechts Translator
Frans Bijlsma Translator
Vicente Campos Translator
Tineke Donkers Translator
Jan Donkers Translator
Peter Bergsma Translator

Statistiche

Opere
300
Opere correlate
176
Utenti
48,938
Popolarità
#319
Voto
3.8
Recensioni
728
ISBN
1,277
Lingue
34
Preferito da
143

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