Top 10 buildings in fiction

Attributo da The Guardian

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Rather as everybody supposedly thinks they have a book in them, I wonder if every novelist thinks their mind holds unbuilt architecture. I know I do. Not the technical stuff, obviously. The mostra altro trigonometry and structural engineering. I mean the exciting freehand sketching bit at the start. The dreaming into existence of a building that didn’t exist before.

Of course, conjuring fictional structures on the page is about a lot more than simply satisfying unrealised ambitions: buildings have done an awful lot of work in many a fiction, shaping and expressing characters’ lives, concretising themes, rooting narratives in time and place.

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Here are some of my favourites.

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Anno di conferimento:
2022
OperaEtichetta d'ordinamento
Casa Howard (1910) di E. M. Forster
1
Il condominio (1975) di J. G. Ballard
2
La fonte meravigliosa (1943) di Ayn Rand
The Cortlandt housing project
3
Una casa per Mr. Biswas (1961) di V. S. Naipaul
Mr Biswas's house
4
Orgoglio e pregiudizio (1813) di Jane Austen
Pemberley
5
Il castello (1925) di Franz Kafka
6
1984 (1949) di George Orwell
The Ministry of Love
7
La vita istruzioni per l'uso (1978) di Georges Perec
11 rue Simon-Crubellier
8
The Library of Babel [short story] (1941) di Jorge Luis Borges
9
La guglia (1964) di William Golding
The Cathedral
10

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