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Le fantastiche avventure di Kavalier e Clay

di Michael Chabon

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It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun.… (altro)
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Det tog lidt tid at læse denne bog, men sikke et eventyr. ( )
  tha-bz | Jul 19, 2021 |
I had to let my thoughts on this one simmer for while before I could give it a fair review. I was somewhat disappointed by the ending, but if it weren't for that, I would probably have given this five stars and immediately given it the most glowing of reviews.

The writing is delicious. Chabon has such a talent for capturing a character, a mood, a place, an entire epoch in just a sentence or two. I kept having to read random sentences out loud to my husband--and rather than being annoyed, he decided to read the book when I was done with it.

And the characters are captivating. I was in love myself, and so deeply vested in what happened to Joe, Rosa, and Sammy that the ending, as I mentioned, was less than satisfying. But maybe the problem is that I simply didn't want it end at all, which is really a recommendation rather than a criticism. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
historical fiction (with Golem). ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Lots of fun here, but a touch too on-the-nose at times for me. But a solid romp and great if you love comics and superheroes. ( )
  francoisvigneault | May 17, 2021 |
I couldn't finish this one. I thought I'd really like it but it just never clicked for me, so I put it down one day and never went back. ( )
  jlweiss | Apr 23, 2021 |
It's like a graphic novel inked in words and starring the author himself in the lead role: Wonder Boy.
 
This is definitely New York, the old-school version. In the fusion of dashing young men in fresh new $12 suits, the smell of newsprint and burned coffee and laundry, and the courage to face unrelenting evil with pluck and humor, Chabon has created an important work, a version of the 20th century both thrillingly recognizable and all his own.
aggiunto da ty1997 | modificasalon.com, Amy Benfer (Sep 28, 2000)
 
Although suffused with tragedy, ''The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay'' proves to be a comic epic, generously optimistic about the human struggle for personal liberation.
 
With ''The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,'' Mr. Chabon has fashioned a big, ripe, excitingly imaginative novel and set it in the world of his grandfather, a New York City typographer at a plant where comics were printed... In loving if sometimes windy detail, since his great book is buried inside a larger and more meandering one, the prodigiously talented author of ''Wonder Boys'' leads readers into the world of Sam and Joe's pop collaboration.
 
Chabon is a genius --- there is no other way to describe his ability to blend Hitler, comic books, brotherhood, first love, fame and the pitfalls of celebrity, Brooklyn Jewish home life, the European struggle against the Third Reich, America's growing prosperity, and good-looking women who use their smarts and their curves to get ahead in the world together in such a cohesive, complete story.
 

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Chabon, Michaelautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Baardman, GerdaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Colacci, DavidNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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We have this history of impossible solutions for insoluble problems
--Will Eisner, in conversation
Wonderful escape!
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Wakefield"
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In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book convention, Sam Clay liked to declare, apropos of his and Joe Kavalier's greatest creation, that back when he was a boy, sealed and hog-tied inside the airtight vessel known as Brooklyn, New York, he had been haunted by dreams of Harry Houdini.
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"We have the idea that our hearts, once broken, scar over with an indestructible tissue that prevents their ever breaking again in quite the same place."
"The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost that they might never have existed in the first place."
It was a mark of how fucked-up and broken was the world - the reality - that had swallowed his home and his family that such a feat of escape, by no means easy to pull off, should remain so universally despised.
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It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun.

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