La trama del matrimonio [NOOK Book]

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Madeleine Hanna era l'unica laureanda a non aver capito. Siamo, significativamente, all'inizio degli anni Ottanta, e mentre tutti gli altri attorno a lei leggono Roland Barthes e studiano lo strutturalismo ("la prima cosa che profumava di rivoluzione"), Madeleine rimane felicemente attaccata a Jane Austen, George Eliot e Henry James. Un po' troppo elegante per i gusti dei suoi amici bohémien, Madeleine è la studentessa perfetta e avvenente la cui vita amorosa non è mai stata all'altezza delle proprie aspettative....
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La trama del matrimonio

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Overview

Madeleine Hanna era l'unica laureanda a non aver capito. Siamo, significativamente, all'inizio degli anni Ottanta, e mentre tutti gli altri attorno a lei leggono Roland Barthes e studiano lo strutturalismo ("la prima cosa che profumava di rivoluzione"), Madeleine rimane felicemente attaccata a Jane Austen, George Eliot e Henry James. Un po' troppo elegante per i gusti dei suoi amici bohémien, Madeleine è la studentessa perfetta e avvenente la cui vita amorosa non è mai stata all'altezza delle proprie aspettative. Ma ora, all'ultimo anno di università, si è iscritta al corso di semiotica: visto che tutti ne parlano, sedotti e affascinati, vuole almeno capire di cosa si tratta. Non sa che da quel momento, indipendentemente dallo studio, per lei vita e letteratura non saranno più le stesse. Tutto cambia quando, imbattutasi nei Frammenti di un discorso amoroso ed essendone rimasta folgorata, decide di cedere al fascino di Leonard Bankhead, un giovane dallo strano carisma che soffre di profonde crisi depressive, fino a convincersi di esserne davvero innamorata. Ma siccome la vita spesso sembra giocare con quei romanzi che Madeleine ha tanto amato, ricompare anche all'improvviso Mitchell Grammaticus, un vecchio amico che ha preferito dedicarsi allo studio delle religioni, ossessionato dall'idea che Madeleine è la donna della sua vita. Nel corso di un anno, da quando si laureano e muovono i primi passi nel mondo, si vedranno costretti a rimettere in discussione tutto quello che hanno imparato sui libri, a rivedere le idee e gli ideali mediati dalla letteratura. Con conseguenze imprevedibili. Il triangolo che questo grande romanzo ci racconta, centrato su tre personaggi colti in un passaggio esistenziale delicato e decisivo, sorprende per originalità e freschezza. Con intelligenza, ironia e straordinario calore, Eugenides riprende la grande tradizione letteraria ottocentesca legata al tema del matrimonio e la riscrive completamente alla luce dell'oggi, ridando energia e senso al romanzo contemporaneo con una storia così calata nel nostro tempo da poter essere letta come il diario intimo delle nostre vite. "Un romanzo colto, appassionato e acuto nel descrivere le relazioni amorose" ha scritto l'autorevole e temuta Kirkus Reviews. "Eugenides si dimostra nuovamente uno dei migliori scrittori contemporanei."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788852021008
  • Publisher: ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Language: Italian
  • Sold by: ARNOLDO MONDADORI - EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Eugenides
Concerned with themes that are simultaneously disturbing and intriguing, Jeffrey Eugenides caught the attention of readers with 1993's The Virgin Suicides. He garnered the Pulitzer Prize for 2002's Middlesex -- cementing his reputation as an edgy author with an ability to imbue scenes of ordinariness and nostalgia with an otherworldly importance.

Biography

Jeffrey Eugenides grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His novel Middlesex was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ambassador Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, France's Prix Medicis, and the Lambda Literary Award. It was also selected for Oprah's Book Club. Eugenides' first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was adapted into a critically-acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola. He is on the faculty of Princeton University, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Jonathan Safran Foer's novel Everything Is Illuminated grew out of his creative writing thesis project, which was advised by Joyce Carol Oates and Eugenides.

Eugenides considered becoming a priest or a monk, and worked alongside Mother Teresa in India for one week during a traveling break from college. He explained to the Calgary Herald, "I was so unformed in my personality and was trying on different personas; being a saint was a bit tight on my shoulders, though. At 20 you can really change your philosophy of the world by reading a single book, or by one chance meeting."

Eugenides, who got the idea for The Virgin Suicides when his nephew's babysitter revealed to him that she and all her siblings had attempted suicide, wrote the book while working as an administrator at the Academy of American Poets in New York. The first chapter was published in the Paris Review in 1991, getting him an agent and, two days later, a book deal.

In a 1995 piece for the New York Times entitled, "Hand Me My Air Guitar: I'm Still a Jethro Tull Fan," Eugenides paid homage to one of his favorite bands. "Being a Tull fan is a chronic condition," he wrote. "As with malaria, a swampiness reclaims the veins without warning."

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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, NJ
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 8, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Detroit, Michigan
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Brown University, 1983; M.A. in creative writing/English, Stanford University, 1986

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    R.J.

    If i don't Delphi won't except me here and i'm sick and tired of her. I'm not supposed to be here. Delphi made that clear i obviously was a mistake. She may not have saud this but she would if she could. She was trying to say that i wasn't supposed to be born. Maybe i wasn't because no i see that where ever i go i'm not excepted. I'm rejected shunned. I'm used to it but Delphi has gone to far. Go ahead defend her because no matter what the hell i say i'm always wrong. I don't know why when i was little i didn't see it before. What's the point if coming back if no ones likes me. Everyone in Scarlet letter. My dad for once might of axtually been right. Maybe it is good to have no privacy because if you tell your parents everything nobody gets hurt. You can be safe and have nice good people surround you. But i chose the wrong way and i can never go back. I would go back to change it but i can't. It's impossible to be accepted when you've been rejected before you arrived. Everywhere nobody got me. Until you came. I love Jessica despite who your friends might be. I'm just not made to last any longer after being hurt this many times i think i should put it out of misery. There is nothing left to my life maybe one day i'll come back and no one will rememver me....wouldn't that be nice i could start clean but now everyone sees me as a pain in the azz no sees me as takented or brave because when i grow up you have to trust me because i'm joining the army. I don't see what everybody's deal is. Whether the wgole world is against me or one person turned all my friends and the people i trusted and loved into nothing. If you ever see Delphi again and i know you will be her friend forever tell her that life isn't about getting exactly what you want. You must go through flaws before having your life perfect. No one is perfect but god himself. The creator of the world i will be back but probably only here. I'm sorry if i've hurt you and i didn't mean to. You mean the world to me Jessica and I could never ever forget you. You are my light you shine through the vdark. You are smart beautiful and a vstrong young women keep it that way. Everyone needs to act a little like you and follow the commandments. Lets start simpler the laws. Half of us don't know what laws are. Most of us have to see to belueve. But believing is seeing. That's what i believe. I don't know what my sister is going to do. She is really upset and she will be that way for quite sometime. Please got to our book where we can talk privately after you have read this long article. I love you with all my mind strength soul and heart. Never give up in what you believe in. Don't just dream your dreams live them. And make the world a better safer place. Where all of us could live in peace and harmony. Where we can go to heaven with no burdens to carry. Love love love love love love love love love love love love love you boyfriend/bestfriend/person: a sonebody/ nobody in many peoples eyes. You Jessica can make a difference in the world. Little things start slow and progress to get bigger. One day you will see the opening to your oppertunity but until that has come i give you my last and very last post ever here in this book called trama. I wish that our country was really a free country because then we wouldn't restricted for so many things. I wish you could see ne in person so we could meet face to face and i can't tell you how much i love you. How pround i am of you. Serious this time love ~R.J.

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    Jessica

    I love you with all my heart. And nothing would ever change that. Ive never read such a beautiful article that would ever make me cry but that was one. I wish we could join the army together. Once im 18 i will come live with you. Id never forget you. Im going to our book now.

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