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Fru Sorgedahls vackra vita armar

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E se non fossi mai esistito? si chiede un ex professore di filosofia a Oxford. Tutti i ricordi lo riportano a un anno, il 1954, quando nella nativa Västerås arrivò la più forte grandinata estiva della storia, ma soprattutto lei, la signora Sorgedahl. Lei che aveva il doppio dei suoi anni e un marito noioso, ma lunghi capelli rossi, un profumo di un altro mondo, e quelle be ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published January 2010 by Bokförlaget Atlantis (first published January 1st 2008)
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Roberto
Jun 04, 2015 Roberto rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Il libro di Lars Gustafsson è un insieme di pensieri, quasi dei racconti, che potrebbero essere letti singolarmente poiché sono poco legati uno all'altro.

Il protagonista, se così si può dire, è un anziano ex professore di filosofia che ricorda, in modo delicato e pieno di pause, i silenzi, le sensazioni, gli odori, le immagini del suo passato.
Il tempo nel libro è denso e dilatato, non c’è azione, è un malinconico viaggio nella memoria piena di rimpianti per le cose ormai perdute.

A volte la scrit
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Sandra
May 11, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho comprato questo libro spinta da una recensione che avevo letto, in cui si diceva: “Il gusto del tempo perduto che, proustianamente, si riassapora attraverso la memoria involontaria dei sensi meglio che attraverso le sbiadite impressioni della mente”. Era come un invito a nozze per me che amo follemente Proust. Pur non avendo trovato quello che cercavo, la lettura non mi ha deluso.
La scrittura di Gustaffson è come la lenta corrente di un fiume che risale all’indietro, verso la foce, e dai ric
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Ffiamma
Apr 02, 2014 Ffiamma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"mi vengono le vertigini quando mi chino sopra i miei ricordi. sento il tempo tuonare come una cascata. il tempo è un fiume. e io sono il tempo. e le vertigini non fanno che aumentare. ho paura di cadere. ma ho anche paura di essere libero da ogni vincolo"
Lese lust
Seit dem "Tod eines Bienenzüchters" mag ich Gustafsson... und habe auch diesen Erinnerungsroman wieder gerne gelesen. Ich mag die Art, wie Erinnerungen behutsam ans Tageslicht befördert und mit Gegenständen und Stimmungen verknüpft werden.
Barbro Kinnunen
Lars Gustafssons berättelse om en ung pojkes uppväxt i Västerås är rolig och intressant att läsa; liksom hjärnan skuttar i tanken så går också berättelsen fram och tillbaka mellan då- nu- sen- förr. Härliga anekdoter om orgeln i Haraker, lägenhetsinnevånare i en speciell lägenhet i Västerås, källarfilosofer och telefonuppfinnare, om sommargäster och älskogsäventyr, om förälskelsen till en äldre kvinna. Tidvis lättläst och tidvis sömnig. Det är inte alltid anekdoterna berör, då blir det långtråki ...more
Pat
Mar 01, 2010 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, novel
G can tell a story. He does it best in chapter 22 with the girl who appears from nowhere to repair the broken organ of a countryside church and how her presence lets the pastor of that church literally go crazy. G's language is wonderfully fresh, his metaphors rarely a cliché; the general mood of the book is mostly melancholic, but not in a sad way. Difficult in the end to decide, what the book is about. Autobiographical scetches of an old physics professor in Oxford who remembers THE summer of ...more
Bert
De armen van mevrouw Sorgedahl vormen een mooie herinnering in het geheugen van een oude filosofieprofessor. Maar die herinnering is in de verbeelding van de lezer het onthouden minder waard. Gustafsson probeert een verloren tijd te creëren in een boek dat de grenzen tussen Oxford en het Zweedse binnenland, tussen filosofie en wetenschappen, tussen feit en verzinsel,... wel weet op te klaren, maar niet weet in te kleuren.
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Lars Gustafsson was a Swedish poet, novelist and scholar. He completed his secondary education at the Västerås gymnasium and continued to Uppsala University; he received his Licentiate degree in 1960 and was awarded his Ph.D. in Theoretical Philosophy in 1978. He lived in Austin, Texas until 2003, and has recently returned to Sweden. From 1983 he served as a professor at the University of Texas at ...more
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