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Fall River e altri racconti

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America anni Trenta. L'agonia della crisi avvolge una città in riva al fiume: niente soldi, poco cibo e le macchine ferme "come ballerini inquieti".
Un appassionato giovane comunista si confronta con chi accetta una vita precaria. Nel rito stanco di un pranzo di famiglia fingere un matrimonio felice pesa come un roast beef troppo condito.
Di fronte a un brillante avvenire te
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Paperback, Racconti d'autore n. 26, 74 pages
Published November 13th 2011 by Il Sole 24 Ore (first published January 1st 2009)
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Piperitapitta
Aug 26, 2015 Piperitapitta rated it really liked it
Grande depressione, La.

Quattro racconti di tredici (già pubblicati da Fandango), che come recita la quarta di copertina raccontano la fatica di vivere all'ombra della Grande Depressione.
Letterariamente, per due di essi, sono gli anni immediatamente precedenti a quelli di Furore, ma storicamente John Cheever si muove negli stessi anni di John Steinbeck, quelli in cui gran parte della popolazione USA subisce gli effetti del crack economico del giovedì nero del 1929, il giovedì in cui la borsa di N
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Sandra
Oct 18, 2012 Sandra rated it liked it
Shelves: usa
Quattro racconti ambientati durante la Crisi del '29 -ma che potrebbero benissimo essere stati scritti ai giorni di oggi- che danno una descrizione chirurgica di una città in difficoltà per la mancanza di lavoro. Non è morta però la speranza che presto tutto tornerà alla normalità.
Quello che mi ha colpito è Pranzo di famiglia, un breve racconto da cui non emerge la crisi economica, evidente nella realtà circostante ma non presente in quella famiglia benestante, bensì quella familiare, latente, u
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Giulia
Aug 16, 2015 Giulia rated it really liked it
3.5/4

Mi è venuta un sacco di voglia di leggere TUTTO quello che ha scritto Cheever.
Realini
Sep 24, 2015 Realini rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-story, pulitzer
Percy by John Cheever
A special treat

The family that the reader meets is a rather odd one-
“Great-uncle Ebenezer was stoned on the streets of Newburyport for his abolitionist opinions. His demure wife, Georgiana (an artiste on the pianoforte), used once or twice a month to braid feathers into her hair, squat on the floor, light a pipe, and, having been given by psychic forces the personality of an Indian squaw, receive messages from the dead.”
An uncle calls the narrator to his deathbed and says t
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Theut
Feb 19, 2013 Theut rated it liked it
Questi racconti non mi hanno colpito particolarmente... qualcosa nel ritmo ha fatto sì che mi "distraessi" durante la lettura.
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[La signora Wilson guardò la figlia con profondo amore, perché sapeva che c'era una qualche connessione tra la bellezza del suo viso e la bellezza della sua capacità di giudizio.]
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John Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs" or "the Ovid of Ossining." His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the suburbs of Westchester, New York, and old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born.

His main themes include the duality of human nature:
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