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Sottosopra

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Nel palazzo di Sottosopra vivono ricchi e poveri che s'incontrano sulle scale, si scambiano servizi e favori. Al piano nobile abita un anziano violinista americano, Mr. Johnson, che ha lasciato le scene e il successo per naturale ritrosia. Al piano basso Anna, una donna delle pulizie, acciaccata dalla vita ma prodiga di fiducia e tenerezza che distribuisce agli altri abita ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published 2012 by Nottetempo
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Sandra Matteotti
Eine junge Studentin wohnt in einem Haus in Cagliari, unter ihr lebt Anna mit ihrer Tochter, oben Mr. Johnson. Die Schicksale der drei Stockwerke vermischen sich, die Menschen des Hauses wachsen langsam zu einer Familie zusammen. Die junge Studentin hängt an dieser Familie, da sie alles ist, was sie hat. Ihr Vater hat sich das Leben genommen, ihre Mutter flüchtete sich in eine Geisteskrankheit.

Die junge Frau blickt auf eine Vergangenheit voller Verlusten in der eigenen Familie zurück, woraus Ver
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Hasewue
Jul 02, 2013 Hasewue rated it it was amazing
Ein ehemaliger Palazzo, der zum Mietshaus umfunktioniert wurde, in Cagliari, der alten sardischen Hafenstadt, bewohnt von verschiedene Menschen, jeder mit seiner eigenen Geschichte.
Die Ich-Erzählerin nennt sich selbst Alice und hat schon in jungen Jahren durch den Tod ihres Vaters die dunkle Seite des Lebens erfahren.
Alice selbst hat die Beobachterrolle in der Geschichte eingenommen und lässt den Leser am Leben im Palazzo teilhaben.
So erzählt sie vom Signore von oben, Mr. Johnson, der von seiner
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Buchdoktor
Alice nennt sich die junge Literaturstudentin, die als Single die mittlere Wohnung eines Palazzo bewohnt, der nicht gerade in Cagliaris bester Wohnlage steht. Die Aussicht aus dem oberen Stockwerk auf den sardischen Hafen muss atemberaubend sein. Alice darf die Ferienwohnung ihrer Tante im Haus nutzen; im prachtvollen oberen Geschoss residiert ein amerikansicher Geiger mit seiner italienischen Frau und im Dienstbotentrakt im Erdgeschoss sind Anna und ihre Tochter Natascha untergebracht. Mister J ...more
Mari
Nov 14, 2013 Mari rated it liked it
Un po' più di due, un po' meno di tre stelle...

Mi è piaciuto lo stile sognante con cui Milena Agus ha raccontato questa storia, dove la vita è un po' come adattarsi a un paio di scarpe però mi aspettavo qualcosa di più. Gli ingredienti c'erano tutti perché in un condominio ci sono così tante realtà diverse da potersi sbizzarrire e invece l'autrice ha incentrato tutta la parte centrale del libro sulla vita di uno dei protagonisti e la storia si è incagliata! Non riuscivo più a capire come ne sare
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Elena Calvo
Sep 02, 2012 Elena Calvo rated it really liked it
Deeply magical and simple and the same time...This novel captivated me from the very beginning due to the writing style and beautifully human carachters that you can almost touch with your fingers and all of them become so close to you, just as if you shared with them the building where they reside...Cagliari could be felt so close and Milena Agus's writings on it made one almost feel its atmosphere even when I have never been there, so you only could feel much closer to everything in the novel. ...more
Magda
Jul 22, 2013 Magda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ganz nettes Buch für einen Tag, liest sich schnell und erinnert ein wenig an "Zusammen ist man weniger allein", wobei mich im Moment relativ viel an dieses Buch erinnert. Die Charaktere gewinnt man schnell lieb und alle sind ein wenig verrückt.
Besonders der kleine Giovannino und seine Beschreibungen des Meers haben es mir angetan.
Man will eigentlich die ganze Zeit nur nach Cargliari und dort die ganzen Viertel betrachten, die Wellen des Meeres beobachten und natürlich das obere Stockwerk von M
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Louis
Jan 17, 2017 Louis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se lit facilement. Triste, joyeux, sérieux, amusant. Quelques fous, mais peut-être pas tant que ça.

Easy to read. Ups and downs: sad, happy, serious, funny. A few crazy people, but maybe not so much.
incipit mania
Jul 08, 2013 incipit mania marked it as to-read
Shelves: primaedizione, agus-m
Incipit

Prima di conoscere la signora di sotto e il signore di sopra non ho mai avuto interesse per la vecchiaia ...
Sottosopra incipitmania.com
Cariatide
Nov 28, 2014 Cariatide rated it it was amazing
Si denuda e si spoglia il mio cuore stanco, nell'eterno gesto di chiedere amore. In questa elemosina si spella il mio cuore, e appassisce, piano.
Rita
May 12, 2012 Rita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sardegna
L'ultimo e il migliore dei libri di MIlena Agus. Che dire, come tutti i suoi libri, è delizioso, asciutto, profondo in perfetto stile cagliaritano.
Sara
Jul 24, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
Carinissimo
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Sep 26, 2012 Barbara MrsTeapot B rated it really liked it
Un romanzo che fa volare l'anima.
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May 31, 2016 Brigitte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un roman empli de poésie et de tendresse! J'ai adoré!
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Milena Agus was born in Genoa to Sardinian parents, and now lives in Cagliari, a recurrent setting for the action in her novels. She used to teach Italian and History at a secondary school, and is now at the Liceo Artistico of Cagliari "Foiso Fois". “The House in Via Manno" (originally published in Italy as “Mal di pietre"), her second novel, won three Italian literary awards, and has been a bests ...more
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