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"Questo libro non è un'opera di fantasia. È un colloquio dell'autore con suo fratello morto. L'autore, scrivendo, cercava consolazione." Inizia così l'opera più intima di Pratolini, dedicata al difficile rapporto con il fratello perduto. Orfani di madre, i due bambini vengono presto separati: Vasco resta nell'umile casa paterna, Dante cresce nella dimora del Barone dove, ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published 1973 by Meredith Corporation (first published 1947)
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Claudia Sesto
May 02, 2014 Claudia Sesto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Voglio ricordarti vivo."
Un piccolo libro, scritto in maniera deliziosa da Pratolini, che ci racconta la sua vita, dell'affetto e dell'amore che lo legava a suo fratello che lo lasciò così prematuramente.
Una lettura semplice, che mi ha toccato, emozionato e commosso.
"E' l'ultima ora di contentezza che ricordo, non troverò mai più la felice disposizione di spirito che allietò quella sera. Ci si può assuefare alle persecuzioni, alle fucilazioni, alle stragi; l'uomo è come un albero e in ogni suo
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Carlo
May 29, 2015 Carlo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, fiction, memoir, italy
Accompagnato dal ricordo di un’appassionata lettura adolescenziale sono tornato a questo breve scritto pratoliniano per vedere se le trenta abbondanti primavere in più sulle spalle ne potessero aver modificato la percezione da parte mia. La risposta è no: i tre decenni trascorsi avevano lasciato nella memoria solo le grandi linee della vicenda e così il libro si è potuto rivelare come se non l’avessi mai letto, sprigionando dalla sua prosa semplice e intensa un profondo coinvolgimento emotivo. ...more
Islam
Mar 24, 2013 Islam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: استعارة
تطلّب الأمر عامين من الاستشفاء، ما بين التلال والبحيرة.تبادلنا الرسائل كثيرا. واضطررت إلى الانقطاع عن الدراسة والانخراط فى العمل. كانت خطاباتك مثل كاتبها: خجولة، متوارية، تخشى الانتشار ولكنها كانت تمور بالعاطفة والكرم. كنت أجد فيها شيئا من الأشياء التى تربطنى بالحياة. شيئا من الأشياء الأساسية.
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فرمقتنى بنظرة عطف، يشوبها نوع من الاحتقار قائلا: "لماذا تكذب على؟" . فشمّرت عن ذراعى لأريك أثر أصابعك على جلدى. فابتسمت مثل الطفل وأنت تشعر بالارتياح. قل
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Elizabeth
Jan 01, 2011 Elizabeth rated it liked it
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khashayar
Sep 30, 2008 khashayar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the title was not that much eye-catching when I first picked up the book, I was absolutely engrossed right after reading the few first sentences. Pratolini has been pretty much successful to present the emotive aspects of what seems to be a mundane life. Family is the most fundamental social group, is the first bosom where you are warmewheartedly embraced, and in this capacity inspires a bittersweet kind of yearning. It is therefore no surprise that the proletarian viewpoint of the ...more
Haleth
Bello, magnifico, commovente, un libro che vorresti non finisse mai e invece finisce in 138 bellissime pagine. E dopo non puoi fare altro che rimanere a pensarci per giorni. Lirico.
Sì, lirico è la parola giusta.
E la narrazione di questo rapporto così unico tra due fratelli rimane impressa per molto, molto tempo.
Rimpiango di non aver preso qualche appunto subito dopo averlo letto, per fissare le impressioni più fresche.
Ma quello che più mi rimane è l'assoluta commozione di fronte al rapporto dei
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Al Maki
It's a small novel, not much more than a novella. The story of two Florentine brothers, between 1918 and 1945, who are raised separately. It evoked the sensations of childhood very well for me and also the complicated feelings of two siblings who are bound together by family even though they are often not understanding or trusting. Very nicely written.
Lyndsey
Nov 25, 2007 Lyndsey rated it really liked it
I read it in Italian and must admit I don't think I understood 100% but from what I did understand the book was about the love between two brothers who lead 2 very different lives. The author writes the book in the form of a letter to his brother, who has passed away, and he goes through his memories of their lives and in a way tries to ask for forgiveness for some of the things that happened...
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Vasco Pratolini (October 19, 1913 - January 12, 1991) was one of the most noted Italian writers of the twentieth century.

Born in Florence, Pratolini worked at various jobs before entering the literary world thanks to his acquaintance with Elio Vittorini. In 1938 he founded, together with Alfonso Gatto, the magazine Campo di Marte. His work is based on firm political principles and much of it is ro
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