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Dans Un Jardin Anglais

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211 pages
Published 1995 by Editions de l'Olivier (first published 1994)
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Ho acquistato questo libro perchè ho adorato l'altro edito da Adelphi di Anne Fine (Lo diciamo a Liddy?) ed era da tanto che lo desideravo. Vi dico subito che non è alla sua altezza, per me l'altro era di una perfezione entusiasmante. Era tutta una bastonata ed io che sono masochista ci andavo a nozze, mentre questo è ad alto tasso nevrastenico e si procede di bastone e carota. Lo ritengo, ad ogni modo, molto bello per i personaggi ben delineati e perchè ci racconta la "vita psicologica" di una ...more
Alison Evans
A simply dreadful, unmaternal, widowed mother has 4 grown up children with issues, particularly around their idyllic childhood garden, which she is gradually reducing to a desert. However, the youngest daughter finds a wonderful fiancé and this results in major upheavals in their lives. Everything has improved by the end! Short and sweet, I enjoyed it.
Eva Serena Pavan
Anne Fine non si smentisce: anche in questo romanzo smonta uno per uno i misteriosi meccanismi che tengono insieme una famiglia e ne svela le morbose dinamiche. Inquietante, per chi è genitore. Ma molto molto divertente!
Relating the story of 4 grown children's uncomfortable relationship with their mother and their childhood home, this book raised a lot of questions about a mother's duties to her children and their duties in return to her, using their childhood home as an interesting metaphor and backdrop. A mother appears evil in her children's eyes for desiring independence from them, trying to sever her ties by hacking away at the garden where they had so many happy childhood memories. Several sides are told ...more
In Cold Domain (tradotto in italiano come Villa Ventosa racconta la storia di una famiglia disfunzionale. Anne Fine ci presenta tutti i suoi personaggi con la sua consueta e graffiante ironia.
Altro stupendo esempio di come la Fine sia bravissima a descrivere le dinamiche famigliari.
Le eredità e proprietà creano sempre problemi.
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Though readers often find themselves inadvertently laughing aloud as they read Anne Fine's novels, as she herself admits, "a lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises serious social issues. Growing up is a long and confusing business. I try to show that the battle through the chaos is worthwhile and can, at times, be seen as very funny." In 1994, this unique combination of humour and r ...more
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