Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani
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Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani

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New York, intorno al 1840. Un pacioso avvocato di Wall Street mette un annuncio su un giornale per procurarsi un nuovo scrivano. L'incontro fra i due personaggi dà luogo a uno dei confronti più drammatici e comici della letteratura moderna: in un crescendo di reticenze, fino alla stasi assoluta, alle richieste del capufficio lo scrivano risponde: «Preferirei di no». Il mon...more
Paperback, Oscar classici, 232 pages
Published 2008 by Mondadori
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Guido
Avendo letto, riletto e amato Bartleby, desideravo conoscere gli altri racconti di Melville. Quelli contenuti in questo volume trattano tutti, in fondo, lo stesso tema: l'alienazione, la disillusione, il distacco dalla società e dalla vita. Io immagino l'Herman Melville di quel periodo simile ai protagonisti dei suoi racconti, pieno di amarezza e sconforto per il fallimento dei suoi tentativi letterari, e immagino che guardasse ogni cosa con la stessa indicibile malinconia del suo introverso scr...more
Oleg Kagan
Whereas "The Lightning-Rod Man" and "The Bell-Tower", are very much stories of their time - one a clever dialogue, the other a gothic tale on the theme of man and technology - "Bartelby the Scrivener" spans all time with a character that is simultaneously mysterious and simple. Bartelby is a scribe who shows up at the narrator's (a mild-mannered attorney) office, is given a job, but after a time refuses to work, and then refuses to leave. He would "prefer not to," he says. It would be a one-note...more
Sam
These stories had a common theme: they had no point.
Patty Marvel
This adaptation of three Herman Melville stories is a fine example of why I enjoy audiobooks. Not only do they allow me to enjoy literature while I'm stuck doing much more mundane tasks, but in the hands of the right director and the right voice actor, the stories seem to have an added depth. In the case of older works that use archaic language, their meanings could be made clearer without the aid of a dictionary.

Since this features three individual works rather than one big one, I'll address e...more
Mita
Non saprei trovare un altro termine per definirlo se non “capolavoro assoluto”.
Ricordo che quando lo lessi, qualche anno fa ormai, al primo impatto mi scatenò nervosismo ed esasperazione. Pensavo che se mai mi fossi trovata davanti nella vita reale un personaggio del genere avrei finito per mandarlo a quel paese nel giro di 10 minuti!
Poi presto il senso di fastidio si è trasformato in profonda inquietudine, nel rendermi conto che l’esasperante “preferirei di no” di Bartleby non era un semplice...more
Liz
I enjoyed The Bell Tower more than other Melville stories. Sometimes it kills me that such great writers use such horribly long run on sentences. In every story of Melville’s I've read the opening paragraph is one sentence.
Craig
Lightning-Rod Man is a tongue in cheek tale of an intelligent man not to be swayed by a peddler. As in Bartleby The Scrivener, Melville reveals his unique style of humor in this narrative, which is quite humorous.
Fernando Tello
Sinceramente este libro de novelas cortas no me ha gustado, la única historia que despertó mi interés fue "el vendedor de pararrayos", las demás a mi gusto fueron historias aburridas y muy trabadas.
Werehare
4/10

Mi dispiace, ma proprio non mi ha presa. A livello logico capisco tutte le spiegazioni critiche che se ne possono fare, ma a livello emotivo lo percepisco come insensato e inconcludente.
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Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for...more
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