Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani” as Want to Read:
Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  109 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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 (first published 1853)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bartleby lo scrivano e altri racconti americani

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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
Rafa
Nov 08, 2015 Rafa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relectura
Me encanta el estilo que Borges imprime a sus traducciones.
Sam
Mar 10, 2012 Sam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
These stories had a common theme: they had no point.
Reckoner
H ομώνυμη σύντομη ιστορία ήταν εξαιρετική, οι υπόλοιπες απλά συμπαθητικές.
Patty Marvel
May 26, 2011 Patty Marvel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 20, 2012 Mita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oleg Kagan
Jun 11, 2014 Oleg Kagan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law
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
Pat
Dec 10, 2014 Pat rated it it was amazing
Chissà se Bartleby vorrebbe un commento... forse preferirebbe di no. "Preferirei di no", tre parole che unite acquistano una potenza esplosiva incalcolabile. Una perla, così come gli altri racconti. Una lettura da non farsi mancare.
Craig
Nov 15, 2010 Craig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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.
Liz
Nov 10, 2007 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Dec 17, 2012 Werehare rated it did not like it
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.
Katya Scarvaglieri
Katya Scarvaglieri rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2016
Celia
Celia rated it liked it
May 23, 2015
Manuel Bartolomé
Manuel Bartolomé rated it liked it
Oct 26, 2016
Christy Gollehon
Christy Gollehon rated it liked it
Oct 25, 2013
L Timmel
L Timmel rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2013
Molinaski
Molinaski rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2015
Ann
Ann rated it it was ok
Dec 31, 2015
Νατάσσα
Νατάσσα rated it it was amazing
Nov 25, 2014
Laura Apollonio
Laura Apollonio rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2016
SurferRosa
SurferRosa rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2015
Mauricio Torres
Mauricio Torres rated it it was amazing
Oct 25, 2016
Dennis Zachman
Dennis Zachman rated it it was amazing
Feb 10, 2016
Rodrigo
Rodrigo rated it really liked it
Oct 27, 2015
Ardà Rbo
Ardà Rbo rated it liked it
May 26, 2014
Marta J. de Villefort
Marta J. de Villefort rated it it was ok
Nov 05, 2012
Natalia
Natalia rated it really liked it
May 24, 2013
Carlos Úbeda
Carlos Úbeda rated it really liked it
Feb 07, 2010
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1624
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
More about Herman Melville...

Share This Book