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I cani e i lupi

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  971 ratings  ·  122 reviews
Le basta vederlo una volta sola, quel bambino ricco, ben vestito, dai riccioli bruni, dai grandi occhi splendenti, che abita nella meravigliosa villa sulla collina e di cui dicono sia un suo lontano cugino, per essere certa che lo amerà per sempre, di un amore assoluto e immedicabile. A Kiev, la famiglia di Ada abita nella città bassa, quella degli ebrei poveri, e suo padr ...more
Paperback, Biblioteca Adelphi #521, 234 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Adelphi (first published 1940)
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Ah, come odio le vostre ipocrisie europee! Quel che lei chiama successo, vittoria, amore, odio, io lo chiamo denaro! È un altro termine per definire le stesse cose."
May 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translated
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May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Benedetti Anobii e Goodreads grazie ai quali ho scoperto autori che probabilmente mi sarebbero rimasti sconosciuti.
Il modo di scrivere di questa donna ti entra nell'anima. Penso sarebbe interessante leggere anche la sua lista della spesa.
Riesce a farti entrare nella storia e descrive i personaggi in un modo tale che hai la sensazione di conoscerli.
Bello. Uno di quei libri che quando lo finisci lo tieni tra le mani e ti dispiace di doverlo riporre.
Ro Librum
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sigo sin saber porqué este libro llegó hasta mí. Me disponía a irme de la librería luego de no conseguir el libro que buscaba de Joan Didion, cuando me miró; un nombre totalmente desconocido - y ahora no puedo entender porqué - y un título tan simple. Lo saque del estante para leer la contraportada, pero mis ojos se fueron directamente a dos palabras en formato cursiva: Suite Francesa. Ciertamente no he visto la película, pero es una de mis grandes pendientes de mi actriz favorita, Michelle Will ...more

"Solos", Felix Parra.

"...Del mismo como que ciertos rostros, ciertas casas desconocidas, despiertan en la memoria un eco a un tiempo melancólico y dulce, como si nos encontráramos con los testigos de una vida anterior."

Este es un libro lleno de nostalgias, de deseos, de pérdidas. Es un libro de una infinita tristeza y, al mismo tiempo, de una belleza literaria única. La narración, el estilo, nos permite no sólo comprender la vida de los personajes, su contexto, en una Europa del Este ya extinta,
Ruxandra Irina
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-most-loved
Nemirovsky's style is dark and overpowering -- it is as if the first page of the book places a pair of leaden hands on your shoulders, holding you down and forcing you to witness each character's febrile dance with doom. But there is grace in her writing, an agility of the phrase that rushes you forward in spite of your aching heart. And her merciless, razor-sharp precise descriptions of characters or situations are not mysanthropic in nature, quite the opposite: the sickly selfishness, compulsi ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it

I picked up this novel not so much because of the storyline, but because I was intrigued by the author’s own life.

Irène Némirovsky was of Russian-Jewish origin and one of the many victims of the Final Solution. She was killed at 39 in Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp in the Nazi occupied Poland.
Her wealthy family fled the Russian Empire at the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917 when Irène was only 14. Since then she lived mostly in Paris, married there, had two daughters and
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the curious reader perhaps
Recommended to Wayne by: her other novels

I was surprised by this novel.
Surprised that it had been written in 1940,
so late in Nemirovsky's career,
so close to its fatal end.

Having read 4 of her novels last year,
early ones, powerful and original in plot and character,
this one surprised because it disappointed.
I mistook it for an early work since
its style, plot and characterisation
felt thin, simplistic and underdeveloped.
Not meaty like her earlier books.

Why should writers have to maintain,
be able to consistently produce masterpiece
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: esuli-russi, francia
Ma quante vite ha vissuto questa donna, per poter scrivere così? Quante?!
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
The Dogs and the Wolves is the sixth Némirovsky book I’ve read and in my opinion, it’s one of her best. Beautiful writing as always and a highly memorable story.

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

For the first time, she truly saw the lovely color of the sky, lilac and pistachio green, like sorbet; a yellowish moon, pale and round, without a halo, hovered there in the daylight. And on the horizon she could see soft, fluffy little clouds rushing by; they looked as if the moon was breathing them
A bientôt!

Lo sapevo... Doveva succedere prima o poi, doveva capitare anche a me che un libro di Irène Némirovsky non rispettasse le attese, che mi deludesse.
Non è questa la mia Irène: è stanca, frettolosa, a tratti persino troppo ingenua, prevedibile e mielosa.
Alcune descrizioni sono come sempre superbe, così come la sua abituale capacità di tratteggiare e caratterizzare, con poche parole, ebrei russi e francesi, ricchi e poveri, cani e lupi.
Ma non basta, questa volta non mi è proprio bastato.
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie, Carey
FRom BBC Radio 4:
Omnibus. Made for 4 Extra. Ada grows up in the poor Jewish pogroms of the Ukraine. Fate, finance and love cruelly collide, changing her life forever.
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jewish, france
I am always amazed at this writer's insight into Jewish as well as gentiles' emotions.
I seem to be reading a lot of books recently that don't impress me as much as other books by the same author that I'd previously read. This is also true for The Dogs and the Wolves. I was astonished by how articulate and unlike-a-draft Suite Française was, but Dogs just didn't give me that feeling of "how did she *do* that?" The story is fine, the characters are fine, there just wasn't any...magic. Bear in mind that when I give 3*, it really does mean "I liked it", so I'm in no way saying this i ...more
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francesi
Secondo libro della Némirovsky che leggo, autrice scoperta qui su Goodreads. Brava, indubbiamente.
Mi sono chiesta se non ci fosse un tocco autobiografico nel descrivere Ada, la bambina e poi la donna autonoma e determinata appartenente al lato sbagliato della famiglia Sinner.
Molto interessante il concetto di destino, di sangue, che lega Ada ad Harry attraverso l'Europa. Mi spiace tuttavia che lui scompaia nel finale: lo vediamo per l'ultima volta a una festa, ignaro della disgrazia abbattutasi
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
I love Nemirovsky’s novels. The way she writes is just sublime, and I am so glad that her translators respect this and reflect it in their work. Everything about this story is exquisite – the writing style, the descriptions, the characterisation, the dialogue, the way in which characters forge relationships with one another, the settings… I absolutely adored the author’s portrayal of the sharp divide between opulence and poverty, and how it has the power to affect an entire family. Ada, the prot ...more
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ucraina
Una donna, due uomini. Tutti e tre ebrei e legati dallo stesso cognome. Harry vive nella parte alta della città, dove stanno i ricchi. Ada e Ben, in quella bassa, dove stanno i miseri. I cani e i lupi. Le loro vite si incroceranno presto e questo segnerà il loro futuro. In modo semplice e scorrevole , come sa essere la buona scrittura, sfogliamo le pagine della loro vita, della loro condizione di ebrei nell'Europa del primo '900.
Credo di aver detto anche troppo. Anzi no. Leggetelo!
Maria Beltrami
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Che differenza c'è tra i cani e i lupi? Geneticamente non molta, ma caratterialmente c'è un abisso, e i cani non possono vivere da soli nel vasto mondo, non ne hanno le risorse.
La stessa differenza passa tra i cugini ebrei Harry e Ben, e tra di loro c'è Ada, lupa a sua volta, ma attratta dai cani.
Ma ognuno verrà irresistibilmente fagocitato dalla sua natura e dal branco a cui appartiene.
Carey Combe
Very disappointing. Being a child (great, great grandchild) of immigrants who escaped from the Ukrainian pogroms I was full of hope... Tyhe characters never really developed from one-dimensional set pieces.
Ilpiccolo Ruby
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cosa dire ?
Assolutamente da leggere perché è magistrale . Irene Nemirovsky non delude mai , riesce a creare in modo impeccabile sia i personaggi che le ambientazioni; in questo romanzo c'è una piccola vena di speranza che però alla fine viene infranta a metà ma poi ritorna sul finale.
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
A Romeo and Juliet type love story about love against the odds of class and poverty, this story is beautifully written. Achingly sad, I gave it three stars.
Marco Lourenço
Um romance escrito de forma simples, vivido no corpo de uma jovem simples, e com uma vida dura, uma mistura de platónico com real.
Silvia Romano
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Conmovedora. La autora relata las peripecias de una joven pintora ucraniana en el París de los años treinta. Hay amor, hay conflicto entre clases sociales, se ve el drama de la inmigración, el sentimiento de ser extranjero en todas partes. El dinero se mezcla, una vez más, en esta trama que no deja indiferente a nadie. Un culebrón que no pasa de moda. Nemirovsky sabe meterse en la psiquis de los personajes como nadie. Llega hasta el corazón de ellos y te muestra aquellos sentimientos humanos que ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aug 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Romeo and Juliet novel with a twist: the lovers are both of the same extended family, one rich and the other poor, one cloistered at the top of the hill with all the trappings of wealth and the other dealing with pogroms, absentee fathers and wicked aunts.

Ada Sinner is the poor girl, whose father is a broker, one of those in the social hierarchy who stand between the ghetto-poor and the upwardly mobile. Yet, he is a widower and has to rely in his widowed sister-in-law, Raissa, and her brood, w
Carla Coelho
Este livro narra a história de Ada uma jovem judia que se apaixona por Harry, com quem partilha a religião, mas não os meios de fortuna. Harry é rico, muito rico, enquanto Ada e a sua família lutam em Paris pela sua subsistência, enfrentando todo o tipo de adversidades. O enlevo de Ada por Harry começa na infância de ambos e é durante muito tempo platónico. Aquela paixão é uma fantasia, um reduto de sonhos, face a uma vida difícil, entre dificuldades económicas, abandono familiar e perseguição a ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nemirovsky, the daughter of a wealthy banker, was born in Kiev and grew up in France where she found success as an author before the second world war brought an end to her writing, and her life. After the recent success of Suite Francaise, her earlier works have now been published. This one seems to have most echoes of her own life. Two distinct branches of the Sinner family are followed from their origins in a pre-revolutionary Ukrainian town, where the rich and poor Jews are distinct and divid ...more
Feb 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: narrativa, francese
le mie due stelle (temo in controtendenza) si spiegano con quello che ho pensato ieri sera chiudendo il libro: forse ho attaccato Irène Némirovsky da un lato debole.
I cani e i lupi mi ha dato l’impressione di non avere corpo, come se afferrandolo con leggera pressione rivelasse la fragilità di una sfera di carta, una di quelle lampade orientali in carta sottolissima e bacchette flessibili.
la scrittura è quasi da fiaba, con una scansione temporale stramba, velocissima per valicare decenni ed ete
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Irène Némirovsky (born February 11, 1903, Kiev, died August 17, 1942, Auschwitz, German Occupied Poland) was a Jewish novelist and biographer born in the Ukraine, who lived and worked in France.

“En el fondo, seguía siendo, y siempre sería, una niña tímida que sólo se sentía a gusto en una soledad montaraz.” 4 likes
“Now she mocked and berated herself fiercely. She was mad. She, a woman of twenty, had behaved like a little twelve-year-old child. 'But I'm not a woman,' she thought. 'There are people who are ageless, and I'm one of them. I was an old woman at twelve, and even when I have white hair I'll be exactly the same in my heart as I am today. Why be ashamed of it?” 0 likes
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