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Valentino and Sagittarius (New York Review Books Classics) (utgåvan 2020)

av Natalia Ginzburg (Författare)

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Two novellas about family life and fraudsters by one of the twentieth century's best Italian novelists. Valentino and Sagittarius are two of Natalia Ginzburg's most celebrated works: tales of love, hope, and delusion that are full of her characteristic mordant humor, keen psychological insight, and unflinching moral realism. Valentino is the spoiled child of doting parents, who have no doubt that their handsome young son will prove to be a man of consequence. Nothing that Valentino does--his nights out on the town, his failed or incomplete classes--suggests there is any ground for that confidence, and Valentino's sisters view their parents and brother with a mixture of bitterness, stoicism, and bemusement. Everything becomes that much more confused when, out of the blue, Valentino finds an enterprising, wealthy, and strikingly ugly wife, who undertakes to support not just him but the whole family. Sagittarius is another story of misplaced confidence recounted by a wary daughter, whose mother, a grass widow with time on her hands, moves to the suburbs, eager to find new friends. Brassy, bossy, and perpetually dissatisfied, especially when it comes to her children, she strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Scilla, and soon the two women are planning to open an art gallery. It turns out, however, that knowing better than everyone can hide a truly desperate naïveté.… (mer)
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Titel:Valentino and Sagittarius (New York Review Books Classics)
Författare:Natalia Ginzburg (Författare)
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Of the two novellas in this book, I much preferred Sagittarius. Even though it was fairly obvious (and perhaps it was supposed to be) that something was going to go horribly wrong, the leadup was still great. The narrator's mother was so clearly a lonely and unhappy woman, she was ripe to be a scammer's victim. Still, it was not quite what I expected.

Valentino--meh. I have no interest in reading about the spoiled favorite son. Just not my kind of topic. ( )
  Dreesie | Feb 10, 2021 |
Two novellas, each told by one of the daughters of the family in question. In the first, the younger daughter watches as her brother, imagined by his father to do great things, instead wastes his life and the lives of others. In the second, the older daughter watches as her mother's fantasies and self-importance only cause destruction. Ginzburg's steady, observant prose relates the tales without dramatic flourish but with great economy and imparts a certain gentleness to the narrators and to the fates of these two families. Lovely writing. ( )
  ffortsa | Mar 5, 2018 |
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Two novellas about family life and fraudsters by one of the twentieth century's best Italian novelists. Valentino and Sagittarius are two of Natalia Ginzburg's most celebrated works: tales of love, hope, and delusion that are full of her characteristic mordant humor, keen psychological insight, and unflinching moral realism. Valentino is the spoiled child of doting parents, who have no doubt that their handsome young son will prove to be a man of consequence. Nothing that Valentino does--his nights out on the town, his failed or incomplete classes--suggests there is any ground for that confidence, and Valentino's sisters view their parents and brother with a mixture of bitterness, stoicism, and bemusement. Everything becomes that much more confused when, out of the blue, Valentino finds an enterprising, wealthy, and strikingly ugly wife, who undertakes to support not just him but the whole family. Sagittarius is another story of misplaced confidence recounted by a wary daughter, whose mother, a grass widow with time on her hands, moves to the suburbs, eager to find new friends. Brassy, bossy, and perpetually dissatisfied, especially when it comes to her children, she strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Scilla, and soon the two women are planning to open an art gallery. It turns out, however, that knowing better than everyone can hide a truly desperate naïveté.

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