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DANCING GIRLS AND OTHER STORIES

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Publisher: Bantam

3.5
(31)

Language:English | Number of Pages: | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Portuguese , Italian

Isbn-10: 0553561693 | Isbn-13: 9780553561692 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Also available as: Hardcover , Others , Unbound , eBook

Category: Non-fiction

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Book Description
Dancing Girls is Margaret Atwood’s highly praised first collection of short fiction. In it she explores the dark intricacies of the mind, the complexities of human relationships, and the clashes between cultures. In the stories, the mundane and the bizarre intersect in unexpected ways: ex-wives indulge in an odd feast at a psychiatrist’s funeral; a young student is pursued by an obsessed immigrant; an old woman stores up supplies against an impending cataclysm. The fourteen stories range in setting from Canada to England, from Mexico to the United States, and portray characters who touch us and arouse in us compassion and understanding. In this astonishing collection, Margaret Atwood maps human motivation we scarcely know we have.
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    Trova il libro nell'OPAC delle biblioteche mantovane:
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    Libro penetrante ma leggero, pungente ma non abbastanza per fare male. In poche pagine ci si cala in orizzo ...continue

    Trova il libro nell'OPAC delle biblioteche mantovane:
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    Libro penetrante ma leggero, pungente ma non abbastanza per fare male. In poche pagine ci si cala in orizzonti diversi senza perdersi. Decisamente interessante.

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  • 2

    Forse è una questione di gap temporali/culturali ma questo libro non mi ha trasmesso altro che un senso di pesantezza incredibile.
    Non ne ho capito il senso, a meno che non fosse quello di illustrare o catalogare la malinconia femminile.

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    A parte il fatto che il titolo è assolutamente non pertinente al contenuto di questa raccolta di racconti che in lingua originale si chiama 'Dancing Girls', nessuno di questi racconti mi ha fatto gridare al miracolo. Evitabile.

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  • 4

    I always enjoy Attwood - and find her short stories engaging, however I forget what was in the book very quickly so for that reason it's not got and "I love it!"

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  • 3

    Oh, look at all the lonely people

    From the book itself:


    "We have so little time and he just lies there, rolled up like a rug, not even twitching. I think of waking him, I want to make love, I want all there is because there's not much left. I start to think what he will do after I'm over and I can't stand that, maybe I sho ...continue

    From the book itself:

    "We have so little time and he just lies there, rolled up like a rug, not even twitching. I think of waking him, I want to make love, I want all there is because there's not much left. I start to think what he will do after I'm over and I can't stand that, maybe I should kill him, that's a novel idea, how melodramatic; nevertheless I look around the room for a blunt instrument; there's nothing but the bedside lamp, a grotesque woodland nymph with metal tits and a lightbulb coming out of her head. I could never kill anyone with that. Instead I brush my teeth."

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