WISE CHILDREN

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Wise Children follows the fortunes of the Chance twins, Dora and Nora, taking in the story of their show business family -- the Hazards -- over the past century. Born illegitimately, spurned by their father Melchior and brought up by their lan ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/11/16
Angela Carter ha una capacità narrativa che mi ha fatto divorare il romanzo, lasciandomi trasportare e abbandonare in una realtà fatta di tragedie shakesperiane.
Ha scritto il 11/02/09
For English Philology entrance exam. I can't say I liked it that much. The narrator did give us some funny moments but I personally couldn't get inside the characters as well as I would've wanted. Because the Chance sisters did seem really spicy and ...Continua
Ha scritto il 23/11/08
Absolutely breathtaking, dreamy tale of an intricate family of actors against a realistic British backdrop spanning most of the 20th century.

Must be teeming with hints at actual persons in that century's show business in the UK and US, while

Must be teeming with hints at actual persons in that century's show business in the UK and US, while the introduction tells us of dozens of references and nods to Shakespeare's plays. Both of these are so far out of my reach I wish for an annotated version.

Amazing references to popular or everyday language, such as we get hints of in Terry Pratchett's witches' language, when they choose a mundane, earthly one.

So much fun to read, that one almost forgets how precious an insight into a key western civilization and how it evolved since the time most of the world map "was pink" - that hint I caught, from early reading of my parents' schoolbook atlas. ...Continua


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