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In a nightmarish prison a convict named Farragut struggles to remain a man. Out of Farragut's suffering and astonishing salvation, Cheever crafted his most powerful work of fiction.


Wrote 9/18/14
E' naturale associare un romanzo americano ambientato in un carcere con il rispettabilissimo Bunker. Naturale ma erroneo. Falconer per Cheever non è stato un vero penitenziario, "Zeke" in realtà è sempre stato imprigionato, ironia della sorte dall'e...Continua
Wrote 4/6/10

The life inside Falconer, a prison. It is a very well-written work of fiction. Reminds me of Oz (the HBO series) or vice-versa.
A voyage into oneself.

"Shit, man, you're beautiful. I mean you're practically senile and there isn't much light in there, but you look very beautiful to me."Bullshit, said Farragut, but in some part of the considerable wilderness that was himself, a flower seemed to bloom...Continua

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