The Imperfectionists

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The newspaper was founded in Rome in the 1950s, a product of passion and a multi-millionaire's fancy. Over fifty years, its eccentricities earned a place in readers' hearts around the globe. But now, circulation is down, the paper lacks a website, an ...Continua
Yu-tong
Ha scritto il 25/08/16
SPOILER ALERT
p.52 「我真正害怕的是時間。時間是惡魔,我們想放慢腳步,但是時間卻催促我們加緊腳步,就這樣,當下從指縫間匆匆流逝,一溜煙就成了過去,過去又悠忽成為故事。我覺得我的過去一點也不真實,過去的我不是我,我覺得當下的我不斷在流逝。希臘哲學家赫拉克利特說過:『濯足長流,舉足復入,水非前水,人非前人。』可不是嗎?我們都喜歡騙自己說是人生是連續不斷的長河,並且名之為記憶,或許這就是為什麼我們不怕生命終結,但是卻害怕遭世人遺忘。」 p.53 雖然我認為立志很荒謬,但是我一輩子都是志向的奴隸。這就好比遭人奴役...Continua
Sir Action
Ha scritto il 05/02/12
Twelve

How to tell the small history of a newspaper through 12 little biographies of people orbiting around it. By no means all happy endings, some of them were well written and moving.
A must read.

Tony Su
Ha scritto il 22/01/11
Apart from a few hiccups here and there, this novel about an American newspaper based in Rome just flows forward at a wonderfully brisk pace, unfolding as it goes the lives and inner worlds of the many characters working or living around the paper. T...Continua
Kin Yip
Ha scritto il 27/12/10
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Incredibly thoroughly depressing ! ... Maybe, that's life but how come every person related to that international English-language newspaper seems so miserable in some way ? I don't enjoy reading this novel and somehow I've also felt that the author...Continua
Gail Paris
Ha scritto il 25/06/10
Ah to have been an expat in the 60s in Rome...
A set of vignettes around a fictive English language newspaper in Rome. The author, a former writer for the herald tribune based in Rome, brings to life a bevy of characters from the very anal editor to the super ambitious female writer to the quirky...Continua

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