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Pinocchio - Umberto Eco, Geoffrey Brock, Rebecca West, Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio
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Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real... show more
Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real boy.” Yet it is hardly a sentimental or morally improving tale. To the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of the written page, a madcap genius hurtled along at the pleasure and mercy of his desires, a renegade who in many ways resembles his near contemporary Huck Finn. Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. A sublime anomaly, the book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is at once adventure, satire, and a powerful enchantment that anticipates surrealism and magical realism. Thronged with memorable characters and composed with the fluid but inevitable logic of a dream, Pinocchio is an endlessly fascinating work that is essential equipment for life.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590172896 (1590172892)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 Tornagusto: "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, Gioia Fiammenghi (Trans.)
(Original Review, 1981-05-20)I am reading the English version of Pinocchio; I read it, obviously many times in my language and the other day I found a small book with this title and I was curious to see how it was in a different language from mine. I also want to "invite him for dinner" as it is the...
Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
3.0
Dalszy ciąg powrotu do lat dzieciństwa. Tym razem postanowiłam zabrać się za "Pinokia". Akurat tę historię już znałam, lecz nie wydaje mi się, bym znała ją z książki, raczej z bajek. Chyba Disney zrobił film animowany o Pinokiu. Jeśli dobrze pamiętam. Pinokio to mały kukiełka, pajac z nietypowego...
MarysolSandoval
MarysolSandoval rated it
This book is about a wooden log so this guy finds a log in the middle of now where and decides to take it to finish a leg on his table but as soon as he starts to carve the log it starts to talk and he thinks its just his imagination but its the log so he gets scared and gives it to one of his frien...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
0.0 A Year in Disney Movies Week 2: Companion Books (Pinocchio) / Book 1/100: Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
The first book I reviewed this year was Pinocchio, which I read in conjunction with viewing the Disney film for week 2 of my Year in Disney Movies. I wasn't really thrilled with the original story, but there are a couple other takes on it that I liked more. The original: Pinocchio by Carlo C...
PijanaPoMalinach
PijanaPoMalinach rated it
5.0 Pinokio
Barwna, rodzinna i pouczająca opowieść o lalce, która ożywa... Pinokio to niezwykły pajacyk, który potrafi mówić, poruszać się i myśleć, a także czuć! Gepetto - ubogi lalkarz postanawia wyrzeźbić z polana drewna niezwykłą lalkę, z którą mógłby przemierzać świat i zarabiać na chleb... Rzeźbiąc ją, ni...
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