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review 2017-04-20 15:47
Conservatorio Di Santa Teresa - Romano Bilenchi

Quando si parla di romanzo non possiamo riferirci al numero delle pagine, né alla presenza di un intreccio. Un romanzo deve cogliere lo spessore della vita, che è fatta di oggetti e di eventi concreti, ma anche di sogni e d’immaginazione. L’importante è cogliere quei rari momenti di turbamento, di emozione in cui l’uomo riesce ad ascoltarsi vivere, a prenderne coscienza. (Romano Bilenchi)

 

Conservatorio di Santa Teresa uscì nel 1940. In poche settimane vendette più di quattromila copie. Per l’epoca, un successo. Bilenchi rifiutò la seconda stampa per ragioni politiche e per ribellarsi ai tagli apportati al romanzo dalla censura fascista.

In un’intervista, di esso affermò: Conterrà molti difetti, tutto quel che vuole, ma se lo rileggo ora è l’unico mio libro che mi emozioni e mi sembra il mio libro migliore, anche se quando cominciai a scriverlo avevo soltanto ventisei anni ed ero molto, ma molto più asino d’oggi.”

 

Sergio è un bambino dal sentire amplificato, dalla fantasia sfrenata. Facile agli entusiasmi e altrettanto pronto a disperarsi.

Sergio contempla il mondo che lo circonda. Contempla la vita, quella della natura e quella degli uomini. Ne è attratto. E un po’ la teme.

Sergio è troppo adulto per i suoi anni. Sarà immaturo domani.

Sergio vive fuori del tempo, ma il suo scorrere lo porterà dal sogno al disincanto.

Sergio è emozioni mai gridate. E quando accade, è un grido improvviso e muto. È lo sguardo meravigliato, è la bocca spalancata per la gioia esasperata o l’angoscia soffocante.

Sergio è ricerca d’amore e paura dell’abbandono.

Sergio è una lacrima succhiata in fretta. È lo spavento di precipitare.

Poesia del disagio e del desiderio, Sergio rimane sulla pelle. Come la salsedine dopo che s’è salutato il mare. Solo che non se ne va sotto l’acqua che scorre. Resta.

 

Scrittura intima, pura. Onesta.

E bella, bellissima.

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review 2016-09-07 16:13
Il bottone di Stalingrado (Scrittori contemporanei) - Romano Bilenchi

Prosa essenziale carica di Storia, personaggi, sentimenti, ideali. In questo libro politico e autobiografico, che all’autore valse il premio Viareggio, ci sono l’Italia e il suo popolo.
Marco, il ragazzino di famiglia socialista e l'incanto del fascismo.
Marco e il disinganno, la guerra, la Resistenza, la scelta.
Marco e gli amici, i compagni, gli amori, la lotta operaia del dopoguerra contro un potere rinnovato ma sempre nero.
La sofferenza ha radici profonde nel mondo degli ultimi, e in Bilenchi emerge con forza. Perché i libri, com’egli affermava, hanno lo scopo di “trasmettere la verità morale che sta al fondo di ogni sofferenza”.

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review 2016-07-18 10:41
The Shattered Crown (The Legends of Ansu #2) by J.W. Webb
The Shattered Crown - J.W. Webb
In the follow up to Gol, a thousand years have passed. The kingdoms that Erun Cade set up are well in place, and his name has passed down into myth and legend. Corin an Fol is a mercenary at a loose end, which is never a good thing. Luckily for him, times are changing and the gods are playing. This means that there is betrayal, murder, dark magic, dragons, Dog Lords, plus lots more for him to pit his sword against. Of course, it's not all bad. He has new friends by his side, including the Queen of Kelwyn, Ariane. 
 
This is once again an amazing book, full of intricacy and detail, guaranteed to delight. It is both harsh and full of hope. With the help of the gods, plus others, Corin and co are on a mission that sounds a lot simpler than what it actually is. 
 
There is once again mention of the Norse sounding gods, complete with a one-eyed god who is accompanied by two ravens. This time though, there is also more detail of Irish gods too. We have the Washer at the Ford, who speaks to Corin at the beginning, plus the three women of Fate - a common theme in most Pagan religions.
 
Although this is a long book, full of battles and adventure, it still ends leaving you wanting more. Shallan wasn't mentioned much in this book, but I have a feeling there is much more to come from her, plus Tarin and Corin himself, to name just a few. 
 
Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to distract the flow, I have no hesitation in highly recommending this book and series.
 
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2016/07/review-by-merissa-gol-shattered-crown.html?zx=1d2f9bf4b479be7e
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review 2016-07-18 10:38
Gol (The Legends of Ansu #1) by J.W. Webb
Gol - J.W. Webb
In the reviews and synopsis of Gol, a comparison is made to Games of Thrones. Since reading this I can concur that, in my opinion, readers of GoTs will enjoy the Legends of Ansu! With a world set up with treachery, mad kings, Baron's daughters, and a blacksmith's son, plus the 'help' from otherworldly beings, this is an epic adventure to lose yourself in. 
 
Lissane and Erun Cade are star crossed lovers who want nothing more than to be together. Destiny will not allow this though, and they are cruelly parted. Lissane is actually told that Erun Cade is dead, and perhaps he is. At least the boy that she once knew is gone. Instead, he is honed and sharpened on an Isle that sounds a lot like that of Scáthach, of Irish Cú Chulainn fame, to become something that is so much more than what he once was. 
 
With different stories in play, the common thread is Erun Cade, later known as Kell. He is the link between them all, but you do get to see what happens to Lissane too. I will be honest here, and say that I didn't actually think much of her. She is a strong character, yes, but her prideful and cold nature doesn't exactly make her likeable - even when she is trying to be nice!
 
With elements of the Norse Gods, this is an epic tale that will take time to read so why not savour the time spent, and allow yourself to be swept away. Definitely recommended by me.
 
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2016/07/review-by-merissa-gol-shattered-crown.html?zx=1d2f9bf4b479be7e
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review 2016-06-09 16:47
Behave
Behave - Andromeda Romano-Lax

Behave is the third novel by Andromeda Romano-Lax. It's about the experiments of John Watson, and his second wife Rosalie Raymer, on children trying to determine if fear behaviors are learned, or if they can be conditioned.

 

Watson's most notorious experiment was on "little Albert", a nine month old child who what psychologically tortured in the "name of science". His assistant, Rosalie Raymer, was a Vassar grad, enamored with John and his unorthodox methods of experimentation.

 

After tearing apart their careers for an affair, John and Rosalie eventually marry and raise two boys in yet another experiment in parenting. The book, Psychological Care of Infant and Child, was written by the Watson's during the experimentation on their own children. As the earliest model of detachment parenting, the Watson's gained a following by parents who were interested in not damaging children by pushing the wants and desires of parents onto children.

 

Behave was an interesting sort of book. Not exactly a biography, but not exactly fiction either. I'd classify it as historical fiction. It's also not a particularly easy book to read, as the experiments performed on the children was psychologically damaging, nay devastating, to all the children involved. I did enjoy Behave, as I'd done a bit of research into Watson's experiments in an early childhood development. I was creeped out by the experiments then, and that Rosalie enthusiastically participated was even worse. However, after reading Behave, I did begain to emphasize with Rosalie a bit more. I know that it's a fictional account of the goings on, but it did paint Rosalie in a more sympathetic light, defying John's rules and schedules about how he desired the boys to be raised.

 

I'll recommend it. Fans of historical fiction, psychology, child development, and fictional literature should enjoy it. I think students of most of the "soft sciences" should enjoy it, it does have that kind of appeal. Very solid 4 stars for the book.

 

 

 

  • Behave
  • Andromeda Romano-Lax
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Press (March 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y6RKZ2Q

 

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