A classic work of literature by “the greatest author ever produced in Latin America.” (Susan Sontag) Brilliant physician Simão Bacamarte sacrifices a prestigious career to return home and dedicate himself to the budding field of psychology. Bacamarte opens the first asylum in Brazil hoping to... show more
A classic work of literature by “the greatest author ever produced in Latin America.” (Susan Sontag) Brilliant physician Simão Bacamarte sacrifices a prestigious career to return home and dedicate himself to the budding field of psychology. Bacamarte opens the first asylum in Brazil hoping to crown himself and his hometown with “imperishable laurels.” But the doctor begins to see signs of insanity in more and more of his neighbors. . . . With dark humor and sparse prose, The Alienist lets the reader ponder who is really crazy.***This is a Hybrid Book.Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations — maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book.The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format.Purchasers of the print version can obtain the Illuminations for a given title simply by scanning the QR code found in the back of each book, or by following the url also given in the back of the print book, then downloading the Illumination in whatever format works best for you.Purchasers of the digital version receive the appropriate Illuminations automatically as part of the ebook edition.
Publish date: August 28th 2012
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 86
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
, Latin American
, Portuguese Literature
Ένα ατέλειωτο παιχνίδι νεύρων ανάμεσα στη λογική και στην παραφροσύνη, στο υγιές και σε εκείνο που χρήζει θεραπείας. Υπόρρητο και ταυτόχρονα εξαιρετικά απτό το χιούμορ του κειμένου, με τον αφηγητή να σχολιάζει σε καίρια σημεία της πλοκής, τα επεισόδια που διαδραματίζονται στο Ιταγκουαΐ είναι ευκρινή...
O final foi esquisito, não entendi direito lol ._. mas apreciei mto o livro e deu alguns momentos de reflexão :)
In the time it takes you to read a full-length review of this novella, you could have already read a substantial enough chunk of it to see for yourself how great it is. I don't want to be responsible for you losing valuable machado-reading time, so I'll just say this:- It's beautifully written, nice...
قصة طويلة ..تحكي عن قدرة الإنسان بنفوذه العلمية وتعاون السلطة الحاكمة معه على السيطرة على البسطاء .. حكاية مكتوبة منذ وقت بعيد، ولكنها للأسف تتكرر باستمرار بأبعاد وطرق ومبررات مختلفة برع كاتبها ماشيو أسيس في تصوير تفاصيلها بطريقة حيادية ..وبالغة الثراء ... شكر واجب لترجمة خليل كلفت الاحترافية
“Sanity is a cozy lie.”—Susan Sontag.Ever notice that even when you think you know where a story’s going, you really don’t anticipate the road it will take to get there? Just how many left turns you’ll have to make? How many times you’ll have to start over?Not start the story over. This one isn’t th...