Unlimited [Memoir Book] ↠ Il concerto dei pesci - by Halldór Laxness Silvia Cosimini Nicola Lecca É

  • Title: Il concerto dei pesci
  • Author: Halldór Laxness Silvia Cosimini Nicola Lecca
  • ISBN: 9788870911589
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback

  • I pesci possono cantare Si pu restare fedeli alle radici quando la vocazione artistica spinge a varcare i propri confini Alle soglie del xx secolo l Islanda si affaccia alla modernit di un mondo globalizzato Reykjav k si appresta a diventare una capitale dominata dai mercanti, ma ai suoi margini, nel borgo di Brekkukot, l ipocrisia e l arroganza della borghesia emergeI pesci possono cantare Si pu restare fedeli alle radici quando la vocazione artistica spinge a varcare i propri confini Alle soglie del xx secolo l Islanda si affaccia alla modernit di un mondo globalizzato Reykjav k si appresta a diventare una capitale dominata dai mercanti, ma ai suoi margini, nel borgo di Brekkukot, l ipocrisia e l arroganza della borghesia emergente restano fuori dalla casupola di torba del vecchio Bj rn, un pescatore stagionale che resiste alla logica mercantile con illuminata testardaggine Fedele alla ruvida, ma generosa etica tradizionale, Bj rn offre ospitalit a un campionario di personaggi stravaganti nel suo sottotetto qui vedr la luce anche il piccolo lfgr mur, abbandonato dalla madre e destinato a seguire sul mare il nonno adottivo Ma cantando ai funerali nel cimitero sotto casa, che il giovane decider di dedicarsi alla musica, alla ricerca di un unica nota pura , un ideale unisono fra talento artistico e limpidezza di cuore Avviato agli studi, lfgr mur si trover diviso tra l idillico microcosmo della sua infanzia e il richiamo di un mondo complesso, ambiguo e attraente, incarnato dalla enigmatica figura di Gar ar H lm, il cantante lirico celebre in tutto il mondo che in patria nessuno ha mai sentito cantare icona nazionale dai tratti sfuggenti, cela un mi stero che solo specchiandosi nella coscienza limpida di lfgr mur potr essere sciolto Laxness guarda con ironia e nostalgia al mondo della sua infanzia, consegnandoci il romanzo di formazione di un artista e di un intera nazione, sospesa fra tradizione e innovazione.
    Halldór Laxness Silvia Cosimini Nicola Lecca
    Born Halld r Gu j nsson, he adopted the surname Laxness in honour of Laxnes in Mosfellssveit where he grew up, his family having moved from Reyjav k in 1905 He published his first novel at the age of 17, the beginning of a long literary career of over 60 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, and plays Confirmed a Catholic in 1923, he later moved away from religion and for a long time was sympathetic to Communist politics, which is evident in his novels World Light and Independent People In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.


    Laxness brings together a catalog of eccentric characters and peculiar anecdotes to tell the story of Algrimur, an orphan taken in by an elderly couple that becomes his only family in a tiny village in the outskirts of Reykyjavík. In the turf cottage where Algrimur grows up, a disparate crew of extravagant guests gathers at night. The impoverished farmers, fishermen and shepherds get transformed into vagrant-soothsayers, quack-philosophers, sea captains and specialists in cesspools, who sit by [...]

    The fish can sing just like a bird,And grazes on the moorland scree,While cattle in a lowing herdRoam the rolling sea.Starting from this Icelandic paradox put in verse, Halldór Laxness weaves an enchanting tale on the outskirts of Reykjavík, in a time when the price of a Bible was equal to that of a heifer and people still tried to cure headaches by smearing their faces with warm cow-dung. Some say that The Fish Can Sing is a coming-of-age novel, but I don't really see it that way; it is more [...]

    Luís Miguel
    Ao ler Laxness, ocorreu-me várias vezes a ideia de ter sido com ele que começou a ficção islandesa. Existiram outros antes, mas isso não interessa agora. A Islândia tem uma matriz literária moderna e aqui está ela.Seguimos a vida de Alfgrimur, desde a adopção pelos “avós” cuja vivência se faz da mais genuína e autêntica fibra humana, até ao encontro com o homem real, por trás do cantor de ópera famoso Garðar Hólm. Conhecemos Reiquejavique e Alfgrimur na infância até à a [...]

    A gentle comedy set in pre independence Iceland. Alfgrimur is abandoned as a baby and is brought up in a run down shack on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Passing through the house are a motley bunch of deadbeat lodgers and wacky characters. Most intriguing of all is Gardar Holm, the son of a neighbour. He is a local boy made good overseas as a world renowned singer . or is he.Gardar flits in and out of the boys life during fleeting return trips home, almost but not quite giving a concert to his ado [...]

    This is the same book as, in the English version, is called The Fish Can SingThis is very possibly the best book ever written. Forgive my fretting about translations, I didn't want people to miss a thing. Then I realized that the books' tone, that true tone, will reach through all human languages.The story is set in Reykjavik in the beginning of the 20th century. These are reminiscences about a boyhood spent with an old couple who adopt this abandoned baby in the same manner they welcome several [...]

    Loved the earlier part of the book, an Icelandic Cider with Rosie, not so much the latter. That could have had something to do with struggling through the second half in the haze of a seemingly random, day-long migraine-like headache and aftermath. I could see the story was *good*, but wasn't on board with its particular brand of bittersweet illusion-shattering enterprise. It's going to be easiest to discuss this after quoting the blurb:Abandoned as a baby, Álfgrímur is content to spend his da [...]

    d swim underwater, for a really long time.Great stuff from this Icelander.

    João Carlos
    Reykjavik início séc. XXHalldór Laxness (1902 – 1998) é o mais famoso escritor islandês, laureado com o Prémio Nobel da Literatura em 1955.Álfgrímur, o narrador de “Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar”, foi um bebé abandonado pela sua mãe, uma jovem rapariga que partiu para a América, que acaba adoptado pelo pescador Björn de Brekkukot e pela sua mulher, um casal de idosos, um avô e uma avó, que vivem numa pobre casa tradicional, com o telhado de erva/relva/turfa, um refúgio que [...]

    Friederike Knabe
    Halldór Laxness is undoubtedly Iceland's most famous writer. The story goes that he was in the middle of writing "Brekkukotsannall" - translated (surprisingly) as The Fish Can Sing - when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature (in 1955). Did this recognition change the way he completed the novel? May be, maybe not. Still, reading it with that knowledge in the back of my mind, the novel turns for me into much more that the intimate portrait of a "family", a small village community at the [...]

    Lorenzo Berardi
    Reykjavik today is such an interesting place. Half spartan northern outpost, half ambitious capital of a scarcely populated but not diminutive country, the biggest (and some say only) town in Iceland welcomed your humble reviewer in style. Bygone the hectic days of the financial and real estate bubble followed by the economic crisis that lead the local currency to lose a good deal of its value overnight and the national government to fall, Reykjavik is slowly recovering. Quite reluctantly, many [...]

    “Where fish leaves off in Iceland, Latin takes over”I know I am unjust with my three-star rating, but The Fish Can Sing is one of those books I’ve instantly recognized the literary value of, but I couldn’t care much for. Moreover, it constantly reminded me of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses (I hear some heartfelt protests here!) in a bizarre, twisted kind of way, not only because I had the same mixed feelings about that one too, but also because it is its total opposite: instead of a r [...]

    I want to re-read this book already. I read it in Iceland, continuing my vow to read only local authors when I travel the world. Sitting on top of an Icelandic mountain, surrounded by sheep covered in that famous wool, looking out over the ocean, and reading this superb little book of stories, was just about the happiest I have ever been. He is beyond comparison, but Laxness can perhaps be likened to Hemingway, if Hemingway liked people. Laxness loves them. He loves the lessons they teach each o [...]

    Victor Hugo
    Sempre tive desejo de ler literatura fora da minha esfera de livros familiares. Para tais descobertas muito contribui conhecer pessoas com quem possamos falar sobre livros, e em tais conversas haverem sugestões para novas leituras. Foi mais ou menos assim que este livro veio parar às minhas mãos.Num primeiro momento fiquei bastante entusiasmado com a leitura, com o que estava a conhecer através do ponto de vista de um personagem, entre outros, e com a Islândia do início do século XX repre [...]

    (2.5 στα 5)Μια πρώτη γνωριμία με τον Ισλανδό Νομπελίστα, μάλλον απογοητευτική. Πολύ λίγα συμβαίνουν σε αυτό το βιβλίο ενηλικίωσης (coming of age, όπως λέμε και στο χωριό) και η όχι ιδιαίτερα αξιοπρόσεχτη γραφή δεν αντισταθμίζει. Κάποιες όμορφες σελίδες για τη ζωή στην επαρχία της χώ [...]

    My second Laxness novel after Independent People, this is lighter in subject matter, and more lyrical in style. It is a charming novel dealing with the coming of age of Álfgrímur, an orphan brought up by his 'grandparents' in a small village in Iceland (Reykjavík, in the days when it was a small village). It is not your typical coming of age novel though; it is profoundly odd in a way that is difficult to explain but that stems mainly from the mysterious Garðar Hólm, the singer reminiscent [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Blasphemy, but I feel like in reading one book by Laxness I kind of have him covered. He gets repetitive in his patterns and it makes the actual plot in his novels take a long time to get to.But one of my rules in speed dating my collection is being willing to say NOPE.

    I am indulging myself by re-reading this literary gem, and what a perfect book it is. It is a gentle, humorous coming-of-age narrative written in the first person set in the early 1900s. Reykjavik was only a town of 5,000 people, and the farm Brekkukot was situated right on the edge of the current cbd.It is a simple story, beautifully told, of a young boy Alfgrimur, left by his mother on her way to America. He is fostered by Bjorn and his wife, the elderly couple whose farm is a haven and home f [...]

    What a strange and bewildering book! I started it eagerly, then languished a bit in its digressive opening chapters. After ignoring it for a few weeks, I moved it to my 'on hold' shelf – usually the kiss of death – only to pick it up again and find myself drawn in. The story is narrated by a young boy, Alfgrímur, growing up under the care of his adoptive grandparents, who are principled, hardworking, poor, and generous to the point of recklessness. Their seaside cottage outside Reykjavik (s [...]

    הוצאת עם עובד, 1976, תרגום ג. אריוך (מאנגלית), 244 עמ' אם יש משהו שפועם בדייגים האיסלנדים, אם יש להם שאיפה לגיבוריו של הלדור לכסנס, זו השאיפה להוכיח לכול העולם שיש עוד משהו באיסלנד חוץ מדגים, או כפי שפזמון איסלנדי גורס: "גם הדג יודע לשיר ממש כמו ציפור// ומזון לו מוצא באדמת המלחה,// וגדי [...]

    A Wonderful portrait of the simple life in a small village near Reykjavik in the days when bibles cost a cow, the need for a barber shop was a point of much debate, fables, little people and simplicity ruled.It traces the early life of a boy abandoned at birth and reared by two old people who share their poor abode with a great set of mad characters. There is a mysterious famous opera singer, kind people and a few ambitious people.There's a lot going on this part-saga, part-historical piece. Gre [...]

    Neal Adolph
    After having finished this novel this morning, I'm grateful for it.The Fish Can Sing is the story of a building, community, and place in Iceland that is a part of the growing city of Reykjavik. This place is changing rapidly, even though the protagonist - a young boy named Alfgrimur - is mostly unaware of the changes because his adopted grandmother and grandfather live very traditional lives. They impart a great deal of wisdom to Alfgrimur because of their traditions - morals about life, love, m [...]

    Many reviews are very ecstatic about this coming-of-age novel, set in Iceland. That genre generally is not my first choice in reading. Nevertheless, the main character Alfgrímur is quite mature, having a firm mind and knowing the value of self-worth, just needing some guidance about the larger world. It seems that several characters speak about the "one pure note". Even the clock chimes it as the syllables of "eternity" and the old pastor is certain of it daily. The opera singer Gárdár Holm d [...]

    Guttersnipe Das
    For years now I’ve loved the work of Halldor Laxness, Iceland’s pre-eminent man of letters, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1955 but now is seldom read. I am forever thrusting his books upon people and begging them to read him at once. Usually I urge them to start with “Independent People”, which is regarded as his masterpiece. This does not always go well. One of my friends complained, “It’s 500 pages about sheep farming!”I said, “Yes. It is 500 UTTERLY SCINTILLATING pa [...]

    I gave a copy of 'Under the Glacier' by Laxness as a Christmas gift. But I would not give 'The Fish Can Sing' as a gift. For 'Fish' it takes awhile to see the merit or brilliance in it. I'm aware things went over my head to, it's easy to get lost in the paragrahs, but I think this worth reading, and I realize merit even though I had difficulty with it.'Under the Glacier' is so bizarre and funny because of how outlandish the content is. This is bizarre too, but a more subtle bizarre. For the firs [...]

    I've been wanting to read "Independent People" for ages, but this title was much more appealing so I read this instead. It was harder to read than I expected, some bits were delightful, other times I wasn't sure what Laxness was getting at - I'm not sure if this is a translation thing or simply his style. He can be clear as a bell, and then obfuscate to the point that I want to quit. It's odd, too, leafing through the book after I finished it I saw little moments here and there that glinted at m [...]

    Sian Lile-Pastore
    I read this because i got all icelandy after reading Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland. Laxness is 'the undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth century', so you'd have to be an idiot not to like this right?I'm that idiot.It is beautifully written and has a sweet sort of quiet feel to it, and I like reading about coffee and cake. but I found it so slow! and I just wanted it to end. There is a lot about lumpfish in this book t [...]

    I know that this book is very well regarded but I was bored. It's very flowery language, well-interpreted but bo-o-o-ring. The other women in the Tumbleweed bookclub liked it alot (except Lisa, she agreed with me). This is a wonderful glimpse into 1950s Icleand and, if you can slog through the entire book, a great ending but dear good in heaven, you have to work for it.

    Νεκτάριος Καλογήρου
    Ενα ταξίδι στον τόπο του νομπελίστα με μικρές, προσωπικές του καταστάσεις, ιστορίες με εικόνες γεμάτες συναίσθημα. Δεν είναι το έργο που θα σε συναρπάσει, ούτε θα σε τραβήξει να το τελειώσεις μονορούφι. Αυτό το βιβλίο θέλει το χρόνο του και σιγά - σιγά θα σε αποζημιώσει.

    This is funny*. Was Laxness always this funny? I don't remember Independent People and Iceland's Bell being particularly amusing, but maybe I'm developing subtlety in my middle years.*and tragic, naturally.

    Erwin Maack
    "Por exemplo, se alguém empregasse numa conversa a palavra "caridade", achávamos que era uma espécie de citação frívola, irrelevante ou despropositada do Livro dos Sermões. Para falarmos na nossa casa acerca de fazer "caridade", usávamos a expressão "ter bom coração", ou "boa". A palavra "amor" também nunca se ouvia na nossa casa, exceto se algum bêbedo ou criada solteira particularmente estúpida vinda do campo se lembrasse de recitar alguns versos de um poeta moderno qualquer; e, [...]

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