Archive for 20 agosto 2004

20 agosto 2004

Homesickness is bliss?


Homesickness is nothing […] Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.


John Cheever, The Bella Lingua in The Brigadier and the Golf Widow, prossimamente ne Il rumore della pioggia a Roma

20 agosto 2004

Aspetto i vostri brividi troppo brevi, dieci parole possono bastare

20 agosto 2004

Le parole dentro


11 marzo 1958


John Cheever quarantacinquenne riceve il National Book Award per The Waspshot Chronicle. Nel breve discorso sottolinò quanto segue a proposito del romanzo:


(the novel is) one of the few form where we can record man’s complexity and the strenght and strength and decency oh his longings, where we can describe, step by step, minute by minute, out not altogether unpleasant struggle tu put ourselves into a viable and devout relationshit to our beloved and mistaken world