You can t beat a good old duel, and 99 times out of 100 it s over a woman, in this case the lavish Francesca, who has two admires, the playboy adventurer Giacomo Casanova womanizer, celebrity, swordsman, swindler, cadger of ducats, mystical quack, gambler and writer whom she loves and The Duke of Parma boring but wealthy It is midnight in Bolzano, and the moon will soon witness blood, the two bare chested men stand off ready to do battle for the girl The Duke is victorious boo , Francesca is now his Duchess Casanova is warned never to return Five years later, 1758Casanova escapes from his filthy cell in a Venetian prison hooray , tasting freedom, he has only one thing on his mind, and along with friend the defrocked friar Balbi returns to Bolzano, getting a room at the Stag Inn His love for Francesca was never consummated, and he still carries a rather large candle for her, .
Giocato sulla schermaglia fra i tre personaggi principali Giacomo, il Conte e Francesca, questo romanzo annuncia i temi che mirabilmente si svilupperanno nel capolavoro di Marai Le braci Ovvero per che cosa si vive Se il fuoco della passione a guidarci, si spegneranno mai Giacomo il seduttore, Giacomo il mito, Giacomo il sogno Giacomo l uomo questa la definizione che usa la bella Lucia, dopo aver spiato dal buco della serratura Guarda, arrossisce, sobbalza, soffoca un grido e fa il segno della croce Le altre donne le si fanno attorno, chiedono a fior di labbraCosa hai vistoLei risponde, turbataUn uomoDopo di che, una a una, si chinano, sbirciano dentro la stanza, provando una gioia indicibile.
Giacomo fuggito dai Piombi di Venezia Imprigionato dall Inquisizione perchnon vi nulla di pi pericoloso di un uomo che rifiuta di sottomettersi alla tirannia.
Giacomo non nemmen pi bello Chi mai di noi ha pensato anche solo una volta al grande seduttore imbruttito, appesantito, sfiorito dal tempo e dai giochi di carte e d a Si dirige verso Monaco, fa tappa a Bolzano Luogo della recita In Bolzano Is A Riveting Novel Written Within The Framework Of Historical Reality, Of Casanova S Escape From A Venetian Prison And His Fateful Encounter With A Woman In Bolzano Who Finally Defeats Him Marai Captures Casanova And His Time And World With Amazingly Rich Detail And Startling [ Pdf Vendégjáték Bolzanóban Å science-fiction-fantasy PDF ] by Sándor Márai ✓ Insight
I chose Casanova in Bolzano simply because I had heard great things about the author, S ndor M rai, and this was the only one of the author s books I could get as an audiobook To top it off, the narrator is the well known Simon Prebble, so what could I lose Let me say right off that the narration was good, even if I could not hear from the intonation which character was speaking There are never ending monologues I have warned you What is a bit strange is that there are extremely few conversations between characters Instead one character talks and talks and talks with another character listening I did get exasperated a few times after listening to one person jabber they absolutely NEVER got to the point I think I listened to one soliloquy for almost an hour and just had to give up, I was so exasperated I will say this these long drawn out monologues made the character ↠´ Vendégjáték Bolzanóban ì Sai che nella realt non esiste il tutto o niente , esiste soltanto una via di mezzo fra il tutto e il niente , il qualcosa , che per a volte pu significare moltissimo Marai bravissimo a rappresentare personaggi Li presenta in un modo e poi lentamente li analizza profondamente fino a mostrarci ogni risvolto psicologico, ogni sfumatura.
Questa analisi normalmente avviene tramite lunghi monologhi, che sono poi il cuore dei suoi romanzi Anche La recita di Bolzano non fa eccezione Il protagonista, Casanova, non viene rappresentato e giudicato in modo convenzionale in quanto donnaiolo e avventuriero Al centro del romanzo c soprattutto l essere umano, con le sue aspirazioni, con le sue infelicit , il suo a, la sua natura, l Two years ago I was hunting a complete Memoirs of Casanova while in a Powell s in Chicago I asked the associate if there were any in stock He pointed me to a Classics section where a Penguin single volume abridgement sat, lacking any immediate street cred I asked if there weren t any complete sets elsewhere in the store You don t need the set, the man snapped, all the good stuff is in there I was likewise looking for good stuff as I finished this novel this evening My verdict not so good Maybe 2.
5 stars The difficulty is largely of my own origin Marai s novel is a maudlin minature revealing a certain resonance and discretion not normally associated w Casanova am I accusing Marai of revisionism I m not sure That said, Casanova in Balzano is only a floating episode, lacking continuity and proving to be bereft of emp At first I found it difficult to get into this novel The steam of conscious style of the narrative made it somewhat hard to follow at the start, but soon I adapted to the rhythm of the book and after that I truly loved it and appreciated the beauty of the writing I found it to be an engaging story full of depth, meaning and truth I do not know a great deal about Casanova beyond his notorious reputation as the great womanizer and seducer, but Marai provides a much human portrayal of Casanova Most often he is portrayed as this young dashing arrogant hero or anti hero In Casanova in Bolzano he is a man who is full of flaws, doubts, and internal struggles We are introduced to him later in life as a man in his 40s, who is in truth not particularly handsome and who is bitter about the reputation he has accumulated and the way in which men and women gawk at him and w