Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza

Da una Spagna picaresca e romantica agli eldorado del Nuovo Mondo e a un Italia di prelati, signorotti e nobili briganti, fino all Oriente mediterraneo di duemila anni fa ecco l universo, tanto multiforme quanto seducente, dal quale il giovane Alfonso van Wolden, in compagnia di magici personaggi e improvvise apparizioni, cerca di estrarre un senso In questa prima versioDa una Spagna picaresca e romantica agli eldorado del Nuovo Mondo e a un Italia di prelati, signorotti e nobili briganti, fino all Oriente mediterraneo di duemila anni fa ecco l universo, tanto multiforme quanto seducente, dal quale il giovane Alfonso van Wolden, in compagnia di magici personaggi e improvvise apparizioni, cerca di estrarre un senso In questa prima versione integrale del Manoscritto, ricostruita da Ren Radrizzani, prende corpo la sua vasta struttura complessiva un grande affresco della commedia umana in cui il gioco del romanzo nel romanzo specchiato all infinito, un telaio complesso in cui un genio irregolare ha intessuto con straordinaria inventiva le storie pi diverse, accostando il romanzo nero al racconto fantastico, il conte philosophique alla storia di fantasmi, il romanzo picaresco alla vicenda d a.
Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza Da una Spagna picaresca e romantica agli eldorado del Nuovo Mondo e a un Italia di prelati signorotti e nobili briganti fino all Oriente mediterraneo di duemila anni fa ecco l universo tanto multif

  • Title: Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza
  • Author: Jan Potocki René Radrizzani Giovanni Bogliolo
  • ISBN: 9788882464349
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Manoscritto trovato a Saragozza”

    1. Without pretentious pseudo-philosophies and further ado, this book is one of the best examples of Historical Fiction ever produced, in all its weird glory, beauty and fascination. History, Myths, Apocrypha, Religion, name it.

    2. Unlike many so called classic texts I have read this one doesn't seem to have dated much. At least not in its first half. The writing is thought by scholars to have begun about 1809. As Salman Rushdie says in an attached blurb " reads like the most brilliant modern novel." I think that might be an effect of the recent English translation offered here that seems to give the text such a contemporary feel, like a modern-day historic novel.The premise is that in the 1760s a Walloon officer named Alp [...]

    3. I think I read this back in student days, I only think and with out certainty not for the usual reasons, but on account of the extreme unlikeness of what I recall, a Gothic Arabian nights with a framing narrative of the discovery of the eponymous manuscript by a traveller in Spain (a soldier from Belgium), which unleashes a continual plunging into stories, bizarre and convoluted, written by a Pole in French (view spoiler)[ this is probably the most reasonable part of the entire spectacle (hide s [...]

    4. Ενδιαφέρον βιβλίο, με πολλές πληροφορίες και σχετικά πρωτότυπη πλοκη. ΌΜΩΣ!!Οι πολλές και εγκιβωτισμένες ιστορίες και τα πολλά ονόματα μάλλον λειτούργησαν αποτρεπτικά στο να δεθώ με κάποιον χαρακτήρα, οπότε το βιβλίο κύλησε μάλλον αδιάφορα και το τέλος δεν με συγκίνησεΒρ [...]

    5. Am I allowed to fully love a book I have never finished? A twisting gothic story cycle of tales within tales(and then within tales again) Kind of an updating of 1001 arabian nights and Dante's Divine Comedy(or the Decameron or Canterbery tales)for the age of reason(?!)Filled with ghoulish horror and lots of duels, weird intrigue, kabbalah, ghosts, hidden treasures, and lots of stories. If you are a fan of Milorad Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars, Isak Dinesen's Seven Gothic Tales, Robert Irwin' [...]

    6. Potocki brought a little bit of everything to this book of tales within tales within tales: gothic horror, bildungsroman, swashbuckling adventure, picaresque reminiscent of the great Lazarillo de Tormes, philosophical and theological exposition, libertine erotica, political intrigue, travelogue—in other words, a true olla podrida of styles, narrated in an arch, dry, and ultra-witty voice that has been admirably delivered from the French original by the English scholar Ian Maclean. The Manuscri [...]

    7. Imagine a drawer. You open it, and inside is a story. The story also has several additional drawers which, when opened, reveal additional stories with additional drawers inside them. This goes on for a while. Filled with delicious treats, this book combines all the pleasures of a puzzle box with all the pleasures of a box a of chocolates. Best euro I ever spent. You should read it immediately.

    8. Απίθανη σύλληψη, ιδίως αν αναλογιστεί κανείς ότι γράφτηκε 200 χρόνια πριν. Μεταμοντέρνο και κλασικό ταυτόχρονα, άμεσος πρόδρομος του Τζόις, τού Περέκ, του Πάβιτς,του Έκο,ακόμη κι αν δεν τον είχαν υποψιν τους.

    9. I tend to introduce these reviews with a story or anecdote inspired by the text in question, something, in most cases, from my own past or present life. So as I came to write about Jan Potocki’s The Manuscript Found in Saragossa I was understandably perturbed when I realised that group sex [specifically threesomes] is so central to the novel’s plot. As much as I want to engage and entertain the reader, to build a relationship with the reader, I don’t much fancy going there. Even a self-obs [...]

    10. First things first: do NOT read anything that gives away spoilers about this book because, in my opinion, it will completely wreck the reading experience. This book channels down to an ending that should not be revealed at all, and you really will do yourself a disservice by knowing it ahead of time. Believe it or not, the moment I turned the last page I wanted to read this book again. Given its 600-plus pages, that says a lot, and I ended up not rereading it, but I very easily could have. I lov [...]

    11. This may be the best Polish novel ever written. Potocki was a member of one of the leading noble families of Poland. During the Napoleonic Wars he served as an officer with the French army. He appears to have taken a series of soldier's campfire tales and strung them together to create a work very similar to Antoine Galland's translation of the Tales of the Arabian nights. To this Potocki adds Masonic and Kabbalistic elements. It is a brio performance by any measure. Try to find Jerzy Haas's bri [...]

    12. I've never been a particularly fast reader and this book was consumed in the smallest of sips until I was stuck in hospital for a week and swallowed the last 300 pages in one gulp. Jan Potocki sounds like a character that Jan Potocki would invent: nobleman, warrior, diplomat, poet, lover, etc etc. According to legend he shot himself with a decorative strawberry from the top of his silver sugar canister. Each day he filed away at it for a few strokes and when it was through he settled his bills w [...]

    13. There's a fine film, The Saragossa Manuscripts, championed by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, that captivated me when I saw it in 1968. But the film is a smidgeon of the book, a what awaits readers . I concluded after two readings of this book that it is humanly impossible to grasp it on a single reading. Like many other great writers, Potocki wrote to be reread. His reader must be sufficiently entranced after a first reading want to find out what lies at its heart - indeed, to see if it even [...]

    14. From the blurbs in the front of the book: "The 100 or so stories told over 66 days are fantastic, ghostly, erotic, comic, ghoulish, philosophical and Munchausenly tall." "One of the strangest books ever written can at last take its rightful place in world literature." This has to be one of the most uniquely-written books I have read. Totally addictive, with continued inter-locking stories that are hard to put down. The book is plot-driven, but the characters within the stories are also very inte [...]

    15. "O mie şi una de nopţi" în variantă europeană (deşi poveştile istorisite ne poartă des prin Orient), cu parfum gothic (featuring strigoi, hanuri părăsite şi alte delicii ale genului) şi stil al naraţiunii gen matrioşka (pe lângă frame, am întâlnit poveste în poveste şi poveste în poveste ÎN poveste). Impresionantă (pentru mine) mai ales pentru că reflectă interesul autorului pentru domenii foarte diverse, de la matematică şi biologie la ştiinţe oculte.Foarte bună, r [...]

    16. Although I feel as though this review will almost immediately drift into minor criticisms--provoked by my living in the hectic 21st century versus the leisurely pace of an 18th century in dealing with a text as episodic, long, as intricate, and as self-involved as The Manuscript Found in Saragossa--let me first say that this is a pretty fantastic novel, both for its engrossing tales, but primarily for those very intricacies and formal narrative somersaults that I have seldom found in other texts [...]

    17. I read this for my senior seminar in college; the topic of the course was Possible Worlds. It was accompanied by a little too much Leibniz. Regardless, the sometimes exhausting tome was amusing, a little scary, and had a pleasing POINT to those of us who love the labyrinth of literature and the idea of stories in life, as well as print. The characters, time period, and setting are all quite interesting; the plot too, is compelling. But what makes this book GOOD is the execution of something movi [...]

    18. saragossa manuscript1809film onlytranslationbooks about bookswinternapoleonicpolish rootgothicadventuretranslationThe Saragossa Manuscript (1965) Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (original title)From -In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call [...]

    19. this is my third read of this in ten years. A rarity, that.Timeless. Always enigmatic. These are overused today as hyperbolic advertisement for things like cheese-puffs and belly-button rings. This book isn't like that at all.Maybe I should tell the story about how I found this one.Before the internet, before I got a second computer I used to keep lists. On paper with a pen lists of news topics. Alphabetized for later much easier access I would make my lists til there was no more room on the pag [...]

    20. This is an overrated picaresque 'classic' from very early in the nineteenth century. It has its moments of genuine surprise and horror - indeed eroticism - but it is also overwrought, messy and confused.Brian Stableford has produced a solid piece of academic background for this edition. We are really not very sure of the book's origin. Is it Polish or French and, if Polish, which Potocki wrote it?There have been great cultural claims for this book - including claims of it holding secret qabbalis [...]

    21. This is truly a strange and fun book. Written by a very eccentric Pole around the turn of the 19th century, it recounts a whole slew of frame tales set in 16th century Spain. It moves very quickly. At one point the narratives are nested 4 deep (a story within a story within a story within a story). It has Vampires and compulsive dueling, a wordless romance communicated exclusively through the making of colored inks, a calculus of morality and wisdom, and a vast conspiracy theory of European hist [...]

    22. Pure excellence. Traversing the intricate labyrinth of Potocki's masterpiece is a daunting challenge and will require periods rest during gestation, however the difficulty does not lie in the length of the work's passages, rather in the frequent addition of new voices, perspectives, places, dates (accurate and inaccurate) and relations that sometimes leave you wishing for a character map. Alas, this book is greatly fulfilling -- every page of this work is guaranteed to produce amusement or provi [...]

    23. Endlich habe ichs wieder gefunden, dieses Buch, das mich dermassen fasziniert hatte. Der Titel sowie der Autor waren meiner Erinnerung entschwunden. Das war ein Lesevergnügen!Köstlich,köstlich!

    24. Цікавий факт: Ян Потоцький, автор цієї книги, вважається першим поляком, який літав на повітряній кулі. Він, схоже, взагалі був допитливою людиною: мандрував екзотичними місцинами, вивчав різноманітні науки і написав понад 20 книг з різноманітних галузей знань, володів кіль [...]

    25. Trochę ciężko wystawić niższą ocenę bo to najfajniejsza bajka jaką przeczytacie w życiu. Diabeł maczał w tym pazury <3

    26. It's brilliant, fun, full of unexpected plot twists and it reads like a mixture of Salman Rushdie, Catherynne M. Valente and classic 19th century horror stories. I can't believe it took me over 10 years to give it a chance!

    27. Almost any description of this work is unjust: one is forced to tell only about some of the many elements it contains without really exhausting its complexity. And even that statement is misleading. I think, perhaps, the 'simplest' description is to call it a kind of literary snapshot of Spain set in the mid-18th century.It achieves this by imposing a strict framework: 66 days of travelling, in which the 'main hero' (who becomes significantly less central to the work as it progresses) meets up w [...]

    28. I had never heard of this classic of Polish literature (originally written in French) until it was suggested to me by a colleague at another library in Utah. It certainly deserves to be better known.A manuscript is found by a French officer during the looting at the siege of Saragossa; although he knows little Spanish, it seems interesting to him and he has it translated into French. It proves to be a journal of 66 days in the life of Alphonse van Worden, a Walloon officer in the Spanish army. T [...]

    29. I recently got engaged. My fiance's family has a love for this book, so I figured I should read it before going down to spend Thanksgiving with them last year. There are moments in life where stars allign, the world comes into relief and you feel the comforting hands of kismet massaging your shoulders. If these people loved this book then we were going to get along just fine.This book is astounding. If you love stories, good old-fashioned yarns, this book should be bumped to the top of your read [...]

    30. Awsesome, sui generis, book, its structure and social landscape is complex and intrincate; let me just share some quotes:"All the gypsy’s stories begin in a simple enough way and you think you can already predict the end. But things turn out quite differently. The first story engenders the second, from which a third is born, and so on, like periodic fractions resulting from certain divisions which can be indefinitely prolonged. In mathematics there are several ways of bringing certain progress [...]

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