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PDF ó BOOK Centuria Cento piccoli romanzi fiume Ñ RANDARENEWABLES Õ Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year 2005 Silver Medallion for Translation Note Three stories appeared in the March 2005 issue of Harpers magazine and twelve stories in the spring 2005 Zukofsky issue of Chicago ReviewItalo CalvinS this true than in this Decameron of fictions each composed on a single folio sheet of typing paper Yet what are they Miniature psychodramas prose poems tall tales sudden illuminations malevolent sophistries fabliaux paranoiac excursions existential oxymorons or wondrous baleful absurdities Always provocative insolent sinister and uite often funny these 100 comic novels are populated by decidedly ordinary lovers martyrs killers thieves maniacs emperors bandits sleepe This book was one of those little indie bookstore surprises courtesy of Malaprop's in Asheville where it was a staff recommendation I'd never heard of Manganelli but as is mentioned on the back cover he was a contemporary of Calvino and Eco which seemed to be a good indication that Centuria would contain the type of writing I enjoy While Manganelli calls the 100 forty line stories in this collection novels I think of them as thought experiments They deal less with character and emotion though freuently about emotion they seldom contain much emotional weight and with an exploration of concept For example the first sentence of #84 introduces us to the entry's topic He awakens in the middle of the night with the clear sudden awareness of never having understood the Allegories of his own life The rest of this entry expands on the meaning of that statement elucidating brilliantly the concept of human life as allegory for itself and while there is motion of the orobouric sort it isn't really a storyI greatly enjoyed Centuria and if there is one criticism I'd make it's really external to the book itself which would probably make it internal to me I think almost all of the entries succeed at what they set out to do I just wish that they had a little touch of the human in them Sometimes to me the ideas existed entirely in abstraction and I wanted a knowable physical grounding element It's a small criticism of a brilliant work but one that I make to point out that in the end Centuria is stimulating than entertaining and I think it could have been both Still I recommend it especially to those who like me love an excursion into the postmodern now and again

DOC ✓ Centuria Cento piccoli romanzi fiume ☆ Giorgio Manganelli

Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year 2005 Silver Medallion for Translation Note Three stories appeared in the March 2005 issue of Harpers magazine and twelve stories in the spring 2005 Zukofsky issue of Chicago ReviewItalo Calvino once remarked that in Giorgio Manganelli Italian literature has a writer who resembles no one else unmistakable in each of his phrases an inventor who is irresistible and inexhaustible in his games with language and ideas Nowhere i 100 very short stories All pretty much exactly the same length just under 2 pagesIn his introduction Maganelli calls them little stories are bit like novels from which all the air has been removedI see some of these deflated novels almost as inflated aphorisms although that could just be me reaching for a handy comparisonAnyway I really enjoyed these Some of the funnier ones for some reason reminded me of the vignettes in Julius Knipl Real Estate Photographer which I also highly recommend

Giorgio Manganelli ☆ Centuria Cento piccoli romanzi fiume DOC

Centuria Cento piccoli romanzi fiumeRs architects hunters prisoners writers hallucinations ghosts spheres dragons Doppelgngers knights fairies angels animal incarnations and Dreamstuff Each novel construes itself into a kind of Mbius strip in which as one critic has noted time turns in a circle and bites its tail like the Ouroborous In any event Centuria provides 100 uncategorizable reasons to experience and celebrate an immeasurably wonderful writer Brilliantly translated from the Italian by Henry Mart one hundred novels for the price of one I was not disappointed The best novel I've read in many decades it covers the entire gamut of novelistic situations while remaining delightfully unpredictable If you enjoy Perec and Calvino Manganelli won't disappoint you