Il carteggio Aspern e altri racconti italiani (Italian Edition) – Kindle edition by Henry James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or . Il carteggio Aspern [Henry James] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Esemplare in buone ina brunita ai margini, macchie. Racconti has 3 ratings and 1 review. Eustachio said: Henry James è un grande narratore: si fa leggere anche se scrive paragrafi lunghissimi e.

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If it’s a tad light-weight by James’ later standards, I daresay there will be readers who will consider that a good thing. Por un lado, lo amo porque convierte argumentos que parecen ser simples sean realistas o no en una historia de suspenso.

The Aspern Papers aspsrn neither ponderous nor obscure. That means it demands its own space. The narrator’s relief that he avoided a misstep by avoiding the truth is almost palpable. The story is simple, man adores dead poet and wants to get his mitts on the letters he wrote to an ex, who is very old and lives in Venice with her niece —ta da! What could you possibly learn? Views Read Edit View history.

Led by Wspern this classic novella, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest to acquire some letters and other private documents that once belonged to the deceased Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern. Locked within are the ancient aunt and the elderly niece who live an existence that does not include their leaving their sanctuary or allowing others in.

One of James’s best-known and most acclaimed longer tales, The Aspern Papers is based on the letters Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Mary Shelley ‘s stepsister, Claire Clairmontcarteggoo saved them until she died. Did people, do people read this kind of language for FUN? It was first recommended to me in by Jean van Heijenoort, Leon Trotsky’s secretary and, after the murder, his archivist, as the best depiction of an archivist’s passion for finding the papers of a “great man.


The use of Venice as the setting catteggio this novel was a nice touch that fit this story perfectly. By the way, in my opinion the last meeting of the narrator and Miss Tita is one of the best literary scenes ever.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to take seriously the idea that a literary critic would get this excited about the personal papers of a nineteenth century American poet. Editing his stories and his own papers, James ensured both his privacy and his fame way into the future.

How ambitious is he really?

But it’s compelling nonetheless. So how should the narrator go about dealing with them? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Another one would be the warning relevant to those of us who may be lured by the fascination of an artist and his deification.

The Aspern Papers

Nov 03, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing. Reading The Aspern Papers is an interesting experience. The main character is morally deficient and we witness his further descent into a quagmire.

By contrast James is annoyingly sedate; his narrator is certainly obsessive and imposing and scheming, but all that is gently screened from the reader by the poise and gentlemanliness of the voice James gives him. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

However, as a story about cold ambition and ruthlessness — about the corrupting influence of want and need — it’s very successful. I’m sorry for it, but there’s no baseness I wouldn’t commit for Jeffrey Aspern’s sake. At the beginning of the novella, the narrator discovers that Juliana Bordereau, to whom the poet addressed some of his most beaut ‘Hypocrisy, duplicity are my only chance. The narrator knows to keep his own privacy: Aug 06, Lynne King rated it liked it Shelves: View all 12 comments.

View all 4 comments. Jun 02, Jola rated it it was amazing. But there is more.

The Aspern Papers by Henry James

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.


Works by Henry James. James decries cameras a couple times even though they play no actual role in the plot.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The former poet’s mistress has turned into a cynical, sarcastic and avaricious old lady, and as for her niece, Miss Tina, well, she’s a bit of a simpleton, albeit an interesting one the narrator nastily describes her as ‘a piece of middle-aged female helplessness’.

While the story was written inI’ve seen modern archivists turn themselves inside out to ingratiate themselves with the “keeper of the flame” in hopes of scoring the spoils, and at time resorting to flattery, lies, deceptions, phoney friendship, and non-existent jobs. No trivia or quizzes yet. In fact, the use of candles and other time indicators aside, one could easily convince me Aspern was recently written by one of today’s better writers.

When the old woman falls ill, the narrator ventures into her room and gets caught by Juliana as he is about to rifle her desk for the letters. Miss Tita had denied the existence of any such papers in a letter to the narrator and his publishing partner, but he believes she was dissembling on instructions from Juliana. The Aspern Papers First edition title page.