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Mr Gwyn (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Alessandro Baricco

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Title:Mr Gwyn
Authors:Alessandro Baricco
Info:Milano : Feltrinelli, 2011.
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Mr Gwyn by Alessandro Baricco (2011)

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Affascinante e misterioso, anche in questo libro Baricco stupisce scrivendo di niente. Le frasi più belle sono a mio avviso quelle che si riferiscono alla musica, ma le intuizioni sulla luce e sulle storie - sul senso delle storie e delle persone, le ultime due pagine, per intenderci - sono ampie e intelligenti.

Tuttavia, rimango stupito per come questo autore scateni cosi' tanto livore. Fosse Coelho, capirei. Questo onestamente - oserei dire anche oggettivamente - non è un brutto libro. Non ci trovo banalità, è scritto in un italiano corretto e in alcuni punti anche bene, c'e' spesso un senso musicale nelle frasi: davvero non me lo so spiegare.
Dormiro' uguale, ma a volte mi viene il dubbio che mi sfugga qualcosa. ( )
  bobparr | Dec 14, 2014 |
Pi� da 3,5 che da 4 stelle: lettura molto piacevole, scorrevole, a tratti divertente, anche se in certi momenti sembra essere solo un esercizio di stile. Per circa met� libro sembra non prendersi nemmeno troppo sul serio, poi scade un po' nell'autocompiacimento. Ma del resto, quando uno legge Baricco conosce i rischi... ( )
  Marco_Soldo | Jul 9, 2013 |
Bijzonder en rustgevend boek over een schrijver die niet meer wil schrijven. Hij bedenkt dat hij kopiist wil worden en portretten van mensen wil maken, niet als schilderij maar met woorden. Het maken van die portretten gaat niet zomaar; daarvoor moet heel uitgebreid ruimte en tijd worden gemaakt. Grappig zijn de perspectiefwisselingen in het boek, soms geschreven vanuit Mr Gwyn en soms vanuit zijn assistente, vriendin Rebekka. Ik krijg zin om meer van Baricco te gaan lezen. ( )
  elsmvst | Mar 28, 2013 |
Verhaal over de zin van het schrijven. Een succesvolle auteur besluit op te houden met het schrijven van boeken en zich toe te leggen op het 'schrijven' van portretten. (dia.) ( )
  joucy | Feb 12, 2013 |
A true jewel, like all Baricco's books this is like dreaming with your eyes wide open. A fantastic story about solitude, friendship, going your own way and taking turns in life. In my humble opinion it's about finding yourself and about creating possibilities different then the classical ones, to achieve the necessary target of finding yourself. As often, one will first see and apply these methods as if they were fit for the people around him, but this is off course a distraction, you end up with yourself. I read this book twice, it's the book you wish you wrote it yourself. For a very personal reason it overwhelmed me with emotions and inspired me to change something in my own life. Dear Mr. Baricco, thank you for this book. ( )
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Terwijl hij door Regent's Park wandelde - over een laan die hij altijd koos, uit de vele - kreeg Jasper Gwyn ineens het duidelijke besef dat wat hij elke dag deed om de kost te verdienen niet langer bij hem paste.
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