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Me Deseó Felices Sueños (2012)

by Massimo Gramellini(Favorite Author)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I think this benefited greatly from the fact that I have no idea who this author is. I understand he's quite famous in his homeland and, perhaps, had I read something like this written by an American "celebrity" I would have thought it trite, self-serving, and self-promoting rubbish. No doubt because if written by an American celebrity it would have been trite, self-serving, and self-promoting rubbish. Clearly a gifted writer and translator. It's hard to know if the writing was so flawless that the translating appeared seamless, or that the translating was so brilliant that it made up where the story may have lacked. Poignant in many ways. A moving look at what early loss and grief can do to a child, setting the trajectory for loss and grief for a lifetime even if only in ... morethe imagination of the child. As one who suffered the loss of my mother at a relatively young age, it felt authentic. An interesting way to tell the story of maternal love lost. Oddly, I feel like the fictionalizing made the story more compelling. A worthy read.
review 2: Elegant prose and a riveting story make this one of the best books I've read this year. Lyrical and at times poetic, the influence of Italian language, culture, and authorship felt unique to me (a bit of a francophile) as well. It reads like a novel, and quickly, but I found myself revisiting passages and slowing down over the material to digest the phrasing for its delicacy and beauty. I highly recommend this read. less
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Fa riflettere e ti aiuta a ricordare che il mondo non gira intorno a te ma vive con te.
Quizá fue la traducción la que no me hizo disfrutarlo... esperaba más de este libro.
Essendo una storia vera, vale il doppio!Bello e sentimentale al punto giusto.
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