Le mille luci di New York (2020)

Le mille luci di New York Jay McInerney Marisa Caramella Le mille luci di New York An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here Folgorante libro d esordio scritto quando Jay McInerney aveva anni diventato in breve uno dei pi acclamati best seller d America La storia di qu
  • Title: Le mille luci di New York
  • Author: Jay McInerney Marisa Caramella
  • ISBN: 9788845243677
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
Le mille luci di New York Jay McInerney Marisa Caramella An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.Folgorante libro d esordio, scritto quando Jay McInerney aveva 29 anni, diventato in breve uno dei pi acclamati best seller d America La storia di quelle che non si dimenticano la scrittura, concitata e imprevedibile, colpisce fin dalle prime battute Il protagonista, che lavora presso una rivista chic di New York, alAn alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.Folgorante libro d esordio, scritto quando Jay McInerney aveva 29 anni, diventato in breve uno dei pi acclamati best seller d America La storia di quelle che non si dimenticano la scrittura, concitata e imprevedibile, colpisce fin dalle prime battute Il protagonista, che lavora presso una rivista chic di New York, al Reparto Verifica dei Fatti, andato oltre su una coda di cometa di polvere bianca , nell intento di saggiare i propri limiti, ma il mondo rutilante e fantasmagorico dei locali alla moda e dei personaggi di successo che frequenta durante le sue peregrinazioni notturne incompatibile con la routine quotidiana La vita spericolata non si concilia con un lavoro che inchioda alla scrivania dalla mattina alla sera Il disastro inevitabile Il suo capo , una donna severa come una maestra elementare d altri tempi, non disposta ad accettare debolezze ed errori Il nostro eroe, che ormai non pu pi fare a meno di uno stick di Vicks inalante per aprirsi un verco tra i mucchi di neve indurita che gli ostruiscono le narici, e di un paio di occhiali scuri per difendere gli occhi incapaci di affrontare la luce del giorno, viene licenziato, senza preavviso Ma anche la vita privata non va meglio la moglie, una ex ragazza di provincia, diventata poi una modella di successo, lo scarica da un giorno all altro senza troppe spiegazioni, una vera e propria Pearl Harbour matrimoniale Ma questo comportamento ha ragioni profonde, le cui radici si trovano nell infanzia e in complicati rapporti familiari Quando l autore affronta questa parte della storia d il meglio di se stesso, scavando anche nella propria biografia, e la scrittura diventa commovente ma asciutta, priva di sbavature sentimentali.
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  1. Fabian

    So it remains to say, which one s better This, or Bret Easton Ellis s literary debut, Less Than Zero These two novels are comparable because they crystallized the 80 s with style to spare They both have that quality that makes a reader almost fanatically impatient for their next written work.My opinion is that THIS ONE gets top prize Although Ellis s Rules of Attraction is better than both of these The protagonist gets some help from the ever elusive second person narrator treatment a fantastic [...]

  2. Glenn Russell

    FINAL REVIEW Your brain at this moment is composed of brigades of tiny Bolivian soldiers They are tired and muddy from their long march through the night There are holes in their boots and they are hungry They need to be fed The need the Bolivian Marching Powder Quote from the opening scene of this 1984 Jay McInerney novel told in cool, hip, drug hyped second person But, alas, this is merely the surface Each time I read this book, I comprehend clearly how the words on every page have sharp razo [...]

  3. Orsodimondo

    IL GIORNO COME SEMPRE SAR Tu non sei esattamente il tipo di persona che ci si aspetterebbe di vedere in un posto come questo a quest ora del mattino.Questo l incipit, comincia proprio cos.Bright Lights, Big City Le mille luci di New York.E perch lui e il posto e l ora del giorno non si accordano Perch a quell ora, le 4 del mattino, lui dovrebbe essere a casa a dormire, la mattina dopo deve andare al lavoro Sar uno straccio per aver passato la notte in piedi Averla passata sniffando coca bolivian [...]

  4. Jonathan Ashleigh

    This book is one I believe everyone should read The subject matter is poignant, still relevant and given the subject matter extremely clean Along with many, this book seems to me a prequel to Bret Easton Ellis s take on hip New York While finishing it, I considered starting it over from the beginning immediately but have decided to reread American Psycho first Bright Lights, Big City is a fast read and I think it is worth your time.

  5. Jessica

    Thanks to Bookface, you no longer get this book mixed up with American Psycho, and can now easily tell the difference between Bret Easton Ellis and Jay MacInerney Good thing you cleared that right up before you embarrassed yourself at one of those writerly New York parties you re always getting invited to It would ve been awful to have spilled your drink on the wrong author, for the wrong reason whew This book is about how terrible people s lives were before the Internet was invented.It is exact [...]

  6. Lisa Eckstein

    You ve been meaning to read BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY for years, ever since hearing that it s written in the second person You were intrigued, understandably Point of view in fiction has always been an area of interest, and you might be described as a sucker for narrative gimmicks.While preparing for a trip to Manhattan, you entertained romantic fantasies of reading a novel set in New York during your stay You forgot, as you always do, that you never manage to read while traveling, and that at bes [...]

  7. mark monday

    perhaps the best things i can say about this one are that it perfectly captured a perfectly nauseating time period in the mid 80s and it certainly reinvigorated the use of second person narrative with surprising elan perhaps the worst thing i could say about this one is that It Drove Me Up The Wall With Its Pathetically Entitled Non Entity Of A So Called Protagonist And It Somehow Made It Okay To Be A Pretentious Whiny Twit And Nihilistic Fuck well ok then man i guess it s all about you mark, yo [...]

  8. Pantelis

    This is my Bildungsroman I read it in the late eighties, while finishing high school here in Athens, and I became a New Yorker in the Balkans This charming novel fed my adolescent dreams of glamorous failure, romantic disappointment, artistic disillusionment, self destructive wantonness So far, I have lived up to my expectations

  9. Maciek

    Published in 1984, Bright Lights, Big City is famous for being a novel narrated entirely in the second person although it s neither the first or the only book to do that, somehow it became one of the better known examples of this technique Apparently, the novel began its life as a short story Jay McInerney published in a literary magazine, and which he later expanded into a full novel.Aside from the neat narrative trick, there is not much that one can say about the contents of the novel itself T [...]

  10. Rebecca

    I was almost tempted to give this five stars an honor I ve bestowed upon just two books all year This book surprised me Here was a character who, yes, snorts cocaine and passes out in bathrooms but he has a conscience The second person narrative is effortless McInerney is a part of the literary brat pack, so his work is lumped in along with Bret Easton Ellis s I remember Less than Zero as a confusing jumble of drug feuled ramblings about ex girlfriends, overdoses, fast cars, and prostitution Bri [...]

  11. StevenGodin

    The ONLY McInerney novel worth reading and a masterpiece of 80 s literature, New York is the setting and it s awash with money, excess, fashion, music, clubbing and of course the most important ingredient of allBolivian Marching Powder , or for those not familiar Cocaine A brilliant comic morality tale told in first person narrative that is sharp, witty and a whole lot of fun, easily read in a couple of sittings, think American Psycho without the psychotic violence and dark humour and your on th [...]

  12. John

    You decide to read this book because it was written in the second person This is interesting to you You ve never read a book written in that manner, at least you can t remember if you have This seems like a pretentious idea to you, but you are curious You like the book than you expected to It isn t all that dated Sure, lots of NYC landmarks have changed, but the gist is still the same You identify with the main character You decide that if you lived in NYC in 1984, this would probably have been [...]

  13. Hadrian

    Ehhhhhhhh.I do not care about this man, whose story is told in the second person If it is a gesture to make me feel sympathy for him, I do not I do not care about his job I do not care about his cocaine habit I do not care about his idolizing his supermodel girlfriend I do not care about his parties I do not care about his boss or his papery coworkers I do not care about the clumsy Nicholas Sparks story of his dying mother I do not care about anything he says or does All of it is superficial, gl [...]

  14. Drew

    Not sure what to think of this one On the one hand, it s got a lot of very good prose and funny, too, e.g You are a republic of voices tonight Unfortunately, that republic is Italy , and you pretty much have to identify with the main characterhe is you, after all On the other hand, and maybe this is symptomatic of first novels, but McInerney seems to feel the need to heap on some unnecessary dramatic events either in a quest for Total Sympathy or as a justification for the protagonist s ennui To [...]

  15. Jr Bacdayan

    I didn t care as much as I wanted to Read this book if you re looking for a one night thing, a quickie reading that s mainly for pleasure and the heck of it If you re looking for something serious, move on or read the part of this review under Sensuality vs Intellectualism This novel offers some sort of limelight in the city of New York back in the 80s The joy ride is personified by a man rapidly losing hold of his life If you re into that whole drug, party, booze getup then hooray for you On th [...]

  16. Shepherd

    You get used to reading a novel in second person pretty quickly, so it s not really that annoying You enjoy how quickly the pages turn, how quickly the plot flows It s a fun read, if not a deep one You recognize the parallels with your own life, but don t feel the need to dwell on this You end up liking the main character, even though you know he s an asshole You re a bit resistant to some implied moralizing at the end, but you let it go And you will make use of the metaphor of cocaine use as Bo [...]

  17. Sandra

    Qualche domenica fa, nell inserto del Corriere della Sera sulla lettura c era un intervista a tale Gary Fisketjon, editor newyorkese scopritore di talenti come Cormac Mc Carthy ed anche di Jay Mc Inerney Non avevo mai sentito parlare di questo scrittore, lo ammetto Ma le parole entusiastiche dell editor su questo scrittore enfant prodige, di cui pubblic nel 1984 Le mille luci di New York , del quale dice che occuper sempre un posto speciale Oltre ad essere impeccabile dal punto di vista letterar [...]

  18. Kathryn

    A book which fits on very few of my shelves I think it is good to read out of my comfort zone, though this is not the first book of this kind drug addled entitled and oblivious individuals in their twenties running around a city which I have read Less Than Zero was better but a beast of a differnet nature as well, so I am being totally unfair in comparing the two But I simply have to compare McInerney and Ellis They fed off of eachother, with Ellis leaning towards horror and McInerney towards so [...]

  19. Wynne Kontos

    My dad loaned this book to me right before I went abroad to Paris this summer He had attached a yellow Post It saying he thought I might enjoy it since it takes place in both New York and Paris sort of I got no personal reading done in Paris, and this book, despite being only 230 something pages, has been on my shelf since this summer until I got to it this fall There must have been a cosmic source making me wait to read it, since I believe books sometimes know when we need the stories inside th [...]

  20. Silvia Sirea

    Frenesia e inadeguatezza sono le prime parole che mi vengono in mente se penso a questo romanzo.Ci si ritrova, fin da subito, catapultati nella vita della New York degli anni ottanta tra grattacieli, taxi, luci e discoteche Il protagonista, un giovane uomo di nemmeno trent anni che lavora per un importante rivista ed stato da poco lasciato dalla bellissima moglie, cede alle lusinghe della cocaina per evitare di pensare alla piega triste che ha preso la sua vita.La narrazione in seconda persona s [...]

  21. Goran Gluščić

    Do McInerneya sam do ao zbog svoje opsjednutosti radovima Breta Eastona Ellisa Ipak su njih dvojica, zajedno s Tamom Janowitz, u osamdesetima tvorili grupu mladih pisaca nazvanu The Brat Pack koji su pisanjem romana i kratkih pri a o urbanom yuppie glamuru ispunjenom bogata kom depresijom i kokainom zapravo i sami zavr ili ive i takve ivote Od onda je pro lo trideset godina i to su sada uspje ni ljudi u pedesetim godinama, usprkos tome to neki od njih khm, Bret, khm jo uvijek zapravo pi u teksto [...]

  22. Stefania T.

    Insaziabilmente spiritoso Le battute si rincorrono come cani da caccia, tutte fanno centro, tutte divertono.Narrare la storia in seconda persona singolare stata senza dubbio alcuno una mossa intrigante.Il finale scenografico e poetico al tempo stesso.Ma, purtroppo, il romanzo mi rimasto addosso come una distratta passata di smalto scadente troppi i fatti schiacciati come sardine elencati in centocinquanta paginette, e personaggi di plastica, come condannato ad essere plastificato risulta lo stes [...]

  23. Kimbofo

    What a joy this Bloomsbury classic proved to be First published in 1985, I d long written Jay Mcinnerney s Bright Lights, Big City off as a drugs novel but how wrong could I be Yes, there s a little bit of cocaine use in it, but this is a brilliant and memorable novel about one of my favourite subjects in fiction journalism And, like many books of that ilk, it s essentially a black comedy and one that felt very close to my heart.The story revolves around a young man living a precarious existence [...]

  24. Patrick

    I finally read Bright Lights, Big City I wanted to dislike it, to put it in the same category as American Psycho and move on But I ended up liking the book I liked it a lot, actually My main impressions were 1 This is not the best book I ll ever read, but it s better than 95 percent of the books I pick up The plot is very undeveloped, but the story hangs together extremely well A series of collages tells you what you need to know without connecting the dots for you This is uncommon in novels 2 T [...]

  25. Jake

    I didn t expect to enjoy Bright Lights, Big City , because the premise sounds so vile cocaine addled yuppie cracks up amid the glitzy world of 1980s Manhattan But from the first pages, I realized something no one had ever told me about McInerney he s a very funny writer What s , he makes the main character very sympathetic, so despite all the ridiculous, self indulgent bullshit he pulls, you don t feel like he s a bad person, and you want him to be okay in the end McInerney also does a good job [...]

  26. Scott

    If Delillo is the master philosopher of the post modern novel, Rushdie the satiric fantasist, and Bret Easton Ellis the brazen provocateur, then, based solely upon this, my initial introduction, Jay MacInerney seems to be the genre s humanist For a book that laments the breakdown of human identity and significance in 80s New York, where even the very fate of literature and film is left in the hands of pygmies where giants once stood, the tenderness of the book s final 50 pages come as a real sur [...]

  27. Liz

    Is this really a book all New Yorkers have to read That s how it was brought to my attention and, perhaps because of that, I found it disappointingly 80s I was expecting the city to be of a character but instead it s all coke and bars and mocking of lit magazines Gawker before Gawker existed I feel like Bright Lights, Big City belongs on a shelf with American Psycho and Bonfire of the Vanities The literary brat pack connection is obvious, the Tom Wolfe one maybe less so, but all three of these [...]

  28. LATOYA JOVENA

    Love the use of second person Love feeling like I m hitting all the best parties in NYC Love all the fun names for cocaine I even love the twin towers depicted on the cover.Maybe a little short on plot and character but this is a fun novel not a sleep inducing, thought provoking, literary work.

  29. Kira

    Although this book is tiny, the writing is sassy and smart Set in the 80 s New York young professional coke scene, think American Psycho but with less mutilation and moping Apparently they made a movie out of it with Michael J Fox I have no desire to see it.

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