Numero di utenti collegati: 8384

libri, guide,
letteratura di viaggio

07/12/2022 00:32:33

benvenuto nella libreria on-line di

.:: e-Commerce by Marco Vasta, solidarietÓ con l'HimÓlaya :::.

Un lungo viaggio

Mistry Rohinton


Editeur - Casa editrice

Tascabili

  Asia
India
India del Sud

Anno - Date de Parution

2002

Pagine - Pages

424

Titolo originale

Such a Long Journey

Lingua originale

Lingua - language - langue

italiano

Edizione - Collana

Fazi

Traduttore

Chiara Vatteroni


Un lungo viaggio Un lungo viaggio  

Bombay, 1971: l'India Ŕ in guerra con il Pakistan. Gustad Noble, ligio impiegato di banca tutto dedito alla famiglia, Ŕ la sola voce ragionevole nella comunitÓ in cui vive e il suo forte senso morale spicca tra i mille drammi di cui sono protagonisti i suoi litigiosi vicini. Pian piano, per˛, vede la sua modesta vita sgretolarsi. La figlia pi¨ piccola si ammala e non guarisce, un figlio amoreggia con la figlia di un vicino con cui il protagonista si scontra ferocemente per banali questioni, il maggiore si ribella alle ambizioni che il padre coltiva per lui e se ne va di casa. Ma un giorno Gustad riceve una lettera da un vecchio amico che gli chiede di aiutarlo in quella che all'inizio sembra una missione eroica.

 



Biografia

Mistry Rohinton

Rohinton Mistry Ŕ uno scrittore nato nel 1952 a Bombay in India, di religione Parsi, che si Ŕ trasferito in Canada, vincitore nel 1995 del "Giller Prize".

Rohinton Mistry was born in Bombay (now Mumbai),
India in 1952. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Bombay in 1974, and emigrated to Canada with his wife the following year, settling in Toronto, where he worked as a bank clerk, studying English and Philosophy part-time at the University of Toronto and completing his second degree in 1982.
Mistry wrote his first short story, 'One Sunday', in 1983, winning First Prize in the Canadian Hart House Literary Contest (an award he also won the following year for his short story 'Auspicious Occasion'). It was followed in 1985 by the Annual Contributors' Award from the Canadian Fiction Magazine, and afterwards, with the aid of a Canada Council grant, he left his job to become a full-time writer.
His early stories were published in a number of Canadian magazines, and his short-story collection, Tales from Firozsha Baag, was first published in Canada in 1987 (later published in the UK in 1992). He is the author of three novels: Such a Long Journey (1991), the story of a Bombay bank clerk who unwittingly becomes involved in a fraud committed by the government, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book), A Fine Balance (1996), set during the State of Emergency in India in the 1970s, and Family Matters (2002), which tells the story of an elderly Parsi widower living in Bombay with his step-children. Such a Long Journey and A Fine Balance were both shortlisted in previous years for the Booker Prize for Fiction, and Family Matters was shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.