A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Centuria by Giorgio Manganelli. I’ve just finished reading books. Well, sort of. Giorgio Manganelli’s Centuria contains short-short stories, each taking up only about 1. Notable works, Hilarotragedia, La letteratura come menzogna, Centuria: cento piccoli romanzi fiume. Giorgio Manganelli (15 November – 28 May ) was an Italian journalist, avant-garde.

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Temporal confusion is often an issue — so for the pensive and dispirited man faced with the conundrum of loving three women, two who lived long before kanganelli was born, another who won’t be born for manganekli two centuries.

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The stories often touch upon the metaphysical, but always playfully. Yet, what are they? This book was one of those little indie bookstore surprises, courtesy of Malaprop’s in Asheville, where it was a staff recommendation. Always provocative, insolent, sinister, and quite often funny, these comic novels are populated by decidedly ordinary lovers, martyrs, killers, thieves, maniacs, emperors, bandits, sleepers, architects, hunters, prisoners, writers, hallucinations, ghosts, spheres, dragons, Doppelgngers, knights, fairies, angels, animal incarnations, and Dreamstuff.

The possibility of death, of killing or being killed, are often at issue too.

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The love of books, especially on certain topics of interest can be hazardous to ones mental health if you overdo on the reading too much at one time… if you let it! To ask other readers questions about Centuriaplease sign up. A native of Milanhe was one of the leaders of the avant-garde literary movement in Italy in the s, Gruppo Each “novel” construes itself into a kind of Mbius strip, in which, as one critic has noted, “time turns in a circle and bites its tail” like the Ouroborous.


Rushing through them would be a disservice. The themes expressed in ultra-short format are still interesting and engrossing. Many who possess a relatively higher level of culture do not believe in the existence of human beings. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

Some are very simple: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 giodgio 1. If you are a writer, whether aspiring or established, reading Centuria might be just the boost you need to get out a notebook giorrgio start your own short-short story collection. Of calm disposition, the gentleman found no cause to make a scene; a theft had taken place, a larger than ordinary theft, but a theft nonetheless. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.

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Manganelli — had a mastery of language that allowed him to condense his intentions into compact storytelling, somewhat like a poet who can take a few well-chosen words to create a complete scene. The Centuria experiment proves it page after page. Visit our Help Pages.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Brilliantly translated from the Italian by Henry Martin. Centuriawhich won the Viareggio Prize is probably his most approachable; it was translated into English in by Henry Martin.

They say it is a question of an old manganellj fairly silly superstition, and in truth the conviction that human beings exist is mainly current among the lower classes. Georgi rated centruia did not like it Nov 16, They are a hundred stories, of roughly equal, one-page length, and while they can’t offer the expansive detail and turning plots of real novels, Manganelli does compress a great deal into most of them.

Giorgio Glorgio describes the contents of Centuria as “one hundred romans fleuves “. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In any event, Centuria provides uncategorizable reasons to experience and celebrate an immeasurably wonderful writer.

Centuria: One Hundred Ouroboric Novels

Gilrgio Calvino once remarked that in Giorgio Manganelli, “Italian literature has a writer who resembles no one else, unmistakable in each of his phrases, an inventor who is irresistible and inexhaustible in his games with language and ideas.

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