Luigi Ferdinando Dagnese lacks no talent essential to novel-writing, whether erotic, psychological, sentimental, fantastic. His qBook of Breathingq evokes the worst nightmares of a technology run wild beyond all control in Silicon Valley. The great questions of our multicultural age are raised, concerning the crisis of historical progress, the ethics of capitalism, and the search for knowledge. The human drama of our objective difficulties and dilemmas is felt with all the despair they warrant and yet also with the touch of humor that makes them almost bearable. It is a challenging and disturbing assessment of our contemporary condition but also unexpectedly affirming. qThe Book of Breathingq is simply astonishing. It can compare with the best successes of Salman Rushdie. (William Franke, Vanderbilt University and University of Macau)I saw the couple leave while I worked at my translation behind the glass wall. ... Sheasked if she could borrow my car. ... Resigned toa dead battery afterthis long inactivity, and knowing from personal experience that tow trucks play hard-to- geton national holidays, I volunteered tohelpher ... I found J.J.Bernhard, basking inthesun by himselfonthe beach, and queried him about jump-start cables.There should be a set inthe trunk ofhis rented car, he said, handingme thekeys ofthe BMW.
|Title||:||The Book of Breathing|
|Author||:||Luigi Ferdinando Dagnese|
|Publisher||:||Robin Edizioni - 2012-10-19|