Zia Mame

Zia Mame Immaginate di essere un ragazzino di undici anni nell America degli anni Venti Immaginate che vostro padre vi dica che in caso di sua morte vi capiter la peggiore delle disgrazie possibili essere a

  • Title: Zia Mame
  • Author: Patrick Dennis Matteo Codignola
  • ISBN: 9788845925986
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Immaginate di essere un ragazzino di undici anni nell America degli anni Venti Immaginate che vostro padre vi dica che, in caso di sua morte, vi capiter la peggiore delle disgrazie possibili, essere affidati a una zia che non conoscete Immaginate che vostro padre quel ricco, freddo bacchettone poco dopo effettivamente muoia, nella sauna del suo club Immaginate di venImmaginate di essere un ragazzino di undici anni nell America degli anni Venti Immaginate che vostro padre vi dica che, in caso di sua morte, vi capiter la peggiore delle disgrazie possibili, essere affidati a una zia che non conoscete Immaginate che vostro padre quel ricco, freddo bacchettone poco dopo effettivamente muoia, nella sauna del suo club Immaginate di venire spediti a New York, di suonare all indirizzo che la vostra balia ha con s , e di trovarvi di fronte una gran dama leggermente equivoca, e soprattutto giapponese Ancora, immaginate che la gran dama vi dica Ma Patrick, caro, sono tua zia Mame , e di scoprire cos che il vostro tutore una donna che cambia scene e costumi della sua vita a seconda delle mode, che regolarmente anticipa A quel punto avete solo due scelte, o fuggire in cerca di tutori pi accettabili, o affidarvi al personaggio pi eccentrico, vitale e indimenticabile che uno scrittore moderno abbia concepito, e attraversare insieme a lei l America dei tre decenni successivi in un foxtrot ilare e turbinoso di feste, amori, avventure, colpi di fortuna, cadute in disgrazia che non d respiro o d solo il tempo, alla fine di ogni capitolo, di saltare virtualmente al collo di zia Mame e ringraziarla per il divertimento.

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    1. BR with my girl Mishy and my boy Giulio!!! WOOT!!!This book is part of Giulio's continuing efforts to give Mishy and I a little culture so we don't embarrass him at parties. Is Giulio always right? Yes, he is. This book is hilarious!The plot concerns a boy who is orphaned and sent into the questionable care of his Auntie Mame. Mame is probably my favorite character in any book EVER. You cannot keep this crazy bitch down! Mame takes her young charge firmly in hand by deserting all forms of tradit [...]

    2. Sparklingly witty, irreverently satirical, this 1955 novel manages to remain timelessly relevant in its cutting send-up of conformity, conservatism, and cupidity. Mame Dennis first swam into my ken during the long, hot, boring summer of 1973, an anodyne to the astoundingly dreary Watergate hearings on TV. I complained to my mother about the absence of entertainment, and she snorted mightily: "How can *anyone* be bored in this house full of books? Here, read this," and she handed me "Auntie Mame. [...]

    3. Reto 43: con un familiar en el titulo.Cuando Patrick Dennis queda huérfano a los 10 años quedando a cargo -excepto financieramente- de la hermana de su padre, la tía Mame en Nueva York pasa de un ambiente conservador a uno muy diferente. Las ocurrencias de su tía y toda la gama de gente con que ella se rodea y la vida de una socialité de los años antes y pos-depresión son relatados desde el punto de vista de Patrick mientras crece. El libro esta lleno de palabras de doble sentido y coment [...]

    4. So There I was quietly minding my own businessowing up in New England when who one snowy night should land square in my lap on the "late late movie," but Mame Dennis herself wrapped in the incomparable roz russell I stayed up until 3:00 am watching and enraptured the next morning I pounced on my mum first thing and told her I had a new favorite movie She told me if I liked that I would love the book We checked at the local book store and alas It was OUT of print!!! Sigh So on to the version wit [...]

    5. Ero indecisa tra 4,5 e 5 stelline, ma alla fine ho optato per le cinque stelline perché a Natale siamo tutti più buoni e perché mi è piaciuto tanto e non ricordo un momento durante la lettura in cui mi sono annoiata.Zia Mame era uno dei romanzi che occupava la mia wishlist infinita, ma in una posizione non abbastanza alta da spingermi a comprarlo rispetto ad altri. Un caso fortuito - mio padre, pescando a caso dalla biblioteca - ha fatto arrivare questo libro nelle mie mani e che fai, non lo [...]

    6. I've always been a fan of the Rosalind Russell film, Auntie Mame, and after recently watching the dreadfully sub-par Mame, starring Lucille Ball, I decided it was finally time to read the book and discover madcap Mame's true story for myself. This book is absolutely hilarious, hands-down one of the funniest, most charming books I've ever read. The Rosalind Russell film is a gem, but the book takes everything wonderful about the film and multiplies it about ten times over. The book is quite a bit [...]

    7. On a scale of 1 to 10, this book is a solid 12!!! Strangley enough after reading this book I want to go through ALL my other ratings and lower them by one! I discovered this book while strolling through the shelves at the library looking for my book club book by Dickens. I was scanning the shelves with my eyes looking for a name of the author to guesstimate where to stop and the spine of the second in the series (Around the World with Auntie Mame) jumped out at me. So I grabbed it read the cover [...]

    8. Provate a immaginare cosa vi accadrebbe se alla morte di un vostro genitore doveste ritrovarvi con una zia che non conoscete e non sapete che faccia abbia? E' proprio quello che succede a Patrick, il protagonista di questi racconti. Patrick si ritrova sballottato a New York da zia Mame, una zia eccentrica, particolare, che indossa abiti strani e che cambierà la vita di Patrick, nel bene e nel male. Mi sono divertita tantissimo a leggere le storie di questa zia che trascina il nipote a feste, ba [...]

    9. While this book had some entertaining moments, I just couldn't get into it. It was at times very predictable, over-the-top, and so dated, that I found myself wishing I was reading the author's true biography, which sounded much more interesting (popular author, bisexual man, husband and father, and then a butler?).I found Auntie Mame's eccentricities mostly just tiresome and pretentious. And I found the Reader's Digest device to be a really artificial organization of these stories. Patrick was n [...]

    10. 5 INCREDIBLE STARSAttenzione attenzione: abbiamo trovato un nuovo preferito! *___*Ho ADORATO e DIVORATO questo romanzo. E' divertente senza essere stupido, anzi è molto sagace in alcuni punti. Che dire della zia più pazza e comica del mondo letterario? Che è un vero spasso. Mame e Patrick sono diventati di diritto uno dei più bei nuclei familiari che abbia mai letto. Le vicende narrate in prima persona da Pat sono tutte oltremodo fantastiche ed irriverenti.Consigliatissimo per ridere, sorrid [...]

    11. Absolutely loved it! An easy and enjoyable read. I also felt really connected to some parts of the book. خيلى كتاب جالبى بود. آسان خوان بود، پراز لغات و اصطلاحات آشنا و غريبه، با انواع تم ها: ژاپنى، نيويوركى، اروپايى، هندى و غيره و غيره. انقدر عمه ميم درماجراجويى هاش تنوع طلب بود كه بعد از هر فصل كتاب احساس ميكردم داستان جد [...]

    12. Auntie Mame sure is one quirky, crazy character, but I loved her and this book! I love how light and easy to read this book is, and I have already ordered Around the World with Auntie Mame. Very pleasurable read.

    13. I've been an AUNTIE MAME fan for over 40 years, since I first encountered the Roz Russell film accidentally one afternoon. They showed it in two parts and I couldn't WAIT for the next afternoon to see the second part!Not very long after, equally accidentally, I came across the original Patrick Dennis novel in the 25-Cent bin at a used bookstore. Both serendipitous events signaled the introduction of a character who has remained with me ever since in her various incarnations, a love affair that c [...]

    14. Una lectura descacharrante. Me he reído muchísimo.Nos habla de cómo Patrick Dennis (el autor utiliza un seudónimo para escribir este libro) se queda huérfano a los 10 años y queda bajo la tutela de su tía Mame. Y la tía Mame es un personaje. De hecho, es un personajazo. Es una mujer loca, bastante inconsciente, hiperactiva, que puede llegar a sacarte de quicio pero también es una mujer culta, generosa, valiente a su modo, y no discrimina a la gente por razón de religión, raza o sexo. [...]

    15. Eccentrica, irriverente, completamente pazza. Ma sotto sotto tutti vorremmo una zia così. Divertentissimo e un'ottima lettura da fare sotto l'ombrellone, l'ho apprezzato più di quanto non mi aspettassi!

    16. "Caro libraio,quel cialtronello di mio nipote Patrick ha scritto un libro su di me che trovo estremamente scurrile. E soprattutto per niente veritiero. Pensa, racconta che una volta mi sarei fatta beccare nuda in un dormitorio di Princeton. Smentisco nel modo più categorico: non era Princeton, era Yale. Dunque, sappi che farò causa a Patrick. Farò causa all'editore. E, nel caso tu venda una sola copia del libro, farò causa anche a te.Baci, baci, baci.Mame."In realtà questo libro di copie ne [...]

    17. A quick preface: I’m never sure if including comments on books read in the distant past is strictly kosher on this list. Seen one way, including these books seems a pathetic attempt to build my public shelf. Seen another way, including them seems a perfect way to introduce to others material no longer in the public popular eye but still a wonderful reading experience. Until someone tells me to “shut up”, I am going to continue to add the odd personal blast from the past as seems useful to [...]

    18. Like I always say "Never Judge a Book by Its Movie." You had better beleive nothing can be less true that with this book.If you have ever seen the movie "Auntie Mame" made with Rosalind Russell and enjoyed it - you will enjoy this book just as much. Perhaps a little more actually!Although at times it is difficult to follow, since we are talking about the late 1920's and we only go about 20 or so years into the future from there, that means a lot of the language and expressions may be a little di [...]

    19. If there was a way I could have given this 2 1/2 stars I would have, but gave it 3, to round upd make it an "average" read.Oddly, this book made me feel like I was reading a story very similaror something that I could compare it to, Breakfast at Tiffany'sbut with a kid thrown in.I've read Breakfast at Tiffany's and seen the movie adaption staring the late and great Audrey Hepburn. Maybe it was just me, but the eccentricities of Mame, and her approach on life reminded me a TON of Holly GoLightly. [...]

    20. Since it was reprinted, the topic of Mame Dennis has crept into a lot of online reviews and conversations over cocktails. I recently got into a screaming match on an airplane over the topic of Mame's relevance today. Even some of the reviews on this site are less than flattering and I want to answer them all by suggesting that the authors (and readers) read the book again.Mame is an icon, even today. She is our Alice in Wonderland all grown up, smarter, wittier and more interesting than Mary Pop [...]

    21. This was a fun read. It was very predictable, but that's ok because Dennis entertained me anyway. I can't say I wish I had an Auntie Mame, but I kind of wish my children had one!

    22. 2.5*Probabilmente a me è sfuggita l'essenza del romanzo, offuscata dall'antipatia e il fastidio che Zia Mame mi ha procurato :(speravo di trovare un personaggio frizzante, geniale e sopra le righe E dove forse almeno in parte l'ultima cosa è veritiera, per il resto ho trovato una donna frivola e sciocca (non priva di intelligenza, solo sciocca!), assurda e terribilmente egoista.Se poi da una parte ho apprezzato la brevità delle storie raccontate, dall'altra questa divisione mi ha un po' distu [...]

    23. A fun, OTT read. Liked that the vocabulary usage was extensive. So many modern books use a stripped down word choice. Sure they tell the story but English has so much more to offer. Some social commentary that seems just as relevant today as when it was written in the 1950s. Some pretty good double entendres.

    24. I enjoyed reading this book as it was amusing, particularly at the beginning. Dennis has the ability to create wonderfully vivid scenes in his writing. However, I didn't feel like the book lived up to the great expectations created by so many of the reviews. The novel was largely episodic, and like many, I found the 'Reader's Digest' portions were boring and didn't succeed in tying the stories together. As it went on, the narrative grew more and more disjointed and left the reader wondering what [...]

    25. Maybe I really am too much of a curmudgeon? While parts of the story were, indeed, very funny, I detested some sections as well (Alice Gooch for one). Then again, I really liked the nasty little boy in Georgia a lot. Patrick wasn't very likeable to me, nor particularly bright, but a rich kid with limited common sense. Right off the bat, I had trouble swallowing disbelief that Mame didn't attend Patrick's dad's funeral in Chicago, which would've minimized the boy's unexpected appearance in New Yo [...]

    26. Rosalind Russell will always be Auntie Mame to me. I had to be around 10 when I first saw the movie. I was enchanted and fell in love with the character as portrayed by Ms. Russell. I thought I had read the book a long time ago, but once I started reading it, I realized I hadn't. I enjoyed it, but I was a bit surprised because I do not think that Mame comes off 'bigger than life' or totally irresistable in the book. I wasn't as drawn to her and did not fall in love with her character. Either Ros [...]

    27. This was a completely fantastic book from start to finish. I've always loved the movie starring Rosalind Russell and the musical starring Lucille Ball. The book has elements from both and goes even further. I will totally read this book again in a couple years. It was a super fun, entertaining read.

    28. Sono stata eroica. Mi merito quanto meno una standing ovation perché sono riuscita ad arrivare alla fine. A mai più rivederci, my darling Edward Everett Tanner III. Lei ed io non siamo proprio fatti per intenderci. Senza rancore, of course.

    29. I read this for book group and ended up enjoying it more than I expected to. We should all have an Auntie Mame in our families.

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