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Il sentiero del serpente sulla roccia Torgny Lindgren

Il sentiero del serpente sulla roccia

Torgny Lindgren

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ISBN : 9788838100192
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100 pages
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Unto him that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance- but from him who hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. As the narrator suggests, that is the inescapable conclusion of this slim, moving parable about a Swedish peasantMoreUnto him that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance- but from him who hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. As the narrator suggests, that is the inescapable conclusion of this slim, moving parable about a Swedish peasant family at the end of the 19th century. With sly humor, poor farmhand Johan Johansson (Bragging Johnny to his friends) relates the story of his family and the villainous father and son who own their land. Whenever the Johanssons cant pay their rent, the landlords possess themselves of their women- the debt is then temporarily canceled and credit extended. Along with his scripture-citing family and neighbors, Johan struggles to find the hand of Providence in this oppressive, ultimately incestuous arrangement, which ends with a mysterious (though equally arbitrary) act of God. Although the characters in this parable are simply drawn, the women in Johnnys family make a powerful impression on both narrator and reader. Considering the example of his outwardly compromised mother, Johan says: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him, but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. Geddess translation is remarkable for its sensitivity to the characters Bible-tinged speech. (Jan.)