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Più di un romanzo di avventura, molto più di un libro in step with ragazzi, Il richiamo della foresta è un capolavoro della letteratura americana: l. a. storia del cane greenback, strappato al suo padrone in California e portato nel freddo Klondike al servizio di cercatori d’oro senza scrupoli, ci invade e ci abita specialty di un fascino senza pace. Scoprire o rileggere queste pagine accende un’emozione che ci parla di abbandono e di riscatto, del legame primordiale tra esseri viventi e natura indagato come una sorprendente esplorazione dell’animo. los angeles nuova traduzione di Michele Mari regala alla scrittura di Jack London una voce precisa e affascinante al cui richiamo è impossibile resistere.

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I’d nod and pretend to listen. I was always reading books, as Bobby was, but it showed more on me, and I was the one, after all, who believed that I had a vocation. I was planning for the priesthood. Minnie Roddy would say, “You’ll grow up and tell these stories. ” And she would go on talking, unscrolling her memory of earlier days, of my mother as a young girl; of Ireland, and a childhood spent, for the most part, in the latter part of the nineteenth century. I didn’t hear most of it. I nodded and pretended to listen, while this woman—this tiny slip of a lady with her wire-framed glasses and her clear large blue eyes—tried to give me treasure, something to store up, for the arrival of a season I was not and am not ready for.

I marked it, and knew that I would never forget it. This sounds as though I were marking things with the flaccid, nervous sensitivity of one of those pretentious people who like to think of themselves as a romantic central figure in their own drama: the incipient artist, observing everything with an eye to later recording it. I do not mean it this way at all, and it was not like that at all. I was a child, still. I knew next to nothing about anything, especially about myself. And I don’t know that I have learned much since then, either.

6 I wonder if she thought she should have changed Her mind. Years after, when I was the groom, In a Midwestern town far from home, she sent A card; she couldn’t travel with three small Babies, another on the way: “Assume Nothing; remember to give and give and give, And keep on giving all the time. ” And I remembered riding out In the Maryland night, with her husband Once, six years after her wedding. He talked. His talk was the point of a buried shout: “Don’t ever get married, man. ” I wondered what he must be like In the house, what they were like together, And I was frightened for them both.

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