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Language: English
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The author of the book: Elizabeth von Arnim
Edition: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Date of issue: 1931

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La caratteristica principale del romanzo di E. Von Arnim è un po’ inquietante: ogni scena è descritta più volte, sommando i punti di vista di ogni personaggio coinvolto. L’espediente trova i suoi momenti comici, ma finisce per esasperare il lettore a causa di una ridondante mancanza di misura. Il risultato è però interessante: la scrittura sembra creare vortici temporali che risucchiano la narrazione, frammentando il tempo in attimi che durano ere infinite e congelando le singole scene in sequenze al rallentatore, con lo stesso effetto straniante di una partita di calcio del celebre cartoon Holly e Benji (dove un giocatore può restare sospeso in aria per il tempo necessario a proferire un soliloquio shakespeariano).
Quanto a temi e contenuti, abbiamo sorelle e zitelle, signorine attempate, donne con misere rendite, preti, servitù e un paesaggio bucolico dove è difficile disgiungere le vicende dall’odore dei fiori e dei frutti di una campagna inglese insolitamente rigogliosa. Tra le piante si infratta una descrizione quanto mai desolante della condizione sociale delle donne borghesi dell’epoca (il libro viene pubblicato nel 1931), condannate ad accudire gli uomini e perennemente sprovviste di mezzi propri. La questione sembra non essere solo di genere, ma anche di classe, perché nel mondo descritto da Von Arnim a una donna povera è concesso lavorare, mentre alla benestante no. La protagonista è quindi costretta a tentare una quanto mai ingenua emancipazione attraverso il downgrade nella scala sociale, in pieno stile “decrescita felice”. Il finale, per niente consolatorio, conferma l’impossibilità di questa ribellione.


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Ebook Father read Online! Elizabeth, Countess Russell, was a British novelist and, through marriage, a member of the German nobility, known as Mary Annette Gräfin von Arnim.

Born Mary Annette Beauchamp in Sydney, Australia, she was raised in England and in 1891 married Count Henning August von Arnim, a Prussian aristocrat, and the great-great-great-grandson of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia.

She had met von Arnim during an Italian tour with her father. They married in London but lived in Berlin and eventually moved to the countryside where, in Nassenheide, Pomerania, the von Arnims had their family estate. The couple had five children, four daughters and a son. The children's tutors at Nassenheide included E. M. Forster and Hugh Walpole.

In 1898 she started her literary career by publishing Elizabeth and Her German Garden, a semi-autobiographical novel about a rural idyll published anonymously and, as it turned out to be highly successful, reprinted 21 times within the first year. Von Arnim wrote another 20 books, which were all published "By the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden".

Count von Arnim died in 1910, and in 1916 Elizabeth married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, Bertrand Russell's elder brother. The marriage ended in disaster, with Elizabeth escaping to the United States and the couple finally agreeing, in 1919, to get a divorce. She also had an affair with H. G. Wells.

She was a cousin of Katherine Mansfield (whose full name was Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp).
Elizabeth von Arnim spent her old age in London, Switzerland, and on the French Riviera. When World War II broke out she permanently took up residence in the United States, where she died in 1941, aged 74.


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