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Pergunte ao Pó by John Fante

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By John Fante

O imperative sucesso de John Fante, agora com nova identidade visual

A mais renowned obra de John Fante, Pergunte ao pó, já vendeu no Brasil mais de 15 mil exemplares, e é agora relançado de acordo com a nova identidade visible do autor, mais moderna e atraente. O livro tem como protagonista Arturo Bandini, personagem ficcional muito inspirado no próprio autor, como uma espécie de um sujeito ítalo americano vivendo uma vida de aspirante a escritor em Los Angeles.

“Tomei o livro emprestado, levei-o ao meu 4to, subi à minha cama e o li, e sabia muito antes de terminar que aqui estava um homem que havia desenvolvido uma maneira extraordinary de escrever. O livro period Pergunte ao pó e o autor period John Fante. Ele se tornaria uma influência no meu modo de escrever para a vida toda.” – Charles Bukowski.

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He is nursed by his brother William and William舗s wife, Alice, and the three return to North America. William, also ill, dies shortly thereafter. James visits New York, where he receives psychiatric care. 1911 In August he returns to England. 1914 James begins work on two novels, The Ivory Tower and The Sense of the Past, which he will not complete before his death. 1915 James舗s health deteriorates. He becomes a British subject. 1916 On New Year舗s Day he receives the Order of Merit. On February 28 Henry James dies.

James made no substantive textual changes in the New York Edition of Wings comparable, for example, to what he did with The Portrait of a Lady, in which he made significant alterations, including most notably changes in the novel舗s ending, or with some of the other works that he drastically revised. In Wings, in addition to correcting mistakes, he sharpened the language of the text, by substituting more active and concrete images, and made his symbols more truly poetic. This Barnes & Noble Classics edition is based on the 1909 New York Edition and incorporates a small number of additional editorial changes made by subsequent scholars.

In demonstrating the force of her character by showing how she affects the others, James dramatizes her the more, just as he does with the figure of Mrs. Newsome in The Ambassadors (who never actually appears in the novel). Milly舗s presence is powerfully felt even in her absence. She animates the other characters; they are at first preoccupied with trying to figure her out and then they scheme to use her for their own purposes. Her seeming victimhood is demonstrated by the way the others constantly plot behind her back.

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