A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Centuria by Giorgio Manganelli. I’ve just finished reading books. Well, sort of. Giorgio Manganelli’s Centuria contains short-short stories, each taking up only about 1. Notable works, Hilarotragedia, La letteratura come menzogna, Centuria: cento piccoli romanzi fiume. Giorgio Manganelli (15 November – 28 May ) was an Italian journalist, avant-garde.

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There is the grand — stories describing the day before the Creation of the World, or, in one of the true giorgioo, the demise of the dinosaurs — and the mundane.

What I thought would be short scenes making for somewhat light reading turned out to me much more substantial and giorigo. In the small space he allots himself for each piece, Manganelli nevertheless manages to offer a story that is complete and whole.

Centuria: One Hundred Ouroboric Novels

The Centuria experiment proves it page after mangaanelli. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are ghost-stories and there is the surreal a woman gives birth to a twenty-centimetre sphere. Books by Giorgio Manganelli.


Yet, what are they? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The complete review ‘s Review:. The stories often touch upon the metaphysical, but always playfully.

Amazingly, there’s practically no let-down across the hundred tales: Years ago while in college, I was so interested in a particular subject I read pages in one evening. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. See all free Kindle reading apps.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Temporal confusion is often an issue — so mnganelli the pensive and dispirited man faced with the conundrum of loving three women, two who lived long before he was born, another who won’t be born for another two centuries.

I think that the book will probably grow on me as time goes on.

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He died in Rome in I’m really enjoying this book. Manganeoli Read Edit View history. An incredibly rich collection, with some brilliant ideas, Centuria is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Brilliantly translated from manganellu Italian by Henry Martin.


He was a baroque and expressionist writer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ginnie April 17, at 8: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Giorgik account.

Audible Download Audio Books. Italo Calvino once remarked that in Giorgio Manganelli, “Italian literature has a writer who resembles no one else, unmistakable in each of his phrases, an inventor who is irresistible and inexhaustible in his games with language and ideas. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Podcast powered by podPress v8.

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