La linea d'ombra EBOOK Tooltip NUOVA TRADUZIONE

La linea d'ombra
  • Italiaanstalig
  • E-book
  • 9788858819722
  • oktober 2014
  • Adobe ePub
Alle productspecificaties
  • Kobo LeesappEbooks lezen is heel makkelijk. Na aankoop zijn ze direct beschikbaar op je Kobo e-reader en op je smartphone of tablet met de gratis Kobo app.

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in Berdichev, in the Ukraine, in a region that had once been a part of Poland but was then under Russian rule. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was an aristocrat without lands, a poet and translator of English and French literature. The family estates had been sequestrated in 1839 following an anti-Russian rebellion. As a boy the young Joseph read Polish and French versions of English novels with his father. When Apollo Korzeniowski became embroiled in political activities, he was sent to exile with his family to Volgoda, northern Russia, in 1861.

By 1869 Conrad's both parents had died of tuberculosis, and he was sent to Switzerland to his maternal uncle Tadeusz Bobrowski, who was to be a continuing influence on his life. Conrad attended schools in Kraków and persuaded his uncle to let him go to the sea. In the mid-1870s he joined the French merchant marine as an apprentice, and made three voyages to the West Indies between 1875 and 1878. During his youth Conrad also was involved in arms smuggling for the Carlist cause in Spain.

After being wounded in a duel or of a self-inflicted gunshot in the chest, Conrad continued his career at the seas for 16 years in the British merchant navy. This was a turning point in his life. Conrad rose through the ranks from common seaman to first mate, and by 1886 he obtained his master mariner's certificate, commanding his own ship, Otago. In the same year he was given British citizenship and he changed officially his name to Joseph Conrad.

In 1890 he sailed in Africa up the Congo River. The journey provided much material for his novel Heart of Darkness. However, the fabled East Indies particularly attracted Conrad and it became the setting of many of his stories. By 1894 Conrad's sea life was over. During the long journeys he had started to write and Conrad decided to devote himself entirely to literature. At the age of 36 Conrad settled down in England.

Although Conrad is known as a novelist, he tried his hand also as a playwright. His first one-act play was not success - the audience rejected it. But after finishing the text he learned the existence of the Censor of the Plays, which inspired his satirical essay about the obscure civil servant. Conrad was an Anglophile who regarded Britain as a land which respected individual liberties. As a writer he accepted the verdict of a free and independent public, but associated this official figure of censorship to the atmosphere of the Far East and the 'mustiness of the Middle Ages', which shouldn't be part of the twentieth-century England.

Op vind je alle boeken van Joseph Conrad.


“Di fronte a noi una linea d’ombra che ci avvisa che bisogna lasciarsi alle spalle anche la regione della prima giovinezza” Con questo lungo racconto, pubblicato nel 1917, Conrad torna ai suoi temi e scenari prediletti. Il protagonista è un giovane ufficiale a cui viene affidato il comando di una nave, dopo la morte del capitano in circostanze poco chiare. Approdato nel porto di Bangkok, egli viene a sapere che il precedente comandante era morto suicidandosi in mare e che prima di farlo aveva lanciato una maledizione sull’imbarcazione. Ripreso il viaggio, la nave sembra effettivamente attirare su di sé continue sventure, tra cui una bonaccia che perdura per alcune settimane. E per di più, nel corso di questo periodo, a uno a uno tutti i membri dell’equipaggio si ammalano di una febbre tropicale. Nell’ispirarsi anche a precedenti classici della letteratura inglese, quali la Ballata del vecchio marinaio di Coleridge, Conrad costruisce un’allegoria perfetta della guerra mondiale che allora imperversava in Europa. Come in guerra, anche sull’imbarcazione l’unica speranza di salvezza sta nel fare con abnegazione e sacrificio ognuno la propria parte.



oktober 2014
Ebook formaat
Adobe ePub


Vertaald door
Luisa Saraval

Lees mogelijkheden

Lees dit ebook op
Android (smartphone en tablet) | Kobo e-reader | Desktop (Mac en Windows) | iOS (smartphone en tablet) | Windows (smartphone en tablet)
Ebook formaat
Adobe ePub



Overige kenmerken


Je vindt dit artikel in

Boek, ebook of luisterboek?
Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
Nog geen reviews

Negatief, positief, neutraal: we zetten een review altijd online. We controleren wel eerst of ’ie voldoet aan onze reviewvoorwaarden en niet nep is. We controleren ook of ’ie is geschreven door iemand die het artikel heeft gekocht via en zetten dit er dan bij. De controles gebeuren automatisch, al kijken er soms mensen mee. betaalt niet voor reviews. Als een reviewer door een andere partij is vergoed, staat dit in de review zelf.

1 99
Direct beschikbaar
Verkoop door
  • E-book is direct beschikbaar na aankoop
  • E-books lezen is voordelig
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice
  • Veilig betalen

Alle bindwijzen en edities (12)

Recent bezochte artikelen

Vergelijk artikelen