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القزم Read P R Lagerkvist Jwdfitness.co.uk 1944 Look on my works ye mighty and despair Anno Diaboli 1944, P r Lagerkvist wrote a tale of destruction and pain, a study in hatred and hubris.Set at a splendid, powerful court in Renaissance Italy, it shows human culture and civilisation in its most exquisite form Led by a charismatic and strong prince, the courtiers live a life filled with festivities, art, science, fashion and sexual adventures The court artist is a thinly veiled portrait of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.Underneath t Look on my works ye mighty and despair Anno Diaboli 1944, P r Lagerkvist wrote a tale of destruction and pain, a study in hatred and hubris.Set at a splendid, powerful court in Renaissance Italy, it shows human culture and civilisation in its most exquisite form Led by a charismatic and strong prince, the courtiers live a life filled with festivities, art, science, fashion and sexual adventures The court artist is a thinly veiled portrait of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.Underneath the liberal, civilised surface however, evil reig
The Dwarf is a strange book, both political in its approach but also much deeper than that The best way I think I could describe it is that it s about observation and perception, and how a society s collective emotions invariably transfer to even the most silent and optimistic I m still not a hundred percent sure I understood fully what point the author was trying to make, but one thing I can say without a doubt is that this is an intriguing book.It starts off kind of slow and uneventful, seem The Dwarf is a strange book, both politi
The Dwarf is a strange little book written by a Swedish Nobel Prize winner some time during WWII It s a rather allegoric story narrated by a dwarf living on the court in an unnamed Italian city probably in the 15th century, but actually all the hints point us in the same direction as Machiavelli s Prince who was modelled on Cesare Borgia In The Dwarf we also find Master Bernardo who is obviously Leonardo da Vinci and who coincidentally
May be 4 and half stars.I can speak much about this novel That itself is a warning I give to myself For I will be tending to blabber and bore the hell out of the reader So instead, let me try to be precise with my observations and impressions by ordering them in neat points.1 This is my fifth book by Lagerkvist And unlike the other books, the theme of religion is not extensively treated in this one I love Lagerkvist for his thoughts on religion This novel bears some jottings on religion May be 4 and half stars.I can speak much about this novel That it
This sure feels like the type of book I would love incredibly dark, misanthropic, pseudo philosophical The dwarf Piccoline is one of the most miserably hateful characters I have encountered Yet rather than luxuriating in his own hate, and allowing the reader to do the same, his evil isa lack of humanity, his motivation as utilitarian as the author s prose Far from the anti hero Underground Man, or the delicious villain Iago, Piccoline is somehow evil and completely indifferent And pe This sure feels like the type of book I would love incredibly dark, misanthropic, pseudo philosophical The dwarf Piccoline is one of the most miserably hateful characters I have encountered Yet rather than luxuriating in his own hate, and allowing the reader to do the same, his evil isa lack of humanity, his motivation as utilitarian as the author s prose Far from the anti hero Underground Man, or the delicious villain Iago, Piccoline is some
An evil little man talks about life A glimpse into the rancor of angst and despair and hate which supposedly exists within us all. Bleakly narrated by one of thememorably nihilistic characters in modern literature, The Dwarf is a tale of struggles of an Italian medieval city state as it withers from within The plot points, war and intrigue, could come from any number of other works set in this period, and move the story briskly along, but the desolate philosophy underlying the action holds a singular fascination and weight Filled with memorable epigrams for a doomed humanity I m not sure when this was written, but Bleakly narrated by one of thememorably nihilistic characters in modern literature, The Dwarf is a tale of struggles of an Italian medieval city state as it withers from within The plot points, war and intrigue, could come from any number of other works set in this period, and move t
This is quite a dark book It s set in Italy in some vague renisance period It is told from the point of view of a dwarf who is a servant in the king s castle The dwarf believes he is of another race, not human As such, he views humanity as beneath him and struggles to make sense of our morality Is the dwarf evil Are we all evil Perhaps the dwarf is that disconnected part of us that views our neighbors dispassionately, that steps outside of emotion I liked this It read incredibly fast A This is
I ve never read anything by Lagerkvist, but knew he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the early 1950s I was browsing the shelves at my public library and decided to check him out I ddn t know what his other writing is like, but this was a really amazing book It s only about 200 pages and his style allows you to breeze through the narrative quickly I would describe the story as something like a fable, told from the perspective of a 26 inch dwarf who is something like a fool type cha I ve never read anything by Lagerkvist, but knew he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the early 1950s I was browsing the shelves at my public library and decided to check him out I ddn t know what his other writing is like, but this was a really amazing book It s only about 200 pages and his style allows you to breeze through the narrative quickly I would describ
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