Senso (and other stories)

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Senso and other stories This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the origi

  • Title: Senso (and other stories)
  • Author: Camillo Boito
  • ISBN: 9782868692528
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Camillo Boito

    He was an Italian architect and engineer, and a noted art critic, art historian and novelist As a novelist Boito wrote several collections of short stories, including a psychological horror short story titled A Christmas Eve , a tale of incestuous obsession and necrophilia, which bears a striking similarity to Edgar Allan Poe s Berenice A short film adaptation is due for release in 2011.Around 1882 he wrote his most famous novella, Senso, a disturbing tale of sexual decadence In 1954, Senso was memorably adapted for the screen by Italian director Luchino Visconti and then, later, in 2002 into a sexually disturbing adaptation by Tinto Brass.Another story, Un Corpo also dealing with themes of sexual decadence and necrophilia , has recently been adapted into an opera by the Greek composer Khar lampos Goy s.

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    • Eadweard said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      Decent stories in the same vein as the french decadents. Senso deserves a 4/5. In it, a woman recounts an affair she had with an officer during wartime. When the man cheats on her, she takes revenge in a particularly satisfying way. Luchino Visconti's movie adaptation is worth watching.

    • Dfordoom said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      This is yet another in the fabulous Decadence from Dedalus series. Boito wrote these tales over a fairly lengthy period, from the 1860 to the 1890s. They’re not decadent in the gloriously overheated Huysmans style, but there are some nest little stories of sexual and aesthetic obsession. A Body, Buddha’s Collar and The Grey Blotch all in their various ways fall into this category. There’s a definite hint of the gothic as well, and he had a gift for elegantly twisted and cynical endings. Th [...]

    • Shawn said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      In Dedalus' never-ending quest to publish more writers of the decadent literary movement into English, we get this slim volume of work by Camillo Boito. Included is "Senso", a novella that served as the source material for two films (Luchino Visconti expanded it considerably for his lush adaptation in 1954, and erotic filmmaker Tinto Brass' setting of the events in the Nazi-era for 2002's SENSO '45, which kept closer to the original story) and a handful of other stories that cemented Boito's rep [...]

    • Natalie said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      The whole reason for me to pick up this book is Senso. I saw the movie based on novella and decided to read it. Senso is good, exciting and steamy. The whole idea of killing somebody because of love turned to hate and out of being insulted amazes me. Nobody goes so far as to actually commit a person to death - a person you once loved more than your own life. As for the rest of collection in this book, I cannot say it was very memorable. Also somewhat predictable outcome of the stories. Camillo B [...]

    • Cristi said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      racconto migliore: "un corpo"

    • Anya said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      "the body" is terrific, the rest you can take or leave

    • Laginestra said:
      Jul 16, 2018 - 02:39 AM

      Conoscete il film di Visconti? Il (melo)dramma psicologico della protagonista? Rimarrete sicuramente delusi dal libro. Scapigliato, importante, ma debole per profondità e per prosa.

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