Eva Sleeps

Eva Sleeps Francesca Melandri Katherine Gregor
  • Title: Eva Sleeps
  • Author: Francesca Melandri Katherine Gregor
  • ISBN: 9781609453121
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eva Sleeps Francesca Melandri Katherine Gregor Eva Sleeps A bestselling novel in Italy soon to be a motion picture directed by Edoardo Winspeare and Elle magazine s book of the year Eva Sleeps is a sweeping modern story about family forgiveness and conf
    A bestselling novel in Italy, soon to be a motion picture directed by Edoardo Winspeare, and Elle magazine s book of the year, Eva Sleeps is a sweeping modern story about family, forgiveness, and conflict At its heart is the story of a woman searching for the truth about her origins This literary page turner will delight fans of Elena Ferrante Out of the struggles andA bestselling novel in Italy, soon to be a motion picture directed by Edoardo Winspeare, and Elle magazine s book of the year, Eva Sleeps is a sweeping modern story about family, forgiveness, and conflict At its heart is the story of a woman searching for the truth about her origins This literary page turner will delight fans of Elena Ferrante Out of the struggles and conflicts in the border regions of Northern Italy and Austria and the rich history that has resulted from this meeting of cultures, comes a family story that embodies the history of nations Eva, a forty year old public relations professional living in Northern Italy, recieves an unexpected message from Southern Italy Vito, a man she briefly knew as a child as a friend of her mother s, is very ill and would like to see her one last time He is a retired police officer who was stationed in the north during the late sixties, a period rife with tension, protest, and violence These troubles, however, did not stop a young hapless policeman from falling in love with the wrong woman, a girl named Gerda from Austrian Tyrol, an inventive and accomplished cook, a single mother with a rich family history of her own, a northerner, the sister of a terrorist, and Gerda s mother Vito s affair with Gerda was a passionate one, but what was the nature of their love And if he loved her so passionately why did he return to Calabria What scars did those years leave on Vito, and on Gerda It s time for Eva to find out.
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    About Francesca Melandri Katherine Gregor


    1. Francesca Melandri was born in Rome in 1964 She started writing very young, working first as a screenwriter, and has worked on films and television series, as well as a number of prize winning documentaries.In 2010 she published her first novel, Eva dorme Eva Sleeps , set in the border regions of Northern Italy and Austria, a sweeping story about family, forgiveness, conflict and the search for truth The novel, which won several literary prizes in 2010 and 2011, has been translated in German, Dutch, French and English Melandri s second novel, Pi alto del mare , was published in 2012 and it has also won several literary prizes.


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    1. Ever been taken along for a ride from one end of Italy to the other And while you were on this ride, your companion tells you this wild story that involves lovers, family secrets, terrorists, politics and ethnic divisions And as the train nears its destination, you are so swept up with the story that you want to hear it faster, of it, explain me this explain me that And the story involves Germans living in a region of Italy that fought for its independence And you say, go on, I never heard of t [...]

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    2. EVA SLEEPS is both a generational saga largely centered around the lives of a mother Gerda Huber and daughter Eva Huber , as well as a 20th century story about the Tyrol Region of Northern Italy known by its German speakers as Trentino S dtirol and officially by Italians as Alto Adige , which is a unique part of the country by virtue of its decidedly Germanic culture, language, and ethos I enjoyed very much learning about Alto Adige, which prior to 1919 when it was incorporated into Italy had be [...]

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    3. Eva dorme, ma chi dorme si sa, non piglia pesci.Se c una cosa che mi irrita vedere buone idee buttate al vento Eva dorme appartiene a questa categoria.Stile corretto, saga familiare che abbraccia luoghi, eventi storici e sentimenti, descrizioni opportune, nessun disorientamento creato da parentesi temporali poco chiare Anzi, a dirla tutta, il maggior pregio del libro, il contesto storico che fa da sfondo alla storia, l annosa e scomoda storia del Sudtirolo, di cui al di fuori dell Alto Adige, po [...]

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    4. Eva Sleeps is a thought provoking novel that takes the reader on multiple journeys, as the narrative slowly unravels the mystery that connects Eva, her mother Gerda and Vito Where s Eva anyway Eva is sleeping The brown parcel travelled backward along the road it had taken to arrive at that spot two thousand, seven hundred and ninety four kilometres in total,there and back.Eva Sleeps is a reference from Paradise Lost and a quote in the book that is repeated both in the prologue above and at the e [...]

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    5. In Eva dorme , suo primo romanzo, Francesca Melandri mette insieme la storia toccante, tra sofferenze e a, di due donne, madre e figlia, e la Storia della loro terra, l Alto Adige S dtirol, nella fase assai critica degli anni 50 60 In particolare, quelli tra il 1957 e il 1969 furono lass anni di fuoco, con una sequela di atti violenti di matrice sudtirolese e di risposte forti degli apparati dello stato fu allora la diplomazia di persone sagge e lungimiranti, come Silvius Magnago e Aldo Moro, a [...]

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    6. come partire da un tema interessante il terrorismo in alto adige e appiattire il tutto in una storia trita e melensa in cui i personaggi sono poco pi che macchiette e la superficialit impera peccato.

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    7. Pu darsi che ci che sto per scrivere sia condizionato, in qualche modo dalla passione per la montagna e l Alto Adige io lo guardo da sotto , per difficile negare che questo sia un esordio di ottimo livello La storia della famiglia Huber, e del piccolo mondo che le sta attorno, si intreccia con il difficile Novecento del Sud Tirolo, iniziato sotto il governo imperial regio, proseguito con i decenni dell italianizzazione forzata e concluso nell impensabile fino a pochi decenni prima abbondanza reg [...]

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    8. Voleva solo essere se stesso l dov era nato e poter amare chi amava Voleva l unica cosa impossibile L hai ricevuto adesso Ma adesso tardi dico Non tardi E solo dopo Eva dorme principalmente un romanzo storico La storia che racconta con estrema precisione e in modo molto ampio quella che credo pochissimi italiani conoscano bene quella della parte tedesca dell Italia, il Trentino Alto Adige Una storia antica e cruenta, colma di stragi, terrorismo, persecuzioni, ma che incredibilmente si studia poc [...]

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    9. 3 stelle e mezzoMi era stato suggerito di leggere questo libro perch degno compagno di Eredit di Lilli Gruber per le tematiche e il periodo storico trattati.Devo dire che tra i due c un abisso Eva dorme sicuramente un bel libro che parla di a, amicizia, differenze e difficolt , ma il quadro storico incompleto e a tratti quasi grottesco a causa di alcuni luoghi comuni sui sudtirolesi che in pi di un occasione vengono citati e rimarcati.Perci , come storia e personaggi, ho trovato questo libro mol [...]

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    10. Europa Editions has a new English translation of this book I read it on vacation It is a delight and I strongly recommend it.

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    11. Inhalt Francesca Melandri begibt sich mittels ihrer Protagonistin Eva auf die Reise in die Vergangenheit sowie die Gegenwart ebenjener jungen Frau Eva bekommt eines Tages um Ostern herum einen Anruf ihres beinahe Vaters Vito, der sie im Sterben zu sich ruft So z hlt Eva die Kilometer, w hrend der Leser in die Geschichte der Gro eltern sowie der Mutter Evas erf hrt.Schreib Erz hlstil Francesca Melandri ist vieles gut gelungen Zum einen verstrickt sie sich nicht in heimatfilmischen Schmonzetten, s [...]

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    12. Eva Sleeps by Francesca Melandri and beautifully translated by Katherine Gregor, is a wonderful book about strong women, reconciliations With an unusual setting the South Tyrol and time it spans from 1919 until today , the true historical events remain in the background of a family saga narrated by Eva, who tries to come to terms with her mother Gerda, the real protagonist of the story Many layers compose the cleverly orchestrated structure, but no thread is lost in the narration I particularly [...]

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    13. An informative book, would be able to pass a history exam now The title is from Paradise Lost as we learn when it gets quoted for appr the fourth time, this time by Eva s husband , and it s reserved for the literary layer of the book Some interesting variants of the quotation, adapted to the narrative of Eva s life, and that of her mother Gerda Despite the internal and external terrorist bombings drama in their biography fictional characters , Francesca Melandri keeps these parts brief Too brief [...]

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    14. And now I m hugging my mom because nothing and nobody can make up for what we have lost, neither those guilty of these losses, nor those who, directly or indirectly, were their origin or cause In the end, when all the calculations have been done and it s clear who has taken what way from whom and why, and credits and debits and the whole double entry of faults and resentments is in order and precise, the only thing that counts is this that we can still hug each other without wasting a single ins [...]

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    15. I gave up on this book but would try again if a better translation were released The sentences were slow, overflowing with adverbs and in passive voice.

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    16. I could not get into this book at all I understand that it was translated from Italian but there was still some Italian words in there and I found the story took forever to be told

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    17. Epic novel set in the Alto Adige South TyrolI have been on a couple of summer walking holidays in Alto Adige The South Tyrol I have driven over the Brenner pass, admired the amazing scenery and I have enjoyed the brilliant food I have found it a little quaint that part of Italy should speak German even if so close to the Austrian border, but I have mea culpa never looked at the recent history of the area until I picked up Eva Sleeps The joys of TripFiction The South Tyrol was ceded to Italy and [...]

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    18. Sprachgruppenzugeh rigkeitserkl rungAls Eva von einer Gesch ftsreise nach S dtirol zur ckkommt erh lt sie einen Anruf, mit dem sie nie gerechnet h tte Die Geschichte ihrer Mutter Gerda ist von Not gekennzeichnet, denn sie wurde in eine Welt hineingeboren, deren Probleme man heute kam noch kennt Nach dem ersten Weltkrieg wurde S dtirol Italien zugeschlagen und eine Volksgruppe auseinander gerissen, die das nicht so wollte Das machen die M chtigen halt, man kennt es ja Die Menschen sind es, die da [...]

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    19. If you have read and enjoyed one or books of Elena Ferrante s Neopolitan Quartet it starts with My Brilliant Friend you might also like to read Eva Sleeps by Francesca Melandri.The books of both authors were originally written in Italian, but the English translations are of high quality.Whereas Ferrante s four novels examine slices of Italian post World War II history and society from the point of view of blue collar southern Italians, often looking north, Melandri s book covers much the same t [...]

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    20. The novel very effectively addressed one of the most common of human behaviors fear, suspicion, misunderstanding of and discrimination against the minority other In this case, the author gives us a vivid depiction of the Northern Italian, Alto Adige regional culture that is closely associated with the German Austrian language, history and customs from which it derived I was unaware of this history, dating back to WWI, and likened the play of events related in the book to other, familiar separat [...]

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    21. South Tyrol used to be in Austria It was given to Italy after World War One The locals were unhappy, there was a commotion, that commotion has since ended Eva Sleeps describes this Some nods are made in the general direction of a plot It is easy to turn pages with this it killed a Sunday afternoon for me It is good if you want to learn about South Tyrol The story is unassuming and makes few demands on the reader The characters are generally predictable, as are the main tensions Plot twists are [...]

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    22. Eva Sleeps is an extensive family saga Tracing the history of a border region called Alto Adige S dtirol in German in Northeast Italy and a family of Germans living there, this book is a work of historical fiction that has a contemporary edge to it with the present day narration by the main character of Eva If you want to see and feel the Italy of the 1930s to the 1970s, especially from the perspective of a non Italian, then this is a read for you.As a reader, you are exposed to so much Places i [...]

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    23. Lettura a voce alta on demand , iniziata con poca convinzione da parte mia, ma sempre pi partecipata col procedere A volte la costruzione alternata tra presente e passato disorientava, il sovrapporsi del quasi saggio al romanzo dava un senso di discontinuit , il procedere senza izzi appiattiva l andamento, eppure si rivelata una lettura necessaria Apprezzata ancor pi , grazie al contributo in diretta di un ascoltatrice novantenne ma attenta, lucida e ricca di ricordi esperienze, gioiose e soffer [...]

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    24. Mi piaciuta tanto la parte storica, mi ha aiutata a capire la mia regione.Per il resto, credo potesse durare un centinaio di pagine in meno Alle volte le descrizioni quasi sempre con tre elementi, cosa che a un certo punto ho iniziato a trovare irritante, devo ammetterlo diventavano pesanti e abbastanza inutili.La protagonista nel presente l ho trovata davvero insopportabile, per cui le parti in cui narrava lei sono state difficili da digerire.In realt ho sentimenti abbastanza contrastanti rigua [...]

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    25. The America Italy Society AIS started a book club to encourage reading contemporary Italian authors Eva Sleeps was our second book and I LOVED it The book covers a period and location in Italy that I was not familiar with WWII when German speaking Alto Adige residents were forced to assimilate into Italy in both language and culture The book follows three generations of one family and how the decisions to force assimilation affected each generation It is an engaging book of conflict, reconciliat [...]

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    26. Ik vond dit wel een fijn boek Het vertelt enerzijds het verhaal van een prachtige regio die ik alleen ken van ski en wandelvakanties Het staat vol geschiedkunige feiten, symboliek ook bv pasen, Eva Soms mss iets teveel zodat het ritme af en toe uit het verhaal gaat Anderzijds is het verhaal een roadstory van een reis door Itali , waarbij Eva op zoek gaat naar de stervende man die haar als kind nauw aan het hart lag Een emotioneel weerzien De hele treinreis zorgt voor een fijne afwisseling in het [...]

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    27. This is a book that realizes the full implications of what it means to love That is, when one experiences love, one must also feel the loneliness and chaos that surround such a flight of heart and most often, love happens when it is the least expected or convenient In this new English translation, Katherine Gregor is able to capture the many nuances of the Italian language, all the while pushing Melandri s text to an even larger audience Sarah WarrenThis book was reviewed in the November Decembe [...]

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    28. First book by this author published in English Takes place in northern Italy, bordering with Austria, where the majority of the population speak German The book takes place around the time of the Second World War, when local men were given the choice to fight with Germany and expected to feel of an alliance with Germany than Italy where they often felt like unwelcome strangers in the country of their birth This is a beautifully written story of a family torn by language, prejudice, history, vio [...]

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    29. De personages blijven nogal afstandelijk maar het was geen slecht boek De plaats waar het zich afspeelt, Zuid Tirol, is interessant Maar de , weliswaar noodzakelijke want ik ken niets van de geschiedenis van het gebied, uitleg tussendoor zet het verhaal wel telkens stop En eigenlijk heeft de locatie niet echt impact op het verhaal Dus vaag ik me af of het geen beter boek was geworden als het gewoon ergens anders was gesitueerd.

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    30. A historical fiction novel around the disputed land between Austria and Italy A look at the effected people through a Tyrolean family line Well written, though be prepared for an in depth view of the politics of the times Recommend for historical fiction readers who enjoy a deeper look.

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