Vita di un libertino

Vita di un libertino Vita di un libertino il primo dei romanzi galanti i koshokubon di Ihara Saikaku si focalizza sulla galanteria la dissolutezza e il mero godimento sessuale Il libro composto da cinquanta

  • Title: Vita di un libertino
  • Author: Saikaku Ihara Lydia Origlia Ivan Morris
  • ISBN: 9788895249018
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vita di un libertino , il primo dei romanzi galanti i koshokubon di Ihara Saikaku 1642 1693 , si focalizza sulla galanteria, la dissolutezza e il mero godimento sessuale Il libro composto da cinquantaquattro episodi della vita amorosa del protagonista, Yonosuke, un elegante libertino seicentesco appartenente alla classe degli uomini di citt A ogni anno della sua v Vita di un libertino , il primo dei romanzi galanti i koshokubon di Ihara Saikaku 1642 1693 , si focalizza sulla galanteria, la dissolutezza e il mero godimento sessuale Il libro composto da cinquantaquattro episodi della vita amorosa del protagonista, Yonosuke, un elegante libertino seicentesco appartenente alla classe degli uomini di citt A ogni anno della sua vita dedicato un episodio, a partire dall et di sette anni, quando Yonosuke intraprende la sua carriera amorosa rivolgendo le sue precoci attenzioni a una domestica, fino ai sessanta anni, quando l infaticabile eroe, dopo aver sperimentato l a di ogni tipo di donna in Giappone, parte alla volta di un isola leggendaria, abitata soltanto da rappresentanti del gentil sesso I cinquantaquattro episodi corrispondono numericamente ai cinquantaquattro libri del celebre romanzo dell XI secolo, Genji monogatari , e lo stesso Yonosuke pu essere considerato il contraltare borghese di Genji, il principe splendente L atmosfera del testo ottimista, fresca e vivace, e l attenzione quasi completamente rivolta agli aspetti piacevoli dell a Si pu affermare che Vita di un libertino rappresenti i romantici sogni a occhi aperti del medio rappresentante della classe dei chonin mercanti Questo senza dubbio fu uno dei motivi della sua immensa popolarit presso i contemporanei Dallo scritto di Ivan Morris

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    1. Compared to his "Life of an Amorous Woman and Other Writings", "The Life of an Amorous Man" by Ihara Saikoku is, I think, another two-part book we can enjoy reading on how the protagonist, Yonosuke, has spent his life mainly in 17th century Kyoto around 300 years ago. Its two parts consist of 26 titles in Part I and 23 in Part II, therefore, we don't feel tedious while reading each title which has its appropriate length. Moreover, it's translated by Kenji Hamada (not by Dr Ivan Morris) so it see [...]

    2. Dig it: a Kerouac from 17th century Japan. Dig the dodgy tea houses, the amorous women, the reprobate lifestyle that coaxes you from the discipline of Buddhism. Dig the liaisons with male prostitutes.Great read. Wish that English speaking writers from that period wrote with that level of candor.

    3. Ihara Saikaku's timeless masterpiece,The Life of an Amorous Man, is the story of Yonosuke, a man of ambition and vision. It is a vivacious and humorous work, but not without solemnity and meaning. The greatness of Saikaku is that he impresses without being didactic and illuminates without being heavy-handed.Yonosuke, a man of immense wealth and priviledge status, pursues a carefree life of sensual pleasure usually reserved for kings, emperors and tyrants. He sets forth on a journey that takes hi [...]

    4. Our hero's mostly straight, but the first time he has sex it is with a handsome young actor who has just returned from Kochi Prefecture! The amorous man subsequently spent a lot of time on the road and I kept hoping he'd visit Kochi. But he didn't. Zannen!Here's that quote about wolves and cherry blossoms that's always popping up in my Mishima reading:"Dallying with these youths is like seeing wolves asleep beneath scattering cherry blossoms, whereas going to bed with prostitutes gives one the f [...]

    5. Si decimos que esta es una de las obras cumbres de la literatura japonesa, entonces estamos diciendo que es una de las obras maestras de la literatura universal. La historia de Yonosuke, volcado completamente en este mundo flotante en el amor de las cortesanas,d e las prostitutas, que formaban un status muy concreto en el Japón del siglo XVII. Vivimos con sus aventuras la distinción de estos personajes en Kyoto, Edo, Osaka y la sed insaciable de Yonosuke por tener otra mujer más entre sus bra [...]

    6. Saikaku is well known for his then-risque portrayals of the ukiyo - the floating world - of shogunal Japan. This particular book follows the life of a lustful merchant named Yonosuke, "man of the world." It is filled with harlots, courtesans, destitutes and the rich. Like most classical Japanese literature, it only alludes to liasons, discarding explicit phrasing for what the mind must produce. Despite this rather sore (to modern views) lack of scintillating sex, it's still an enjoyable read.

    7. I'm conflicted about this book. On one hand, it's an excellent resource on Japanese courtesan culture, as long as you remember it's heavily fictionalized. On the other handOn the other hand, the "hero," Yonosuke, is a jerk. He's a spoiled, whiny man-baby who tours Japan destroying women's lives. He has a storeroom full of tokens from hundreds upon hundreds of women--love letters, pledges written in blood, fingernails the women tore out as a sign of their fidelity when he lost interest in them, e [...]

    8. Si decimos que esta es una de las obras cumbres de la literatura japonesa, entonces estamos diciendo que es una de las obras maestras de la literatura universal. La historia de Yonosuke, volcado completamente en este mundo flotante en el amor de las cortesanas,d e las prostitutas, que formaban un status muy concreto en el Japón del siglo XVII. Vivimos con sus aventuras la distinción de estos personajes en Kyoto, Edo, Osaka y la sed insaciable de Yonosuke por tener otra mujer más entre sus bra [...]

    9. This is a translation of a Japanese classic written in the late 1600's about 50 years after Shakespeare's death. We are transported to a different time and different culture. Our hero, the amorous man, leaves home to sow his wild oats with women, and the occasional man, but that time of sowing lasts his entire life. He wanders through Japan taking odd jobs and at times living hand-to-mouth. Once he foreswears his life of dissipation and goes into a monastery but that only lasts a year. He eventu [...]

    10. Ihara Saikaku's timeless masterpiece,The Life of an Amorous Man, is the story of Yonosuke, a man of ambition and vision. It is a vivacious and humorous work, but not without solemnity and meaning. The greatness of Saikaku is that he impresses without being didactic and illuminates without being heavy-handed.

    11. From my point of view, a quirky little book, written in the 17th century, documenting one man's amorous adventures. I wondered why I was reading about a get who from infancy can only focus on women. But in the end, I savored the detailed descriptions of Japan's pleasure districts, traditions, and courtesans, what they wore, what they ate, how they behaved, their ontourage.

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