Barbara Alberti Barbara Alberti

Train reading

  • (Letture da treno)
  • pages: 88 - 10,5 x 14,8
  • published: 01/05/2008
Barbara Alberti Barbara Alberti


Wasn’t Cyrano de Bergerac’s true fault perhaps his genius (and can’t we stop once and for all pitying him for his unwieldy nose!)? Between Sancho Panza and Don Quixote, wasn’t the dreamer the illiterate farmer? Didn’t the infamous Madame Bovary ultimately die out of debt rather than love? Wouldn’t crime superstar Raskolnikov be given a prime time show today on horror TV? Barbara Alberti answers all these questions. Her scathing pen creates sublime portraits of the literature of all time, giving our spoilt position as complacent readers an eccentric and desecrating gallery of characters who come back to life. These quick reads – for train, bus or waiting room – shift between entertainment, irony and a cheerful ferocity.


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