Marius, che credeva che la menzogna fosse un dono della selezione naturale a Dio, e dell’umanità alla selezione. In a sense, Howard Jacobson wishes he hadn’t won the Man Booker prize. Yes he pauses to savour it better, “Un Amore Perfetto. Come diventare una ragazza by. Caitlin Moran,. Milena Zemira by. Howard Jacobson,. Milena Zemira Ciccimarra Un amore perfetto by. Howard Jacobson, .

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Jan 17, Martin Feinstein rated it it was amazing. Feb 13, Robert Wechsler rated it really liked it. This book was weird and fucked-up and ultimately quite tragic, and i cannot imagine a single person i would recommend it pegfetto okay maybe just one, maybe but i absolutely loved it.

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Jul 12, Sally rated it it was ok. I also didn’t care for the “plot” of the book, but again, the writing made up for a story line that I didn’t care for. Six decades on, is that why you write, to exercise erotic power? Enter Marius into Marisa’s affections. Jealousy and obsession drive this main character’s whole life.

The obsession is with arranging for his wife to cuckold him, to be in control of what he sees as inevitable.

The morning after unexpected victory, Jacobson allows himself some winner’s remorse. Feb 02, Ms rated it it was amazing. How to get right under the skin of a character. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. For the above reasons I was going to give this book 1 star but the ending saved it, it was captivating and tragic. The narrator wanted to justify himself by saying that to some extent all men have thoughts of letting their wives The Act of Love is a very interesting book, beautifully written, but highly desexualized and starved of real feeling considering the nature of the subject it details, in favour of a more rational, academic analysis and explanation of the kind of man who would give up his wife for another.


They were going to launch the Italian translation of my novel The Act of Love under the title. If you need to be reminded that a sexy life of perpetual longing comes from the mind not the heart, this is a novel for you.

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Jacobson is a towering intellectual, extremely well read and literate – his books challenge the reader. Hiward Jacobson back himself at to win “No, but Jenny did.

The narrator wanted to justify himself by saying that to some extent all men have thoughts of letting their wives stray, though most would never admit to such a thing. Por otra parte, el personaje femenino es todo lo contrario a una marquesa de Merteuil, el inocente no es tal, aunque, por otro lado He lives in London. They are messy drinking, fucking, smoking kind of people who screw up and get angry and jealous.

Love and love’s agonies. Not only do I love Jacobson’s stories. But on pagethe narrator Felix discusses a book he read on marital jealousy with the remark “It’s so authentically tedious in its minuteness of observation it’s unreadable.

Man Booker prize Awards and prizes Fiction Booker prize interviews. This should have won the Man Booker. Part of the reason is we tell jokes against howaed, before anyone else gets to do it. It is a book out of time, juxtaposing a more archaic tone with modern material. Jacobson is hardly an orthodox Jew. Of course it is from jacobsonn male view, those wanting a fully faceted tale howzrd skip this and save themselves some grunts and groans.

Felix may not be likeable but nor was Humbert Jacobsin and that didn’t ruin Lolitia and neither did Felix ruin this. InJacobson called the Booker “an absolute abomination — the same dreary books year after year”.


Their appeal lies in the fact that they choose to live selfishly and engage with negative consequences of their existence with the same legitimacy as they do the positive and chosen paths of their lives. Cuckolding, the ultimate fantasy, in upper middle class London, intellectualised and painstakingly analysed. But I really disliked the story, and didn’t care a great deal for the characters.

Me recordaba mucho a Zweig. The writing is extremely good; very literate. I couldn’t get past the obsessive documentation of the man he wants to set up to seduce unn wife. Jacobson claims to resemble Treslove. A husband I could secretly aspire to be, all due to his literary, musical and artistic knowledge, of course. I also love the way he writes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Nov 03, Richard rated it liked it.

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Feb 13, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: We tried to fast at Yom Kippur. Refresh and try again. There is a savagery to the writing which is largely absent from novels featuring the love lives of middle-class, educated people. If you need to be reminded that a sexy life of perpetual longing comes from the mind not the heart, Jacobsen is a witty, literate writer and this novel dives in to explore where love, lust and passion intersect.

Yes it has annulled the decades of resentment of all those clowns who overlooked his genius. Jacobson is also a respected critic and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column for the Independent. When I was growing up it was: But then there was: