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Albert Angelo Paperback – February 14, 2013
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- Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1447200373
- ISBN-13 : 978-1447200376
- Dimensions : 5.12 x 0.51 x 7.72 inches
- Publisher : Picador USA; Main Market ed edition (February 14, 2013)
- Language: : English
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While Johnson's unconventional forms can be accused of being gimmicky, "Albert Angelo" works because of the way the story and character is presented. Albert Angelo is not a likable man, yet because the specifics of his character faults are revealed in the uniquely parsed way that they are, the reader is not turned off. The only part of the story that does not work and seems forced (and out of nowhere) is the ending, in which Johnson admits that he is a novelist and writing a novel and thus he can do anything. Johnson already proves that through action in the book and the open admittance at the end is unnecessary.
Regardless, "Albert Angelo" is well-worth the time.
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"Albert Angelo", in particolare, ci porta attraverso un numero sterminato di stili e di spostamenti di punto di vista e tecnica (dal teatro, alla poesia, al monologo interiore, fino a pagine tagliate e esperimenti tipografici). E infine il colpo di scena finale, che è stata una piccola rivoluzione a suo tempo...