Il postino suona sempre due volte

la storia, scarna, di una passione devastante, che ha per teatro uno scalcinato distributore di benzina su una statale a pochi chilometro da San Francisco, per ostacolo un marito rozzo e brutale e per via di fuga nient altro che la tenebra A questo romanzo ci si arrende al primo incontro, come Frank Chambers, a Cora, uno dei pi temibili e vessatori fantasmi femminili c la storia, scarna, di una passione devastante, che ha per teatro uno scalcinato distributore di benzina su una statale a pochi chilometro da San Francisco, per ostacolo un marito rozzo e brutale e per via di fuga nient altro che la tenebra A questo romanzo ci si arrende al primo incontro, come Frank Chambers, a Cora, uno dei pi temibili e vessatori fantasmi femminili che abbiano mai abitato le pagine di un romanzo nelle parole dello stesso Cain, neppure una donna, ma il desiderio fatto realt.
Il postino suona sempre due volte la storia scarna di una passione devastante che ha per teatro uno scalcinato distributore di benzina su una statale a pochi chilometro da San Francisco per ostacolo un marito rozzo e brutale e per

  • Title: Il postino suona sempre due volte
  • Author: James M. Cain Franco Salvatorelli
  • ISBN: 9788845914676
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. ”Stealing a man’s wife, that’s nothing, but stealing his car, that’s larceny.”John Garfield and Lana Turner in the 1946 movie.Frank Chambers is a drifter, a man who, when life gets too heavy, catches the next boxcar out of town or puts his thumb out on the nearest highway. Being comfortable or achieving normalcy comes with too much responsibility. He’d rather bum it than have anyone relying on him. It all begins with a sandwich in a California diner on a road in the middle of nearly [...]

    2. Talk about false advertising. I read this thinking it was a manual for postal employees that I could use to study for civil service exam. But it was just a story about some guy who starts sleeping with another man’s wife and then they decide to kill the husband. It was a pretty good book, but I flunked the test when there weren’t any questions about plotting a homicide. Oh, and that Kevin Costner movie didn’t help either.

    3. James M Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice is a fun, racy hard boiled crime noir classic. First published in 1934 and banned in many places for its provocative scenes, the novella is a fun read full of memorable scenes. Albert Camus used this story as his basis for The Stranger, propelling Cain into the limelight. Later, Cain wrote Double Indemnity, cementing his place as a successful noir writer. Yet, it is for Postman that he is best remembered. Frank Chambers is a con artist and a bum who [...]

    4. Don't you love it when something you've heard about for ages turns out to be really good, but in a delightfully different way than expected? What do you mean, "no"? Go to hell!I've been laboring under the misapprehension that this was a play about a killer mail carrier. Maybe that's because I grew up in a time when the phrase "going postal" was coined. (In a sidebar: Isn't it great how the English language is still evolving to incorporate new words and phrases?!) My mother had just recently join [...]

    5. 4+ Stars ANOTHER good one by CainANOTHER surprise endingI vaguely remember the movie with Nicholson and Lange as being hot and steamy, but the words "we did plenty" is about as hot and steamy as it gets here in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.Cain sure could write hard-boiled crime though, and crime is what you get plenty of in this 1934 classic!Zoomed right through it!

    6. Desensitized.I think that’s why James M. Cain’s important 1934 crime novella is not more relevant today. After decades of infidelity and violence, the shocking events Cain describes are just not as disturbing now as they were in the 30s. When this came out there were charges of obscenity and the book was banned in some locations. These days, flip a few channels on TV and you’ll see worse. Hell, kids are playing games where there are more sexuality and violence.But back in the day, this was [...]

    7. An astounding achievement of 20th century feminism Psych! It's just the opposite of thatTaut, tense, and with a lightning-speed pace, this is a seminal work by Cain. Its also a bit elementary, less wordy than the similar noir "The Butterfly" though not as epic (or precious, or memorable) as (my favorite) "Mildred Pierce."

    8. Stealing a man's wife, that's nothing, but stealing his car, that's larceny. ~The Postman Always Rings Twice If Noir can be said to have a cold, black heart it’s Postman that provided the juice to electroshock it into a beating, breathing existence. It is without a doubt one of the most important crime novels of the 20th century (of any century really) and has gone on to influence entire generations of writers and filmmakers. As a debut, it shocked, titillated and disgusted, banned upon public [...]

    9. The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M.(Mallahan) Cain (1892 - 1977)The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1934 crime novel by James M. Cain. The novel was successful and notorious upon publication. It is regarded as one of the more important crime novels of the 20th century. Fast-moving and brief (only about 100 pages long, depending on the edition), the novel's mix of sexuality and violence was startling in its time and caused it to be banned in Boston. The story is narrated in the first person [...]

    10. Adjust your expectations because there are neither postmen nor ringings (of any frequency) in this novel. Even though I didn't much care for the 1946 Lana Turner-John Garfield film adaptation, I decided to read this because the new cover was visually appealing. Score one for judging a book by its cover! Suck it, wise saying! This nasty little noir features rotten people doing rotten things, like hatching murder plots, trapping pumas in the jungles of Nicaragua, and opening beer gardens. Cora is [...]

    11. "Tomorrow night, if I come back, there'll be kisses. Lovely ones, Frank. Not drunken kisses. Kisses with dreams in them. Kisses that come from life, not death." With the one-two punch publication of both this novel and the serialized version of Double Indemnity in the mid-1930's, James M. Cain truly popularized what we know of now as being the hard-boiled sub-genre of roman noir in American fiction, a long time before the term was even coined. Since it's publication, this book has spawned so man [...]

    12. The actions of people in the pursuit of love and happiness are sometimes unplanned spontaneous and dangerous. In this story a man comes to town and becomes involved with a married woman. They plan and plot her way out of the marriage, options on the table they want things to be clean. They have a plan, how will it unfold? Will they walk away in each other arms in happiness? One thing for sure is there will be blood.Well if your familiar with the authors writing and read his novel Double Indemnit [...]

    13. In this 1934 classic of the crime noir genre, James Cain creates the crime couple of Frank and Cora, who in a few vivid scenes are seared into literary infamy. Even by today's standards the graphic portrayals of sex and violence combined will make you squirm. You don't have to be a fan of the genre to enjoy this novel. Relatively short, the writing is exceptional, making it a pleasure to read. 4.5 stars.

    14. When desire is caged it often lashes outis story illustrates the violence that can be caged in the human heart for years - trapping any hope of happiness even when set free.

    15. می گویند پستچی همیشه دو بار زنگ می زند. پستچی هر که هست، چه خدا باشد، چه تقدیر و چه شانس، دو بار حق اشتباه داری، دوبار می شود پای آدم بلغزد، دو بار جان سالم به در می بری و باز به تو فرصت می دهند، اما بار سومی در کار نخواهد بود. پستچی می رود، روی برمی گرداند، هر چه هست، در همان دو بار [...]

    16. Edit: It seems I quite overlooked the fact that this book was part of my HRF Keating challenge and as such requires an extra paragraph to discuss the selection by the famous critic/author. "From out of nowhere, in 1934, a journalist-turned-writer produced a kind of masterpieceacing him at once in the front rank of American storytellers but also adding an equal mastery of placea story about justice imposed implacably by the ironies of chance." and who really can argue with that or its selection a [...]

    17. This book was not what I expected at all. A hobo walks into a diner and the diner owner, a Greek named Nick wants to hire him. The hobo would never agree except he learns the Greek has a really hot wife. He hits on her. Initially she resists, but then she gives in and they start an affair. Frank quickly learns that Cora hates her husband and finds him disgusting. She soon plants the idea in his mind that they should kill him. So they think of this elaborate plot in which she brains him when he's [...]

    18. The Great Depression produced a remarkable cultural history. In 1934, the following books made their appearance: "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" by James Hilton, "Tender is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Thin Man" by Dashiell Hammett, "Murder in Three Acts" by Agatha Christie, and "The Postman Always Rings Twice" by James M. Cain. However, it was Cain and Hammett that tapped into the mean underbelly of the times. Read any of the remaining three and you'd be hard-pressed to believe that the world's [...]

    19. After my huge disappointment with Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man," I knew I could find the antidote with a re-read of James M. Cain's masterpiece, "The Postman Always Rings Twice." Thin is thin and noir is noir and Cain's first person novella stands out as the noirest of them all.Since we know the perps from the beginning, this is never a whodunnit, not even a how-did-they-finally-get-caught mystery novel. This is Cain's search among the ruins of lust, betrayal, suspicion, confession, love and [...]

    20. James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice is a structurally sound tent pole of the noir genre. While it inspired an entire generation of crime writers, you’ll be shocked to know that it was met with a fair share of criticism when initially published. Due to a high volume of violence and sexuality (for its time), the book was shunned by critics and even so far as banned in Boston. Despite best efforts to keep the novel out of the hands and minds of American readers, the book’s original [...]

    21. A hard-boiled noir that inspired Camus, The Postman Always Rings Twice is never boring because the plot moves so fast that you barely have time to register what happens. This fully developed narrative is compressed into 84-pages in my edition and feels more fully rounded and memorable than many full length novels. Tragic and bloody, this story has an ending that will leave you shaken and you'll have a damned hard time trying to forget it.

    22. I have seen a couple film versions of this 1934 noir novel and maybe never have read it. It’s steamy in the beginning, implicating us as readers happily into a hot affair. Then more bad stuff happens, but we’re already hooked. We’ve slept with them and now we can’t get loose. This is a nasty little story about a guy who owns a gas station, married to a woman who is unhappily married to him. A drifter shows up, and things very quickly go downhill. The drifter and the wife go crazy for eac [...]

    23. Уау! Нито то можеш да оставиш тази история, нито тя тебе оставя. И не само, че не те оставя, но ти вкарва толкова мисли в главата, че направо се объркваш. Кое по-напред да прецениш и за кое по-напред да помислиш. Малка книга, която е побрала гигантска история. Първо да кажа, че е н [...]

    24. Wowee kazowee was this good. And the reason I'm so surprised is that I started out laughing at the campiness of it: boy meets girl; they violently canoodle and then some; boy and girl kill girl's guy; etc. The abrupt transitions and 1930s lingo were funny!But then something even funnier happened: I couldn't stop reading.The unattributed cover blurb on my tattered 1935 Knopf Borzoi paperback says: "If you once begin it you will finish it; and you won't forget it. It is one of the toughest, roughe [...]

    25. The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic crime tale from James M. Cain and to be honest you just can't read this without Jack Nicholson being prominent in your thoughts.Luck is on Frank Chambers side when he gets dumped in southern California with no car and no cash, doesn't sound too lucky admittedly but using his devilish charm he lands a job working at a small truck stop for Nick Papadakis. Then comes Nicks beautiful wife Cora and fervent lust bursts to the fore, and when Nick goes away on [...]

    26. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell says:

      Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestMy sister gave me this book along with I WAS DORA SUAREZ. I WAS DORA SUAREZ was messed up, in the vein of modern messed up thrillers, and has aged incredibly well. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, on the other hand, feels incredibly dated, with terms and attitudes that have shifted quite dramatically over the years (it was written and set in the 1930s, so you can imagine the racism that is involved).The plot is about a "tramp" (a homeless man) name [...]

    27. داستان خوب بود. غافلگیری های خوبی داشت. خوب پیچونده بود شخصیت هارو به هم و جالب تموم شد. اما من زیاد خوشم نیومد. نمیدونم داستان چی باید داشته باشه تا خوشم بیاد ولی اون چیز هرچی هست، نداشت. اما کار قوی ای بود به نظر من. سه ستاره فقد برا اینه که به سلیقه من خوش نیومد. البته بعضی جاها [...]

    28. Cain o dell'ossessione per gli assicuratori Che dire? Ho sicuramente sbagliato a leggere questo romanzo di Cain troppo a ridosso dell'altro suo "La morte paga doppio".Troppo simili per riuscire a provare interesse nel secondo arrivato, troppo simili le dinamiche descritte. E se si tratta di noir la cosa non giova.L'unica domanda da cui esco a fine di questa volatile lettura: ma che avranno mai fatto gli assicuratori a Cain per esserne così ossessionato?

    29. This book isn't as cleverly written, dark and thrilling as Double Indemnity by the same author, but I think it still delivers some good dramas and the characters are very much understandable and realistic. And wow, the author also wrote his two lead characters having sex right next to the corpse of the guy they murdered, shocking, isn't it?Chinese review:《郵差總按兩次鈴》作為James M.Cain的出道作,其實並不如《雙重理賠》那麼尖銳且令人驚豔;但是作為「一 [...]

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