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L'inferno degli specchi ❮Epub❯ ➣ L'inferno degli specchi ➢ Author Edogawa Rampo – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Quando La sedia umana fu tradotto su Galassia parecchi anni fa, molti gridarono al miracolo di un autore assolutamente nuovo e sorprendente In realt Edogawa Ranpo o Rampo, come alcuni preferiscono tra Quando La sedia umana fu tradotto su Galassia parecchi anni fa, molti gridarono al miracolo di un autore assolutamente nuovo e sorprendente In realt Edogawa Ranpo o Rampo, come alcuni preferiscono traslitterare tutt altro che un autore nuovo, essendo vissuto in Giappone tra L'inferno degli PDF/EPUB ² ile ilper di quegli autori capaci di sorprendere sempre e comunque, perch le sue invenzioni folgoranti, i suoi mostri ciechi , le sue solitudini urbane sono il prodotto di un immaginazione di prim ordine e che ha ancora molto da dirci In questa raccolta di classici torna La sedia umana , ma insieme al suo sorprendente segreto vengono svelati anche quelli di L inferno degli specchi , Test psicologico , Gemelli e altri ancoraIndice La sedia umanaTest psicologicoIl brucoLa rupeL inferno degli specchiI gemelliLa camera rosaI due menomatiIl viaggiatore con il quadro di stoffaCopertina di Franco Brambilla.


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  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Edogowa Rampo just say his pen name quickly three times to discover how much he loved Edgar Allen Poe is considered the first and foremost writer of Japanese mystery fiction He is also muchHis stories, structured as popular entertainments, are designed to convey all the pleasures of genre, and yet they possess an elegance and intellectual complexity greater than mere popular works In this Rampo resembles Borges, and yet the two writers are very different Borges isphilosophica Edogowa Rampo just say his pen name quickly three times to discover how much he loved Edgar Allen Poe is considered the first and foremost writer of Japanese mystery fiction He is also muchHis stories, structured as popular entertainments, are designed to convey all the pleasures of genre, and yet they possess an elegance and intellectual complexity greater than mere popular works In this Rampo resembles Borges, and yet the two writers are very different Borges isphilosophical, Rampopsychological Borges teems with puzzle and paradox, Rampo with obsession and ratiocination, and yet each celebrates man s inventiveness while still being woefully aware of his limitations Indeed, I think Rampo s stories may be equal to Borges which is a high compliment indeed but I cannot be sure, for this translation often lacks the verbal elegance that would best communicate the formal beauty of these tales and give them the extra polish a first class work requires.All the nine tales here are very good, and The Caterpillar, The Hell of Mirrors, The Red Chamber and The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture are excellent, but I must single out The Human Chair for special mention It is one of the most memorable pieces of short fiction I have ever read, containing an extraordinary first person monologue which is pathetic, disgusting and horrifying at the same time Read it if you read nothing else of Rampo s But I bet you won t stop there


  2. The Artisan Geek The Artisan Geek says:

    30 6 20This was a great collection in my opinion and it now holds two of my favourite horror stories The Human Chair and The Red Chamber I do have note that the representation of disability in here was disheartening, but not surprising seeing the history of how disability has been portrayed in literature Definitely something I would like to talkabout in the future Either way I look forward to discussing this book during the Fortnight Frights readathon 22 6 20Picked up this book, be 30 6 20This was a great collection in my opinion and it now holds two of my favourite horror stories The Human Chair and The Red Chamber I do have note that the representation of disability in here was disheartening, but not surprising seeing the history of how disability has been portrayed in literature Definitely something I would like to talkabout in the future Either way I look forward to discussing this book during the Fortnight Frights readathon 22 6 20Picked up this book, because I was in the mood for some horror it hasn t disappointed so far You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website


  3. Carol Carol says:

    I m glad I finally read this collection, since, as with Edgar Allen Poe for American literature readers, only so, these tales are universally familiar to Japanese readers The tales themselves Fine, but none of the stories were special or memorable All were well written and reminiscent of Algernon Blackwell in style.


  4. Mariel Mariel says:

    The perfect murder Japanese Tales of Mystery Imagination, or, as it should have been called, How to do the bloody deed and get away with it without facing criminal charges or the accusing finger of society the bird, probably No civil suits, no karmic payback No coming back as a roach in the next life, that s right It s essentially the same perfect murder in a lot of the stories The getting away with it the appeal rather than the murder wouldn t anything else work just as well It s l The perfect murder Japanese Tales of Mystery Imagination, or, as it should have been called, How to do the bloody deed and get away with it without facing criminal charges or the accusing finger of society the bird, probably No civil suits, no karmic payback No coming back as a roach in the next life, that s right It s essentially the same perfect murder in a lot of the stories The getting away with it the appeal rather than the murder wouldn t anything else work just as well It s like how all of the long and short cons of today are the same old long and short cons of yesteryear with a few tweaks here and there Murder is a chili with the right amount of seasonings The ideal blend is in the next spoonful If you can live with yourself If you can live as someone else then you have created the perfect alibi I was them and they were me.He Edogawa is not his real name He was trying to make the authorities think that Edgar Allen Poe was the culprit Anagrams are so obvious tried to kill me Paper cuts, falling asleep with the book on my face when I had left it on the pillow when I went to sleep He had plans a, b and all the way through z It was plan f that nearly did me in I m used to breathing through my mouth because I suffer from bad allergies in the spring time The book on the face didn t work I don t know if the crafty and craftier Rampo planned this or not Probably He comes backtimes than Rambo The pages over my eyes caused the ink to bleed into my eyeballs I wasn t crying in my sleep It was the dust that made my tear ducts leak and the words eased into my sleeping vision like a pink flashback from Saved by the Bell The page on my cheek rising and falling with my ragged breath allergies are a nightmare Edogawa Rambo took over my subconcious mind They were not my own feet walking in my dreams I was Edogawa Rambo s mind corners The trains of thought went to new worlds and I couldn t really get in because I didn t have the proper papers I was the human chair man loving the bodies of another, their unknowing flesh to his one sided skin, in his hidden home of voyeurism and secondhand life and love Touching is being touched Murder through losing yourself, becoming another person in another s soul windows rather than your own, doing the same to others with your own eyes See what you want to see Hear no evil To relate to the chair man how could I not, as much as I read and then Hey, did I make you think non sucker punch line Well, one of us is a sucker It s just a story like people say to deny the sustaining of inner life and death Murderer To feel the writer s eyes behind the page would be living as the human chair Real or not real wasn t the point.That s what sucks about short stories They end and you can t go any further It is awful to be killed that way To lose the voice in the back of my mind that says Hey These endings are the opposite of a punch line I get the feeling he wants to say the true horror is in the desires rather than the action Nothing happens for good or evil Fucking impotence All of the scares are the stuffed and mounted cat in Scooby Doo episodes and I m not reading my own mind any Trapped in a purgatory of wicked impulses It would have been better to feel those desires, rather than be the recipient of them that way of did I make you think To know how the wife felt the pleasure of torturing her utterly helpless husband To feel it myself What s in theory The best moment was the grim satisfaction in his eyes his sole expression He was murdered in voice and body language of love looking at newspaper articles and medals of war for his sacrifice If I knew why the wife enjoyed her power, why the husband enjoyed being a martyr, I would have lived in the story I could imagine better the sick satisfaction of being harmed because I have spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself Sacrifice this Killed If one could make someone else have a somnambulistic experience that is how they would do it Sleepwalking, nightmare walking, daymare walking All in shoes that are not your own but you don t notice the clown killer shoes are too big for your size eights That s how you get away with it You re gonna get caught if you stop to think If I m right that Rampo s getting away with it was about the mental hold and free will thing over messy clean ups.Plan Z he sent my twin to try and take my face I couldn t tell the difference Did it work


  5. El El says:

    Having just finished off The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, I wasn t quite ready to fully return to the world of novels Luckily this book was recommended for this month s book club read and very perfectly the author s name is a pseudonym, a play on Edgar Allan Poe Say it out loud Edogawa Rampo Get it These stories are certainly not as gruesome as some of Poe s, and they re certainly not as long as some of Poe s either But these are good too, in their own right If nothing else, they re Having just finished off The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, I wasn t quite ready to fully return to the world of novels Luckily this book was recommended for this month s book club read and very perfectly the author s name is a pseudonym, a play on Edgar Allan Poe Say it out loud Edogawa Rampo Get it These stories are certainly not as gruesome as some of Poe s, and they re certainly not as long as some of Poe s either But these are good too, in their own right If nothing else, they re a lot of fun to read I don t know if I ve ever read any Japanese short stories, and I know I ve never read any Japanese short stories along these lines, so this was a good experience as well They weren t as creepy as I would have liked they bordered on sort of simplistic by the time the stories ended, many had convenient endings not quite and it was all just a dream but similar feelings of copping out.But these stories do focus on the duplicity of human nature, the psychology, and occasionally the psychoses In other words, they weren t too far of a stretch I could see situations like many of these actually happening Which is, after all, where the true creepiness comes in.For the book club it was recommended that The Human Chair, The Caterpillar, and The Hell of Mirrors be the three people read for discussion But I m an overachiever and read them all because they re short stories and enjoyable to boot Out of the three suggested for book club, The Human Chair was the most interesting to me, but the others were also good.A note on the translation, from the introduction Edogawa Rampo, while fully capable of reading and understanding English, lacks the ability to write or speak it On the other hand, the translator, a Eurasian of English Japanese parentage, while completely fluent in spoken Japanese, is quite unable to read or write the language, as he was educated solely in English schools Hence, for each line translated, the two collaborators, meeting once a week for a period of five years, were forced to overcome manifold difficulties in getting every line just right, the author reading each line in Japanese several times and painstakingly explaining the correct meaning and nuance, and the translator sweating over his typewriter having to experiment with sentence after sentence until the author was fully satisfied with what had been set down in English.I love that anecdote It shows such dedication on both parts to want to bring these stories to a whole new population of readers I m sad that these stories aren t better known andwidely read I don t think it would be inappropriate at all to read a few of these along side of Poe s short stories in schools


  6. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    These different strange and surreal stories reminded me a lot of stories like Dark Water and The Ring very different and very well written.


  7. Zak Zak says:

    Edogawa Rampo is the pen name of Taro Hirai, who is widely regarded as the father of Japanese mystery It seems he was greatly inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, hence the name Edogawa Rampo In this collection of short stories, he takes us into the world of the strange and the macabre.Some of the stories areriveting than others, but the straightforward storytelling makes them all engaging throughout His stories maintaina sense of mystery and the bizarre, compared to Poe s which instill Edogawa Rampo is the pen name of Taro Hirai, who is widely regarded as the father of Japanese mystery It seems he was greatly inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, hence the name Edogawa Rampo In this collection of short stories, he takes us into the world of the strange and the macabre.Some of the stories areriveting than others, but the straightforward storytelling makes them all engaging throughout His stories maintaina sense of mystery and the bizarre, compared to Poe s which instilla sense of dread and terror Based on this book alone, I would liken Rampoto Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, albeit a darker version of him The best story to me would be The Human Chair.Final rating 3.8


  8. David David says:

    I found this at an Oxfam bookshop in Manchester, and it made my day Best find of 2011 And this isn t the Rampo book I have already ordered through my local bookshop and has yet to arrive How lucky is that The Human Chair My favourite It s all gone a bit Roald Dahl s Tales of the Unexpected.The Psychological Test How to catch a criminal with word association games.The Caterpillar Disturbing.The Cliff Not amazing.The Hell of Mirrors Nuts I liked this line having now reached the age I found this at an Oxfam bookshop in Manchester, and it made my day Best find of 2011 And this isn t the Rampo book I have already ordered through my local bookshop and has yet to arrive How lucky is that The Human Chair My favourite It s all gone a bit Roald Dahl s Tales of the Unexpected.The Psychological Test How to catch a criminal with word association games.The Caterpillar Disturbing.The Cliff Not amazing.The Hell of Mirrors Nuts I liked this line having now reached the age of twenty, he began to show a keen interest in the opposite sex, Isn t Japan great The Twins I don t think Rampo should use abandoned wells inthan one story.The Red Chamber Like a bad Roald Dahl s Tales of the Unexpected of which there were quite a few.Two Crippled Men Yeah, good story.The Pasted Rag Picture Genuine surprise with this one Had absolutely no idea where it was going.http www.youtube.com watch v Oc46Gk


  9. Aravena Aravena says:

    So dark and strange, yet so delicious This is the second Ranpo I ve read following The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro, but whereas that collection isof a conventional detective story, this one feelsversatile and accentuates Ranpo s storytelling strengths better The recurring theme of the nine stories in this book are the narrative style, in which a character recounts a strange story to another character or to the readers , before a morbid twist is revealed in the end of these storie So dark and strange, yet so delicious This is the second Ranpo I ve read following The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro, but whereas that collection isof a conventional detective story, this one feelsversatile and accentuates Ranpo s storytelling strengths better The recurring theme of the nine stories in this book are the narrative style, in which a character recounts a strange story to another character or to the readers , before a morbid twist is revealed in the end of these stories The recount style varies between stories, and they re mostly very effective, in addition to being accessible and thrilling page turner Ranpo s pet themes can be spotted numerous times various methods of murder, the psychology of physically and mentally disabled men, and reflecting devices such as mirrors and binoculars The Human ChairA man sends a letter to a female writer about the erotic adventure of him hiding inside a chair The highlight of the book, and despite the somewhat weak ending, it remains my favorite story here view spoiler The story gets weirder theit goes, and climaxes with a terrifying twist that genuinely sends a shiver down my spine There s a second twist that unfortunately negates the impact of the revelation, but there s also enough room left to the readers interpretation in the end hide spoiler The Psychological TestA fascinating story that breaks down the flaws in the use of lie detection test to discover a murderer Ranpo s detective, Kogoro Akechi, briefly appear to crack the case here thankfully without the customary let s spare the murderer and blame someone else nonsense , but most of the story are told from the murderer s account The CaterpillarA darkly erotic story told by the wife of a horribly disfigured man A depressing story, but also very vivid in its brutally honest narrative view spoiler It unexpectedly has a bittersweet ending that left a strong impression on me hide spoiler The CliffA woman and a man discuss the recent death of the woman s husband A bit predictable, but I enjoy the ending and the pure dialogue it s written like a theatrical script form The Hell of MirrorsIn which mirrors are goddamn scary A story about a man obsessed with mirrors, this feelslike a dark sci fi story, or even a straight up horror The TwinsA man s confession about how he murdered his twin brother Decent story with a dose of black comedy at the ending The Red ChamberA man recounts his murder methods to his club mates The methods of murder discussed here are very interesting, but this one has the weakest ending among the stories here view spoiler Much like The Human Chair, this one has a shocking twist negated by the follow up hahaha just kidding, it never actually happened twist Again, another story that could ve been better if Ranpo doesn t pull his punches and just go ahead with the initial twist ending hide spoiler Two Crippled ManA sleepwalker recounts his disease to a new friend I keep guessing what is the twist throughout the story, and in the end Ranpo still surprised me Nice one.The Traveler with the Pasted Rag PictureAn encounter in a train leads to a strange story with an even stranger ending A decent end to the collection that feels slightly different with the rest, perhaps due to theatmospheric description So yeah, this is basically The Twilight Zone Japanese Style That s certainly my kind of thing lots of fun with murders, bizarre supernatural events, plot twists, and the dark corners of human mind


  10. Geku Geku says:

    1 The Human Chair2 The Psychological Test3 The Caterpillar4 The Cliff5 The Hell of Mirrors6 The Twins7 The Red Chamber8 Two Crippled Men9 The Traveler with the Pasted Rag PictureMost of these are pretty creepy and strange And mesmerizing Edogawa Rampo truly is the master of grotesque I ve had infinite inexplicable love for The Human Chair since I first read it a few years ago and the rest of these stories didn t let me down either I d say stories 1 4 and 7 were my favorites I act 1 The Human Chair2 The Psychological Test3 The Caterpillar4 The Cliff5 The Hell of Mirrors6 The Twins7 The Red Chamber8 Two Crippled Men9 The Traveler with the Pasted Rag PictureMost of these are pretty creepy and strange And mesmerizing Edogawa Rampo truly is the master of grotesque I ve had infinite inexplicable love for The Human Chair since I first read it a few years ago and the rest of these stories didn t let me down either I d say stories 1 4 and 7 were my favorites I actually gasped a few times and 5 and 6 were good Stories 8 and 9 seemed slightly dull to me compared to the other ones simply because I felt they lacked the creepy, gross and or surprising factor, but they were beautiful and sad nonetheless


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