Senso has 99 ratings and 9 reviews. Anastasia said: Η Λίβια μία νεαρή γυναίκα , παντρεμένη με τον Κόμη που ήταν πολλές δεκαετίες μεγαλύτερός της, χαμένη. Author: Camillo Boito Outside Italy Luchino Visconti’s film of ‘Senso ‘, which brilliantly captured the ambience and atmosphere of the novella. Camillo Boito wrote Senso in , when the Risorgimento, despite its many faults and failures, had succeeded in the unification of the Italian peninsula into a .

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Deleuze writes that “[w]hat characterizes masochism and its theatricality is a peculiar form of cruelty in the woman torturer: I responsabili di questo website sono particolarmente grati di ricevere commenti, suggerimenti, indicazioni o materiale inerente l’argomento trattato.

Alice rated it really liked it Jan 09, Xenso rated it liked it Jan 11, Boito is another superb writer rescued from obscurity by Dedalus. Bfi Publishing, – Renzi, Renzo.

Senso and Other Stories by Camillo Boito

See the other authors section. Also not to be missed, some absolutely splendid countryside descriptions that really set the scene, including a storm raging through the valley below as seen from the presbytery on the mountainside.

Boito’s stories combined decadence, the macabre, the demonic and depraved female heroines. Lists with This Book. Already persuaded to administer her vengeance in cold blood, Livia is suggested the modality by the unaware interlocutors: Primary Sources – Bertoni, Clotilde. In the novella – once Livia has reached Verona and made sure that Remigio Ruz, no longer a lieutenant, is sheltered where he wrote – the Countess climbs the stair to her lover’s apartment and finds him in the company of another woman: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


She distinctly describes her selfish lust, her sexual desire, and something akin to joy that she feels on the occasion of her lover’s execution.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dans son carnet secret, la comtesse Livia se souvient. Guida alla Storia del Cinema Italiano.

Continuum, – Brunetta, Gian Piero. Eric rated it liked it Nov 27, Boigoin Partridge, op. This is not to say that they have any purpose other than furthering the spectacularization of the female body and enriching the frame with details and sometimes even enlargements.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Franz Mahler does not differ much from this description, only in the fact that his age is unspecified and that, perhaps, he is not straightforwardly posed as completely ssenso from the beginning of the narrative.

After having declared that with the murderous crime he rescued seso honor, he points the gun at his temple and fires it. Cambridge University Press, Einaudi, – Brunetta, Gian Piero. Looking for beautiful books?

Maintaining the existence of a relationship of textual transcendence between these two works also implies that Senso ‘s hypertexts might, to a stronger or lesser degree, retain some of the tropes highlighted and described here. Treat me like a slave, but let me adore you like a goddess.

Hence, when Tinto Brass worked on a second filmic adaptation of the same novella inhe inevitably positioned his Senso 45 in a relationship of textual transcendence with both the work of Boito and Visconti.

Emilie rated it did not like it Nov 20, Il Senso dei Sensi. Refresh and try again. Febe Ferro rated it liked it Aug 19, Swnso Film and Boito’s Novella.


Books by Camillo Boito. These they saw as providing a factual basis in reality and were the one source of beauty, fulfillment, human happiness. No trivia or quizzes yet. Despite the noticeable differences, the films have also some similarities. The complexity of Visconti’s adaptation of Senso is such that, half a century after its realization, it prompts new critical contributions in the light of contemporary research not only in the field of cinema studies.


She heads to the apartment she had bought for Remigio, where she finds him, a drunken, ungrateful rogue, in the company of a prostitute who openly mocks Livia for accepting his abuse.

Jul 27, Natalie rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Senso and Other Storiesplease sign up. Livia finds the Austrian army headquarters, where she indicts Remigio by presenting his proof of desertion to a general.

S Senso (and Other Stories)

The Countess thus reports of her suitor: The role of Livia in the premiere was played by Nicola Beller Carbone. The Edwin Mellen Press, Luchino Visconti very loosely adapted the novella in using the same titlebut with heavy alterations to characters and introducing numerous new subplots, such as Livia’s rebellious cousin Roberto, whose fight against the Austrian occupation troops is chronicled in a good deal of battles.

Commentators seem to dismiss far too hastily a reading of the tormented affair of Countess Livia with Lieutenant Ruz in the light of Sacher-Masoch perhaps because the gender configuration is reversed, the woman being the masochist and the man the torturer. Want to Read saving….