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Riassunto: In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs - the dreamers. At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, Celia, the enchanter's daughter, and Marco, the sorcerer's apprentice. At the behest of their shadowy masters, they find themselves locked in a deadly contest, forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love...A fabulous, fin-de-siecle feast for the senses and a life-affirming love story, "The Night Circus" is a captivating novel that will make the real world seem fantastical and a fantasy world real.
Q&A with Author Erin Morgenstern
Q. This is a lovely and unique story. Why a circus? How did this story first come to you—through a character, a plotline, an emotion?
A. The story came as a location created out of desperation. I was working on a different story altogether, one that was becoming progressively more and more boring because nothing was happening. I needed something exciting to happen and I couldn't figure out how to do it with the locations I had so I sent the characters to the circus. That circus was immediately much more interesting and eventually I abandoned that other story and its characters entirely and focused on the circus instead. What eventually became The Night Circus started from exploring that spontaneously-created location, figuring out who created it and who performed in it and what its story was.
Q. What was your inspiration for some of the amazing acts in this circus?
A. Some of them were traditional circus acts or attractions made a bit more unique, like the acrobats performing directly overhead or the carousel that doesn't simply go in circles. The Cloud Maze is a play on a climbing maze I hazily recall from childhood visits to the Boston Children's Museum. Other tents were created based on color, or lack thereof. I had a lot of dark tents and wanted something lighter and white, the Ice Garden developed from that relatively simple starting point.
Q. Do you have a favorite character?
A. It's impossible to pick a true favorite, though Poppet & Widget are very dear to my heart as they're the first of the characters to turn up in my imagination. They're also just plain fun, both individually and as a pair.
Q. What was the most challenging aspect of developing this story?
A. It didn't have a plot for a very long time. Really, my biggest challenge was finding the actual story within all the atmosphere. I had the place and the characters and the feel of the book long before it had a proper story structure to tie everything together. The novel went through a great many revisions before it figured out what it wanted to be, I tried things that didn't work and then things that sort of worked and replaced old ideas with new ones until I got it right.
Q. Is there an emotion that you had to spend a lot of time with that made you uncomfortable?
A. I'm an emotional sort of person in general and I have a vivid imagination, so I feel the whole spectrum of emotion strongly when I write. It's something I'm used to, though, so nothing in particular made me uncomfortable. There is a lot of frustration felt by various characters, which is not the nicest emotion to be spending a lot of time with, but it helps to drive characters to actions which bring different emotions along.
Q. Tell me about your writing life. Do you have any rituals?
A. I binge write. I think it's because I started seriously writing by participating in National Novel Writing Month, an online-based challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I don't have as tight a time limit anymore but I still write in long marathon sessions and then I won't write for a while, I'm not a write-every-day writer. I go back and forth between input phases where I'm reading a lot or trying to get out and explore the world a bit and soak up inspirations and then I'll get back into output mode and write and write and write.
I don't have any particular rituals, I sometimes like to write in longhand when I'm searching for ideas but I do the vast majority by typing, I can't always keep up with my thoughts longhand. I'm not a coffeeshop writer because I feel obliged to order more coffee and then I end up over-caffeinated.
Q. What's the one true thing you learned from your characters in this novel?
A. I think it's something that I knew already but explored more with these characters, that nothing is as simple as black or white, good or evil. There are all those shades of grey and everyone acts from a place that they see as right and true. (Though they are allowed to change their minds.)
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Descrizione libro Random House UK, 2011. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Gut. 387 Seiten in engl. Sprache, leichte äußere Gebrauchsspuren, Buch ansonsten in gutem, ungelesenem Zustand. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. liegt bei. BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: EIN VERSAND VON BÜCHER-UND WARENSENDUNGEN AN DHL-PACKSTATIONEN IST VON UNS NICHT MÖGLICH!!!!!!! PAKETE KÖNNEN AN PACKSTATIONEN VERSCHICKT WERDEN. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 623. Codice libro della libreria 156350
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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2011. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - The most original love story since THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, THE NIGHT CIRCUS is an extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality. In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, the Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths. But behind the scenes a dangerous game is being played out by two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who, at the behest of their masters, are forced to test the very limits of the imagination - and of love. 0 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria INF3002906376
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Descrizione libro Harvill Secker, 2011. Pbk. A magical love story set to be the publishing sensation of 2011 In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation Open only at night constructed entirely in black and white Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire Although there are acrobats fortunetellers and contortionists the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle Some tents contain clouds some ice The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados who call themselves the reveurs the dreamers At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians Celia the enchanter?s daughter and Marco the sorcerer?s apprentice At the behest of their shadowy masters they find themselves locked in a deadly contest forced to test the very limits of the imagination and of their loveA fabulous findesiecle feast for the senses and a lifeaffirming love story The Night Circus is a captivating novel that will make the real world seem fantastical and a fantasy world real 400 pp. Codice libro della libreria 102111
Descrizione libro Random House. Condizione libro: New. pp. 400. Codice libro della libreria 3247957
Descrizione libro Random House Export, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1846555248
Descrizione libro Random House Export, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021846555248
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 2010. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. ARC. This is not a hardcover edition; it is an advanced reader's copy. Firmly bound w/light rubbing to edges & reading creases at spine; pages tanning at edges, unmarked throughout. Codice libro della libreria WS12567