Frasi di Saki

 Saki photo
2   0

Saki

Data di nascita: 18. Dicembre 1870
Data di morte: 13. Novembre 1916

Pubblicità

Saki, pseudonimo di Hector Hugh Munro , è stato uno scrittore britannico noto per i suoi racconti brevi di genere grottesco e a volte macabro.

Autori simili

Tom Hodgkinson1
scrittore britannico
Charles Caleb Colton photo
Charles Caleb Colton6
religioso, scrittore
Martin Farquhar Tupper photo
Martin Farquhar Tupper1
poeta, scrittore
John Cowper Powys photo
John Cowper Powys1
scrittore britannico
Lawrence Durrell photo
Lawrence Durrell5
scrittore e poeta britannico
Gerald Brenan photo
Gerald Brenan5
scrittore

Frasi Saki

Pubblicità

„Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.“

—  Saki
Context: The animal which the Egyptians worshipped as divine, which the Romans venerated as a symbol of liberty, which Europeans in the ignorant Middle Ages anathematised as an agent of demonology, has displayed to all ages two closely blended characteristics — courage and self-respect. No matter how unfavourable the circumstances, both qualities are always to the fore. Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance. And disassociate the luxury-loving cat from the atmosphere of social comfort in which it usually contrives to move, and observe it critically under the adverse conditions of civilisation — that civilisation which can impel a man to the degradation of clothing himself in tawdry ribald garments and capering mountebank dances in the streets for the earning of the few coins that keep him on the respectable, or non-criminal, side of society. The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, still keeps amid the prowlings of its adversity the bold, free, panther-tread with which it paced of yore the temple courts of Thebes, still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside. "The Achievement of the Cat"

„The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, still keeps amid the prowlings of its adversity the bold, free, panther-tread with which it paced of yore the temple courts of Thebes, still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside.“

—  Saki
Context: The animal which the Egyptians worshipped as divine, which the Romans venerated as a symbol of liberty, which Europeans in the ignorant Middle Ages anathematised as an agent of demonology, has displayed to all ages two closely blended characteristics — courage and self-respect. No matter how unfavourable the circumstances, both qualities are always to the fore. Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance. And disassociate the luxury-loving cat from the atmosphere of social comfort in which it usually contrives to move, and observe it critically under the adverse conditions of civilisation — that civilisation which can impel a man to the degradation of clothing himself in tawdry ribald garments and capering mountebank dances in the streets for the earning of the few coins that keep him on the respectable, or non-criminal, side of society. The cat of the slums and alleys, starved, outcast, harried, still keeps amid the prowlings of its adversity the bold, free, panther-tread with which it paced of yore the temple courts of Thebes, still displays the self-reliant watchfulness which man has never taught it to lay aside. "The Achievement of the Cat"

Pubblicità
Pubblicità
Avanti
Anniversari di oggi
Emma Marrone photo
Emma Marrone28
cantautrice italiana 1984
Enrico Berlinguer photo
Enrico Berlinguer24
politico italiano 1922 - 1984
Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi photo
Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi17
monaca e mistica italiana 1566 - 1607
Pedro Calderón De La Barca photo
Pedro Calderón De La Barca10
drammaturgo e religioso spagnolo 1600 - 1681
Altri 78 anniversari oggi
Autori simili
Tom Hodgkinson1
scrittore britannico
Charles Caleb Colton photo
Charles Caleb Colton6
religioso, scrittore