The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over. From the moment Geppetto the wood carver shapes a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures. His nose grows whenever he lies, he narrowly avoids death on a number of occasions, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he finally achieves true happiness. Pinocchio is not in any sense sentimental nor is it a morally improving tale. On the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of literature, a chaotic genius driven on at the mercy of his desires: in short, a renegade. Indeed he is one of the great inventions of modern literature. The novel merges the picaresque hero with elements of street theatre and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is at once adventure, satire, and a powerful enchantment. The book is full of memorable characters, is narrated with the fluid but inevitable logic of a dream, and is an endlessly fascinating work. Although originally written for Italian children in the generation following the risorgimento, the adult reader will recognize in Pinocchio layers of social and political satire.

An whedhel a’n popet a bredn usy ow soweny wàr an dyweth dhe dhesky dader hag yw gwrës gwir-vaw yw aswonys dres oll an norvës. Peskytter may whrella Geppetto, an gravyor predn, kervya popet a yll kerdhes ha côwsel, yma an fantasy-ma, rych y awen, ow try Pinocchio der aventurs heb nùmber. Yma y dhewfrik ow tevy hir dres ehen pynag oll dermyn a wrella ev leverel gow, ev yw gwrës asen, hag yw lenkys gans morgy, kyns ès ev orth dyweth an whedhel dhe drouvya gwir-lowena. Nyns yw an drolla-ma leun a emôcyons shùgrus ha nyns ywa whedhel naneyl a vo porposys dhe dhesky omdhegyans dâ. I’n contrary part yma Pinocchio dhe reckna in mesk domhelydhyon vrâs an folen screfys, awenyth muscok neb yw herdhys in rag in dadn arlottes y blesours ha’y whansow; in udn ger ev yw negedhys pur. Pinocchio, an novel, kebmys ha Pinocchio an caracter, yw onen an desmygyansow brâssa a’n lien arnowyth. I’n lyver yma tradycyons a’n picaresque, a’n waryva strêt, a whedhlow an weryn hag a whedhlow fayes dhe weles kemyskys warbarth. Leun yw an lyver a garacterow hegof, ha screfys ywa gans lojyk heblyth saw anwoheladow an hunros, Pinocchio yw ober na wra y dhynyans fyllel nefra. Ha’n redyor leun-devys a vydn aswon ino kefrës gesyans polytyk ha socyal.

Published by Evertype 2018