Anguila, the narrator, is a successful businessman lured home from California to the Piedmontese village where he was fostered by peasants. After 20 years, so much has changed. Slowly, with the power of memory, he is able to piece together the past and relate it to what he finds left in the present. He looks at the lives and sometimes violent fates of the villagers he has knownsince childhood, seeing the poverty, ignorance, or indifference that binds them to the hills and valleys against the beauty of the landscape and the rhythm of the seasons. With stark realism and muted compassion, this novelweavesseparate strands of narrative together, bringing them to a stark and poignant climax."
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'Wonderfully written and beautifully translated' -Sunday TimesRecensione:
Returning to his Italian village after years of making good in America, Pavese's narrator discovers that the countryside of his youth has been irreversibly scarred by the second world war. As memories of his childhood rise from the landscape, so do the bodies of those who were killed during the conflict grisly evidence of the past polluting the present. Sex, betrayal and the tensions of a divided community underscore the tough lyricism of this, the author's final novel. --The Guardian 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read
Wonderfully written, and beautifully translated --Sunday Times
A moving, imagistic meditation on loss and ageing, and how the simplicity and innocence childhood is eventually crushed by the passage of time. By the end, the eerie mood that lurks throughout has been teased into the foreground, as Pavese unleashes a violent climax not dissimilar to the brutal fate that Hubert Selby Jr dishes out to Tra-la-la in Last Exit to Brooklyn. --Nick Johnstone, Uncut Five Stars
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Descrizione libro Peter Owen Ltd., 2002. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: New. NEW. Codice libro della libreria 029402
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0720611199
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 190 pages. 7.50x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0720611199
Descrizione libro Peter Owen Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0720611199
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97807206111991.0