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Chiedi alla polvere - John Fante, Alessandro Baricco, Maria Giulia Castagnone
Chiedi alla polvere
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788806168056 (8806168053)
Publisher: Einaudi
Pages no: 234
Edition language: Italian
Series: The Saga of Arthur Bandini (#3)
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ellaminnowpea rated it
I became aware of this awhile back -- curious to me that Fante's not more well-known. I snatched a copy up for fifty cents when I went to return a library book and found that their used book sale was opening up fifteen minutes later. Even after working retail on the Main Line for three years, I stil...
kishawhite rated it
4.0 Ask the Dust
I don't think I have the right adjectives to review this book. This slim novel is dense but there is not a superfluous word or turn of phrase. Ask the Dust is all at once a tragic love story; a cultural examination; a criticism of Catholicism; and the sad plight of immigrants trying to achieve the A...
audreyhawkins rated it
Fante's writing is top-notch, but in the end, the plot and characters are too B-movie for me to really get invested. Definitely worth the read, especially if you are a fan of the Beats.
MochaMike rated it
An unreliable narrator, Arturo Bandini, relates his highest accomplishments (writing short stories and a novel) and his deepest failures (finding love). His piques of racism and misogyny are followed by moments of tenderness and compassion for the same woman. He’s a man hard to admire, yet equally ...
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