The Day of the Owl
Publish date: September 30th 2003
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
Mainlanders are decent enough but just don’t understand things. I came across Sciascia when browsing through the Sicily travel guide last week, which recommended The Day of the Owl (alongside Lampedusa's The Leopard) as quintessential Sicilian reads. The Day of the Owl begins with a murder that ...
One of the first novels, and possibly the best ones, to loudly denounce the mentality and the social condition that keep the mafia strong in Southern Italy. So brutal it hurts, especially since its brutality sadly smells of true realism.Featured in my Top 5 20th Century Italian Novels: http://www.yo...