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The Moon and the Bonfire - Cesare Pavese, Louise Sinclair
The Moon and the Bonfire
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The nameless narrator this, Pavese's last and greatest novel, returns to Italy from California after the Second World War. He has done well in America, but success hasn't taken the edge off his memories of childhood, when he was an orphan living at the mercy of a bitterly poor farmer. He wants to... show more
The nameless narrator this, Pavese's last and greatest novel, returns to Italy from California after the Second World War. He has done well in America, but success hasn't taken the edge off his memories of childhood, when he was an orphan living at the mercy of a bitterly poor farmer. He wants to learn what happened in his native village over the long, terrible years of Fascism; perhaps, he even thinks, he will settle down. And yet as he uncovers a secret and savage history from the war-a tale of betrayal and reprisal, sex and death-he finds that the past still haunts the present.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780720611199 (0720611199)
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
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Le radici sono nella terra e negli uomini. Forse per questo in chi ha lasciato il proprio paese rimane quella malinconia, laggiù, in fondo all’anima, dov’è la sostanza delle proprie origini. Anche se si tratta di radici indefinibili e fragili come quelle del protagonista, “bastardo” abbandonato all’...
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imported:The Moon And The Bonfire by Cesare Pavesetranslationpaperitalianspringtbrshortie (189 pages with a biggish font - bargain)one pennypecuniarily bereft circumstancesTranslated from the Italian by Louise SinclairOpening - There is a reason why I came back to this place - came back here instea...
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