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You realize some time after that it’s not that personal, indeed. He almost gets a grasp of the Dostoyevsky realm but his mistake is what he has to say is on the surface, very technical and dry. I haven’t read his poetry, don’t know much about Italian cities and writers he keeps mentioning re his diaries which may make some of you go “then why the hell did you pick that book?
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Thanks for telling us about the problem. One last thing that attracted my attention was the parts where Pavese talks about Dostoyevsky. A little too obsessed with sex, yet, he makes some beautiful comments on human nature that make you go read it out loud to the nearest person. Anyway, I’m very pleased when prominent writers appreciate Dostoyevsky in their own works. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The fact that there’s an occasional discourse on the technical sides of poetry and fiction may have made it so.
Cesare Pavese was born in a small town in which his father, an official, owned property. Beyza rated it liked re Sep 07, Overall I enjoyed it but not quite much. Massimiliano Scordamaglia rated it liked it Nov 08, Lamerestbelle rated it liked it Apr 30, Elif Mehtap Pelit rated it liked it Jan 10, His work probably did more to lavese the reading ppavese appreciation of U.
One thing I really loathed was Pavese Reading diaries of real dead people has always made me uncomfortable, leaving me with the sense that I’m peeking into someone’s life and soul, the inner workings of a brain that I have no acquaintance with. He also published criticism, posthumously collected in La letteratura americana e altri saggi ; American Literature, Essays and Opinions, Lists with This Book.
Arda Halil rated it liked it Jun 28, Pavese comes very close. Several other works are notable, especially La bella estate ; in The Political Prisoner, Claudia Gualina rated it liked it Dec 06, This set of experiences negatively reflect on his way of viewing women in general.
Partly through the influence of Melville, Pavese became preoccupied with myth, symbol, and archetype. I read many works on Dostoyevsky and his works that wonderfully explain what Dostoyevsky might have been aiming for in literature, religion and life.
Tahani rated it liked it Jan 08, Perhaps this is why we always love madly someone who treats us with indifference. Quotes from El oficio de vivir.
Massimo Fratini rated it liked it Vesar 23, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Aug 22, Khuld. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A founder and, until his death, an editor of the publishing house of Einaudi, Pavese also edited the anti-Fascist review La Cultura.
He attended school and later, university, in Turin. Cassidy rated it liked it Jan 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One thing I really loathed was Pavese’s attitude toward women. Thrashjazzassassin rated it liked it Oct 09, Eric rated it liked it Jul 19, His first volume of lyric poetry, Lavorare stanca ; Hard Labour,followed his release from prison.
Reading diaries of real dead people has always made me uncomfortable, leaving me with the sense that I’m peeking into someone’s life and soul, the inner workings of a brain that I have no acquaintance with.
Hiba rated it liked it Sep 25, Very rare but very precious. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Denied an outlet for his creative powers by Fascist control of literature, Pavese translated many 20th-century U. Shortly after receiving the Strega Prize for it, Pavese committed suicide in his hotel room by taking an overdose of pills.
You sometimes ought to strip of formality to get to comprehend Dostoyevsky. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I don’t know anything about his life story other than his suicide but it was obvious reading his diaries that he got disappointed, hurt and let down by cdsar. Suzan rated it liked it Sep 29, However reading Pavese’s diaries was different.
Published June by Editorial Seix Barral first published El oficio de vivirdiario de Cesare Pavese. Refresh and try again.