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Woman Like Me (Donna Come Me)

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Between biography and fiction, between magical realism and surrealism, Woman Like Me can be considered Malaparte's highest stylistic achievement in the short story format. The haunting yet nostalgic subject matter married with the captivating prose result in a highly original and personal work by the author of Kaputt and La Pelle. Malaparte published Donna Come Me (Woman L ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 13th 2006 by Troubador Publishing (first published January 1st 1962)
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Vera
Oct 21, 2010 Vera rated it it was amazing
This is a book to be read over and over again. Reading these poetic short stories reminds me of the experience of dreaming. They lift the spirit and warm the heart ( and make one want to take a vacation in Italy). Pages glow with intimate love for nature. The enchanting prose (beautifully translated by Robin Monotti Graziadei) evokes memories of childhood and innocence. Its great to read on a tube in London, stories are short and they help you not to succumb to city's attempts to ossify the feel ...more
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Apr 10, 2015 metaphor rated it it was amazing
Throughout the night the wounded sea moaned under my window, then towards dawn, he started to sing, his warm and soft voice arouse in the unripe air, until the sky covered itself in rosy scales, and in front of the mountains of Sicily a big red fish leapt in the horizon, lighting up with a sweet and violent light the quiet shores, the blue mountains, and the white sails in the sea.
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May 15, 2013 Lise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
A collection of (very) short stories (most of them are about 5 pages long), this book is an absolute must read for anybody who enjoys beautiful writing. Each story is like a gentle stroll, with multiple very poetic descriptions of nature in general and Malaparte's native Tuscanny in particular. Often quirky and surreal, these tales are also deeply moving, poetical and life enhancing.
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A terrible turd of misogyny and overcooked prose.
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Born Kurt Erich Suckert, he was an Italian journalist, dramatist, short-story writer, novelist and diplomat.

Born in Prato, Tuscany, he was a son of a German father and his Lombard wife, the former Evelina Perelli. He studied in Rome and then, in 1918, he started his career as a journalist. He fought in World War I, and later, in 1922, he took part in the March on Rome.
He later saw he was wrong su
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