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History by Elsa Morante
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Jan 13, 10

Read in January, 2010

An interesting parallel between the History as we learn it on books, and the impacts it has on the life of a poor teacher living in Rome during wartime. Very involving when it tells all those tales we heard many times from our parents and grannies - the bombings, the refugees and the nazi occupation. Style is beautiful and often poetic. Towards the end the story becames much more intimate and, in some long passages, a bit weak, loosing the grip in the reader's attention. I can't really compare it to Pasolini but comes close in some descriptions of people and life in the suburbs of Rome.
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message 1: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Ciao Fabio! Com'e'? Ho letto una biografia di Morante un paio di mese fa, ma non ho mai letto un suo libro. Questo e' un buon "starter"?

Fabio Non so ancora, anche per me è il primo libro di Elsa Morante. Poi ti racconto!

message 3: by Hayes (new)

Hayes Grazie... One of these days I will get around to reading this.

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