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Scrive Geno Pampaloni che Estate al lago merita il nome di classico perché - spiega - ha la qualità di «vincere il tempo attraversandolo». Racconta «le ultime vacanze dell'infanzia» di Giacomo, figlio minore di una famiglia della salda borghesia milanese delle professioni tra le due guerre. È un ragazzo fantastico, mediocre a scuola, tendente alla tristezza contemplativa, ...more
Paperback, La memoria #516, 156 pages
Published 2001 by Sellerio (first published 1994)
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Andrea
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
"S'addormentò tardi. Gli pareva, in quel pomeriggio, d'essersi accorto di com'era complesso l'amore; non solo desiderio d'armonia, di bellezza, ma anche aspirazione a non esistere più, ad annientarsi. E ancora: vi era qualcosa di irrimediabilmente crudele, qualcosa che non si sarebbe nemmeno potuto confessare, anche se lo avesse veramente compreso."
Stephen
May 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Estate al lago (Summer at the Lake) is a dazzling evocation of a season and a landscape; a narratively—rather more than philosophically—compelling meditation on time and memory; and, above all, a gently surprising love story. Vigevani’s account of fourteen-year-old Giacomo’s last childhood summer vacation, in a resort town on Lake Como, briefly flirts with the prospect of becoming one more male Italian coming-of-age novel. Notwithstanding the beautiful prose, I somewhat dutifully read of the pro

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Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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The last summer of innocence, the beginning of a new era for a boy too old to wear short trousers, too young to enjoy the company of his brothers. Fascinating characters, a must to read.
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