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A Vittorini Omnibus: In Sicily, the Twilight of the Elephant, La Garibaldina: In Sicily and Other Novels

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Paperback, 308 pages
Published December 1st 1973 by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published January 1st 1949)
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Mar 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
When I was young, I loved Mad Magazine, but I also knew that I was missing half of the references. I knew that despite the great drawings, a lot of what I was reading referenced contemporary adult-stuff, especially politics. But I still loved it.

A similar thing happens when I read Vittorini, who was writing pointed political allegory against and under the Fascists. As I read, I realize I'm reading some allegory about dark politics, and I catch that I'm not fully comprehending the satire. (Actua
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Jan 26, 2008 rated it really liked it

twilight of the elephants, a strange sliver of a green book my best friend in high school found somewhere, maybe on the street, and ever so strange a book--i still think about it from time to time...
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Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Particularly liked these stories and all for different reasons...definitely a unique voice, part surrealism, part very straight real people narratives-awesome
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Elio Vittorini (July 23, 1908 - February 12, 1966) was an Italian writer and novelist. He was a contemporary of Cesare Pavese and an influential voice in the modernist school of novel writing. His best-known work is the anti-fascist novel Conversations in Sicily, for which he was jailed when it was published in 1941. The first U.S. edition of the novel, published in 1949, included an introduction ...more