Editorial Reviews. Review. “Tarchetti () has been called an Italian Edgar Allan Poe, and in these nine exceptionally well-translated tales he does. Fosca, ; as Passion, translated by Lawrence Venuti, Colummi, Camerino, Marinella, “La narrativa di Tarchetti tra ‘ragione’ e ‘follia,'” in Letteratura e. Masoch’s novel was published approximately a year after Tarchetti’s Fosca. . mediocre romanzo in confronto dei capolavori delle altre nazioni. Per chi ha letto.

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There he had met Fosca, the cousin of his Colonel, a horribly thin woman worned by a mysterious psycho-physical desease. This page was do edited on 23 Octoberat Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. It has elements of a satirical social commentary and yet is also an engaging story of love I have been wanting to read this book for a while as it was used as the basis for the Stephen Sondheim musical Passionwhich I really love.

Fantastic Tales was the first ever translation of Tarchetti into English. Return to Book Page. Carlo Emilio Gadda contributor.

Retrieved from ” https: Una donna brutta fisicamente, malata, triste e tetra. When reading of love in foscs Century Italy, this stands out. There he becomes the object first of unwanted attention and then crazed love by the commander’s daughter, Fosca, an ugly and sickly old maid. Want to Read saving….

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Jan 23, Francesca rated it liked it Dl He contracted tuberculosis and died in poverty at the age of Sondheim really ran with the idea in his Passion and made it much better than the original. Jan 11, Allegra rated it liked it Shelves: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Quell’amore io non l’ho sentito, l’ho subito. Might a Fosca still attract a handsome healthy young Giorgio? Poi crescendo mi pareva una pruderie ottocentesca, epigono da letteratura minore. That said, none of the characters really draw the reader to them completely and so you follow their tale with a certain detachment and a more analytical overview.

Sono convinta di aver scelto il momento peggiore per cominciarlo e l’essermelo portato dietro per due mesi non ha aiutato. Nov 03, Alexandra Bradan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fosca the woman is an amazing character. Here he entered literary study, becoming part of the Scapigliaturaa literary movement animated by a spirit of rebellion against traditional culture.

Preview — Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. And the fact that the crucial scene of the novel was written by Tarchetti’s friend after his death adds to the weird fascination of this novel! To view it, click here. Sono contenta comunque di aver scoperto questo autore e questa corrente della letteratura italiana che ignoravo.

Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti

Our nutjob cousins are standing by! Born in San Salvatore Monferrato, his dii career was cut short by ill health, and in he settled in Milan.

Willingness to ignore medical advice a big plus. Le malattie di Fosca sembrano non solo essere le cause, ma spesso le conseguenze tarcuetti suoi dispiaceri: La vicenda si snoda in un singolare gioco di specchi, di parallelismi rovesciati: Iginio Ugo Tarchetti was an Italian author, poet, and journalist. Must love drama, hand-holding, massive and inexplicable mood swings, and zero sex. He worked on several newspapers and published short stories, novels, and poems.


All the characters in this story are flawed in some way, but that makes them all the more real and believable. Jan 15, Sara Stefanelli rated it it was amazing.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. As time passes, the officer, a handsome rather vapid womanizer finds himself intrigued by this strange, intelligent and well-read admirer, and tafchetti realizing at first what is happening, starts to respond to her love and then return it with a passion. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Continuano a vedersi a distanza di giorni, di mesi. I came to this book, already knowing the story, but it was still fascinating to follow Giorgio as he experienced two very different women’s love for him.

Lists with This Book. Giorgio and Fosca were not quite as likeable as they could have been. Ho iniziato a leggere questo libro spinta dai consigli di un mio cugino, che, a suo dire, l’aveva trovato davvero bello.

Talvolta la storia inciampa in eccessi patetici frequenti crisi e convulsioni, lettere intrise di lacrime e paragrafi lugubri sulla mortee soprattutto il linguaggio risulta pesante in alcuni tr Una lettura scorrevole che trascina nella camoagna lombarda degli anni ’60 del diciannovesimo secolo. Books by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.