La luna e i falò

La luna e i falò

Pubblicato nell'aprile del 1950 e considerato dalla critica il libro più bello di Pavese, "La luna e i falò" è il suo ultimo romanzo. Il protagonista, Anguilla, all'indomani della Liberazione torna al suo paese delle Langhe dopo molti anni trascorsi in America e, in compagnia dell'amico Nuto, ripercorre i luoghi dell'infanzia e dell'adolescenza in un viaggio nel tempo alla ricerca di antiche e sofferte radici. Storia semplice e lirica insieme, "La luna e i falò" recupera i temi civili della guerra partigiana, la cospirazione antifascista, la lotta di liberazione, e li lega a problematiche private, l'amicizia, la sensualità, la morte, in un intreccio drammatico che conferma la totale inappartenenza dell'individuo rispetto al mondo. "

Title:La luna e i falò
Edition Language:Italian
ISBN:9788806174194
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    La luna e i falò Reviews

  • Steven Godin

    Pavese's final novel, which was published in 1950 (the same year he took his own life), is a moving and atmospheric meditation on loss and ageing, and how the simplicity and innocence of childhood yea...

  • Bill

    another great book in the extremely excellent series of nyrb classics. they are probably my favorite publisher...i own 120 of them. i know because i just counted them. i basically now buy every new on...

  • Mariel

    "One needs a town, if only for the pleasure of leaving it."Anguilla has returned to his Italian valley in half moon measures. The fog is willed and of time and that kind of memory shit. Howling at tha...

  • J.M. Hushour

    Ah, a tremendous work, dark and with a subtle vein of concision that never appears simple. Pavese is the master of the long-simmering gotcha! that eludes even the best of authors. This novel is about ...

  • Justin Evans

    I admit it: I have an irrational interest in post-war Italy. For some reason I find Itaalian confusion about the war much more interesting than German confusion about it, perhaps because it's pretty d...

  • [P]

    Some years ago I decided that I wanted to go back to the place where I had been raised. Just for the day. Or for an hour or two, at least. I had been away at university, and although that had changed ...

  • Emma

    *2.5*The only things I liked about this book were the nostalgic feelings and all the talk about what the village means to the protagonist. Other than that this book didn't really spike my interest. No...

  • Cphe

    A gently flowing story of a successful man who returns to the village where he was raised after many years abroad. Anguilla had always been an outsider, never really belonging. When he returned to the...

  • Hind

    I kept thinking about Pavese death whilst reading this novel. He'd been writing it a year or so before he had decided to take his own life and I think that perhaps in this work, and the poems I've rea...

  • Inderjit Sanghera

    The narrator, Anguilla, a disaffected and diffident middle-aged man, returns to Piedmont from California, as he finds the American he so often dreamed of as the pathway of freedom from his stifling li...