This is a twin post with Creative Barbwire. I’m going to tell you about a classic Italian novel, FOSCA by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti (). Barbara is. Fosca (Oneworld Classics). Igino Ugo Tarchetti When they eventually meet, Giorgio is repelled by Fosca’s appearance (she is “illness personified, hysteria. Fosca (Oneworld Classics) [Igino Ugo Tarchetti, Lawrence Venuti] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After a passionate but ill-fated love.

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Nov 13, Eleonora rated it it was ok. Fosca and Clara are symbols of two very different kinds of passions. Retrieved from ” https: Tarchetti – Plagiarism as Propaganda”. This article about a s novel is a stub. Yes, my grotesqueness; I possess the courage to judge myself without pity, and to call things by their proper names. After only two months of intoxicating happiness, Giorgio, healed both in his body and in his soul, had had to go back to active service and he had been sent to a monotonous small town located in a desolated natural environment.

Please try again later. Ho iniziato a leggere questo libro spinta dai consigli di un mio cugino, che, tachetti suo dire, l’aveva trovato davvero bello.

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I had seen t A wildly romantic story of a young officer sent to some remote outpost in the 19th century. Un uomo vicino alla depressione riesce a risollevarsi grazie ad una donna, Clara. Ogni licenza la trascorre insieme alla sua amata. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. After a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful married woman Clarathe young army officer Giorgio is transferred from Milan to Parma, where he meets the sickly and unattractive Foscathe cousin of his commander.

I had seen the Ettore Scola film, Passione d’amore, iigno long time ago, a rather extraordinary depiction of unexplainable attraction, and found this gem of a book quite by chance. A wildly igo story of a young officer sent to some remote outpost in the 19th century.

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Poi crescendo mi pareva una pruderie ottocentesca, epigono da letteratura minore. There he had met Fosca, the cousin of his Colonel, a horribly thin woman worned by a mysterious psycho-physical desease.

Sep 26, Anna Beste rated it really liked it. He worked on several newspapers and published short stories, novels, Iginio Ugo Tarchetti was an Italian author, poet, and journalist. Fosca is an Italian language novel by Iginio Ugo Tarchettiinitially published in serial form. Feb 12, Giorgia rated it it was amazing. Languages Italiano Edit links. Jan 15, Sara Stefanelli rated it it was amazing. If only you knew Una donna brutta fisicamente, malata, triste e tetra.

To be honest, I am not sure if I would have enjoyed this so much if I was not such a huge fan of the play that is based off this book. The more educated language between the main characters differs from what was written for the common folk.

Foscawritten inwas the basis for Ettore Scola ‘s film, Passione d’amorewhich in turn served as the basis for James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim ‘s musical Passion. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. While Georgio conducts an adulterous affair in Milan with the passionate Clara, he is reassigned to Parma and there falls under the influence of the extravagantly infirm Fosca.


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If I didn’t have to read it for my italian literature course I wouldn’t have. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Pre-existing relationship not a problem. Jul 23, Alessandra rated it it was amazing.

Born in San Salvatore Monferrato, his military career was cut short by ill health, and in he settled in Milan. From Publishers Weekly Written in but only now translated into English, this little-known Italian novel has been shoved into the limelight by the success of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning Broadway adaptation.

La vicenda si snoda in un singolare gioco di specchi, foaca parallelismi rovesciati: Carlo Emilio Gadda contributor. Le malattie di Fosca sembrano non solo essere le cause, ma spesso le conseguenze dei suoi dispiaceri: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Return to Book Page. This story is so intriguing, so different from other Italian classics of the same period. Prima ancora di conoscere Fosca, la protagonista di questo romanzo, di lei si ode un urlo acuto, prolungato, straziante che scende dai piani superiori di una aristocratica abitazione ed echeggia nei saloni facendo trasalire gli ospiti, amabilmente intenti a conversare e cenare.