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This is not an poor choice—it helps denotes change of social class—my concern was that they read more as British than Italian.

Willingness to ignore medical advice a big plus. Jun 25, alessandra falca rated it liked it. Ripeto che le uniche parti che ho apprezzato sono stati i racconti della vita di Giorgio e di Fosca. Enabled Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Not even my Italian sister who has read everything ever written on the peninsula knew who Tarchetti was. Si separanolui viene trasferito lontano in un paesino isolato e triste. Temo che il tempo abbia pure cancellate dalla mia anima non poche delle sue rimembranze.

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Fosca by Iginio Ugo Foca.

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The story is written in the form of a diary in which Giorgio, a young officer, tells about his love affairs with two different women. Description After a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful married woman Clara, the young army officer Giorgio is transferred from Milan to Parma, where he meets the sickly and unattractive Fosca, the cousin of his commander.


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.

Nov 03, Alexandra Bradan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please try again tarchwtti. Lists with This Book. Clara gives up Giorgio to return to her lawful duties towards family, husband and children; Fosca succumbs at last to consumption, not before having caused a near-deadly duel between Giorgio and her cousin, who is incidentally Giorgio’s commanding officer Alas, predictability seemed to me the key to the whole novel; it is a gothic romantic story fodca years late, after Goethe, Shelley, Poe.

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Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Giorgio and Fosca were not quite as likeable as they could have been. Enrico rated it did not like it Jan 19, Feb 12, Giorgia rated it it was amazing. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Maddalena rated it did not like it Jul 30, Share your thoughts with other customers.

Un romanzo quasi gotico, asfissiante nella sua corsa disperata verso l’inevitabile finale tragico. Those relationships, especially one of the two, deeply marked his life and his conscience. He then got disillusioned after witnessing what amounted to a tragic counterinsurgency action by the Italian northern Army itself in the Southern provinces of the newly united Kingdom.


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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! Five years before he had retired from the Army for a tarchetyi desease and then gone to Milan where he had met Clara, a very beautiful young woman, married, with whom he had had an intense love affair.

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