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Publisher Comments:

Published just months before his suicide in 1950, this novel won Italy's prestigious Strega Prize and has gone on to become one of CESARE PAVESE's (1908-1950) most popular novels and was filmed by Michelangelo Antonioni. A successful couturier returns to Turin, the city in which she grew up, at the end of WWII. Opening a salon of her own leads her into a nihilistic circle of young hedonists, including the charismatic Rosetta, whose tragic death forms the novel's climax. But Turin itself is at the heart of the novel, its pervading melancholy deftly rendered by a master craftsman. Other available Peter Owen Modern Classics by Pavese: "The Moon and the Bonfire and The Devil in the Hills.

Synopsis:

Published just months before the author's suicide in 1950, this novel has since become one of Pavese's most sought-after books. In this classic, a successful couturier returns to Turin, the city in which she grew up, at the end of World War II. Opening a salon of her own leads her into a nihilistic circle of young hedonists, including the charismatic Rosetta, whose tragic death forms the novel's climax. But Turin itself is at the heart of the story, its pervading melancholy deftly rendered by a master craftsman.

About the Author

Cesare Pavese was the author of The Political Prisoner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780720612141
Translator:
Paige, D. D.
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Translator:
Paige, D. D.
Author:
Paige, D. D.
Author:
Pavese, Cesare
Location:
N
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
PETER OWEN MODERN CLASSICS
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
190 x 130 in.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Among Women Only
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Published just months before the author's suicide in 1950, this novel has since become one of Pavese's most sought-after books. In this classic, a successful couturier returns to Turin, the city in which she grew up, at the end of World War II. Opening a salon of her own leads her into a nihilistic circle of young hedonists, including the charismatic Rosetta, whose tragic death forms the novel's climax. But Turin itself is at the heart of the story, its pervading melancholy deftly rendered by a master craftsman.
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