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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With total surrender, yes, but giving everything in exchange. If tadchetti are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He worked on several newspapers and published short stories, novels, and poems.

You feel completely for the hero in his conflict.

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So one day arrives Giorgio, a handsome officer, who just left his lover, a married woman back in Milan. To view it, click here. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Born in San Salvatore Monferrato, his military career was cut short by ill health, and in he settled in Milan.

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Se la prima volta tarxhetti aveva straziato l’anima, ora, studiandolo per tarchettti, mi ha davvero sorpreso! However, what makes this novel appealing to a modern reader is the restlessness which pervades the story.

Continuano a vedersi a distanza di giorni, di mesi. Fosca served as the basis for Ettore Scola ‘s film Passione d’amore as well as Stephen Sondheim ‘s stage musical Passion. Newer Post Older Post Home. Translated by Lawrence Venuti. 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.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Although somewhat overwrought and ponderous, the energy in Tarchetti’s tarchtti of illicit love, disease and the erotic overcomes the sometimes unwieldy language.

Here he entered literary study, tarhetti part of the Scapigliaturaa literary movement animated by a spirit of rebellion against traditional culture. The story takes you into the mind of Giorgio, who is torn between two women who could hardly be more opposite.

Unrequited love here is a powerful force out of control.

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Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. When they eventually meet, Giorgio is repelled by Fosca’s appearance she is “illness personified, hysteria made woman” and attempts to avoid her company, but he is ultimately unable to withstand her passions.

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The book arrived like new. A capo della foscca di pagine mettiamo questo grazioso volumetto, suvvia: Perhaps there is a better translation out there? Preview — Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. There he had met Fosca, the cousin of his Colonel, a horribly thin woman worned by a mysterious psycho-physical desease.

This is not an poor choice—it helps denotes change of social class—my concern was that they read more as British than Italian. Altri doveri ti richiamavano sulla via dalla quale io ti avevo tolta. A wildly romantic story of a young officer sent to some remote outpost in the 19th century.

Although initially repelled by her, he becomes fascinated by igin and slowly succumbs to her morbid, manipulative charms. 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 Passiongarchetti I really love.


Go, visit her blog and read her post. Fosca the woman is an amazing character. E, al contrario, quando incontra Fosca viene subito messa in risalto la sua bruttezza, nonostante sia unita ad uno spirito acuto, seppur deviato dalla malattia. Customers who bought this item also bought. Views Read Edit View history.

It has elements of a satirical social commentary and yet is also an engaging story of love – or lust depending on how you want to read it. Get to Know Us. She is beautiful, sensual. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Fosca appears extraordinarily horrible but intensely attractive at the same time.

A seguito di una discussione con un’amica che mi ha invogliato a dargli una chance adducendo quanto il suo stile sia malinconico e, per certi versi, oscuro Giorgio e Clara, Fosca e il marito, Fosca e Giorgio riprendono e rivivono, capovolgendola, mutandone i ruoli reciproci, un’unica storia, in un susseguirsi di variazioni sul tema di un amore che ha bagliori vampireschi, quando uno dei due elementi della coppia divora la vita dell’altro per infondergli il suo inquieto malessere, il suo senso di morte.

In his introduction to Tarchetti’s text, translator Venuti calls this a revolutionary novel of ideas examining the conflict between romanticism, empiricism, and conventional morality, all resulting in a “uniquely pleasurable”experience. Articles to be expanded from December All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from Italian Wikipedia All stub articles.