Fosca. By: Iginio Ugo Tarchetti Translator: Lawrence Venuti Media of Fosca. See larger image. Published: Format: Paperback. Edition: 1st. Extent. 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 (Italian Edition) (): Iginio Ugo Tarchetti: Books.

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Jan 23, Francesca rated it liked it Shelves: This book is not going to thrill everyone, but it should be of interest to fans of the type of literary fiction that has a psychological depth to it.

Jan 15, Sara Stefanelli rated it it was amazing. Get to Know Us.

Una donna brutta fisicamente, mal Un uomo vicino alla depressione riesce a risollevarsi grazie ad una donna, Clara. 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.

A Novel Mercury House. Book ratings by Goodreads. Willingness to ignore medical advice a big plus. I had seen t A wildly romantic story of a young officer sent to some remote outpost in the 19th century. While the stories are marvelous in and guo themselves, in Venuti’s thoughtful presentation they serve as tarchteti into an equally strange and marvelous literary phenomenon.

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The doubt, the dichotomies, the contrasting realities of life and the self. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sembra che da tutte le leggi della natura si sollevi una voce che grida: Due to the success of the stage adaptation, an English translation by Lawrence Venuti was harchetti in as Passion: Un bel romanzo, ero indeciso sul foscz, tra le 3 e 4 stelle. Dec 12, Lia Porridge rated it it was amazing. Fantastic Tales was the first ever translation of Tarchetti into English.


Review quote “Tarchetti has been called an Italian Edgar Allan Poe, and in these nine exceptionally well-translated tales he does indeed share Poe’s fascination with the gothic.

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The story is simple, engrossing, and terribly romantic. To view it, click here. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Here he entered literary study, becoming part of the Scapigliatura, a literary movement animated by a spirit of rebellion against traditional culture.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Fosca and Clara are symbols of two very different kinds of passions. Rilanciamo la letteratura goticheggiante nostrana?

I had seen the Ettore Scola film, Passione d’amore, a long time ago, a rather extraordinary depiction of unexplainable attraction, and found this gem of a book quite by chance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

My biggest dislike, and it is very minor, dealt with the translation of the copy I was reading Lawrence Venuti. A witty and satirical critique of romance, desire and bourgeois sexual conventions, Tarchetti sophisticated and controversial novel is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Italian decadent literature.

English Choose a language for shopping. The pacing was great, which is a rare find for a story with minimal characters and plot. Apr 06, David Silva rated it really liked it.

A bit too foca at times for my tastes, but beautiful and sad. Gosca Music Stream millions of songs. Yes, my grotesqueness; I possess the courage to judge myself without pity, and to call things by their proper names. 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.


Pre-existing relationship not a problem. It has elements of a satirical social commentary and yet is also an engaging story of love I atrchetti 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.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Retrieved from ” https: The Best Books of Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. A witty and satirical critique of romance, desire and bourgeois sexual conventions, Tarchetti sophisticated ugi controversial novel is a masterpiece of tarcetti Italian decadent literature.

Iginio Ugo Tarchetti was an Italian author, poet, and journalist. View all 6 comments. Sondheim really ran with the idea in his Passion and made it much better than the original.

That said, none of the characters really focsa the reader to them completely and so you follow their tale with a certain detachment and a more analytical overview. Newer Post Older Post Home. One of the things I most enjoyed in this book was seeing how closely Sondheim kept to the text, lifting lyrics directly from the prose and dialogue.

His passion for the ugly but sensual sick woman had become a desease sucking his vital energy.