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Trivia About The Devil in the Sicuramente vengono descritti egregiamente le ambientazioni ed i personaggi, si respira un’aria di altri tempi. Refresh and try again. In perfetta sintonia con lo stile di vita dell’epoca ma, alla lettura, un po’ pesante. They run into the wealthy colliine debauched Poli slumped at the wheel of his car, a man slightly older than them, who is one for excess, drugs, and high living, and even though they think him a bit of a fool, in the way he carries himself with profanity, somehow they are fascinated by his ways, and start to linger in his uneven world, ending up eventually at his plush villa in the hills, a place of parties and heavy drinking with wild Milanese socialites.

Return diavool Book Page. I only mention my obvious disdain for daivolo am I a hipster, well obviously no, almost no one will admit to being one, but while my tastes border along the tastes of aging hipsters at times I just have nothing positive going for me that would make me at all ‘hip’, but feel free to think of me as one if you would like and I might be thinking of you as one too because this book is basically a hipster novel, except that it’s from Italy in the ‘s or early 30’s I’m too bored to look up exactly when, let’s just say before Mussolini, or before WWII.

I know that there is more this novel than the vapidness of praising laying out in the sun all day, partying all night, talking in nonsensical paradoxes just to infuriate anyone stupid enough to try to engage in a conversation with some of the characters. Kratko stivo za procitati ali nista sto prirasta srcu. Open Preview See a Problem? Some wonderful passages of writing were slightly let down by the novels tonality, which felt a little out of key, but I still found much to savour.


View all 5 comments. The plot progresses at the pace of the changing of the seasons, but I still found it affecting. Lists with This Book.

The narrator along with Pieretto, his sardonic friend, and the more passionate Oreste, end up staying with Poli, a wealthy dilettante, larded with cocaine and ennui. Denied an outlet for his creative powers by Fascist control of literature, Pavese translated many 20th-century U. Qesto libro non mi ha fatto diavoko.

The Devil in the Hills

There they meet his wife Gabriella, and learn their relationship is an untypical one. Valeria Fortini rated it really liked it Jan 27, Evidently in a stupor from lack of sleep, they are whiling away the days teasing each other, sunbathing naked, talking of girls and of hunting among other things.

There was a lush cinematic feel to it for the most part, that especially towards the end had me thinking of Fellini. His work probably did more to foster the reading and appreciation diavllo U. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 03, Steven Godin rated it really liked it Shelves: Do you know whom I along with just about every other person in the civilized world hate?

Likovi plitki i neshvatljivi. Even hipsters hate hipsters!

View all 8 comments. Hipsters with tattoos or jewelry of brass-knuckles. The Devil in the Hills by Cesare Pavese. Shortly after receiving the Strega Prize for it, Pavese committed suicide in his hotel room by taking an overdose of pills. Pavese also felt a little like an on form Scott Fitzgerald in places, so I’m all for that.

Valentina Giunta rated it it was amazing Jul 17, He attended school and later, university, in Turin. One was a friend of mine when I was about the age of the characters here, and how much he was like them and how even then his affectations annoyed me, the second thing were the scenes in The Subterraneans where the Kerouac and Co. His first volume of lyric poetry, Lavorare stanca ; Hard Labour,followed his release from prison.


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Every time I see one of them I want to punch them really hard, their ironic posturing of safe-retro-violence makes me want to bring down real violence on to them. Sometimes this works out fine, but in this case i felt like i just read a disjointed story of some bratty kids drinking and talking.

His prose is simple, matter-of-fact, and a little turbulent in places I’m simply putting that pavee to the translationbut what I liked about the novel overall pavexe that he never gives too much away, and in the three friends Pavese puts them in moments of boastful self confidence, and uneasy tension when dealing with certain situations, that made them feel like children again.

The narrator along with Pieretto, his sardonic friend, and the more passiona Initially I read this for the sole reason that it is set in the Piedmontese hills of Italy, where we will be holidaying this summer. L’ho trovato a tratti noioso, ripetitivo e con dei dialoghi spezzettati che poco aggiungono alla definizione dei personaggi. Personalmente ritengo che la scrittura di Pavese non abbia retto, come invece accade per altri scrittori, alla prova del tempo.

Luis rated it really liked it Apr 09, Dec 30, Diletta Anselmi rated it liked it. Need to re-read once I am more fluent in dkavolo.

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