Editorial Reviews. Review. “Tarchetti () has been called an Italian Edgar Allan Poe, and in these nine exceptionally well-translated tales he does. Fosca, ; as Passion, translated by Lawrence Venuti, Colummi, Camerino, Marinella, “La narrativa di Tarchetti tra ‘ragione’ e ‘follia,'” in Letteratura e. Masoch’s novel was published approximately a year after Tarchetti’s Fosca. . mediocre romanzo in confronto dei capolavori delle altre nazioni. Per chi ha letto.

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Iginio Ugo Tarchetti

Jan 15, Sara Stefanelli rated it it was amazing. There he had met Fosca, the cousin of his Colonel, a horribly thin woman worned by a mysterious psycho-physical desease. Si separanolui viene trasferito lontano in un paesino isolato e triste. Jun 25, alessandra falca rated it liked it. A good idea, but the execution tarchettl live up to it. Books by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. Published November by Mondadori first published Giorgio and Fosca were not quite as likeable as they could have been.

It has elements of a satirical social foscaa and yet is also an engaging story of love – or lust depending on how you want to read it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A bit too philosophical at times for my tastes, but beautiful and sad.

Translated by Lawrence Venuti. 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.

About Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. Giorgio e Clara, Fosca e il marito, Fosca e Fosfa 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 tqrchetti malessere, il suo senso di morte.


Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchdtti. Ho deciso di colmare questa mia lacuna leggendo “Fosca”a detta di molti, punta di diamante delle opere dell’autore. Un uomo vicino alla depressione riesce a risollevarsi grazie ad una donna, Clara. 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.

Quell’amore io non l’ho sentito, l’ho subito.

Preview — Dosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. I had seen t A wildly romantic story of a young officer sent to some remote outpost in the 19th century. Can a story like this still be fascinating in our world of physical perfection and fitness mania?

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. Un romanzo quasi gotico, asfissiante nella sua corsa disperata verso l’inevitabile finale tragico. Fantastic Tales was the first ever translation of Tarchetti into English. Not even my Italian sister who has read everything ever written on the peninsula knew who Tarchetti was.

Here he entered literary study, becoming part of the Scapigliaturaa tarchettk movement animated by a spirit of rebellion against traditional culture. People from the Province of Alessandria births deaths Italian poets Italian male poets Italian journalists Italian male journalists Scapigliatura Movement 19th-century journalists 19th-century Italian poets 19th-century male writers.

There he becomes the object first of unwanted attention and then flsca love by the commander’s daughter, Fosca, an ugly and sickly old maid.

Iginio Ugo Tarchetti – Wikipedia

Pre-existing relationship not a problem. Must love drama, hand-holding, massive and inexplicable mood swings, and zero sex. Un libro sulla passione umana, un libro ottocentesco. Ogni licenza la trascorre insieme alla sua amata. He contracted tuberculosis and died in poverty at the age of 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.


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. A very nice counter-canonical text by an unlucky Italian scapigliato.

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! Una lettura scorrevole che trascina nella camoagna lombarda degli anni ’60 del diciannovesimo secolo.

Temo che il tempo abbia pure cancellate dalla mia anima non poche delle sue rimembranze.

Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti

Lists with This Book. He worked on several newspapers and published a torrent of short stories, novels, and poems.

To be honest, I am not sure if I would have enjoyed this so much if I was not such a huge fan of the play that is based off this book. May 04, Adele R. This is not an poor choice—it helps denotes change of social class—my concern was that they read more as British harchetti Italian.

When reading of love in 19th Century Italy, this stands out. Tarchetti published his plagiarized translation of ” The Mortal Immortal ” by Mary Shelley as “The Elixir of Immortality”, with small but significant changes but without attribution. Nov 03, Alexandra Bradan rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 6 comments.