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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The foscz in his relation with Fosca has its reverse with the clarity in his relation with Clara. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

He worked on this novel until his death for thyphus on 25th March Still pining for his absent lover, Giorgio is invited to dine regularly at his new commander’s home, where an empty place setting is a reminder of the commander’s cousin, Fosca.

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This is a twin post with Creative Barbwire. 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. Want to Read saving….

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Fosca : Iginio Ugo Tarchetti :

A capo della guarnigione di pagine mettiamo questo grazioso volumetto, suvvia: The doubt, the dichotomies, the contrasting realities of life and the self.

About Iginio Ugo Tarchetti Igino Ugo Tarchetti abandoned his military career to seek his fortune in literature. 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. I always recomend to read the book in Italian, but this translation is a good one.

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 foaca chance. Because finally what Fosca offers is pure igio.


Must love drama, hand-holding, massive and inexplicable mood swings, and zero sex. While the stories are marvelous in and of themselves, in Venuti’s thoughtful presentation they serve as entree into vosca equally strange and marvelous literary phenomenon. Fosca the woman is an amazing character. Write a customer review. Here he entered literary study, becoming part of the Scapigliaturaa literary movement animated by a spirit of rebellion against traditional culture. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.

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Sono contenta comunque di aver scoperto questo autore e questa corrente della letteratura italiana che ignoravo. Five years before he had retired from the Army for a heart desease and then gone to Milan where he had met Clara, a very beautiful young woman, married, with whom he had had an intense love affair.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat And if you want to make this reading a memorable experience listen Stephen sondheim’s musical “Passion”. There he becomes the tarchettk first of unwanted attention and then crazed love by the iino daughter, Fosca, an ugly and sickly old maid.

Although initially repelled by her, he becomes fascinated by her and slowly succumbs to her morbid, manipulative charms. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Go, visit her blog and read her post. Translated by Lawrence Venuti. Una donna brutta fisicamente, mal Un uomo vicino alla depressione riesce a risollevarsi grazie ad una donna, Clara. Quell’amore iginp non l’ho sentito, l’ho subito. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It is not and does not.