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One thing I really loathed was Pavese Reading diaries of real dead people has paveee made me uncomfortable, leaving me with the sense ceszr I’m peeking into someone’s life and soul, the inner workings of a brain that I have no acquaintance with. However reading Pavese’s diaries was different. Mia rated it liked it Aug 09, El oficio de vivir by Cesare Pavese.

One last thing that attracted my attention was the parts where Pavese talks about Dostoyevsky. Cristian rated it liked it Jan 16, Thrashjazzassassin rated it liked it Oct 09, You sometimes ought to strip of formality to get to comprehend Dostoyevsky. Anyway, I’m very pleased when prominent writers appreciate Dostoyevsky in their own works. El oficio kficio vivirdiario de Cesare Pavese.

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I read many works on Dostoyevsky vivie his works that wonderfully explain what Dostoyevsky vivr have been aiming for in literature, religion and life. His first volume of lyric poetry, Lavorare stanca ; Hard Labour,followed his release from prison. But finding them in the diaries is like looking for pearls in an ocean. I felt that he spent an awful lot of time to fathom women but failed so he says “to hell with them” in very professional looking words.


Suzan rated it liked it Sep 29, Aug 22, Khuld. Partly through the influence of Melville, Pavese became preoccupied with myth, symbol, and archetype. He also published criticism, posthumously collected in La letteratura americana e altri saggi ; American Literature, Essays and Opinions, Denied an outlet for his creative powers by Fascist control of literature, Pavese translated many 20th-century U.

Beyza rated it liked it Sep 07, I haven’t read his poetry, don’t know much about Italian cities and writers he keeps mentioning in his diaries which may make some of you go “then why the hell did you pick that book?

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A founder and, until his death, an editor of the publishing house of Einaudi, Pavese also edited the anti-Fascist review La Cultura. Guilt gives way to criticism.

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He attended school and later, university, in Turin. Published June by Editorial Seix Barral first published Massimiliano Scordamaglia rated it liked it Nov 08, This set of experiences negatively reflect on his way of viewing women in general.

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Perhaps this is why we always love madly someone who treats us with indifference. Reading diaries of real dead people has always made me uncomfortable, leaving me with the sense that I’m peeking into someone’s life and soul, the inner workings of a brain that I have no acquaintance with.

Ash rated it liked it Dec 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Cesare Pavese was born in a small town in which his father, an official, owned property.

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Tahani rated it liked it Jan 08, Pavese comes very close. Shortly after receiving the Strega Prize for it, Pavese committed suicide in his hotel room by taking an overdose of pills. Pvaese initial novella, Paesi tuoi ; The Harvesters,recalled, as many of his works do, the sacred places of childhood. His work probably did more to foster the reading and appreciation of U.

Between and he lived with partisans of the anti-Fascist Resistance in the hills of Piedmont. To view it, click here. Lamerestbelle rated it ofidio it Apr 30, Elif Mehtap Pelit rated it liked it Jan 10,