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The most important critic of Gadda was Gianfranco Contini. I made it to page of total and then gave up. Return to Book Page.

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And we are reminded of a curious detail: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Gadda prides himself on his elevated language, elaborate metaphors, and obscure allusions, much of which disappears in this translated text. One person found this helpful.

This reminds me of reading Martin Amis’s Lionel Asbo: The paternal business ineptitude and the maternal obsession for keeping “face” and appearances turn up strongly in La cognizione del dolore. There is an investigation, many people are questioned, and Ingravallo carries himself around under a grey cloud most of the time. Instead, you get a portrait of Italian society and gentle satire of the Mussolini regime whether you like it or not.

I may give it another try when my Italian improves. Liliana, it turns out, had vented her frustrations by writing and rewriting her will. It’s as if Marquez tried to re-imagine “Finnegan’s Wake I made it to page of total and then gave up. Infine posso dire di essere contenta di aver superato lo scoglio dei primi capitoli ed aver portato a termine la lettura.

Sometimes they make the English incomprehensible. Really wish I could follow it better. Oh those genius writers and their Communistic obsessions! Set in and begun shortly after the Second World War, That Awful Mess contains a lot of anti-Fascist satire which has always been much appreciated and has given the book, despite its creeping misogyny and occasional racism, a political passe-partout.


ComiXology Thousands of Ggadda Comics. Immediately and absurdly, Ingravallo is suspecting a relationship between Liliana and her confessor. I’m trying to think of the best way to describe this, and I just found this line in the introduction by Italo Calvino which I should have maybe read before reading the novel that best sums it up: The book takes place in summer.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It shows the way towards a kind of modernism merjlana its writing, but it can’t quite make it stick in any profound way. There simply aren’t enough footnotes. Certainly, his work demonstrates a strongly subversive attitude towards bourgeois values, expressed above all by a discordant use of language interspersed with dialect, academic and technical jargon and dirty talk.

Be the first to ask a question about Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana. Her jewels have gone. Bagutta PrizeViareggio Prize. But it is the lead provided by the tram ticket that yields results, apparently confirming that the crimes are the work of a common jewel thief.

In reading another discursive I admit it — I saw the movie nuanced and brilliant: Carlo Emilio Gadda was born in Milan inand he was always intensely Milanese, although late vix his life Florence and Rome also became an influence. An Awful Mess is drenched in sexual innuendo, much of it of an infantile, often morbid nature, as though produced by someone excluded from active sexual life but forever contemplating it with a mixture — or pasticcio — of excitement and disgust.

It’s a book that influenced Italo Calvino, a much better writer. A novel about Rome, for Rome unless yadda know your way around it intimately but written by a non-Roman, Carlo Emilo Gadda, a Milanese native who is closely associated with the bourgeoisie of milan, writes mostly in Roman dialect, mixed with a brand of folk expressions, artistic, philosophical prose, historical quotations and leading Italian figures Mussolini is used in reference to a lot of the dialogue that he alters and plays carko with, even the slightest details get blown up in epic proportions, capturing the small moments, that are then enlarged onto a massive canvas.


Ingravallo never manages even to finish a cigarette. I can sense the underlying satire, but understanding the nuance is beyond me, requiring an in-depth comprehension In theory, this book is fascinating, a murder mystery written without a conclusion because the conclusion is irrelevant.

Carlo Emilio Gadda

I can sense the underlying satire, but understanding the nuance is beyond me, requiring an in-depth comprehension of obscure Italian dialect, history, and trivia. Open Preview See a Problem? Still, his work is as far from that avant-garde as it is from the writing of Joyce, to whom enthusiasts are often eager to compare mrulana.

That said, I did still feel like I was missing a lot, purely by not reading this in the original language when it was first published in the s. Childless, the beautiful, now mature Liliana is obsessed by the desire to have not, as one would expect in a still patriarchal Italy the story is set ina son, but a daughter.

Even worse is that the novel along with most of Gadda’s writing was left incomplete. I strongly suspect it suffers a good deal in the translating, unavoidably.

The title thus sets us up for an onslaught of the demotic and confused. Recipients of the Bagutta Prize. Just a moment hadda we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Cadlo philosophical inquiry was based on a concept announced at the novel’s very outset: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Want to Read saving…. As That Awful Mess proceeds with extravagant caricatures, elaborate set pieces and Shandyesque digressions, a certain circularity establishes itself.