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Books by Cesare Pavese.

An initial novella, Paesi tuoi ; The Harvesters,recalled, as many of his works do, the sacred places of childhood. Daniele Frison rated it it was ok Jun 22, Return to Book Page. I’m being unfair though. Andrea Derizio rated it diavo,o was amazing Aug 02, Denied an outlet for his creative powers by Fascist control of literature, Pavese translated many 20th-century U. Every time I see diavollo 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.

Il diavolo sulle colline : Cesare Pavese :

Some wonderful passages of writing were slightly let down by the novels tonality, which felt collihe little apvese of key, but I still found much to savour. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

View all 8 comments. 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 pavesw just to infuriate anyone stupid enough to try to engage in a conversation with some of the characters.

Personalmente ritengo che la scrittura di Pavese non abbia retto, come invece accade per altri scrittori, alla prova del tempo. 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.

Cesare Pavese: Il diavolo sulle colline / The devil in the hills / Der Teufel auf den Hügeln

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. I think they might be the most hated group of people in the history of the world. Lists with This Book. Leaving aside all historical shit, this novel collin basically just a me and my cool friends that are so misunderstood do some stuff that we think is cool and so much above what the ‘squares’ do or understand. Open Preview See a Problem?


He also published criticism, posthumously collected in La letteratura americana e altri saggi ; American Literature, Essays and Opinions, Salvatore Falcone rated it pavee it Sep 03, Qesto libro non mi ha fatto impazzire. Shortly after receiving the Strega Prize for it, Pavese committed suicide in his hotel room by taking an overdose of pills. To ask other readers questions about The Devil in the Hillsplease sign up.

I only mention my obvious disdain for hipsters am I a hipster, well obviously no, almost no one will admit to being one, but while my tastes border along the Do you know whom I along with just about every other person in the civilized world hate?

Tu fiuti l’aria e senti il bosco e ti accorgi che piante e bestie se ne infischiano di te. Cesare Pavese was born in a small town in which his father, an official, owned property.

The Devil in the Hills by Cesare Pavese

In what is Pavese’s most personal novel, The Devil in the Hills is a tale of lost youth and friendship, changing from adolescence to manhood, set in the Italian landscape of Pavese’s own boyhood.

Hipsters with tattoos or jewelry of brass-knuckles. The novel starts with the sickening observation about how cool the narrator and his friends are because they stay up allnight and talk about important things that no one else in their provincial little town could understand.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 30, Diletta Anselmi rated it liked it. Tre amici universitari trascorrono i mesi estivi a Torino sentendosi vivi soprattutto durante le scorribande notturne piene di chiacchiere e multiformi, per quanto lontane, tentazioni. Be the first to ask a question about The Devil in the Hills. Jun 27, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: I know I am. Kratko stivo za procitati ali nista sto prirasta srcu.


L’ho trovato a tratti noioso, ripetitivo e con dei dialoghi spezzettati che poco aggiungono alla definizione dei personaggi.

Tutto vive e si macera in se stesso. 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. They run into the wealthy and 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.

Need to re-read once I am more fluent in italian. May 07, Ian rated it really liked it. 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. The plot progresses at the pace of the changing of the seasons, but I still found it affecting. Likovi plitki i neshvatljivi. Valentina Giunta rated it it was amazing Jul 17,