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Successful completion of the murder investigation is as unlikely as the discovery of a literary style or structure that might contain and possess the unruly world.

Her jewels have gone.

pasticciadcio The book evens trails off seemingly in the middle of the plot before the crime is solved, underscoring the fact that the plot is not That Awful Mess is a challenging book to read. The separate investigative forces of polizia and carabinieri muddle along in streets crammed with people, animals, food, refuse, excrement.

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Ingravallo never manages even to finish a cigarette. Acquainted with Grief is blatantly autobiographical and free of any of the distractions of genre fiction or elaborate plotting.

The translator did his best to explain in footnotes, but I just feel bruto I still didn’t totally appreciate it as I could have. For all that, I’m determined to finish this book someday.


The murder story was inspired by varlo crime that had recently been committed in Rome. This is the story of an apartment block at Via Merulana in Rome that suffers two crimes within a few days and the policemen assigned to solve the case s.

There is a curious irony to these passages. 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: At this point any actual solution to the crime could only be an anticlimax, and Gadda wisely and abruptly breaks off his narrative.

Lovely writing, lots of tricks I would normally be drawn to, and terrific characters, but very little sense of depth. It could be that there series of classics has become so successful that in the attempt to find more there are one or two sneaking on to their lists that are not quite at the standard. Quella perorante cautela avvicinava il male per gradi, in una modulazione sommessa Gadda’s father died inleaving the family in reduced economic conditions; Gadda’s mother, however, never tried to adopt a more modest style of life.

Like Joyce, Gadda uses a lot of dialect in his characters’ dialogue which can present a difficulty to translators, but I felt that my edition did an adequate job.

Set up a giveaway. Complex, wonderfully sketched and a great portrait of the fascist era in Italy but also an unfinished, long-winded, obscure mess of a book. View all 4 comments.

Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana

Ecco il “Pronto Intervento” per tappare velocemente le vostre falle culturali, i Riassunti di Farfadette vi offrono per ogni libro, in poche chiare paginette, tutto quello che dovete sapere. Retrieved from ” https: Its a clever story, emilil the book is only 10 pages long, so it was an expensive read. A lot of literary Dante and political Mussolini references–footnotes help.


Only three days later, however, Liliana is found stabbed to death in her flat. Goodreads helps carlp keep track of books you want to read. Critics have compared him to other writers with a scientific background Carlo Emilio Gadda was an Italian writer and poet.

The only problem is that the novel is so Italian that the English-language reader’s at sea most of the time. In practice, the story is a collection of distracted ramblings, difficult to follow and without driving tension or hrutto.

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Among Gadda’s styles and genres are baroqueexpressionism and grotesque. William Weaver has written convincingly of the problems of translating Gadda, but his version, reprinted in this new edition, never begins to solve them. Non contano i fatti, conta il modo in cui vengono raccontati. And we are reminded of a curious detail: