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Carlo Emilio Gadda

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.

Views Read Edit View history. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The country at that time was experiencing a booming economy, and Gadda used the experience for the fictional South American-cum-Brianza setting of La Cognizione del Dolore.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The theme of muddle and multiple causes, so determinedly announced in the opening pages and usually taken to be the intellectual core of the book, is really something of a red herring.

The detective imprisons three men on the slenderest of suspicions, in all cases in response to emilip sexuality. I pushed on halfway and then moved on to another book. Crucial conversations are drowned brutho by background noise; telephone wires are crossed; promising lines of questioning are disrupted by unpleasant odours. Share your thoughts with other customers.

With age, his bitterness and misanthropy somewhat intensified. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. He practiced as an engineer untilspending three of these years in Argentina. It just wasn’t the rig book for me now.


That Awful Mess was published in instalments in and and then in a much longer book version but with one crucial chapter now omitted in 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. Retrieved from ” https: Most difficult book I’ve read in a long time.

Comparisons to Joyce and Proust are silly. Ingravallo himself is clearly no stranger to such feelings.

So a problematic read due to the many Italian cultural references. A novel about Rome, for Rome unless you 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, There was indeed an awful mess on the Via Merulana, unfortunately, for anyone living outside Rome’s protective bubble, there is also a bit of mess, with Gadda’s writing.

There is a curious irony to these passages. In theory, this book is fascinating, a murder mystery written without a conclusion because the conclusion is irrelevant. Complex, wonderfully sketched and a great portrait of the fascist era in Italy but also an unfinished, long-winded, obscure mess of a book.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Gadda prides himself on his elevated language, elaborate metaphors, and obscure allusions, much of which disappears in this translated text. A lot of literary Dante and political Mussolini references–footnotes help. Difficult to follow but has clear descriptions, enjoyable providing you don’t need to know where you are going with the plot.

Critics have compared him to other writers with a scientific background, such as Primo Levi, Robert Musil and Thomas Pynchon–a similar spirit of exactitude pervades some of Gadda’s books.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This book is like reading a more masterful version of Raymond Chandler ‘s “The Big Sleep,” but as a satirical Roman novel set during the fascist period.

Gadda’s story is rather aimless, focusing on the atmosphere around the two crimes pasticciacco make up the titular “mess” until the crimes themselves one of which is quite grisly are no longer in focus at all.


At the same time, the ideas of mess and tangle will be foregrounded in every possible way: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. His best work, Acquainted with Griefis again unfinished and again leaves us with an unsolved crime in this case we are not even sure whether the victim will die or not.

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Return to Book Page. Inthe magazine Letteratura published, in five episodes, the crime novel Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulanawhich was translated into English as That Awful Mess on Via Merulana.

The ladies, at Maiano or at Cernobbio, were already choking in venereal sobs addressed to the strengthener of Italy. Learn more about Amazon Pasticciwccio. Every event, a crime for example, is like a vortex where various streams converge, each moved by heterogenous impulses, none of which can be overlooked in the search for the truth.

Again beauty and death are superimposed, as the girl is questioned in the presence of her dying, perhaps already decomposing, father.

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The problem there was British slang. Translator William Weaver, who has worked on the likes of Umberto Eco and Alberto Moravia, says it’s up to the reader to interpret the meanings of where things get tricky, safe to say it gets tricky a lot. Liliana, it turns out, had vented her frustrations by writing and rewriting her btutto.

Its a clever story, but the book is only 10 pages long, so it was an expensive read.

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