Cesare Pavese and America: Life, Love, and Literature

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 303 pages
When he committed suicide at age forty-one, Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) was one of Italy's best-known writers. A poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator, he had been profoundly influenced in his early years by American literature. But later he grew disaffected with American culture, coming to see it as materialistic and shallow. This book, the first full-length English-language study of Pavese in twenty years, examines his life and the evolution of his views of America through a chronological reading of his works.
 

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Contents

Introducing Cesare Pavese
1
Part I
15
Part II
133
Notes
249
Suggested Reading
279
Illustration Source Credits
283
Index
285
Back Cover
306
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Lawrence G. Smith received his PhD in the history of American civilization from Harvard University and attended the University of Padua as a Fulbright scholar. He lives in New York City.

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