Separations: two novels of mothers and children
Richly imbued with imagination, charming in their irony, and eminently readable, The Boy with Two Mothers and The Life and Death of Adria and Her Children are alive with a subtle "magic," presenting unforgettable characters across a canvas of European socio-political upheaval. These are classic stories which will haunt the mind long after their reading. In each, Bontempelli fulfills what he believed was the writer's ultimate goal: "to tell a dream as if it were reality and reality as if it were a dream."
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SEPARATIONSUser Review - Kirkus
Two once-famous short novels written by an early exponent of `magical realism` (1878-1960), who is as highly regarded in his native Italy as was his much better-known contemporary (and friend) Luigi ... Read full review
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Appearing in the middle of the author's long, industrious career--Bontempelli (1878-1960) wrote plays, poetry, and essays as well as fiction--Separations is a complete triumph. Bontempelli's work ... Read full review