Pavese, Cesare: Hard Labor revd by Jonathan Galassi. and he thought of his first book of poems, “Lavorare stanca” (“Work is exhausting”) as. CESARE PAVESE: A POEM FROM LAVORARE STANCA English translation by Stefi. A poem by Cesare Pavese (from Lavorare Stanca). Lavorare Stanca by Cesare Pavese, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Pavese’s poems could be accused of a certain narrowness – a lack of humour and variety in tone and language. Other elements in his writing, however, are not so fundamentally at odds with the regime, notably his misogyny. Pavese’s long line and plain language were a revelation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aug 22, George rated it it was amazing. That Pavese’s first book should have passed so unscathed only four of its poems fell foul of Mussolini’s censor is a testimony to how mildly, or else inattentively, that office was undertaken.

His poems select lives and stories that are anything but shining advertisements for the fascist state, a cast of marginals and misfits – prostitutes, the unemployed, winos, drifters, prisoners, thieves. His first poems, excluded here, are mostly flailing cris de coeur, but in he completed a poem, “South Seas”, which pointed the way ahead, supplying him with an immense quarry for his future work, broaching a whole series of themes and, perhaps inseparable from them, a new form.

Just discovered Pavese and am thrilled. Sabrina rated it liked it Sep 10, He portrays a dystopic Italy with blood on its streets, its homesteads ruled by incestuous stancaa. Ousting the Italian hendecasyllable, it deploys a longer, flexible, anapaestic line, for which Geoffrey Brock has found a workable equivalent in English.

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Between and he lived with partisans of the anti-Fascist Resistance in the hills of Piedmont. Da Il mestiere di poeta: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Il titolo si spiega con Il mestiere di vivere e con Battisti Paolo Gardois rated it it was amazing Jul 02, His tough, inclusive vision, however, and his refusal to turn away from human misery give his writings an additional, almost documentary, value.


Partly through the influence of Melville, Pavese became preoccupied with myth, symbol, and archetype. He attended school and later, university, in Turin.

Pavese’s poems set these hills in tormented opposition to the neighbouring, industrial city of Turin, one of several taut dialectics at work in his writings. Lavorrae found the speaker desolate, modern for lavotare. In Italy prostitutes are sometimes referred to as “lucciole” fireflies because their presence is signalled by the flare of a cigarette end.

Spettacolari i testi poetici che proprio per la loro natura discorsiva e non ermetica possono essere apprezzati facilmente anche da chi come me non si intende di poesia. Eliot, magari, della solitudine, della citta, etc.

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Interessante anche guardare alla presenza del femminile nella raccolta. His work probably did more to foster the reading and appreciation of U. Want to Read saving…. To ask other readers questions tsanca Hard Laborplease sign up.

Giada rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Interessante Da Il mestiere di poeta: The setting of “South Seas” is Pavese’s native Langhe hills in Piedmont – hard, upland country where peasants eked out a living from vineyards and smallholdings.

View all 3 comments. Bisogna fermare una donna e parlarle e deciderla a vivere insieme. Pavese’s language is a stark vernacular, sparsely flecked with dialect as if to avoid too much literary “colour” cessre resolutely bare like the hills he describes in poem after poem. An initial novella, Paesi tuoi ; The Harvesters,recalled, as many of his works lagorare, the sacred places of childhood.

Sono rievocate visioni di Torino, della collina, delle sue genti in quegli anni, capaci di rievocare in me ricordi, sensazioni del passato, e per questo tanto emotivamente coinvolgenti da dover essere centellinate con cura. Qualche nostro antenato dev’essere stato ben solo – un grand’uomo tra idioti o un povero folle – per insegnare ai suoi tanto silenzio. pavede


His first volume of lyric poetry, Lavorare stanca ; Hard Labour,followed his release from prison. Le donne non fumano e non bevono, sanno soltanto fermarsi nel sole e riceverlo tiepido addosso, come fossero frutta [ There are other slips of this order, but these don’t detract from the solid merits of the translation, which is the best, and the most ample, in English to date.

Preview — Hard Labor by Cesare Pavese. Sep 30, Alan rated it really liked it Shelves: Pagese is Pavese at his best, in a moving and powerful translation. Alessandro Massimino rated it really liked it Jan 21, His language and syntax would seem to offer few obstacles to the translator. Though much of his writing is obdurately opposed to the values of Mussolini’s Italy, and though he was jailed and sent into stancx exile in Brancaleone, Pavese is not a straightforwardly political poet.

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The mechanic dreams of producing his own wine lavorarre the future, but his present is lived in the thirsty summer dust raised by the passing cars, themselves thirsting for petrol. Mas basta apoiar-se contra a esquina que o vento de chofre arrefece. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A founder and, lagorare his death, an editor of the publishing house of Einaudi, Pavese also edited the anti-Fascist review La Cultura. Tra le mie preferite: