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By Cesare Pavese

Had Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) no longer devoted suicide, he definitely might were the best Italian novelist of the 20 th century. In his short occupation, he wrote a few impressive novels and was once a significant factor in introducing American and British fiction to Italy, translating books via Dickens, Melville, Joyce, and Faulkner. He used to be arrested a couple of instances for anti-Fascist actions sooner than the conflict. In 1950, not able to reconcile his literary lifestyles with the calls for made upon him through society, he took his existence. between ladies in basic terms, released years prior to Pavese's demise, gained Italy's maximum literary honor, the Strega Prize. thought of to be one of many leader resources for post-war Italian realism, it captures the pervading depression and vacancy of a society stuck up in decadence and hedonism. Clelia, a winning couturier, returns to her local Turin to oversee the hole of a salon within the urban the place she spent her adolescence in poverty. She is drawn right into a circle of trendy youngsters and an international of eating places and casinos, artists' studios and events. Amidst this crowd of people that are attempting to flee the futility and tedium in their lives in a senseless look for excitement, she meets the solitary determine of Rosetta, whose suicide on the finish of the tale tragically foreshadows Pavese's personal.

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Les fermiers eux-mêmes passaient dans les hameaux, par tous les chemins des domaines, dans les fermes isolées. À chaque famille, ils offraient la charité de recueillir l’un de ses enfants ; ainsi que le secours immédiat d’une pièce d’argent et, plus précieux encore, quelques vivres. La faim 40 G4/450-D65677-BAT-3 à fin Page 41 Mardi, 4. juillet 2006 4:42 16 avilit sûrement : les parents cédaient leurs plus beaux petits ; les mères pleuraient mais obtempéraient, pensant sauver ainsi leur progéniture.

Il y eut un printemps terrible de gelées tardives et de grêles violentes. L’été fut pire encore : l’eau manqua partout, avec l’eau le fourrage ; une sécheresse extrême brûla les blés, le seigle et le froment. Le petit peuple des journaliers ne trouva plus à louer ses bras. À la fin de septembre la nature impitoyable avait jeté des centaines de gueux sur les chemins de Provence, où ils se traînaient dans la plus noire misère. Le peuple dut renoncer au pain, dont le prix s’était envolé. À Gardanne deux boulangers furent attaqués, dépouillés, massacrés.

Le malheureux homme s’était aventuré, un soir qu’il avait bu plus que de raison, à échanger avec son voisin de table, à la taverne de son village, des propos séditieux qu’un mouchard s’était empressé de rapporter à la police. On avait aussi trouvé dans son échoppe un exemplaire d’un libelle ordurier à l’endroit de quelques notables du cru. Un juge nouveau venait d’être appelé à exercer dans cette juridiction ; il crut devoir se montrer sévère, afin d’en imposer au peuple et de plaire aux puissants.

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