By Elio Vittorini, Webster Schott, Frances Frenaye, Frances Keene
File note: PDF is searchable photograph ocr, 328 pages with back and front disguise and within flaps
Title note: unique name: Le donne di Messina
Author note: ahead via Webster Schott and Translated via Frances Frenaye & Frances Keene
Publish 12 months note: First released 1949 via Casa Editrice Valentino Bompiani, Italy
This is a curious reverie-like prolonged myth of a gaggle of random traveler/refugees who choose to settle in a small, it sounds as if deserted village someplace close to Bologna after the tip of the second one global battle. they're very happy adequate to overlook the previous of their paintings of clearing mine fields, solving a truck, planting wheat, construction communal rooms -- now not even bothering to determine of their journeys to city that the monarchy have been overthrown and a republic tested. unavoidably hassle creeps in in this pastoral semi-idyll -- it seems that from Carlo the Bald, a landlord's consultant who served within the fascist military with Ventura, one of many town's top electorate -- yet mockingly and extra really from a bunch of former partisans, who beguile the easy peasants with stories of unique such things as jukeboxes and fridges on hand to those that reside within the towns.
Only the peasant girls of Messina, the village's former population, stay, and another, who chooses to stick outdoor heritage in an agrarian idealism that still fails because the group splits up into households -- a failure of communal dwelling overlooked via politicos who speak conceptual Communism within the towns. a tragic quite naive elegy to a way of life that will have been.