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Wait Until Spring, Bandini by John Fante
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1938)

by John Fante

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Series: Bandini (2)

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Like I have seen in a lot of other comments about this book, I discovered Fante via Bukowski. This, to date, is the only book I have read by him but I found it brilliant. Very absorbing and beautiful. I really ought to finish the quartet when I can as I have heard things really get going in The Road to Los Angeles and Ask the Dust. ( )
  rimbo90 | Mar 28, 2015 |
Choppy opening, before Fante hits his pissed off, nihilistic stride. Heartwarming and funny, the sort of stories where you feel bad for someone and want to wring their neck at the same time. ( )
  blanderson | Mar 4, 2014 |
humour, novel AE, 20th century,
  jkuiperscat | Mar 15, 2011 |
novel.la americana, immigració ( )
  constanspelt | Jul 27, 2009 |
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John Fanteprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ammaniti, NiccoloForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Corsi, CarloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Flothuis, MeaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schouten, MartinAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trevi, EmanueleContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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He came along, kicking the snow. Here was a disgusted man. His name was Svevo Bandini, and he lived three blocks down that street. He was cold and there were holes in his shoes. That morning he had patched the holes on the inside with pieces of cardboard from a macaroni box. The macaroni in that box was not paid for. He had thought of that as he placed the cardboard inside his shoes.

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Svevo Bandini, an Italian immigrant, and his wife Maria and son Arturo struggle to survive another Colorado winter.

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