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The Beach (1941)

by Cesare Pavese

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a short novella, but so intense. Pavese places the main character in a triangle of relations of old and new friends, couples and secret lovers, and all of this in a holiday context at the beach. So, in absence of work obligations, time to be lost by reflections, loose interactions, analysis of the others, intrigue, positioning, ... under the umbrella of friendship?
Pavese's book is without any plot, the proze is very condense and leaves at the same time all the space to think about the same themes as the characters in the book.
But, little warning, it's not just some mild reflections in the sunset, it is razor-sharp analysis of the human spirit in a unclear situation of love, forbidden love and potential betrayal. Short but powerful. ( )
  Lunarreader | Aug 23, 2015 |
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