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Cesare Pavese (1908–1950)

Author of La lune et les feux

266+ Works 6,819 Members 117 Reviews 32 Favorited

About the Author

In Torino in his native Piedmont, Pavese studied English and American literature and wrote a dissertation on Walt Whitman. He read and translated Defoe, Dickens, Joyce , Dos Passos, Stein and Faulkner and his version of Melville's , Moby Dick is a classic. Except for his book of poems Lavorare show more stanca (Work Wearies) (1936), Pavese's chief works are the novels The Comrade (1948), La Casa in Collina (The House on the Hill) (1949), Prima che il gallo canti (Before the Cock Crows) (1949), La bella estate (The Beautiful Summer) (1949), and his last and best, The Moon and the Bonfire (1952). During World War II, he was head of the Rome office of the publishing house of Einaudi and, with Elio Vittorini, did much to encourage young writers. Although a member of the Communist Party, he had not joined the anti-Fascist resistance. Unhappy in love, unable to believe in Christ, and disappointed with things in postwar Italy, he finally made good on what he had often urged as the finest of "final solutions" for himself, committing suicide after winning the coveted Strega Prize, for La bella estate. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Cesare Pavese

La lune et les feux (1949) 1,404 copies
The Beautiful Summer (1940) 568 copies
This Business of Living (1990) 534 copies
The House on the Hill (1949) 374 copies
Dialogues with Leucò (1947) 303 copies
The Harvesters (1938) 291 copies
Il compagno (1947) 283 copies
The Beach (1941) 237 copies
Poesie (1979) 225 copies
Among Women Only (1949) 219 copies
The Devil in the Hills (1948) 198 copies
Prima che il gallo canti (1964) 165 copies
Lavorare stanca (1943) 159 copies
Feria d'agosto (1946) 157 copies
Racconti (1960) 110 copies
The Political Prisoner (1990) 52 copies
De tu tierra ; El camarada (1941) 42 copies
Poesie del disamore (1943) 40 copies
Het grote vuur roman (2012) 35 copies
Pavese giovane (1990) 34 copies
Saggi letterari (1951) 26 copies
Le bel été: Trois romans (1949) 25 copies
Ciau Masino (1969) 22 copies
Poesie edite e inedite (1962) 21 copies
Tutti i racconti (2002) 19 copies
De tu tierra (1990) 19 copies
Romanzi (1961) 19 copies
Antología poética (1980) 19 copies
Vita attraverso le lettere (1966) 19 copies
Racconti (vol. 1) (1953) 19 copies
Racconti. Volume secondo (1953) 16 copies
Notte di festa (2005) 13 copies
I capolavori (2008) 12 copies
Oeuvres (2008) 12 copies
Novelle del novecento: an anthology (1966) — Contributor — 10 copies
La trilogie des machines (2000) 10 copies
Gedichte (1986) 9 copies
Lettere 1926-1950 2 (1966) 9 copies
Tutti i romanzi (2000) 9 copies
Lettere 1926-1950, vol. 1 (1966) 8 copies
53 poesie 8 copies
Los Cuentos (2010) 8 copies
Cartas : 1926-1950 (1973) 7 copies
El oficio de poeta (1994) 7 copies
Poesie giovanili, 1923-30 (1989) 6 copies
Relatos II (1981) 6 copies
Summer Storm (1966) 6 copies
Relatos (1988) 5 copies
Lettere: 1924-1944 (1966) 5 copies
Senin Koylerin (1998) 5 copies
Die Nacht von San Rocco (1971) 5 copies
Le Poesie (2014) 4 copies
La playa y otros relatos (1975) 4 copies
AY VE ŞENLİK ATEŞLERİ (1997) 4 copies
Ilus suvi (1980) 3 copies
Moon and Bonfires (1960) 3 copies
Guzel Yaz (1998) 3 copies
Salut Masino (1973) 3 copies
Yalniz Kadinlar Arasinda (2015) 3 copies
Camino de sangre (2010) 3 copies
A praia 3 copies
Treballar cansa (1978) 3 copies
Tepelerdeki Seytan (2000) 3 copies
Innan tuppen gal (2010) 3 copies
Cesare Pavese (1996) 3 copies
CUENTOS 2 copies
Uomini e topi 2 copies
Der böse Blick (1987) 2 copies
YOLDAŞ 2 copies
Dialoghi con Leucò (2021) 2 copies
Il taccuino segreto (2020) — Author — 2 copies
Poemas 2 copies
Lettres 1924-1950 (1971) 2 copies
Samtaler med Leuka (2021) 1 copy
Le Bel Été 1 copy
Hapishane (2021) 1 copy
PLAJ 1 copy
Lepo leto (2011) 1 copy
53 Poesie 1 copy
E avrà i tuoi occhi (2021) 1 copy
Romanzi I 1 copy
De aarde en de dood (1989) 1 copy
Poésies 1 copy
Cesare Pavese: Poesie (1987) 1 copy
Piękne lato 1 copy
Szép nyár (1974) 1 copy
Dve cigarete 1 copy
Relatos (1982) 1 copy
Sämtliche Gedichte (1988) 1 copy
De zee 1 copy
Festa grande 1 copy
Selected Works of Cesare Pavese (1995) — Author — 1 copy
Poesia 1 copy
RELATOS I. RELATOS II. (1981) 1 copy
Travailler use (2021) 1 copy
La plage (2021) 1 copy
La bella estate (2019) 1 copy
Leuko Ile Söylesiler (2021) 1 copy
Şiirler 1 copy
Velika vatra (2016) 1 copy
Le métier de vivre I (1977) 1 copy
2008 1 copy
O demo nos outeiros (1949) 1 copy

Associated Works

Moby Dick (1851) — Translator, some editions — 35,522 copies
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) — Translator, some editions — 21,208 copies
The Path to the Spiders' Nests (1947) — Afterword, some editions — 1,682 copies
The 42nd Parallel (1930) — Translator, some editions — 1,632 copies
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 550 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 389 copies
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contributor — 334 copies
Italian Short Stories 1 (1965) — Contributor — 171 copies
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (2019) — Contributor — 139 copies
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contributor — 68 copies
The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories (1969) — Contributor — 21 copies
Relatos italianos del Siglo XX (1974) — Contributor — 13 copies
Meesters der Italiaanse vertelkunst (1955) — Contributor — 11 copies
Modern Italian Short Stories (1954) — Contributor — 6 copies
Onthebus No. 8 and 9 — Contributor — 6 copies
Italien erzählt : elf Erzählungen — Author — 5 copies
Antaeus No. 23, Autumn 1976 — Contributor — 1 copy

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"Que significa este vale para uma família que venha do mar, que nada saiba da Lua e das fogueiras? É indispensável tê-lo sentido com os ossos do corpo, tê-lo nos ossos como o vinho e a polenta. Então é possível conhecê-lo sem ser preciso falar dele, e quando andou dentro de nós muitos anos sem sabermos, desperta agora ao chocalho de uma carroça, ao sacudir do rabo de um boi, ao sabor de uma sopa, a uma voz que se escuta na praça, à noite."
 
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Although I found little interest in the story itself I liked very much how the author succeeds in giving us insight into the characters and their relationships through their words and actions instead of description and exposition.
 
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LA BELLA ESTATE

A quei tempi era sempre festa. Bastava uscire di casa e traversare la strada, per diventare come matte, e tutto era cosi' bello, specialmente di notte, che tornando stanche morte speravano ancora che qualcosa succedesse, che scoppiasse un incendio, che in casa nascesse un bambino, e magari venisse giorno all'improvviso e tutta la gente uscisse in strada e si potesse continuare a camminare camminare fino ai prati e fin dietro le colline. (p. 3)

IL DIAVOLO SULLE COLLINE

Non c'e' niente che sappia di morte - continuo' - piu' del sole d'estate, della gran luce, della natura esuberante. Tu fiuti l'aria e senti il bosco, e ti accorgi che piente e bestie se ne infischiano di te. Tutto vive e si macera in se stesso. La natura e' la morte... (p. 130)

Pensavo a quell'idea di Pieretto che la campagna arroventata sotto il sole d'agosto fa pensare alla morte. (p. 150)

TRA DONNE SOLE

Rosetta disse, sulla mia spalla: - Tutti i giovani sono sciocchi.
- E i vecchi, e le vecchie, e i defunti. Tutti sbagliati. Oh Clelia, insegnami il modo di guadagnare quattro soldi e fuggire in California. La' dicono che non si muore.
- Tu ci credi? - disse Rosetta. (p. 362)

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