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Private Affair

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ISBN-10: 1843914263

ISBN-13: 9781843914266

Edition: 2006

Authors: Beppe Fenoglio, Howard Curtis, Paul Bailey

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Posthumously published in Italy in 1963, and now translated into English for the very first time, Beppe Fenoglio's World War II novel A Private Affair is regarded as one of the greatest works of 20th-century Italian literature. After the fateful day of September 8,1943—when Italy surrendered to the Allies and was occupied by the Wehrmacht—Milton, a university student, joins the anti-German partisan militia in the mountainous areas of the Piedmont. It is a hard life of watches, patrols, ambushes, and close escapes, but Milton seems to live in a kind of daze, heedless of the danger of being captured by Fascist bands, and immersed in his own world of thoughts and memories. History and life are fused together through a masterful use of flashback, while Milton’s romantic, obsessive, and desperate quest for love and truth carries a wealth of connotations that still reverberate to this day. Beppe Fenoglio (1922–1963) is best known for his autobiographical work, Johnny the Partisan .
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Born in Turin in 1972, Fabio Geda is an Italian novelist who works with children in difficulties. He writes for several Italian magazines and newspapers, and teaches creative writing in the most famous Italian school of storytelling (Scuola Holden, in Turin). This is his first book to be translated into English.

Paul Bailey has been the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award, & the George Orwell Memorial Prize. He is the author of six novels, including "Old Soldiers" & "Gabriel's Lament", both short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in England.