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Leaving aside all historical shit, this novel is basically just a me and my cool friends that are so misunderstood do some stuff that we think is cool and so much above what the ‘squares’ do or understand. Scott Fitzgerald at the top of his form. I kept thinking of coline things while reading the beginning of this novel. I’m being unfair though. The Devil in the Hills by Cesare Diavoo.

It is testament diwvolo Pavese’s skill that I found myself empathising with the colkine, precisely the sort of idle student types that normally wind me up with their ignorance and self-absorption. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to collin. Daniele Frison rated it it was ok Jun 22, His prose is simple, matter-of-fact, and a little turbulent in places I’m simply putting that down to the translationbut what I liked about the novel overall is that he never gives too much away, and in the three friends Pavese puts them in moments of boastful self confidence, and uneasy tension when dealing with certain situations, that made them feel like children again.

Now that I pavesd finished the novel I know that I’m being a little unfair in dismissing the novel as an early proto-hipster oh man you might have called them different things but the ‘s I’m sure were jam packed with some equivalent of hipsters novel. Likovi plitki i neshvatljivi. Be the first to ask a question about The Devil in the Hills. He attended school and later, university, in Turin. Mar 04, Andrew De Sousa rated it really liked it.

The narrator along with Pieretto, his sardonic friend, and the more passiona Initially I read this for the sole reason that it is set in the Piedmontese hills of Italy, where we will be holidaying this summer. Tutto vive e si macera in se stesso. The plot progresses at the pace of the changing of the seasons, but I still found it affecting. Refresh and try again. But all of those things just seemed to screaming for my attention and anything subtle in the novel got lost in the ‘look how cool’ I was in ppavese youth feeling that the novel has.


This had the effect of making his own prose especially lucid and clear when translated into Pzvese. Trivia About The Devil in the Paperbackpages. Evidently in a stupor from lack of sleep, they are whiling away the days teasing each other, sunbathing naked, talking of girls and of hunting collune other things.

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There was a lush cinematic feel to it for the most part, that especially towards the end had me thinking of Fellini. May 07, Ian rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He also published criticism, posthumously collected in La letteratura americana e altri saggi ; American Literature, Essays and Opinions, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Need to re-read once I am more fluent in italian.

Salvatore Falcone rated it liked it Sep 03, Yeah, towards the end there are some interesting parts to the novel, but all in all it’s just the same as reading any novel that’s primary raison co,line seems to pavesr to show how ‘cool’ the characters are in a hipster-ish note, when other hipster-ish characters arrive in this book, the main hipsters immediately feel like the out of towners are poseurs, see hipsters have never liked other hipsters and can feel the inauthenticity immediatelyit’s just a matter of substituting different activities for different time periods.

The Devil in the Hills

Published October 1st by Peter Owen Publishers first published Even hipsters hate hipsters! Kratko stivo za procitati ali nista sto prirasta srcu. A founder and, until his death, an editor of the publishing house of Einaudi, Pavese also edited the anti-Fascist review La Cultura. Beautifully evocative in terms of place and time, Pavese uses the sweeping hills, vineyards, and small villages of northern Italy to create a very outdoor, wide open feel, from wildlife and insects buzzing, to the hot dazzling sun during day, and a big glowing moon at night looking down on the characters.


Partly through the influence of Melville, Pavese became preoccupied with myth, symbol, and archetype. Cesare Pavese was born in a small town in which his father, an official, owned property. Tre amici universitari trascorrono i mesi estivi a Torino sentendosi vivi soprattutto durante le scorribande notturne piene di chiacchiere e multiformi, per quanto lontane, tentazioni. The story didn’t really develop sul,e the ways I’d hoped, and one could argue it kind of runs into a brick wall, but in terms of the pleasures and apprehension faced with young men of this era it works pretty well.

View all 8 comments. His first volume of lyric poetry, Lavorare stanca ; Hard Labour,followed his release from prison.

Initially I read this for the sole reason that it is set in the Piedmontese hills of Diavlo, where we will be holidaying this summer. Tu fiuti l’aria e senti il bosco e ti accorgi che piante e bestie se ne infischiano di te. Books by Cesare Pavese. Sicuramente vengono descritti egregiamente le ambientazioni ed i personaggi, si respira un’aria di altri tempi.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Several other works are notable, especially La bella estate ; in The Political Prisoner, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. L’ho trovato a tratti noioso, ripetitivo e con dei dialoghi spezzettati che poco aggiungono alla definizione dei personaggi.

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Ma la trama non mi ha particolarmente coinvolta, l’ho trovata “lenta”. Dec 03, Steven Godin rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 27, Greg rated paavese liked it Shelves: It is Pavese’s homeland and his affection for the landscape and climate are evident throughout.

I only mention my obvious disdain for hipsters am I a hipster, well obviously no, almost no one will admit to being one, but while my tastes border along the Do you know whom I along with just about every other person in the civilized world hate?