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- DescriptionThe illegitimate son of a fortune teller, Ezio Comparoni (1920-52) never knew his father, rarely left his home town, and admitted one to his home. His deliberate obscurity was compounded by his use of many pseudonyms, including Silvio d'Arzo, under which he wrote the remarkable vella and three stories collected in <i>The House of Others.</i> The vella <i>The House of Others</i> is among the rare perfect works of twentieth century fiction. In a desolate mountain village an old woman visits the parish priest, ostensibly to ask about dissolving a marriage. Gradually, as she probes for information on special cases --cases in which what is obviously wrong can also be irrefutably right--it becomes clear her true question is whether or t she might take her own life. The question is metaphysical, involving t only the woman's life but the priest's; and to it he has answer.
- Author BiographyIn his short life Silvio d'Arzo wrote half a dozen novellas, several volumes of poetry, three fables for children, and a number of highly original literary essays. <i>The House of Others </i>is his first work to be translated into English.
- Author(s)Silvio D'Arzo
- PublisherNorthwestern University Press
- Date of Publication31/12/1995
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationEvanston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorthwestern University Press
- Weight187 g
- Width140 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Translated byKeith Botsford
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