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Detective don Ciccio Ingravallo. Log In Register for Online Access. It experiments heavily with language, borrowing a great deal from several Italian dialects. Gadda also wrote a film treatment in which the murder was solved, but it was not used for the film that was actually made, in which the murder was solved differently. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Unable to solve the crime, Ingravallo alternates between somnolence and frustration, which he vents in questioning as aggressive as it is fruitless. Want to Read saving…. Liliana, it turns out, had vented her frustrations by writing and rewriting her will.

I pushed on halfway and then moved on to another book. The comic social satire of the opening pages once again establishes a world so corrupt and grotesque that involvement in it could only be demeaning. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The unexpurgated original edition will be published in Refresh and try again. Most difficult book I’ve read in a long time. The most important critic of Gadda was Gianfranco Contini. In theory, this book is fascinating, a murder mystery written without a conclusion because the conclusion is irrelevant.

Ingravallo never manages even to finish a cigarette. The separate investigative forces of polizia and carabinieri muddle along in streets crammed with people, animals, food, refuse, excrement.


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L’ironia si taglia a fette, come l’attacco continuo al fascismo e al Mascellone, non ci sono sconti, non ci sono pause, in questo. Though I can see how this could be an interesting novel, ,erulana into English it’s clearly hopeless. Throughout the book, many words, especially names, will get the same treatment: Common sense would suggest a single hand behind both crimes. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Ultimately, the book left me unsatisfied on the emotional level.

I can sense the underlying satire, but understanding the nuance is beyond me, requiring an in-depth comprehension In theory, this book is fascinating, a murder mystery written without a conclusion because the conclusion is irrelevant. The suffix accio adds a further negative and colloquial enilio, and makes the word quite a mouthful.

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To ask other readers questions about Quer pasticciaccio brutto de qued Merulanaplease sign up. Tom K rated it liked it Dec 19, The pages roll on, sentences piling densely atop one another amidst thickets of words both baroque and completely fabricated, the whole thing perpetually on the verge of collapse – before Gadda manages somehow, usually to stick the landing in any given flight of fancy.

The only problem is that the novel is so Italian that the English-language pasgicciaccio at sea most of the time.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. But above pastiicciaccio, the life and emotions of the detective are tangled with those of the victim.

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E stata una fatica immensa. Qur article does not cite any sources. The theme of muddle and multiple causes, so determinedly announced in the opening pages and usually taken to be the intellectual core of the book, is really something of a red herring.


Like Joyce, Gadda uses a lot of dialect in his characters’ dialogue which can present a difficulty to translators, but I felt that my edition did an adequate job.

During the war he was a lieutenant of the Alpini corps, and led a machine-gun team. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If you can get past the exhausting philosophy of “unknowableness”, the book is worth dipping into – at least for a while – just to experience the madness of Gadda’s merrulana.

To get the free app, enter your qer phone number. The title thus sets us up for an onslaught of the demotic and confused. Quotes from Quer pasticciacci Bagutta PrizeViareggio Prize. Gadda also likes to go on the attack whenever possible, considerably having a pop at Mussolini’s reign of terror, this again plays vvia huge role in Gadda’s direction, notoriously painting fascist era Italy in all it’s vulgarity.

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Hair is tangled, clothes are mismatched: To the Italian reader these provide constant if arduous amusement and create an intriguing tension between the pleasures of language and the grossness of the world it is obliged to describe. Ultimately the voice here is frustratingly discursive and the reader worries how much was lost in translation. Ingravallo himself is clearly no pasticcixccio to such feelings.

That Awful Mess is a challenging book to read.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He practiced as an engineer untilspending three of those years in Argentina. As this was never intended as a fully blown who-done-it, Gadda may take away the meat, but does leave superior bones. Learn more about Amazon Prime.