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Anyway, I’m very pleased when prominent writers appreciate Dostoyevsky in their own works. I haven’t read his poetry, don’t know much about Italian cities and writers he keeps mentioning in his diaries which may make some of you go “then why the hell did you pick that book? You realize some time after that it’s not ceaare personal, indeed.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug 22, Khuld. Overall I enjoyed it but not quite much. He almost gets a grasp of the Dostoyevsky realm but his mistake is what he has to say is on the surface, very technical and dry. I felt that he spent an awful lot of time to fathom women but failed so he says “to hell with them” in very professional looking words.

Denied an outlet for his creative powers by Fascist control of literature, Pavese translated many 20th-century U. One thing I really loathed was Pavese Reading diaries of real dead people has always made me uncomfortable, leaving me with the sense that I’m peeking into someone’s life and soul, the inner workings of a brain that I have no acquaintance with. Mia rated it liked it Aug 09, Thrashjazzassassin rated it liked oficoo Oct 09, A little too obsessed with sex, yet, he makes some beautiful comments on human nature that vivid you go read it out loud to the nearest person.


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He also published criticism, posthumously collected in La letteratura americana e altri saggi ; American Literature, Essays and Opinions, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Refresh and try again. This review has been hidden because it wl spoilers.

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To ask other readers questions about El oficio de vivirplease sign up. One thing I really loathed was Pavese’s attitude toward women. Just a moment while we sign you in cesar your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A founder and, until his death, an editor of the publishing house of Einaudi, Pavese also edited the anti-Fascist review La Cultura. This set of experiences negatively reflect on his way of viewing women in general. Elif Mehtap Pelit rated it liked it Jan 10, Published June by Editorial Seix Barral first published To see what your friends vivif of this book, please sign up.

Pavese comes very close. I don’t know anything about his life story other than his suicide but it was obvious reading his diaries that he got disappointed, hurt and let down by women.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Tahani rated it liked it Jan 08, His first volume of lyric poetry, Lavorare stanca ; Hard Labour,followed his release from prison. El oficio de vivir by Cesare Pavese. Lamerestbelle rated it liked it Apr 30, Perhaps this is why we always love madly someone who treats us ek indifference. Partly through the influence of Sl, Pavese became preoccupied with myth, symbol, and archetype.


One last thing that attracted my attention was the parts where Pavese talks about Dostoyevsky.

El Oficio de Vivir : Professor Cesare Pavese :

The pwvese of Pavese’s work, mostly short stories and novellas, appeared between the end of the war and his death. Quotes from El oficio de vivir. Suzan rated it liked it Sep 29, I read many works on Dostoyevsky and his works that wonderfully explain what Dostoyevsky might have been aiming for in literature, religion and life.

Beyza rated it liked it Sep 07, But finding them in the diaries is like looking for pearls in an ocean. Trivia About Il mestiere di vi Reading diaries of real dead people has always made me uncomfortable, leaving me with the sense that I’m peeking into someone’s life and soul, the inner workings of a brain se I have no acquaintance with.

Ash rated it liked it Dec 22, Massimo Fratini rated it liked it Cssare 23, You sometimes ought oficoi strip of formality to get to comprehend Dostoyevsky. He attended school and later, university, in Turin.

Cesare Pavese was born in a small town in which his father, an official, owned property. Guilt gives way to criticism.