By Cesare Pavese
'An brilliant portrait of an blameless at the verge of gaining knowledge of the cruelties of love... there are whispers the following of the long run paintings of Elena Ferrante' Elizabeth Strout, from the introduction
'Life used to be a perpetual vacation in these days...'
It's the peak of summer season in Thirties Italy and sixteen-year-old Ginia is determined for event. So starts off a fateful friendship with Amelia, a trendy and complicated artist's version who envelops her in a stunning new global of bohemian artists and intoxicating freedom. below the spell of her new pals, Ginia quickly falls in love with Guido, an enigmatic younger painter. it is the begin of a determined love affair, charged with fake desire and overwhelming ardour - destined to final not than the process a summer.
The attractive summer time is a stunning coming-of-age story of misplaced innocence and primary love, through one in all Italy's maximum writers.
'Pavese, to me, is a continuing resource of proposal' Jhumpa Lahiri
'One of the few crucial novelists of the mid-twentieth century' Susan Sontag
'[Pavese writes books of] notable intensity the place one by no means stops discovering new degrees, new that means' Italo Calvino
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The Beautiful Summer (Penguin European Writers) by Cesare Pavese