Elsa Morante History: A Novel

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History: A Novel

 
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The cramped and squalid slums of wartime Rome witness and harbor the struggles of a desperately poor, ill-educated, half-Jewish widow, her uncontrollable, charming, delinquent older son, and the precocious, frail, and vulnerable child fathered on her by a young German soldier

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"One of the few novels in any language that renders the full horror of Hitler's war, the war that never gets into the books . . ." -- Alfred Kazan, Esquire

"A storyteller who spellbinds." -- Stephen Spender, The New York Review of Books

"A marvel of a novel . . . all the pleasures that fiction can offer." -- Doris Grumbach, Saturday Review

About the Author:

Born in Rome in 1918, Morante was married to the writer Alberto Moravia. During the last years of World War II, the couple were refugees in the countryside near Cassino. Her first novel, MENZOGNA E SORTILEGIO (1948) was a critical success and won the Viareggio Prize. She was not a prolific writer, with L'ISOLA DI ARTURO appearing nearly ten years later. At the time of publication in 1974 HISTORY was called the novel of the century. Morante died in Rome on November 25, 1985.

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