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Ernesto, sixteen, searches for the love he can't find from his family, in sexual encounters with an older man, a prostitute, and a boy his own age
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Text: English, Italian (translation)From Publishers Weekly:
The distinguished Italian poet, too little known in America, never allowed this autobiographical novella of first love to be published in his lifetime. Ernesto is not yet 16 at the turn of the century when he is approached by an unlettered day laborer who praises his beauty. For a month, the two have a rapturous liaison. But given the difference in their stations, the affair can't last, and Ernesto, unwilling to offend, quits his jobthe last job, he confides to his reader, he is ever to hold. We see him at the close with a new friend, Ilio, who, like himself, plays the violin and who, the reader is given to understand, will make music for Ernesto throughout his life. This is a lyrical memoir, filled with the enchantment of Trieste as it opens itself to the wide eyes of a boy on a voyage of discovery.
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Book Description Paladin, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110586087419
Book Description Paladin, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0586087419