Fosca (Oneworld Classics)

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After a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful married woman Clara, the young army officer Giorgio is transferred from Milan to Parma, where he meets the sickly and unattractive Fosca, the cousin of his commander. Although initially repelled by her, he becomes fascinated by her and slowly succumbs to her morbid, manipulative charms. A witty and satirical critique of romance, desire, and bourgeois sexual conventions, Tarchetti's sophisticated and controversial novel is a masterpiece of 19th-century Italian decadent literature.

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Igino Ugo Tarchetti (1839–1869) abandoned his military career to seek his fortune in literature. He wrote newpaper articles, poems, and novels, and became famous with his masterpiece Fosca. Lawrence Venuti also translated Tarchetti's Fantastic Tales and Passion.

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"Tarchetti (1839–1869) has been called an Italian Edgar Allan Poe, and in these nine exceptionally well-translated tales he does indeed share Poe's fascination with the gothic . . . While the stories are marvelous in and of themselves, in Venuti's thoughtful presentation they serve as entree into an equally strange and marvelous literary phenomenon."  —Publishers Weekly on Fantastic Tales

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