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The javelin thrower

The javelin thrower

Author: Paolo Volponi; Emanuele Zinato; Richard Dixon
Publisher: London ; New York ; Calcutta : Seagull Books, 2018. ©2018
Series: Italian list.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
As a boy growing up in rural Italy in the 1930s, Damìn is experiencing the first stirrings of adolescence when he accidentally sees his mother having sex with the local Fascist commandant. His pain, anger, and confusion are uncomfortably intertwined with a compulsion to watch them, which becomes an obsession. Isolating himself from anyone who might help him understand what he's feeling, he channels his fury into his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Volponi; Emanuele Zinato; Richard Dixon
ISBN: 9780857425393 0857425390
OCLC Number: 1022504107
Notes: "First published in English translation by Seagull Books, 2018"--Title page verso
"Originally published as Paolo Volponi, Il lanciatore di giavellotto, Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Turin, 1981"--Title page verso
Description: 300 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: Italian list.
Other Titles: Lanciatore di giavellotto.
Responsibility: Paolo Volponi ; with an afterword by Emanuele Zinato ; translated by Richard Dixon.


The story of an adolescent boy's erotic and sentimental education in 1930s Fascist Italy.  Read more...


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