By Elio Vittorini
New York   New Directions
8" by 5.5" [6], 163pp
The first US edition of this evocative novel by influential modern novelist, Elio Vittorini, with a foreword by Ernest Hemingway.
By Elio Vittorini

1949 In Sicily

New York   New Directions
8" by 5.5" [6], 163pp
The first US edition of this evocative novel by influential modern novelist, Elio Vittorini, with a foreword by Ernest Hemingway.
£40.00
: 0.5kgs / : 904Y42

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first US edition of this work.

This was also the first edition to have an introduction by Ernest Hermingway, with the American writer stating Vittorini to be "one of the very best of the new Italian writers".

Originally published under the name 'Conversazione in Sicilia' (Conversations in Italy), this novel follows the protagonist Silvestro and his return to Sicily where he grew up, after not having been since leaving at the age of 15.

The author uses a blend of lyricism and realism, and the novel was met with intrigued critique of its assumed criticism of Fascist Italy and themes of social injustice. 

Condition

In the original cloth binding. In the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, very smart with minor rubbing and bumping to the extremities. Slight fading to the cloth edges. Dust wrapper has edge wear and small chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Slight sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Very Good Indeed

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