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The Resource The chill, by Romano Bilenchi ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

The chill, by Romano Bilenchi ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

Label
The chill
Title
The chill
Statement of responsibility
by Romano Bilenchi ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Romano Bilenchi's classic coming of age story, never before published in English, is set in northern Tuscany in the 1950s. The small hill towns and rolling Tuscan countryside provide a suggestive and constantly changing backdrop to a story that is thoroughly Italian in its particulars-its smells, sounds and sights-but universal in its themes. Here, the changing seasons stir both the vibrant hues of Bilenchi's Tuscany and the many moods of his young nameless protagonist. But the abiding atmosphere in this tale is, as the title suggests, wintery. Following the death of his beloved grandfather, a chill has descended upon the teenage narrator of this classic tale, leaving him estranged from friends, family, and eventually even from nature itself- although always vivid and animated, the natural splendor of central Italy becomes increasingly harsh and hostile throughout this story. The protagonist's growing awareness of his own and others' sexuality leads to a series of difficult, confusing encounters that push him even further within himself. Each small awakening, each intimation of the adult world, with all its alarming ribaldry and vulgarity, drives him further from his kind. His reluctant journey into the adult world culminates in a seemingly innocent erotic adventure that, when discovered, will possess all the destructive potential of a natural disaster and at the same time all the potential for rebirth of a new spring
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UKM
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Gelo
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1909-1989
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Bilenchi, Romano
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
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Goldstein, Ann
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  • Bereavement
  • Tuscany (Italy)
  • Bereavement
  • Manners and customs
  • Italy
Label
The chill, by Romano Bilenchi ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title: Il gelo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The chill
  • Afterword : the impossible and the eternal
  • by Benedetta Centovalli
  • About the author
Control code
ocn318411342
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
99 pages
Isbn
9781933372907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)318411342
Label
The chill, by Romano Bilenchi ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title: Il gelo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The chill
  • Afterword : the impossible and the eternal
  • by Benedetta Centovalli
  • About the author
Control code
ocn318411342
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
99 pages
Isbn
9781933372907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)318411342

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