• Among Women Only

In this classic, published just months before Pavese's suicide in 1950, a successful couturier returns to Turin, the city in which she grew up, at the end of World War II.

Opening a salon of her own leads her into a nihilistic circle of young hedonists, including the charismatic and ill-fated Rosetta. But it is Turin itself which is at the heart of Among Women Only; its pervading melancholy deftly rendered by a master craftsman.

Translated from the Italian by D.D. Paige
'Insinuating, haunting and lyrically pervasive.' – New York Times
'Extraordinary depth where one never stops finding new levels, new meanings.' – Italo Calvino
'One of the few essential novelists of the mid-twentieth century.' – Susan Sontag

CESARE PAVESE (1908–1950) was born in the Italian region of Piedmont. Now considered one of Italy’s most distinctive writers, he was unable to publish his creative writing during the fascist era and instead channelled his energies into translating the work of some of the greatest English-language writers into Italian. He was imprisoned by the government in 1935 – inspiring his novel The Political Prisoner – and lived with the partisans from 1943 to 1945. The bulk of his work – stories, poems and novels – appeared between 1945 and his suicide in 1950.
Bibliographic Data
Date Published 1st February 2004
ISBN Number 9780720612141
Pages 208

Among Women Only

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