Books by Massimo Bontempelli

SEPARATIONS by Massimo Bontempelli
Released: March 2, 2000

"One hopes they'll be able to bring us more of Bontempelli's strange and enchanting fiction."
Two once-famous short novels written by an early exponent of `magical realism` (1878-1960), who is as highly regarded in his native Italy as was his much better-known contemporary (and friend) Luigi Pirandello. `The Life and Death of Adria and Her Children` (1930) is a charmingly discursive sendup of the family saga in which an agelessly beautiful young matron's personality (and, indeed, `soul`) is explored with disarming subtlety and quietly increasing menace. Read full book review >