Friday, March 7, 2008

The madness of love and war (Books - A Private Affair by Beppe Fenoglio)

The senselessness of love is matched only by the senselessness of war, A Private Affair seems to say. Despite a translation that occasionally feels stiff in the dialogue sections, Beppe Fenoglio's novel is thoughtful, suspenseful, and amusing. For the most part the story is one big internal monologue, and the ending is absolutely killer - a bravura performance that is worth the whole little book.

This entry and this one constitute my entire review of A Private Affair. Thank you, dovegreyreader, for the recommendation.

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