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NARRATIVA EN INGLES
THAT AWFUL MESS ON THE VIA MERULANA
THAT AWFUL MESS ON THE VIA MERULANA
WEAVER, WILLIAM
2007
388
RÚSTICA
978-1-59017-222-3
ENGLISH
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In a large apartment house in central Rome, two crimes are committed within a matter of days: a burglary, in which a good deal of money and precious jewels are taken, and a murder, as a young woman whose husband is out of town is found with her throat cut. Called in to investigate, melancholy Detective Ciccio, a secret admirer of the murdered woman and a friend of her husband’s, discovers that almost everyone in the apartment building is somehow involved in the case, and with each new development the mystery only deepens and broadens. Gadda’s sublimely different detective story presents a scathing picture of fascist Italy while tracking the elusiveness of the truth, the impossibility of proof, and the infinite complexity of the workings of fate, showing how they come into conflict with the demands of justice and love.

Introduction by Italo Calvino, translated from the Italian by William Weaver.


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