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Berto, Giuseppe

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Most widely held works by Giuseppe Berto
The sky is red by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

169 editions published between 1940 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily incidents in the lives of four teen-age children living in a bombed city of northern Italy
Incubus by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

194 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is some fifteen years since Berto's earlier, younger novels--The Brigand and The Sky is Red, and they were certainly very different in character from this ""immoderate self-exposure"" in an unabashed first person which deals with the narrator's ""sixty year and four month struggle"" with his father. When alive, his father didn't count for much; but after his death (the sequence following his abdominal obstruction from the table to the coffin is relentless) he was left with his incubus, a prodigious guilt. Savagely, the naroissistic naked eye spins over memories of the past and scenes in the present-- from the congenital and chronic problem of his father to the more ""pleasant"" difficulties of women; but primarily over various organic functions and dysfunctions (his ulcer; his urinary tract; etc.) which finally takes him in a state of neurasthenic exhaustion to a psychiatrist where after several years he is more at ""ease among the hypotheses of the unconscious and the haggling between the Ego, the Id and the Superego."" And even if his psyche isn't altogether equilibrated, he is ready, or is he, to assume the aggravations of the workaday world... Berto's book, midway between a confessional and a tirade, is also a bravura performance but its wickedly funny lucidity is shot with brilliance, particularly where it is uncommonly uncomfortable." (Kirkus Review, Feb 14, 1965)
Antonio in love (la cosa buffa) by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

74 editions published between 1080 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young provincial elementary school teacher falls in love with a Venetian girl, daughter of a rich industrialist. A novel in which not so much facts count as their reflections in the soul of the characters
The brigand by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

84 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1951, inspired by a chronicle episode that really happened in Calabria at the end of the war, "Il brigante " is a novel that fits into the tradition of neorealism and tells the story of a young man who became a bandit in spite of himself, only because he was unjustly blamed for having killed someone. One of the most beautiful and tragic novels that have appeared for years, truly a small masterpiece. Writing is superb: precise, clear, neither too simple, nor too pompous. Both for the style and for the content, only the preface (by Berto himself) is noteworthy: in a few pages, or rather in a few words, he manages to draw a picture of the immediate post-war period and of neorealism of extreme clarity and
Stories of modern Italy, from Verga, Svevo and Pirandello to the present by Ben Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twenty-six stories, from Verga, Svevo and Pirandello to today's most important Italian writers, represents the major genre of modern Italian fiction"--Jacket
La gloria : romanzo by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

56 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a betrayal made out of love, in intimate complicity with the victim, two thousand years ago. A novel that reflects the contradictions, the violence, the desperate need for transcendence of our years and of our generation
Anonimo veneziano by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras largos años de éxito literario, Giuseppe Berto (uno de los novelistas más leídos y premiados de Italia) compuso para el cine un guión: el de Anónimo veneciano. Pero un guión, por muchos méritos literarios que contenga, no es precisamente un relato, sino la osamenta de un relato que habrá de ser narrado, en otra síntesis, por medio de la cámara. En este caso por el contrario, Berto ha elaborado una novela a partir de un guión. Como si hubiera querido invertir el orden corriente de esta clase de translaciones. El resultado ha sido un texto escueto e intenso, de plástica evidencia, pletórico de sutiles tensiones. Su desarrollo, su ritmo, su vida interior, son verdaderamente «cinematográficos» por la sobriedad, transparencia y precisión de atmósferas y caracteres, sin por ello perder la riqueza de matices, el melancólico espesor de una historia amorosa que capta el esplendor del momento y también la ineluctable decadencia y muerte de todo momento bello. Como la maravillosa Venecia, como la vida toda de los hombres y hasta las ideas que esos hombres hayan tenido alguna vez sobre el amor. Asi todo reencuentro —y todo encuentro— es también una despedida; todo nexo una frontera insalvable, o casi insalvable, en el aura de una desgarradora delicadeza verdaderamente musical (no es casualidad que el protagonista sea un músico). Atento a la inminencia de la tragedia, Berto no necesita relatarla para sugerirla. Y de esta forma, en la poesía del fragmento, del instante, de la ocasión, nos brinda esta obra los claroscuros del pasado, la tensión del presente, la amargura del inevitable futuro
Oh, Serafina! Fiaba di ecologia, di manicomio e d'amore by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild, erotic comedy about an awkward bird lover and his fascination with a beautiful young psychiatric patient
Guerra in camicia nera by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

31 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of God : and other stories by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

7 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le opere di Dio by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un po' di successo by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

11 editions published in 1963 in Italian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E' forse amore by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in Italian and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Passione secondo noi stessi. Un atto preceduto da un prologo by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in Italian and French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonimo Veneziano. Testo drammatico in due atti by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

13 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colloqui col cane by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modesta proposta per prevenire by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'inconsapevole approccio : e, Le opere di Dio by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in Italian and French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fantarca; undici tavole a china di Herbert H. Pagani by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le opere di Dio by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

5 editions published in 1948 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sky is red
Alternative Names
Berto G.

Berto Giuseppe

Giuseppe Berto écrivain italien

Giuseppe Berto eskritor italiano

Giuseppe Berto Italiaans schrijver

Giuseppe Berto italienischer Schriftsteller

Giuseppe Berto italiensk författare

Giuseppe Berto italiensk skribent

Giuseppe Berto writer, screenwriter

Берто, Джузеппе

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ベルト, G.

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