The Communist (NYRB Classics) by Guido Morselli,Elizabeth McKenzie,Frederika Randall

By Guido Morselli,Elizabeth McKenzie,Frederika Randall

A specific political coming of age tale, now in English for the 1st time.

An NYRB Classics Original

Walter Ferranini has been born and bred a guy of the left. His father used to be a employee and an anarchist; Walter himself is a Communist. within the Nineteen Thirties, he left Mussolini’s Italy to struggle Franco in Spain. After Franco’s victory, he left Spain for exile within the usa. With the finish of the struggle, he back to Italy to paintings as a hard work organizer and to construct a brand new innovative order. Now, within the overdue Fifties, Walter is a deputy within the Italian parliament.

He isn't really satisfied approximately it. Parliamentary court cases are too dull for phrases: the Communist social gathering seems filling up with ward heelers, timeservers, and profiteers. For Walter, the political has continually taken priority over the private, yet now there looks no shelter for him anyplace. The puritanical celebration disapproves of his courting with Nuccia, a young, quizzical, deeply clever editor who's separated yet no longer divorced, whereas Walter is anxious approximately his health and wellbeing, haunted by way of his prior, and more and more bothered by means of knotty questions of either concept and perform. Walter is, constantly has been, and constantly should be a Communist, he has no doubt approximately that, and but whatever has replaced. Communism not explains the lifestyles he's dwelling, the longer term he was hoping for, or, maybe such a lot troubling of all, the lifestyles he has led.

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