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My first Seven Years (plus a few more) By Dario Fo

My first Seven Years (plus a few more) by Dario Fo

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Summary

"My First Seven Years (plus a few more)" is Dario Fo's memoir of his formative years. Born in 1926 and growing up between the wars, Fo witnessed the struggles between Fascists and Partisans in the mountainous north. He fills his work with anecdotes, characters and sketches that were his inspiration.

My first Seven Years (plus a few more) Summary

My first Seven Years (plus a few more) by Dario Fo

A great coming-of-age novel, "My First Seven Years (plus a few more)" is Dario Fo's fantastic extraordinary memoir of his formative years, following his railwayman father around the various villages on the shores of Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy where they lived. Born in 1926 and growing up between the wars, Fo witnessed at close hand the struggles between Fascists and Partisans in the mountainous north. The book is filled with the anecdotes, characters and sketches that were the inspiration for the creative genius of this winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1997). Above all it is a book filled with the characteristic vitality and humour that springs from all his written work. More than just a memoir, "My First Seven Years' is a work of literature that follows in a great line of imaginative childhood accounts, such as "Proust's Remembrance of Things Past" and "Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes, through, Italo Calvino's Marcovaldo stories."

My first Seven Years (plus a few more) Reviews

"Expertly translated by Joseph Farrell, "My First Seven Years "vividly chronicles the Nazi-Fascist scourge. ... A fascinating account of a writer's formative years, by turns tender and sardonic."--Ian Thomson, author of "Primo Levi: A Life""" "Replete with humorous anecdotes and zany events, this book is an entertaining, life-affirming and informative read. ... Fo paints a picture of a bucolic childhood, of wild adventures and japes, but interweaves this innocence with the often brutal political and social realities of the time, which impinge, even if indistinctly, on his child's mind." --"Morning Star "(UK) "Masterful scenes of black comedy"-- "Guardian" (UK) "A mezmerizing portrayal of early childhood, told with great panache and well-timed comedy."--"Good Book Guide "(UK) "Dario Fo's crafty and uproarious memoir...both hilarious and deadly serious."--"The Socialist Review"

About Dario Fo

Dario Fo's many previous books include the plays Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Mistero Buffo, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!, The Open Couple, An Ordinary Day, A Woman Alone, as well as Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas and The Tricks of the Trade.

Additional information

GOR001307041
9780413773395
0413773396
My first Seven Years (plus a few more) by Dario Fo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
2006-03-16
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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