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ⓘ That Awful Mess on Via Merulana is an Italian novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda, first published in Italy by Garzanti Editore s.p.a. in 1957. An English translation b ..




That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
                                     

ⓘ That Awful Mess on Via Merulana

That Awful Mess on Via Merulana is an Italian novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda, first published in Italy by Garzanti Editore s.p.a. in 1957. An English translation by William Weaver was published in 1965.

                                     

1. Plot summary

In fascist Italy in 1927, Detective Francesco Ingravallo, known to friends as Don Ciccio, is called in to investigate the murder of Liliana Balducci, a well-to-do woman who happens to be a close friend. As Don Ciccio and his colleagues dig deeper into the grisly murder, the mechanics of the detective novel take a backseat to the wordplay and experimentation with which Gadda presents a panorama of life in early fascist Rome.

                                     
  • parodies certain conventions of the genre Carlo Emilio Gadda s That Awful Mess on Via Merulana 1946 is notable for not telling whodunit at the end. Anthony
  • 1997 Carlo Emilio Gadda 1893 1973 novelist known novel is That Awful Mess on Via Merulana 1957 Francesco Gaeta 1879 1927 Natalia Ginzburg 1916 1991

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