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The Bandini Quartet: Wait Until Spring, Bandini: The Road to Los Angeles: Ask the Dust: Dreams from Bunker Hill

The Bandini Quartet Wait Until Spring Bandini The Road to Los Angeles Ask the Dust Dreams from Bunker Hill Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point among the novels short stories and screenplays that complete his career Fante s crowning accomplis

  • Title: The Bandini Quartet: Wait Until Spring, Bandini: The Road to Los Angeles: Ask the Dust: Dreams from Bunker Hill
  • Author: John Fante Dan Fante Charles Bukowski
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, Fante s crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy.This quartet of novels tell of Fante s fictional alter ego Bandini, an impoverished young Italian American escaping his suffocating homePossessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, Fante s crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy.This quartet of novels tell of Fante s fictional alter ego Bandini, an impoverished young Italian American escaping his suffocating home in Colorado for Depression era Los Angeles In the beginning, it is the triple weights of poverty, father and Church that Bandini struggles under but though the physical escape is complete, the psychological imprint continues as he comes to terms with love, desire and the knowledge his talent may not be recognised.

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    1. John Fante Dan Fante Charles Bukowski

      Fante s early years were spent in relative poverty The son of an Italian born father, Nicola Fante, and an Italian American mother, Mary Capolungo, Fante was educated in various Catholic schools in Boulder and Denver, Colorado and briefly attended the University of Colorado.In 1929, he dropped out of college and moved to Southern California to concentrate on his writing He lived and worked in Wilmington, Long Beach, and in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California.He is known to be one of the first writers to portray the tough times faced by many writers in L.A His work and style has influenced such similar authors as Poet Laureate of Skid Row Charles Bukowski and influential beat writer Jack Kerouac He was proclaimed by Time Out magazine as one of Americas criminally neglected writers.

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    1. "Di me non c'è più niente, solo il ricordo di vecchie camere da letto, e il ciabattare di mia madre verso la cucina."C'è un nervetto, proprio a nordest del cuore, che mi fa male, pulsa come una radice d'albero, tutte le volte che piove o che leggo Fante.L'incontro con Chiedi alla polvere scandisce la mia vita in un prima e un dopo: se mai ho capito qualcosa della Letteratura, se mai l'ho sentita nel sangue, questo lo devo a Chiedi alla polvere. Qui ho conosciuto, visto per la prima volta l'uo [...]


    2. It’s high time I swept a little space for a writer, whom without I would have hung up my spurs long ago. John Fante came to me by accident. It was 2002 and I was on holiday in Greece. I’d taken a few books to read, and ingested them in the first week. I don’t remember the titles, which his to say, they weren’t very memorable. There was another week to go, and I had resorted to riffling the local café for celebrity magazines, if only to catch a nip-slip, or panty-peek of an attractive Ho [...]


    3. Ho amato profondamente “Chiedi alla polvere” e poi, per una particolare congiuntura astrale, non ho potuto leggere più altro di Fante. Quando tra le mani mi sono capitate “Le storie di Arturo Bandini” non mi sono potuta esimere e mi sono buttata si nuovo in questo strano mondo. Un mondo in cui più leggi di Arturo, sempre più attaccabrighe, ribelle, megalomane e più te ne innamori. Più speri si allontani dall’immagine del padre Svevo e più sei consapevole che la mela nn potrà cad [...]


    4. Cuatro novelas que enseñan el camino literario de John Fante, héroe maldito de la literatura estadounidense que -sin buscarlo-trazó un modelo en la ficción contemporánea. "Camino de los Ángeles", "Espera a la Primavera, Bandini", Sueños de Bunker Hill" y sobre todo "Pregúntale al Polvo" (trabajos póstumos, rechazados y casi condenados al olvido, aquí reunidos), muestran la evolución narrativa y estilística de una carrera que tiene como figura central a Arturo Bandini, un alter ego cu [...]


    5. This would be without a doubt one of the worst books I have ever read in my life. There are about 4 sentences (sentences not paragraphs) scattered throughout these four works that have any lierary merit. The main character is one of the most crudely drawn and despicable characters imaginable and I kept hoping against hope that the author would have the sense to kill him off. I finished the whole set on the basis that it could not possibly have garnered any of the good reviews I read without havi [...]


    6. Wow! An utterly pointless book written by Fante on his death bed. Absolutely bland and lacking in vigor despite the random spurts of manic rage against women, crabs etc. and promptly followed by a demand for forgiveness. Fante is a very confused catholic. Despite all of this it is an easy read but would not recommend this book to anyone.


    7. John Fonte was one of the writers of the 30's who got lost in the later years, but he is up to par with John Cheever, and, especially if you're feeling like a fuckup, there is something wonderfully comforting about reading his stories of the permanent adolescent artist.





    8. 29 settembre - 1 ottobre Aspetta primavera, Bandini ****2 - 4 ottobreLa strada per Los Angeles ***5- 9 ottobreChiedi alla polvereNon do mai stelle alle storie autobiografiche (e questa lo è in modo strettissimo visto che Fante si è sentito in dovere di aggiungere un prologo in cui racconta la verità che sta alla base del romanzo e da cui nasce anche il titolo). Ma è molto bello, a tratti anche molo, molto, molto bello. Straziante, anche. Come lo può essere la vita. 10 - 12 ottobreSogni di B [...]


    9. I first read John Fante in my late teens and loved his writing then. A quarter of a century later I find the Bandini Quartet in a charity shop for £1. Of course, I buy it immediately. Fante is a superb writer, no fluff, no cliches, just great writing. Sometimes it's a bad idea going back to novels read in one's youth but this did not disappoint in the slights. Still great after all these years. Highly recommended.


    10. Fante is one of my true heroes nobody writes with such a captivating intensity about life and its paradoxes. Despair and joy cohabitate on every page in the most natural fashion and Bandini's world and personality are addictive. Dont pick it up if you are busy for I warn you; it will be impossible to put the book down once you get started.


    11. I managed halfway through the second episode then ran out of steam. Possibly the most obnoxious character I have read in a book. I tried to restart this, got to the same point and gave up. Its gone back out on the market. I can't see what all the fuss is about and life's too short to bother trying to get to the bottom of this one.






    12. i know this inspired Buk's novels but his poetry was way better anyway. Sure when published i'd have given it a 5 but right now it's raw and cool but nothing orgasmic


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