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❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ West of Rome Author John Fante – Bunatime.co West of Rome's two novellas My Dog Stupid and The Orgy fulfill the promise of their rousing titles The latter novella opens with virtuoso description His name was Frank Gagliano and he did not believeWest of Rome's two novellas My Dog Stupid and The Orgy fulfill the promise of their rousing titles The latter novella opens with virtuoso description His name was Frank Gagliano.

And he did not believe in God He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade a left handed bricklayer Like my father Frank came from Torcella Peligna a c.

west book rome pdf West of kindle West of Rome MOBIAnd he did not believe in God He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade a left handed bricklayer Like my father Frank came from Torcella Peligna a c.

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West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð 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 ColoradoIn 1929 he dropped out of college and moved to Southern California to concentrate on his writing He lived and worked in W

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  1. RandomAnthony RandomAnthony says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBI West of Rome is excellent Fante The book consists of a novella and a story story The former is a thinly veiled fiction addressing a stray dog's impact on the narrator's life just as his kids are growing up and leaving the house The kids disappoint the narrator the narrator disappoints his wife the wife writes one of the kid's college term papers and gets pissed off when she gets low grades and the narrator threatens to move to Rome A dog shows up and starts humping every manly guy in sight It's awesome A dog humping a guy has never been so poignant Fante's willingness to bare his worst in such an articulate self loathing manner raises this piece to one of Fante's best I loved itThe short story is solid too of the young Fante in Boulder years complete with the Catholic mother the angry but hard working father and the father's fr


  2. Scott Holstad Scott Holstad says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBII first read Fante some 25 years ago through of course the Bukowski connection and I was not disappointed I bought and read a half dozen Fante books Then for some odd reason I forgot about him Until recently Lately I’ve been pulling some of those old Fante books off the shelf and rediscovering them and reminding myself why I liked reading him in the first place With that in mind I ordered this book West of Rome which is an odd pairing of two novellas “My Dog Stupid” and “The Orgy” The first one at close to 150 pages is nearly novel length itself while the latter at only about 50 pages is closer to a long short story And they are very dissimilar and fit oddly together Which doesn’t make them bad Not at all I just wouldn’t read them together at one sittingWest Of Rome contains the usual gritty passionate prose Fante is known for while also particularly in the first novella containing the usual rough comedy about difficult situations and p


  3. Sorin Hadârcă Sorin Hadârcă says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBII was moved The runaway dog the grown up children the dreams of a better place of something different So familiar So true


  4. anarki anarki says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBIMy Dog Stupid 4 starsThe Orgy 2 starsNow a fan of Fan te


  5. Andy Weston Andy Weston says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBIThere are two novellas here the second of which The Orgy is a wonderful 5 star read Having read Wait Until Spring Bandini Fante writing about the Italian immigant experience in the US reminds me of Stuart Dybek who


  6. James Tingle James Tingle says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBII've read a few novels and a story collection by John Fante now and this was the last thing I read by him well over a year ago now West of Rome consists of two novellas that he wrote later in his life the first one is called My Dog Stupid and that takes up most of this book and the second is much shorter and is titled The Orgy I looked at a few reviews on here and noticed that some people liked My Dog Stupid and some preferred The Orgy I liked both for different reasons My Dog Stupid is a story of a family becoming fractured and at the centre of the novella is the pet dog who is the focus in some ways of this sad tale but its about the whole family really as their California dream begins to crumble around them The Orgy is about a camping trip in the hills which starts off innocently enough before events take a turn as a young boy's bonding time with his father slowly turns sourI would say that this isn't the very pinnacle of Fante's writing that I've so


  7. Guillermo Galvan Guillermo Galvan says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBIWest of Rome is made of two stories My Dog Stupid and The Orgy Both stories were published after his death so you're always rolling the dice in these situations The first story Jesus I hate to shit on one of my favorite writers My Dog Stupid reads like an episode of Rosean


  8. Christopher Christopher says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBIFante's two novellas My Dog Stupid and Orgy capture the unavoidable loss of innocence which accompanies enlightenment In My Dog Stupid Fante's narrator confronts the reality of his station in life as a struggling writer who's family which he has lived for over the course of the past two decades and change is dissolving in front of his eyes While the reasoning behind this occurrence is perhaps still unbeknownst to the narrator at the end of the text Fante provides enough information for the reader to reach his or her own conclusions and hopefully apply some of the knowledge to real life In the case of Orgy the narrator's epiphany is almost Joycean in that he realizes the the harsh nature of humanity and the manner in which faith can obscure reality Ultimately Fante's style is accessible and the content is poignant West of Rome is a quick and enjoyable read and one


  9. Ari Raliegh Ari Raliegh says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBILove love love john fante Underrated as a writer due to political turmoil at the time Found this book and read anything of fante I could get my hands on


  10. Laura Alice Watt Laura Alice Watt says:

    West of Rome PDF/EPUB ↠ West of ePUB ð west book, rome pdf, West of kindle, West of Rome MOBIthis book is actually two novellas published posthumously called My Dog Stupid and The Orgy Just HAD to read this one since Vic Chestnutt named an excellent album after it As before I love Fante's relaxed yet sharp style of writing but didn't enjoy My Dog Stupid as much as I wanted to Perhaps I just wasn't in the right mood for its pervasive sour note despite the humor? Or maybe I've just read too many stories of mid 1970s families coming apart at the seams Not sure I enjoyed The Orgy much even though it's just as tense in places Either way a fascinating writer 101


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