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The Watch a Novel

by Carlo Levi

  • ISBN: 9781883642815
  • ISBN10: 1883642817

The Watch a Novel

by Carlo Levi

  • List Price: $16.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9781883642815
  • ISBN10: 1883642817
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Description: The watch, first published in 1950, is a portrait of Rome and Italy in the dopoguerra -- the period after the war -- when the heroism and sacrifice of the partisan war against the Germans ran head-on into a rockwall of conservative reaction. The year is 1948, the main character works for a newspaper in Rome, his friends and family and partisan comrades are all trying to get by and make do.

The watch of the title was given to the hero by his father; it's broken, he thinks of fixing it, then wonders if it would be cheaper to buy a new, modern watch. Around him people are forever talking, looking for jobs, wasting time in cafes, grumbling about big business, the church, conservative politicians.

The hero is summoned to Naples to visit the sickbed of a favorite uncle. The trip south is dangerous and difficult, along ruined roads through country infested by bandits. The passengers are crowded, they complain and tell stories, all have suffered, none has given up hope.

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