Something Written
Something Written

Something Written

By Emanuele Trevi

Rome, early nineties. A writer in his thirties, both cynical and naive, finds work in an archive, the Pier Paolo Pasolini Foundation, where he meets a shrewish old woman called Laura Betti. The encounter with the mad heroine of this book, a spiritual heir of the Friulian poet, is an encounter with Pasolini himself. Meanwhile, a hidden story in Petrolio, the unfinished novel by Pasolini, becomes a guide to the disenchantment of our time and the mysteries of life. Something…
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Rome, early nineties. A writer in his thirties, both cynical and naive, finds work in an archive, the Pier Paolo Pasolini Foundation, where he meets a shrewish old woman called Laura Betti. The encounter with the mad heroine of this book, a spiritual heir of the Friulian poet, is an encounter with Pasolini himself. Meanwhile, a hidden story in Petrolio, the unfinished novel by Pasolini, becomes a guide to the disenchantment of our time and the mysteries of life. Something Written tells the story of a farewell to adolescence and an entire era, and explores the eternal secrets of life.

‘Something written turns out to be a good and unusual book… Trevi proves to be a first-rate novelist.’—Corriere della sera

Emanuele Trevi

Emanuele Trevi is an Italian writer and critic whose essay on the poet Pietro Tripodo won the Sandro Onofri Prize. Trevi has been on the jury for several literary awards and has written for magazines and various national newspapers, including La Repubblica, La Stampa, and Il Manifesto.
In 2012, he won the European Literature Prize for his novel Something Written.

LanguageItalian
FormatPaperback
ISBN

9789462380806

Translator(s)

Ann Goldstein

Original Title

Qualcosa di scritto

Year of publication

2016

Date of publication18 August 2016