The Wavering Knife Stories

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Courage, My Love

When the Nazi occupation of Rome begins, two courageous young women are plunged deep into the Italian Resistance to fight for their freedom in this captivating debut novel.

Rome, 1943

Lucia Colombo has had her doubts about fascism for years, but as a single mother in an increasingly unstable country, politics are for other people she needs to focus on keeping herself and her son alive. Then the Italian government falls and the German occupation begins, and suddenly, Lucia finds that complacency is no longer an option.

Francesca Gallo has always been aware of injustice and suffering. A polio survivor who lost her father when he was arrested for his anti fascist politics, she came to Rome with her fiancé to start a new life. But when the Germans invade and her fiancé is taken by the Nazis, Francesca decides she has only one option: to fight back.

As Lucia and Francesca are pulled deeper into the struggle against the Nazi occupation, both women learn to resist alongside the partisans to drive the Germans from Rome. But as winter sets in, the occupation tightens its grip on the city, and the resistance is in constant danger.

In the darkest days, Francesca and Lucia face their pasts, find the courage to love, and maintain hope for a future that is finally free.

Under the Light of the Italian Moon

A promise keeps them apart until WW2 threatens to destroy their love forever

Fonzaso Italy, between two wars

Nina Argenta doesn’t want the traditional life of a rural Italian woman. The daughter of a strong willed midwife, she is determined to define her own destiny. But when her brother emigrates to America, she promises her mother to never leave.

When childhood friend Pietro Pante briefly returns to their mountain town, passion between them ignites while Mussolini forces political tensions to rise. Just as their romance deepens, Pietro must leave again for work in the coal mines of America. Nina is torn between joining him and her commitment to Italy and her mother.

As Mussolini’s fascists throw the country into chaos and Hitler’s Nazis terrorise their town, each day becomes a struggle to survive greater atrocities. A future with Pietro seems impossible when they lose contact and Nina’s dreams of a life together are threatened by Nazi occupation and an enemy she must face alone…

A gripping historical fiction novel, based on a true story and heartbreaking real events.

Spanning over two decades, Under the Light of the Italian Moon is an epic, emotional and triumphant tale of one woman’s incredible resilience during the rise of fascism and Italy’s collapse into WWII.

The Vietri Project

A search for a mysterious customer in Rome leads a young bookseller to confront the complicated history of her family, and that of Italy itself, in this achingly intimate debut with echoes of Lily King and Elif Batuman.Working at a bookstore in Berkeley in the years after college, Gabriele becomes intrigued by the orders of signor Vietri, a customer from Rome whose numerous purchases grow increasingly mystical and esoteric. Restless and uncertain of her future, Gabriele quits her job and, landing in Rome, decides to look up Vietri. Unable to locate him, she begins a quest to unearth the well concealed facts of his life.

Following a trail of obituaries and military records, a memoir of life in a village forgotten by modernity, and the court records of a communist murder trial, Gabriele meets an eclectic assortment of the city’s inhabitants, from the widow of an Italian prisoner of war to members of a generation set adrift by the financial crisis. Each encounter draws her unexpectedly closer to her own painful past and complicated family history—an Italian mother diagnosed with schizophrenia and institutionalized during her childhood, and an extended family in Rome still recovering from the losses and betrayals in their past. Through these voices and histories, Gabriele will discover what it means to be a person in the world; a member of a family and a citizen of a country—and how reconciling these stories may be the key to understanding her own.

Stai zitta

Di tutte le cose che le donne possono fare nel mondo, parlare è ancora considerata la più sovversiva.

Se si è donna, in Italia si muore anche di linguaggio. È una morte civile, ma non per questo fa meno male. È con le parole che ci fanno sparire dai luoghi pubblici, dalle professioni, dai dibattiti e dalle notizie, ma di parole ingiuste si muore anche nella vita quotidiana, dove il pregiudizio che passa per il linguaggio uccide la nostra possibilità di essere pienamente noi stesse. Per ogni dislivello di diritti che le donne subiscono a causa del maschilismo esiste un impianto verbale che lo sostiene e lo giustifica. Accade ogni volta che rifiutano di chiamarvi avvocata, sindaca o architetta perché altrimenti «dovremmo dire anche farmacisto». Succede quando fate un bel lavoro, ma vi chiedono prima se siete mamma. Quando siete le uniche di cui non si pronuncia mai il cognome, se non con un articolo determinativo davanti. Quando si mettono a spiegarvi qualcosa che sapete già perfettamente, quando vi dicono di calmarvi, di farvi una risata, di scopare di più, di smetterla di spaventare gli uomini con le vostre opinioni, di sorridere piuttosto, e soprattutto di star zitta.

Questo libro è uno strumento che evidenzia il legame mortificante che esiste tra le ingiustizie che viviamo e le parole che sentiamo. Ha un’ambizione: che tra dieci anni una ragazza o un ragazzo, trovandolo su una bancarella, possa pensare sorridendo che per fortuna queste frasi non le dice più nessuno.

Quando tornerò

Daniela ha un marito sfaccendato, due figli adolescenti e un lavoro sempre più precario. Una notte fugge di casa come una ladra, alla ricerca di qualcosa che possa raddrizzare l’esistenza delle persone che ama – e magari anche la sua. L’unica maniera è lasciare la Romania per raggiungere l’Italia, un posto pieno di promesse dove i sogni sembrano più vicini. Si trasferisce così a Milano a fare di volta in volta la badante, la baby sitter, l’infermiera. Dovrebbe restare via poco tempo, solo per racimolare un po’ di soldi, invece pian piano la sua vita si sdoppia e i ritorni si fanno sempre più rari. Quando le accade di rimettere piede nella sua vecchia casa di campagna, si rende conto che i figli sono ostili, il marito ancora più distante. E le occhiate ricevute ogni volta che riparte diventano ben presto cicatrici. Un giorno la raggiunge a Milano una telefonata, quella che nessuno vorrebbe mai ricevere: suo figlio Manuel ha avuto un incidente. Tornata in Romania, Daniela siederà accanto al ragazzo addormentato trascorrendo ostinatamente i suoi giorni a raccontargli di quando erano lontani, nella speranza che lui si svegli. Con una domanda sempre in testa: una madre che è stata tanto tempo lontana può ancora dirsi madre? A narrare questa storia sono Manuel, Daniela e Angelica, la figlia più grande. Tre voci per un’unica vicenda: quella di una famiglia esplosa, in cui ciascuno si rende conto che ricomporre il mosaico degli affetti, una volta che le tessere si sono sparpagliate, è la cosa più difficile. Dopo L’ultimo arrivato e Resto qui, Marco Balzano torna a raccontare con sguardo lucido e insieme partecipe quelle vite segnate che, se non ci fosse qualcuno a raccoglierle, resterebbero impigliate nel silenzio.

Il valore affettivo

Bianca aveva sette anni quando un incidente dai contorni incerti ha innescato nella sua vita una reazione a catena, che non ha risparmiato nulla. Oggi sta con Carlo, cardiochirurgo di fama internazionale, e all'apparenza lo venera. Ma tanta devozione, in realtà, nasconde un piano macchinoso, folle: un progetto di rinascita in cui l'uomo è un mero strumento. Nel percorso che intraprenderà per realizzarlo, Bianca scoprirà una verità che nessuno avrebbe mai potuto sospettare.


N the writer has to experience a kind of death language being the only thing worth living or *dying over from One Over Twelve Evenson s descriptions of the various mutilations of the *over from One Over Twelve Evenson s descriptions of the various mutilations of the are for me among the most authentic expressions I ve ever come across of the attempt to capture a lost sacredness of language again the word sacredness should be taken here n the sense given to t by Bataille Or Blanchot Another Author In Whose Work I Felt A Blanchot Another author n whose work I felt a authenticity Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us is the poet Gh rasim Luca not by accident are both Luca and Evenson praised by Gilles Deleuze Evenson doesn t have Luca s stammered language on the contrary hes a master of the proper word Wounded Planet ie of the perfect wordn the right place but there The Parade is a pain coming through the page which can only originaten the author s body and which seals the text with an authenticity that refuses to accept any kind of mimetic representation of the experienceBut there are also stories Moving Violations in this collection that are extremely funny a dark humor to be sure such as The Intricacies of Post Shooting Etiuette In this story the characters names and relationships have a Beckettian absurdnessn other stories this absurdness goes even farther as the relationships are stripped of causality and psychology and the settings are reduced to their essential elements It T. S. Eliots Dialectical Imagination is alsonteresting that this book Smilodon is written for the most partn two voices one nfused with Beckettian detachment and another one very different mpersonating a Christian alcoholic government hater fundamentalist who obviously doesn t express the author s point of view different Otherworldly Politics impersonating a Christian alcoholic government hater fundamentalist who obviously doesn t express the author s point of view review originally appearedn Art VoiceBrian Evenson observes violence He Black Soundscapes White Stages is the man behind the counter selling pins to boys who will push them through butterfly brains Butt s not so much Does the butterfly die Or Why does the butterfly die Or even How does the butterfly die Evenson Wholly Unraveled is all about dissecting the painstakingly generic transactions that brought the pin to the butterfly brain Hes also about why Bicycle Utopias in the end the boy and the butterfly are exactly the same Or the possibility that neither pin butterfly or boy ever actually existedOr said a different way Brian Evenson writes with the coolntellectual acceptance of the darkness and absurdity Management Planning for Cultural Heritage inherentn humanness as well as anyone since Franz Kafka But then again he A Cultural History of Animals and Their Meat is Poe than Kafka Witness the title stor I wish I had written this book Dark methodical these stories wiggle their waynto your brain and stay there for a long long time like little cerebro literary worms Though the first couple of stories Epistemology as Theology in this collection didn t wholly win me over their humor and dark tendencies set enough hooksn my flesh to keep reading The collection opens up after that Fire Horses into a world of rural religious zealots dwellingn moral ambiguity you can almost see the Trump signs Edoardo Sanguineti in the background obsessed narrators twisted psychological dramas bizarre. Ance of conceptual abstraction as though the material universe had come to existnside someone's headSmall wonder that Evenson's work has attracted so much attention among philosophers literary critics and other speculative Dkfindout! Space Travel intelligences fort continuously projects a tantalizing absence as though there were some key or code that Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn (PENGUIN CLSICOS) if only we knewt would Viva México illuminate everything However the blade of discernment wavers and we are left to our own gropingnterpretations. The Wavering Knife Stories

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An excellent collection of short stories dealing with themes of horror and other miscellaneous oddities tied together by Brian Evenson s malignant preoccupation with the theme of human distortion like the title suggests Brian Evenson loves creating a wavering effect between the grit of humanity and the llusions that often come to define us He gives us chaos and characters thrown The Energy Secret into that chaos on some kind of uest to uncover the truth Characters become art objects or uncontrollable menaces you can t uite define A character s humanitys stripped away and A Fistful of Shells its Understanding Folk Religion in that absence that the true value of humanitys properly realizedThroughout these stories you will find a beloved wife s death turned UNLAWFUL KILLING into an artnstallation The Installation disembodied narrators One Over Twelve and Body an Hello English Grade 3f Students Book Tal Edition imaginary baby Virtual uests for religious salvation The Prophets and Barcode Jesus the deadlymitation of art and life and English Unlimited Level 4 Coursebook Special Edition Saudi Edition its effect on the psyche The Wavering Knife and Moran s Mexico and attempts to seek the truth behind rules and promises Promisekeepers and House Rules Evenson churns humanity through the meat processor of fantasy distorting whatt means to be human not merely for the sake of grisly Hudsons Building And Engineering Contracts imagery but as a means for making sense of why we love lie rule kill procreate worshipnspire and liveMy favorite pieces Serenity -- Rave-N-Rant in this collection are Virtual The Wavering Knife One Over Twelve Moran s Mexico House Rules and my all time favorite The Installation Most of the stories are riveting The shorter ones tend to be pretty obliue on first read Garker s Aestheticals The Progenitor Stockwell Calling the Hour but upon subseuent read throughs yield alot of literary heft Most of the stories contain the themes outlined above The only strike against this collection would be that a couple pieces Promisekeepers and The Gravediggers feel like dark comedy sketches and are a little out of place amidst the heavyhitters hereBrian Evensons a fantastic writer and this collection If You Could See What I See is an excellent example of that Evenson s stories are superbly constructed but I felt this collection grow a little repetitive When you grow accustomed to the grotesuet ceases to be shocking There s a lot going on here of course but towards the end of the collection I started to find Runaway Saint it tiresome The characters are pretty much al religious nuts or regular nuts 44 Brian Evenson The Wavering Knife contains Barcode Jesus one of the finest American short stories of the last sixty years Samuel R Delany his 50 literary pillars I am unsure how to uantify my appreciation of this book THE WAVERING KNIFEs a short story collection so there were stories that were Lovelier Than Daylight (Saddlers Legacy, intriguing and mind bendingn a way only Brian Evenson s capable of There was no bad story to speak intriguing and mind bending n a way only Brian Evenson Objective Proficiency Teachers Book is capable of There was no bad story to speak here but there are some I didn t understand Stories like MORAN S MEXICO A REFUTATION BY C STELZMANN or BODY for example But some of Brian Evenson's fifth story collection constructs a human landscape as unearthly ast Beethovens Symphonies is mundane Replete with the brutality primordial waste and savage blankness familiar to readers of his earlier works Evenson's Kafkaesue allegories entice the mind while stubbornly disorderingt In the title story an obsessive consciousness folds back on Larissas Breadbook Baking Bread And Telling Tales With Women Of The American South itself creating a vertiginous mélange of Poe and Borges both horrific and metaphysical Here asn Moran's Mexico and Greenhous. Hese stories man They re special WHITE SUARE Guns N Roses for Easy Guitar (Easy Guitar w/ Notes Tab) is as much of a challenge to the reader thant Black Static Issue 1 is tots protagonist and you find SOME of the answers somewhere else A Little Night Matchmaking in the book so you have to remain patient and alert THE INTRICACIES OF POST SHOOTING ETIUETTEs both hilarious and eerily humane VIRTUAL Highway of Tears is probably my favorite story of the entire book whichs about faith and obsession Loved the book It defeated me at times but I loved Stranger Things it nonetheless The typefacen this book Taking on Twins is the ugliest shit I ve ever seen Yes thatmpeded my enjoyment I did like about six of these nineteen stories but that s not a very good ratio I got a pretty heavy Paul Auster off good ratio I got a pretty heavy Paul Auster vibe off granted I ve only read the New York Trilogy but I feel like that s enough to get an Auster vibe off another author Changing the Face of Hunger in that these aren t really stories they re likedeas of stories I m reminded of what Dave Kehr said about A Woman Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a Woman Godard sdea of a musical Shrouds of Holly (Pennyfoot Hotel is just that andea of a musical If that s your thing have at Midnight Craving (Midnight Vice, it I wasn tn the mood This review first appeared Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) inssue 62 of The Cincinnati Review It s maybe the most fun I ve had thinking about a bookRegarding Fleshknives1 This The Penguin Classics Book is the paragraphn which I overlay the subject of this review the finest book I have read The Devil in Paradise in the past twelve months Brian Evenson s The Wavering Knife and yes less review of than documentation of experience with or through with doilies crocheted by other than fictionists By historians say Or musicologists Or phenomenologists Husserl or Heidegger Merleau Ponty or Ricoeur or Evenson s own beloved Lingis missing v empty vnsufficient v perverted v hidden v forgottensuppressed v ex eg girl n doll tableauxeg lady The Wavering Knife by Brian Evenson Among the writers we read there are some who entertain us some we can appreciate but don t feel any particular affinity with some we The Tide of Times (Blake Meyer Thriller intensely dislike and some we admire so much we d like to be them And then theres a small category that transcends all the categories above the writers we are simply The Closer You Come (The Original Heartbreakers, in awe of I had such a feeling when I read Th Mann or Maurice Blanchot And now reading Brian Evenson s The Wavering KnifeI should say that I didn t like all the storiesn this collection Hope and Other Punchlines in fact I disliked some of them because of their violence and cruelty though this violence makes me think of Georges Bataille sincen many of the stories My Little Golden Book About the First Moon Landing it s directed against the first person narrator thats against the author s alter ego and s therefore a very different kind of violence that the one n say Hollywood movies One could say that the dismembering of the narrator s body a leitmotif The Natural Gourmet Institute Cookbook in many of these storiess akin to the falling apart of language and Movable Markets its meaning sorry for the clich butt s hard to put Engineering Rules into a language that doesn t sound ridiculous the experience of reading these stories Or one could say exactly the opposite thatn order for language to be bor. E the solitary nature of reading and writing leads characters beyond human limits making the act of putting words to paper a monstrous violation opening onto madness In White Suare the representation of humans by dimly colored shapes confirms our feeling that something lies behind these words while seeming to mock us with the futility of seeking Equipping James Bond it Evenson's enigmatic names Thurm Bein Hatcher Burlun placeable landscapes and barren rooms all combine to create a sembl.

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