The Bandini Quartet - Wait Until Spring, Bandini ; The Road to Los Angeles ; Ask the Dust ; Dreams From Bunker Hill (Broché)

John Fante

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One of the great outsider figures of twentieth-century literature, John Fante possessed a style of deceptive simplicity, full of emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point. Among the novels, short stories and screenplays that comprised his career, Fante's crowning accomplishments were, for many, his four stories about a certain uncomplicated character from the hills of Abruzzi. Collected together in one volume for the first time, The Bandini Quartet tells of Arturo Bandini, Fante's fictional alter ego, an impoverished young Italian-American who, armed with only a Jesuit high school education and the insane desire to write novels, escapes his suffocating home in Colorado to seek glory in a Depression-era Los Angeles.
This edition also includes the first-ever UK publication of Dreams From Bunker Hill, the brilliant and final novel which a blind and wheelchair-bound Fante, nearing his death bed, dictated to his wife Joyce.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2004
  • Editeur : Canongate Books Ltd
  • ISBN : 1-84195-497-7
  • EAN : 9781841954974
  • Format : Poche
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 749 pages
  • Poids : 0.605 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 4,6 cm

Biographie de John Fante

Born in Denver on 8 April 1909, John Fante migrated to Los Angeles in his early twenties. He began writing in 1930 and had numerous short stories published in American magazines, the likes of American Mercury, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Saturday Evening Post and the Atlantic Monthly. Fante also wrote several collections of short stories and numerous screenplays, including Full of Life and Walk on the Wild Side.
His first published novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, appeared in 1938 and was followed in 1939 by Ask the Dust. Though he made his living as a screenwriter, Fante was often out of place in a town built on celluloid dreams, and was not truly discovered as a great fiction writer until many years later. Stricken with diabetes in the '50s, Fante lost his sight in 1978, but continued to write by dictation to his wife, Joyce.
Dreams From Bunker Hill, his final book, was published in 1982. He died the following year at the age of 74. Discovered posthumously among his papers was The Road to Los Angeles. Written in 1933, it was the first book he produced as part of the Arturo Bandini cycle of novels. Wait Until Spring, Bandini, though written later, was in effect a prequel that introduced us to a brash young Bandini, whom many believed to be Fante's alter ego.
John Fante was recognised in 1987 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by PEN, Los Angeles. He is now regarded as one of the finest writers of his generation.

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