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You ladies are amazing- I really enjoyed both of your posts: It does tarchefti horrible but intensely attractive! Giorgio’s passion for Fosca is a devastating psychological addition.


This story is so intriguing, so different from other Italian classics of the same period. Fosca and Clara are symbols of two very different kinds of passions.

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Tarcnetti a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful married woman Clarathe young army officer Giorgio is transferred from Milan to Parma, where he meets the sickly and unattractive Foscathe cousin of his commander.


Although initially repelled by her, he becomes fascinated by her and slowly succumbs fodca her morbid, manipulative charms. A witty and satirical critique of romance, desire and bourgeois sexual conventions, Tarchetti sophisticated and controversial novel is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Italian decadent literature. He worked on this novel until his death for thyphus on 25th March The missing part, the nocturnal love scene between Giorgio and Tarchhettiwas written by Tarchetti ‘s friend, Salvatore Farina, to make publication possible.

The story is written in the form of a diary in which Giorgio, a young officer, tells about his love affairs with two different women.

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Those relationships, especially one of the two, deeply marked his life and his conscience. Five years before he tarchett retired from the Army for a heart desease and then gone to Milan where he had met Clara, a very beautiful young woman, married, with whom he had had an intense love affair.

After only two months of intoxicating happiness, Giorgio, healed both in his body and in his soul, had had to go back to active service and he had been sent to a monotonous small town located in a desolated natural environment. There he had met Fosca, the cousin of his Colonel, a horribly thin woman worned by a mysterious psycho-physical desease.


Clara stands for Romantic love: Fosca appears extraordinarily horrible tagchetti intensely attractive at the same time. Can a story like this still be fascinating in our world of physical perfection and fitness mania?

Might a Fosca still attract a handsome healthy young Giorgio? However, what makes this novel appealing to a modern reader is the restlessness harchetti pervades the story.

The doubt, the dichotomies, the contrasting realities of life and the self. This classic from Italian literature has been translated into English as Fosca or as Passion.

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