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The Resource The day of judgment, Salvatore Satta ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh

The day of judgment, Salvatore Satta ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh

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The day of judgment
Title
The day of judgment
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Salvatore Satta ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Around the turn of the twentieth century, in the isolated Sardinian town of Nuoro, the aristocratic notary Don Sebastiano Sanna reflects on his life, his family's history and the fortunes of this provincial backwater where he has lived out his days. Immediately hailed on publication as a classic of Italian and world literature, THE DAY OF JUDGMENT is a beautiful meditation on what a life really means. Around the turn of the twentieth century, in the isolated Sardinian town of Nuoro, the aristocratic notary Don Sebastiano Sanna reflects on his life, his family's history and the fortunes of this provincial backwater where he has lived out his days
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A novel by a distinguished Italian jurist, found and published only after his death in 1975, that the publisher is funding in some ways comparable to Lampedusa's The Leopard--and, for a change, the comparison has merit. Satta's world is crammed tight into the physically negligible Sardinian village of Nuoro--and he returns in this book of old age to remember just about everything, to hide nothing and, in a sense, to forgive it all as well. Don Sebastiano Sanna is the ruling aristocrat of Sanna, and he has missed nothing that has gone on, while at the same time he's been powerless to change any of it. Barriers between rich and poor, for instance, hold no sentimental value for either Sanna or Satta (". . .poverty creates around itself an aura of poetry, but it erects a barrier against the world, which is rich by nature"); nor is he any less cynical about schoolteachers or the clergy (there's a wonderful portrait of a drunken schoolmaster; a sumptuous one of a canny, wordly first Bishop of the town, Monsignor Dettori). Unlike Lampedusa's book, little is narratively continuous about Satta's except the authorial voice: weary and amused and epigrammatic. Nuoro is invested with no magic other than its own rich confusions and intimate patterns; yet, though standing for nothing larger than itself, it still seems very large indeed when turned by the inexorable wheel of Satta's fine prose (in a superior translation by Patrick Creagh). (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 1987)
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054051
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NLE
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1902-1975
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Satta, Salvatore
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Creagh, Patrick
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  • Families
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Italian fiction
  • Family life
  • Nuoro (Italy)
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adult
Label
The day of judgment, Salvatore Satta ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Italian
  • First published in Italy as Il giorno del giudizio by Adelphi Edizioni, 1979
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000057888703
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781784975708
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952989433
Label
The day of judgment, Salvatore Satta ; translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Italian
  • First published in Italy as Il giorno del giudizio by Adelphi Edizioni, 1979
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057888703
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781784975708
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952989433

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