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Brothers

Carmelo Samona

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ISBN: 978 0 856359 90 3
Imprint: Carcanet Fiction
Published: July 1995
223 x 144 x 15 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • '...there was once a time when I firmly believed that I could respond to my brother's chasing about, his unexpected disappearances, and his confused, fragmented language by constructing an alternative language alongside his reality.'
    The narrator of Brothers is his brother's keeper, trying to impose order on the domestic vortex caused by the latter's inadequacies and demands. He tells the story in order to retain a grip on himself, trying to analyse their relationship in a clinical way, but his account is infected by his brother's problems. Their relationship of dependence and authority begins to turn: is he reading and rearranging the written account of their relationship?

    This insistent, precise novel draws the reader into an intense world as enclosed as a mystery story.

    Carmelo Samona was born in Palermo in 1926. Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Rome, he published studies of Baroque theatre and of the narrative art of the Quattrocento, as well as one other novel, Il Custode . He died in 1990. ... read more
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