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Vagabondaggio by Giovanni Verga
By: (1840-1922)

Vagabondaggio by Giovanni Verga is a poignant and evocative collection of stories that captures the struggles and hardships of the marginalized in late 19th century Italy. The author's stark realism and vivid descriptions transport readers to a world of poverty, desperation, and loneliness, where characters drift aimlessly through life in search of solace and meaning.

Verga's masterful storytelling delves deep into the psyche of his characters, exploring the complex emotions and motivations that drive them to wander the streets in search of refuge and belonging. Each tale is imbued with a sense of melancholy and longing, as the protagonists grapple with their inner demons and the harsh realities of their surroundings.

Despite the bleakness of the subject matter, there is a haunting beauty to Verga's prose that lingers long after the final page is turned. His keen observations of human nature and society offer a stark commentary on the social injustices and inequalities of the time, shedding light on the plight of those forgotten and ignored by society.

Vagabondaggio is a powerful and thought-provoking work that resonates with readers today, serving as a reminder of the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Verga's timeless tales are a testament to the enduring power of literature to illuminate the human experience and inspire empathy and understanding.

Book Description:

A witty collection of 12 short stories based on the Verga idea of “Humankind perennial moving state”. They have been published in 1887.

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