Feria d'agosto (August Holiday) of Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese is one of my favourite writers and Feria d’agosto is perhaps a masterpiece representing his most poetic and heterogeneous writing style. We are in August 2016. Ironically, this month I have started re-reading his book Feria d'agosto (August Holiday). We have been experiencing a very hard year considering a crescendo of frustration about uncertainty and safety in the future. These are the difficult times that belie an ugly truth of the fragility of human being. Pavese’s first page in the Le Case -The Houses- section of the book explicates the entwinement of maturity and inexperience; the yearning for comradeship and the fear of being alone. I wanted to share his writing while we