I just read "The Unseen" by Nanni Balestrini and it's a fierce novel of (and from) the Autonomia movement of the 70s/80s, brutal, angry, upsetting and highly recommended.
― Tim, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 08:47 (two years ago) Permalink
Just seen on my twitter that he has passed away today
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 20 May 2019 10:42 (six months ago) link
RIP. I don't stop recommending that book, though I'm not sure anyone has ever read it as a result of my recommendation.
― Tim, Monday, 20 May 2019 11:38 (six months ago) link
Gotta say fiction around the struggle are a bit underwhelming to me (Victor Serge is probably best but there are a lot of other things in his fiction as well).
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 20 May 2019 11:51 (six months ago) link
Well I agree but this one stands out (and I've only read a bit of Serge but found "The Unseen" even more affecting - it really is unbelievably good.
― Tim, Monday, 20 May 2019 18:16 (six months ago) link
Cool, will order
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 07:48 (six months ago) link
You're welcome to borrow mine, then I won't feel guilty if you don't like it!
― Tim, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 08:50 (six months ago) link
Haha would've been fine either way but I was thinking of asking you. Cool will mail you sometime this week to arrange :)
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 10:13 (six months ago) link
Nice enough account of the latest translations of Ginzburg's quietly tragic books:
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 20 July 2019 13:40 (four months ago) link