Naples, Summer 1954.

This is where “Ferito a morte” begins.

The novel tells the story of a group of friends who belong to the Neapolitan middle class. One of them, Massimo, is about to leave for Rome and together they are spending some time chatting, joking, and playing in exclusive places, such as the Nautical Club and the Middleton Bar. The last three chapters of the book are set six years later, in 1960. Massimo has returned home for a short vacation and meets his old friends in Capri and Positano, where some of them are now living by their wits.

Ferito a morte is already one of the classics of the Italian literature. Written by Raffaele La Capria in 1960, in the same year the book was awarded the Strega Prize.

Now the novel has been translated by Vibeke Emond and published by the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm under the title “Dödligt sårad” with a C.M. Lerici Foundation’s literature grant.

Are you ready to dive into the Italian Summer atmosphere?


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