Senso (and other stories)

Camillo Boito


Senso (and other stories)

Senso (and other stories)

  • Title: Senso (and other stories)
  • Author: Camillo Boito
  • ISBN: 9782868692528
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback



This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into priThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.


Recent Comments "Senso (and other stories)"

Decent stories in the same vein as the french decadents. Senso deserves a 4/5. In it, a woman recounts an affair she had with an officer during wartime. When the man cheats on her, she takes revenge in a particularly satisfying way. Luchino Visconti's movie adaptation is worth watching.

This is yet another in the fabulous Decadence from Dedalus series. Boito wrote these tales over a fairly lengthy period, from the 1860 to the 1890s. They’re not decadent in the gloriously overheated Huysmans style, but there are some nest little stories of sexual and aesthetic obsession. A Body, Buddha’s Collar and The Grey Blotch all in their various ways fall into this category. There’s a definite hint of the gothic as well, and he had a gift for elegantly twisted and cynical endings. Th [...]

In Dedalus' never-ending quest to publish more writers of the decadent literary movement into English, we get this slim volume of work by Camillo Boito. Included is "Senso", a novella that served as the source material for two films (Luchino Visconti expanded it considerably for his lush adaptation in 1954, and erotic filmmaker Tinto Brass' setting of the events in the Nazi-era for 2002's SENSO '45, which kept closer to the original story) and a handful of other stories that cemented Boito's rep [...]

The whole reason for me to pick up this book is Senso. I saw the movie based on novella and decided to read it. Senso is good, exciting and steamy. The whole idea of killing somebody because of love turned to hate and out of being insulted amazes me. Nobody goes so far as to actually commit a person to death - a person you once loved more than your own life. As for the rest of collection in this book, I cannot say it was very memorable. Also somewhat predictable outcome of the stories. Camillo B [...]

racconto migliore: "un corpo"

"the body" is terrific, the rest you can take or leave

Conoscete il film di Visconti? Il (melo)dramma psicologico della protagonista? Rimarrete sicuramente delusi dal libro. Scapigliato, importante, ma debole per profondità e per prosa.


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