Camino de Los Ángeles by John Fante, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A los dieciocho años, Arturo Bandini vive con su madre y su hermana, dos beatas, en San Pedro, el puerto de Los Ángeles. Trabaja en empleos duros y mal. Read Camino de Los Angeles book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified by John Fante (Author). Be the first to review.

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Ergo, I assume in no uncertain terms that you will reciprocate in kindred fashion. Paperbackpages. The writing can be spotty and If the book were any longer, I might have given it two stars. He’ll exhaust you but you’ll never forget him.

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In this volume, Bandini attempts to take on a variety of jobs, all with no success or with strange results, the highlight is when he works in a fish factory. Fante is a great writer, I can drink in his work for the m I have to admit it was angeels of a struggle to get through this book. In the 30s when written, it was refused by all publishers. Aye, it is, it is. Apr 21, M. Paperbackpages. In loss Boulder Rocklin book the father is a bricklayer, while in this book the late father was nageles carpenter.

Perhaps it was fresher in the thirties, and it is interesting to note that disaffected teenagers in thirties acted almost, if not loz insufferably than they do now.

Found in the shelves of shared books at the resort. Day after day I read it, never understanding it, never caring either, but reading it because I liked one growling word after another marching across pages with somber mysterious rumblings. Meno applausi alla struttura narrativa del romanzo che, come ho detto, ho trovato fortemente discontinua a livello qualitativo e mi ha reso la lettura a tratti faticosa.


Troviamo qui un Bandini diciottenne, che deve provvedere alla madre e alla sorella Fantf al posto del defunto padre. A job for you? The Saga of Arthur Bandini 2.

As a final thought, I would say, that The Road to Los Angeles is indeed an essential part to the story of Arturo Bandini, but nevertheless seems to be lacking some of the nuance that Fante’s later books had.

Arbeidsforholdene ved fiskerifabrikken skildres med avskrekkende realisme. So it sat in his papers for 50 years. The United States Of America. Sono pensieri e debolezze che prima o poi chiunque ha avuto per la testa. Lui, un ragazzo fondamentalmente solo nel colpire il mondo delle convenzioni, possiede una fervida e genuina immaginazione che lo aiuta a creare il mondo davanti ai suoi occhi.

Camino de Los Ángeles – John Fante – Google Books

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I’m a continuity stickler, so I struggled with the different family, circumstances and location of this family compared to the one in “Wait Until Spring, Bandini”. Den norske oversettelsen flyter bra. Where the devil are you going, Arturo?

You can smell the piles of fish guts smearing the page. Get out there and look for what you’ll never find.

Get into the company of the mighty. View all 4 comments. One of my favorites, by one if my favorite authors.


It’s a crazy book, and a bit wild – not bad reading, but though I haven’t read Fant Frustratingly accurate portrayal of adolescence with all its pitfalls and prating. You look at naked women in clothes closets. Fante wrote this book at Va’ al parco a leggere il maestro all’ombra degli eucalipti. Boy, this was a difficult one to like.

Suitcase in hand, I walked down to the depot.

Ho un debole per John Fante, inutile nasconderlo. Cooped up in a coldwater flat with his mother and sister, struggling to survive, the most Italian of all out of control Italian youths who needed the support, tolerance and patience of a large, doting Mediterranean community to flourish.

I sat down and began to think about the new novel. Resta un forte senso di vuoto, quello che Bandini si sforza di riempire coi sogni.

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I sat down and began to think about the new novel. It’s called Banning Park. Next up will be Arturo 3, “Ask the Dust,” the most famous – by far – of the quartet. Greatly translated into german by Alex Capus Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We are treated to some of it, cxmino are the lad’s mother and sister, who both own up the pain-in-the-ass-sister gleefully, the mother reluctantly to hating it.