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Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana

Narrated by: Fabrizio Gifuni
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Summary

Ambientato a Roma nel 1927, il capolavoro di Gadda prende avvio da un furto di gioielli a casa della vedova Menegazzi e dal brutale omicidio della bella e malinconica Liliana Balducci, avvenuto a distanza di qualche giorno nel medesimo palazzo di via Merulana. Protagonista dell’intrigo poliziesco, il commissario don Ciccio, alle prese con un groviglio di indizi, piste false e sospetti. Apparso a puntate su "Letteratura" nel 1946-47, il romanzo di Gadda uscì in volume nel 1957, ottenendo subito un’enorme risonanza, a tal punto da suscitare allo scrittore l’esclamazione: "Sono diventato una specie di Lollobrigido, di Sofio Loren".
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Absolutely fabulous rendition of a great novel

Fabrizio Gifuni gives one of the best reading I have ever listened to and I have listened to many. His rendition of the many regional Italian accents (Roman, Neapolitan ,Veneto, etc) are just miraculous . I have loved the book and read it many years ago, so I tried the spoken version and was surprised how much Mr Gifuni adds to the written pages. What a performance! Its brilliance does justice to a tremendously intelligent and entertaining novel which is a true classic of modern Italian literature.

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  • Matteo Marcantonio
  • 20-11-18

Gadda masters Italian dialects

As well as police detective genre. The book is also a marvelous description of Italy during 'il ventennio'. I loved the epithets used for Mussolini and how Gadda ridicules him and his arrogance. Gifuni is the cherry on the top of the cake, he acts majestically the deeds of Ingravallo and colleagues.