Ernesto (New York Review Books Classics)

By | January 19, 2018
Ernesto (New York Review Books Classics) Author Umberto Saba
ISBN-10 1681370824
ISBN-13 9781681370828
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher NYRB Classics
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A coming of age story that is a classic of gay literature now in English for the first time An NYRB Classics OriginalErnesto is a classic of gay literature a tender and complex tale of sexual awakening by one of Italys most admired poets Ernesto is a sixteen year old boy from an educated family who lives with his mother in Trieste His mother is eager for him to get ahead and has asked a local businessman to give him some workplace experience in his warehouse One day a workingman makes advances to Ernesto who responds with willing curiosity A month of trysts ensues before the boy begins to tire of the relationship finally escaping it altogether by engineering his own dismissal And yet his experience has changed him and as Umberto Sabas unfinished autobiographical story breaks off Ernesto has struck up a new oddly romantic attachment to a boy his own age

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