This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Ask the Dust, by John Fante. Today it’s widely regarded as a classic of American. The story of the hard-living L.A. writer as we know it was born in the early s with John Fante. The novelist, best known for his novel. Rob Sternberg on the pleasures of rereading John Fante.

Author: Shaktigami Yozshusho
Country: Saint Lucia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 26 September 2016
Pages: 177
PDF File Size: 16.59 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.92 Mb
ISBN: 854-2-47574-869-2
Downloads: 73179
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashizahn


He keeps a photo of Hackmuth in his room, to which he often supplicates himself: Show 25 25 50 All. I wouldn’t change a thing since the book about him didn’t just read like some book about something Anyway, I don’t even know why I really care that much.

At the time of Ask the Dust’s release inFante appeared to be a writer on the rise. They were of the same order, written of and from the gut and the heart.

Short, funny, ugly and poetic. Si sente incredibilmente virile, ma si eccita sempre al momento sbagliato. Then he smiled absently, shrugged, and walked away, the fog swooping upon him. Because it took me so long to be disabused of the notion that writing a novel is no different than writing a glorified diary, I think I built up a kind of resentment toward Ask the Asmfor leading me astray. Published inthe book became a movie 51 years later indirected by Bernardo Bertolucci, and starring John Malkovich and Debra Winger.


Obviously she didn’t understand that this was something meaningful — mystical, really — that was happening to me. Arturo Bandini, I know you too well! Even you, Arturo, even you must die. O alter-ego de John FanteArturo Sust, filho de emigrantes italianos, vai para Los Angeles no final do anos 30, em busca de um sonho, ser escritor.

Me ha parecido excelsa en todos sentidos: Then like a man who had found gold in the city dump, I carried the book to a table. I’ve never really understood how any of these guys were published. I hate him as he licks his wounded on her.

Ask the Dust (The Saga of Arthur Bandini, #3) by John Fante

It’s easy shit to tear through. The sea is a myth.

That said, Ask the Dust is required reading for people into that whole drunk crazy writer thing. Arturo Bandini is a struggling writer living in a residential hotel in Bunker Hilla rundown section of Downtown Los Angeles. Home becomes home when they had to leave it and Los Angeles or wherever picks up the same old wander lust bowl.

I saw quite a number of other bums in there, most of them asleep on top of their books. When I had enough cheap wine to drink I never went to the library.


John Fante’s “Ask the Dust”: A Review

Ffante 05, RandomAnthony rated it liked it. Fante was one of the first writers to portray the tough times faced by many people in Depression-era Los Angeles. Maybe the idea of the struggling writer trying to make a name for himself in Los Angeles appealed to the sympathies of the difficult times in which these books were written.

Preview — Ask the Dust by John Fante. This book was probably innovative for its time and deserves shelf-space next to the writers Fante influenced. His neighbor murders veal on a blood soaked binge. The writing starts out interesting but decent and by about a hundred pages I didn’t care so much anymore.

Pronta a solcare il globo da est a ovest e ddust ovest a est. I’ve also considered that Bandini is Fante, a juvenile, but often dead-on assumption among writers who only write a few books all about writers. He takes a copy of the novel he had recently published, dedicates it to Camilla, and throws it into the desert.