Senso by Camillo Boito
(and other stories) (Decadence from Dedalus)

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The combination of decadence,the macabre and the demonic, with depraved female heroines made Boito's stories an immediate and popular success in fin de siecle Italy.Today Boito is seen as one of the major Italian authors of his period and the master of the novella form. Outside Italy lLuchino Visconti's film of Senso, which brilliantly captured the ambience and atmosphere of the novella, created a world-wide audience for Boito's work.

About Camillo Boito

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Camillo Boito (1836-1914) became Professor of Architecture at the Accademia delle Belle Arti while only 19 before moving to Milan to be Professor of Architecture at the Accademia di Brera. Most of his work as an architect was in restoring major buildings to their former glory. He wrote only 17 novelle which were published in periodicals but later published in two volumes in 1876 and 1883. The Dedalus collection Senso (and other stories) is a selection from these two volumes. Boito's brother, Arrigo was a notable poet and Verdi's librettist for Otello and Falstaff.
Published October 23, 2012 by Dedalus Limited. 207 pages
Genres: Erotica, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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