"In a valley enclosed by wooded hills, cheerful in the colors of spring, stood, one next to the other, two large, unadorned houses, stone and lime. They seemed made by the same hand, and even the gardens, enclosed by hedges and located in front of each of the houses, were of the same size and shape. But those who lived in them did not share the same fate."
Italo Svevo's "The Mother" is a brief fable in which Curra, a bold and vain cockerel, hatched in an incubator and driven above all by the desire to find a creature to admire him, sets out in search of a mother.
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Published October 10, 2011
Literature & Fiction.