14 Oct Pitigrilli will find a new generation of readers with this new edition translation of his comic cautionary tale flaunting the ludicrous excesses and. Pitigrilli’s classic novel was first published in Italian in and charts the comedy and tragedy of a young man’s downfall and the lure of a bygone era. Pitigrilli was the pseudonym of Dino Segre, born in Turin in to a well-to-do Jewish father and a Catholic mother. He worked as a foreign correspondent in.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Baudelaire’s Masterpiece on Hashish. But all in all, you can definitely pass on Cocaine unless you have a special interest in the outlandish drug culture of the s. You’ve the prospect of five or six more men and a few more affairs at most”.


So, yes, Cocaine is a modern love story. And that fact is as refreshing as the reading of this very entertaining novel.

Reading Cocaine pigigrilli me a long time. Dec 04, Salvatore rated it really liked it. The loss of Maddalena, when she is sent to the reformatory, is what drove Tito to Paris — but Maud soon follows him there, setting a pattern that also leads them to South America, Africa, and ultimately home. Why would this review, far less elaborate and flagrant a pitigrillli than his guillotine story, finally force his editor to give him he axe?

Pitigrilli (Author of Cocaine)

The descriptions, the expressions, and conversations read just as dirty or excited or lost, as a novel by William Burroughs or a poem by Verlaine. He gained release from the internal exile that year, and wrote anonymously in Rome to earn money. Having distinguished himself with his cocaine story, Tito gets another assignment — covering the death by guillotine of a convicted serial killer. Preview — Cocaine by Pitigrilli.


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Renouncing her endless quest for the ultimate in refined and forbidden sensation, she has dedicated herself solely putigrilli him, offering herself pititrilli as his paramour, patroness, and acolyte. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I thought it was the actual drug he was addicted to because he tries it earlier in the book and continues to use it not her.

In July Mussolini’s fascist regime fell. View or edit your browsing history. Maybe it was just pltigrilli time period in which it was written or the fact that the author was foreign and it was translated.

The story is that of Tito. But Maud is as much of a free spirit as he is — “an embryonic international, intercontinental, transoceanic adventuress capable of accliatization to males of all races”, Tito recognizes when he first sees her as Maud — at least as far as intimacy goes, and she has more lovers than he does, complicating any sort of romantic relationship.

After Mussolini’s government fell in and the Germans began to occupy Italy, Pitigrilli fled to Switzerland, where his second wife a Catholic and their daughter joined him. Nov 24, Jeff Youngstrom added it. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Tito’s honest and loving — really assessment of Maud’s prospects presumably isn’t how a girl wants to be wooed: A man with mistresses more enticing and intriguing then him. Later, more desperate stations for Tito include Buenos Aires and then Dakar; not surprisingly, his return to Turin is one of ultimate resignation.


Aug 29, msleighm rated it liked it Shelves: The freedom of that era, Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. And what profession is more decadent than journalism? You hate X, you hate her, and you have perpetually before your eyes the vision of your loved one and X embracing in an act that fills you with horror. Pitigrilli was the pseudonym for Dino Segre 9 May – 8 Mayan Italian writer who made his living as a journalist and novelist.

Cocaine, you’re not Maud, you’re Cocaine, my necessary poison. See all 6 reviews. No less than German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was working on a movie adaptation of Cocaine when he piitgrilli — of a cocaine overdose — in Plus, despite the snooty, sometimes forced snark Pitigrilli indulges in, he can write, with seeming ingenuousness, the following: Tito seems more willing to devote himself solely to her, but she can’t help herself and still wants more men.