Much of his best work was not published until after his death. Fenoglio spent most of his life in Alba. His studies at the University of Turin were cut short by service in the army, and after World War II he became a wine merchant. His first novel , La malora ; Ruin , shows the difficult and harsh lives of peasants near Alba.
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Much of his best work was not published until after his death. Fenoglio spent most of his life in Alba. His studies at the University of Turin were cut short by service in the army, and after World War II he became a wine merchant.
His first novel , La malora ; Ruin , shows the difficult and harsh lives of peasants near Alba. An English translation of Una questione privata entitled A Private Matter was published in Beppe Fenoglio. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. See Article History. Britannica Quiz. Matching Names to Novels. Which of these authors invented an entire language to use in his books? Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.
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Malora by Beppe Fenoglio
The works of Fenoglio have two main themes: the rural world of the Langhe and the Italian resistance movement , both largely inspired by his own personal experiences in them; equally, the writer has two styles: the chronicle and the epos. Fenoglio was drafted in ; before he completed officer school, Italy surrendered to the Allies and Germany attacked and occupied most of Italy. Like most of Italian Army , the training unit of Fenoglio collapsed; he adventurously travelled back home from Rome, and spent months in hiding before joining the partisans in January After fighting till the end of the war, he translated a number of books from English and wrote the works he is known for while working for a winery in Alba. His first work was in the neorealist style: La paga del sabato this was published posthumously too, in These stories were a chronicle of the Italian partisans or of rural life. One such story was La malora , a long story in the style of Giovanni Verga.