Life Everlasting

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ISBN 978-0-910395-32-8
Publication Date
May 1995
Page Count
189 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/4

Life Everlasting

Ferdinando Camon

Together with The Fifth Estate and Memorial, Life Everlasting belongs to a sequence of fictional memoirs which brilliantly evokes peasant society in the Veneto in northeast Italy. It was into that ageless traditional society that Camon himself was born, and it is its disappearance in our own time that this trilogy relates.

About the Author

Ferdinando Camon (born in Montagnana 1935) is a contemporary Italian writer. He is married to a journalist and has two sons: Alessandro Camon, a film producer/writer who lives in Los Angeles, and Alberto, who teaches criminal procedure and lives in Bologna. He has contributed to a number of Italian and foreign daily newspapers, including La Stampa, l'Unità, Avvenire, Le Monde and La Nación. Perhaps Camon's best known work in English is his trilogy of fictional memoirs consisting of The Fifth Estate (Il Quinto Stato), Life Everlasting (La Vita Eterna), and Memorial (Un altare per la madre).


"In this volume, as in [The Fifth Estate], Camon, a native son of the Veneto peasants he memorializes, movingly portrays the anonymous victims for whom he feels a filial and fraternal love, a people here consecrated and lamented."
--Publishers Weekly

"A writer of such importance that one does not know where or with whom to place him in the literature of our time."

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