Posted on 7th Jun, 2018 by Martha Greengrass
A novel of lost innocence, awakened sexuality and bohemian life, set against the backdrop of an Italian heatwave, Cesare Pavese's The Beautiful Summer is a classic of Italian literature. As she presents her new introduction to Pavese's novel for the Penguin European Writers Series, author Elizabeth Strout discusses what makes this coming-of-age tale such compulsive, essential reading.
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