Camino de Los Ángeles by John Fante, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A los dieciocho años, Arturo Bandini vive con su madre y su hermana, dos beatas, en San Pedro, el puerto de Los Ángeles. Trabaja en empleos duros y mal. Read Camino de Los Angeles book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified by John Fante (Author). Be the first to review.

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In the sand were brown weeds and grasshoppers. You just have to read this!

Arturo, va cercando altro, ancora non sa bene cosa, ma ha un occhio rivolto al futuro. Il prossimo Fante, “Chiedi alla polvere”, a data da destinarsi. I’m glad I read Ask the Dust before reading this book Riotously ambitious, wildly egotistic, possessed with the severe angst of youth, ridden with delirious fantasies, obsessed with the maniacal desire to become a writer Arturo Bandini turns his life into a bitter burlesque… But, however erratically, he continues to move to his purpose.

It was like walking naked through a valley of beautiful girls on all sides. Other books in the series. Avrebbe dovuto sentire che discorsi. The United States Of America. It never mattered, with a book under my arm, looking for a job. Every morning I got up feeling like that. The days didn’t change from one to the other, the golden sun blasting away then dying out.

What a place to read! Fante knows how to illustrate the grinding gears of a neurotic mind. John Fante wrote this in his late twenties. There are a lot of beautiful eucalyptus trees in it, and green lawns.

He hates his sister cause she wants to be a nun and yet he is speaking to God or trying to play God himself, he hated being referred to as a Dago and yet he anggeles out and is horribly racist to his coworkers.


This read like a gorgeous but filthy version of raplh ellison’s ‘invisible man’. La vida se trata de inumerables cuentos de amor, re locura y de muerte. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

camino de los angeles – John Fante

Arturo is a one-man Manhattan Project. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bandini is very judgmental and hypocritical which i think is the ironic theme throughout the book.

He lived and worked in W Fante’s early years camijo spent in relative poverty. Though I appreciate internal conflict, the struggle between the protagonist and his desire to pleasure himself was not the most compelling. Ele quis saber o que eu estava a escrever naquele instante. One of the greatest books I’ve read, despite all its flaws–still postmodern after all these years. So it sat in his papers for 50 years. I am penniless but I urge you in no uncertain terms to cease your cerebral anxiety about my destiny, for truly it lies in the palm of the immortal gods.

In no uncertain terms I give you my love and blessing, and I swear to my sincerity, when I say in no uncertain terms that I not only forgive you for what has ruefully transpired this night, but for all jhon nights. An eye for an eye. Not the smoothest intro to the world of Fante, but it still made me laugh out loud a few times.

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He also swears a lot. There was a ten-minute wait for the midnight train for Los Angeles. His megalomania is severe to the point angekes it becomes absolute comedy. Bene, non sono un vigliacco.

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Think of angelez you are, my boy! The main character is just hard to spend any time with due to his immaturity and grandiosity. The Saga of Arthur Bandini 4 books.

Why go east – why not go west? The Road to Los Angles is a book that swings hard with crude impact and special brand of finesse. You’ll never find a job! Refresh and try again. This Arturo is not the charming kid from the first part and also not the more mature young adult from Ask the Dust.

This Arturo is in his teenage years, a narcissistic year old, pretentiously claiming he’s a soulmate of philosophers, he doesn’t really understand, dreaming of naked ladies from his porno magazines, while incapable to approach real women and a complete pain in the ass to everyone he interacts with, annoying them with fannte babbling. Inhe dropped out of college and moved to Southern California to concentrate on his writing. Reminds me of The Stranger by Camus a bit.

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The psychological depth is superb. Paperbackpages. May 21, 1. This book is not yet angepes on Listopia. Where the devil are you going, Arturo? Just got this from the local library on an inter-library loan so I’ll need to put it at the head of the reading line.