This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Ask the Dust, by John Fante. Today it’s widely regarded as a classic of American. Ask the Dust [John Fante] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the. Rob Sternberg on the pleasures of rereading John Fante.

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Its title suggests it to be sad and it is. Credo di aver letto questo libro nel momento giusto per fants. I needed to own Ask the Dust. I’ve never really understood how any of these guys were published.

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Send me comments, requests or suggestions either below or via email cf. Sam despises Camilla, telling Bandini if he wants to win over Camilla, he has to treat her poorly. Harold the Bartender Natasha Staples Pat Quando di dice “certe traduzioni”: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

The humor and pain were intermixed with a superb simplicity. None of it matters though. Home becomes home when they had to leave it and Los Angeles or wherever picks up the same old wander lust bowl. This was interesting, because it contrasted with the dingy atmosphere of ‘s LA.

Every word was resonating. I couldn’t care less I’m giving it three but it really deserves 3. Maybe brain is still convalescing from all the Texas, drugs, and alcohol that I consumed last weekend.


Hackmuth — a figure based on H. I remember when I was fourteen, reading Catcher in the Rye. I tore through the rest of that novel that Saturday afternoon.

Watch Now With Prime Video. Wait, that’s Raymond Chandler Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. See all 3 questions about Ask the Dust…. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published.

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All in all, a great read that takes the black rotten understuff of the everyman’s psyche and rejoices in framing it as human and beautiful.

Me ha parecido excelsa en todos sentidos: Yet as far as the novel is concerned, the picture is slightly different: Retrieved from ” https: Bandini falls in love with Lopez, who is herself in love with co-worker Sam. Published February 7th by Ecco first published Filipino Houseboy Donna Mosley Instead, he’s seen today as a powerful pre-Beat writer who wrote one of the most influential and important novels of the last, well, 70 years.

I sat fabte it, overwhelmed with grief for Arturo Bandini. At this point Ask the Dust along with most of Fante’s oeuvre, which Black Sparrow also now published found its way to Echo Press, an imprint of HarperCollins, where it has garnered an even larger audience.

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How Ask the Dust nearly missed greatness

Ask The Dust is humorous, entertaining, moving, and written with a careful pen and an alert mind. The target demographic for Fante might be budding male authors or those with an interest in historic Los Angeles. Ask the Dust contains thematic similarities to Knut Hamsun ‘s novel Hunger.


It is one of a series of novels featuring the character Arturo Bandini as Fante’s alter ego, a young Italian-American from Colorado struggling to make it as a writer in Los Angeles. Hackmuth is a mere man I never met him. We can discern his talent in his lyrical descriptions of downtown Los Angeles and his vivid portraits of the outcasts who populate the Alta Loma and all the dingy establishments — cheap restaurants, saloons, dive bars, and Filipino dance halls — that he visits during his wanderings.

I started off tearing into this book with the momentum I tore through Bukowski, which isn’t to say that I love Bukowski, I don’t, but I tore through his works.

Dear great Hackmuth, they called me all kinds of names when I was coming up. I’m giving it three but it really deserves 3.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I appreciate the recommendation and I’m surprised, even with its flaws, that the novel isn’t revered by the Bukowski Fan Club crowd. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Esta es una las primeras novelas de John Fante que fue dusst en The prose is one of the reasons why the book is better than it may sound at first. The writing in Ask the Dust is so intoxicating, so filled with ardor and longing–whether it’s righteous or completely misplaced by our boy narrator–that I cante help but fall under its spell.