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The neighbours had come out like snails after a rainstorm, and all down the road you heard the continuous murmur of people talking from doorway to doorway.
The worst thing…is to leave your own town, where even the stones know you, and it must break your heart to leave them behind on the road.
The heart gets tired too; and it falls apart bit by bit, like an old cloth wears out in the wash.
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Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe. And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.
September 2, 1840
January 27, 1922
Giovanni Carmelo Verga was an Italian realist writer, best known for his depictions of life in his native Sicily, and especially for the short story Cavalleria Rusticana and the novel I Malavoglia.
I Malavoglia (1881)
Mastro-don Gesualdo (1889)
La Lupa (1896)
Vita dei campi (1881)
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