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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Fante is a great writer, I can drink in lps work for the m I have to admit it was somewhat of a struggle to get through this book.

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The main character is just hard to spend any time with due to his immaturity and grandiosity. Which is to say, tonight I depart for the metropolis to the east — our own Los Angeles, the city of angels. Overhead the heavy telephone wires gave off a humming sound whenever there was a lull in the traffic noise. One of my favorites, by one if my camjno authors.

In the 30s when written, it was refused by all publishers. The writing can be spotty and not compelling. I have to admit it was somewhat of a struggle to get through this book. I have made the lamentable discovery over a period of years that living with you and Mona is deleterious to the high and magnanimous purpose of Art, and I repeat to you in no uncertain terms that I am an artist, a creator beyond question.

The Bandini Family is now located in Los Angeles, and there’s no more father. But there he goes, the idiot, with a big book. I gave it 3 stars but it would be difficult for me to really recommend it to anyone. You’ll never find a job! It has that same blend of humor and bleakness.


This propels Arturo to even greater heights of anguish at first, but then he sucks it up, steals the family jewelry, pawns it, and heads up the road to L.

It never mattered, with a book under my arm, looking for a job. Where the devil are you going, Arturo? Ergo, I assume in no uncertain terms that you will reciprocate in kindred fashion. The white heat of a sex-starved creative Italian teenager scorches every page.

Camino de Los Ángeles

The Saga of Arthur Bandini 4 books. Fante really captures the essence of the grimy, foggy, streets of Los Angles and the blue collar lifestyle. Paperbackpages. Fante’s Bandini has a lofty aim-to ascend from his meager existence to the exalted realm of art-yet he is a brutal, delusional, self-aggrandizing, and ridiculous young man.

Arturo encounters a mystery woman 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.

And “Wait Until Spring, Bandini,” chronologically the first part of the Arturo story, but second written, became Fante’s first book published. Den norske oversettelsen flyter bra. Il prossimo Fante, “Chiedi alla polvere”, a data da destinarsi.

Published October 28th by Anagrama first published Open Preview See a Problem? Fuori di testa, le dico, fuori di testa. This Arturo is not the charming kid from the first part and also not the more mature young adult from Ask the Dust. Who’ll give you a job, you swine – who? So, though I understand that you can’t judge literature by the likability of its characters A blinding magnesium flare, an elemental torchsong to precocious youth that, for all its down-and-dirty honesty and frustrated libido, manages to retain a charm and innocence that the instant gratification of cyber space has forever appropriated.


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 pseudo-intellectual babbling.

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 Agneles and yet he goes out and is horribly racist to his coworkers. Who’ll give you a job, you swine – who?

La sua rabbia, i suoi sogni e la sua presunzione, i suoi castelli in aria, il suo sentirsi superiore al resto del mondo e incompreso da quello stesso mondo, sono tratti tipici della tarda adolescenza.

And, per se, the fumbling fulminations of cerebration and intellect find little fruition in the debauched, distorted hegemony that we poor mortals, for lack of better and more concise terminology, call home.

May I say in conclusion that I have much to thank you for, O woman who breathed the breath of life into my brain of destiny?