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Woman obliged to work in Mamma Adele's on the Via Flaminia The passion they feel for one another is fue. It s set in Rome Italy during World War II Robert is an American stationed in Rome during the period following the liberation of Italy from the Germans Italy was very grateful to the Alliesat firstbut now they just want them gone They want their country backRobert has made a deal with a local Italian girl Lisa She rents a room in a house they pretend they are married She gets some food gifts etche gets company at night But in war nothing is that simpleThis was a fairly short novel but very powerful The book jacket sort of gave me the impression that this was a love story But I wouldn t call it that It really portrayed a segment of society that may get overlooked in other war stories What happens to people when their country is occupied whether it be by friends or foe What happens to the women How do th

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The Girl on the Via Flaminia

Robert is an American soldier in occupied Rome during the final months of World War II Lisa is a young. Not your typical World War 2 novel A short well written pleasant balance between prose and dialogue I would describe this as a very intimate novel Most of the story with the exception of a couple of scenes takes place in two rooms of an Italian home on you guessed it the Via Flaminia in Rome As a reader I became very much at home in this environment and with the half dozen main characters The author skilfully uses memories and flashbacks to fill in background impressions relevant to the plot in a way which both satisfies the curiosity and piues the interest of the reader while maintaining the sense of mystery to the last word

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Led by their separate and eually desperate needs But can love between victor and vanuished ever blossom. Like the Italian Neo Realist filmmakers he worked with in Italy Alfred Hayes focusses his social drama against the larger backdrop of a world at war The Europa Edition has taken a novella sized story and printed it large and long as it it were a novel this is unfortunate because it really could never be and good as it is it shrinks into the presentation And the opposite is probably true if it had been presented as a short story this work would seem much distinguished than here fluffed out to twice its real sizeHayes has a very impressive r sum as a screenwriter he worked with the leading lights of the postwar Italian new wave Vittorio de Sica Roberto Rossellini Federico Fellini later with Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray in Hollywood Most writers would give anything to have even one of those names on t


10 thoughts on “The Girl on the Via Flaminia

  1. says:

    they bomb each other they destroy cities – but a girl in bed is a crimeIt’s no secret that women in wartime often resort to means outsides their usual moral code and in this short novel set during the tail end of WW2 in Italy the plight of women forced to make desperate choices mirrors the ambiguous nature of the Liberation o

  2. says:

    This is a tough novel to evaluate aesthetically as it's about eually divided between its satisfying uses of the Hemingwayhard boiled style and some pretty hackneyed and melodramatic passages as well Historically however it's uite fa

  3. says:

    Not your typical World War 2 novel A short well written pleasant balance between prose and dialogue I would describe this as a very intimate novel Most of the story with the exception of a couple of scenes takes place in two rooms of an Italian home on you guessed it the Via Flaminia in Rome As a reader I became very much at home

  4. says:

    I loved this modest novel It starts in a uiet way The wind blew through Europe It was a cold wind and there were no lights in the city The cold wind blows through the rest of the narrativeIt's set in Italy just before the end of the second World War but nobody knew at this time that the war would end in a few months The war has been going on for than five years Sometimes men would escape from the prison camps near the Austrian border They

  5. says:

    It's set in Rome Italy during World War II Robert is an American stationed in Rome during the period following the liberation of Italy from the Germans Italy was very grateful to the Alliesat firstbut now they just want them gone The

  6. says:

    After serving in the US army in the Second World War the British born writer Alfred Hayes stayed on in Rome at the end of the conflict where he

  7. says:

    Like the Italian Neo Realist filmmakers he worked with in Italy Alfred Hayes focusses his social drama against the larger backdrop of a world at war The Europa Edition has taken a novella sized story and printed it large and long as it it were a novel; this is unfortunate because it really could never be and good as it is it shrinks into the presentation And the opposite is probably true if it had been presented as a short story t

  8. says:

    This is a short booka book about a man and a woman brought together in Rome after the war The liberation of Rome was not a joyful time

  9. says:

    The Girl On The Via Flaminia is the third short novel by Alfred Hayes that has been republished in recent years Like In Love and My face For The World To See it absolutely deserves to be rediscovered by a whole new generation of readers and Hayes himself deserves to be at last considered for what he is one of the major American wri

  10. says:

    First time reading Hayes although I've known about him for some time now A uick short novel that brings sadness to your heart and the truth to your eyesTimes during WW2 not only made it difficult for the men but also the