Published as "In Sicily" by New Directions, 1949.
Conversations in Sicily holds a special place in the annals of literature. It stands as a modern classic not only for its powerful thematic resonance as one of the great novels of Italian anti-fascism but also as a trailblazer for its... read more
“To me it was still all the same whether I took one path or the other, humanity was doomed either way”Silvestro
“What do you do when you give up? When you decide you're doomed?”Big Lombard
“I think a man matures by doing something else. Not only by not stealing, not killing, and so forth, by being a good citizen....I think one matures by doing something else, by taking on new, different duties.”Big Lombard
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