Italian Stories = Novelle Italiane - Aldo Palazzeschi's Bistino and the Marquis Summary & Analysis

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Aldo Palazzeschi's Bistino and the Marquis Summary

Palazzeschi, a Florence native, rose to prominence as a member of the Futurist literary movement. The Futurists wanted to discard all previous literature and literary forms and start anew. As such, their literature was often difficult for the average reader to understand and could even seem outright bizarre. After World War I, Futurism began to go out of style and literature returned to a more conventional form. Nonetheless, Palazzechi's later writings, while not Futurist themselves, certainly bear the mark of the movement.

The story begins with Bistino telling his wife, Nunzia, about a visit he had just made to the Marquis, his former master. Bistino loves the Marquis and recalls fondly the time they spent together. The Marquis could occasionally be harsh, even violent, with Bistino, but Bistino did not mind; in fact, the violence was a...

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