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The Boss. [Il Padrone] by  translator]  Goffredo.  [William Weaver - First Edition - 1966 - from Joseph Valles - Books (SKU: 701)

The Boss. [Il Padrone]

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The Boss. [Il Padrone]

by Parise, Goffredo. [William Weaver, translator]

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1966., 1966. Very Good. 1st American edition ; 246 p. ; 22 cm ; LCCN: 66-19393 ; OCLC: 1378888 ; remainder stamp on endpaper ; price tag on endpaper ; minor tears at bottom of dust jacket ; "...a country boy of twenty enters a city 'commercial firm' (products and activity unknown) to be the right-hand man to Dottor Max, a boss obsessed with morality (aspects of which are naturally found to be the immorality of power). The boy's company friends discuss vague illnesses; Dottor Max marries Minnie who fills the company library with comic books; Lothar, handyman of Dottor Max, gives the boy vitamin injections, after which he contemplates murdering the boss. But when he is gradually demoted for refusing to marry a mongoloid ""ward"" of the boss's mother, he gives up and gives in, thus accepting reality, a place in the firm, a refrigerator, a car... "--Kirkus reports ; VG/VG


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The Boss. [Il Padrone]
Parise, Goffredo. [William Weaver, translator]
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.
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grotesque psychological novel milan business control power slavery answered asked bathroom become began boss chaeta chair desk Diabete Diabete's Donald Duck door doorman Dottor Balloon Dottor Max Dottor Saturno Dottoressa Uraza eight thirty employees ever
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