The House of Others

Casa d’Altri (The House of Others in the Botsford translation) by Silvio D’Arzo, 1953 Sansoni edition, cover by Mino Maccari.

If Casa D’altri is the perfect short story, according to Montale, then Maccari’s is its perfect cover. The blue of a Monday night (on Mondays the old woman works longer), the goat, the river, the church in the mountains, the restless eyes.