The Twilight of the Elephant

Amusing and quirky novel by Italian writer Vittorini. From Kirkus Reviews: "The Twilight of the Elephants" continues his obsession with the daughter/father relationship as a middle-aged lady's semi-crippled father, beloved for his past feats of strength (like an elephant, he could uproot trees) yet hated because of his consumption of much-needed food, finally lives up to the mythic role he himself has created by attempting to disappear into the woods, to die." The edition, translated by Cinina Brescia, measures 4.5 x 6.5 inches with 120 pages. Book and jacket are both in good, clean  condition. Some light wear to jacket, books is clean and crisp.


  • The Twilight of the Elephant
  • Elio Vittorini
  • New Directions, 1951