The Girl on the Via Flaminia

The Girl on the Via Flaminia

by Alfred Hayes

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Overview

Tragedy

Alfred Hayes, adapted from his best seller

Characters: 7 male, 4 female

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Here is a merciless picture of hardened American conquerors abroad and their impact on pitifully defenseless people. A young American soldier takes on a pretty, fearful Italian girl to while away the tedious occupation. She consents with deep bitterness and restraint; the only jobs and bread are in the American kitchens. The country's pride is fiercely moral and the

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780573609398
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alfred Hayes was born in Britain in 1911. He was a novelist, television writer, screenwriter, and poet. He worked principally in Italy and the United States, and is perhaps best known for his poem "Joe Hill", set to music by Earl Robinson. Hayes graduated from New York's City College, worked briefly as a newspaper reporter, and began writing fiction and poetry in the 1930s. During World War II he served in Europe in the U.S. Army Special Services. He stayed on in Rome and became a screenwriter of Italian neorealist films. His screenplay for Roberto Rossellini's film Paisan (1946) was nominated for an Academy Award.

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