Cesare Pavese was the author of The Political Prisoner.
'Analytical and sensitive fiction by one of the greatest Italian writers of the century.' - NEW STATESMAN 'Pavese creates brilliantly. AMONG WOMEN ONLY is plainly the work of a highly talented writer.' - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 'I can think of few writers who can conjure better than Pavese the Italian melancholy, its mixture of long-term fatalism with immediate vivacity and courage, or the dour patience of the Italian countryside, its doggedness in the face of disaster.' - SPECTATOR 'How great a loss it was to modern Italian fiction that Pavese died so young.' - OBSERVER