A small masterpiece, Pea’s lyrical autobiographical novel reveals a grandfather through his grandson’s eyes. The old man and his brothers’ madness, passion, and quirks are interwoven in intimate, mythical sketches and fiery portraits of family dynamics. The first installment of a four-part novel, Moscardinois linguistically adventurous and visual, vivid and anarchic. Pea’s personal account of his first meeting with Pound accompanies the text. Novelist, poet and playwright, Enrico Pea(1881–1958) spent his youth traveling. Pea lived for a long time in Alexandria, where he struck up a friendship with Ungaretti. He published Moscardinoin 1922. Ezra Pound (1885–1972) is considered the poet most responsible for defining a modernist aesthetic in poetry. His interest in “regionalism” attracted him to the work of Pea.