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GBK Notes (HUM415)

The Goodbye Kiss: Rough Notes

Each chapter is named after a woman (though in the case of La Nena, the woman in question names Giorgio’s restaurant).

When Giorgio goes to jail he enters a prison economy which he manages to exploit to his own advantage. He pimps a Brazilian transvestite for cigarettes, for example. The changing nature of Italian society is present even in the confines of prison. Whereas in the past an informer such as Giorgio might be attacked or killed, he observes, “nowadays even prisons aren’t what they used to be” (25).

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