Italian Stories: Novelle Italiane : A Dual-Language Book

Italian Stories: Novelle Italiane : A Dual-Language Book

Paperback Dual-Language Book Language: English / Italian

Edited by Jr. R. A. Hall

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 364 pages
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 20mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 17 September 1990
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486261808
  • ISBN 13: 9780486261805
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 60,165

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Designed for the language student as well as the lover of fine literature, this convenient dual-language book features eleven great short stories-- each one appearing in the original Italian, with vivid and accurate English translations on facing pages. Arranged chronologically so that the growth of the literally art may be followed, as well as enjoyed, each story is prefaced by a concise biographical/critical introduction. Also included are linguistic and cultural notes, a valuable Italian-English vocabulary, study questions on each story, and an informative essay on Italian fiction.

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Designed for the language student as well as the lover of fine literature, this convenient dual-language book features eleven great short stories--each one appearing in the original Italian, with vivid and accurate English translations on facing pages.

Table of contents

FOREWORD GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO   "Il Decamerone: Giornata Ottava, Novella Terza "   "The Decameron: Eighth Day, Third Story " NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI   Belfagor; Novella del demonio che prese moglie   Belfagor; Story of the Devil Who Took a Wife MATTEO BANDELLO   Madonna Zilia   Madonna Zilia GIOVANNI VERGA   Rosso Malpelo   Rosso Malpelo ANTONIO FOGAZZARO   Un' idea di Ermes Torranza   An Idea of Hermes Torranza RENATO FUCINI   La Fonte de Pietrarsa   The Fountain of Pietrarsa GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO   Gli Idolatri   The Idolaters LUIGI PIRANDELLO   Marsina stretta   The Tight Frock-Coat ALDO PALAZZESCHI   Bistino e il signor marchese   Bistino and the Marquis CORRADO ALVARO   I Giocàttoli Rotti   The Broken Toys ALBERTO MORAVIA   La Concorrenza   Competition NOTES QUESTIONNAIRE VOCABULARY