Great Italian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century

Great Italian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century : A Dual-Language Book

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This anthology highlights the rich range of modern Italian fiction, presenting the first English translations of works by many famous authors. Contents include fables and stories by Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, and Cesare Pavese; historical fiction by Leonardo Sciascia and Mario Rigoni Stern; and little-known tales by Luigi Pirandello and Carlo Emilio Gadda.
No further apparatus or reference is necessary for the self-contained text. Appropriate for high school and college courses as well as self-study, this volume will prove a fine companion for teachers and intermediate-level students of Italian language and literature as well as readers wishing to brush up on their language skills.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137 x 216 x 13.72mm | 285.76g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486476316
  • 9780486476315
  • 91,524

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This anthology highlights the rich range of modern Italian fiction, presenting the first English translations of works by many famous authors. Contents include fables and stories by Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, and Cesare Pavese; historical fiction by Leonardo Sciascia and Mario Rigoni Stern; and little-known tales by Luigi Pirandello and Carlo Emilio Gadda.
No further apparatus or reference is necessary for this self-contained text. Appropriate for high school and college courses as well as for self-study, this volume will prove a fine companion for teachers and intermediate-level students of Italian language and literature as well as readers wishing to brush up on their language skills.
Dover (2013) original publication.
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www.doverpublications.com
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Table of contents

IntroductionTranslator’s NoteAcknowledgments Luigi Pirandello (1867– 1936)La vita nuda / Naked LifeFederigo Tozzi (1883– 1920)Il crocifisso / The Crucifix Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893– 1973)La cenere delle battaglie / The Ash of Distant BattlesDino Buzzati (1906– 1972)Un uomo importante / An Important ManAlberto Moravia (1907– 1990)Mi chiamo Alice sono una trottola / My Name is Alice I am a Spinning TopTommaso Landolfi (1908– 1979)Animalini / Little Animals Cesare Pavese (1908– 1950)La zingara / The Gypsy WomanElsa Morante (1912– 1985)
Il ladro dei lumi / The Thief of Lights
Leonardo Sciascia (1921– 1989)Arrivano i nostri / Our Men are ArrivingMario Rigoni Stern (1921– 2008)Bepi, un richiamato del ’13 / Bepi, a Recalled Reservist from 1913Giorgio Manganelli (1922– 1990)La cartolina / The PostcardItalo Calvino (1923– 1985)Il crollo del tempo: su alcuni disegni di Saul Steinberg / The Collapse of Time (on some drawings by Saul Steinberg) Luigi Malerba (1927– 2008)La difesa della lingua / The Defense of ItalianGoffredo Parise (1929– 1986)33/ 33Gianni Celati (1937– )La bottega dei mimi / The Mimes’ Workshop
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About Jacob Blakesley

Jacob Blakesley received his PhD in literature from the University of Chicago and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. His translations of Italian poetry and prose have appeared in Poetry Miscellany and The Journal of Italian Translation.
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