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King, Martha 1928-

Works: 176 works in 294 publications in 1 language and 3,455 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PQ4811.E6, 853.912
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Most widely held works by Martha King
Her husband by Luigi Pirandello ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the success of her first novel, Livia Roncella and her husband Giustino Boggiolo leave their provincial southern Italian hometown and move to Rome
New Italian women : a collection of short fiction ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darkness : fiction by Dacia Maraini ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linking the collection together is Adele Sofia, a steel-nerved though tenderhearted police commissioner with a penchant for licorice at various points on the investigative trail, and whose job it is to hunt down those who prey on society's weakest and most vulnerable members. Told in a straight forward, unforgettably powerful and affecting manner in which the facts speak for themselves, Darkness illuminates the underbelly of Rome. With absorbing compassion and discretion Maraini creates a cast of characters who wake up each morning to a reality quite different from la dolce vita."--BOOK JACKET
My name, a living memory by Giorgio Van Straten ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The name presages a journey through history that flings Hartog's descendants as far afield as San Francisco, London, Odessa, Sao Paolo, and Tbilisi. They witness the Gold Rush, the Russian Revolution, the Stalinist purges, and, finally the Holocaust. Some are uprooted by business interests, including the author's grandfather, who moved to Genoa in 1913, losing one of the A's in his surname along the way."--BOOK JACKET
Elias Portolu by Grazia Deledda ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After serving time in mainland Italy for a minor theft, Elias Portolu returns home to Nuoro, in rural Sardinia. Lonely and vulnerable after his prison exile, he falls in love with Maddalena, his brother's fiancee. He finds himself trapped by social and religious strictures, his passion and guilt winding into a spiral of anguish and paralyzing indecision. For guidance he turns to the village priest, who advises him to resist temptation; then he turns to the pagan "father of the woods," who recognizes the weakness of human will and urges him to declare his love before it is too late. Finally Elias chooses a course that provides a measure of redemption but forces him into a position from which he can only helphlessly observe the results of his affair." -- back cover
The signorina and other stories by Anna Banti ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Banti's stories portray the ageless conflict between the expectations of society and the aspirations of the individual. In "Uncertain Vocations," the young Ofelia becomes a pianist after her marriage prospects fail, but self-doubt turns her success into miserable mediocrity. In the futuristic "The Women Are Dying," men acquire a new evolutionary ability; women, lacking that ability, are consigned to the status of an inferior race. "Joveta of Betania," set in the time of the Crusades, follows the daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem as she escapes to a life of seclusion as an abbess - a life that becomes for her a source of proud freedom and deep bitterness
Reeds in the wind by Grazia Deledda ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voices from a time : a novel by Silvia Bonucci ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the dawn of the twentieth century until World War II, members of a Jewish family in Trieste experienced great historical and cultural events ︣the birth of Freudian psychoanalysis, World War I, the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that turned Trieste into an Italian city, Fascism
Teresa by Neera ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman in 1880s Italy is forbidden to marry a dashing young man because he has no money. Teresa Caccia is put to work by her father, looking after her younger siblings, and only when they grow up is she able to join her love
After the war : a collection of short fiction by postwar Italian women ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grazia Deledda : a legendary life by Martha King ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What made a young Sardinian women in the nineteenth century think that she could become a famous writer, especially considering the time and her position, her gender and lack of education? Yet Grazia Deledda achieved such status in the literary world that publishers in Italy vied for her fiction. Nearly seventy years after her death, her novels continue to be reprinted and translated, and critical appreciation of her work continues to grow. This--the first full length biography of Deledda in English for an adult audience--is the story of a woman who overcame obstacles that would discourage most people, and went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926." -- back cover
Game plan for a novel by Gianna Manzini ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1945, Gianna Manzini (Pistoia, 1896-Rome, 1974) wrote "Game Plan for a Novel" -- her first novel to now appear in English -- which takes its shape as an explanation of the genesis and development of a novel written as a letter to her publisher"--Provided by publisher
The mystery of Simonetta by Claudio Angelini ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Full-length portrait by Gianna Manzini ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first English translation of "Ritratto in piedi," winner of the Premio Campiello 1971, this semi-autobiographical novel portrays the artistic, intellectual and emotional relationship between Gianna Manzini and her father, Giuseppe, a noted Italian anarchist, publisher and writer who died in exile in 1925"--Provided by publisher
Tosca, the cat lady : a novel by Gina Lagorio ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete airspace review ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John and Martha King explain the international alphabet airspace system and teach words for each airspace letter to make remembering what is needed to know about that class of airspace easy. They cover other kinds of airspace and include a special segment on how a VFR pilot can manage his flight to deal with the airspace system safely and legally
Madison County project documenting the sound ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The isolated mountain hollows of Madison County provide the perfect environment to foster the preservation of ancient unaccompanied ballads. Over the last 100 years, these ballads have attracted folklorists, filmmakers, and photographers to the county's remote communities. Filmmakers Martha King and Rob Roberts tell the story of the tradition through the voices of the current generation of singers as well as through the films, photographs and recordings of John Cohen, Rob Amberg and Harvey Wang. Madison County project examines how both outside interest and the power of community and family have worked together to continue this unique tradition"--Container
Taming stalls and spins ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the aerodynamics of stalls and spins; how to recognize them; how to recover from them; and, lessons to be learned from accidents
IFR with confidence ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn how to plan a safe trip even in difficult IFR weather conditions. Get and analyze the information you need from the briefer with ease. Also covers FAR's for IFR flight, new IFR procedures, and advanced navigation using HSI's, RMI's, and more
Flying the Citation ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Be in the cockpit from pre-flight to shutdown for a high-altitude jet cross-country flight. Learn fundamentals of crew coordination and how easily you can make the transition from propeller driven planes to jets
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