WorldCat Identities

King, Martha 1928-

Works: 154 works in 294 publications in 1 language and 3,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PQ4811.E6, 853.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martha King
Her husband by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 378 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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness : fiction by Dacia Maraini( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seeds for the twelve interconnected crime stories in Darkness came from the pages of the Italian daily papers. In sparse prose that echoes the files of a police report, Dacia Maraini gives a resounding voice to the string of victims who receive only fleeting mention in the media each day. Among them is twelve-year-old Viollca, an Albanian sold into prostitution by her parents, who hope she will soon return with enough money to pay for her dowry and a new roof. And the boy Tano, who brings charges of physical abuse against his father. Two years and the death of his younger brother pass before anyone at the police station will believe him. 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning six generations and three continents, My Name, a Living Memory is a novel based on theoretic saga of author Giorgio van Straten's family from the Napoleonic era through World War II. The story begins in Rotterdam in 1811, when Hartog son of Alexander - father, cucumber salesman, and Dutch Jew - is forced by Napoleonic edict to choose a last name. He chooses Straaten, the Dutch word for "street.""
Elias Portolu by Grazia Deledda( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 187 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 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Sailing Ships," a young boy creates an imaginary world from an uncertain childhood memory. "The Signorina" tells of a young woman who eventually finds herself, as a writer."--Jacket
Reeds in the wind by Grazia Deledda( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of an impoverished noble family, from the viewpoint of Efix, a guiltridden farm hand, deeply bound to the soil
Teresa by Neera( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the late 19th century in the Po Valley near Cremona, Italy. Teresa Caccia is the eldest daughter in the family with a lot of responsibility to care for her aging father and younger siblings. She falls in love with Orlandi but her family obligations prevent them from creating a life together until her siblings marry and move on
Voices from a time : a novel by Silvia Bonucci( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 151 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
After the war : a collection of short fiction by postwar Italian women( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grazia Deledda : a legendary life by Martha King( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 85 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 72 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the many masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence are two of the world's best-loved and most enigmatic paintings, Botticelli's "La Primavera" and "Birth of Venus." The woman chosen to portray the springtime and the goddess of love was the great muse of the Renaissance, whose beauty inspired painters, poets, and philosophers. Simonetta Vespucci was the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal, with her blonde tresses, pale skin, and languid gaze. Although she became immortal through art and lived on in the city's memory, she died at the tender age of twenty-two in obscure circumstances. Claudio Angelini makes the world of Renaissance Florence come alive in a work that is part historical fiction, part mystery, and part journey through time."--Jacket
Ritratto in piedi : romanzo by Gianna Manzini( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 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 dei gatti by Gina Lagorio( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeoffs and landings made easy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives in-flight instruction to help you understand the keys to consistently good landings and takeoffs in any conditions
The complete airspace review( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 35 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 34 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 26 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
VFR with confidence( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talks about how to make a good and safe decision in tough IFR weather situations. Covers regulations that affect IFR flight, particularly those that have changed recently. Reviews the important consideration for safe IFR flight and to both common mistakes that IFR pilots make
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Her husband
English (58)

New Italian women : a collection of short fictionDarkness : fictionMy name, a living memoryElias PortoluThe signorina and other storiesReeds in the windTeresaVoices from a time : a novel