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Italian tales : an anthology of contemporary Italian fiction

Author: Massimo Riva
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Series: Italian literature and thought series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This anthology serves as a literary map to guide readers through the varied geography of contemporary Italian fiction. Massimo Riva has gathered English-language translations of short stories and excerpts from novels that were originally published in Italian between 1975 and 2001. Represented here are some of the most compelling voices in Italian fiction today." "Riva provides a comprehensive introduction to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Riva
ISBN: 0300095309 9780300095302
OCLC Number: 55679249
Description: xxxi, 260 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Consuming the view / Luigi Malerba --
The keeper of ruins / Gesualdo Bufalino --
Zardono / Sebastiano Vassalli --
The self-awareness of the labyrinth / Giogio Manganelli --
Lost road / Gianni Celati --
The penumbra we have crossed / Lalla Romano --
On the neverending terrace / Anna Maria Ortese --
The piazza / Fabrizia Ramondino --
Great bear, little bear / Ginevra Bompiani --
Windswept lane / Antionio Tabucchi --
Reaching dew point / Daniele del Giudice --
Montedidio / Erri De Luca --
Leo's world / Pier Vittorio Tondelli --
The sea voyage of Baron Mandralisca / Vincenzo Consolo --
Melodrama / Pier Maria Pasinetti / From the diary of Baron Scarpia / Paola Capriolo --
The day of thanksgiving / Paulo Valesio --
Leave-taking / Franco Ferrucci.
Series Title: Italian literature and thought series.
Responsibility: edited by Massimo Riva.
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A selection of contemporary Italian fiction in English for readers who wish to explore Italy s rich literary landscape"  Read more...

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