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Presenting a vivid mosaic of dramatic, comic, and tragic stories, all set in the Eternal City, these twenty absorbing tales capture the delight of discovering and exploring one of the world's most beloved cities. Spanning seven hundred years, this marvelous collection includes works by Italian authors ranging from Boccaccio and Casanova to Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alberto Moravia. Rather than being ordered chronologically, old and new appear alongside one another, reflecting the dual identity of Rome as both an ancient city that is one of the wonders of the world, and a thriving, modern metropolis. The tales are wonderfully varied in style, tone, and subject matter: a notorious Spanish prostitute in Renaissance Rome endures a public hiding without flinching; Pope John Paul II uncovers a vast conspiracy against him; a medieval revolutionary demagogue suffers almost the same fate as Mussolini. Each story is illustrated with a black-and-white photograph and there is a map of Rome to help readers locate the sites featured in the text.

About the Author

Helen Constantine has published many volumes of translated stories, and edits the international magazine Modern Poetry in Translation. Hugh Shankland lived several years in Rome before founding and heading the Italian department at Durham University.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Introduction

Abraham the Jew, Giovanni Boccaccio

Release, Pier Paolo Pasolini

The New Therese, Giacomo Casanova

The Shirt on the Wall, Erri De Luca

Cola Di Rienzo, Anonymous Roman

Freedom, Goffredo Parise

Blue Car, Melania Mazzucco

Via Veneto Notes, Ennio Flaiano

Lorette Ellerup, Francesco Mandica

Two Days to Christmas, Elisabetta Rasy

Isabella De Luna, Matteo Bandello

The Rubber Twins, Vincenzo Cerami

The Beautiful Hand, Giorgio Vigolo

The Girl with the Braid, Dacia Maraini

16 October 1943, Giacomo Debenedetti

Samia, Sandro Onofri

Exmatriates, Igiaba Scego

Romulus and Remus, Alberto Moravia

The Small Hours, Corrado Alvaro

The Sound of Woodworm, Giosue Calaciura

Notes on the Authors

Further Reading and Viewing

Map

Publisher's Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199572465
Author:
Constantine, Helen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Shankland, Hugh
Author:
null, Hugh
Author:
null, Helen
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Italy
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Continental european
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.5 in 0.706 lb

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