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Some of Italy's best-known writers, including Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, and Antonio Tabucchi, join Italy's rising literary stars to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the country's rich cultural history. Explore Italy's popular tourist des-tinations and out-of-the-way spots under the fresh and even startling light cast by these eighteen diverse and exciting stories, most of which are available here in English for the first time.

Italy is consistently one of the top five travel destinations in the world for American travelers. For those who wish to reach beyond the stereotypes and discover an Italy that's off the beaten path, as well as new insights along familiar, well-traveled roads, these stories-arranged geographically for the traveler, armchair or otherwise-is an excellent place to start.

Lawrence Venutiis a distinguished translator of Italian literature, as well as an internationally known translation theorist and historian. He has lived in Florence and Rome and has lectured extensively throughout Italy. He has received awards from PEN America Center, the NEA and the NEH. He reviews Italian fiction for The New York Times and is professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Italy remains one of the top travel destinations with an average of two million Americans traveling there each year. This collection of contemporary fiction by the countrys best writers is arranged geographically--including both popular tourist destinations and beautiful out-of-the-way spots--to give the traveler (armchair or otherwise) a perspective of Italy that only be gained through its literature.

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Italys rising literary stars join some of its best-known writers — including Nobel-laureate Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, and Antonio Tabucchi — to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the countrys rich cultural history. Explore Italys popular tourist destinations and out-of-the-way spots under the fresh and even startling light cast by these twenty-three diverse and exciting stories, most of which are available here in English for the first time. For those who wish to reach beyond the stereotypes and get an insiders view to discover an Italy thats off the beaten path, as well as new insights along familiar, well-traveled roads, these stories — arranged geographically for the traveler, armchair or otherwise — are an excellent place to start. Contributors include Barbara Alberti, Corrado Alvaro, Romano Bilenchi, Massimo Bontempelli, Dino Buzzati, Andrea Camilleri, Natalia Ginzburg, Claudio Magris, Marilia Mazzeo, Luigi Malerba, Dacia Maraini, Maria Messina, Alberto Moravia, Aldo Palazzeschi, Goffredo Parise, Luigi Pirandello, Domenico Rea, Mario Rigoni Stern, Lalla Romano, Alberto Savinio, Tiziano Scarpa, Antonio Tabucchi, and Federigo Tozzi.

Synopsis:

Some of Italy's best-known writers, including Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, and Antonio Tabucchi, join Italy's rising literary stars to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the country's rich cultural history. Explore Italy

About the Author

Lawrence Venuti is a distinguished translator of Italian literature as well as an internationally known translation theorist and historian. He has lived in both Florence and Rome and has lectured extensively throughout Italy. He has received awards from the PEN American Center, the NEA, and the NEH. He has reviewed Italian fiction for The New York Times since 1987 and is currently professor of English at Temple University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883513146
Editor:
Venuti, Lawrence
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Editor:
Venuti, Lawrence
Author:
Venuti, Lawrence
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
Short stories, italian
Subject:
Italian fiction
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Traveler's Literary Companion
Series Volume:
FO 222
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in

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Product details 256 pages Whereabouts Press - English 9781883513146 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Italy remains one of the top travel destinations with an average of two million Americans traveling there each year. This collection of contemporary fiction by the countrys best writers is arranged geographically--including both popular tourist destinations and beautiful out-of-the-way spots--to give the traveler (armchair or otherwise) a perspective of Italy that only be gained through its literature.
"Synopsis" by ,
Italys rising literary stars join some of its best-known writers — including Nobel-laureate Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, and Antonio Tabucchi — to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the countrys rich cultural history. Explore Italys popular tourist destinations and out-of-the-way spots under the fresh and even startling light cast by these twenty-three diverse and exciting stories, most of which are available here in English for the first time. For those who wish to reach beyond the stereotypes and get an insiders view to discover an Italy thats off the beaten path, as well as new insights along familiar, well-traveled roads, these stories — arranged geographically for the traveler, armchair or otherwise — are an excellent place to start. Contributors include Barbara Alberti, Corrado Alvaro, Romano Bilenchi, Massimo Bontempelli, Dino Buzzati, Andrea Camilleri, Natalia Ginzburg, Claudio Magris, Marilia Mazzeo, Luigi Malerba, Dacia Maraini, Maria Messina, Alberto Moravia, Aldo Palazzeschi, Goffredo Parise, Luigi Pirandello, Domenico Rea, Mario Rigoni Stern, Lalla Romano, Alberto Savinio, Tiziano Scarpa, Antonio Tabucchi, and Federigo Tozzi.
"Synopsis" by , Some of Italy's best-known writers, including Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, and Antonio Tabucchi, join Italy's rising literary stars to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the country's rich cultural history. Explore Italy
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