Synopses & Reviews
A classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one mans long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy
At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life. Throughout, Carlo has lived for his two great passions: his dream of a unified, free Italy and his undying love for the magnificent but inconstant Pisana. Peopled by a host of unforgettable characters, this epic historical novel intertwines the remarkable story of one mans life and the history of Italys unification.
Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca Wests classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the countrys history as well as its daily life.
Written on the brink of World War II, West's classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia is a magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight.
About the Author
was born in 1831 in Padua. He was, Italo Calvino once said, the sole Italian novelist of the nineteenth century in the daredevil, swashbuckler, rambler” mold so dear to other European literatures.
FREDERIKA RANDALL is a cultural journalist and translator based in Rome.