Italy: A Traveler's Literary Companion

Italy: A Traveler's Literary Companion

by Lawrence Venuti
     
 

Italy’s 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 country’s rich cultural history. Explore Italy’s popular

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Italy’s 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 country’s rich cultural history. Explore Italy’s 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 insider’s view to 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 — 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.

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Library Journal
Two books to bring on your trip are Italy: A Traveler's Literary Companion, edited by Lawrence Venuti (Whereabouts. 2003. ISBN 1-883513-14-6. pap. $14.95), one of the "Traveler's Literary Companion" series, which presents 18 short stories by the best Italian writers of the 20th century, and Susan Cahill's Desiring Italy (Fawcett: Ballantine. 1997. ISBN 0-449-91080-6. pap. $13.95), an anthology featuring a stellar (and remarkably diverse) group of women: Muriel Spark, Florence Nightingale, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781883513146
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Traveler's Literary Companion
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,176,611
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.72(d)

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