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Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories from the Italian of Giovanni Verga
     

Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories from the Italian of Giovanni Verga

by Giovanni Verga, Nathan Dole (Translator)
 

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The stories collected in Under the Shadow of Etna are drawn from the Sicily of Giovanni Verga's childhood, reported at the time to be the poorest place in Europe. Verga's style is swift, sure, and implacable; he plunges into his stories almost in midbreath, and tells them with a stark economy of words. There's something dark and tightly coiled at the heart of each

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The stories collected in Under the Shadow of Etna are drawn from the Sicily of Giovanni Verga's childhood, reported at the time to be the poorest place in Europe. Verga's style is swift, sure, and implacable; he plunges into his stories almost in midbreath, and tells them with a stark economy of words. There's something dark and tightly coiled at the heart of each story, an ironic, bitter resolution that is belied by the deceptive simplicity of Verga's prose, and Verga strikes just when the reader's not expecting it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781533129949
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/08/2016
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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