Italian Tales

Italian Tales

An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

by Massimo Riva

Hardback Publication Date: 27/02/2005

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This anthology serves as a literary map to guide readers through the varied geography of contemporary Italian fiction. Massimo Riva has gathered English-language translations of short stories and excerpts from novels that were originally published in Italian between 1975 and 2001. As an expression of a communal contemporary condition, these narratives suggest a new sensibility and a new way of seeing, exploring, and inhabiting the world, in writing. Riva provides a comprehensive introduction to Italian literary trends of the past twenty years. Each selection is preceded by a short introduction and biography of the writer. For English-language readers who are familiar with the work of Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, this collection presents an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the work of other important contemporary Italian writers of fiction.
ISBN:
9780300095302
9780300095302
Category:
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-02-2005
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x25mm
Weight:
0.33kg

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