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- Europa Editions UK 2015; US$ 11.65
Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most vilified figures in modern history. The daughter of a notorious pope, she was twice betrothed before the age of eleven and thrice married—one husband was forced to declare himself impotent and thereby unfit and another was murdered by Lucrezia?s own brother, Cesar Borgia. She is cast in the role of murderess, temptress,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
To many readers of The Prince , Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli's God , Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought... more...
- Europa 2010; US$ 9.99
Massimo Carlotto has been described as ?the reigning king of Mediterranean noir? ( Boston Phoenix ), ?more noir than even the toughest American noir? (Josh Bazell, author of Beat the Reaper ), ?about as gritty as they come? ( The New York Times ), and ?the best living Italian crime writer? ( Il Manifesto ). Now, he gives his American readers his most... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
"Luca Spaghetti is not only one of my favorite people in the world, but also a natural-born storyteller. . . . This [is a] marvelous book." -Elizabeth Gilbert When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name) was asked to show a writer named Elizabeth Gilbert around Rome, he had no idea how his life was about to change. She embraced his Roman... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
This book provides a significant history of Italy's brutal occupation of Libya. Using the lens of the life of the iconic resistance fighter Mohamed Fekini, it tells the story of Libya under Ottoman and Italian rule from the point of view of the colonized. The story begins with the onset of Italian occupation in 1911-12, includes the crucial period... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 22.95
A fable for children and adults: a story of life, death, and terrorism?in the grand tradition of Exupe´ry?s The Little Prince When we first meet 93-year-old millionaire Baron Lamberto, he has been diagnosed with 24 life-threatening ailments?one for each of the 24 banks he owns. But when he takes the advice of an Egyptian mystic and hires servants... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95
Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants . Drawing upon the classical republican conception... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
A sensually charged novel about two girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of Italy Anna and Francesca are on the brink of everything: high school, adulthood, and the edge of ambition in their provincial town. It?s summer in Piombino, Italy, and in their skimpy bathing suits, flaunting their newly acquired curves, the girls... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99
Giorgio Faletti spent years as a successful comedian and singer/songwriter before beginning a career as a writer. His first novel, I Kill (2002), was an international sensation. His fifth novel, I Am God , was recently published in England, to wide acclaim. Antony Shugaar is a writer and translator. Aside from Giorgio Faletti's A Pimp's Notes... more...