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  • The Mind of Italo Calvinoby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italy's greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary... more...

  • Six Characters in Search of an Authorby Luigi Pirandello

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • Bitter Springby Stanislao G. Pugliese

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 8.99

    One of the major figures of twentieth-century European literature, Ignazio Silone (1900?78) is the subject of this award-winning new biography by the noted Italian historian Stanislao G. Pugliese. A founding member of the Italian Communist Party, Silone took up writing only after being expelled from the PCI and garnered immediate success with his... more...

  • Difficult Gamesby Franco Ricci

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95


  • Haiku for a Season / Haiku per una stagioneby Andrea Zanzotto; Anna Secco; Patrick Barron

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    Andrea Zanzotto is one of the most important and acclaimed poets of postwar Italy. This collection of ninety-one pseudo-haiku in English and Italian?written over several months during 1984 and then revised slowly over the years?confirms his commitment to experimentation throughout his life. Haiku for a Season represents a multilevel experiment... more...

  • The Last Leopardby David Gilmour

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    In 1957, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last Prince of the Sicilian Lampedusa family, died impoverished and unknown, leaving behind the manuscript of a book he had recently finished. The following year the book, The Leopard, was published in Italy and has since been widely translated and recognized as one of the great novels of the twentieth century. For over... more...

  • Luigi Pirandello in the Theatreby Susan Bassnett; Jennifer Lorch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Die Ungewissheit vergällt einem das Lebenby August Pichler

    Edition Raetia 2014; US$ 7.56

    Als die Südtiroler 1939 vor die Option gestellt wurden, die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft anzunehmen und ins Reich abzuwandern oder im faschistischen Italien zu verbleiben, entschloss sich der streng katholische August Pichler für die Heimat und gegen das unchristliche Reich, dem er nebenbei keine lange Lebensdauer vorhersagte. Der Zwiespalt des Jahres... more...

  • Sister Soulsby Amber R. Godey

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    This book focuses on the autobiographical poetry of early 20th century author Antonia Pozzi and her lifelong friend and fellow poet, Vittorio Sereni, most particularly on the autobiographical format of their writing, and its role as a mode of 'passive resistance' to Fascist control; a mode of resistance familiar to women's writing even before the onset... more...

  • Six Characters in Search of an Author (NHB Modern Plays)by Luigi Pirandello; Rupert Goold; Ben Power

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Pirandello's classic play updated for the twenty-first century. Blurring the border between fiction and life, between the stage and the world outside, Six Characters in Search of an Author exploded onto the stage in 1921 as one of the unique achievements of twentieth-century drama. Updated and recontextualised in this vertiginous new version,... more...