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- 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...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.99
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 6.79
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...
- 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...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99
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...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 67.99
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...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99
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...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2014; US$ 46.99
This book revisits the philosophy and aesthetic Elsa Morante outlined in her literary writings. Stefania Lucamante presents a fresh outlook at Morante?s work to determine the importance of her work today, to appreciate her theoretical and stylistic legacy, and to understand why and which elements of her work have inspired Italian artists. more...