|Author||Editor: Nick Roberts
|Publication Date||30 Sep 1999
|Series||Pengiun Parallel Text
This new volume of eight short stories, with parallel translations, offers students of Italian at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature in the original, with the aid of parallel translations.
The selection covers a rich variety of themes and styles, and includes stories by established literary figures such as Italo Calvino and Primo Levi as well as new generation of writers. Aspects of Sicilian and Italian life are explored by Leonardo Sciascia and Goffredo Parise, Dacia Maraini tackles the controversial subject of abortion and Antonio Tabucchi looks at the nature of reality.
Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.
Table of contents
THE LONG CROSSING
Leonardo Siascia (1921-89) translated by Avril Bardoni
Goffredo Parise (1929-86) translated by Nick Roberts
THE GIRL WITH THE PLAIT
Dacia Maraini (1936- ) translated by Sharon Wood
THE LAST CHANNEL
Italo Calvino (1923-87) translated by Tim Parks
Primo Levi (1919-87) translated by Ruth Feldman
THE ISLAND OF KOMODO
Susanna Tamaro (1957- ) translated by Charles Caroe and Chris Roberts
WOMEN BY THE POOL
Sandra Petrignani (1952- ) translated by Sharon Wood
A NAUGHTY SCHOOLBOY
Stefano Benni (1947- ) translated by Nick Roberts
Antonio Tabucchi (1943- ) translated by Edward Williams
Notes on Italian texts