Italian Tales : An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction.
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 2005.
- Italian Literature and Thought Ser.
Italian Literature and Thought Ser.
1 online resource (293 pages)
- Short stories, Italian -- Translations into English.
Italian fiction -- 21st century -- Translations into English.
- Electronic books.
- 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.
Introduction Mapping Contemporary Italian Fiction
Consuming the View
part i Ruins with a View
The Keeper of Ruins
The Self-Awareness of the Labyrinth
part ii Memory Lanes
The Penumbra We Have Crossed
On the Neverending Terrace
Great Bear, Little Bear
part iii Vanishing Points
Reaching Dew Point
part iv Views from Afar
The Sea Voyage of Baron Mandralisca
From the Diary of Baron Scarpia
The Day of Thanksgiving
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Riva, Massimo Italian Tales
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