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Neapolitan chronicles
Neapolitan chronicles
Ortese, Anna Maria2018
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A riveting classic of European literature, this superb collection of fiction and reportage is set in Italy's most vibrant and turbulent metropolis--Naples--in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. These writings helped inspire Elena Ferrante's best-selling novels and she has expressed deep admiration for the author of this volume, originally edited in Italian by Italo Calvino. Goyaesque in its depiction of the widespread suffering and brutal desperation that plagued the city, it comprises a mix of masterful storytelling and piercing journalism. This book, with its unforgettable portrait of Naples high and low, is also a stunning literary companion to the great neorealist films of the era by directors such as Vittorio de Sica and Roberto Rossellini. Neapolitan Chronicles is exquisitely rendered in English by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, two of the leading translators working from Italian today.
Main title:
Neapolitan chronicles / Anna Maria Ortese ; translated by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee.
Imprint:
New York : New Vessel Press, 2018
Collation:
192 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Italian.
ISBN:
9781939931511
Dewey class:
853.914
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressAdult FictionORTEIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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