The Penguin book of Italian short stories

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When Jhumpa Lahiri decided to read exclusively in Italian, a language she had studied for many years, her life as a reader – and writer – took a surprising turn. Complete immersion in this rich literary heritage brought fresh insight and unexpected freedom. This collection brings together forty writers that have shaped her love of the Italian language and profound appreciation for its literature. More than half of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time and the wide ranging selection includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello, alongside many captivating rediscoveries.

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‘Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast’ Telegraph

Jhumpa Lahiri’s landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy’s vibrant and diverse short story tradition, including well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello, alongside many captivating rediscoveries.

Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society.

‘An enticing collection . . . the tales are by turns startling, moving, intriguing and provocative’ The Times Literary Supplement

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Weight0.362 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxiii, 494

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

853.0108 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K