Italian Short Stories 1: Parallel Text Edition

Paperback | May 2, 1989

byRaleigh E VariousEditorRaleigh Trevelyan

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The eight stories in this collection, by Moravian, Pavese, Pratolina, and other modern writers, have been selected as being representative of contemporary Italian writing. The English translations provided are literal rather than literary, and there are notes and biographies to help the student of Italian. However, the volume can also be helpful to Italians, who can improve their English by studying a strict rendering of stories with which thet may already be familiar.

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The eight stories in this collection, by Moravian, Pavese, Pratolina, and other modern writers, have been selected as being representative of contemporary Italian writing. The English translations provided are literal rather than literary, and there are notes and biographies to help the student of Italian. However, the volume can also ...

Raleigh Trevelyan was born in the Andaman Islands on July 6, 1923 and moved to Great Britain when he was eight years old. During World War II, he commanded a platoon in Italy. He worked as an editor at Collins and later at Jonathan Cape and Michael Joseph, which is now a part of Penguin Random House. He wrote several books including Th...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.03 × 0.52 inPublished:May 2, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140021965

ISBN - 13:9780140021967

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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Table of Contents

Introduction

The Removal / Vasco Pratolini (1913–91) translated by Pamela Swinglehurst
Houses / Cesare Pavese (1908–50) translated by Alexander Fainberg
The Poor / Carlo Cassola (1917–87) translated by Anthony Rhodes
Big Fish, Little Fish / Italo Calvino (1923–87) translated by Archibald Colquhoun
The Ash of Battles Past / Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893–1973) translated by I.M. Rawson
The Mother / Natalia Ginzburg (1916–69) translated by Isabel Quigly
Anguish / Alberto Moravia (1907–90) translated by Angus Davidson
Footsteps in the Snow / Mario Soldati (1906– ) translated by Gwyn Morris

Notes on Italian Texts