Short Stories In Italian: New Penguin Parallel Text

Paperback | January 1, 2001

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This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Italian and in English translation. Including stories by Calvino, Benni, Sciascia and Levi, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Italian culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.

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 Italo Calvino is even more convincing in his mother tongue than he is in his English translations. Unfortunately, it’s usually hard for students to read works of Italian literature without frenetically flipping between the book and the dictionary. New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in Italian collects nine works with parallel tr...

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This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Italian and in English translation. Including stories by Calvino, Benni, Sciascia and Levi, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Italian culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educat...

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This collection includes stories by established Italian literary figures such as Italo Calvino and Primo Levi as well as a new generation of writers. Aspects of Sicilian and Italian life are explored by Leonardo Sciascia and Goffredo Parise, while Antonio Tabucchi looks at the natures of reality.

Nick Roberts is a teacher of Italian at Eton College.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140265406

ISBN - 13:9780140265408

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Table of Contents

Short Stories in ItalianIntroduction

The Long Crossing
Leonardo Siascia (1921-89)
Translated by Avril Bardoni

Italy
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
Lilith
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
Saturday Afternoons
Antonio Tabucchi (1943- )
Translated by Edward Williams

Notes on Italian texts
Acknowledgments

From Our Editors

 Italo Calvino is even more convincing in his mother tongue than he is in his English translations. Unfortunately, it’s usually hard for students to read works of Italian literature without frenetically flipping between the book and the dictionary. New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in Italian collects nine works with parallel translations. From Primo Levi to Antonio Tabucchi, the authors represent an eclectic bunch that make for excellent reading in either language.