The Wine-Dark Sea by Leonardo SciasciaThe Wine-Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia

The Wine-Dark Sea

byLeonardo SciasciaIntroduction byAlbert MobilioTranslated byAvril Bardoni

Paperback | October 31, 2000

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Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's intransigent poise. Sciascia was particularly admired for his short stories, and The Wine-Dark Sea offers what he considered his best work in the genre: thirteen spare and trenchant miniatures that range in subject from village idiots to mafia dons, marital spats to American dreams. Here, in unforgettable form, Sciascia examines the contradictions—sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both—of Sicily's turbulent history and day-to-day life.
Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) was born in Racamulto, Sicily. Starting in the 1950s, he established himself in Italy as a novelist and essayist, and also as a controversial commentator on political affairs. Among his many other books are Salt on the Wound, a biography of a Sicilian town, The Council of Egypt, an historical novel, and...
Title:The Wine-Dark SeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.97 × 4.99 × 0.59 inPublished:October 31, 2000Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0940322536

ISBN - 13:9780940322530

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