Italian short stories, Volume 1

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Penguin Books, 1965 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The eight stories in this collection, by Moravia, Pavese, Pratolini and other writers, have been selected as representative of twentieth-century Italian writing. The English translations provided are literal rather than literary, and there are notes 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 they may already be familiar. La scelta di scritti di Moravia, Pavese, Pratolini ed altri scrittori vuole essere rappresentativa della letteratura contemporanea italiana. Le traduzioni in inglese sono piu letterali che letterarie e vie sono aggiunte note per aiutare lo studente di italiano. Il volume puo anche essere di ausilio agli italiani che vogliano migliorare il loro inglese attraverso los studio di una accurata traduzione di racconti a loro gia noti.

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Review: Italian Short Stories 1: Parallel Text Edition

User Review  - Rod Read - Goodreads

A compilation of short stories written by Italian authors shortly after WWII. It would be better if you read the last story first and end with the first story. Many of them show the mental/emotional ... Read full review

Review: Italian Short Stories 1: Parallel Text Edition

User Review  - Ahj - Goodreads

I honestly liked Pavese and Calvino but the others were just okay. Read full review



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Raleigh Trevelyan, a direct descendant of Sir Walter Raleigh, was for many years a distinguished publisher; his previous books include T"he Fortress" and "Rome 44," During the last two decades he has combed the British, Spanish, Italian, and his own family's archives to write this authoritative life story. He lives in London and Cornwall.

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