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The Penguin book of Italian short stories

The Penguin book of Italian short stories

Lahiri, Jhumpa, editor

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Penguin Classics, 2019
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  • ELGIN – Earliest copy due back 9th August

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    20462443 ADULT FICTION F ADULT FICTION Due back 9th August


Statement of responsibility: edited by Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN: 0241299837, 9780241299838
Note: Translated from the Italian.
Physical Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Short Stories.; Short stories, Italian Translations into English.; Short stories.; Fiction in Translation.; General.