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Time On My Hands
Author: Giorgio Vasta
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571282032
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-06-18
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Palermo, Sicily, 1978. The Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro has just been kidnapped in Rome by members of the notorious Red Brigades. Two months after his disappearance on 9th May, Moro is found dead in the boot of a car. A trio of eleven-year-old schoolboys, Nimbo, Raggio, and Volo, avidly follow the news of the abduction as their admiration for the brigatisti grows. When the boys themselves resolve to abduct a classmate and incarcerate him in a makeshift 'people's prison', the darkness within their world, and the world of the novel, becomes all-pervasive. A vivid and hellish description of Sicily in the late seventies, Time on my Hands is an unforgettable novel from a significant new voice in Italian fiction.
History of the War of the Sicilian Vespers
Author: Michele Amari
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1850
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The Soprano's Last Song
Author: Irene Adler
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1623702429
Pages: 240
Year: 2014-08-01
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Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes, and Arsène Lupin planned to reunite in London, but Lupin doesn't show up...his father, Théophraste, has been arrested for murder!
On the Historical Novel
Author: Alessandro Manzoni
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803282265
Pages: 134
Year: 1996-01-01
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Alessandro Manzoni was a giant of nineteenth-century European literature whose I promessi sposi (The Betrothed, 1928) is ranked with War and Peace as marking the summit of the historical novel. Manzoni wrote “Del romanzo storico” (“On the Historical Novel”) during the twenty years he spent revising I promessi sposi. This first English translation of On the Historical Novel reflects the insights of a great craftsman and the misgivings of a profound thinker. It brings up to the nineteenth century the long war between poetry and history, tracing the idea of the historical novel from its origins in classical antiquity. It declares the historical novel—and presumably I promessi sposi itself—dead as a genre. Or perhaps it justifies I promessi sposi as the climax of a genre and the end of a stage of human consciousness. Its importance lies both in its prospective and in its retrospective contributions to literary debate.
The Prince and His Ants
Author: Luigi Bertelli, Vamba
Publisher:
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Pages: 275
Year: 1910
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Tired of their school work, three Italian children discuss how they'd rather be a butterfly, cricket or an ant, than do all of the studying they had to do. A mysterious stranger appears and tells the children, "so be it" and the children are transformed into the creatures they wished to be. The story follows the adventures of Gigino (called Ciondolino by the other children) in the world of the ants. He becomes their emperor and then falls to the level of a forlorn exile, wandering around the insect world, until he meets up again with his sister, who had been turned into a butterfly by the mysterious stranger.
The Fanfarlo
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher:
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Pages: 35
Year: 1952
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Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari;
Author: Giuseppe Pitre, Salvatore Salomone-Marino
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1377480089
Pages: 590
Year: 2018-02-15
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The Scroll of Seduction
Author: Gioconda Belli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061850179
Pages: 352
Year: 2009-10-13
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Manuel is a man of many talents; an art historian and professor, he is also an exquisite storyteller. When he meets 16-year-old Lucía on an outing from her boarding school, he offers to narrate a story of dire consequences—that of the Spanish Queen Juana of Castile and her legendary love for her husband, Philippe the Handsome. Promised to Prince Philippe the Handsome to solidify ties between the Flemish and Spanish crowns, Queen Juana immediately fell in love with her betrothed with all the abandon and passion of her fiery personality. Theirs was one of the most tumultuous love stories of all time. But Juana, who was also one of the most learned princesses of the Renaissance, was forced to pay a high price for being headstrong and daring to be herself. Those at court who could not fathom Juana as heir to the throne of the most important empire of its day conspired against her and began to question her sanity. Eventually she came to be known as Juana the Mad. But was she really insane, or just a victim of her impetuosity and unbridled passion? As the novel unfolds, Lucía and Manuel become enmeshed in a complex psychological web that seduces and incites them to relive Juana and Philippe's story, and eventually leads them to a mysterious manuscript that may hold the key to Juana's alleged madness.
Del Trionfo Della Libertà
Author: Alessandro Manzoni
Publisher:
ISBN: 1979045410
Pages: 66
Year: 2017-10-22
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Con il poemetto "Il TRIONFO DELLA LIBERTA" Manzoni celebro la sconfitta del dispotismo per opera delle idee di liberta p�rtate da napoleone con la proclamazione dell Repubblica Cisalpina. In quest�opera emergono le sue idee anticlericali e giacobine.
Diana's Hunt
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
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Pages: 255
Year: 1991
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Liar Moon
Author: Ben Pastor
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1904738834
Pages: 210
Year: 2012-02-21
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Praise for Ben Pastor's Lumen: “Pastor’s plot is well crafted, her prose sharp. . . . A disturbing mix of detection and reflection.”—Publishers Weekly "Rivets the reader with its twist of historical realities. A historical piece, it faithfully reproduces the grim canvas of war. A character study, it captures the thoughts and actions of real people, not stereotypes.”—The Free Lance-Star “And don’t miss Lumen by Ben Pastor. . . . An interesting, original, and melancholy tale.”—Literary Review Italy, September 1943. The Italian government switches sides and declares war on Germany. The north of Italy is controlled by the fascist puppets of Germany; the south liberated by Allied forces fighting their way up the peninsula. Having survived hell on the Russian front, Wehrmacht major and aristocrat Baron Martin von Bora is sent to Verona. He is ordered to investigate the murder of a prominent local fascist: a bizarre death threatening to discredit the regime’s public image. The prime suspect is the victim’s twenty-eight-year-old widow Clara. Haunted by his record of opposition to SS policies in Russia, Bora must watch his step. Against the backdrop of relentless anti-partisan warfare and the tragedy of the Holocaust, a breathless chase begins. Ben Pastor, born and now back in Italy, lived for thirty years in the United States, working as a university professor in Vermont. The first in the Martin Bora series, Lumen, was published by Bitter Lemon Press in May 2011.
Supertoys Last All Summer Long
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312280610
Pages: 232
Year: 2001-06-27
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A collection of science fiction tales, including the story of a robot boy who wants nothing more than to be loved by his parents.
The Girl from Baghdad
Author: Michelle Nouri
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742755801
Pages: 305
Year: 2012-07-02
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The true story of a woman torn between two worlds. Michelle Nouri was born in Prague but grew up in vibrant pre-war Baghdad. Her privileged Iraqi childhood was like a fable; full of sun and games with her sisters and cousins in the crowded house of Bibi, matriarch of the powerful Nouri family. As a young girl, Michelle didn't fully understand the tensions between East and West that existed in her upbringing - Muslim ceremonies, Christian friends, Communist restrictions, private ballet classes and overseas trips. Her adolescence complicated things as family tradition dictated she should marry a cousin. She resisted - and instead found herself flirting with Uday Hussein, Saddam's eldest son. He invited her into a seductive world of tennis matches and moonlit concerts. But then, without warning, her privileged world imploded. The idyllic city of her childhood was devastated by war, and her father deserted his family to take a second wife. Michelle, her mother and sisters were abandoned and left impoverished. In desperation, they fled to Czechoslovakia, and embarked on a painful and emotional journey between cultures - Arabic, Communist and Western.
Storm Still
Author: Peter Handke
Publisher:
ISBN: 0857425587
Pages: 124
Year: 2018-01-15
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Peter Handke, a giant of Austrian literature, has produced decades of fiction, poetry, and drama informed by some of the most tumultuous events in modern history. But even as these events shaped his work, the presence of his mother--a woman whose life spanned the Weimar Republic, both world wars, and the postwar consumer economy--loomed even larger. In Storm Still, Handke's most recent work, he returns to the land of his birth, the Austrian province of Carinthia. There on the Jaunfeld, the plain at the center of Austria's Slovenian settlement, the dead and the living of a family meet and talk. Composed as a series of monologues, Storm Still chronicles both the battle of the Slovene minority against Nazism and their love of the land. Presenting a panorama that extends back to the author's bitter roots in the region, Storm Still blends penetrating prose and poetic drama to explore Handke's personal history, taking up themes from his earlier books and revisiting some of their characters. In this book, the times of conflict and peace, war and prewar, and even the seasons themselves shift and overlap. And the fate of an orchard comes to stand for the fate of a people.
First Execution
Author: Domenico Starnone
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN:
Pages: 173
Year: 2009
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When retired teacher Domenico Stasi learns that Nina, his former student, has been accused of armed conspiracy, he agrees to help her by doing a simple task, but in doing so he becomes inexorably involved with her and her cause.

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