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The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

Jhumpa Lahiri (Author)

This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well-known authors such as italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.

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About the author

Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in 1967 in London, and grew up in Rhode Island. She graduated with a B.A. in English literature from Barnard College. She entered Boston University, and received an M.A. in English, an M.A. in Creative Writing, and an M.A. in Comparative Literature and the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies. Three of her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker in 1998. Interpreter of Maladies, came out in early 1999 and eventually won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.

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Title The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
Author Jhumpa Lahiri
Format Softcover
Date published: 24.10.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Penguin India
Language: English
isbn 9780241299852
length 528p.