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  • 1934

    By Alberto Moravia

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374222543
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    • Published: June 1983
    Lucio, a young man tempted by thoughts of suicide, travels to Capri in order to sort out his life and falls in love with a young German woman
  • Aracoeli

    By Elsa Morante

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394535180
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: December 1985
    An aging Italian man discovers a terrible secret from his mother's past and is prompted to scrutinize his own childhood and later life as a homosexual
  • Baudolino

    By Umberto Eco

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780151006908
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: October 2002
    It is April, 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is under siege, sacked and burned by the Knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amidst the carnage and confusion, one simple peasant named Baudolino saves an historian and a high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to fashion his own fantastical story.
  • Duse: A Biography

    By William Weaver

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156262590
    • Publisher: Harvest Books
    • Published: October 1985
  • Misreadings

    By Umberto Eco

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156607520
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: May 1993
    The sly wit of the author of 'Foucault's Pendulum' and 'Travels in Hyperreality' comes to the fore in this entertaining collection of parodies, lampooning the overintellectualizing of just about everything in modernlife. From full television team coverage of Columbus' landing to a dissertation on the art of striptease, Eco deftly skewers pomposity. 180p. Pap.
  • Mr. Palomar

    By Italo Calvino

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156627801
    • Publisher: Harvest Books
    • Published: September 1986
    Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of a famous telescope (used for viewing the universe), is a seeker of knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Alone, his cosmic perspective on the ordinary balances between the comedic present and the eternal void. Palomar's interior dialogues atre constantly intruded upon by the civilized 'I', a crusty, charming gentleman who fails as a telescope by delights as a man. 130p.
  • Pragmatism in Law and Society (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)

    By Michael Brint

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813383101
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: November 1991
  • Puccini: The Man and His Music

    By William Weaver

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525186106
    • Publisher: E.P. Dutton in association with Metropolitan Opera Guild
    • Published: November 1977
  • Seven Verdi Librettos (English and Italian Edition)

    By Giuseppe Verdi

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393008524
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 1977
    Exact translations and corresponding original texts of the librettos for Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschero, Aida, Otello, and Falstaff, representing major achievements of each of Verdi's significant creative periods
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

    By Giorgio Bassani

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400044221
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: July 2005
    Giorgio Bassani's acclaimed novel of unrequited love and the plight of the Italian Jews on the brink of World war II has become a classic of modern literature and now comes to readers in the a Everyman's Library Edition. Made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1970, this book is a evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy. The narrator, a young middle-class Jew returns to the garden of Finzi-Continis after the war where he oncehad a doomed relationship with a young heiress. His reminesciences paint a wrenching portrait of a community about to be destroyed by the world outside the garden walls.
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

    By Giorgio Bassani

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156345705
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: December 1977
    The Finzi-Continis are an aristocratic Jewish family who live an insular life behind the walls of their estate in the northern Italian city of Ferrara. The narrator, a young middle-classJew, has been intrigued by the Finzi-Continis from boyhood and especially by the two children, Alberto and Micol. Not until he is 22, in the autumn of 1938, is he invited to enter their private world, a place seemingly immune from the racial laws of Fascist Italy. Thirteen years after the war, he traces his intricate relationship with the beautiful Micol and shares the predicament of all the Ferrarese Jews on the eve of their destruction. 200p. Pap.
  • The Island of the Day Before

    By Umberto Eco

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156030373
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: June 2006
    Roberto Della Griva is an Italian nobleman living in 1643. His mission is to travel the South Pacific and discover the means by which navigators apprehend the mystery of longitude. After a violent storm, however, Roberto finds himself shipwrecked - on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth:: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father, and the lessons given him on fencing, blasphemy and the writing of love letters. All in all, a provocative, lyrical tale about a young dreamer's search for love and meaning. 513p. Pap.
  • The Island of the Day Before

    By Umberto Eco

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140259193
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1996
    This exquisitely crafted novel - constructed through the journals of one Roberto della Griva, a 17th-century nobleman who finds himself aboard a fully provisioned ship anchored in the bay of a beautiful island he cannot reach - celebrates the romance, war, politics, philosophy and science of the baroque period in all its lush and colorful detail. A national bestseller. This initial paperback edition features an exquisite cover with foiland French flaps. 528p.
  • The Island of the Day Before

    By Umberto Eco

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780151001514
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company
    • Published: 1995
    A panoramic historical novel set in the seventeenth century follows a young aristocrat who goes to sea to find love and an old Jesuit with a boundless scientific knowledge
  • The Late Mattia Pascal

    By Luigi Pirandello

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590171158
    • Publisher: New York Review of Books
    • Published: November 2004
    Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life - only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone, his wife has remarried. Mattia Pascal's fate is to live on as the ghost of the man he was.

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