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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Written by Giorgio Bassani
Translated by William Weaver
Introduction by Tim Parks


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 19, 2005
Price: $23.00

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 Italian literature.

Made into an Academy Award–winning film in 1970, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is a richly evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy... Read more >

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The Name of the Rose

Written by Umberto Eco
Translated by William Weaver


Format: Hardcover, 600 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $27.00

A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history... Read more >

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Zeno's Conscience
A Novel
Written by Italo Svevo
Translated by William Weaver


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.95

Long hailed as a seminal work of modernism in the tradition of Joyce and Kafka, and now available in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s charming and splendidly idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and endlessly self-deluding mind. The mind in question belongs to Zeno Cosini, a... Read more >
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