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I'm Not Scared

Written by Niccolo Ammaniti
Translated by Jonathan Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7563-8 (1-4000-7563-7)

“Stop all this talk about monsters, Michele. Monsters don’t exist. It’s men you should be afraid of, not monsters.”

A sweltering heat wave hits a tiny village in Southern Italy, sending the adults to seek shelter, while their children bicycle freely throughout the countryside, playing games and getting into trouble. On a... Read more >

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City

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72548-7 (0-375-72548-2)

The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Iliad

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27539-4 (0-307-27539-6)

A bold re-imagining of our civilization’s greatest tale of war, from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Silk.

In An Iliad, Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters, in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of... Read more >
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Ocean Sea

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 27, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70395-9 (0-375-70395-0)

"Exotic...erotic... Ocean Sea is highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical."—The New York Times Book Review

With Silk, his first novel to appear in English, Alessandro Baricco immediately proved himself to be a magical storyteller. With Ocean Sea, he has been acclaimed as the successor to Italo Calvino, and a major voice in modern... Read more >

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Without Blood

Written by Alessandro Baricco


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3478-9 (1-4000-3478-7)

An unforgettable fable about the brutality of war – and one girl's quest for revenge and healing, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Silk.

When – in an unnamed place and time – Manuel Roca's enemies hunt him down to kill him, they fail to discover Nina, his youngest child... Read more >
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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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4422-1 (1-4000-4422-7)

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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Decameron

Written by Giovanni Boccaccio
Translated by J. G. Nichols


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47217-5 (0-307-47217-5)

Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron was the first great masterpiece of European storytelling; this brilliant new translation by J. G. Nichols faithfully captures its timeless vitality in readable and natural English.

In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside. There they entertain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Decameron

Written by Giovanni Boccaccio
Translated by J. G. Nichols


Format: Hardcover, 696 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27171-6 (0-307-27171-4)

A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called “the first great masterpiece of European storytelling.”

In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host... Read more >
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You're an Animal, Viskovitz

Written by Alessandro Boffa
Translated by John Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70483-3 (0-375-70483-3)

In this wickedly hilarious collection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his never-ending search for his true love, Ljuba. As he changes from a lovelorn lion to a jealous finch, from a confused dung beetle to an enlightened police dog, Viskovitz embraces his metamorphoses with wry humor and... Read more >
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Ka
Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77547-8 (0-679-77547-1)

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. . . . No one will read it without reward."
--The Boston Globe

With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought... Read more >
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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 1994
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73348-5 (0-679-73348-5)

With vast erudition and irresistible verve, Calasso retells the Greek mythical stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, of the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, tracing them back along the branches of a single myth-bearing tree and rediscovering the origins of desire and strife, virginity and rape... Read more >
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Written by Italo Calvino


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42025-5 (0-679-42025-8)

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Kafka's Other Trial
The Letters to Felice
Written by Elias Canetti


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0705-7 (0-8052-0705-8)

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The Duel

Written by Giacomo Casanova
Translated by James Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-49-3 (1-935554-49-2)

A sparkling new translation tells the tale of a young libertine who finds his rapier wit matched by actual rapiers.

In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee his hometown after falling afoul of the authorities. But sheltering in the royal court he finds treachery and insult and is... Read more >
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History of My Life

Written by Giacomo Casanova
Translated by Willard R. Trask


Format: Hardcover, 1512 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 6, 2007
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26557-9 (0-307-26557-9)

The name of Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-98), is now synonymous with amorous exploits, and there are plenty of these, vividly narrated, in his memoirs. But Casanova was not just an energetic lover. In his time he was a diplomat, businessman, trainee priest, traveler, prisoner, magician, confidence man, gambler, professional... Read more >

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Discovery of the World
A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini
Written by Luciana Castellina


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-286-9 (1-78168-286-0)

Luciana Castellina is one of Italy’s most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of age memoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy—where she used to play tennis with Mussolini’s daughter—and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is... Read more >
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Written by Benvenuto Cellini
Introduction by James Fenton


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59274-3 (0-307-59274-X)

Here is the most important autobiography from Renaissance Italy and one of the most spirited and colorful from any time or place, in a translation widely recognized as the most faithful to the energy and spirit of the original.

Benvenuto Cellini was both a beloved artist in sixteenth-century Florence and a passionate... Read more >

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Pinocchio

Written by Carlo Collodi
Illustrated by Alice Carsey


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59706-9 (0-307-59706-7)

The original, unabridged Pinocchio in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition.

Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story is an astonishing work of fantasy, even richer and more wildly imaginative than the famous film that Disney made of it. The Everyman’s edition—the only one in hardcover—brings back the color-illustrated translation of 1916 that captures the vivid... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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When the Night

Written by Cristina Comencini


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-511-2 (1-59051-511-0)

Manfred, a surly mountaineer recently abandoned by his wife, rents the upstairs apartment in his home in the Dolomites to Marina, a woman from the city, and her difficult young son. Deeply suspicious by nature, especially of women, Manfred spies obsessively on Marina, in whose shortcomings as a mother he finds... Read more >
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Inferno

Written by Dante
Translated by Allen Mandelbaum


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1982
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21339-3 (0-553-21339-3)

Uniting the most powerful energies of popular culture and the magnificent gothic edifice of Medieval scholasticism, Dante created a new language that combined an intense lyricism with the intellectual seriousness demanded of his project—nothing less than the creation of a Christian epic addressed to the common reader. Dante's synthesis of epic... Read more >

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Inferno

Written by Dante
Edited by Matthew Pearl
Translated by Henry W. Longfellow
Introduction by Lino Pertile


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6721-0 (0-8129-6721-6)

In 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow completed the first American translation of Inferno and thus introduced Dante’s literary genius to the New World. In the Inferno, the spirit of the classical poet Virgil leads Dante through the nine circles of Hell on the initial stage of his journey toward Heaven. Along the... Read more >
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The Inferno

Written by Dante
Translated by Robert Hollander and Jean Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49698-8 (0-385-49698-2)

Robert Hollander, a renowned scholar and master teacher of Dante, and Jean Hollander, an accomplished poet, have written a beautifully accurate and clear verse translation of the first part of Dante’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy. Featuring the original Italian opposite the translation, this edition also offers an extensive and accessible... Read more >
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Paradise

Written by Dante
Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Translated by Anthony Esolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7726-4 (0-8129-7726-2)

“If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen’s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come.”–Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved... Read more >
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Paradise

Written by Dante
Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Translated by Anthony Esolen


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64269-5 (0-679-64269-2)

The Divine Comedy is a complete scale of the depths and heights of human emotion," wrote T.S. Eliot. "The last canto of the Paradiso is to my thinking the highest point that poetry has ever reached or ever can reach."

The Divine Comedy stands as one of the towering creations of world... Read more >
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Paradiso

Written by Dante


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1986
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21204-4 (0-553-21204-4)

The Divine Comedy stands as one of the towering creations of world literature, and its climactic section, the Paradiso, is perhaps the most ambitious poetic attempt ever made to represent the merging of individual destiny with universal order. Having passed through Hell and Purgatory, Dante is led by his beloved Beatrice... Read more >
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