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The Skin

Written by Curzio Malaparte
Translated by David Moore
Introduction by Rachael Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-622-1 (1-59017-622-7)

“It is a shameful thing to win a war.” The reliably unorthodox Curzio Malaparte’s own service as an Italian liaison officer with the Allies during the invasion of Italy was the basis for this searing and surreal novel, in which the contradictions inherent in any attempt to simultaneously conquer and liberate... Read more >

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Casa Rossa

Written by Francesca Marciano


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72637-8 (0-375-72637-3)

A crumbling farmhouse in Puglia, Casa Rossa was bought by Alina Strada’s grandfather at a time when no one else wanted it. Now busy preparing it for sale, Alina endeavors to recover the memories it still harbors—in particular of three women whose passions indelibly shaped her family’s dark past. There’s grandmother... Read more >
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The Other Language

Written by Francesca Marciano


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90836-0 (0-307-90836-4)

Hailed by The New York Times as “a natural-born storyteller,” the acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the power of change—in relationships, in geographies, and across cultures—to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.
 
Taking us to Venice during... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Don't Move

Written by Margaret Mazzantini
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3466-6 (1-4000-3466-3)

Called to the hospital when his fifteen-year-old daughter, Angela, is injured in a potentially fatal accident, a prominent surgeon sits and waits, silently confessing the affair he had the year Angela was born. As Timoteo’s tale begins, he’s driving to the beach house where his beautiful, accomplished wife, Elsa, is waiting... Read more >
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Agostino

Written by Alberto Moravia
Translated by Michael F. Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-723-5 (1-59017-723-1)

Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for... Read more >
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Two Friends

Written by Alberto Moravia
Translated by Marina Harss


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-336-1 (1-59051-336-3)

In this set of novellas, a few facts are constant. Sergio is a young intellectual, poor and proud of his new membership in the Communist Party. Maurizio is handsome, rich, successful with women, and morally ambiguous. Sergio’s young, sensual lover becomes collateral damage in the struggle between these two men. All... Read more >
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A Civil War
A History Of The Italian Resistance
Written by Claudio Pavone
Translated by Peter Levy and David Broder
Introduction by Stanislao Pugliese


Format: Hardcover, 768 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84467-750-4 (1-84467-750-8)

A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who took part in the struggle against Mussolini’s Fascist Republic. Since its publication in Italy, Claudio Pavone’s masterwork has become indispensable to anyone seeking to understand this period and its continuing importance for the nation’s identity.

Pavone casts a sober eye on his protagonists’ ethical... Read more >
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Born Twice

Written by Giuseppe Pontiggia


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72768-9 (0-375-72768-X)

When a breach birth leaves Paulo severely disabled, his father, the articulate, unsentimental Professor Frigerio, struggles to come to terms with his son’s condition. Face to face with his own limitations, Frigerio confronts the strange way society around him handles Paolo’s handicaps and observes his surprising gifts. In spare, deeply affecting... Read more >
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The Detour

Written by Andromeda Romano-Lax


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-049-1 (1-61695-049-8)

Ernst Vogler is twenty-six years old in 1938 when he is sent to Rome by his employer–the Third Reich’s Sonderprojekte, which is collecting the great art of Europe and brining it to Germany for the Führer. Vogler is to collect a famous Classical Roman marble statue, The Discus Thrower, and get... Read more >
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The Nice Old Man and the Pretty Girl

Written by Italo Svevo


Format: Trade Paperback, 92 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-1-933633-89-3 (1-933633-89-1)

This rare addition to Italo Svevo’s small canon about the battle between the sexes (and between youth and age) in wartime Trieste, will be sought out by reader’s of the author's classic, Confessions of Zeno. This edition brings the book back into print for the first time since 1967 and only... 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
ISBN: 978-0-375-72776-4 (0-375-72776-0)

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 >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Zeno's Conscience

Written by Italo Svevo


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41330-8 (0-375-41330-8)

The first new translation in more than 70 years of the modern Italian classic discovered and championed by James Joyce.

Zeno’s Conscience (previously translated as Confessions of Zeno) is at once a comedy of errors, a sly testimonial to the joys of procrastination, and a surpassingly lucid vision of human nature. Italo... Read more >
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Answer Me

Written by Susanna Tamaro


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72190-5 (0-385-72190-0)

The internationally bestselling author of Follow Your Heart uncovers hope in the midst of tragedy in these three utterly transfixing novellas set in Susanna Tamaro’s native Italy.

In “Answer Me”,an orphaned girl with a troubled past desperately searches for a sign that she is loved while cultivating an inner strength that allows... Read more >
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