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The Wine-Dark Sea

Written by Leonardo SciasciaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Leonardo Sciascia
Translated by Avril BardoniAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Avril Bardoni
Introduction by Albert MobilioAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Albert Mobilio

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Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's intransigent poise. Sciascia was particularly admired for his short stories, and The Wine-Dark Sea offers what he considered his best work in the genre: thirteen spare and trenchant miniatures that range in subject from village idiots to mafia dons, marital spats to American dreams. Here, in unforgettable form, Sciascia examines the contradictions—sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both—of Sicily's turbulent history and day-to-day life.

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