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Neapolitan Chronicles

by Anna Maria Ortese Author · Ann Goldstein Translator

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A riveting classic of European literature, this superb collection of fiction and reportage is set in Italy's most vibrant and turbulent metropolis-Naples-in the immediate aftermath of World War II. These writings helped inspire Elena Ferrante's bestselling novels, and she has expressed deep admiration for the author of this volume.

Goyaesque in its depiction of the widespread suffering and brutal desperation that plagued the city, it comprises a mix of masterful storytelling and piercing journalism. This book, with its unforgettable portrait of Naples high and low, is also a stunning literary companion to the great neorealist films of the era by directors such as Vittorio de Sica and Roberto Rossellini.

Neapolitan Chronicles is exquisitely rendered in English by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, two of the leading translators working from Italian today. Included in the collection is "A Pair of Eyeglasses," one of the most widely praised Italian short stories of the last century.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 170.2 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 170.2 MB

Ann Goldstein (Translator)

Ann Goldstein is the former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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Anna Maria Ortese (Author)

Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998) is one of the most celebrated and original Italian writers of the twentieth century. Neapolitan Chronicles brought her widespread acclaim in her native country when it was first published in 1953 and won the prestigio...

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Creators

Translator :
Ann Goldstein
Translator :
Jenny McPhee
Narrator :
Gabra Zackman
Author :
Anna Maria Ortese
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