Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Blind Man and the Beauty and Other Stories [Paperback]

Our Price $ 10.46  
Retail Value $ 14.95  
You Save $ 4.49  (30%)  
Item Number 260952  
Buy New $10.46
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Blind Man and the Beauty and Other Stories by Arturo Loria...

With echoes of Boccaccio and Cervantes, Poe and Kafka, Arturo Loria tells stories of corpse-bearers and beggars, of jealous goats, aging coquettes, and traveling performers. Near-fables, these stories are populated with figures -- called simply "the waiter," "the knife-grinder," "the blind man," and "the beauty" -- who move in a world seemingly unmarked by particular times and spaces. But despite Loria's frequent refusals of name and place and date, these characters are firmly located in the subtle, complex states of feeling that he portrays so masterfully. Through careful studies of shame and self-loathing, exoticism and scapegoating, isolation and corruption, Loria also pointedly addresses the individual and collective pathologies of fascist-era Italy. With David Tabbat's vivid and elegant translation of these stories, Loria's fiction, long-acclaimed in Italy, is available for the first time in English.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   316
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.19 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 2, 2005
Publisher   Sheep Meadow
ISBN  1931357102  
ISBN13  9781931357104  

Availability  0 units.

More About Arturo Loria

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! ARTURO LORIA was the author of three short story collections, Il cieco e la Bellona (1928), Fannias Ventosca (1929), and La scuola di ballo (1932); an editor of Solaria and Il Mondo; and the author of an opera. He received the prestigious Premio Frachhia from L'Italia letteraria in 1933. He was born in Carpi, Italy, in 1902 to a Jewish-Catholic family, and died in 1957.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > British
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General

Reviews - What do customers think about The Blind Man and the Beauty and Other Stories?

Skillfully translated from the Italian  Jun 12, 2004
Skillfully translated from the Italian, The Blind Man & The Beauty And Other Stories is an anthology by the Premio Fracchia award-winning author Arturo Loria (1902-1957). A backdrop of seemingly ordinary settings belies extraordinary dissections of characters and crossroad quandaries. Tales include "The Anatomy Lesson", "The Arabian Cafe", "The Sleeping Companion", "The Sick Hotelkeeper", and more. An exquisitely worded, descriptive, and evocative collection of literature by a masterful prose artist.

Write your own review about The Blind Man and the Beauty and Other Stories

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Blind Man and the Beauty and Other Stories

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy