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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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Feb 2, 2005
Publisher Sheep Meadow
ISBN 1931357102 ISBN13 9781931357104
Availability 0 units.
More About Arturo Loria
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.
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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.