Italy: A Traveler'S Literary Companion (Traveler'S Literary Companions)
Publish Date: 2003-09-01
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Italys rising literary stars join some of its best-known writers including Nobel-laureate Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, Alberto Moravia, and Antonio Tabucchi to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the countrys rich cultural history. Explore Italys popular tourist destinations and out-of-the-way spots under the fresh and even startling light cast by these twenty-three diverse and exciting stories, most of which are available here in English for the first time. For those who wish to reach beyond the stereotypes and get an insiders view to discover an Italy thats off the beaten path, as well as new insights along familiar, well-traveled roads, these stories arranged geographically for the traveler, armchair or otherwise are an excellent place to start. Contributors include Barbara Alberti, Corrado Alvaro, Romano Bilenchi, Massimo Bontempelli, Dino Buzzati, Andrea Camilleri, Natalia Ginzburg, Claudio Magris, Marilia Mazzeo, Luigi Malerba, Dacia Maraini, Maria Messina, Alberto Moravia, Aldo Palazzeschi, Goffredo Parise, Luigi Pirandello, Domenico Rea, Mario Rigoni Stern, Lalla Romano, Alberto Savinio, Tiziano Scarpa, Antonio Tabucchi, and Federigo Tozzi.