A Music Behind the Wall: Selected Stories Volume Two

Ortese (Author)
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To enter Anna Maria Ortese's short stories is to surrender to a strangely intimate voice and a disturbing vision of enchantment: a realm of the imagination just beyond the senses, yet grounded to life in all its complexity. Her deceptively forthright tales include a chance encounter with a 112-year-old pixie, a walk through Jesus and Mary's celestial flower garden, a midnight journey through the Milan train station, a haunting tale of forbidden love, a sea voyage to Tripoli, and the end of the world. Ortese intertwines elements of the fantastic with autobiography, imbues documentary realism with devastating undertones of social satire, and addresses personal griefs in apocalyptic dreams. Widely considered one of the most important Italian writers of the century, Ortese published, in addition to several major novels, seven fiction collections between 1937 and her death in 1998 at the age of 84. The ten stories in this second volume of brilliant English language translations by Henry Mar

Product Details

Price
$22.00
Publisher
McPherson
Publish Date
August 01, 1998
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.73 X 8.72 X 0.9 inches | 0.93 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780929701561
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