Arturo's Island

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Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.25 X 1.3 X 9.4 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631493294
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About the Author

Elsa Morante (1912- 1985) was a prize-winning Italian novelist and poet. Born in Rome, Morante was married to Albert Moravia.
Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante's books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Lying Life of Adults, and the international bestseller, My Brilliant Friend. She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and is the recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. She lives in New York.

Reviews

In this translation of Morante's arresting, febrile tale of abjection and adoration, originally published in 1957, Goldstein captures the blustery voice of an adolescent boy on Procida.... Morante's style is well-suited to the adolescent narrator who, marooned on an island, experiences particularly intense bouts of enchantment and disillusionment, making for a captivating novel.
This lovely new translation by Goldstein, known for her work on Elena Ferrante and Primo Levi, will hopefully go a long way toward re-establishing Morante's reputation among English-speaking readers. It's a magnificent novel, breathtaking in its psychological acuity. Arturo's maturation--and accompanying disappointments, even betrayals--is deeply painful. ...But there are moments, too, of striking beauty.... The book is brimful with insight. By turns devastating and otherworldly, Morante's novel is a classic, and Goldstein's new translation should return to it the attention it deserves.--Kirkus Reviews [starred review]
Ann Goldstein's deft translation is an exception; it gives a clear sense of Morante's love of the romantic, while preserving a lightness of tone that prevents the lyrical prose from calcifying.--Madeline Schwartz, New York Review of Books