DescriptionTriese, 1943: an unconscious soldier is revived in hospital, but he has lost his memory and cannot even remember his own language. With no documents about his person it will be hard to identify him. The doctor who treats him is originally from Finland and, believing his patient to be a countryman, resolves to teach him Finnish.
September 01, 2011
4.9 X 0.6 X 7.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
Diego Marani was born in Ferrara in 1959. He works as a senior linguist for the European Union in Brussels. He writes columns for various European newspapers about current affairs in Europanto, a language that he has invented. His collection of short stories in Europanto, Las Adventures des Inspector Cabillot has been published by Dedalus. In Italian he has published seven novels, including the highly acclaimed New Finnish Grammar and The Last of the Vostyachs and his first detective novel, God's Dog. Dedalus will publish The Interpreter in the USA in 2016.
Judith Landry was educated at Somerville College, Oxford where she obtained a first class honours degree in French and Italian. She combines a career as a translator of works of fiction, art and architecture with part-time teaching. Her translations for Dedalus are: The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga, New Finnish Grammar, God's Dog and The Last of the Vostyachs by Diego Marani, The Mussolini Canal by Antonio Pennacchi, The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte, Prague Noir: The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague by Sylvie Germain and Smarra & Trilby by Charles Nodier.