Frances Frenaye


Frances Frenaye (1908-1996) was an American translator of French and Italian literary works. She worked at the Italian Cultural Institute from 1963 to 1980 and was responsible for editing its newsletter. She won the Denyse Clairouin Memorial Award (1951) for her translation from French to English of Georges Blond's The Plunderers and J.H.R. Lenormand's Renee. She also wrote for an Italian newspaper, Il Mondo, for some time. Frenaye graduated from Bryn Mawr College and spent 50 years living in Manhattan before dying in Miami Beach.


Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year

Carlo Levi


Napoleon and the American Dream

Ines Murat


Tiber Afire

Fabio Della Seta



Elie Wiesel


The Dry Heart

Natalia Ginzburg


Don Camillo Takes the Devil by the Tail

Giovanni Guareschi