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The Yacoubian Building: A Novel
This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.
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Our Roots Are Deep With Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American WritersThoughtful, poignant, and hilarious personal essays collected by the editors of ICreative Nonfiction explore the meanings of Italian-American identity.BRBR
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The Nimrod Flipout: Stories, Etgar Keret, Institute for Translation of Hebrew LiteratureFrom Israel#8217;s most popular and acclaimed young writer#8212;#8220;Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren#8217;t#8221; (Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi)
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Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words, Jay RubinJay Rubin explains how Murakami developed a distinctive new style in Japanese writing. In tracing the reclusive writer#8217;s career, he draws on his own interviews with him, and observations gathered from ten years of collaborating with Murakami on translations of his works.
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Once Upon a Time There Was Colombia, William OspinaThe complexity of a country in which violence and internal armed conflict coexist with enormous cultural, natural, and human riches is captured in this illuminating essay by a Colombian poet.
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La furia de los elementos (Villegas Cuento), Luis Fernando CharryIn each of these five short stories#8212;written by one of the most promising authors of new Colombian literature#8212;a sort of Conradian horror plays a decisive role.
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The Southern Question (Picas Series)A fascinating look at the beginnings of Fascism and Communism in Italy in the 1920s, this provocative essay analyzes the social stratification of northern and southern Italy in 1926, and is relevant to current discussions of state formations, diasporas, and strategic alliances.
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Three Italian Epistolary Novels: Foscolo, De Meis, Piovene -- Translations, Introductions, And Backgrounds (American University Studies Series II, Romance Languages and Literature)IThree Italian Epistolary Novels looks at the development of a literary genre that flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and counted among its illustrious authors Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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Constantinople (Hesperus Classics Series), Edmondo De AmicisHere in its first English translation, Constantinople is one of the most evocative accounts ever written about an exotic city. With a Foreword by Umberto Eco.
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Words Are Stones: Impressions of Sicily (Hesperus Modern Voices Series), Carlo LeviWinner of the prestigious Italian literary prize, Premio Vareggio, Words Are Stones offers an insightful and authentic portrait of Sicily and its people.