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Modern Italy Is a Corrupt Dystopia in 'Ferocity'

Nicola Lagioia’s English-language debut, Ferocity, opens with a jarring scene: an unnamed girl, “naked and ashen, and covered in blood,” stumbles down a dark street, observed only by insects, a rat, and a “sky dancer lunging skyward.” Translated by Antony Shugaar, this sumptuous opener seems to set up a typical murder mystery, but it quickly wields allegory, social realism, domestic drama, and myth to create a layered and expansive novel. 1,054 more words


'Ties' by Domenico Starnone (Review)

While today’s post looks at a (fairly) recent Italian novel, I’m not going to lie to you – I’ll be doing a little more than just reviewing the book.   1,582 more words


Luis Sepúlveda 'The Shadow of What We Were'

–There in the middle of the assembly, Coco Aravena felt euphoric. The commission for agitation and propaganda of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Revolutionary Party, Mao Tse-Tung Thought, Enver Hoxha Tendency, which was very different from the liquidationist clique that called itself the Marxist-Leninist Communist Revolutionary Party, Mao Tse-Tung Thought, Red Flag Tendency, had commissioned him to read a resolution from the central committee, a resolution destined to change history. 587 more words


The Art of Losing by Rebecca Connell

First of all, isn’t this a beautiful cover?

 Last fall, when I saw a table full of Europa editions at Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Oakland, I thought how great it would be to collect books with beautiful covers.   693 more words

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A REFUGE FOR COMPLEXITY: Alessandro Baricco's 'The Young Bride' (La sposa giovane), translated into English by Ann Goldstein

Alessandro Baricco, The Young Bride, translated by Ann Goldstein (Europa Editions, 2016)

By Liliya Aleksandrova

Transparency would require full disclosure of the fact that Alessandro Baricco’s name is certain to appear towards the top in a list of my favourite writers. 1,832 more words


A Review for Shiny - reinventing some Soviet authors!

If you’re a regular reader of the Ramblings, you’ll be aware of my love of every kind of Russian literature; and also of my great fondness from the marvellous Mikhail Bulgakov, author of “The Master and Margarita” amongst others. 91 more words