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Evening Descends Upon the Hills By Anna Maria Ortese

Evening Descends Upon the Hills

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Evening Descends Upon the Hills: Stories from Naples by Anna Maria Ortese

A stunning classic set in Italy's most vibrant and turbulent metropolis - Naples - in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. These lively and superbly written stories helped inspire Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. Ortese's work was also championed by Italo Calvino, who was her Italian editor. The stories and reportage collected in this volume form a powerful portrait of ordinary lives, both high and low, family dramas, love affairs, and struggles to pay the rent, set against the crumbling courtyards of the city itself, and the dramatic landscape of Naples Bay. This classic is exquisitely rendered in English by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, two of the leading translators working from Italian today. Included in the collection is 'A Pair of Eyeglasses', one of the most widely praised Italian short stories of the last century.

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About Anna Maria Ortese


Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998) is one of the most celebrated and original Italian writers of the 20th century. Evening Descends Upon the Hills brought her widespread acclaim in her native country when it was first published in 1953 and won the prestigious Premio Viareggio.

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GOR009188658
Evening Descends Upon the Hills: Stories from Naples by Anna Maria Ortese
Anna Maria Ortese
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pushkin Press
2018-04-24
208
1782273352
9781782273356
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.