Avventure In Africa

Author: Gianni Celati
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858803051
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"Questo libro mi ricorda la parte iniziale di Caro diario di Nanni Moretti. Là un uomo d'estate girava in Vespa per Roma deserta, e questo dava l'emozione di veder scorrere le immagini delle strade, le facciate delle case, il grande silenzio quotidiano, come se vedessimo e ascoltassimo tutto per la prima volta. In Avventure in Africa c'è la stessa emozione di veder scorrere le immagini della vita, come in un primo sguardo trasognato del mattino che riscatta tutte le esperienze di viaggio, sia quelle immaginate che quelle vissute. Come quello di Nanni Moretti anche questo è un diario, che diventa un racconto a zigzag, spesso comico, e con un fedele studio della vita dei turisti. Sembra che un'invisibile macchina da presa segua ‘l'uomo che scrive’ nel lungo tragitto attraverso il Mali, il Senegal e la Mauritania, soltanto per portarci a guardare il mondo con affetto.".

Translating Travel

Author: Loredana Polezzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351877933
Size: 44.71 MB
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Translating Travel examines the relationship between travel writing and translation, asking what happens when books travel beyond the narrow confines of one genre, one literary system and one culture. The volume takes as its starting point the marginal position of contemporary Italian travel writing in the Italian literary system, and proposes a comparative reading of originals and translations designed to highlight the varying reception of texts in different cultures. Two main themes in the book are the affinity between the representations produced by travel and the practices of translation, and the complex links between travel writing and genres such as ethnography, journalism, autobiography and fiction. Individual chapters are devoted to Italian travellers' accounts of Tibet and their English translations; the hybridization of journalism and travel writing in the works of Oriana Fallaci; Italo Calvino's sublimation of travel writing in the stylized fiction of Le città invisibili; and the complex network of literary references which marked the reception of Claudio Magris's Danubio in different cultures.


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Me You

Author: Erri De Luca
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590514793
Size: 57.38 MB
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Summer holiday on an island off the coast of Naples provides the setting for this lyrical novel which chronicles the relationship between an Italian boy and a German Jewish girl in the aftermath of World War II.


Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547636954
Size: 80.13 MB
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When Soumchi, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in British-occupied Jerusalem just after World War II, receives a bicycle as a gift from his Uncle Zemach, he is overjoyed—even if it is a girl's bicycle. Ignoring the taunts of other boys in his neighborhood, he dreams of riding far away from them, out of the city and across the desert, toward the heart of Africa. But first he wants to show his new prize to his friend Aldo. In the tradition of such memorable characters as Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield, Amos Oz's Soumchi is fresh, funny, and always engaging.