Evening Descends Upon the Hills: Stories from Naples

Author(s): Anna Maria Ortese

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

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

General Fields

  • : 9781782273356
  • : Pushkin Press
  • : Pushkin Press
  • : April 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 853.914
  • : 208
  • : Anna Maria Ortese