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The Wine-dark Sea

Sciascia, Leonardo (Book - 1985)
The Wine-dark Sea
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Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's intransigent poise. Sciascia was particularly admired for his short stories, and The Wine-Dark Sea offers what he considered his best work in the genre: thirteen spare and trenchant miniatures that range in subject from village idiots to mafia dons, marital spats to American dreams. Here, in unforgettable form, Sciascia examines the contradictions-sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both-of Sicily's turbulent history and day-to-day life.
Authors: Sciascia, Leonardo
Title: The wine-dark sea
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet, 1985
Characteristics: 142 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Leonardo Sciascia ; translated from the Italian by Avril Bardoni
Notes: Translation of: Il mare colore del vino
ISBN: 0856355569
Branch Call Number: FICTION SCIASCIA
Subject Headings: Italian fiction 20th century Translations into English
Topical Term: Italian fiction
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If you love Sicily and it's unique character, Sciascia's short stories will most certainly take you there. These character-driven stories are lean but immersive. If you like his style, try his incredible novel 'One Way or Another.'


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