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Lies and sorcery / Elsa Morante ; translated from the Italian by Jenny McPhee.

Morante, Elsa, 1912-1985 (author.). McPhee, Jenny, (translator.).


"Though written at the end of the first half of the twentieth century this is essentially a nineteenth century novel written with a twentieth century sensibility. A few things give it away as a twentieth century novel - regular trains, even to remote rural areas, and a gramophone as well as the fact that, unlike most nineteenth century novels, none of the main characters survives unscarred. Indeed, most of them die, usually relatively unpleasant deaths. The other unusual feature is that there is no reference whatsoever to political events in the country. Napoleon is mentioned in passing but that is it"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781681376844
  • ISBN: 1681376849
  • Physical Description: xiv, 775 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : New York Review Books, [2023]

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General Note:
First published in Italian as "Menzogna e sortilegio" in 1948.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Sicily (Italy) > Fiction.
Genre: Fictional Work

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