Six Memos for the Next Millennium, by Italo Calvino

Finalist, PEN Center USA Translation Award ____________ JACKET COPY At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five […] Read more ...

Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi (children’s edition)

Illustrated by Fulvio Testa ____________ JACKET COPY Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real […] Read more ...

Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi

Introduction by Umberto Eco Afterword by Rebecca West ____________ JACKET COPY Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in […] Read more ...

Skylark Farm, by Antonia Arslan

Finalist, L.A. Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Longlist, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award ____________ JACKET COPY A beautiful, wrenching debut chronicling the life of a family struggling for survival during the Armenian genocide in Turkey, in 1915. After forty years in Venice, Yerwant is planning a long-awaited reunion with his family at their homestead […] Read more ...

The Zürau Aphorisms, by Kafka (& Calasso)

Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann; edited & with an introduction & afterword (translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock) by Roberto Calasso ____________ JACKET COPY Franz Kafka spent eight months at his sister’s house in Zürau between September 1917 and April 1918, enduring the onset of tuberculosis. Illness paradoxically set him free to […] Read more ...

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco

Winner, Lewis Galantière Translation Award Finalist, PEN Center USA Translation Award Finalist, National Translation Award ____________ JACKET COPY International bestselling and award-winning author Umberto Eco’s illustrated novel The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana is “an insidiously witty and provocative story” (Los Angeles Times). Yambo, a sixtyish rare-book dealer who lives in Milan, has suffered a […] Read more ...

K., by Roberto Calasso

____________ JACKET COPY From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest—a virtuoso interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka. What are Kafka’s fictions about? Are they dreams? Allegories? Symbols? Countless answers have been offered, but the essential mystery […] Read more ...