The Tenderness of Stones, by Marion Fayolle

Shortlisted for the 2020 Cartoonist Studio Prize ____________ JACKET COPY “We buried one of dad’s lungs,” announces the narrator of The Tenderness of Stones. The lung is so large it takes three men to carry it—and that is just the beginning. The family looks on as, under the dispassionate orders of anonymous white-clad strangers, their […] Read more ...

Last Dream, by Giovanni Pascoli

Winner, 2020 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize ____________ JACKET COPY An essential new translation of one of Italian literature’s most celebrated poets. Giovanni Pascoli stands as a towering figure at the threshold of modern Italian poetry, yet he is little known in English. He wrote his best poems in the last decade of the nineteenth century […] Read more ...

Allegria, by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Winner, 2021 National Translation Award in Poetry Winner, 2022 Joseph Tusiani Italian Translation Prize ____________ JACKET COPY Famed for his brevity, Giuseppe Ungaretti’s early poems swing nimbly from the coarse matter of tram wires, alleyways, quails in bushes, and hotel landladies to the mystic shiver of pure abstraction. These are the kinds of poems that, […] Read more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Yambo, a sixtyish rare-book dealer who lives in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory-he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, every line of poetry, but he no longer knows his own […] Read more ...

Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi (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 boy.” Yet it is […] Read more ...

Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi

____________ 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 boy.” Yet it is hardly […] Read more ...

Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930–1950, by Cesare Pavese

Winner, MLA Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work Winner, PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation An L.A. Times “Best Book of 2003” ____________ JACKET COPY Cesare Pavese (1908-50) was one of Italy’s great post-war writers. His poetry was revolutionary—both artistically and politically—rejecting the verbal and philosophical constraints of tradition and utilizing direct, […] Read more ...