New Italian Women
A Collection of Short Fiction

Edited by Martha King

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Martha King

Introduction

ix

1.

Anna Banti

The Courage of Women
Translated by Martha King

1

2.

Grazia Deledda

The Sardinian Fox
Translated by William Weaver

23

3.

Paola Drigo

Carnival Time
Translated by Blossom S. Kirschenbaum

39

4.

Natalia Ginzburg

Dear Giuseppe
Translated by Dick Davis

48

5.

Geda Jacolutti

The French Teacher
Translated by Martha King

59

6.

Gina Lagorio

Tosca’s Cats
Translated by Margherita Piva

65

7.

Rosetta Loy

That One Dance
Translated by Helen Barolini

75

8.

Dacia Maraini

Maria
Translated by Martha King

84

9.

Milena Milani

The Kiss in the Sea
Translated by Barbara Dow Nucci

93

10.

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My Mother Wore Pink
Translated by Barbara Dow Nucci

99

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11.

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Ice Cream
Translated by Barbara Dow Nucci

102

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12.

Marina Mizzau

Rita’s Trip
Translated by Blossom S. Kirschenbaum

107

13.

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The Salt for Boiling Water
Translated by Blossom S. Kirschenbaum

111

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14.

Giuliana Morandini

Berlin Angel
Translated by Margherita Piva

116

15.

Elsa Morante

The Mirrors
Translated by William Weaver

122

16.

Maria Occhipinti

The Benedictines
Translated by Gloria Italiano

130

17.

Anna Maria Ortese

The Tree
Translated by Henry Martin

146

18.

Fabrizia Ramondino

Perfetta’s Day
Translated by Barbara Dow Nucci

155

19.

Francesca Sanvitale

The Electric Typewriter
Translated by Martha King

176

20.

Monica Sarsini

Pink, Lavendar, Silver, Green, White
Translated by Gloria Italiano

187

The Authors

195

The Translators

200

Glossary

203

 



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