Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MORE SPACE NEEDED ON THE BOOKSHELVES


Those discerning people at Bitter Lemon Press announce a new treat for 2008.


"Italy’s best crime writers present nine gripping, often darkly humorous short-stories with settings ranging from Milan to Palermo by way of Rome and even Guadeloupe. The mafia is not just Sicilian but also Albanian, Croatian and Chinese.


These brilliant tales do not feature psychopathic cannibals or obscure power mad sects but ordinary criminals: a drug-addled cosmetic surgeon, inept blackmailers and various other low-lifes lusting after easy money.
Author Information Authors include Italy's best crime writers Ammaniti, Carlotto, Camilleri, Lucarelli, Fois and others. De Cataldo is the editor of the 'Crimini' anthology, a best selling crime writer and an essayist and playwright.


The Translator Andrew Brown is well known for his translations of great classics such as Flaubert's 'Memoirs of a Madman', Zola's 'For a Night of Love'and Machiavelli's 'Life of Castruccio Castracani'."

7 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

I'll look forward to meeting those Albanian and Croatian gangsters.
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Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
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6:00 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Not in real life I hope!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Yes, I prefer the distant glamour to the gritty reality.
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Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

12:35 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

I don't think I've read any short Italian crime fiction other than Leonardo Sciascia's novellas. And I'm not sure I knew this before, but I read recently that Camilleri and Sciascia were good friends.
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Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

8:03 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/crime/story/0,,1921838,00.html

Did you read this article from the Guardian?

1:52 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Yes, that article was my immediate source. It made me want to read Sciascia again.
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Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

6:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

This book sounds very good. I'd like to see what Camilleri does in the short-story framework.

12:24 PM  

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