The Wine Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia;Albert Bardoni AvrilMobilio (9780940322530)
Leonardo Sciascia;Albert Bardoni AvrilMobilio
Release Date: 01 January 2000 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Category: Fiction & Related Items ISBN: 9780940322530 ISBN-10: 0940322536
Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's intransigent poise. Sciascia was particularly admired for his short stories, and The Wine-Dark Sea offers what he considered his best work in the genre: thirteen spare and trenchant miniatures that range in subject from village idiots to mafia dons, marital spats to American dreams. Here, in unforgettable form, Sciascia examines the contradictions--sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both--of Sicily's turbulent history and day-to-day life.