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Author / Creator:Morante, Elsa, approximately 1912-1985.
Uniform title:Storia. English
Edition:1st American ed.
Imprint:New York : Knopf, 1977.
Description:561 p. ; 25 cm.
Language:English
Italian
Subject:World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Rome -- Fiction.
Italy.
Fiction.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/144090
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ISBN:039449802X : $12.50
Notes:Translation of La storia.
Review by Library Journal Review

Written in 1974 but first published in the United States in 1977, this was Morante's first novel in 18 years. As the cryptic title indicates, the theme of this novel, said LJ's reviewer, is how "history obscures individual lives." Though the book portrays the brutal existence of one Italian family after World War II, LJ's reviewer added that "there is so much to praise in this long, wonderfully rich novel, including the effortless translation, that its flawsDoccasional clumsiness of narration, repetitionDare minor indeed" (LJ 4/15/77). The edition contains a new foreword by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Library Journal Review