Rome Tales



Rome TalesPresenting A Vivid Mosaic Of Dramatic, Comic, And Tragic Stories, All Set In The Eternal City, These Twenty Absorbing Tales Capture The Delight Of Discovering And Exploring One Of The World S Most Beloved Cities Spanning Seven Hundred Years, This Marvelous Collection Includes Works By Italian Authors Ranging From Boccaccio And Casanova To Pier Paolo Pasolini And Alberto Moravia Rather Than Being Ordered Chronologically, Old And New Appear Alongside One Another, Reflecting The Dual Identity Of Rome As Both An Ancient City That Is One Of The Wonders Of The World, And A Thriving, Modern Metropolis The Tales Are Wonderfully Varied In Style, Tone, And Subject Matter A Notorious Spanish Prostitute In Renaissance Rome Endures A Public Hiding Without Flinching Pope John Paul II Uncovers A Vast Conspiracy Against Him A Medieval Revolutionary Demagogue Suffers Almost The Same Fate As Mussolini Each Story Is Illustrated With A Black And White Photograph And There Is A Map Of Rome To Help Readers Locate The Sites Featured In The Text

Helen Constantine read French and Latin at Oxford She was Head of Languages at Bartholomew School, Eynsham, until 2000, when she gave up teaching and became a full time translator She has published volumes of translated stories, Paris Tales, and French Tales and edits a series of City Tales for Oxford University Press Paris Metro Tales will be published in March 2011 She has translated Mademoiselle de Maupinby Th ophile Gautier and Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos for Penguin and is currently translating Balzac s La Peau de Chagrin for OUP She is married to the poet, David Constantine and with him edits Modern Poetry in Translation from

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Rome Tales
  • Helen Constantine
  • English
  • 15 June 2018
  • 0199572461

10 thoughts on “Rome Tales

  1. Brian says:

    Rome Tales is a collection of short stories that spans centuries, cultures, classes, and genres The one uniting theme is the city itself, and I wonder whether I would have enjoyed it if not for the fact that I read it during my year in Rome The range of stories comes with a range of appeal for each reader I read it without referencing the footnotes or author bios, meaning that each story put me into a new year with a new character forcing me to get my bearings before enjoying the story Some Rome Tales is a collection of short stories that spans centuries, cultures, classes, and genres The one uniting theme is the city itself, and I wonder whether I would have enjoyed it if not for the fact that I read it during my year in Rome The range of stories comes with a range of appeal for each reader I read it without referencing the footnotes or author bios, meaning that each story put me into a new year with a new character forcing me to get my bearings before enjoying the story Some days, this was perfect, and other days distracting The book would lead me to hunt down referenced churches or bridges, or to learnabout figures such as Cola di Rienzo Others, such as Via Veneto Notes, The Shirt on the Wall, and Romulus and Remus added a rich layer to this foreigner s understanding of the city Some namely Samia and The Small Hours affected the way I saw Romans both newly arrived and generations deep Of course, you can t read 16 October 1943 and think of the tourist charm of the Ghetto in the same way In a city where history is marked by famous men, I was touched by Two Days to Christmas and The Girl with the Braid Rome Tales are just that meant to stay on a book shelf and plucked off for the occasional story chosen by random The sum of its parts are up to the reader to appreciate, but I would preferred to follow a handful of the characters , and left some of the stories alone

  2. anon says:

    For the most part these stories were boring mainstream, except maybe the ones by Corrado Alvaro, Pier Pasolini, Igiaba Scego Alberto Moravia For the most part these stories were boring mainstream, except maybe the ones by Corrado Alvaro, Pier Pasolini, Igiaba Scego Alberto Moravia

  3. Martha Lluch says:

    I could barely go through the stories I thought it was a nice idea to read while in Rome But two months after I still havent finished it or plan to do so.

  4. Trina says:

    This is a group of translated tales of Rome by Italians some short stories, some pieces of longer books, some very old, some modern, all set in Rome I enjoyed it as a whole very much, of course appreciating somethan others, and liked the ease with which I could pick it up and put it down again, so I read it off and on for almost a month.

  5. Stephanie says:

    A lovely collection that provides readers with glimpses of Rome s many faces and long history Writings and short stories from medieval to modern, charming to surrealpredatory to insufferable A great read for lovers of history, literature, and Rome.

  6. Elise says:

    There were some very interesting short stories in this collection from multiple centuries, but as a whole it was a bit uneven in character.

  7. Sirin Nabokov says:

    Great collection of known, distinguished and not so known Italian writers doing short stories set in and about Rome Very, very good.

  8. Donna Callejon says:

    Fascinating mix of stories based in Rome.

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