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The Anarchist Banker: A new Interpretation and a new English Translation with the original Portuguese Edition
The Anarchist Banker
A new Interpretation and a new English Translation with the original Portuguese Edition
Fernando Pessoa, Richard Schain
2018
The story of The Anarchist Banker takes place in a Lisbon café where the narrator meets an old friend, now a wealthy banker. He questions his friend about his anarchist origins and discovers to his amazement that the banker still considers himself to be an anarchist. The story revolves around...
The most inclusive collection of its kind in North America, this anthology includes a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to essays, plays, film scripts and memoirs. The more than fifty authors represented come from across Canada and have backgrounds in all regions of Italy. Organized in three...
Elena and Mahfouz meet in Montreal in the spring of 2008. That summer, however, Mahfouz doesn't return from a trip to Cairo, and his father is picked up and held indefinitely for unknown charges on undisclosed evidence. No longer in contact with each other, Elena and Mahfouz must separately come...
The Blue Whale
Stanislao Nievo, Gaetano Rando
2000
The captivating story of a close encounter between a whale and a woman told from the perspective of both protagonists.
Adam is a 14-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome trying to understand the Syrian conflict and its effect on his life, so he paints his feelings. Yasmine, his beautiful older sister devotes herself to Adam, sacrificing her true happiness as she tries to protect the ones she loves. But Yasmine herself...
The Canadian Duce
Bruno Ramirez
2007
In June 1940, as Benito Mussolini took Italy into war against the Allied Powers, the Canadian authorities launched a series of raids against Italian-Canadians from coast to coast. Suspected of being a danger to national security, several hundreds of them were arrested and interned without trial. Most of the Italian-Canadian...
The Coincidence
Fulvio Caccia, Robert Richard
2015
With this psychological thriller, award-winning author Fulvio Caccia continues a trilogy that began in 2004 with The Gothic Line. Jonathan and Leila are two strangers who meet coincidentally in Paris. Soon, their budding romance leads them to discover that they share more than attraction. A dark episode took place between...
The Countess Plays
Daniel Sloate
1995
The Countess hides behind caricature to better obtain her ends. But all her moods give her a roundness that sometimes shock, amuse, or at times irritate. A cycle of five plays that have been described as ahead of their time.
The Daughter of Christopher Columbus
Réjean Ducharme, Will Browning
2000
In this novel in verse, a beautiful and naive Columbia Columbus wanders through the world in search of friendship upon the death of her famous father. Despite fantastic adventures, she finds mostly cruelty and indifference, until she makes friends with an ever-growing number of animals, some of whom serve as...
The Death of André Breton
Jean Yves Collette, Raymond Chamberlain
1984
The Death of Andre Breton is fiction which reads like a detective novel. The suspense, unlike in the traditional plot, is offered to us here in an elliptical manner. The criss-crossing of different strata of writing makes this a story about confession, delirium, reality.
The Divine Sisters
Denise Boucher, Myrna Delson-Karan
2011
The original French version of this play, Les Divines, produced in 1996, continues an exploration of feminism started in Les Fées ont soif in its portrait of seven daughters who reunite in a ritual wake for an idealized mother.
The Eel
David MacKinnon
2016
Writer Jack Fingon realizes too late that his life of "intuition and attraction" has produced little to value, and nothing to remember. To settle a piece of unfinished business, Fingon devises a plan to fulfil the testamentary wish of French vagabond poet Blaise Cendrars -- to be buried in the...
The Four Roads Hotel
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
2017
This history of oppression and its effects, at the heart of a French-Canadian family in the 1950s and 1960s, depicts a combination of prohibitions and censures. While the father demands the children's slavish obedience and labour, the mother promises some protection from his tyranny--until the family settles into a flea...
The Goat in the Tree
Lorne Elliott
2014
Against the backdrop of Morocco and France, the hero of The Goat In The Tree travels in pursuit of both an audience for his stories and his next meal. Fictional travelogue, love story, and the misadventures of a teller of tales, Lorne Elliott sends his narrator tip-toeing around the uncomfortable...
The Golden Shower: Or What Men Want
The Golden Shower
Or What Men Want
Luka Novak, Urška Charney
2012
The first novel by renowned Slovene publisher, politician, and TV personality Luka Novak is an intellectual farce, a surrealistic gallop through philosophy and art. With echoes of Thomas Pynchon and Woody Allen (with Hegel chanting in the background), we follow the ethical, erotic, and culinary adventures of a neurotic Slovene...
The House on Selkirk Avenue
Irena Karafilly
2017
It is autumn, 1997 and Kate Thuringer is back in her hometown to help her college-age daughter settle into her new life. A professional photographer, Kate has lived in Western Canada for nearly three decades. Before her marriage, however, she survived a turbulent year in which Québécois terrorists kidnapped a...
The Inventor of the Horse
Achille Campanile, Francesco Loriggio
1995
Plays included in this collection: The Big Bun, The Inventor of the Horse, and War. Campanile's plays combine the visual slapstick of silent cinema with the zany humour of the Marx Brothers and the nonsensical dialogues of Ionesco; the result is a funniness quite unique in this century, laughter as...
The King of the Sea Monkeys
Mark E. Cull
2015
Centered around a young high school teacher, The King of the Sea Monkeys is a novel in two parts. Because the protagonist suffers from a traumatic brain injury, the first part is fragmented, finding its way in the narrative in disorderly pieces. The protagonist's “normal” life disintegrates when he is...
The light of the soul: Neruda, the white raven, the black cat
The light of the soul
Neruda, the white raven, the black cat
Pietro Corsi
2015
Beginning with seductive thoughts from Neruda's memorias, and brooding over the legends of the Haida people in British Columbia (the white raven) and Italian superstitions (the black cat), the protagonist transports the reader into the world of Canadian immigration post-WW2. On the one hand, there is the memory never wiped...
The Lion's Mouth
Caterina Edwards
1993
In The Lion's Mouth, an Italian-Canadian woman, Bianca, tells the story of her beloved cousin, Marco, whose life is disintegrating along with his city - Venice. Marco is her dark twin, her Italian self. As she tries to make sense of her cousin's breakdown, she describes her story and reflects...
The Magic Dogs of San Vicente
Mark Fishman
2016
The Magic Dogs of San Vicente is set in the aftermath of the war in El Salvador (1980-1992), a war in which the two Flores brothers were arrested and savagely tortured, but a war that they ultimately survived. On a heat-soaked morning in El Salvador's wild countryside, the Flores brothers...
The Mezzogiorno Social Club
Ercole Gaudioso
2017
From Black Hand criminals to stand-up cops, from innocent victims and ordinary people to schemers and dreamers: a novel that chronicles one hundred years in the lives and relationships of those who have lived in New York City's Little Italy. A multi-generational, multi-dimensional tale that digs deep into the minds...
The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories is a collection of sudden fiction that compresses its narrative to deliver a variety of stories that alternate the flavour of a philosophical reflection with the whimsical enchantment of a fable with a twist. These stories also often dwell on the strange--and the...
The Morelli Thing
Frank Lentricchia
2015
After an old man with a dark past smashes the guitar of private investigator Eliot Conte's adopted child Angel, the man is mysteriously killed. The violence-prone Conte becomes the chief suspect. Angel, a gifted hacker, digs into the past of the old man only to discover a notorious cold case,...
The Nativity Scene
Eduardo De Filippo, Anthony Molino, Paul N. Feinberg
1997
Author of more than 60 plays and considered on a par with Pirandello, Eduardo De Filippo's signature piece, The Nativity Scene (Natale in Casa Cupiello, 1931), originally written in Neopolitan, is here presented for the first time in English translation.
The New Vine
Robert Marrone
2017
In post WWII Italy, Passero, the son of a winemaker killed by the Nazis, commits an impetuous act. He kidnaps a young orphaned girl and offers her up in exchange for his own freedom. His actions create a lifelong connection with her culminating in an adulterous affair in Toronto in...
The Other Shore
Antonio D'Alfonso
1989
This book of broken verses, broken thoughts, about broken feelings. This, a notebook without a beginning, without an end, only a flowing towards being, a growing; contradictions and explanations.
The Past at Our Feet
Lynn Diamond, Jo-Anne Elder
2004
In short fragments and understated language, three women brought together by the death of a family member offer insights into the moral and social climate of the last half of the 20th century in this book of prose poetry. Each woman recounts her own version of a shared history, revealing...
The Sandwoman
Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska, Luise von Flotow
1990
Ouellette-Michalska's feminism is subtle. She understands that repression imprisons men as well as women ... The Sandwoman is dense and opaque, very like the world it portrays. But although the mirror Ouellette-Michalska holds up is clouded, it does provide a fascinating reflection.
The Sea-Wave
Rolli
2016
A flash fiction novel, The Sea-Wave details the aftermath of the kidnapping by an elderly and emotionally damaged man of a severely disabled, wheelchair-bound, unusually bright, depressive 12-year-old girl incapable of speech. The novel consists of the girl's entries in her diary-like memorandum book, entries which relate her own, surprising...
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