Tag Archives: Italian

Out This Month: November

Isra Isle by Nava Semel, translated by Jessica Cohen (Mandel Vilar Press, November 1) “This novel is inspired by a true historical event. Before Theodore Herzl there was Mordecai Manuel Noah, an American journalist, diplomat, playwright, and visionary. In September 1825 he bought Grand Island, downriver from Niagara Falls, from the local Native Americans as

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REVIEW: Eternal War: Armies of Saints by Livio Gambarini

translated by Kieren Bailey Acheron Books July 25, 2015 184 pages   I’ll tell you what’s been missing from your life: an Italian historical fantasy set in 13th-century Florence about longstanding family feuds and the spirits that guide them. That’s right. Eternal War: Armies of Saints weaves together Italian history, Christian figures, poetry (Dante makes

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