The Smell of Hay (Penguin Translated Texts)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141192123: The Smell of Hay (Penguin Translated Texts)

A new translation of Giorgio Bassani's haunting collection of short stories that evoke 1930s Ferrara, with an introduction by Ali Smith.

Isolated lives and a lost world are evoked in these memorable stories set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930s Ferrara. A young man's unrequited love; a strange disappearance; a faded hotel; a lonely funfair; the smell of mown hay at the gates of the Jewish Cemetery - these vivid, impressionistic snapshots build a picture of life's brevity and intensity. Part of the sequence including The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, and featuring people and places from these novels, The Smell of Hay is told with a voice that is by turns intimate, ironic, elegiac and rueful.

This new translation contains two pieces, added by Bassani to his earlier collection, which have never appeared in English before.

'Powerful new translations . . . Bassani began as a poet, and McKendrick's redelivery of this taut uncompromising fiction reveals resonance and generosity' Ali Smith

'Giorgio Bassani is one of the great witnesses of this century, and one of its great artists' Guardian

Giorgio Bassani (1916-2000) was an Italian poet, novelist and editor. The Smell of Hay is the last in a series of six works collected together as Il romanzo di Ferrara. Other works in the cycle include The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, which received the Viareggio Prize and inspired an Academy Award-winning film adaptation by Vittorio de Sica, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, and Within the Walls (originally published as Five Stories of Ferrara), which won the Strega Prize.

Jamie McKendrick is a poet and translator. His translations of Bassani's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis and The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles are already available as Penguin Modern Classics, and he is in the process of translating the rest of the Romanzo di Ferrara cycle anew.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Giorgio Bassani is one of the great witnesses of this century, and one of its great artists ( Guardian)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A new translation of Giorgio Bassani s haunting collection of short stories that evoke 1930s Ferrara, with an introduction by Ali Smith. Isolated lives and a lost world are evoked in these memorable stories set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930s Ferrara. A young man s unrequited love; a strange disappearance; a faded hotel; a lonely funfair; the smell of mown hay at the gates of the Jewish Cemetery - these vivid, impressionistic snapshots build a picture of life s brevity and intensity. Part of the sequence including The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, and featuring people and places from these novels, The Smell of Hay is told with a voice that is by turns intimate, ironic, elegiac and rueful. This new translation contains two pieces, added by Bassani to his earlier collection, which have never appeared in English before. Powerful new translations.Bassani began as a poet, and McKendrick s redelivery of this taut uncompromising fiction reveals resonance and generosity . (Ali Smith). Giorgio Bassani is one of the great witnesses of this century, and one of its great artists . (Guardian). Giorgio Bassani (1916-2000) was an Italian poet, novelist and editor. The Smell of Hay is the last in a series of six works collected together as Il romanzo di Ferrara. Other works in the cycle include The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, which received the Viareggio Prize and inspired an Academy Award-winning film adaptation by Vittorio de Sica, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, and Within the Walls (originally published as Five Stories of Ferrara), which won the Strega Prize. Jamie McKendrick is a poet and translator. His translations of Bassani s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis and The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles are already available as Penguin Modern Classics, and he is in the process of translating the rest of the Romanzo di Ferrara cycle anew. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS, 2014. Book Condition: New. A collection of short stories that evokes isolated lives and a lost world in stories that are set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930s Ferrara. Translator(s): McKendrick, Jamie. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 8. Weight in Grams: 96. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A new translation of Giorgio Bassani s haunting collection of short stories that evoke 1930s Ferrara, with an introduction by Ali Smith. Isolated lives and a lost world are evoked in these memorable stories set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930s Ferrara. A young man s unrequited love; a strange disappearance; a faded hotel; a lonely funfair; the smell of mown hay at the gates of the Jewish Cemetery - these vivid, impressionistic snapshots build a picture of life s brevity and intensity. Part of the sequence including The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, and featuring people and places from these novels, The Smell of Hay is told with a voice that is by turns intimate, ironic, elegiac and rueful. This new translation contains two pieces, added by Bassani to his earlier collection, which have never appeared in English before. Powerful new translations.Bassani began as a poet, and McKendrick s redelivery of this taut uncompromising fiction reveals resonance and generosity . (Ali Smith). Giorgio Bassani is one of the great witnesses of this century, and one of its great artists . (Guardian). Giorgio Bassani (1916-2000) was an Italian poet, novelist and editor. The Smell of Hay is the last in a series of six works collected together as Il romanzo di Ferrara. Other works in the cycle include The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, which received the Viareggio Prize and inspired an Academy Award-winning film adaptation by Vittorio de Sica, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, and Within the Walls (originally published as Five Stories of Ferrara), which won the Strega Prize. Jamie McKendrick is a poet and translator. His translations of Bassani s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis and The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles are already available as Penguin Modern Classics, and he is in the process of translating the rest of the Romanzo di Ferrara cycle anew. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Giorgio Bassani
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 8mm. A new translation of Giorgio Bassani's haunting collection of short stories that evoke 1930s Ferrara, with an introduction by Ali Smith. Isolated lives and a lost world are evoked in these memorable .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 112 pages. 0.088. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS. Book Condition: New. A collection of short stories that evokes isolated lives and a lost world in stories that are set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930s Ferrara. Translator(s): McKendrick, Jamie. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 8. Weight in Grams: 96. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by Penguin Classics 2014-08-07|NU-GRD-05124195 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics 2014-08-07|NU-GRD-05124195, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9780141192123. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05124195

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Giorgio Bassani
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; A new translation of Giorgio Bassani's haunting collection of short stories that evoke 1930s Ferrara, with an introduction by Ali Smith. Isolated lives and a lost world are evoked in these memorable stories set in the Jewish-Italian community of 1930s Ferrara. A young man's unrequited love; a strang. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141192123_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Giorgio Bassani
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141192127. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141192127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by Penguin Classics (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.20
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Giorgio Bassani
Published by Penguin Classics (2014)
ISBN 10: 0141192127 ISBN 13: 9780141192123
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GA9780141192123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.36
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book