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Postcard fiction and style in translation

For my blog on what’s being published about Italy and what Italians are writing, go to its new home at www.literarylifeinitaly.co. Read on if you want to know more about the mechanics of translation, or if you just fancy a laugh out loud at some funny postcard fiction translated from Italian into English. Asymptote and First…

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Italo Calvino’s The Two Hunchbacks in translation

Last week I took part in a recital featuring Italo Calvino at the sort-of local library (40km away, the downside of Escaping To The Country) where I’m a voluntary reader. We delved into Calvino’s world of ogres, bandits, princes, witches, priests, kings, thieves and …..hunchbacks which, in my case, was also the world of the I Due Gobbi. The Two…

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