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ISBN 978-0-910395-61-8
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Publication Date
January 1990
Page Count
147 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2


Goffredo Parise

In James Marcus's fluid translation, Abecedary's brief and moving vignettes combine a loving attention to the mundane and the everyday--meals and clothing, furniture and phone calls, flashes of landscape or weather--with an abundance of tangible detail, alluding always to that most intangible and fleeting of subjects: human feeling.
About the Author

Goffredo Parise was born in Italy in 1929. During his lifetime he published over a dozen volumes: novels, collections of stories, and essays. He died in 1986.

James Marcus, a translator, critic, and writer, lives in Seattle.

Natalia Ginzburg is the author of several works including Picolle Virtu (Little Virtues) and Famiglia (Family). She lives in Italy.

"Exquisite miniatures . . . some of Goffredo Parise's work is as subtle as James Joyce's." --New York Times Book Review

"Hypnotic, mood-inducing stories that cast a hard spell to shake." --Kirkus Reviews