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  • Machiavelli in other languages

    Together with the Divina Commedia and Pinocchio, Niccolò Machiavelli’s Il Principe is the best-known and most translated work in Italian literature, as well as being, to an even greater extent than the other two works, quintessentially reflective in the collective imagination of the culture from which it originates (which, it has to be said, is not always exactly positive!).

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  • From Copenaghen: an interview with Marie Andersen, head of the Palomar publishing house

    Palomar is a small independent Danish publishing house and was founded in 2015 with the aim of publishing Italian literature of a certain level.

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  • Italian books in Finland

    The history of literary translations in Finnish starts at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but the first works to be translated directly from Italian were not published until the end of the nineteenth century. Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden until 1809 and the language of the educated classes, but also many other people, was Swedish, while less educated people spoke mainly Finnish. Translations from foreign languages made an important contribution to the rise in status of Finnish as a literary language.

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  • Alessandro Manzoni in other languages

    Alessandro Manzoni’s works became quickly known and were already widely read in Europe during the nineteenth century. France, Germany and Spain were the countries in which his works were most successful, where, in addition to I promessi sposi, there were also translations of Il Conte di Carmagnola and Adelchi, Il cinque maggio, Inni sacri and Osservazioni sulla morale cattolica.

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  • Italian books in Bulgaria

    Literature has always played a primary role in the cultural relations between Italy and Bulgaria.

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  • Italian books in Russia

    There is a long history as regards collaboration between Italy and Russia in the field of literature, with numerous initiatives in this sector.

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  • Tozzi in other languages

    Tozzi is a difficult author and when you read any of his works, you must accept that it is a challenge.

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  • Elsa Morante in other languages

    The international success of the books of Elsa Morante more or less mirrors her publishing success and popularity in Italy.

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