Voices from the Plains by Gianni Celati

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The narrator of these fictional tales has set off on a walk along the valley of the River Po. The stories of the people he meets are presented in a series of episodes and anecdotes, throughout which the landscape of the Po becomes the unifying focus of attention.

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Gianni Celati, the author of ten books including The Adventures of Guizzardi and Voices from the Plains, is one of the best known and most popular Italian writers today. His work has been recognized with several of the most prestigious Italian literary prizes.Adria Bernardi's collection of short stories, In the Gathering Woods, was awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and her novel, The Day Laid on the Altar, won the Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize.
Published January 1, 1990 by Serpent's Tail. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In what amounts to a cantata, the narrators evaporate, leaving behind brief tales that establish the tellers' existences by recording their inability to overcome alienation and despair. Celati, an Ita

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