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The Resource Lost words, Nicola Gardini ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore

Lost words, Nicola Gardini ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore

Label
Lost words
Title
Lost words
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Gardini ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Inside an apartment building on the outskirts of Milan, the working-class residents gossip, quarrel, and conspire against each other. Viewed through the eyes of Chino, an impressionable thirteen-year-old boy whose mother is the doorwoman of the building, the world contained within these walls is tiny, hypocritical, and mean-spirited: a constant struggle. Chino finds escape in reading. One day, a new resident, Amelia Lynd, moves in and quickly becomes an unlikely companion and a formative influence on Chino. Ms. Lynd -- an elderly, erudite British woman -- comes to nurture his taste in literature, introduces him to the life of the mind, and offers a counterpoint to the only version of reality that he's known. On one level, Lost Words is an engrossing coming-of--age tale set in the seventies, when Italy was going through tumultuous social changes, and on another, it is a powerful meditation on language, literature, and culture." --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardini, Nicola
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4867.A7225
LC item number
P37113 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954 August 24-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moore, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Teenage boys
  • Older women
  • Mentoring
  • Milan (Italy)
Label
Lost words, Nicola Gardini ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2012 [Milano : Feltrinell] as Le parole perdute di Amelia Lynd" --Verso title page
Bar code
  • 31223117346453
  • 31223117346487
  • 31223117346495
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780811224765
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015038045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 907103798
  • (OCoLC)922691417
Label
Lost words, Nicola Gardini ; translated from the Italian by Michael F. Moore
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2012 [Milano : Feltrinell] as Le parole perdute di Amelia Lynd" --Verso title page
Bar code
  • 31223117346453
  • 31223117346487
  • 31223117346495
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780811224765
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015038045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 907103798
  • (OCoLC)922691417

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