by Maria Corti

...A flawless translation...a tale that reverberates in the 20th century on different levels, making observations about class, gender and politics. (Publishers Weekly)

Otranto is...a detailed and poetic inquiry into the small, everyday things of life to which we don’t always pay the attention they deserve and which are, after all, the essence of existence. (America Oggi)

...an inventive form that keeps replaying the historical event in a way that conveys the quicksilver shifts of reality;... a deft, sensitive translation by Jessie Bright. (Small Press)

This is an extraordinary, enjoyable novel with memorable characters. It is an excellent example of the historical novel.... With Otranto, Italica Press continues to bring readers translations of some of Italy’s most outstanding authors. (L’Italo Americano)

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