Short Stories in Italian

New Penguin Parallel Texts

Short Stories in Italian

This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Italian and in English translation. Including stories by Calvino, Benni, Sciascia and Levi, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Italian culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.

Perpetuum Mobile

Il Segreto per Non Morire

Perpetuum Mobile

Giuseppe Tartini è un giovane violinista che come tanti, per realizzare i propri sogni, è posto davanti al dilemma se seguire la via più giusta per raggiungerli o affidarsi a percorsi più rapidi, ma oscuri. All'inizio del XVIII secolo egli si impossessa, con l'inganno, di alcuni spartiti musicali, dando così inizio ad una vita di grandi successi, ma travagliata. L'intelligenza e l'intraprendenza gli consentiranno di progredire negli studi della più varia natura, tra cui la Magia e la Teurgia, e quindi di scoprire il segreto per non morire. Molti anni dopo, la vita del conte decaduto, Andrè D'Aguilles, attento studioso di antropologia del Sud-est europeo, viene sconvolta dalle Guerre Napoleoniche. Audace ufficiale di cavalleria verrà involontariamente risucchiato nella terribile Crisi di Vampirismo che sconvolgeva l'area carpato-balcanico-danubiana. Fra Moravia, Regno d'Ungheria e Balkan selvaggio, fra indovinelli, saggi ebrei sefarditi, duelli, dolore, morte, sangue e folklore si sviluppa la caccia al misterioso Signore dei Vampiri. Tartini, Paganini e Andrè simboleggiano il Male e il Bene, e le scelte che fin da giovani si è chiamati a fare.

Africa

notiziario dell'Associazione fra le imprese italiane in Africa

Africa


The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice, Premium Second Edition

The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice, Premium Second Edition

Gain the essential grammar skills needed to communicate more confidently in Italian! Developing a good grasp of grammar is key to mastering a foreign language. This popular guide provides comprehensive coverage of all the elements of Italian grammar. Each grammatical concept is clarified and then illustrated with lively example sentences. More than 350 exercises provide you with plenty of practice to apply this knowledge in everyday conversation. The exercises are contextualized with scene-setting instructions in Italian to ensure relevance to practice conversational and writing requirements. With this edition, you’ll also have access to the unique McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app featuring extensive audio recordings and interactive quizzes. The app makes it easy to study on-the-go, test your comprehension, and hone your new language skills. The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice features: •Clear, concise explanations of all the grammar topics, illustrated with examples from everyday life•More than 350 engaging exercises with an answer key to help you master Italian grammar and vocabulary•Vocabulary boxes providing the terms and expressions that will increase your ability to express yourself•Cultural notes that enhance the effectiveness of the grammar exercises while acquainting you with contemporary Italy •Extensive audio exercises and quizzes available via the McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app

The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice

The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice

Review + Practice = Confident Communication in Italian! Focused on the needs of advanced beginners to advanced students, The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice will transform the way you look at Italian grammar--from a set of easily forgotten rules to stepping stones toward accurate and confident communication. Combining concise review with extensive practice, this book provides the ultimate way to polish your Italian-language skills. The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice offers: Clear, concise explanations of all the grammar topics, illustrated with examples from everyday life More than 350 exercises with an answer key to help you master Italian grammar and vocabulary Vocabulary boxes providing the terms and expressions that will increase your ability to express yourself Cultural notes enhancing the effectiveness of the grammar exercises while acquainting learners with contemporary Italy Expand your knowledge of grammar parts such as: The present tense of irregular verbs * Passato prossimo * Gerunds * Gender of nouns * The pronoun ne * Possessive adjectives * Prefixes * Cardinal numbers * Imperatives * and much more