CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRE-U ITALIAN


CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRE-U ITALIAN  MFL 2020-21

PART 1: TOPICS

L’ITALIA IN GIALLO


LITERATURE

CAMILLERI, ANDREA:  LA FORMA DELL’ACQUA
 The Shape of Water is the first in Andrea Camilleri's wry, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series, featuring Inspector Montalbano. 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
 Sellerio di Giorgianni.  ISBN: 9788838910173 - £9.10

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - SHAPE OF WATER
  Picador ISBN: 9781509850372 - £8.99

CAROFIGLIO, GIANRICO:  AD OCCHI CHIUSI
 Lawyer Guerrieri is approached by a young woman who claims her  ex-boyfriend of assault and battery.  However, as the ex-boyfriend is the son of a powerful local judge, taking the case could be career suicide of  Guerrieri.

 ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
    Sellerio di Giorgianni.  ISBN:  9788838919053 - £13.75

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - WALK IN THE DARK
   Bitter Lemon Press ISBN:  9781904738534 - £7.99

DE GIOVANNI,  MAURIZIO: IL SENSO DEL DOLORE
 Set in Mussolini’s Naples of the 1930s,  . Commissario Ricciardi investigates the murder of the world’s greatest tenor at the  Royal Theatre of San Carlo .

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
    Einaudi.  ISBN:  9788806213916 - £10.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - I WILL HAVE VENGEANCE
   World Noir  ISBN:  9781609454395 - £12.99

LA DONNA IN TEMPO DI GUERRA

FILM

LA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960  ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native  village of Ciociaria.  When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape. 

L’ITALIA E L’OLOCAUSTO


FILM

LA VITA È BELLA/LIFE IF BEAUTIFUL   (PG) 1998 ITALY  ROBERTO BENIGNI             £19.99
     Oscar winning film about a charming but  bumbling  Jewish waiter who must rely on his strengths to protect his family during the Second World War. 

LITERATURE

BASSANI, GIORGIO:  IL GIARDINO DEI FINZI-CONTINI
 Haunting, elegiac novel which captures the mood and atmosphere of Italy in the last summers of the thirties, focusing on an aristocratic Jewish family moving imperceptibly towards its doom.

 ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
    Gruppo Editoriale Mursia  ISBN:  9788842517726 - £10.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS
   Penguin  ISBN:   9780141188362 - £9.99

CARMINATI, CHIARA:  FUORI FUOCO
 “When the war broke out, we were all happy." 13 year old  Jole, say in the summer of 1914. However it will not take long for her  to understand the consequences and suffering the conflict will bring. 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
  Bompiani   ISBN:   9788845272592 - £12.50

LEVI, PRIMO:  SE QUESTO È UN UOMO
  Primo Levi's account of life as a concentration camp prisoner.

 ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Einaudi  ISBN:   9788806131722 - £11.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - IF THIS IS A MAN
   Abacus  ISBN:    9780349100135 - £9.99

VIGANÒ, RENATA:  L’AGNESE VA A MORIRE
   Wartime and Agnes and Palita live a quiet routine life, but soon the conflict breaks into their lives. 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Einaudi  ISBN:   9788806222178 - £10.95

VISIONI DI ROMA

FILM

LA DOLCE VITA (15) 1960 ITALY B/W  FELLINI, FEDERICO           £19.99
     The story of a reporter’s encounter with the ‘sweet life’ and the  unhappy people  who lead   it.  
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA/THE GREAT BEAUTY (15) 2013    ITALY  SORRENTINO PAOLO     £15.99
    Accomplished journalist learns of the death of a former lover and is  confronted with the fragility of life.
ROMA (15) 1972  FELLINI, FEDERICO       £15.99
     Autobiographical look at Rome.

IL TEATRO DI DARIO FO


FO, DARIO: MISTERO BUFFO
   A series of brief monologues with Biblical themes

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Guanda ISBN:   9788823520202 - £18.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - PLAYS 1
   Abacus  ISBN:     9780413154200 - £17.99
FO, DARIO: MORTE ACCIDENTALE DI UN ANARCHICO
  A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Einaudi  ISBN: 9788823521049 - £10.99

ENGLISH TRANSLATION 
PLAYS 1
   Abacus  ISBN: 9780413154200 - £17.99
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
   Methuen Drama ISBN: 9780413156105 - £10.99

FO, DARIO:  SOTTO PAGA! NON SI PAGA! - OUT OF PRINT AT PRESENT

PART 2: TEXTS

BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI:  DECAMERON 
(Introduction, Day 1 i, Day 2 ix, Day 3 i,
Day 4 i, Day 4 v, Day 5 iv, Day 5 x, Day 6 iv, Day 6 x, Day 8 vii, Day 10 x,
Conclusion)
Note: The Roman numerals denote the number of the story on a
respective day.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
   BUR Biblioteca Univerzale Rizzoli ISBN:  9788817018562 - £12.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
   Penguin  ISBN: 9780140449303 - £11.99
   Wordsworth  ISBN: 9781840221336- £3.99

ON DVD
IL DECAMERON (18) 1970 ITALY  PASOLINI, PIER PAOLO DVD -  £19.99  BLU RAY - £24.99          

DE CRESCENZO, LUCIANO:  COSÌ PARLÒ BELLAVISTA
 A collection of facts and anecdotes about Naples

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Mondadori  ISBN:  9788804683476 - £12.75

DE FILIPPO, EDUARDO:  NAPOLI MILIONARIA! 
  The play examines the plight of the poor and the moral corruption of the wartime black market of Naples.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Einaudi  ISBN:  9788806065850 - £10.50

DELEDDA, GRAZIA:  CANNE AL VENTO
  Set in the barren lands of Sardinia, the novel involves the themes of poverty, honor and superstition. 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Mondadori ISBN:    9788804487722  - £9.25

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - REEDS IN THE WIND
   Italica Press   ISBN:    9780934977630 - £14.99

FERRANTE, ELENA:  L’AMICA GENIALE
  Set in an impoverished Naples of the 1950s, two young girls, Elena and Lila, form a life long friendship.  Years later, Elena, now in her 60s, receives a phone call informing her of Lila's disappearance and begins to reflect on their friendship.

 ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     E/O  ISBN: 9788866320326 - £19.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
    Europa Editions ISBN: 9781609450786  - £12.99

ON DVD 
L'AMICA GENIALE /MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (12) 2018 ITALY     DVD - £20.99   BLU RAY - £24.99
 All eight episodes of the Italian miniseries based on Elena Ferrante's novel.

LEOPARDI, GIACOMO:  CANTI 
(All’Italia (i), Il passero solitario (xi), L’infinito
(xii), La sera del dì di festa (xiii), Alla luna (xiv), Alla sua donna (xviii),
A Silvia (xxi), La quiete dopo la tempesta (xxiv), A se stesso (xxviii),
Il tramonto della luna (xxxiii), La ginestra / Il fiore del deserto (xxxiv))
Note: The Roman numerals in brackets refer to the definitive order as
given in editions rather than chronological order.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Feltrinelli  ISBN:  9788807902093 - £13.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION 
   Penguin  ISBN:  9780141193878 - £14.99

LEVI, CARLO:  CRISTO SI È FERMATO A EBOLI
  Exiled to a remote and barren corner of Italy for his opposition to Mussolini, Carlo Levi entered a world cut off from history and the state, hedged in by custom and sorrow.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
    Einaudi  ISBN:  9788806219345 - £10.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI
   Penguin  ISBN: 9780141183213 - £9.99

TABUCCHI, ANTONIO:  SOSTIENE PEREIRA
  In the sweltering summer of 1938, with Lisbon in the grip of Portugal's fascist dictatorship, out of nowhere a young man arrives on an elderly widower's doorstep. Lonely and overweight, Dr Pereira lives a quiet, monotonous existence. But when the charismatic Monteiro Rossi bursts into his life, everything changes.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXT
     Feltrinelli Traveller  ISBN: 9788807883040 - £10.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - PEREIRA MAINTAINS
    Canongate Books  ISBN:  9781782116318 - £8.99

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