Goldstein, Ann (Übers.)

The Street Kids

Verlag: Europa Editions / Erscheinungsjahr: 2016 / 240 S. / Kartonierter Einband (Kt) / H21.1 cm x B13.7 cm x D2.5 cm 307 g


The "provocative" novel about hard-living teenagers in poverty-stricken postwar Rome, by the renowned Italian filmmaker (The New York Times).Set during the post-World War II years in the Rome of the borgate-outlying neighborhoods beset by poverty and deprivation-The Street Kids tells the story of a group of adolescents belonging to the urban underclass. Living hand-to-mouth, Riccetto and his friends eke out an existence doing odd jobs, committing petty crimes, and prostituting themselves. Rooted in the neorealist movement of the 1950s, The Street Kids is a tender, heart-rending tribute to an entire social class in danger of being forgotten.Heavily censored and criticized, lambasted by much of the general public upon its publication, The Street Kids nevertheless had a force and vitality that eventually led to its being considered a masterpiece. This new translation comes from Ann Goldstein, the acclaimed translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels.


A contemporary classic Italian novel, first published in 1955, from film director, poet, writer and political thinker Pier Paolo Pasolini, who died in 1975. Translated by Ann Goldstein. *Also appeared in April Buyer's Notes*

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Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in 1922. He was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Throughout his life he exhibited extraordinary cultural versatility and became a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial, since his death in 1975, Pasolini has come to be seen as a visionary thinker and a major figure in italian literature and art. American literary critic Harold Bloom considered Pasolini to be a major 20th-century poet and included his works in his collection of the Western Canon.Ann Goldstein is an editor at The New Yorker. Her translations for Europa Editions include novels by Amara Lakhous, Alessandro Piperno, and Elena Ferrante's bestselling My Brilliant Friend. She lives in New York.