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60 popular italian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Italy. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Numero Zero by Umberto Eco EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder

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One, None and a Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
2017 Reprint of 1933 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Pirandello began writing it in 1909. In an autobiographical letter, published in 1924, the author refers to this work as the ..".bitterest of all, profoundly humoristic, about the decomposition of life...." Vitangelo, the protagonist, discovers by way of a completely irrelevant question that his wife poses to him that everyone he knows, and everyone he has ever met, has constructed a Vitangelo persona in their own imagination and that none of these personas corresponds to the... continue

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Seda by Alessandro Baricco ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
El autor presentaba la edición italiana de este libro, que tuvo un éxito extraordinario, con estas palabras: ésta no es una novela. Ni siquiera es un cuento. Esta es una historia. Empieza con un hombre que atraviesa el mundo, y acaba con un lago que perma


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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
These seven 'short lessons' guide us, with admirable clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the twentieth century and still continues to shake us today. In this short, playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Rovelli explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. In under one hundred pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. Not since Richard F... continue

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Silk by Alessandro Baricco EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Description:
In 1861 French silkworm merchant Hervé Joncour travels to Japan, where he encounters the mysterious Hara Kei. He develops a painful longing for Kei's beautiful concubine - but they cannot touch; they don't even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But the moment he does, Joncour is enslaved.Subtle, tender and surprising, Silk is an evocative tale of erotic possession.

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Sometimes the Soul : Two Novellas of Sicily by Gioia Timpanelli EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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"A Knot of Tears"--the story of a baroness and a sailor and his parrot; "Rusina, Not Quite in Love"--a "Beauty and the Beast" tale of a lovely young woman and a devastatingly ugly man who shows her the true meaning of beauty.

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Stål by Silvia Avallone SV

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
De bästa vännerna Anna och Francesca växer upp i ett nedslitet bostadskomplex i den toskanska kuststaden Piombino. I horisonten skymtar Elba, men på Via Stalingrado är det kring stålverket livet rör sig. Flickorna är tretton år, på väg att ta steget in i vuxenvärlden och är heta föremål för männens och pojkarnas blickar. De är prinsessor i ett fallfärdigt kungadöme och drömmer om ett liv tillsammans långt borta från föräldrarna och stålverket. Anna har stora... continue

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Tell me about it by Sacha Naspini EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Nives has recently lost her husband of fifty years. She didn't cry when she found him dead in the pig pen, she didn't cry at the funeral, but now loneliness has set in. When she decides to bring her favourite chicken inside for company, she is surprised to discover that the chicken's company is a more than adequate replacement for her dead husband.

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The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
"The Adventures of Pinocchio is a book by Carlo Collodi, first published in 1883. It tells the story of a poor carpenter named Geppetto who creates a marionette called Pinocchio. A full of mischief boy who gets into trouble the moment he is created, having adventures along the way. He meets lots of characters; one of which is a fairy, who eventually turns Pinocchio into a real boy after he saves her life."


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