WorldCat Identities

King, Martha 1928-

Works: 20 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 2,590 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographical fiction  Short stories  Novels  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martha King
Her husband by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of her first novel, Livia Roncella and her husband Giustino Boggiolo leave their provincial southern Italian hometown and move to Rome
New Italian women : a collection of short fiction( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkness : fiction by Dacia Maraini( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seeds for the twelve interconnected crime stories in Darkness came from the pages of the Italian daily papers. In sparse prose that echoes the files of a police report, Dacia Maraini gives a resounding voice to the string of victims who receive only fleeting mention in the media each day. Among them is twelve-year-old Viollca, an Albanian sold into prostitution by her parents, who hope she will soon return with enough money to pay for her dowry and a new roof. And the boy Tano, who brings charges of physical abuse against his father. Two years and the death of his younger brother pass before anyone at the police station will believe him
My name, a living memory by Giorgio Van Straten( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The name presages a journey through history that flings Hartog's descendants as far afield as San Francisco, London, Odessa, Sao Paolo, and Tbilisi. They witness the Gold Rush, the Russian Revolution, the Stalinist purges, and, finally the Holocaust. Some are uprooted by business interests, including the author's grandfather, who moved to Genoa in 1913, losing one of the A's in his surname along the way."--Jacket
Elias Portolu by Grazia Deledda( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After serving time in mainland Italy for a minor theft, Elias Portolu returns home to Nuoro, in rural Sardinia. Lonely and vulnerable after his prison exile, he falls in love with Maddalena, his brother's fiancee. He finds himself trapped by social and religious strictures, his passion and guilt winding into a spiral of anguish and paralyzing indecision. For guidance he turns to the village priest, who advises him to resist temptation; then he turns to the pagan "father of the woods," who recognizes the weakness of human will and urges him to declare his love before it is too late. Finally Elias chooses a course that provides a measure of redemption but forces him into a position from which he can only helphlessly observe the results of his affair."--Back cover
The signorina and other stories by Anna Banti( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Banti's stories portray the ageless conflict between the expectations of society and the aspirations of the individual. In "Uncertain Vocations," the young Ofelia becomes a pianist after her marriage prospects fail, but self-doubt turns her success into miserable mediocrity. In the futuristic "The Women Are Dying," men acquire a new evolutionary ability; women, lacking that ability, are consigned to the status of an inferior race. "Joveta of Betania," set in the time of the Crusades, follows the daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem as she escapes to a life of seclusion as an abbess - a life that becomes for her a source of proud freedom and deep bitterness
Reeds in the wind by Grazia Deledda( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella casa di Pintor, Ruth, Noemi, Ester, discendenti da una famiglia nobile andata in rovina, il servo Efix con grande fatica riesce a conservare il decoro, coltivando l'ultimo podere rimasto. In passato una quarta sorella, Lia, era fuggita in continente e Efix era stato involontariamente causa della morte del padre che cercava di fermarla. Morta anche Lia, torna alla casa materna Giacinto, suo figlio, un giovane dissoluto che manda in rovina le zie. Noemi, legata da un ambiguo sentimento al nipote, rifiuta le nozze con don Predu a cui era stato venduto il podere. Efix che si era allontanato dalla casa da lui creduta maledetta per sua colpa, vi fa ritorno e muore il giorno stesso delle nozze tra Noemi e don Predu, avendo ritrovato la pace
Teresa by Neera( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the late 19th century in the Po Valley near Cremona, Italy. Teresa Caccia is the eldest daughter in the family with a lot of responsibility to care for her aging father and younger siblings. She falls in love with Orlandi but her family obligations prevent them from creating a life together until her siblings marry and move on
Voices from a time : a novel by Silvia Bonucci( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the dawn of the twentieth century until World War II, members of a Jewish family in Trieste experienced great historical and cultural events the birth of Freudian psychoanalysis, World War I, the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that turned Trieste into an Italian city, Fascism
After the war : a collection of short fiction by postwar Italian women( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grazia Deledda : a legendary life by Martha King( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What made a young Sardinian women in the nineteenth century think that she could become a famous writer, especially considering the time and her position, her gender and lack of education? Yet Grazia Deledda achieved such status in the literary world that publishers in Italy vied for her fiction. Nearly seventy years after her death, her novels continue to be reprinted and translated, and critical appreciation of her work continues to grow. This--the first full length biography of Deledda in English for an adult audience--is the story of a woman who overcame obstacles that would discourage most people, and went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926"--Back cover
Game plan for a novel by Gianna Manzini( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1945, Gianna Manzini (Pistoia, 1896-Rome, 1974) wrote "Game Plan for a Novel"--Her first novel to now appear in English -- which takes its shape as an explanation of the genesis and development of a novel written as a letter to her publisher"--Provided by publisher
The mystery of Simonetta by Claudio Angelini( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the many masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence are two of the world's best-loved and most enigmatic paintings, Botticelli's "La Primavera" and "Birth of Venus." The woman chosen to portray the springtime and the goddess of love was the great muse of the Renaissance, whose beauty inspired painters, poets, and philosophers. Simonetta Vespucci was the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal, with her blonde tresses, pale skin, and languid gaze. Although she became immortal through art and lived on in the city's memory, she died at the tender age of twenty-two in obscure circumstances. Claudio Angelini makes the world of Renaissance Florence come alive in a work that is part historical fiction, part mystery, and part journey through time."--Jacket
Tosca dei gatti by Gina Lagorio( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritratto in piedi : romanzo by Gianna Manzini( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first English translation of "Ritratto in piedi," winner of the Premio Campiello 1971, this semi-autobiographical novel portrays the artistic, intellectual and emotional relationship between Gianna Manzini and her father, Giuseppe, a noted Italian anarchist, publisher and writer who died in exile in 1925"--Provided by publisher
The bitter taste of strangers' bread : an Italian immigrant in America by Elena Gianini Belotti( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanism and secularization : from Petrarch to Valla by Riccardo Fubini( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Renaissance movement known as humanism eventually spread from Italy through all of western Europe, transforming early modern culture in ways that are still being felt and debated. Central to these debates - and to this book - is the question of whether (and how) the humanist movement contributed to the secularization of Western cultural traditions at the end of the Middle Ages. A preeminent scholar of Italian humanism, Riccardo Fubini approaches this question in a new way - by redefining the problem of secularization more carefully to show how humanists can at once be secularizers and religious thinkers. The resuIt is a provocative vision of the humanist movement."
The influence of Byron on Italian culture by Martha King( )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosima by Grazia Deledda( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book tells the story of an aspiring female writer who grows up during the last decades of 19th century Sardinia. Formal education for women was rare at that time, and literary careers virtually unheard of. It describes the young woman's struggle against the disapproval of her family and friends at her creative ambitions, but it also contains rich details of family life and rural traditions
La musique des aveugles by Raffaele Viviani( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Viviani sets each of the seven scenes of the play in a different quarter of the city through which Toledo passes. Two groups are contrasted in the play-- the wealthy free-livers who are able to indulge themsevles in the Neapolitan nightlife and those who struggle to make a living in the cold night air"--Page 64
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Her husband
New Italian women : a collection of short fictionDarkness : fictionMy name, a living memoryElias PortoluThe signorina and other storiesReeds in the windTeresaVoices from a time : a novel
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