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Mazzarella, Silvester

Overview
Works: 36 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 2,259 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, tra
Classifications: PQ4912.O69, 853.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Silvester Mazzarella
The last man standing by Davide Longo( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy in 2025 is on the brink of collapse: borders are closed, banks withhold money, armed gangs of drug-fuelled youths roam the countryside. Leonardo was a well-known writer and academic before a sex scandal ended his marriage and career. He takes refuge in his remote vineyard home, but nowhere is safe with society at the tipping point of anarchy. His ex-wife entrusts him with his daughter, Lucia, and another child by her second marriage. But when their home is ransacked, they see no choice but to try to cross to France. Sleeping rough and scavenging as best they can, they face horror and violence unlike any they have encountered before. Leonardo will come to understand that if he is to bring the children to safety he must confront evil head on and, in doing so, shed every trace of his former self
Accabadora : a novel by Michela Murgia( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bonaria adopts Maria, the unloved fourth child of a widow, she tries to shield the girl from the truth about her role as an angel of mercy. Moved by the pleas of a young man crippled in an accident, she breaks her golden rule of familial consent, and in the recriminations that follow, Maria rejects her and flees Sardinia for Turin. Adrift in the big city, Maria strives as ever to find love and acceptance, but her efforts are overshadowed by the creeping knowledge of a debt unpaid, of a duty and destiny that must one day be hers
The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories by Tove Jansson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An NYRB Classics Original Tove Jansson excelled at the brief tale, writing stories that in their short spans unfold to reveal entire worlds. This is true of her internationally syndicated cartoon strip about a family of hippo-like creatures, the Moomins; of her beloved Moomin novels; and of her best-selling books for adults, like The Summer Book. Until now, however, Jansson's short stories have been nearly impossible to find in the United States. This volume brings together, for the first time in English, a generous selection of stories from the most fruitful period of her career, from her earliest collected stories, dating from the early 1970s, to her mature work, written not long before her death in 2001. In them are moments of the sublime and the mundane, as well as small heroisms and large griefs. Unsentimental, yet kind and humane, Jansson's short stories complement and enlarge our understanding of a giant of world literature
Gregorius by Bengt Ohlsson( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Marketing: "Both a riveting novel on its own merits and an astonishing gloss on an earlier masterpiece."--Margaret Atwood. Bengt Ohlsson, one of Sweden's most successful young writers, has responded to the classic "Doctor Glas" with "Gregorius," which is the voice of Pastor Gregorius over the course of what could be his last and fateful summer. Gregorius is a rancorous, malodorous, and unattractive figure married to a girl young enough to be his granddaughter. But his sense of his own mortality, of his personal inadequacy, and his tenuous hold on happiness are uniquely absorbing and haunting. It is a compelling study of loneliness, longing, and the nature of love, the desires that bring people together and the fears that keep them apart
A winter book : selected stories by Tove Jansson( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the 20th century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose
Travelling light by Tove Jansson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translated collection of stories brilliantly evokes the shifting scenes and restlessness of summer. A professor arrives in a beautiful Spanish village only to find that her host has left and she must cope with fractious neighbours alone; a holiday on a Finnish island is thrown into disarray when a disconcerting young boy arrives
Stirpe by Marcello Fois( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Giuseppe Mundula first sees Michele Angelo Chironi across the corridor of a Sardinian orphanage, the reserved blacksmith realises he has found the son and heir he never knew he needed. And when, a few years later, Michele himself looks down from a church rooftop and sees the beautiful Mercede, the quiet orphan realises he has found the woman he will marry. So begins Marcello Fois' magisterial domestic epic of the lives and loves of the Chironi family, as they struggle through war and fascism
Tove Jansson : life, art, words : the authorised biography by Boel Westin( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. However, the Moomins were only a part of her prodigious output. Already admired as a painter, cartoonist and illustrator, she would go on to write a series of classic novels and short stories. She remains Scandinavia's best loved author. In this meticulously researched biography, Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Tove Jansson's artistic and writing life: from her emergence as a talented artist and illustrator, through her extraordinary creation of the Moomins and the later years of writing novels such as 'the summer book.'--
Bramard's case by Davide Longo( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a year, Corso Bramard receives a message from the man who destroyed his life. He left the police after a serial killer he was tracking murdered his wife and daughter, but fifteen years later he is still taunted by his old adversary. Mocking letters arrive at his home outside Turin, always from a different country, always typed on the same 1972 Olivetti. But this time the killer may have gone too far. A hair left in the envelope of his latest letter provides a vital clue. Bramard is a teacher now - no gun, no badge, just a score to settle. Isa, an academy graduate whose talent just about outweighs her attitude is assigned to fight his corner. They're a mismatched team, but if they work together they have a chance to unmask the killer before he strikes again - and to uncover a devastating secret that will cut Corso Barmard to the bone
The poet who created herself : the complete letters of Edith Södergran to Hagar Olsson with Hagar Olsson's commentary and the complete letters of Edith Södergran to Elmer Diktonius by Edith Södergran( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edith Sodergran's vital, compelling and very personal poems have been translated in many languages, and several times into English. Written for the most part when she was dying of tuberculosis in a remote Finnish frontier village only a short train journey away from revolutionary Petrograd, they are a major contribution to European modernism. These letters are almost all the remains to us of her work, apart from the poetry. The most personal of them were written between 1919 and 1923 to two like-minded young Finland-Swedish writers, Hagar Olsson and Elmer Diktonius. They are unusually spontaneous and show Sodergran in many moods, passionate and caring, intransigent, desperate for human contact, and racked by religious doubts that threaten to stifle the very poetry for which she lived. The collection is accompanied by an introduction and notes which both contextualize the letters and greatly enhance our understanding of Sodergran's life and poetry."--BOOK JACKET
Imago by Eva-Marie Liffner( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1938. A corpse is found in a peat bog in Schleswig-Holstein, a tiny but hotly contested fragment of Europe's coastal landscape between Germany and Denmark. The body is that of a nineteenth-century soldier bent double underneath his coat - a disquieting reminder of old ferocious battles just when a new world war is about to begin. Three men - a Danish policeman, a young German-Jewish refugee and a German professor - venture out into the quagmire to find clues to the mummified soldier's identity. Soon afterwards, the professor disappears. It is the year 2000. Esme Olsen, a cleaner in the Institute for Historical Studies in Copenhagen, stumbles upon documents concerning the find in the bog while cleaning up after a party. A quirky amateur historian, she can't resist "borrowing" the documents to read. Thus begins a many-layered journey into the past, both real and imagined. Esme's childhood, her relationship with her eccentric father, the particular opulence of 1960s American automobiles, a packet of letters to the writer J. D. Salinger, the young soldier's drunken rape and the discovery of the German professor's body down a well are subtly interwoven to create a multivalent tale of mystery, memory and remembrance
Nel tempo di mezzo by Marcello Fois( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vincenzo Chironi sets foot for the first time on the island of Sardinia - 'a raft in the middle of the Mediterranean' - in 1943, a year of famine and malaria. All he has with him is an old document as proof of his name and date of birth, but to find out who he really is he has had to undertake an even more stressful journey than the one he has just faced in the steamer from mainland Italy to Sardinia. At Nuoro he will find his grandfather, a master blacksmith, who will act as a substitute father but also as an accomplice to him, and his aunt Marianna, who greets the unexpected arrival of a previously unknown nephew as an opportunity to redeem a life previously afflicted by misfortune. Years later, when the presence of Vincenzo Chironi in Nuoro seems to have become taken for granted, as natural as the sea and rocks, his blood asserts itself. Vincenzo meets Cecilia, a beautiful girl with eyes of an undefinable shade who is a wartime refugee from elsewhere in Sardinia, and falling in love seems the only course open to either of them. Never mind that she is already engaged to Nicola, a boy with whom Vincenzo is indirectly connected by marriage through his aunt Marianna ...Even if it may be a fact that disobedience must involve punishment , it may also be true that love cannot avoid adding the latest link to an endless chain."--Provided by publisher
Memoirs of a bitch by Francesca Petrizzo( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen of Troy tells her own story, and so from the myth emerges a living, breathing woman of flesh and blood
Doctor Carl Linnaeus, physician by Nils-Erik Landell( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A winter book by Tove Jansson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Winter Book?Selected Stories by Tove Jansson_Translated from the Swedish by Kingsley Hart, Silvester Mazzarella and David McDuff.??INTRODUCED BY ALI SMITH Following the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Summer Book, here is a Winter Book collection of some of Tove Jansson's best loved and most famous stories. Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the twentieth century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and home truths. It has been selected and is introduced by Ali Smith.??The Winter B
The textile history of Whitby, 1700-1914 : a lively coastal town between the North Sea and North York Moors by Viveka Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitby, situated on the North Sea coast is foremost associated with its rich history during the period 1700 to 1914; the early alum industry, James Cook, whaling fleets, fishing, tourism and Victorian jet manufacturing. The town was relatively isolated by land until the coming of the railway, though accessible both locally and internationally by sea, and its geographical situation had substantial implications for transport both at home and abroad. Its population ensured a constant local need for textiles, in earlier years with the manufacture of sailcloth and sails as well as trade in expensive fabrics with other British ports and foreign destinations. Then in the later part of the research period, many hundreds of textile workers were needed for tailoring, dressmaking, drapery and other closely related activities, including laundry. These developments reflected the increasing demand nationwide from the growing middle classes to own more clothes, while Whitby's steady development as a holiday resort during the Victorian period strongly influenced the local drapery trade. So Whitby came to have special social and historical textile needs of its own, as well as obvious similarities to many other towns of similar size. However, up to now the town's rich and complex textile history has been rather unknown, therefore this monograph's collated in depth studies presents a valuable insight into the detailed account of the various trades through numerous archival and visual sources
Staden : dikter och bilder från Helsingfors = Kaupunki : runoja ja kuvia Helsingistä by Bo Carpelan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four songs of travel : for high voice and piano by Filson Young( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, art, works : the authorised biography by Boel Westin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than 20 languages. However, the Moomins were only a part of her prodigious output. Already admired in Nordic art circles as a painter, cartoonist and illustrator, she would go on to write a series of classic novels and short stories. In this meticulously researched, authorised biography, Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Jansson's life
The poet who created herself : selected letters of Edith Södergran by Edith Södergran( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Gregorius
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GregoriusA winter book : selected storiesTravelling lightImago
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